– Theme: Street Photography / Competition Judge: Bruce Gilden
The Street Photography Competition aims to celebrate and reward photographers for being best at observing and recording life on the streets.
Whether the subject was your own urban environment or as you explored other territories and cultures: We were looking for those spontaneous and fleeting moments and it is our great pleasure to present the work of these incredibly talented artists!
1ST PRIZE: Davide Albani
“To me, this photograph tells stories, and the main one is told by the older woman pointing: she looks like a sorceress who is about to cast a spell on the land; Photographs like this one are not easy to do and even if this one is not perfect, I think the photographer has done a very good job.” — Bruce Gilden
2ND PRIZE: Valentine de Villemeur
“I thought that this photograph could have been a scene in the film Au Revoir Les Enfants by Louis Malle. I didn’t like the film but this image has an old fashioned feel to it that I like, and the photographer captured the moment by placing herself at the right spot to achieve the result.” — Bruce Gilden
3RD PRIZE: Francesco Gioia
“Tight framing, excellent timing, and a painters-eye for color synergize to engender an arresting, theatrical composition, rich in texture and tone, that immediately brings to mind the work of street photography icons, Martin Parr, and competition judge Bruce Gilden“ – The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: Bruce Gilden
A member of Magnum Photos since 1998, Bruce Gilden is one of the most iconic street photographers of our time. Known for his graphic and often confrontational close-ups made using flash.
Gilden has received many awards and grants for his work, including National Endowments for the Arts fellowships and 2013 a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Since the seventies, his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world.