Congratulations to photographer Jatuporn Pateepaparnee who’s image won the competition!
– Theme: Street Photography / Competition Judge: Alan Schaller
From candid and unexpected street situations to meticulous geometric scenes within the urban sphere: We were looking for photographers finding those spontaneous and fleeting moments and are immensely to proud to present the work of 10 international and talented artists!
First Prize: Jatuporn Pateepaparnee
“I really enjoy this photograph. It is one of those images where we witness the ‘eureka’ moment in the photographer’s mind. Whether it was a scene the photographer anticipated, or reacted quickly to, it required an instinctive use of light, framing and timing.
The luminous orange gloves stick out and draw the eye precisely where it is meant to. It has rendered an entirely ordinary and mundane scene into something special. It requires no caption, and doesn’t rely on a larger series to validate it as an interesting image.” – Alan Schaller
Second Prize: Issaret Chalermsopone
“Humour is one of the hardest qualities to impart effectively in a photograph. The angle and perspective employed by the photographer emphasises the absurdity of the scene. I enjoy when photographs of animals convey as much about humans as photographs of people.” – Alan Schaller
Honorary Mention: Edas Wong
“Everything that is visible hides something that is invisible” – Renee Magritte
There is nothing as mysterious as an image with a secret. Here the composition offers a half reflected world under a cloudy and stormy weather. The soft colors of the coastal waters meet a dense urban environment where the figure of a single man stands alone above red ground, in the reflection of a glass window. A subtle and poetic urban scene with natural elements blending with the modern world.”– The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: Alan Schaller
Alan Schaller is a British photojournalist and street photographer based in London. With an emphasis on black and white photography, Alan’s images depict moments conveying the realities and diversities of human life.
Drawn to geometric scenes as well as vivid light and shadow, he has worked and traveled around the world to places such as Africa, The Middle East, The USA, Australia and much of Asia and Europe.
Over the years his work has been featured and published in magazines such as The Financial Times, Time Out, Buzzfeed, The Independent and The Metro.
Last year Alan co-founded the Street Photography International (SPi) collective, dedicated to promoting and curating the best work in the genre.