– Theme: Street Photography / Competition Judge: Nikos Economopoulos
The Street Photography Competition aims to celebrate and reward photographers 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: Sasikumar Ramachandran – 2ND PRIZE: Dimpy Bhalotia
“What makes an image stand out is a combination of content and form: what it shows, and how it shows it. What makes an image not only stand out but also leave a mark on those who view it, is a visual event, something that goes beyond the image itself, that transcends its borders and that cannot easily be described in words. It is a very particular strand that stems from a unique place that each photographer carries inside – The two images I have selected, have a portion of that.” – Nikos Economopoulos
3RD PRIZE: Patrik Bergström
“Timing is (almost) everything and what we have here is a carefully composed moving still underlining the photographer’s intuition. By choosing a precise point of view and recognising the photographic possibilities of a seemingly banal moment; All elements and distinct narratives eventually connected by a meticulous framing, one single photograph telling multiple stories with agility: A perfect street shot.” – The Independent Photographer Editors
Judged by: Nikos Economopoulos
A member of Magnum Photos since 1990, Nikos Economopoulos has received several awards for his work in the Balkans and Turkey and he is the author of two books.
In his images, we discover countries that are not so distant from Western Europe but in which time seems to stand still. Thanks to his sense of composition and space, his subjects do not seem out of place, even in barren and seemingly endless landscapes. His pictures are powerful and full of warmth, but never cute.
Economopoulos regularly teach and work around the world, in the context of his long-term On The Road project.