Theme: Street Photography / Competition Judge: Martin Parr
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!
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1ST PRIZE: Andrei Furnea
“Very good street scene with everyone well positioned. I like the kid looking around at you with the knowing glance. Most times people looking at the camera can ruin it, but this just seems to work well.”— Martin Parr
2ND PRIZE: Bego Amare
“Nice arrangement, with everything well positioned. The arm from the car is echoed with the arm of the cart. The two guys on the left are terrific.” — Martin Parr
3RD PRIZE: Sudeep Lal
“A compelling image, framed tightly to immerse viewers in the scene. It showcases the essential elements of street photography: dexterity and perceptivity, along with a keen sense of color and composition, providing a sense of intimate charm that draws in the viewer.” – The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: Martin Parr
Martin Parr is one of the most iconic contemporary photographers. A true chronicler of our age, he is known for his iconic photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical, and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world.
Parr has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1994 and was President from 2013 – 2017, he has had around 40 solo photobooks published and has featured in around 80 exhibitions worldwide. Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals and was invited as artistic director of the 2004 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles.