TRAVEL Awards August 2019


  • Fishing Nets Drying in the sun in Xiapu, Fujian province, China Photography by Claire Tan

    Winning Photographer Claire Tan

    Winning Photographer Claire Tan

    "Fishing Nets Drying in the sun"
    Xiapu, Fujian province, China © Claire Tan
  • Man jumping in Water photography by Germán Rodriguez Laverde

    Second Prize Germán Rodriguez Laverde

    Second Prize Germán Rodriguez Laverde

    "Thirst for freedom" - Colombia
    © Germán Rodriguez Laverde
  • A fisherman entering the maze of fishing cages

    Third Prize Hilda Champion

    Third Prize Hilda Champion

    "Into the Maze" - Fujian Province, China
    A fisherman entering the maze of fishing cages. © Hilda Champion
  • Finalist Carlos Antonorsi

    Finalist Carlos Antonorsi

    "Guajiros"
    In Cuba, people who live on the countryside and work the land are usually referred to as "Guajiros". I spent a day with a guajiro family, which has been working the land for over 4 generations in the valley of Viñales, an area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, traditional techniques are still in use for agricultural production, particularly of tobacco. © Carlos Antonorsi
  • Tshechu Festival - Bhutan an annual religious Bhutanese festivals held in each district or dzongkhag of Bhutan on the tenth day of a month of the lunar Tibetan calendar.

    Finalist Stuart Chape

    Finalist Stuart Chape

    "Tshechu Festival" - Bhutan. ‘Tshechu’ are annual religious Bhutanese festivals held in each district or dzongkhag of Bhutan on the tenth day of a month of the lunar Tibetan calendar. © Stuart Chape
  • Fixing Fishing Nets in Vietnam

    Finalist Luis Maria Barrio

    Finalist Luis Maria Barrio

    "Fixing Nets" - Vietnam
    © Luis Maria Barrio
  • Geisha in Japan Color Photography by Anoush Abrar

    Finalist Anoush Abrar

    Finalist Anoush Abrar

    "Five Maikos" From series “White Mask”
    "Geisha are a symbol of Japanese culture, instantly recognizable around the world. Several trips to Japan, a lot of negotiation and a close relation with the right people were necessary to finally be allowed into this mystical and secret world, exclusively reserved to the elite.
    For this series I wanted to transposed my western visual culture on Japanese culture by playing with shadow and light, often pictorially. The project is still in progress." © Anoush Abrar
  • A young Buddhist monk is looking at hot air balloons taking off at sunrise

    Finalist Iñigo Bravo Saez

    Finalist Iñigo Bravo Saez

    "Little Buddha" - Plain of Bagan, Myanmar
    A young Buddhist monk is looking at hot air balloons taking off at sunrise © Iñigo Bravo Saez
  • Stormy weather in the Italian Alps, April 2019

    Finalist Matteo Garzonio

    Finalist Matteo Garzonio

    "Sturm und Drang"
    Stormy weather in the Italian Alps, April 2019 © Matteo Garzonio
  • Young monks learning during an evening schooling at their local temple in Myanmar.

    Finalist Thi Ha Maung

    Finalist Thi Ha Maung

    "Teaching and learning at night" - Myanmar
    Young monks learning during an evening schooling at their local temple in Myanmar. © Thi Ha Maung

Finalists

First Prize: Claire Tan

“What first caught my attention, and ultimately deemed this image as first place, is the poetic composition and interesting symmetry taking place. The harmonious color scheme, with the pop of red in the bucket really works well for this photo. The movement of the image suggests that a gentle breeze was happening, and almost makes me feel like I was there when this photograph was made.” – Steve McCurry

Second Prize: German Rodriguez Laverde

“For me this image is a close second place, it takes me back to times that I’ve photographed on water. The water seems to help create spontaneous moments to be captured. This whimsical instant within an interesting landscape particularly caught my attention.” – Steve McCurry

3rd Prize: Hilda Champion

“A perfectly balanced composition delicately guiding our eye from the man’s wooden canoe and red basket into the maze. The higher viewpoint gives a marvellous sens of the surrounding and peacefulness of the environment. The colors and man made fishing cages appear as if a painter had long reflected on them and carefully drew each stroke. A beautiful scene making us feel that we too, are in China” – The Independent Photographer Editors

© Azim Khan Ronnie

Current Theme:
OPEN CALL Deadline: 2 January 2020

Regardless of genres, this month we encourage all photographers to share with us their best images. Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: there are no boundaries and you are free to submit any kind of work.

We want you to challenge us and respond to the theme in as many inventive ways as you can imagine: Edit carefully and show us what you’ve got!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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