Travel Award 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

Jury's Feedback

  • Steve McCurry

    Judged by: Steve McCurry

    Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for over three decades and has created a unique collection of work featuring some of the most famous images of our time. McCurry’s work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl so powerful.

    With countless exhibitions around the world to his name, he has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo.

    McCurry has published over a dozen books including The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), Afghanistan (2017), and A Life in Pictures (2018).

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Current Theme:
Open Call Deadline: 31 August 2021

Portrait, documentary, fashion, landscape, fine art, street, conceptual, and more: this summer your work may fall into any category and we invite all photographers to share their best images!⁠

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!


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