Michael Meissner

Competition Winners

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This collection celebrates the work of all winning photographers capturing life in its most vivid forms. These unique and international artists constitute the best of the photographic scene and we are very proud to share their work.



Theme: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY February 2019

  • Winning Photographer Manuel Armenis

    Winning Photographer Manuel Armenis

    Title: 'Red Jacket' - From the series 'Lone stars'⁣ © Manuel Armenis
  • Second Prize Seungwook Lee

    Second Prize Seungwook Lee

    Title: 'The Paharganj Three-way intersection' - New Delhi, India⁣
    Paharganj, and particularly its primary thoroughfare Main Bazar, is a bustling backpacker enclave full of budget guest houses and tiny shops selling everything from hippie clothes to incense. There’s a mix of casual bakeries, no-nonsense eateries serving classic Indian dishes, and rooftop restaurants whose menus feature global fare like pasta and falafel. Nearby New Delhi station is a major railway hub.⁣ © Seungwook Lee
  • Third Prize Andrea Torrei

    Third Prize Andrea Torrei

    Title: 'Woman carrying a sewing machine' - Cape Coast, Ghana 2018⁣ © Andrea Torrei
  • Finalist Max Sturgeon

    Finalist Max Sturgeon

    Title: 'Man caring egg crates' - Dhaka, Bangladesh⁣ © Max Sturgeon
  • Finalist Marci Lindsay

    Finalist Marci Lindsay

    Title: 'Business Trip' - Amtrak Station⁣, Wilmington, Delaware US⁣ © Marci Lindsay
  • Finalist Joshua K. Jackson

    Finalist Joshua K. Jackson

    Title: 'Late Night Coffee' - London, United Kingdom⁣ © Joshua K. Jackson
  • Finalist Grant Moxley

    Finalist Grant Moxley

    Title: Color Match - Cincinnati, Ohio US⁣ © Grant Moxley
  • Finalist Fernando Leal

    Finalist Fernando Leal

    Title: 'The Omnipresence of Cellphones' - Széchenyi thermal bath, Budapest, Hungary⁣ © Fernando Leal
  • Finalist Sébastien Durand

    Finalist Sébastien Durand

    Title: 'Bowels of the city' - Paris, France⁣ © Sébastien Durand
  • Finalist Roland Groebe

    Finalist Roland Groebe

    Title: 'Syracuse' - Sicily, Italy⁣ © Roland Groebe

Finalists

– 1st Prize: Manuel Armenis

“ This image looks like a Mondrian painting. The shadows and the lit walls draw the viewing in as well as the fabulous pop of red. I like a shot that incorporates signage. The girl is in great position with a shadow on her back as well – All in all a very successful street photograph.” – Cheryl Dunn

– 2nd Prize: Seungwook Lee

“I generally don’t like to rely on double exposure for a good picture, but this went the extra mile with a triple. This works great to convey the frenetic energy of the streets in Indian cities. The street to building horizon line stays consistent which is well thought out and I love the color pallet. I have been to India many times and this is really the way the streets make me feel. Well done.” – Cheryl Dunn

– 3rd Prize: Andrea Torrei

“Capturing a candid street scene is always a challenge. The photographer’s eye must stay alert while remaining discreet, allowing things to unfold naturally, forever observant and anticipating life. For a particular combination of light, movement, color or shadow is only ephemeral; An instant to hopefully capture the beauty of daily life, the memory of a time and place and the humanity of a moment.” – The Independent Photographer Editors

Yolanta Mazur
© Yolanta Mazur

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THEME: EMERGING TALENT Deadline: 31 March 2019

We are looking for the best upcoming photographers of all ages, background and working in all photographic fields.

Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, fashion... There are no boundaries and we want you to release your creativity in as many inventive ways as you can imagine!

*FREE ENTRY* // To give EVERY photographer a chance to join the competition we are exceptionally waiving fees for anyone who enters a single image!⁣


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

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