This winners collection celebrates the work of all award 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.
“Muil for “Not for everyone” - Seoul, Korea 2020
This showcase is a start to an ongoing series that explores the diversity and subcultures in Korea. The photographs are the beginning of a larger-scale project, with the purpose to present an album of Korean diversity and the beauty of it. © Marcin Jozefiak
“Alice and Sarah in the family's campervan" - Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland
Part of a six-year documentary project examining the remote communities and altered landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. ‘A Heather Burn’ shows life for those on the cusp of isolation, and the bonds between the people, their animals, and this rugged environment. © Mat Hay
Heun Jung Kim
“Tae Jung and Ha Ru” - Korea
The traditional Korean “Baek-il” party is a centuries-old tradition considered a norm in many Korean households. This signifies a major milestone within the Korean culture of a child’s 100th day after birth because of the high infant mortality during the 18th Century until the Korean War in the 1950s.
This portrait shows double portraiture of my younger sister celebrating this milestone with her daughter dressed in the Hanbok during the COVID-19 pandemic. The photo is an attempt to reflect on the vulnerability of life and the strength of motherhood during these unprecedented times © Heun Jung Kim
“Waterlily harvesting" - Nilgani, West Bengal, India
During the monsoon season, local fishermen work in the wetlands to collect water lilies to sell them at the market for their daily wages. © Shibasish Saha
“Nwunye” (Traditional wedding) - Nigeria
One of the beauties of documenting Nigerian traditional weddings is the display of color. The Igbo people of Nigeria never disappoint when it comes to this aspect. Musicians are playing, ushers are serving and the guests seemed to be having a swell time. The couple was an absolute delight even though they intimidated us with their outfits and exuberance. © Ali Dahiru
“A portrait of a woman in the rain” - California, USA
© Kodiak Greenwood
“Serbia’s Red Gold: Pepper” - Donja Lokosnica, Serbia
An elderly woman prepares threads of red paprika on September 19, 2020 in Donja Lokosnica, Serbia. On average, in this village in the valley of South Morava, out of 280 households, 250 families are engaged in growing this pepper on an area of about 250 hectares, and about 500 tons of ground peppers are produced annually, though depopulation has decreased the number of homes taking part in the tradition. © Vladimir Zivojinovic
“Pioneers” - Pyatigorsk, Russia, 2020
A boy and a girl wearing red neckerchiefs, the symbol of the Young Pioneer Soviet-era organization, play with a horn during a ceremony opening a Russian history interactive museum in Pyatigorsk, Russia. © Eduard Korniyenko
Portrait of my mother - From "EHA" series
"EHA is a series of portraits of my mother, portrayed in a series of unusual situations, poses, and attire. Eha was born in Estonia in 1950. Widowed, suffering from epilepsy, and lacking great command of English, Eha stayed tightly involved in our lives. In 2015 Eha began to suffer from depression. Life became bleaker. Something had to be done. I came up with a plan to give her something new to focus on, beyond her new procession of doctor’s appointments and medications. The ‘EHA’ project was born." © Sirli Raitma
“Winter customs” - Varatic, Moldova
Boys from the village of Varatic in the Republic of Moldova, are caroling with horses during the day before New Year - 31 December 2019 © Maria Gutu
– Theme: People Photography / Competition Judge: Peter DiCampo
Crossing borders, spanning cultures, and traversing the most remote corners of the world: the People Photography Award celebrates the diverse beauty of humanity.
We are delighted to present the images of 10 visual artists whose work shows an exceptional level of talents: Congratulations to the winners and finalists!
Join us over on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we’ll be sharing all our favorite images from the competition. Congratulations to all the talented photographers who made it to the final!
1ST PRIZE: Marcin Jozefiak
“The caption says that this is the beginning of a series, and I can’t wait to see the rest. This photograph is subservice in its softness; an exploration of Korean subcultures and thus its diversity, and this person, who may exude a toughness in other settings, is shown with vulnerability and humanity. The muted tones, the slight pop of the person being photographed from the background, the crossed arms and head in repose, all add to the success and intimacy of this photograph.” — Peter DiCampo
2ND PRIZE: Mat Hay
“This is one of those rare photographs in which everything comes together. We notice first the light, the expressions. We look closer and see the feather boa around her head, and how it swirls down the frame continues into the blanket and all the way to the floor. There is simultaneously a sense of these two girls being rooted in place and, at the same time, a sense of magic as the two girls seem to be both living in a dream and themselves dreaming. As the viewer, we learn about their lives through the photograph and are also left wanting to know everything else about their lives that the photograph cannot tell us.” — Peter DiCampo
3RD PRIZE: Heun Jung Kim
“As befits the finest portraiture, Heun Jung Kim’s exquisite depiction is characterized by a remarkable sensitivity and perspicacity, along with a masterful comprehension of light and form. Perfectly capturing the intricate, textural beauty of the subjects brightly-hued ‘Hanbok’ attire, and the mother’s quiet maternal pride and strength, this tender image serves as an utterly compelling representation of Korea’s enduring cultural heritage, and as a powerful symbol of hope amongst the tumult and abnormality of our world today.“ – The Independent Photographer Editors
Peter DiCampo is an American photographer, writer, and editor whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa.
He is a co-founder of Everyday Africa and its resultant nonprofit, The Everyday Projects. The Instagram-based projects that have blossomed into global phenomenons, and he is a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops on media stereotypes and the promotion of localized storytelling. He is a 2019 Stanford JSK Journalism Fellow.
Open to All Photography
Be part of a vibrant community: The competition award is a unique opportunity to gain exposure and provides a platform to celebrate the very best of contemporary photography.
THEME: BLACK & WHITE Deadline: 30 November 2020
Street photography, fashion, portrait, conceptual, landscape, documentary: regardless of genres, this month we want to celebrate all the beauty and wealth of black & white images and we encourage photographers working across all genres to share with us their best monochromatic work!
Enter now and show us what you got!
1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400