67 Of The Best Travel Photos Of 2018

67 Of The Best Travel Photos Of 2018

2016 and 2017 treated us with quite a few breathtaking travel photography shots, and 2018 is no exception. The jury of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have just announced their winners, and they perfectly portray the beautiful diversity of our colorful world. Photographers from 142 countries submitted more than 20,000 entrants to the competition, but only one took home the grand prize. Stefano Pensotti was named the Travel Photographer of the Year for his stunning portfolio of eight photographs, depicting how ordinary citizens engaged with their surroundings across several different continents. Scroll down to check out the rest of the winners.

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Travel Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy

Image credits: Stefano Pensotti

Stefano Pensotti started taking photo when he was a child, stealing the camera of his older brother. At the age of 14, he began to learn the techniques of the darkroom, exploring the alchemy of the process of development and printing in black and white. There followed years of assiduous attendance of the photographic environments of Milan, stories, authors and galleries that deeply mark his photography as both linguistic and conceptual. Photography become the reason for traveling, his second big passion. After exploring all aspects of photography and traveling he started to deal with geographic reportage.

A Masters in Business Training brought him collaboration with a corporate training company and the tools to understand cultures and people, essential skills for reportage photography. He is a semi-professional photographer, his involvement with the training company allowing him time for photography and traveling. He has travelled in over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Travel Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy

Image credits: Stefano Pensotti

Stefano Pensotti started taking photo when he was a child, stealing the camera of his older brother. At the age of 14, he began to learn the techniques of the darkroom, exploring the alchemy of the process of development and printing in black and white. There followed years of assiduous attendance of the photographic environments of Milan, stories, authors and galleries that deeply mark his photography as both linguistic and conceptual. Photography become the reason for traveling, his second big passion. After exploring all aspects of photography and traveling he started to deal with geographic reportage.

A Masters in Business Training brought him collaboration with a corporate training company and the tools to understand cultures and people, essential skills for reportage photography. He is a semi-professional photographer, his involvement with the training company allowing him time for photography and traveling. He has travelled in over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Travel Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy

Image credits: Stefano Pensotti

Stefano Pensotti started taking photo when he was a child, stealing the camera of his older brother. At the age of 14, he began to learn the techniques of the darkroom, exploring the alchemy of the process of development and printing in black and white. There followed years of assiduous attendance of the photographic environments of Milan, stories, authors and galleries that deeply mark his photography as both linguistic and conceptual. Photography become the reason for traveling, his second big passion. After exploring all aspects of photography and traveling he started to deal with geographic reportage.

A Masters in Business Training brought him collaboration with a corporate training company and the tools to understand cultures and people, essential skills for reportage photography. He is a semi-professional photographer, his involvement with the training company allowing him time for photography and traveling. He has travelled in over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Travel Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy

Image credits: Stefano Pensotti

Stefano Pensotti started taking photo when he was a child, stealing the camera of his older brother. At the age of 14, he began to learn the techniques of the darkroom, exploring the alchemy of the process of development and printing in black and white. There followed years of assiduous attendance of the photographic environments of Milan, stories, authors and galleries that deeply mark his photography as both linguistic and conceptual. Photography become the reason for traveling, his second big passion. After exploring all aspects of photography and traveling he started to deal with geographic reportage.

A Masters in Business Training brought him collaboration with a corporate training company and the tools to understand cultures and people, essential skills for reportage photography. He is a semi-professional photographer, his involvement with the training company allowing him time for photography and traveling. He has travelled in over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Travel Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy

Image credits: Stefano Pensotti

Stefano Pensotti started taking photo when he was a child, stealing the camera of his older brother. At the age of 14, he began to learn the techniques of the darkroom, exploring the alchemy of the process of development and printing in black and white. There followed years of assiduous attendance of the photographic environments of Milan, stories, authors and galleries that deeply mark his photography as both linguistic and conceptual. Photography become the reason for traveling, his second big passion. After exploring all aspects of photography and traveling he started to deal with geographic reportage.

A Masters in Business Training brought him collaboration with a corporate training company and the tools to understand cultures and people, essential skills for reportage photography. He is a semi-professional photographer, his involvement with the training company allowing him time for photography and traveling. He has travelled in over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Travel Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy

Image credits: Stefano Pensotti

Stefano Pensotti started taking photo when he was a child, stealing the camera of his older brother. At the age of 14, he began to learn the techniques of the darkroom, exploring the alchemy of the process of development and printing in black and white. There followed years of assiduous attendance of the photographic environments of Milan, stories, authors and galleries that deeply mark his photography as both linguistic and conceptual. Photography become the reason for traveling, his second big passion. After exploring all aspects of photography and traveling he started to deal with geographic reportage.

A Masters in Business Training brought him collaboration with a corporate training company and the tools to understand cultures and people, essential skills for reportage photography. He is a semi-professional photographer, his involvement with the training company allowing him time for photography and traveling. He has travelled in over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Travel Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy

Image credits: Stefano Pensotti

Stefano Pensotti started taking photo when he was a child, stealing the camera of his older brother. At the age of 14, he began to learn the techniques of the darkroom, exploring the alchemy of the process of development and printing in black and white. There followed years of assiduous attendance of the photographic environments of Milan, stories, authors and galleries that deeply mark his photography as both linguistic and conceptual. Photography become the reason for traveling, his second big passion. After exploring all aspects of photography and traveling he started to deal with geographic reportage.

A Masters in Business Training brought him collaboration with a corporate training company and the tools to understand cultures and people, essential skills for reportage photography. He is a semi-professional photographer, his involvement with the training company allowing him time for photography and traveling. He has travelled in over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Travel Photographer of the Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy

Image credits: Stefano Pensotti

Stefano Pensotti started taking photo when he was a child, stealing the camera of his older brother. At the age of 14, he began to learn the techniques of the darkroom, exploring the alchemy of the process of development and printing in black and white. There followed years of assiduous attendance of the photographic environments of Milan, stories, authors and galleries that deeply mark his photography as both linguistic and conceptual. Photography become the reason for traveling, his second big passion. After exploring all aspects of photography and traveling he started to deal with geographic reportage.

A Masters in Business Training brought him collaboration with a corporate training company and the tools to understand cultures and people, essential skills for reportage photography. He is a semi-professional photographer, his involvement with the training company allowing him time for photography and traveling. He has travelled in over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Young Travel Photographer of the Year, Winner, Isabella Smith, United States

Image credits: Isabella Smith

14 year-old Isabella Smith lives in Collierville, a small town in Tennessee. Throughout her life, she has always had a problem doing well in school because she has a hard time focusing in any subject. But since the first time she held a camera when she was about 8, she discovered it is one of the only things she could concentrate on for a long time. She can even read about photography for a long time.

Isabella was recently diagnosed with ADD with some dyslexia and realised that, while she had a hard time using words to tell stories, she could do a much better job telling a story with photos. She was lucky enough to go to Morocco last year and wanted to tell stories of the places she visited through her photography.

Young Travel Photographer of the Year, Winner, Isabella Smith, United States

Image credits: Isabella Smith

14 year-old Isabella Smith lives in Collierville, a small town in Tennessee. Throughout her life, she has always had a problem doing well in school because she has a hard time focusing in any subject. But since the first time she held a camera when she was about 8, she discovered it is one of the only things she could concentrate on for a long time. She can even read about photography for a long time.

Isabella was recently diagnosed with ADD with some dyslexia and realised that, while she had a hard time using words to tell stories, she could do a much better job telling a story with photos. She was lucky enough to go to Morocco last year and wanted to tell stories of the places she visited through her photography.

Young Travel Photographer of the Year, Winner, Isabella Smith, United States

Image credits: Isabella Smith

14 year-old Isabella Smith lives in Collierville, a small town in Tennessee. Throughout her life, she has always had a problem doing well in school because she has a hard time focusing in any subject. But since the first time she held a camera when she was about 8, she discovered it is one of the only things she could concentrate on for a long time. She can even read about photography for a long time.

Isabella was recently diagnosed with ADD with some dyslexia and realised that, while she had a hard time using words to tell stories, she could do a much better job telling a story with photos. She was lucky enough to go to Morocco last year and wanted to tell stories of the places she visited through her photography.

Young Travel Photographer of the Year, Winner, Isabella Smith, United States

Image credits: Isabella Smith

14 year-old Isabella Smith lives in Collierville, a small town in Tennessee. Throughout her life, she has always had a problem doing well in school because she has a hard time focusing in any subject. But since the first time she held a camera when she was about 8, she discovered it is one of the only things she could concentrate on for a long time. She can even read about photography for a long time.

Isabella was recently diagnosed with ADD with some dyslexia and realised that, while she had a hard time using words to tell stories, she could do a much better job telling a story with photos. She was lucky enough to go to Morocco last year and wanted to tell stories of the places she visited through her photography.

Young TPOTY 14 and under, Winner, Daniel Kurian, Australia

Image credits: Daniel Kurian

Daniel Kurian is a 12 year-old who lives in Perth, Western Australia. He currently attends Year 6 in primary school in Harrisdale, WA. He started taking an interest in photography when he was around 7 years old, though his parents admit that they didn’t give it much attention until 2017, when they noticed that he was capturing subjects which neither of them would have even thought of. Later that year, he was fortunate to attend a photography workshop conducted at school by a teacher and a member of office staff who are photography enthusiasts. That kick-started his drive for photography, and he loves experimenting with manual mode, different shutter speeds and different light.

Young TPOTY 14 and under, Winner, Daniel Kurian, Australia

Image credits: Daniel Kurian

Daniel Kurian is a 12 year-old who lives in Perth, Western Australia. He currently attends Year 6 in primary school in Harrisdale, WA. He started taking an interest in photography when he was around 7 years old, though his parents admit that they didn’t give it much attention until 2017, when they noticed that he was capturing subjects which neither of them would have even thought of. Later that year, he was fortunate to attend a photography workshop conducted at school by a teacher and a member of office staff who are photography enthusiasts. That kick-started his drive for photography, and he loves experimenting with manual mode, different shutter speeds and different light.

Young TPOTY 14 and under, Winner, Daniel Kurian, Australia

Image credits: Daniel Kurian

Daniel Kurian is a 12 year-old who lives in Perth, Western Australia. He currently attends Year 6 in primary school in Harrisdale, WA. He started taking an interest in photography when he was around 7 years old, though his parents admit that they didn’t give it much attention until 2017, when they noticed that he was capturing subjects which neither of them would have even thought of. Later that year, he was fortunate to attend a photography workshop conducted at school by a teacher and a member of office staff who are photography enthusiasts. That kick-started his drive for photography, and he loves experimenting with manual mode, different shutter speeds and different light.

Young TPOTY 14 and under, Winner, Daniel Kurian, Australia

Image credits: Daniel Kurian

Daniel Kurian is a 12 year-old who lives in Perth, Western Australia. He currently attends Year 6 in primary school in Harrisdale, WA. He started taking an interest in photography when he was around 7 years old, though his parents admit that they didn’t give it much attention until 2017, when they noticed that he was capturing subjects which neither of them would have even thought of. Later that year, he was fortunate to attend a photography workshop conducted at school by a teacher and a member of office staff who are photography enthusiasts. That kick-started his drive for photography, and he loves experimenting with manual mode, different shutter speeds and different light.

Young TPOTY 14 and Under, Runner-up, Tevin Kim, United States

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Young TPOTY 14 and Under, Runner-up, Tevin Kim, United States

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Young TPOTY 14 and Under, Runner-up, Tevin Kim, United States

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Young TPOTY 14 and Under, Runner-up, Tevin Kim, United States

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Young TPOTY 15-18, Winner, Fardin Oyan, Bangladesh

Image credits: Fardin Oyan

16 year-old Fardin Oyan lives in Bangladesh and is currently studying in 11th grade at college. He had a keen interest in technical gadgets since his early childhood, and was particularly interested in cameras because photography never grew old as computer games did. When he was in 7th grade, he convinced his father to buy him a compact camera which was worth a little above a hundred USD. He can clearly remember the first snap he took – two sparrows just outside his window: “I was so happy that I can’t describe that moment in words. The camera felt like a magical box to me. After that moment, I decided to take the path of photography seriously and now photography has become the part and parcel of my life.”

Young TPOTY 15-18, Winner, Fardin Oyan, Bangladesh

Image credits: Fardin Oyan

16 year-old Fardin Oyan lives in Bangladesh and is currently studying in 11th grade at college. He had a keen interest in technical gadgets since his early childhood, and was particularly interested in cameras because photography never grew old as computer games did. When he was in 7th grade, he convinced his father to buy him a compact camera which was worth a little above a hundred USD. He can clearly remember the first snap he took – two sparrows just outside his window: “I was so happy that I can’t describe that moment in words. The camera felt like a magical box to me. After that moment, I decided to take the path of photography seriously and now photography has become the part and parcel of my life.”

Young TPOTY 15-18, Winner, Fardin Oyan, Bangladesh

Image credits: Fardin Oyan

16 year-old Fardin Oyan lives in Bangladesh and is currently studying in 11th grade at college. He had a keen interest in technical gadgets since his early childhood, and was particularly interested in cameras because photography never grew old as computer games did. When he was in 7th grade, he convinced his father to buy him a compact camera which was worth a little above a hundred USD. He can clearly remember the first snap he took – two sparrows just outside his window: “I was so happy that I can’t describe that moment in words. The camera felt like a magical box to me. After that moment, I decided to take the path of photography seriously and now photography has become the part and parcel of my life.”

Young TPOTY 15-18, Winner, Fardin Oyan, Bangladesh

Image credits: Fardin Oyan

16 year-old Fardin Oyan lives in Bangladesh and is currently studying in 11th grade at college. He had a keen interest in technical gadgets since his early childhood, and was particularly interested in cameras because photography never grew old as computer games did. When he was in 7th grade, he convinced his father to buy him a compact camera which was worth a little above a hundred USD. He can clearly remember the first snap he took – two sparrows just outside his window: “I was so happy that I can’t describe that moment in words. The camera felt like a magical box to me. After that moment, I decided to take the path of photography seriously and now photography has become the part and parcel of my life.”

Young TPOTY 15-18 , Runner-up, Katherine Kosmicki, United States

Image credits: Katherine Kosmicki

Young TPOTY 15-18 , Runner-up, Katherine Kosmicki, United States

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Young TPOTY 15-18 , Runner-up, Katherine Kosmicki, United States

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Young TPOTY 15-18 , Runner-up, Katherine Kosmicki, United States

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Young TPOTY 15-18, Runner-up, Zijie Gong , China

Image credits: Zijie Gong

Young TPOTY 15-18, Runner-up, Zijie Gong , China

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Young TPOTY 15-18, Runner-up, Zijie Gong , China

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Young TPOTY 15-18, Runner-up, Zijie Gong , China

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Faces, People, Cultures, Winner, Marinka Masséus, Netherlands

Image credits: Marinka Masséus

After finishing her MBA, the Photo Academy in Amsterdam stimulated Masséus to channel her concepts and feelings into images.

Marinka’s photography revolves around people. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work.

Her work has been exhibited and published around the world.

Faces, People, Cultures, Winner, Marinka Masséus, Netherlands

Image credits: Marinka Masséus

After finishing her MBA, the Photo Academy in Amsterdam stimulated Masséus to channel her concepts and feelings into images.

Marinka’s photography revolves around people. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work.

Her work has been exhibited and published around the world.

Faces, People, Cultures, Winner, Marinka Masséus, Netherlands

Image credits: Marinka Masséus

After finishing her MBA, the Photo Academy in Amsterdam stimulated Masséus to channel her concepts and feelings into images.

Marinka’s photography revolves around people. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work.

Her work has been exhibited and published around the world.

Faces, People, Cultures, Winner, Marinka Masséus, Netherlands

Image credits: Marinka Masséus

After finishing her MBA, the Photo Academy in Amsterdam stimulated Masséus to channel her concepts and feelings into images.

Marinka’s photography revolves around people. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work.

Her work has been exhibited and published around the world.

Faces, People, Cultures, Runner-up, Tom Law, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures, Runner-up, Tom Law, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures, Runner-up, Tom Law, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures, Runner-up, Tom Law, United Kingdom

Image credits: Tom Law

Faces, People, Cultures, Highly Commended, Tariq Zaidi, United Kingdom

Image credits: Tariq Zaidi

Faces, People, Cultures, Highly Commended, Tariq Zaidi, United Kingdom

Image credits: Tariq Zaidi

Faces, People, Cultures, Highly Commended, Tariq Zaidi, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures, Highly Commended, Tariq Zaidi, United Kingdom

Image credits: Tariq Zaidi

Faces, People, Cultures, Commended, Sue O’Connell, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures, Commended, Sue O’Connell, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures, Commended, Sue O’Connell, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures, Commended, Sue O’Connell, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures – Winner, Best Single Image, Danny Yen Sin Wong, Malaysia

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Faces, People, Culture – Special Mention, Ben McRae, Australia

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Faces People Cultures – Special Mention, Robin Yong, Malaysia

Image credits: Robin Yong

Faces, People, Cultures – Special Mention, Vladimir Alekseev, Russian Federation

Image credits: Vladimir Alekseev

Faces, People, Cultures – Special Mention, Edmond Terakopian, United Kingdom

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Faces, People, Cultures – Special Mention, Robin Yong, Malaysia

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Faces, People, Cultures – Special Mention, Adriaan Devillé, Belgium

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Winner, Natural World, Javier Herranz Casellas, Spain

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“So I just take pictures and enjoy it. I lose myself in travelling and exploring new countries with their mountains, peoples and customs, exploring new natural settings and discovering the unknown, letting myself go, capturing whatever I come across that catches my eye, whether it be flora, fauna or a charming setting, which I then interpret through my own experience and mood and I frame to immortalise in a small fragment that I can share with everybody else.”

Winner, Natural World, Javier Herranz Casellas, Spain

Image credits: Javier Herranz Casellas

“So I just take pictures and enjoy it. I lose myself in travelling and exploring new countries with their mountains, peoples and customs, exploring new natural settings and discovering the unknown, letting myself go, capturing whatever I come across that catches my eye, whether it be flora, fauna or a charming setting, which I then interpret through my own experience and mood and I frame to immortalise in a small fragment that I can share with everybody else.”

Winner, Natural World, Javier Herranz Casellas, Spain

Image credits: Javier Herranz Casellas

“So I just take pictures and enjoy it. I lose myself in travelling and exploring new countries with their mountains, peoples and customs, exploring new natural settings and discovering the unknown, letting myself go, capturing whatever I come across that catches my eye, whether it be flora, fauna or a charming setting, which I then interpret through my own experience and mood and I frame to immortalise in a small fragment that I can share with everybody else.”

Winner, Natural World, Javier Herranz Casellas, Spain

Image credits: Javier Herranz Casellas

“So I just take pictures and enjoy it. I lose myself in travelling and exploring new countries with their mountains, peoples and customs, exploring new natural settings and discovering the unknown, letting myself go, capturing whatever I come across that catches my eye, whether it be flora, fauna or a charming setting, which I then interpret through my own experience and mood and I frame to immortalise in a small fragment that I can share with everybody else.”

Natural World – Runner-up, Fuyang Zhou, China

Image credits: Fuyang Zhou

Natural World – Runner-up, Fuyang Zhou, China

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Natural World – Runner-up, Fuyang Zhou, China

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Natural World – Runner-up, Fuyang Zhou, China

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Natural World – Highly Commended, Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

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Natural World – Highly Commended, Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

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Natural World – Highly Commended, Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

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Natural World – Highly Commended, Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

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Natural World – Commended, Ignacio Palacios, Spain

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Natural World – Commended, Ignacio Palacios, Spain

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Natural World – Commended, Ignacio Palacios, Spain

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Natural World – Commended, Ignacio Palacios, Spain

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Natural World – Winner, Best Single Image, Florent Mamelle, France

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Natural World, Special Mention, Petar Sabol, Croatia

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Natural World, Special Mention, Antwan Janssen, Netherlands

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Natural World, Special Mention, Tom Schlesinger, Israel

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Natural World, Special Mention, Yong Miao, China

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Natural World,Special Mention, Roie Galitz, Israel

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Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia

Image credits: Matjaz Krivic

Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia

Image credits: Matjaz Krivic

Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia

Image credits: Matjaz Krivic

Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia

Image credits: Matjaz Krivic

Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia

Image credits: Matjaz Krivic

Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia

Image credits: Matjaz Krivic

Matjaz Krivic is a documentary photographer capturing stories of people and places. For 25 years he has covered the face of the earth in his intense, personal and aesthetically moving style that has won him several prestigious awards, including World Press Photo in 2016.

He has portrayed poor parts of the world characterised by traditions, social unrest and religious devotion. His photographs sensitively reflect the images of the marginal word – the voices of the neglected. Because of the artist’s directness and respect for individuals, the people photographed are spontaneous, natural and open.Their ‘soul’ is captured and the viewer is encouraged to observe and think.

Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia

Image credits: Matjaz Krivic

Matjaz Krivic is a documentary photographer capturing stories of people and places. For 25 years he has covered the face of the earth in his intense, personal and aesthetically moving style that has won him several prestigious awards, including World Press Photo in 2016.

He has portrayed poor parts of the world characterised by traditions, social unrest and religious devotion. His photographs sensitively reflect the images of the marginal word – the voices of the neglected. Because of the artist’s directness and respect for individuals, the people photographed are spontaneous, natural and open.Their ‘soul’ is captured and the viewer is encouraged to observe and think.

Travel Portfolio, Winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia

Image credits: Matjaz Krivic

Matjaz Krivic is a documentary photographer capturing stories of people and places. For 25 years he has covered the face of the earth in his intense, personal and aesthetically moving style that has won him several prestigious awards, including World Press Photo in 2016.

He has portrayed poor parts of the world characterised by traditions, social unrest and religious devotion. His photographs sensitively reflect the images of the marginal word – the voices of the neglected. Because of the artist’s directness and respect for individuals, the people photographed are spontaneous, natural and open.Their ‘soul’ is captured and the viewer is encouraged to observe and think.

Travel,Runner-up, Daniel Burton, United Kingdom

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Travel,Runner-up, Daniel Burton, United Kingdom

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Travel,Runner-up, Daniel Burton, United Kingdom

Image credits: Daniel Burton

Travel,Runner-up, Daniel Burton, United Kingdom

Image credits: Daniel Burton

Travel,Runner-up, Daniel Burton, United Kingdom

Image credits: Daniel Burton

Travel,Runner-up, Daniel Burton, United Kingdom

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Travel,Runner-up, Daniel Burton, United Kingdom

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Travel,Runner-up, Daniel Burton, United Kingdom

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Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic

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Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic

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Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic

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Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic

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Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic

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Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic

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Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic

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Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic

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Travel,Commended, Mauro di Bettio, Italy

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Travel,Commended, Mauro di Bettio, Italy

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Travel,Commended, Mauro di Bettio, Italy

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Travel,Commended, Mauro di Bettio, Italy

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Travel,Commended, Mauro di Bettio, Italy

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Travel,Commended, Mauro di Bettio, Italy

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Travel,Commended, Mauro di Bettio, Italy

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Travel,Commended, Mauro di Bettio, Italy

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Travel – Winner, Best Single Image, Philip Lee Harvey, United Kingdom

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Travel – Special Mention, Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

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Travel – Special Mention, Sylvia Michel, Switzerland

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Travel – Special Mention, Paul Sansome, United Kingdom

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Travel, Special Mention, Sue Flood, United Kingdom

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Travel, Special Mention, Louis Montrose, United States

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Travel, Special Mention, Yingting Shih, Taiwan

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Beauty of Light,Commended, Oscar Tarneberg, United Kingdom

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Beauty of Light, Commended, Russell Moore, United Kingdom

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Beauty of Light,Commended, Zhenzheng Hu, China

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Beauty of Light, Commended, Edward Graham, United States

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Hot/Cold, Winner, He Jian, China

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“Since 2005, I have greatly felt the great charm of photography. So I began to teach myself. I usually like to go to difficult places which are not often visited by ordinary people, hoping to experience different feelings, and record it with my lens. The biggest challenge for photographers lies in the fact that when you capture a moment you also need to be creative. Photography is perception, and here ‘knowledge’ is not only knowledge, but more importantly, through photography we can perceive everything around us that can move us, like a country, a city, a mountain village. Thanks to photography we can convey not only a culture, but also a spirit.”

Hot/Cold, Runner-up, Philip Lee Harvey, United Kingdom

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Hot/Cold, Runner-up, Andrew James, United Kingdom

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Hot/Cold, Highly Commended, Souvik Dutta, India

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Hot/Cold, Highly Commended, Joshua Holko, Australia

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Hot/Cold, Commended, Stephen King, Hong Kong

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Tranquillity, Winner, Simon Morris, United Kingdom

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Simon Morris is a semi-professional travel photographer who has been taking serious travel images for around 15 years. His love of photography first started around the time when he had a trip to New York City – armed with a little point-and-shoot camera he attempted to capture anything that moved! As time went on he visited many countries that have rich histories and cultures. At present however he has a yearning to take pictures in cold snowbound countries like Arctic Siberia in Russia and West and Northern Mongolia. For Simon great travel images have a narrative or tell stories… that’s what he strives to do; create stories that have an impact on the viewer.

Tranquillity,Runner-up, Tim Bird, Finland

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Tranquillity,Highly Commended, Jichang Liu, China

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Tranquillity, Commended, Scott Portelli, Australia

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New Talent, Festivals & Events – Winner, Jose Antonio Rosas, Peru

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Jose Antonio Rosas was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Photography became a serious pursuit for him in 2007, when he first traveled to Antarctica and fell in love with its wildlife and landscapes. During the next eight years, he combined his love of photography and the outdoors with a career in finance. In 2015, he made the decision to take a year off from his career and enrolled in the Online Low Residency Program at the International Center of Photography. During this program, he was encouraged to expand the range of his interests, and started photographing people. After the program, he decided to dedicate more of his time to photography and is currently enrolled in the One-Year, Full Time Creative Practices program at ICP.

New Talent, Festivals & Events – Winner, Jose Antonio Rosas, Peru

Image credits: Antonio Rosas

Jose Antonio Rosas was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Photography became a serious pursuit for him in 2007, when he first traveled to Antarctica and fell in love with its wildlife and landscapes. During the next eight years, he combined his love of photography and the outdoors with a career in finance. In 2015, he made the decision to take a year off from his career and enrolled in the Online Low Residency Program at the International Center of Photography. During this program, he was encouraged to expand the range of his interests, and started photographing people. After the program, he decided to dedicate more of his time to photography and is currently enrolled in the One-Year, Full Time Creative Practices program at ICP.

New Talent, Festivals & Events – Winner, Jose Antonio Rosas, Peru

Image credits: Antonio Rosas

Jose Antonio Rosas was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Photography became a serious pursuit for him in 2007, when he first traveled to Antarctica and fell in love with its wildlife and landscapes. During the next eight years, he combined his love of photography and the outdoors with a career in finance. In 2015, he made the decision to take a year off from his career and enrolled in the Online Low Residency Program at the International Center of Photography. During this program, he was encouraged to expand the range of his interests, and started photographing people. After the program, he decided to dedicate more of his time to photography and is currently enrolled in the One-Year, Full Time Creative Practices program at ICP.

New Talent, Festivals & Events – Winner, Jose Antonio Rosas, Peru

Image credits: Antonio Rosas

Jose Antonio Rosas was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Photography became a serious pursuit for him in 2007, when he first traveled to Antarctica and fell in love with its wildlife and landscapes. During the next eight years, he combined his love of photography and the outdoors with a career in finance. In 2015, he made the decision to take a year off from his career and enrolled in the Online Low Residency Program at the International Center of Photography. During this program, he was encouraged to expand the range of his interests, and started photographing people. After the program, he decided to dedicate more of his time to photography and is currently enrolled in the One-Year, Full Time Creative Practices program at ICP.

New Talent, Festivals & Events – Winner, Jose Antonio Rosas, Peru

Image credits: Antonio Rosas

Jose Antonio Rosas was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Photography became a serious pursuit for him in 2007, when he first traveled to Antarctica and fell in love with its wildlife and landscapes. During the next eight years, he combined his love of photography and the outdoors with a career in finance. In 2015, he made the decision to take a year off from his career and enrolled in the Online Low Residency Program at the International Center of Photography. During this program, he was encouraged to expand the range of his interests, and started photographing people. After the program, he decided to dedicate more of his time to photography and is currently enrolled in the One-Year, Full Time Creative Practices program at ICP.

New Talent, Festivals & Events – Winner, Jose Antonio Rosas, Peru

Image credits: Antonio Rosas

Jose Antonio Rosas was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Photography became a serious pursuit for him in 2007, when he first traveled to Antarctica and fell in love with its wildlife and landscapes. During the next eight years, he combined his love of photography and the outdoors with a career in finance. In 2015, he made the decision to take a year off from his career and enrolled in the Online Low Residency Program at the International Center of Photography. During this program, he was encouraged to expand the range of his interests, and started photographing people. After the program, he decided to dedicate more of his time to photography and is currently enrolled in the One-Year, Full Time Creative Practices program at ICP.

New Talent, Festivals & Events, Runner-up, Diana Buzioanu, Romania

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New Talent, Festivals & Events, Runner-up, Diana Buzioanu, Romania

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New Talent, Festivals & Events, Runner-up, Diana Buzioanu, Romania

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New Talent, Festivals & Events, Runner-up, Diana Buzioanu, Romania

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New Talent, Festivals & Events, Runner-up, Diana Buzioanu, Romania

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New Talent, Festivals & Events, Runner-up, Diana Buzioanu, Romania

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New Talent, Festivals & Events,Highly Commended, Luca Venturi, Italy

Image credits: Luca Venturi

New Talent, Festivals & Events,Highly Commended, Luca Venturi, Italy

Image credits: Luca Venturi

New Talent, Festivals & Events,Highly Commended, Luca Venturi, Italy

Image credits: Luca Venturi

New Talent, Festivals & Events,Highly Commended, Luca Venturi, Italy

Image credits: Luca Venturi

New Talent, Festivals & Events,Highly Commended, Luca Venturi, Italy

Image credits: Luca Venturi

New Talent, Festivals & Events,Highly Commended, Luca Venturi, Italy

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New Talent, Festivals & Events, Commended, Simon James Smith, United Kingdom

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New Talent, Festivals & Events, Commended, Simon James Smith, United Kingdom

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New Talent, Festivals & Events, Commended, Simon James Smith, United Kingdom

Image credits: Simon James Smith

New Talent, Festivals & Events, Commended, Simon James Smith, United Kingdom

Image credits: Simon James Smith

New Talent, Festivals & Events, Commended, Simon James Smith, United Kingdom

Image credits: Simon James Smith

New Talent, Festivals & Events, Commended, Simon James Smith, United Kingdom

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Smart Shot, Winner, Nicola Young, United Kingdom

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Nicola feels very privileged to live in a creative and adventurous world. As Communications Director for the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry she loves being able to explore her creativity and capture what’s happening on stage; then escaping in her spare time to explore the world and record what she sees – no matter if it’s on an iPhone or full frame DSLR. Capturing that unique moment, seeing beauty in the most surprising places, observing how nature’s elements change a scene – all these things make life more enriching. Photography has been an important part of her life since her schooldays, when she experimented in the school’s unused darkroom.

Smart Shot,Runner-up, Marina Spironetti, Italy

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Smart Shot, Highly Commended, Marina Spironetti, Italy

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Smart Shot, Commended, Josien van Geffen, Netherlands

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