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Enthralling Winning Images Of The 2017 iPhone Photography Awards Announced
By Yoon Sann Wong, 28 Jun 2017
Composite image by DesignTAXI. (Clockwise from left) Images by Sebastiano Tomada (Grand Prize Winner), Branda O Se (1st Place), Yeow-Kwang Yeo (2nd Place)
Now into its 10th year, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) recently announced its 2017 winners. Last year’s Grand Prize went to ‘Man and the Eagle’ by Siyuan Niu from Xinjiang, China. This year, New York-based Sebastiano Tomada’s ‘Chidlren of Qayyarah’, which was captured on an iPhone 6s, received the coveted title.
See the winning photographs below and browse through photos from awardees under additional categories ‘The America I Know’, ‘Abstract’, ‘Animals’, ‘Architecture’, ‘Children’, ‘Floral’, ‘Landscape’, ‘Lifestyle’, ‘Nature’, ‘News-Events’, ‘Other’, ‘Panorama’, ‘People’, ‘Portrait’, ‘Series’, ‘Still Life’, ‘Sunset’, ‘Travel’, and ‘Trees’, here.
Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year
‘Children of Qayyarah’ by Sebastiano Tomada from Brooklyn, New York, shot on iPhone 6s, via IPPAWARDS and featured with permission.
“Children roam the streets in Qayyarah near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by ISIS militants.”
1st Place, Photographer of the Year
‘Dock Worker’ by Branda O Se from Cork, Ireland, shot on iPhone 6s, via IPPAWARDS and featured with permission.
“I shot this photo on an early morning photo walk around the docks in Jakarta in April 2016. These were the hands of a dock worker who was taking a break. I was struck by the texture created by the accumulated dirt on his hands.”
2nd Place, Photographer of the Year
‘The Performer’ by Yeow-Kwang Yeo from Singapore, shot on iPhone 6 Plus, via IPPAWARDS and featured with permission.
“Chines traditional street opera is part of the Chinese culture. Unfortunately, the young generation in Singapore is no longer interested. Hence the street opera is fast disappearing.
Instead of shooting their performance, I decided to go the back of the stage to capture the performers’ preparation activity. I spotted this experience performer who is taking a short rest and was waiting for his turn to perform. I was attracted by the lighting of the old plastic curtain, electric fan, and the overall calm atmosphere.”
3rd Place, Photographer of the Year
‘The City Palace’ by Kuanglong Zhang from Shenzhen, China, shot on iPhone 7, via IPPAWARDS and featured with permission.
“Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in India. In the City palace, I snapped a moment of one of the staff gazing out of the window as if he saw the slowly historic course of the palace’s construction, which was as quite attractive moment.”
Continue browsing awardees under the additional categories here.
[via IPPAWARDS, images by various sources via IPPAWARDS and featured with permission]
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