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: COLOR January 2019

  • Color Photography, Landscape, Yellow Fog with Purple light

    Winning Photographer Jessica Bizzoni

    Winning Photographer Jessica Bizzoni

    Title: 'Flag of Light' - From the series 'Inhabit the Artificial NightScape'
    Inhabit the Artificial NightScape is an ongoing research inspired by skyglow and its colours, and it looks at the dialogue between light and space around it. © Jessica Bizzoni
  • Color Photography, Landscape

    Second Prize Nana-Yaw Oduro

    Second Prize Nana-Yaw Oduro

    Title: 'Come with me' - From series 'Lost in the playground' © Nana-Yaw Oduro
  • Ice and snow, Color Photography, Landscape

    Third Prize Martin Tscholl

    Third Prize Martin Tscholl

    Title: 'Frozen Colours' Norway - From the series 'Terrain' © Martin Tscholl
  • Abstract Color Photography

    Finalist Brendon Kahn

    Finalist Brendon Kahn

    Title: 'Map of Tomorrow'
    In a global context, the world is both in and outside of a simultaneous chaos. Here both objects and muted colors offer a suggestion of a world view that is both a map and a metaphor. © Brendon Kahn
  • Women praying at a festival, Color Photography

    Finalist Gerdie Hutomo Nurhadi

    Finalist Gerdie Hutomo Nurhadi

    Title: 'Ratoh Jaroe Dancer'
    A traditional dance from Aceh, a semi-autonomous Indonesian province on the northwest tip of Sumatra. Ratoh Jaroe dancers are all female dressed colourful traditional clothes and moving in complete sync. © Gerdie Hutomo Nurhadi
  • Color Photography, Landscape, Orange Lake from Western Australia

    Finalist Steven Manolakis

    Finalist Steven Manolakis

    Title: 'Orange Sea Lake'
    An aerial shot of the vibrant orange sea lake at Francois Péron National Park, Western Australia. © Steven Manolakis
  • Color Photography, Woman in front of a flowery wallpaper

    Finalist Laura-Marie Cieplik

    Finalist Laura-Marie Cieplik

    Title: 'Lullaby' © Laura-Marie Cieplik
  • Color Photography, Vietnam, red incense

    Finalist Orna Naor

    Finalist Orna Naor

    Title: 'Women sun-drying encent' - Vietnam © Orna Naor
  • Color Photography, Landscape from Iceland, red mountains

    Finalist Bálint Popovits

    Finalist Bálint Popovits

    Title: 'Iceland' 2017 - From the series 'Landscape' © Bálint Popovits
  • Color Photography, Woman with Flower on a red background

    Finalist Wenkai Wang

    Finalist Wenkai Wang

    Title: 'Red' © Wenkai Wang

Finalists

– 1st Prize: Jessica Bizzoni

“What I find interesting about this photo is that the photographer has managed to create a parallel world in which the choice of colors plays a vital part. With a surrealist touch, the artist succeeds in exploring the way we recognize our planet, almost choosing the colors of the landscape themselves. To me, all the elements; light, color, composition and subject matter, all work really well to convey this message.” – Sanja Marusic

– 2nd Prize: Nana Yaw Oduro

“This photo has elements of suspense which leads me to ask questions such as “what are these men doing?” and “where are they going?”. The intrigue is further exaggerated by the striking colors and the proximity of the men’s hands, as though they were holding one another. The photographer’s choice to shoot in portrait format, with nothing but the yellow-brown of the ground as a background, helps the colors of their shorts really pop out, retaining an abstract feel.” – Sanja Marusic

– 3rd Prize: Martin Tscholl

“Initially, the composition of this photo makes it difficult to tell that we are looking at a glacial landscape. The photographer’s choice to focus on the texture and colours of the ice elevate this image from a typical topographic study to a poetic survey of one of nature’s most fluctuating terrains. Here we see in detail the complexity of the ice caps in flux, accentuated by a variety of colors. Blues, greys and browns symbolise decay and remind us of the imposing environmental crisis, whilst also emphasising the beauty of nature”– The Independent Photographer Editors

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black and white street photography by Bela Doka in Cuba during the Periodo Especial, in Havana 1994 1998
© Bela Doka

THEME: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Deadline: 28 February 2019

Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential form of the medium of photography since its creation.

Whether the subject is your own urban environment or as you explore other territories and cultures: Street photography can take many forms - Show us your streets!


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

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