2020 International Photography Awards winners
Over 13.000 submissions from 120 countries were received for the 2020 International Photography Awards (IPA), and judges have named the winners in the 13 categories in both Professional and Non-Professional/Student divisions.
Hossein Farmani, IPA’s founder and president, commented, "In these unprecedented times, this year's entries reflect some of the biggest the challenges facing our generation – not the least of which is dealing with a virus which, for the first time, is an event that has affected every person on Earth in some way. We see photography at its best – whether covering the COVID pandemic, or the world’s uprising again injustice – the images captured are breathtaking. I can easily say these are the best images I have seen in the last decades."
In order to support and honour the outstanding work of both professional and amateur photographers around the world during the COVID-19 crisis, International Photo Awards will match the cash prizes that are awarded to the Category Winners this year with an equal cash donation to the charity of the winning photographer’s choice in their community.
IPA 2020 Professional Category Winners
The following photographers are also finalists for the title of International Photographer of the Year, which receives The Lucie Trophy and a $10,000 cash prize.
- Mike Dodd (Advertising) – A sustainable future of exquisite luxury mobility.
- Paulius Makauskas (Analog/Film) – New Seas.
- Jesús M.Chamizo (Architecture) – From the stage.
- Sebastian Copeland (Book) – ANTARCTICA: The Waking Giant.
- Nicolo Filippo Rosso (Deeper Perspective) – Exodus.
- Kiran Ridley (Editorial/Press) – Pro Democracy Demonstrations, Hong Kong: The Revolution of Our Time.
- Katja Ogrin (Event) – Elements.
- Julia Fullerton-Batten (Fine Art) – Looking out from Within, 2020.
- Ari Rex (Nature) – Black Mountain.
- Brian Hodges (People) – Odilo Lawiny - Handmade soccer balls.
- Toby Heikkila (Special) – The Silent Menace.
- Howard Schatz (Sports) – Bodies of the NFL.
- Iwona Podlasinska (Still in Motion/Video) – The journey to the land of dreams.
IPA 2020 Non-Professional/Student Category Winners
The following photographers are also finalists for the title of Discovery of the Year, which receives The Lucie Trophy and $5,000 cash prize.
- Rebeka Legovic (Advertising) – Temple of Colors.
- Elena Litvinova (Analog/Film) – Vova's summer evening.
- Peter Li (Architecture) – Vanishing Lines.
- Teodelina Detry (Book) – Uninhabited places.
- F. Dilek Uyar (Deeper Perspective) – In Epicenter of Covid 19.
- Tim Evans (Editorial/Press) – Say Their Names.
- Wei Fu (Event) – Muslim Congregation in Dhaka.
- Chloe Meynier (Fine Art) – Made in the Shade.
- Babak Mehrafshar (Nature) – Magnificence of desert.
- Hossein Fardinfard (People) – Blackout.
- Aaron Chuo (Special) – The Incoming Thunderstorm.
- Augusto Bartelle (Sports) – The Maldives: Skydiver Photographer Perspective.
- Simone Francescangeli (Still in Motion/Video) – Psi-Covid-19.
Winners of Photographer of the Year for the Professional categories and Discovery of the Year for the Non-professional/Student categories will be announced later this year.
Along with the Category Winners, IPA also revealed the recipients of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in each of the competition’s sub-categories, and Honorable Mentions from across both professional and amateur entries. The full list of this year’s winners can be viewed on the IPA website.
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