Grand Prize recipients of the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 announced
Winners of the Grand Prize, Excellence Award, and Special Encouragement Awards of the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 have recently been announced, having been selected from 65,062 entries received from approximately 26,000 people across 150 countries and regions around the world.
Amin Nazari, from the Islamic Republic of Iran, was named as the recipient of the Grand Prize for the Open Category with his image, Radiance. Meanwhile, Rei Kuroda from Japan took out the Grand Prize in the short film competition with his entry, Escaping from Karma, which was entered in the Next Generation category.
Lead Judge, Neville Brody, a Professor of Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art (RCA) commented: “What amazed me was the number and quality of the entries that were submitted, despite the pandemic and the personal challenges it brought upon everyone. With these entries, we saw a wide range of perspectives from across of the world. We saw very different, private points of view, to ideas and feelings that were more universal — there was a lot of reflection of personal narratives. We saw some very moving, highly emotional entries this year that stunned the judges — images of personal suffering, and of beauty, of captured lives, of joy, and of magic. It’s been an extremely difficult year for every individual, and to create entries that somehow communicate these challenges shows that photography and video are very powerful tools to capture these narratives.”
The winning works will be showcased at the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 Street Exhibition, in Tokyo, New York, and London.
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