The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award went to Sebastian Tomada of New York City, USA for his entry Children of Qayyarah. First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards went to Brendan O Se of Cork, Ireland for his image Dock Worker, Yeow-Kwang Yeo of Singapore for his entry of The Performer and Kuanglong Zhang of Shenzhen, China for his image The City Palace.
First, Second and Third place winners in the 2017 special category 'The America I Know', hosted in conjunction with The Aspen Institute were Juan Carlos Castañeda of New York, USA for his photo of The Water Protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota in December 2016, Davis Bell of California, USA for his photo of Bison at Antelope Island and Maria K. Pianu of Pordenone, Italy for her photo of Coney Island.
Awards were handed out in 19 categories to photographers from numerous countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Myanmar, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Children of Qayyarah (iPhone 6s): “Children roam the streets in Qayyarah near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by ISIS militants.”
Brooklyn, New York
Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year
Dock Worker (iPhone 6s): “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.”
Brendan O Se
1st Place, Photographer of the Year
The Performer (iPhone 6 Plus): “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.”
2nd Place, Photographer of the Year
The City Palace (iPhone 7): “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.”
3rd Place, Photographer of the Year