The International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced that submissions for the 2022 edition are open from 1st December, 2021. During the past year, the International Photography Awards received nearly 14,000 outstanding submissions from across the globe. Now, the prestigious international competition is launching again for 2022, and calling for entries from professional, non-professional, and student photographers in the following categories: Advertising, Anaglog/Film, Architecture, Book, Deeper Perspective, Editorial, Event, Fine Art, Nature, People, Special, Sports, Still in Motion/Video.
Mr. Hossein Farmani, founder of the International Photography Awards, shared his thoughts on the importance of photography and art, "In the past years, we have seen the world changed drastically from one day to another and the strength of humanity has been tested. We all had to face difficulties and loss, but all the entries we have received last year demonstrates that we are resilient and that art helps us process and endure even the hardest of times. I remain hopeful in seeing what the next year has in store for humanity and what truly brilliant photography works will be entered into the 2022 edition of IPA."
Sharwar Hussain's haunting image titled "Tears of River Erosion" was chosen as the best among Non-Professional photographers and earned him the "Discovery of the Year 2021" title. The main character's red clothes bring attention to the serious and threatening matter of climate change and extreme weather occurrences such as floods and the peril that millions of people often find themselves in due to these environmental changes.
Main category winners of the 2022 IPA will also be exhibited around the world in various galleries and House of Lucie locations, showcasing their works to an international audience of art and photography lovers.
View the 2021 Main and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Category winners here
The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards. Farmani Group is a leading organization curating and promoting photography, design and architecture across the globe since 1985. The company’s key mission is to discover and promote talent in these areas through competitions, awards, exhibitions, developing artist communities, providing networking opportunities and education.