The IPA's illustrious panel of judges has announced the 1winners in both the Professional and Non-Professional categories in the 2021 edition of the International Photography Awards. Nearly 14,000 outstanding entries received from over 100 countries around the world prove that art and creativity remain triumphant over every crisis humanity had to face in the past year.
1st Place / Editorial / Press/General News
Jury Top 5 Selection
Irina Chmyreva, PhD. It is collection of images, where the war represents in all the levels, metaphorically, symbolically, visually effected and mourning.
Date of Photograph
On April 4, 2019, Warlord Khalifa Haftar, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army conducted an offensive on the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Whilst the world’s attention was fully on Corona, Libyans were stuck between the war and the epidemic. GNA troops were mainly armed with out-of-age rifles and vehicle-carried heavy machine guns. Faced with foreign drone attacks, and modern warfare equipment provided to the LNA, they had no choice but to let the enemy take the ground that they may regain in deadly ground battles. The war has ended in June 2020 leaving 2,485 dead and 150,000 displaced
Powerful and poignant, heartbreaking and hopeful images that allowed us to catch a glimpse into other people's lives, to appreciate nature and marvel at the imagination of photographers from across the world, showed us the beauty in this art form again and again.
Mr. Hossein Farmani, founder of the IPA, shared his thoughts on this year's winners, "I would like to congratulate the winners of this competition, and all those who were brave enough to share their very personal and powerful work with us in this way. Each photograph submitted tells a unique story, straight from the narrator, the photographer's lens. These stories are truthful and thought-provoking, opening up the world to us. I hope everyone will join us at the online IPA Awards Ceremony when we reveal the 2021 Category Winners."
First, second and third category winners include stunning photographs from Peter Caton, Brian Wotring, and Amru Salahuddien - the jury used phrases like, "Heartbreaking, but powerful," and "[...]maximum impact and emotion expertly portrayed[...]"
Unyielding Floods, by Peter Caton
The celebratory IPA Awards Ceremony will be streamed online on October 23rd, followed by the Lucie Awards on October 26th.
View the winners here