Martin Stranka is Photographer of the Year at the Annual Photography Awards

The winners of the 2021 Annual Photography Awards contest are announced. The title of the Photographer of the Year 2021 and the winner of the $1,000 Grand Prize has been awarded to Martin Stranka.

Martin Stranka: Series Boyhood

Martin Stranka: Series Boyhood

Martin Stranka: Series Boyhood

For me, the Boyhood series is a narrative visual confession which maps both personal and mediated experiences. Boyhood is a time in our life when we begin to discover ourselves through inner dialogues and explore our self identity. We connect with everything around us, begin to discover and close in on ourselves. We create isolated places where we feel safe from all the hustle and bustle around us. Even so, a form of alienation can be poetically and visually beautiful. I offer the viewer a look at the emotionally unfinished stories. I create images that appear to be stills from a film as untold stories. What led to this situation and what will happen next is a question for all of us, which I am looking for an answer to.

(Martin Stranka about his series Boyhood)

Martin Stranka: Series Boyhood

Martin Stranka: Series Boyhood

Martin Stranka: Series Boyhood

Winners of all eight individual categories were also selected, and each of them has been awarded with a $500 prize: Antonio Coelho in the Abstract category, Mabel Cedrón in the Architecture category, Martin Stranka in the Fine Art category, Alexej Sachov in the Landscape category, Lenka Klicperová in the Photojournalism category, Allison Plass in the Portrait category, Maria Laura Borgognoni in the Street category, Carolin Giese in the Wildlife category.

The winning photos were selected from the 1,564 entries that were submitted from 54 different countries. Entries to this year's contest were accepted in eight categories and evaluated by an international panel of judges, including: Ellie Davies, Emily Kinni, Isabella Tabacchi, Julia Keil, Kamilla Hanapova, Lars van de Goor, Maxim Dondyuk, Nana Yaw Oduro, Nicolas Bigot, Olivia Lavergne, Pavel Volkov, Pia Kintrup, Ryan Schude, Vadim Sherbakov and Viktoria Sorochinski.

 

Discover all Winners

TAGREE, I love the cultural work you do, I donate to show you my sincere appreciation:

or become a reader with a TAGREEplus+Pass for unlimted access

Don`t copy text!