2023 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners Revealed


2023 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners Revealed: Overall Winner: Travel Photographer of the Year 2023 – AndreJa Ravnak, Slovenia

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From lyrically stunning pictures of European agricultural landscapes to heartbreaking aerial photographs of elephants trying to find meals on garbage dumps, and from intriguing portraits of shamans performing rituals on a frozen Siberian lake to an inspirational portfolio exhibiting athletes nonetheless competing of their 80s and 90s and images capturing the friendship between a rescued pangolin and her carer, the successful pictures within the 2023 worldwide Journey Photographer of the 12 months awards present us the highs and lows of life on this planet, captured via the lenses of enormously gifted photographers of all ages from across the globe.

Beginner {and professional} photographers from greater than 150 nations submitted greater than 20,000 pictures in TPOTY 2023. The successful and positioned entries mix to type a really excellent assortment of up to date journey pictures. The successful photographs – which might all be considered within the on-line Winners’ Gallery on – will first go on show at The Images & Video Present on the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 16-19 March and also will be showcased at Xposure within the UAE.

For the second 12 months in a row, a Slovenian photographer has taken the general honours. The Journey Photographer of the 12 months 2023, AndreJa Ravnak, follows within the footsteps of her fellow countryman Matjaz Krivic, who took the title in 2022. AndreJa’s depiction of hop rising in Slovenia and her pictures of rolling fields in Italy and Czechia (Czech Republic) mix a fairytale magnificence with the construction one would possibly anticipate from her ‘common job’ as an architect.

TPOTY founder Chris Coe stated: “There’s a delicate magnificence about this 12 months’s winners. This comes via in each of AndreJa’s successful portfolios; one takes us into easy landscapes, with delicate colors and a textural magnificence, the opposite into the hop fields, out of season and undressed prepared for the subsequent planting. Neither are apparent topics, neither photographed at an optimum time of 12 months, and but they’re each partaking and fairly stunning.”

AndreJa Ravnak commented: “Turning into Journey Photographer of the 12 months is a big recognition. From my private expertise, I do know it isn’t straightforward to guage pictures. Photographs will not be measurable, so being a choose is a fancy process and duty. I wish to thank the panel of judges for recognizing my work. I’ve seen many wonderful and artistic images on this 12 months’s TPOTY last and it is such an excellent honour to search out my work recognised. Congratulations to all of the winners; collectively, we’re enthusiastically documenting this glorious world, and maybe it is a small contribution, a reminder to protect its surprise for future generations.”

2023 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners Revealed: Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2023 – Caden Shepard Choi, USA (age 14)

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Journey Photographer of the 12 months celebrates the potential stars of the longer term via the Younger TPOTY awards – and this 12 months all three younger class winners are from the USA. 14-year-old Caden Shepard Choi obtained the title of Younger Journey Photographer of the 12 months 2023 for her extremely achieved and effectively noticed black and white story of how the Navajo individuals of Chinle, Arizona produce wool, and use it in weaving.  One other younger feminine photographer – 17-year-old Lilly Zhang – took prime honours within the Younger TPOTY 15-18 years class with an impeccable sequence of delicate landscapes shot in Marsh Creek State Park in Pennsylvania, USA. And the Younger TPOTY 14 years and beneath class was gained by 14-year-old Zayan Durrani for his superb pictures exhibiting the erupting Litli-Hrutur volcano in Iceland.

AndreJa Ravnak’s prize features a £1000 money bursary from TPOTY, a personalised leather-based portfolio guide or iFolio from Plastic Sandwich, Radiant Picture imaging software program, a portfolio evaluate from prime New York agent Frank Meo, plus copies of journey and drinks journal Tonic and membership of the Royal Photographic Society. Caden Shepard Choi receives £500 from TPOTY, a Plastic Sandwich leather-based portfolio guide or iFolio, Radiant Picture imaging software program, a spot on a Picture Iconic pictures workshop (or photograph critique) plus Royal Photographic Society membership.

Particular person classes and awards

French photographer Armand Sarlangue gained the Panorama & Atmosphere portfolio class with an atmospheric sequence of pictures of the luxurious glacial landscapes of the Icelandic highlands. Japanese photographer Kazuaki Koseki’s delicate picture of the ‘submerged forest’ created by reflections in Lake Shirakawa, Japan, gained Greatest Single Picture award on this class.

2023 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners Revealed: Portfolio Winner: Nature, Wildlife & Conservation – Martin Broen, USA

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Martin Broen’s placing black and white pictures exhibiting the dynamic patterns created by the Mobula ray migration in Baja California in Mexico secured prime honours within the Nature, Wildlife & Conservation class. And Martin additionally gained the award for Greatest Single Picture on this class for his vibrant and thought-provoking picture exhibiting how a discarded glass bottle within the ocean has change into a ‘crystal palace’ for a small, iridescent fish.

Greek photographer Athanasios Maloukos’ fascinating portfolio of shamans performing rituals on Siberia’s frozen Lake Baikal was the judges’ selection within the Folks and Cultures class, whereas Jack Lawson (UK) obtained the Greatest Single Picture award for his picture of members of Nigeria’s nationwide amputee soccer staff, the Particular Eagles, coaching on the seashore.

2023 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners Revealed: Portfolio Winner: Visual Stories – Alain Schroeder, Belgium

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A former winner of Journey Photographer of the 12 months and common title on the TPOTY winner record lately, the Belgian photographer Alain Schroeder, was the winner of the Visible Tales portfolio. Alain’s sequence specializing in athletes of their 80s and 90s participating within the USAFT Masters Indoor Athletics Championships is inspirational and transferring. F.Dilek Yurdakul (Turkey), was awarded Greatest Single Picture on this class for her portrait of a younger Kalash schoolgirl in Chitral, Pakistan.

Portfolio class prizes included TPOTY money bursaries, a signed print by Nat Geo explorer/photographer and Cultural Sanctuaries Basis co-founder Chris Rainier, Genesis Imaging exhibition prints, Radiant Picture imaging software program, copies of Tonic journal and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

2023 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners Revealed: MPB One Shot Winner: Leisure & Adventure – Andrea Peruzzi, Italy

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This 12 months Journey Photographer of the 12 months welcomed MPB, the biggest international platform to purchase, promote and commerce used pictures and videography equipment, to the TPOTY sponsor line-up for the primary time. The three MPB One Shot classes challenged photographers to seize every class theme in only a single picture – no straightforward process! The winner of MPB One Shot: A Quieter Life was Ignacio Palacios (Australia/Spain) for his serene picture of a lone walker on a white sand dune at La Puna, Argentina. Dutch photographer Josien van Geffen’s uncommon perspective of the Highline 197 suspension bridge in Reutte, Austria, performs with viewpoint and performs methods on the thoughts at first look. It was the winner of MPB One Shot: Above, Eye Stage, Under. And Italian photographer Andrea Peruzzi’s joyous picture capturing an adventurous second when a Bedouin jumps over a small gorge between rocks in historic Petra, Jordan took first prize in MPB One Shot: Leisure & Journey.

MPB additionally supported the HD video class, World in Movement, which was gained by British photographer and filmmaker Matthew Williams-Ellis for Karibu Nyumbani, a thought-provoking brief movie highlighting the wonder and depleted wildlife populations of the Mara North Conservancy, in Kenya.

All MPB One Shot winners and the MPB World in Movement winner obtain £1,000 to spend on photographic tools with MPB. Additionally they obtain Radiant Picture imaging software program, copies of Tonic journal and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

2023 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners Revealed: People's Choice Winner: Rohan Neel Shah, Kenya

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The winner in a single class was not chosen by the judges. The Folks’s Alternative award was determined by members of the general public voting on the TPOTY web site – and this 12 months the winner is aged simply 15. The successful picture, by Rohan Neel Shah (Kenya), exhibits a bewildered lone wildebeest in the course of the frenzy that’s the Nice Migration within the Maasai Mara.

On this 12 months’s awards, three of the finalists will obtain an uncommon alternative to have their work reviewed by a prime New York photographers’ agent, Frank Meo from The PhotoCloser. The chosen photographers are Caden Shepard Choi (USA), F Dilek Yurdakul (Turkey) and Jack Lawson (UK).

The awards are judged anonymously by a 16-strong worldwide panel of imaging specialists, who give their time and experience freely to guage the awards. This 12 months TPOTY welcomes three new judges to the panel: New York-based photographer’s agent, Frank Meo, wildlife, conservation and Nationwide Geographic photographer Jason Edwards and editorial photographer and Royal Photographic Society President, Simon Hill. All judging is accomplished ‘blind’ – the judges have no idea the identification or nationality of any entrants – and finalists should present the RAW/authentic picture information for the ultimate judging stage to verify the validity of their entries.

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