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Stunning lyrical landscapes take home top travel photo prize!

From greater than 20,000 photos Slovenian photographer AndreJa Ravnak has been named Journey Photographer of the 12 months 2023 (TPOTY), together with her lyrical landscapes exhibiting hop rising in Slovenia and rolling fields in Italy and the Czech Republic. Ravnak follows within the footsteps of fellow countryman Matjaz Krivic, who took the title within the 2022 competitors.

Caden Shepard Choi (14) from the USA gained Younger Journey Photographer of the 12 months, for her black and white story of how the Navajo folks of Chinle, Arizona, use regionally produced wool. Matthew Armett from the UK, in the meantime, was a joint runner up within the 15-18-year outdated Younger POTY class. All successful photos will be seen at www.tpoty.com.


From Journey Photographer of the 12 months:

The world’s most prestigious journey images award – Journey Photographer of the 12 months – reveals the 2023 winners to have fun its first 21 years.

Total Winner: Journey Photographer of the 12 months 2023

AndreJa Ravnak, Slovenia

AndreJa Ravnak commented: “Changing into Journey Photographer of the 12 months is a big recognition. From my private expertise, I do know it’s not straightforward to evaluate images. Pictures should not measurable, so being a choose is a posh job and duty. I want to thank the panel of judges for recognizing my work. I’ve seen many wonderful and artistic images on this yr’s TPOTY closing and it’s such an ideal honour to seek out my work recognised. Congratulations to all of the winners; collectively, we’re enthusiastically documenting this glorious world, and maybe this can be a small contribution, a reminder to protect its surprise for future generations.”

Younger Journey Photographer of the 12 months 2023

Caden Shepard Choi, USA (age 14)

Extra winners:

  • Younger Journey Photographer of the 12 months: Winner, 15-18 years – Lilly Zhang, USA (age 17)
  • Younger Journey Photographer of the 12 months: Winner, 14 years & below – Zayan Durrani, USA, (age 14)
  • Portfolio Winner: Panorama & Setting – Armand Sarlangue, France
  • Portfolio Winner: Nature, Wildlife & Conservation – Martin Broen, USA
  • Portfolio Winner: Individuals & Cultures – Athanasios Maloukos, Greece
  • Portfolio Winner: Visible Tales – Alain Schroeder, Belgium
  • MPB One Shot Winner: A Quieter Life – Ignacio Palacios, Australia/Spain
  • MPB One Shot Winner: Above, Eye Degree, Beneath – Josien van Geffen, Netherlands
  • MPB One Shot Winner: Leisure & Journey – Andrea Peruzzi, Italy
  • Individuals’s Selection Winner: Rohan Neel Shah, Kenya
  • MPB Video World in Movement Winner: Matthew Williams-Ellis, UK
  • The PhotoCloser award: Caden Shepard Choi (USA), F Dilek Yurdakul (Turkey) and Jack Lawson (UK)

From lyrically lovely photos of European agricultural landscapes to heartbreaking aerial pictures of elephants looking for 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 photos 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 proficient photographers of all ages from across the globe.

Beginner {and professional} photographers from greater than 150 nations submitted greater than 20,000 photos in TPOTY 2023. The successful and positioned entries mix to type a very excellent assortment of latest journey images. The successful pictures – which might all be considered within the on-line Winners’ Gallery on tpoty.com – 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 yr 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 photos of rolling fields in Italy and Czechia (Czech Republic) mix a fairytale magnificence with the construction one may count on from her ‘common job’ as an architect.

TPOTY founder Chris Coe mentioned: “There’s a refined class about this yr’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 following planting. Neither are apparent topics, neither photographed at an optimum time of yr, and but they’re each partaking and relatively lovely.”

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

AndreJa Ravnak’s prize features a £1000 money bursary from TPOTY, a personalised leather-based portfolio e-book or iFolio from Plastic Sandwich, Radiant Photograph imaging software program, a portfolio overview from high 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 e-book or iFolio, Radiant Photograph imaging software program, a spot on a Photograph Iconic images workshop (or picture critique) plus Royal Photographic Society membership.

Particular person classes and awards

French photographer Armand Sarlangue gained the Panorama & Setting portfolio class with an atmospheric collection of photos of the plush 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 Finest Single Picture award on this class.

Martin Broen’s placing black and white photos exhibiting the dynamic patterns created by the Mobula ray migration in Baja California in Mexico secured high honours within the Nature, Wildlife & Conservation class. And Martin additionally gained the award for Finest Single Picture on this class for his vibrant and thought-provoking picture exhibiting how a discarded glass bottle within the ocean has turn 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 Individuals and Cultures class, whereas Jack Lawson (UK) acquired the Finest Single Picture award for his picture of members of Nigeria’s nationwide amputee soccer crew, the Particular Eagles, coaching on the seaside.

A former winner of Journey Photographer of the 12 months and common title on the TPOTY winner listing lately, the Belgian photographer Alain Schroeder, was the winner of the Visible Tales portfolio. Alain’s collection specializing in athletes of their 80s and 90s participating within the USAFT Masters Indoor Athletics Championships is inspirational and shifting. F.Dilek Yurdakul (Turkey), was awarded Finest 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 Photograph imaging software program, copies of Tonic journal and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

MPB onboard for TPOTY

This yr Journey Photographer of the 12 months welcomed MPB, the most important international platform to purchase, promote and commerce used images and videography package, 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 job! 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 tips on the thoughts at first look. It was the winner of MPB One Shot: Above, Eye Degree, Beneath. And Italian photographer Andrea Peruzzi’s joyous picture capturing an adventurous second when a Bedouin jumps over a small gorge between rocks in historical 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. In addition they obtain Radiant Photograph imaging software program, copies of Tonic journal and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

The winner in a single class was not chosen by the judges. The Individuals’s Selection award was determined by members of the general public voting on the TPOTY web site – and this yr 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.

Extra prizes and judging course of

On this yr’s awards, three of the finalists will obtain an uncommon alternative to have their work reviewed by a high 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 evaluate the awards. This yr 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 id 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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