Winners of the 2018 International Photography Awards announced
At the recent 16th Annual Lucie Awards Gala, a glittering ceremony in New York, bringing together the industry’s most renowned artists, the Lucie Trophy was awarded for achievements in areas ranging from Fine Art and Documentary photography, to Photojournalism and Advertising. Finalists and winners were also announced for the International Photography Awards (IPA) for the Professional and Non-Professional/Student categories.
Winners for IPA’s top two prizes – Photographer of the Year (for the Professional categories), and Discovery of the Year (for the Non-professional/Student categories) were selected from over 12,000 entries from around the world.
Photographer of the Year – Winner
Tawny Chatmon, winner of the People category, was also named IPA 2018 International Photographer of the Year, taking home the $10,000 prize for her work, The Awakening.
Of the work, Chatmon said: “The Awakening focuses on familial bonds, motherhood, fatherhood & celebration of childhood. Inspired by the work of Marianne Stokes whose portraits often showed the fine details of garments that were floor length and embroidered. My camera remains my primary tool of communication, while my constant exploration of diverse ways of expression moves me to add several different layers using a variety of mediums. After a portrait session is complete, I digitally manipulate my subjects and unite them with other photographic components to achieve a work that is a new photographic expression.”
IPA Finalists for Photographer of the Year
Sandro Miller – Advertising – United States
StephanZirwes – Architecture – Germany
Randal Ford– Book – United States
Rasmus Flindt Pedersen– Editorial – Denmark
Mia Collis– Event – Kenya
Rodd Owen– Fine Art – Australia
Melissa Cormican– Nature – United States
Tawny Chatmon – People – United States
James Rushforth – Special – United Kingdom
Divyakant Solanki– Sports – India
Emily Kassie – Moving Image – United States
Barry Salzman – Deeper Perspective – United States
Anton Unitsyn — Russian IPA Photographer of the Year 2018 Shuangyin Dong — Chinese IPA Photographer of the Year 2018 Aitor Garmendia — Spanish IPA Photographer of the Year 2018 Basilio Sepe — Philippines IPA Photographer of the Year 2018
Discovery of the Year – Winner
Bangladeshi photographer, Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, who won the Deeper Perspective (non-pro) category, also took out the Discovery of the Year award, along with the $5,000 prize for his work, I am Rohingya.
Finalists for IPA 2018 Discovery of the Year
Alexander Vinogradov — Russian IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018 Wei Zeng — Chinese IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018 Santiago Martinez De Septien — Spanish IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018 Swan Gavileno and Team — Philippines IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018