“The Kid of Mosul” by Antonio Denti, Italy. Grand Prize Winner. Shot on iPhone 11.
For the past 15 years, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) have demonstrated the creative capabilities of the iPhone. And once again, the 2022 award winners prove that smartphones are a powerful photography tool that can hold up against bulkier digital cameras. Chosen from thousands of submissions from all over the world, many of this year’s winning shots depict beauty rising out of isolation and honor photography’s ability to build bridges across lost connections.
Italy's Antonio Denti clearly demonstrates this with his evocative image, titled The Kid of Mosul. Denti's photo of a tender moment in the midst of war earned him the grand prize in this year's contest. Rachel Sweda of Sweden was named Photographer of the Year for her theatrical black and white portrait of a man whose face is wrapped in masks. Titled Anti-Social Distancing, the absurdist photo blends Surrealist imagery with the current stress of the pandemic.
Winners were also named in 16 diverse categories that show the full breadth of the visual imagery that one can take using an iPhone. Hailing from different countries around the world, these photographers were able to capture captivating and thought-provoking moments using just their phones. When looking at the history of photography, it's incredible to see how much has changed to allow anyone access to high-quality imagery. And thanks to IPPAWARDS, we're able to spotlight the people around the world who elevate the art of iPhone photography.
Check out the winning photos from the 2022 iPhone Photography Awards.
“Anti-social Distancing” by Rachel Sela, Sweden. 1st Place – Photographer of the Year. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro.
“Wasted” by Glenn Homann, Australia. 3rd Place – Photographer of the Year. Shot on iPhone 11 Pro.
“Girl with the Violin” by Kelley Dallas, United States. 2nd Place – Photographer of the Year. Shot on iPhone 13 Pro.
“Over the Overpass” by Yongmei Wang, China. 1st Place – City Life. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The contest spotlights talented iPhone photographers from around the world.
“Moose in Aspen” by Andrea Buchanan, United States. 1st Place – Nature. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max.
“Shadows of History” by Kaustav Sarkar, India. 1st Place – Architecture. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro.
“Fog on Fall Path” by Linda Repasky, United States. 1st Place – Landscape. Shot on iPhone 13 Pro.
“Cotton Candy” by Yang Li, China. 1st Place – Environment. Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Photographers entered their best images into 16 diverse categories.
“Waking Up in Hotel Rooms” by Ayaka Takine, Japan. 1st Place – Still Life. Shot on iPhone XR.
“Dip in the Sea” by Laila Bakker, Netherlands. 1st Place – Lifestyle. Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Max.
“Cows” by Pier Luigi Dodi, Italy. 1st Place – Animals. Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Max.
“Untitled” by Marina Klutse, United States. 1st Place – Travel. Shot on iPhone 11 Pro.
Their work shows the incredible visual capabilities of the iPhone.
“Floating on Fire” by Leping Cheng, China. 1st Place – Sunset. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max.
“Bird Cage” by Marcello Raggini, Italy. 1st Place – Abstract. Shot on iPhone 11.
“Swimsuit” by Patricia Cançado, Brazil. 1st Place – People. Shot on iPhone XR.
“Untitled” by Yingya Liu, China. 1st Place – Other. Shot on iPhone 11.
“Untitled” by Huapeng Zhao, China. 1st Place – Children. Shot on iPhone 13 Pro Max.
“Untitled” by Arevik Martirosyan, United States. 1st Place – Portrait. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max.
“Abandoned Blues” by Rich Lemonie, United States. 1st Place – Series. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max.