For lovers of photojournalism, the wait is over. The annual World Press Photo Contest has just released the winners of the 2021 competition. As the world's foremost awards for international photojournalism, the contest attracts the highest quality of work. Danish photojournalist Mads Nissen saw his work awarded the top prize, as his moving photo of a COVID-19-friendly embrace in Brazil won World Press Photo of the Year.
Photography has a long history. Today, most people shoot with their smartphone or DSLR cameras with high megapixel counts.
Wildlife photographers take some of the most adventurous and exciting shots.
Working with the elements can often feel like an uphill battle, especially for photographers. But California-based artist Thomas Jackson has adapted to the challenge by letting the wind be a collaborator in his art. Together, man and nature created a series of dreamy images featuring the mutable forms of colorful tulle soaring over Californian seascapes on the back of a strong breeze.
Astrophotography produces stunning images that can transport viewers out of this world.
Light is beautiful yet ephemeral.
Sometimes, rays of sunlight hit objects at the perfect angle and cast shadows that are even more interesting than the object itself. Twitter user Joaquim Campa recently shared a gallery of “satisfying shadows for perfectionists” to reveal silhouettes, shapes, and contours that are seriously pleasing to the eye. In one image, the shadow cast from a bicycle rack fits just into two yellow lines painted on the ground.
It's difficult to capture the vast beauty of the night sky in a single image.
Great photographs are at our fingertips with the ever-improving camera phones in our pockets.
There are around 130 volcanoes in Iceland. Most of them are inactive, but the country has recently been experiencing a rare volcanic eruption in the southwest area of the Reykjanes peninsula. On March 20, 2021, a volcano known as Geldingadalur began erupting, and it’s still spewing out red-hot lava today. The active volcano is currently being monitored, but it’s not considered an immediate threat to the surrounding areas.
Slovakia-based artist Maria Svarbova captures the hypnotic symmetry of swimming in her series of fine art photographs.
The World Photography Organisation has announced the open shortlist and category winners of the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards.