‘Passenger' by Cesar Dezfuli. Chromatic Photographer of the Year 2017.
As a new entry on the photography contest scene, the first annual Chromatic Awards is a celebration of color photography. The contest, which was a huge success, saw 3,000 entries from photographers in 75 countries. Across 20 categories, amateur and professional photographers submitted their best work in a wide variety of styles.
An international jury of experts came together to award Spanish photographer Cesar Dezuli the grand prize of $2,000 and the title of Chromatic Photographer of the Year 2017 for his haunting portrait titled Passenger. The image, which was also awarded a prize at the 2016 IPOTY Awards, depicts Amadou Sumaila (a 16-year-old migrant from Mali), minutes after being rescued from a rubber boat carrying 118 people through the Mediterranean Sea.
Amateur photographer Witold Ziomek took home the Chromatic Discovery of the Year Award for his powerful image of a solitary figure dwarfed by the power of a cascading waterfall. From fine art photography to dynamic sports images, the breadth and range of winners demonstrate the versatility of color photography across a wide range of subjects.
Let's take a look at some of the winners from the professional and amateur categories as you get your own images ready to enter the 2018 contest.
More than 3,000 photographs were submitted to the inaugural Chromatic Awards.
‘Waterfall' by Witold Ziomek. Chromatic Discovery of the Year 2017.
‘Spirited Away' by William Ye. 1st Place in Nudes, Amateur.
‘Crestfallen' by James Kerwin. 1st Place in Architecture, Professional.
‘Glimpse' by Jonathan Elcock. 1st Place in Wildlife and Animals, Amateur.
‘Catch the ball' by Maciej Nowacki. 1st Place in Sports, Professional.
‘Self Portrait in the style of the masters' by Jack Savage. 1st Place in Portrait, Amateur.
Professional and amateur photographers submitted their best color photography in 20 different categories.
‘The Wall Frame' by Matthew Portch. 1st Place in Landscapes, Amateur.
‘Flowers of Ethiopia' by Robin Yong. 1st Place in Culture, Amateur.
‘Locally-Produced Concrete Blocks to Reinforce Embankments, 4 minutes 27 seconds' by Carrie and Eric Tomberlin. 1st Place in Environmental, Professional.
‘Shamans of Siberia' by Yuriy Ogarkov. 1st Place in Culture, Professional.
‘Hudson Hornet' by Jens Ochlich. 1st Place in Cityscapes, Amateur.
‘Pangea #1' by Michael Nalley. 1st Place in Fine Art, Professional.
‘Outdoor Activities' by Pier Luigi Dodi. 1st Place in Street, Amateur.
Photographers from 75 different countries competed in the photography contest, which was judged by a panel of international experts.
‘Dance Of Life' by Alexander Vershinin. 1st Place in Nature, Professional.
‘When mushrooms were big' by Oksana Moroziuk. 1st Place in Photomanipulation, Professional.
‘Journey Towards Joy' by Sohel Parvez Haque. 1st Place in Photojournalism, Amateur.
‘Sasha / White Monarchy' by Marzena Kolarz. 1st Place in Fashion and Beauty, Professional.
‘Green Palace' by Alain Schroeder. 1st Place in People, Professional.
‘Remembering a Night' by Joshua Sariñana. 1st Place in Fine Art, Amateur.
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