Tech brand OnePlus showed off the creative power of its mobile phones at the renowned Lucie Awards. Held annually to celebrate achievements in photography, the Lucies is a prestigious event that OnePlus helps sponsor. And, as part of the celebrations, eight winners from the OnePlus Photography Awards were exhibited in New York along with other top winners from the International Photo Awards.
“The partnership between the International Photography Awards and OnePlus has given rise to a global photography sensation. This is a magnificent showcase of artistic flair, creativity, and talent hailing from every corner of the globe through the power of mobile phones,” said Hossein Farmani, IPA Founder and President. “We are thrilled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Photography Awards with OnePlus. Our collaboration with OnePlus is a milestone we take immense pride in. Throughout the partnership, we have seen the true potential and power of mobile photography, and we look forward to continuing to work together with OnePlus to make great photography more accessible while encouraging everyone with a phone camera to become a photographer capable of capturing and sharing special moments with the world.”
The winners of the OnePlus Photography Awards were announced in August, with photographer Zhuowen Ao taking home to top prize. His exceptional image of a fire dragon dancer at Chinese New Year shows the power of the OnePlus 11. Sparks of light from the celebration are perfectly captured as the dancer walks through the darkness, showing that the mobile phone can handle tough lighting situations.
The other images placed on display were taken from the competition's three categories—Infinite Nature, City Voice, and Visions of Night. Each image is a masterclass in mobile photography and fits in beautifully with the other work in the exhibition. From a mysterious ice cave to a crowded subway car, there was nothing that these photographers couldn't capture with their phones.