The winners of this year’s iPhone Photography Awards have been announced, crowning visionary winners from around the world.
According to the awards, which have been in existence since just after the first iPhone’s launch back in 2007, thousands of entries were received from more than 140 countries.
This year’s grand prize Photographer of the Year is New York’s Sebastian Tomada, who submitted a harrowing image of life in Iraq’s Qayyarah.
Children of Qayyarah. Credit: Sebastian Tomada / IPPAWARDS
The next three major Photographer of the Year winners are Brenda O Se of Ireland, Yeow-Kwang Yeo of Singapore, and Kuanglong Zhang of China.
Dock Worker. Credit: Brenda O Se / IPPAWARDS
The Performer. Credit: Yeow-Kwanf Yeo / IPPAWARDS
The City Palace. Credit: Kuanglong Zheng / IPPAWARDS
It’s really quite remarkable to see what mobile cameras are now capable of. Apple’s most recent mobile incarnation, the iPhone 7 Plus, has a 12mp Sony sensor coupled with a genuine telephoto lens.
“The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 19 categories were awarded to photographers who represented countries around the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Myanmar, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States,” adds the awards.
On the awards’ 10th anniversary, founder Kenan Aktulun says that it’s fitting that the IPPAWARDS have grown to host such diversity, in light of current political events.
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