GRAND
PRIZE

GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Ken Hermann
"Flower Man"
A portrait project of the flower sellers who live and work in the Malik Ghat flower market in Calcutta, the largest market of its kind in India.
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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Ken Hermann
"Flower Man"
A portrait project of the flower sellers who live and work in the Malik Ghat flower market in Calcutta, the largest market of its kind in India.
(Image 2 of 6)

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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Ken Hermann
"Flower Man"
A portrait project of the flower sellers who live and work in the Malik Ghat flower market in Calcutta, the largest market of its kind in India.
(Image 3 of 6)

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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Ken Hermann
"Flower Man"
A portrait project of the flower sellers who live and work in the Malik Ghat flower market in Calcutta, the largest market of its kind in India.
(Image 4 of 6)

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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Ken Hermann
"Flower Man"
A portrait project of the flower sellers who live and work in the Malik Ghat flower market in Calcutta, the largest market of its kind in India.
(Image 5 of 6)

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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Ken Hermann
"Flower Man"
A portrait project of the flower sellers who live and work in the Malik Ghat flower market in Calcutta, the largest market of its kind in India.
(Image 6 of 6)

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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Christophe Viseux
"Camel Race"
The winning camel gets its neck and head covered with saffron, as a sign of honor after completing the race near Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Christophe Viseux
"Camel Race"
In the United Arab Emirates, the tracks are usually between 4km and 10km long depending on the size and age of the camels. Camels can speed up to 65km/h (40mph).
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Christophe Viseux
"Camel Race"
Portrait of a camel handler in the shadow of his animal before the starting line. Many are hailing from South Asia and Africa.
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Christophe Viseux
"Camel Race"
Camel handlers are anxiously watching the race, while waiting for their camels at the finish line.
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Christophe Viseux
"Camel Race"
A camel faces a flag with the portrait of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, one of the founding fathers of the United Arab Emirates.
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Christophe Viseux
"Camel Race"
Owners accompany the camels along the side road to remotely control the robotic jockeys, through the horns and cheers.
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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Robert McPherson/Metaphor Images
"Dukha Nomads"
The Dukha, a community of reindeer herders in Mongolia, are facing cultural extinction due to the various reasons, including tourism, global warming, language loss and assimilation into civilization. The latest research states there are just 44 Dukha families left in Mongolia, and they are now forced to eat their own reindeer, their only source of income.
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Robert McPherson/Metaphor Images
"Dukha Nomads"
Both children and adults work when the bucks are chased down from the mountains to be marked.
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Robert McPherson/Metaphor Images
"Dukha Nomads"
The modern world offers challenges, but also pleasure. When a long day is over many Dukhas enjoy tobacco.
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Robert McPherson/Metaphor Images
"Dukha Nomads"
The youngest sleep in a cradle made of reindeer skin.
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Robert McPherson/Metaphor Images
"Dukha Nomads"
The reindeer are on hand to be used as transport. In modern times they have had to adapt to new loads.
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Robert McPherson/Metaphor Images
"Dukha Nomads"
To keep warmth in the tents Dukha nomads have to gather and chop wood the whole day. Temperatures in the sub-arctic landscape can change from 0 degrees during daytime to 30 minus at night here at fall camp.
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ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Elisabeth Rom Haugerud
"Being Tibetan"
Haugerud’s project of Tibetan portraits were shot in 2009 and 2014.
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Elisabeth Rom Haugerud
"Being Tibetan"
Haugerud’s project of Tibetan portraits were shot in 2009 and 2014.
(Image 2 of 6)

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Elisabeth Rom Haugerud
"Being Tibetan"
Haugerud’s project of Tibetan portraits were shot in 2009 and 2014.
(Image 3 of 6)

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Elisabeth Rom Haugerud
"Being Tibetan"
Haugerud’s project of Tibetan portraits were shot in 2009 and 2014.
(Image 4 of 6)

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PHOTO ESSAY
Elisabeth Rom Haugerud
"Being Tibetan"
Haugerud’s project of Tibetan portraits were shot in 2009 and 2014.
(Image 5 of 6)

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PHOTO ESSAY
Elisabeth Rom Haugerud
"Being Tibetan"
Haugerud’s project of Tibetan portraits were shot in 2009 and 2014.
(Image 6 of 6)

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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Andrea Francolini
"Education in Northern Pakistan"
Bright Moon Model School, Bardass, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
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Andrea Francolini
"Education in Northern Pakistan"
Community School, Shitindas (Gilgit-Baltistan). Khizra, 5 years old is the first student to receive a 5 year sponsorship to attend class from grade 1 to 5.
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Andrea Francolini
"Education in Northern Pakistan"
A student holding his pencils at Bright Moon Model School, Bardass (Gilgit-Baltistan).
(Image 3 of 6)

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Andrea Francolini
"Education in Northern Pakistan"
School, Bar (Gilgit-Baltistan). Komal, 8 years old.
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Andrea Francolini
"Education in Northern Pakistan"
Nounihall Public School, Nilt (Gilgit-Baltistan). Iqtidar, 15 years old.
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Andrea Francolini
"Education in Northern Pakistan"
A girl attends class in Bright Moon Model School, Bardass (Gilgit-Baltistan) where there is no electricity or furniture.
(Image 6 of 6)

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
First Place
Max Wanger
"Waikiki"
The beautiful waters and people of Waikiki beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Amos Nachoum
"Facing Reality"
Authentic predation behavior by a leopard seal and a penguin in the Antarctic Peninsula.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Yingting Shih
"Aquarium"
A lotus farm.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Chris Schmid
"Over the Namib"
An aerial view of the Namib Desert in Namibia. The Namib stretches over 1,200 miles along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia and South Africa.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Ken Kochey
"Portillo, Chile"
A switchback road to Portillo, Chile.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
First Place
Goran Jovic
"Observer"
Hamar shepherds observing the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Ryan Bakerink
"Slab City"
A welcome booth for Slab City, the off-the-grid community in Southern California.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Ashok Sinha
"Untitled"
Dinner in Marrakech, Morocco.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Brian Hodges
"Three Generations on a Motorcycle"
Three generations on a motorcycle in Orkhon Valley, Mongolia.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Rob Hammer
"Aiguille Du Midi"
Snowboarders stand in a shard of light as they prepare to descend the Aiguille Du Midi in the French Alps.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
First Place
Ken Kochey
"Miami Poolside"
A woman floats in a pool in Miami.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Liz Kuball
"Untitled"
A Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk character walks to work.

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MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Mark Watkins
"A Big Leap"
A local boy's family watches as he leaps into the brackish water at a local swimming hole tucked in between the resorts that line the beaches of Playa de Carmen, Mexico.

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MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Stuart Dee
"Elvis Talking to Himself"
Dee says, "Elvis appearing is always a treat, [but] appearing with himself and chatting with himself casually [is] priceless."

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MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Matt Shallenberger
"Ribeira Grande"
Children in a seaside pool in Ribeira Grande, São Miguel Island in the Azores.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
First Place
Brian Maranan Pineda
"Shop owners, Japan"
Dango (sticky rice cake) shop owners greet Pineda in the countryside of Iwate, Japan.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Shevaun Williams
"The Colors of Havana"
An outdoor flower market in Havana, Cuba.

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PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Carey Nash
"Turmi Woman and Children"
Nash says, "I have few words that can truly describe what it was like to sleep in her village near Jinka and see life as they live it. Near the Omo River in southern Ethiopia, she stood before me in all her garb."

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Rudi Dundas
"Sordo Namunyak Mama"
The Samburu women of north-central Kenya often give birth to 10-12 children, but 50 percent of the children die before the age of 5. With education and better health care, they hope to use birth control to have smaller families.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Brian Hodges
"Pushkar, Rajasthan"
An image from Hodges’ Pushkar, Rajasthan, daylight field studio series.

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This contest was judged by:
DEB HEAREY | LORI CUSICK
SCOTT HALL | TARA GUERTIN
ROB SCHAPIRO


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