GRAND
PRIZE

GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Yuki Shingai
"Higan"
After a series of recurring dreams centering around a remote town in Kagawa, Japan—where Shingai's grandmother lived until her sudden death in 2013—Shingai decided to trace the places and routes in her dreams with her camera. She arrived a few days before the autumnal equinox—celebrated in Japan as a national holiday called Higan—when Japanese people visit their ancestors' graves and commemorate the deceased.
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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Yuki Shingai
"Higan"
After a series of recurring dreams centering around a remote town in Kagawa, Japan—where Shingai's grandmother lived until her sudden death in 2013—Shingai decided to trace the places and routes in her dreams with her camera. She arrived a few days before the autumnal equinox—celebrated in Japan as a national holiday called Higan—when Japanese people visit their ancestors' graves and commemorate the deceased.
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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Yuki Shingai
"Higan"
After a series of recurring dreams centering around a remote town in Kagawa, Japan—where Shingai's grandmother lived until her sudden death in 2013—Shingai decided to trace the places and routes in her dreams with her camera. She arrived a few days before the autumnal equinox—celebrated in Japan as a national holiday called Higan—when Japanese people visit their ancestors' graves and commemorate the deceased.
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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Yuki Shingai
"Higan"
After a series of recurring dreams centering around a remote town in Kagawa, Japan—where Shingai's grandmother lived until her sudden death in 2013—Shingai decided to trace the places and routes in her dreams with her camera. She arrived a few days before the autumnal equinox—celebrated in Japan as a national holiday called Higan—when Japanese people visit their ancestors' graves and commemorate the deceased.
(Image 4 of 6)

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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Yuki Shingai
After a series of recurring dreams centering around a remote town in Kagawa, Japan—where Shingai's grandmother lived until her sudden death in 2013—Shingai decided to trace the places and routes in her dreams with her camera. She arrived a few days before the autumnal equinox—celebrated in Japan as a national holiday called Higan—when Japanese people visit their ancestors' graves and commemorate the deceased.
(Image 5 of 6)

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GRAND PRIZE
PHOTO ESSAY
Yuki Shingai
"Higan"
After a series of recurring dreams centering around a remote town in Kagawa, Japan—where Shingai's grandmother lived until her sudden death in 2013—Shingai decided to trace the places and routes in her dreams with her camera. She arrived a few days before the autumnal equinox—celebrated in Japan as a national holiday called Higan—when Japanese people visit their ancestors' graves and commemorate the deceased.
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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Go Nakamura
"This Is Not It"
Nakamura photographed costumed characters from Times Square, New York City, who ask for tips in exchange for tourist photos. Nakamura says, "I assume those costumes are all handmade. When you see them for the first time, your first thought would be: 'Oh, this is not it!' "
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PHOTO ESSAY
Go Nakamura
"This Is Not It"
Nakamura photographed costumed characters from Times Square, New York City, who ask for tips in exchange for tourist photos. Nakamura says, "I assume those costumes are all handmade. When you see them for the first time, your first thought would be: 'Oh, this is not it!' "
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PHOTO ESSAY
Go Nakamura
"This Is Not It"
Nakamura photographed costumed characters from Times Square, New York City, who ask for tips in exchange for tourist photos. Nakamura says, "I assume those costumes are all handmade. When you see them for the first time, your first thought would be: 'Oh, this is not it!' "
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PHOTO ESSAY
Go Nakamura
"This Is Not It"
Nakamura photographed costumed characters from Times Square, New York City, who ask for tips in exchange for tourist photos. Nakamura says, "I assume those costumes are all handmade. When you see them for the first time, your first thought would be: 'Oh, this is not it!' "
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PHOTO ESSAY
Go Nakamura
"This Is Not It"
Nakamura photographed costumed characters from Times Square, New York City, who ask for tips in exchange for tourist photos. Nakamura says, "I assume those costumes are all handmade. When you see them for the first time, your first thought would be: 'Oh, this is not it!' "
(Image 5 of 6)

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PHOTO ESSAY
Go Nakamura
"This Is Not It"
Nakamura photographed costumed characters from Times Square, New York City, who ask for tips in exchange for tourist photos. Nakamura says, "I assume those costumes are all handmade. When you see them for the first time, your first thought would be: 'Oh, this is not it!' "
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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Remera Olivier
"Prayers at the Western Wall"
Prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Remera Olivier
"Focused"
Pilgrims in a Jerusalem church.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Remera Olivier
"Sharing"
At the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Remera Olivier
"Prayer"
At the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Remera Olivier
"Christian Pilgrim"
A Christian Pilgrim in Jerusalem.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Remera Olivier
"Time to Pray"
Jerusalem.
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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Allan Kliger
"March of St. Clair"
Kliger photographed the Toronto parish of San Nicola di Bari as they celebrated The Festival of the Translation of the Relics with a procession through the streets.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Allan Kliger
"March of St. Clair"
Kliger photographed the Toronto parish of San Nicola di Bari as they celebrated The Festival of the Translation of the Relics with a procession through the streets.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Allan Kliger
"March of St. Clair"
Kliger photographed the Toronto parish of San Nicola di Bari as they celebrated The Festival of the Translation of the Relics with a procession through the streets.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Allan Kliger
"March of St. Clair"
Kliger photographed the Toronto parish of San Nicola di Bari as they celebrated The Festival of the Translation of the Relics with a procession through the streets.
(Image 4 of 6)

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PHOTO ESSAY
Allan Kliger
"March of St. Clair"
Kliger photographed the Toronto parish of San Nicola di Bari as they celebrated The Festival of the Translation of the Relics with a procession through the streets.
(Image 5 of 6)

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PHOTO ESSAY
Allan Kliger
"March of St. Clair"
Kliger photographed the Toronto parish of San Nicola di Bari as they celebrated The Festival of the Translation of the Relics with a procession through the streets.
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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Joris Hermans
"River Bed, Scotia"
Hermans' photo essay explores the Redwood Curtain, the remote coastal counties of Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino in the northwestern corner of California. In recent years, the area has become more accessible via a modern, four-way highway, but the area remains culturally separated from the rest of the state.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Joris Hermans
"River Bed, Scotia"
Hermans' photo essay explores the Redwood Curtain, the remote coastal counties of Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino in the northwestern corner of California. In recent years, the area has become more accessible via a modern, four-way highway, but the area remains culturally separated from the rest of the state.
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PHOTO ESSAY
Joris Hermans
"River Bed, Scotia"
Hermans' photo essay explores the Redwood Curtain, the remote coastal counties of Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino in the northwestern corner of California. In recent years, the area has become more accessible via a modern, four-way highway, but the area remains culturally separated from the rest of the state.
(Image 3 of 6)

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PHOTO ESSAY
Joris Hermans
"River Bed, Scotia"
Hermans' photo essay explores the Redwood Curtain, the remote coastal counties of Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino in the northwestern corner of California. In recent years, the area has become more accessible via a modern, four-way highway, but the area remains culturally separated from the rest of the state.
(Image 4 of 6)

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PHOTO ESSAY
Joris Hermans
"River Bed, Scotia"
Hermans' photo essay explores the Redwood Curtain, the remote coastal counties of Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino in the northwestern corner of California. In recent years, the area has become more accessible via a modern, four-way highway, but the area remains culturally separated from the rest of the state.
(Image 5 of 6)

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PHOTO ESSAY
Joris Hermans
"River Bed, Scotia"
Hermans' photo essay explores the Redwood Curtain, the remote coastal counties of Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino in the northwestern corner of California. In recent years, the area has become more accessible via a modern, four-way highway, but the area remains culturally separated from the rest of the state.
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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
First Place
Robert J. Ross
"A Carmine Christmas Tree"
Northern carmine bee-eaters in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Cam Ritchie
"Half Dome Above the Smoke"
Yosemite Valley filled with smoke from nearby forest fires.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Colleen Dubois
"White"
Birches in winter fog.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Ling Tan
"A Dream Come True"
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Alejandre Fernandez
"The Slot"
Taken from Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Shanna Baker
First Place
"Step Ghat"
Local women in Rajasthan, India, climb a ghat, a series of steps leading to a holy river.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Rohan Ghosh
"Untitled"
A boy sells flowers to pilgrims gathered in the holy Indian city of Varanasi for an evening prayer ceremony.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Michal Kwapisiewicz
"In the Sopot beach"
Summertime in Sopot, Poland.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Louise Porter
"Cattle Camp Surma Tribe"
In the early morning, Suri men drink the blood from their cattle.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Alejandro Santiago
"Camagüey, Cuba"
Four generations converge on a street corner in Camagüey, Cuba.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
First Place
Julie Higelin
"Telling Stories"
In the streets of Bundi, Rajasthan, India.

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MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Andrew H. Kim
"Damour"
An outtake from a trip to Rwanda with charity: water.

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MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Krista Long
"Gas Dock, Lake of the Ozarks"
Two employees waiting to pump gas for recreational boats on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Adam Birkan
"Temper"
A young girl throws a temper tantrum inside a luxury mall in the heart of Bangkok.

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MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Sebastian Aristizabal
"Sagrado Burro"
The working class in the coffee region of Colombia, motivated by tradition and forced by financial limitations, still uses donkeys as their main form of transportation. To locals, they are part of Colombian culture. The animals are usually loaded with a rolled up mattress, pots and pans, and religious imagery of catholic saints to whom the owner of the donkey is devoted.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
First Place
John Moulds
"Hmong"
A portrait of a Hmong girl in Pha Long Market in Lào Cai, Vietnam.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
JP Terlizzi
"Potter's Shop"
A shopkeeper in Avanos, Turkey.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Nita Gulbas
"Acorn Roaster"
An acorn roaster at the horse festival in Golega, Portugal.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Paola Faltracco
"Double Focus"
Miami Beach.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Adam Birkan
"Untitled"
A gas station attendant in Bangkok, Thailand.

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


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