Capitol Riot among the winning images of the International Photography Awards 2021


The winners of the International Photography Awards have been revealed, including striking images from the 2021 Capitol Riots. This year, the competition received more than 14,000 entries from over 100 countries, with the hope of winning the top prize for each. category.

The competition is open to professionals and amateurs, but the categories in each section are the same. Categories include Advertising, Analog / Film, Architecture, Books, Deeper Perspective, Editorial / Press, Events, Fine Art, People, Nature, Special Photographers and still images. Each category is then broken down into smaller sections such as seasons, cityscapes, minimal fine art, kids, and macro, to name a few.

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The overall category winners received a cash prize of $ 1,000 while the finalists received $ 500. All professional and non-professional winners and finalists will also be featured in the Best of Show exhibit as well as the annual IPA book.

The International Photography Awards are one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions, attracting thousands of participants each year, striving to showcase top photographers, discover emerging photographers and cultivate new talent.

Highlights include images of Walter Luttenberger who won the Architecture Award, Cityscapes with his series depicting an empty and eerie Venice during the final days of the lockdown. Art Streiber won the Audience Award for his portraits of American singer, songwriter and actress Lady Gaga, while the striking photos Mel D Cole took of the Capitol Riots won him the top prize in the press and editorial category.

The event was live streamed and hosted by Mr. Hossein Farmani, Founder of IPA, who shared his thoughts at the close of the event online. “We are honored to have been able to share these incredible images with you, shining the spotlight on the brilliant and talented photographers who created them and underscoring the vital role of photography as an art form and medium of communication in the world of today “.

He hopes the awards inspire others to take more photos and share those images within the IPA community, so that the talent and vision can be “recognized and celebrated”.

To view the full list of winners, head over to the International Photography Awards website or scroll below to see a selection of our favorites.

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Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year (Image credit: Joanna Borowiec – International Photography Awards 2021)

Advertising photographer of the year (Image credit: Antonio Coelho)

Film / Film Photographer of the Year (Image credit: Chris Round – International Photography Awards 2021)

Fine Art Photographer of the Year (Image credit: Jiale Liu – International Photography Awards 2021)


Film / Film Photographer of the Year (Image credit: Ang̩lique Boissi̬re РInternational Photography Awards 2021)

Editorial / Press Photographer of the Year (Image credit: Mel D Cole – International Photography Awards 2021)

Special photographer of the year (Image credit: Howard Schatzs – International Photography Awards 2021)

Celebrity photographer of the year (Image credit: Art Streiber – International Photography Awards 2021)

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