New York, NY—Showcasing some of the most outstanding photographic work from around the globe, the IPA named the category winners and finalists for the 2019 International Photography Awards. The competition is open to professional as well as nonprofessional and student photographers.
The judges praised this year’s winners for their exceptional work across various genres and styles. “The entries this year seem even more visually awe inspiring than ever. Moreover, it’s been extraordinary to jury this prestigious competition together with so many of the leaders of the photography community,” said Susan Baraz, IPA’s head of jury.
IPA’s international jury of renowned photography experts judged more than 11,500 entries from 110 countries. Furthermore, each of the category winners are finalists for IPA’s top two prizes: Photographer of the Year for the professional categories; and Discovery of the Year for the nonprofessional/student categories.
In addition, all finalists’ work will exhibit at the Lucie Awards gala on October 22, 2019, at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York City. IPA will also announce the final winners at the event.
2019 International Photography Awards: Professional Category
Following are the category winners for IPA’s professional competition. In addition, they are all finalists for International Photographer of the Year and a $10,000 cash prize.
Advertising: 2049 – Dior Show by Jonathan Knowles
Analog: Meeting Sofie by Snezhana Von Büdingen
Architecture: Children’s Playgrounds by Evgeny Stetsko
Book: We Came from Fire: Kurdistan’s Armed Struggle Against ISIS by Joey Lawrence
Deeper Perspectives: Deadly Blaze by K M Asad
Editorial: Palestinian Rights of Return Protests by Mustafa Hassona
Event: Africa Transgender by Sandro Miller
Fine Art: The Lost Prophets by David Knox
Nature: Iceland by Tom Putt
People: How I Beat Cancer by Evgeny Stetsko
Special: Night Lights by James Ritchie
Sports: Beneath the Surface of Competitive Freediving by Kohei Ueno
Still in Motion: Owen Foundation promotional video by Jean Bérard
2019 IPA Nonprofessional/Student Category Winners
The winners of these categories are also finalists for IPA’s Discovery of the Year Award and a $5,000 cash prize.
Advertising: Siblings by Rebeka Legovic
Analog: Quiraing Sunrise by Maciej Wójcik
Architecture: Elements II by Katherine Young
Book: Sepak Takraw by Francesco Ruffoni
Deep Perspective: Kabristan-Land of Graves by Simone Mestroni
Editorial: The Neglected by Mikkel Hørlyck
Event: Surrounded by Yellow by Sritam Kumar Sethy
Fine Art: Studio Practice by Julia Sh
Nature: her: I by Alexis Harper
People: The Poetics of Childhood by Marina Kazakova
Special: Office with a View by Christiaan van Heijst
Sports: Mad Cow by Tony Law
Still in Motion: Inga by Uffe Mulvad
Furthermore, all finalists and prize winners receive an official IPA Winner Certificate and IPA seal to promote their win. They also benefit from a global promotional campaign and being featured in the IPA Annual Book of Photography. In addition, their work will appear in IPA’s online winner gallery.
In addition, this year’s guest curator, David Fahey, will choose a select number of winning images for IPA’s annual Best of Show exhibition. The exhibit opens in New York City prior to the Lucie Awards Gala.
The International Photography Awards
IPA conducts an annual competition for professional as well as nonprofessional and student photographers on a global scale. The organization is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, charitable foundation.
The foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers; discover and cultivate emerging talent; and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.
The annual programming of the Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.