Here are the outstanding winning photos of the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2023. The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers globally, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.
OnePlus is the official sponsor for IPA’s 2023. Photographer of the Year won the cash prize of $12,000 and Discovery of the year wond the cash prize $6,000. The 11 Category winners in the Professional Categories will each receive a $1,200 cash prize, and the 11 Category winners in the Non-Professional Categories will each receive a $600 prize.
A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts judged more than 14,000 entries from 120 countries around the world to finally select these outstanding category winners, each of whom are in the running to receive the IPA’s top two prizes—Photographer of the Year for the professional categories, and Discovery of the Year for the non-professional / student categories. The finalists for these two awards will be presented—and the winner announced—at the Lucie Awards Gala on October 30, 2023 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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#1 Editorial / Press Photographer Of the Year: Ukraine’s War by Wolfgang Schwan
In early January, 2022 I traveled to eastern Ukraine for the first time with the intention of covering an environmental story. Instead I found myself covering daily life in the trenches of Donbas for the next two months. Over this time I developed a deep appreciation for the hospitality and generosity of Ukrainians. I decided to stay once the war broke out on Feb. 24 and work covering breaking news and daily life throughout 2022. This story is an overview of my coverage spanning eight months in Ukraine in 2022.
#2 Nature Photographer Of the Year: Ice Fantasy by Barbara and Maciej Noskowski
We are absolutely fascinated by these beautiful patterns on the frozen lakes we discovered in February this year. They are like flowers, branches, stars, abstract compositions, minimalistic, fantastic! You can only see them from above. As we later found out, these are holes created as a result of vegetation inside the lake. These sprawling cracks and surrounding shapes are a quite rare sight.
#3 Fine Art Photographer Of the Year: Old Father Thames by Julia Fullerton-Batten
#4 Special Photographer Of the Year: Pets meets Vintage by Horst Kistner
#5 People Photographer Of the Year: Freedom to Fly by Allison Hunter
#6 Architecture Photographer Of the Year: Ships on land by Gang Wang
#7 Sports Photographer Of the Year: Mikaël Kingsbury, Olympic Freestyle skier by Finn O’Hara
#8 Advertising Photographer Of the Year: The End of the Dream by Thomas Broening
#9 Analog / Film Photographer Of the Year: Our War by Edgar Martins
#10 Event Photographer Of the Year: NYC Women’s March 2017 by Nabil West
#11 Analog / Film, Fine Art: 1st Place – Fade to Black by Martina Holmberg
#12 Architecture, Abstract: 2nd Place – Color Conversation by Gleici Rufatto
#13 Architecture, Buildings: 3rd Place – Jiangnan by Bin Zhang
#14 Architecture, Cityscapes: 1st Place – Red zonem by Marcin Giba
#15 Editorial / Press, Photo Essay: 1st Place – Cattle of Kings by Karolina Wojtasik
#16 Fine Art, Landscape: 1st Place – Bodies by Zac Henderson
#17 Fine Art, Minimalism: 1st Place – Laguna Nord by Alessandro Tagliapietra
#18 Fine Art, Portrait: 1st Place – Alex and Zoe by Emily Fisher
#19 Fine Art, Still Life: 1st Place – Weave My Light by Kayoko Nemoto
#20 Nature, Aerial / Drone: 3rd Place – Veins Of The Earth by Robert Bilos
#21 Nature, Animals: 2nd Place – Circle of Life by Moises Levy
#22 Nature, Astrophotography: 2nd Place – Written in the star by Sun Haoran
#23 Nature, Landscape: 1st Place – The ions ballet by Cari Letelier
#24 Nature, Landscape: 3rd Place – Once in a Lifetime by Ryan Fitzsimons
#25 Nature, Other: 1st Place – Mystery by Tianhang Zhang
#26 Nature, Seasons: 2nd Place – Siglufjordur by Julie Mullock
#27 Nature, Sunrise / Sunset: 1st Place – Daybreak at Lítli-Hrútur by Joshua Earle
#28 Nature, Trees: 1st Place – Treelogy by Cristiano Xavier
#29 Nature, Wildlife: 3rd Place – The Statues of Mara by Lakshitha Karunarathna
#30 People, Children: 2nd Place – Haar and Fret by Emily Fisher
#31 People, Family: 2nd Place – Years and years… by Prajnyan Goswami
#32 People, Newborn / Baby: 1st Place – Best friends for life by Heidi Breugelmans
#33 People, Portrait: 3rd Place: Open mind, open heart by Olivia Mazzola
#34 People, Self-Portrait: 3rd Place – New Habitat by Bella von Einsiedel
#35 People, Street Photography: 1st Place – # # Y i # by Nina Papiorek
#36 Special, Night Photography: 1st Place – 中国速度 by Wei Chen
#37 Special, Panorama: 1st Place – Oil Painting in Dreams by Weinan Li
#38 Special, Smartphone Photography: 1st Place – Shadow Self-Portraits by Tony Hertz
#39 Special, Travel : 3rd Place – Underwater Portal by Benjamin Yavar
#40 Sports, Extreme sports: 1st Place – Nouria Newman – The Fearless by Sandro Baebler