Food Photography of the Year

May 18, 2023


The Guardian has a marvelous selection of winners of the 2023 Food Photographer of the Year. These were my favourites

Candy Man by Jon Enoch

Selling Fish, by Md. Mahabub Hossain Khan

Drying Fish, by Kanh Phan Thi

More World Press Photography Winners 2023

April 20, 2023

The global winners of the 2023 World Press Photography Awards have been announced. Many of these awards recognize full portfolios of work. The following are my favourite images from the collections:

Mariupol Maternity Hospital Airstrike: Evgeniy Maloletka

The Price of Peace in Afghanistan: Mads Nissen

Battered Waters: Anush Babajanyan

Previously announced winners of regional awards can be found here.

Sony World Photograph Awards 2023

April 14, 2023

The winners of the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. My favourites of the bunch are:

Womens Peace Movement in Congo: Hugh Kinsella

Riverland and Other Projects: Marjolein Martinot

Loss and Damage: Fabio Bucciarelli

World Press Photo Awards

March 29, 2023


The regional winners of the 2023 World Press Photo Awards have been announced. Here are some of those winners:

International Garden Photography Awards 2023

March 21, 2023


The Guardian has a good gallery of award winners from this year’s International Garden Photography awards. These are my particular favourites:

Laponia II, by Stuart Chape

Stream Garden, by Caroline Piek

Misty Lochlan, by Jay Birmingham

British Wildlife Photography 2023

March 17, 2023


The British Wildlife Photography awards for 2023 have been announced. There are so many fine images that it was difficult to select just a few.

“A Look To The Future” by Charlie Page

“The Three Little Graces” by Virginia Grey

“Shades of autumn” by Philip Selby

Women Photographers

March 8, 2023


As part of my tribute to International Womens Day, I want to draw attention to the fine work accomplished by women photographers around the world. This site — Women Photograph — has an enormous collection of fine images from 1,410 artists; these are just a few I chose at random:

Image: Diana Larrea

Image: Michele Mishina

Image: Jennifer Adler

Street Photography 2023

March 3, 2023


The Australian Association of Street Photographers are showcasing work this month. There are a great many images that I like, and I was hard-pressed to choose these three from the fine array:

Traveller Photography Awards 2023

March 2, 2023


The winners of the 2023 National Geographic Travellers Photography Awards have been announced. The two winners I like most are the following:

Image: Wildlife: Ed Hasler

Image: Food: Simon Urwin

World Nature Photography Awards 2021

March 9, 2022


The 2021 World Nature Photography Award winners have been announced and, no surprise, there are dozens of wonderful images to see. I particularly liked these:

Facing Reality: Photographer Amos Nachoum
Nature Art: Photographer Federico Testi
Abandoned House: Photographer Gautam Kanat Bambolkar

BioArt Competition

December 4, 2021


FASEB’s BioArt competition shares the beauty and wonder of biological research. I really like these:

Supramolecular Confetti: image by Jack Kolberg-Edelbrock
MicroCT Scan of 96 million-year-old Fossil Turtle Shell Surface Texture: image by Heather F. Smith

Environmental Photography of the Year 2021

November 9, 2021


The 2021 Environmental Photography Awards have been announced, and there are some extraordinary works among the winners. I am especially drawn to these three:

Green Barrier: photographer Sandipandi Chattopadhyay
Survive for Alive: photographer Ashraful Islam
Drying Incense: photographer Azim Khan Ronnie

Emerging Photography Awards 2021

November 6, 2021


The Emerging Photography Awards for 2021 have been announced. I really like these:

Kansas: photographer Rob Darby
Chinese New Year Reimagined: Photographer Horace Li
Woman: Photographer Daniela Constantini

Siena Awards

November 2, 2021


The Sienna International Photo Awards for 2021 have been announced. The various galleries contain a wealth of extraordinary photographs. Of the many fine works, I particularly liked the following:

Childhood, photographer: Lopamudra Talukdar
Out for Prayers, photographer: France Leclerc
Return To The Village, photographer: Ahmed Fatih Sonmez

There are literally another twenty or thirty I could have chosen. Have fun looking through the galleries!

Weather Photos of the Year 2021

October 19, 2021


The Royal Meteorological Society have announced the 2021 winners of their Weather Photograph of the Year award. Top prize went to Giulio Montini:


The public favourite was:


Winner in the Mobile Phone category was:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

October 10, 2021

The National History Museum of the UK has revealed some finalists in their 57th annual wildlife photography contest. I really liked these:

Toxic Design: Photographer Gheorghe Popa
Storm Fox: Photographer Jonny Armstrong
Linx on the Threshold: Photographer Sergio Marijuan

Martin Kantor Portrait Prize 2021

June 27, 2021

The finalists for this gallery of culturally significant Australians has some interesting pieces. My favourites are:

Self portrait: John Gollings
Dolly Diamond, by Sanjeev Singh
Sue Cato by George Fetting

Wellcome Trust Photography 2021: Shortlist

June 25, 2021

The Wellcome Photography Prize this year illustrates three of the most urgent global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and global heating. From the shortlist, I particularly liked:

Image: Oded Wagenstein
Image: Anastasia Tay lor-Lind

Mountaineering Photography

June 3, 2021

The International Mountain Photography contest has announced its winners. The overall winner was this dramatic composition called The X by Marcin Ciepielewski.

I also really liked these …