Portrait - Amateur

Success Klaus Pfeiffer
Germany

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Success"
Ambition spurred him to success.



Dona Maria Making Art Paulo Mittelman
Brazil

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Dona Maria Making Art"
This lady makes small objects handicraft, at Paraty in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The smile of pleasure that she expressed caught my attention.



Aghori jayanta roy
India

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Aghori "
The Aghori or naga are a Shaivite Hindu sect mostly composed of ascetic sadhus They are, for instance, known to engage in post-mortem ritual, they also often dwell in charnel grounds, have been witnes



Yi Boy Chiye Li
China (PRC)

Honorable Mention

"Yi Boy"
Yi people are an ethnic group in China who live primarily in rural areas in Sichuan, Yunan, Guizhou and Guangxi. This photograph was taken in Southern Sichuan Province, China, 2014.



Dorka Framed II Trond M. Skaret
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Dorka Framed II"



Within The Broken Window Nick Ng
Malaysia

Honorable Mention

"Within The Broken Window"
This image was shot from outside a home of this man in the rural villages of Yunnan. It shows the poor living conditions of him.



Swimming champs #7 Mihai Chebac
USA

Honorable Mention

"Swimming champs #7"



The stoker Klaus-Juergen Roericht
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"The stoker"
In the narrow alleys of Marrakech he lives and works alone in the underground to heat the hammam in the upper floors for carriage trade and Tourists.



Cubans Bencai Gong
USA

Honorable Mention

"Cubans"
taken in Cuba in year 2011



Mutant Paulo Mittelman
Brazil

Honorable Mention

"Mutant"
This man walked the streets of Paraty, a historical city in Brazil, covered with colored clay body. It was a very cold day.



Enjoying the rain together Sanghamitra Sarkar
India

Honorable Mention

"Enjoying the rain together"
Children enjoying with leaf of Arum in the rain



Papis Konez Marco Benedetti
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Papis Konez"
Portrait of a Senegalese Wrestler



Sara with scooter Donna Pinckley
USA

Honorable Mention

"Sara with scooter"



Consider sharp abdulrahman alterkait
Kuwait

Nominee

"Consider sharp"
Old man with a strange Outlook



Eritrean migrant abdulrahman alterkait
Kuwait

Nominee

"Eritrean migrant"
Artria refugee living in the desert of Sudan



The last cigarette abdulrahman alterkait
Kuwait

Nominee

"The last cigarette"
More than ninety years old and smoke cigarettes



Clean eye abdulrahman alterkait
Kuwait

Nominee

"Clean eye"
Clean eye



Nanny Abhishek Dasgupta
USA

Nominee

"Nanny"
Nanny



Alexandra Alexander Kamakaev
Russia

Nominee

"Alexandra"



The Cook andrea ballaratti
Italy

Nominee

"The Cook"
Venice - Italy



Portrait of Politics Anik Rahman
Bangladesh

Nominee

"Portrait of Politics"
The recent chronic violent political demonstration by the opposition allies of Bangladesh started posing threat to the lives of common people. Random usage of handmade bombs on streets forced many to



My Grandfather Badescu Alexandrina
Romania

Nominee

"My Grandfather"
My grandfather at the beautiful age of 81.



in the Wind Beatrix Jourdan
Senegal

Nominee

"in the Wind"



Mustafapasha Matron Brian Jones
Australia

Nominee

"Mustafapasha Matron"
Woman at Mustafapasha, Turkey



Prized Possession Candace Casey
USA

Nominee

"Prized Possession"
An Emirate man and his beloved camels posed at the Al Dhafra Camel Festival. Al Dhafra United Arab Emirates



The Gaurdian Christopher Moffat
Australia

Nominee

"The Gaurdian"
Lucky he was wearing white



In Motion Chuck Turner
USA

Nominee

"In Motion"



Kiowa Colleen Sternberger
USA

Nominee

"Kiowa"



Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride Costanza Nicolosi
Italy

Nominee

"Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride"
Nowadays, it's increasingly difficult to find "the one". Here, a young "black bride" poses next to her family's wedding portraits, wondering whether she'll ever be a bride.



The shopping bag Daniel Arranz Molinero
Spain

Nominee

"The shopping bag"
Indonesia



Girls with Antlers, Nara, Japan, 2005 Dave Rudin
USA

Nominee

"Girls with Antlers, Nara, Japan, 2005"



Jeddet Adham and Her Favorite Scarf, Egypt Don Whitebread
USA

Nominee

"Jeddet Adham and Her Favorite Scarf, Egypt"
A friend's grandmother from the small village of Aqaba in southern Egypt showing off her favorite scarf.



Civil War Soldier Edwin Soriano
USA

Nominee

"Civil War Soldier"



Standing Woman Ellin Pollachek
USA

Nominee

"Standing Woman"
En route to Ladakh



The shape you're in Felicia Simion
Romania

Nominee

"The shape you're in"
The woman who took the last train to Heaven.



Farmer Gloria Golden
USA

Nominee

"Farmer"
He has little, but is happy in China's farmland.



MY BEAUTY Grace Willan
Canada

Nominee

"MY BEAUTY"
Iconically Beautiful/ Omo Valley Ethiopia



Old woman praying Hans Bauer
Germany

Nominee

"Old woman praying"



Madagascar Belles Helen McFadden
Australia

Nominee

"Madagascar Belles"
Beautiful girls selling snacks by the side of the road on market day, southern Madagascar



Mardin Donkey-Saddler Helen McFadden
Australia

Nominee

"Mardin Donkey-Saddler"
In the covered market in Mardin, Turkey, this man is making a saddle for a donkey



Mongolian Eagle Hunter Helen McFadden
Australia

Nominee

"Mongolian Eagle Hunter"
This young competitor is proud of his golden eagle, Golden Eagle Festival, Mongolia



Balinese lady henk langerak
Netherlands

Nominee

"Balinese lady"



The little big man Iulia Iacoban
Romania

Nominee

"The little big man"



Barbie Dolls Julie Garran
Australia

Nominee

"Barbie Dolls"
Teenage schoolgirls gathering to dance at the Pushkar Camel Fair.



My Parents Julie Garran
Australia

Nominee

"My Parents"
While staying in the holy city of Pushkar, India.A friend invited me to her home, where I met her family. Her father asked me to photograph him with a revered photo of his deceased parents.



Thoroughbred Aussie Keran Woods
Australia

Nominee

"Thoroughbred Aussie"
This bloke is 'true blue'.



Tenderloin #1 Lisa Franklin
USA

Nominee

"Tenderloin #1"



Untitled Lizy Manola
Greece

Nominee

"Untitled"



Fudgie Llewellyn Douglas
Jamaica

Nominee

"Fudgie"



Tobacco Farmer, Cuba Marian Rubin
USA

Nominee

"Tobacco Farmer, Cuba "
A 93 year old tobacco farmer in Cuba.



Smile and Laughter Marina Proniakova
Russia

Nominee

"Smile and Laughter"



Burqa Mario Bejagan Cardenas
United Arab Emirates

Nominee

"Burqa"
Emarati cultural tradition of women wearing the Burqa–a revered heritage worn as an embellishment: to show pride and high morality of the woman who wears it, as well as symbol of elegance & pride.



Sax Marius Noreger
Norway

Nominee

"Sax"



Today's the Day Martina Platte
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Today's the Day"
Taken in Hallstatt/China a copy town of the original place in Austria where couples from all over the country come to have their photo taken.



This is his home Mauricio Villahermosa
Venezuela

Nominee

"This is his home"
A small house in the Venezuelan Andes



Greig-Michael_The Fat Woman;Havana,Cuba 2013 Michael Greig
USA

Nominee

"Greig-Michael_The Fat Woman;Havana,Cuba 2013"



Boy with Toy Michele Taras
Canada

Nominee

"Boy with Toy"
Boy with Toy



Cherri Michele Taras
Canada

Nominee

"Cherri"
The hard life of those living on the fringe



La feinte Nancy Hill
Canada

Nominee

"La feinte"



People as elves Nikolay Smolyak
Russia

Nominee

"People as elves"



Girl with Umbrella Oliver Stegmann
Switzerland

Nominee

"Girl with Umbrella"
Day of the Dead Festivities, Mexico, 2013



Innocence Patricia Dinu
Italy

Nominee

"Innocence"



Nina Peter Kurdulija
New Zealand

Nominee

"Nina"



Village Elder Philip Lawrence
Australia

Nominee

"Village Elder"
105 year old head of family in a small village near Tabanan , Bali ,Indonesia



Buddhist Monk Porus Khareghat
India

Nominee

"Buddhist Monk"
A teary eyed monk with a captivating smile in remote Ladakh



Hindu Priest Porus Khareghat
India

Nominee

"Hindu Priest"
A Hindu Priest stretching to to see into the distant furture



The street kid ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"The street kid"
Kolkata, India



Muslim Lady ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Muslim Lady"
Hajipir, Bhuj, Gujrath, India



Indian Village ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Indian Village"
Nandgaon, India



Omaha Dancer Ron Cooper
USA

Nominee

"Omaha Dancer"



Tuning Saibal Gupta
India

Nominee

"Tuning"
Young minds unite in music.



drummer heralds rain sankar sridhar
India

Nominee

"drummer heralds rain"
A drummer from a remote monastery in the high altitude cold desert of Ladakh declares the beginning of a harvest festival, aimed primarily at appeasing rain gods



Prayer Sesh Sareday
USA

Nominee

"Prayer "
Eighty two year old woman from a vanishing Myanmar tribe praying to her ancestors.



Tribal enchantment Sesh Sareday
USA

Nominee

"Tribal enchantment"
"There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me" Did Rudyard Kipling mean her or her great grand mother in his poem Back to Mandalay ?



Pretty Lady from Tibet Shashwat Nagpal
India

Nominee

"Pretty Lady from Tibet"
Pretty Lady from Tibet, Darjeeling, India. 2014



Peru Stanley Padilla
USA

Nominee

"Peru"
Peru



Speak no evil Stephan Brauchli
Switzerland

Nominee

"Speak no evil"
A Masai boy through my 50mm lens



Himba Mother Stephan Brauchli
Switzerland

Nominee

"Himba Mother"
A Himba mother with child - Epupa Falls, Namibia



own Tiffanie Ragasa
USA

Nominee

"own"



Craftsman - Medina of Fez Tomasz Dziubinski
Poland

Nominee

"Craftsman - Medina of Fez"
The picture was taken in November 2010 in Fez, during my trip to Morocco.



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