Portrait - Amateur

Car Sascha Amar Fartas
Germany

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Car"
Girl driving a car by night. Shot with negative film.



Eskimo Marco Benedetti
Switzerland

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Eskimo"
"Eskimo" : a portrait like a magnificent arctic landscape, this pure, frozen beauty, distant and not always sharp. Faces that remind of the earth after the ice blizzard, empty, calming, striking in their cold perfection, welcoming but carrying a veil of sadness. An inner travel to dream of icy lands.



AT THE EDGE OF LIVING, IN 200 YEAR OLD HOUSE IN SLOVENIA Herman Cater
Slovenia

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"AT THE EDGE OF LIVING, IN 200 YEAR OLD HOUSE IN SLOVENIA"
This photo is from a world success series named “Forgotten. Mr. Stanko’s Last Days”. One hour walk from the nearest village in the mountains in the middle of nowhere I met an 80 year old man. His name was Stanko. His house was more than 200 years old. I was shocked when I saw the inside and could not believe somebody can live like that in Europe in 21st century. The walls were yellow, green and black, and the windows were small and created very special light emphasizing what I saw in the house. I felt a great pain when I found out he died. I still remember his eyes. They were like mirrors. Named after the generic term Mr. X., to me Stanko could embody all old and poor people. Photographing Stanko and listening to his stories was a great experience for me. It forced me to intensively think about life values. The collection is also a sociological study. It influences the spectator to think about it.



Grandpa Roey Tsemah
Israel

Honorable Mention

"Grandpa"
Portrait



Ewan 1 Adam Faulkner
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Ewan 1"



rabbi Hugo C. Romano
Israel

Honorable Mention

"rabbi"



entertainer Alex Attard
Malta

Nominee

"entertainer"



Vanessa Benedikt Ernst
Germany

Nominee

"Vanessa"
Vanessa



Gods Gift Bert Garcia jr.
USA

Nominee

"Gods Gift"
Mikah



Kazak Bradley Fernihough
Australia

Nominee

"Kazak"



Mother India Charlotte Rush Bailey
USA

Nominee

"Mother India"
Gujurat 2010



St. Andrew Daan Liu
Netherlands

Nominee

"St. Andrew"
A serie about the Apostles, In art normally portraited as men with white beards and all with different attributes.



Last Time Danielle Herzog
USA

Nominee

"Last Time"
Taken in Death Valley.



Mask Fabio Ghidini
Italy

Nominee

"Mask"



Mask Fabio Ghidini
Italy

Nominee

"Mask"



Chris Franek Strzeszewski
UK

Nominee

"Chris"



MR. X Herman Cater
Slovenia

Nominee

"MR. X "
This photo is from a world success series named “Forgotten. Mr. Stanko’s Last Days”. One hour walk from the nearest village in the mountains in the middle of nowhere I met an 80 year old man. His name was Stanko. It is a sad story. I learned that he had nine children, but nobody would take care of him. His wife died long ago. He had little money and would spend all on cigarettes and wine. Living alone in nature made him happy. He had some land and sheep. The winter of 2008-2009 was very harsh, with no heater and unable to make fire, he sadly died of cold. I felt a great pain when I found out he died. I still remember his eyes. They were like mirrors. Named after the generic term Mr. X., to me Stanko could embody all old and poor people. Photographing Stanko and listening to his stories was a great experience for me. It forced me to intensively think about life values. The collection is also a sociological study. It influences the spectator to think about it.



Old man of Jerusalem Hugo C. Romano
Israel

Nominee

"Old man of Jerusalem"



Waiting for the dance Ingetje Tadros
Australia

Nominee

"Waiting for the dance"
MowanjumFestival,authentic Kimberley Aboriginal Culture, where Worrorra.Ngarinyin and Wunumbai people meet.



Silence Jo Goede
Germany

Nominee

"Silence"



Shy African Girl John Harrison
UK

Nominee

"Shy African Girl"
African Girl In Sunday Best



Businessman or Gangster? John McGill
Lebanon

Nominee

"Businessman or Gangster?"
Seated in a cafe, the businessman -- or is he a gangster -- waits, and stares.



Man in the Taboush John McGill
Lebanon

Nominee

"Man in the Taboush"
The taboush is the traditional hat of Lebanon, now worn only by old men locked in time.



Cold Waive Joydeep Mukherjee
India

Nominee

"Cold Waive "
In the Winter of North India a boy after bath in the Holly Ganges



Beginning of personality Juho Kalberg
Estonia

Nominee

"Beginning of personality"



Mine Julie Garran
Australia

Nominee

"Mine"
At the cafe



Sad Monk Mario Pietro Luras
Italy

Nominee

"Sad Monk"
Taken during Carnival celebrations in Sardinia (Italy), a young boy dress traditional ethnic clothes.



Sea breath Mario Pietro Luras
Italy

Nominee

"Sea breath"
Sergio in its natural element



Georgina & broom Marj Clayton
Canada

Nominee

"Georgina & broom"



Mr Mamani & pick Marj Clayton
Canada

Nominee

"Mr Mamani & pick"



Granpa & Workbench Mark Dimitroff
Canada

Nominee

"Granpa & Workbench"



I'm reading Mark Darlington
UK

Nominee

"I'm reading"
Paitence



Last Song Mark Dunsmuir
Canada

Nominee

"Last Song"



supermodel Matthias Selderhuis
Netherlands

Nominee

"supermodel"
Senegalese girl in refugee shelter in Gambia



cabbage Monika Brand
Germany

Nominee

"cabbage"



Charlotte Monika Manowska
Spain

Nominee

"Charlotte"
portrait



Lady Nilton Sergio Ramos Quoirin
Brazil

Nominee

"Lady"
Old lady at Campos do Jordão, São Paulo, Brazil



Sorrow's Door Peter Velter
South Africa

Nominee

"Sorrow's Door"
Antananarivo, Madagascar.



Protector ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Protector"
Hill woman and her dog, Ladakh, India



Lily of the Valley ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Lily of the Valley"
At the parade, Minneapolis, USA



Meet my kitten ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Meet my kitten"
Ladakhi girl, India



Boy painted black ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Boy painted black "
Holi festival of color, India



Konyak tribal elder ROBI (Anirudha) Chakraborty
USA

Nominee

"Konyak tribal elder"
Nagaland, India



Refugee Soham Gupta
India

Nominee

"Refugee"
She fled home and settled in Calcutta.



My Hurt Locker Stephanie Hammer
USA

Nominee

"My Hurt Locker"
Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician wearing the bomb suit



Jillian Ann Tiana Hunter
USA

Nominee

"Jillian Ann"
New York City, 2003



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