Portrait - Professional

martha Werner Branz
Austria

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"martha"



dylan Andrew Farrington
UK

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"dylan"



Artist, Maggie Mailer Scott Barrow
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Artist, Maggie Mailer"
Portrait of Maggie Mailer while working on a glycerin project.



naive Layzhoz Yeap
Malaysia

Honorable Mention

"naive"
Winning entry in both 2009 B&W Single Image Contest Awards and "Point of View", USA



Bill Clinton Scott Goldsmith
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bill Clinton"
Bill Clinton waits behind the stage while Hillary Clinton makes a campaign speech.



Joe Ameen Howrani
USA

Honorable Mention

"Joe"
Saw this gentleman in a similar pose at a bus stop, but I wanted it in my studio. It worked out, even though he was deaf.



Homeless in San Diego Gregory Georges
USA

Honorable Mention

"Homeless in San Diego"



Rowland S Howard / Musician Adrian Cook
Australia

Nominee

"Rowland S Howard / Musician"



Top Gun Ady Kerry
UK

Nominee

"Top Gun"
Weapons Systems Operator Flt Lt Sarah Carmichael with her Tornado F3 fighter at Mount pleasant Complex, Falkland Islands.



Houpette Ahmed Bahhodh
Belgium

Nominee

"Houpette"
La houpette



james ellroy Alessandro Albert
Italy

Nominee

"james ellroy"
the writer james ellroy



giordano bruno guerri Alessandro Albert
Italy

Nominee

"giordano bruno guerri"
giordano bruno guerri



ashley Andrew Farrington
UK

Nominee

"ashley"



David Lynch & Kura the chicken Andrzej Dragan
UK

Nominee

"David Lynch & Kura the chicken"



A native aboriginal tribe of South India Arjun Mark
India

Nominee

"A native aboriginal tribe of South India"
They are the orphans of Indian history, the forgotten faces of the land Iíve inherited. The mighty din of progress has left them unheard. This clan of natives, obliterated from the nation consciousness, on the verge of annihilation survives in distant crevasses of TamilNadu, South India. This is an attempt at chronicling the remnants of an ominous fate, a nightmare from which they may never wake.



Contemplation Binh Trinh
New Zealand

Nominee

"Contemplation"



journey of life Carmen Spitznagel
Germany

Nominee

"journey of life"
reflection



Unemployed Coal Miner, Tasmania catherine hall
USA

Nominee

"Unemployed Coal Miner, Tasmania"



bride chao hsin lee
Taiwan

Nominee

"bride"



HOME SWEET HOME Chris Usher
USA

Nominee

"HOME SWEET HOME"
In order to pay her bills with ever decreasing work, self-employed Jennifer Schansberg now lives in a 21ft trailer in a friends back yard in Alexandria, VA on May 20, 2009. (This image was shot on 8x10 paper negative)



Rice Cutter Chrystie Sherman
USA

Nominee

"Rice Cutter"
On the way home from the rice fields in early evening. Kottareddipalem, India 2008



James clarence Shelton
USA

Nominee

"James "
profile



WILD CHILD Daniel Gonzalez
USA

Nominee

"WILD CHILD"



Happy couple David Sutherland
UK

Nominee

"Happy couple"



Beakman Dazeley .
UK

Nominee

"Beakman"



Portrait 01 Dilip Bhatia
India

Nominee

"Portrait 01"
Society for the Education of Crippled



Wandelmars March Walker Ertugrul Kilic
Suriname

Nominee

"Wandelmars March Walker"
Wandelmars March Walker



Super Hero Eva Mueller
USA

Nominee

"Super Hero"
Tim Dax with gladiator tattoo



His father Frederic Vanwalleghem
Belgium

Nominee

"His father"



Boy on Bike Gary Matoso
USA

Nominee

"Boy on Bike"
Boy on bike suffering from congenital heart disease, Saint Petersburg, Russia



Boy in Plaid Gary Matoso
USA

Nominee

"Boy in Plaid"
Boy in plaid suffering from congenital heart disease, Saint Petersburg, Russia



Anatoliy George Mayer
Russia

Nominee

"Anatoliy"
Anatoliy



Too Cool Henny Garfunkel
USA

Nominee

"Too Cool"



Newborn Jamie Johnson
USA

Nominee

"Newborn"



Grant with gun Jamie Kingham
USA

Nominee

"Grant with gun"



Boudoir Jamie Johnson
USA

Nominee

"Boudoir"



Storyteller John Fulton
USA

Nominee

"Storyteller"
Gullah Geechee storyteller. Preserving the oral tradions, hardships, and histories of post slavory generations of Aftrican Americans.



Ritual Beauty John Hill
USA

Nominee

"Ritual Beauty"
Karen Tribe Beauty in Northern Thailand



Orphan boy, Tibet Jon Love
Australia

Nominee

"Orphan boy, Tibet"



young girl joSon
USA

Nominee

"young girl"



Three Generations Karen Shell
USA

Nominee

"Three Generations"
Dengfeng, China



Kill By Numbers Kurt Weston
USA

Nominee

"Kill By Numbers"
From "Hearts of a Silent Age" portraits of senior citizens Portrait of Stella Rush with one of her Macheteís from her extensive knife collection.



Tibetan Women on the Grasslands Larry Louie
Canada

Nominee

"Tibetan Women on the Grasslands"
This tibetan woman is reluctant to leave her nomadic home in the grasslands to move into settlements and towns built by the chinese government.



Venerable Spy Luigi Fieni
Italy

Nominee

"Venerable Spy"
The wrinkles won't hide you what you have within your eyes



Mental Health Problems Plague War Torn Afghanistan Majid Saeedi
Afghanistan

Nominee

"Mental Health Problems Plague War Torn Afghanistan"
A mental patient poses for a photograph in a sanitarium March 1, 2010 in Harbe, Afghanistan. Not only does Afghanistan hold the position of one of the worst health care situations in the world according to the World Health Organization (WHO) but it is also plagued with a hidden medical crisis of severe mental suffering resulting from decades of conflict and repression. It was reported by WHO that roughly five million Afghans suffer from various types of mental illness.



Architect Max Hirshfeld
USA

Nominee

"Architect"



ESTELLE Michaelle Chapoteau
USA

Nominee

"ESTELLE"



Amphibia Miguel Gomez
USA

Nominee

"Amphibia"
London 2010



Reflections Mike Tsang
UK

Nominee

"Reflections"
Man of the Dinka tribe of South Sudan. A village elder who has long lost his sight, his eyes reflect back the world as clearly as mirrors.



Peter G mike narciso
USA

Nominee

"Peter G"



Murmur, Burma 2009 Monica Denevan
USA

Nominee

"Murmur, Burma 2009"



Under the Neon Sun Nita and Wales Madden III
USA

Nominee

"Under the Neon Sun"



Untitled Nouvelle Vague
USA

Nominee

"Untitled"



Louis Koo Olaf Mueller
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Louis Koo"



Blackshadows olivier ribardiere
France

Nominee

"Blackshadows"



Mother-in-Law Oscar Lozoya
USA

Nominee

"Mother-in-Law"



Allan Dennington, Hunter Peter Adams
Australia

Nominee

"Allan Dennington, Hunter"
Allan Dennington, Hunter, Hill End, Australia



Kaela Ragne Sigmond
Norway

Nominee

"Kaela"
Kaela wearing rubber bands



Eli ran shapira
USA

Nominee

"Eli"



9yrs and tough Renee Brazel
Australia

Nominee

"9yrs and tough"



Entertainer Robert Piccoli
Australia

Nominee

"Entertainer"



Kemi Robert Piccoli
Australia

Nominee

"Kemi"



Greek woman laughing Robert Leon
Canada

Nominee

"Greek woman laughing"
Greek woman laughing, Therassia Island, Santorini, Greece



Amber Roos Hobe
Netherlands

Nominee

"Amber "



Dentist Sergio Pessolano
Italy

Nominee

"Dentist"
Pakistan - A dentist in Peshawar



Clint Eastwood: On Shooting Taili Song Roth
USA

Nominee

"Clint Eastwood: On Shooting"
Gunslinging actor and legendary director, Clint Eastwood, makes a single gesture that illustrates the two roles that made him famous.



Ashanti Tapiwa Muronda
USA

Nominee

"Ashanti"



Shift Thomas Vanden Driessche
Belgium

Nominee

"Shift"
Kalaheera jharia india - june 2010 It is well know that the Inuits have ten or so different names to describe in a subtle way the shades of white. When you arrive in Jharia, you can't refrain of asking yourself if the inhabitants of the biggest mining region of India have a similar gift. Is it possible that these people have developed a particular vocabulary rendering all the subtle shades of black? One thing is sure: this colour is quiet valuable for them! In this region, they used the hindi word "Kalaheera", "the black diamond", when they speak of the coal. More than 100.000 live in Jaharia, a small town next to Dhanbad, the capital of the state of Jharkhand. As a result of bad mining habits since a century huge underground coal fires have spread in the region. It's the equivalent of a volcano that is growing under the city of Jharia. The imminence of a humanitarian crisis is there. The Indian government is well aware of the situation but it seems not ready to allocate enough funds to relocate the communities at risk. But in Jharia, they are not ready to leave without any guaranties. The huge majority of the population is working in the coal business (for the government, private companies or the local mafia). It's an hostile environment but at least they have a job and even for some of them housing facilities offered by their employer. In Jaharia, they are ready to die in a dark pit to give something to eat to their family, but not to be shot like a dog by the mafia. So when murders are on the increase, they explode with anger. Then the streets of Jharia and Dhanbad resonate of slogans and insults that strangely do not accuses the murderers but well the police and the local authorities that have abandoned the city to let it to its fate.



Marie Melnikova Tomer Jacobson
Israel

Nominee

"Marie Melnikova"
Model: Marie Melnikova, Support:: Maxim Golvanov



jake and Nico verity smith
USA

Nominee

"jake and Nico"



kid Werner Branz
Austria

Nominee

"kid"



Edna woody walters
USA

Nominee

"Edna"
Not that long ago.



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