People - Professional

Pole Dancer Kate with her Sons Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Pole Dancer Kate with her Sons"
Kelly is associated with Bobbi's Pole Dance Studio in Sydney



Happy Home School for the Blind Dilip Bhatia
India

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Happy Home School for the Blind "



Kushti Wrestlers in Delhi Terri Gold
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Kushti Wrestlers in Delhi"
Indian wrestling isn't just a sport - it's an ancient subculture where wrestlers live and train together at Guru Hanuman’s Kushti Akhara (a traditional Indian mud pit wrestling arena). We will all lose when ancient skills are forgotten. Traditions and rituals are our connections to the past and they are our future as well. As a “visual archeologist” I am interested in capturing these last moments in the rich tapestry of tribal life.



Brutal Attack Jez Coulson
USA

Honorable Mention

"Brutal Attack"
Skinheads at a BNP rally - London



DesmiondTutu Lars Nyman
Sweden

Honorable Mention

"DesmiondTutu"



Alzheimer Fausto Podavini
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Alzheimer"
Mirella 71 years old. After 43 years spent together with the only person loved, Mirella was suddenly forced to face the husband's illness: Alzheimer. Only strenght, devotion and love can support Mirella giving her hope.



Carnival Ride Ann Cutting
USA

Honorable Mention

"Carnival Ride"



Eulogy Edward Yanowitz
USA

Honorable Mention

"Eulogy"
Nassau, Bahamas



Pool Hall Clarkesdale Alan Gignoux
UK

Nominee

"Pool Hall Clarkesdale"
One of the last Pool Halls in town.



Carole Alan K. E. A. Marques
Brazil

Nominee

"Carole"
Carole Gedeson, 40, lives in Cité Soleil (Haiti) and this photo is preparing a biscuit which is known as “mud-cake”. It's a sort of biscuit, made from clay, salt and a little bit of cooking oil, then baked dry in the sun.



Salt Reflection Alastair McNaughton
Australia

Nominee

"Salt Reflection"
Salt reflection-Vietnam



The Life of French People Alexander Martirosov
Russia

Nominee

"The Life of French People"



Cakeastrophe! Alexander Whittle
UK

Nominee

"Cakeastrophe!"
A perfect wedding photojournalism shot, that can never be used to advertise my services! This is the middle shot in a triptych. Serene cake cutting shot with huge sword to oops to huge smiles and sticky fingers- but the cake was saved



Newlyweds Amy Lyne
USA

Nominee

"Newlyweds"
Michael J., 55 and Michael R., 81, embrace after getting married at the City Clerk's office, on the first day New York State's Marriage Equality Act goes into effect. They have been together 30 years. New York, NY, July 24, 2011



Streets of Istanbul angelo cirrincione
Italy

Nominee

"Streets of Istanbul"



A Helping Hand Antonio gibotta
Italy

Nominee

"A Helping Hand"
The Italian volunteers of Caritas.



Jones Beach Lifeguards Audrey Gottlieb
USA

Nominee

"Jones Beach Lifeguards"
Annual Fourth of July Portrait, Jones Beach, NY



Maartje and Icarus Barend Houtsmuller
Netherlands

Nominee

"Maartje and Icarus"
Maartje with her beloved horse Icarus at Chateau Ygrande, FR



Looking Back Bev Pettit
USA

Nominee

"Looking Back"
Ms Susie Yazzie, legendary Navajo rug weaver, standing outside of her childhood Hogan in Arizona.



New Braids, Duncan, MS Brandon Thibodeaux
USA

Nominee

"New Braids, Duncan, MS"
Maw Maw has a displays her new braids outside of her home in Duncan, Mississippi.



Mother Son Bruce Byers
USA

Nominee

"Mother Son"
Palestinian mother holds down syndrome son in the West Bank



Flour Alley Camilla Watson
Portugal

Nominee

"Flour Alley"
Children play outside their home in the Beco das Farinhas (flour alley), Lisbon



Peasant Woman Cees Rijnen
Netherlands

Nominee

"Peasant Woman"



Light Cem Turgay
Turkey

Nominee

"Light"
lake of no god



Gathering Storm at Cypremort Point charles crain
USA

Nominee

"Gathering Storm at Cypremort Point"
This image was captured on a photo trip documenting the shabby state of conditions on the beach at Cypremort Point State Park, Louisiana while working for a museum in Lafayette in 1971. It is one of only two I was able to take of this elderly couple who were preparing to depart before the threatening thunderstorm reached them.



Huli Wigman Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Huli Wigman"
Huli wigman tribesman playing his traditional flute in the remote papua New Guinea highlands



Chief and Wife Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Chief and Wife"
The chief of Paiya Village and one of his 3 wives. Mount Hagen region, Papua New Guinea.



July the 4th Chris Usher
USA

Nominee

"July the 4th"
7/4/11--Mount Vernon, VA--Scouts from Troop 1519 in Alexandria (from left: Scott Greenlaw, Troy Lewis, Mark Greenlaw and Keller Corfield) during Fourth of July ceremonies at Mount Vernon on July 4, 2011.



Poetry in Motion Darcy Brown
UK

Nominee

"Poetry in Motion"
In-flight meal, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy



The Last of It David Morris
UK

Nominee

"The Last of It"
The Sabbiston's were two sheep farming brothers with a small holding in the Cotswolds. For years they had struggled to make the farm pay, but it was no longer viable. This was their last season - an end of a way of life.



First Breath Dazeley .
UK

Nominee

"First Breath"
My son being born by cesarean section



Repent Denis Defibaugh
USA

Nominee

"Repent"
Repent



Firemen Deon Reynolds
USA

Nominee

"Firemen"
Created with a Kodak "Fun Saver 35 Panoramic" disposable camera



Happy Home School for the Blind Dilip Bhatia
India

Nominee

"Happy Home School for the Blind "



Graduation Day Douglas Kurn
UK

Nominee

"Graduation Day"



Ice Cream Pier Duncan Hill
USA

Nominee

"Ice Cream Pier"
People enjoy fishing, sight-seeing, and most importantly, ice cream at Kure Beach Pier.



Outfits Edmond Terakopian
UK

Nominee

"Outfits"
Having a rest. Shots around London's Southbank.



Walking on a Wire Edoardo Agresti
Italy

Nominee

"Walking on a Wire"
A young boy walks on a wire while his friends are looking him



Tropic Bird Edward Yanowitz
USA

Nominee

"Tropic Bird"
Nassau, Bahamas



Lilly Eva Kelety
Austria

Nominee

"Lilly"
Ann Arbor, 2010



Artist\'s Studio Frank Brandwijk
Netherlands

Nominee

"Artist\'s Studio"
Lith print



Good Yarn Garry Wapshott
Australia

Nominee

"Good Yarn"
SATURDAY MORNING CATCH UP CHIANTI



George Gene Taylor
USA

Nominee

"George"
Guitar player spotted on roadside in Union County, SC



Narcissus Giordano Cipriani
Italy

Nominee

"Narcissus"
Children of the Surma tribe in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, Africa.



Crazy Troop Gregory Gieske
USA

Nominee

"Crazy Troop"
Soldiers from Crazy Troop, 3rd Squadron 7th U.S. Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, visit the ancient ruins of Al Hatra in the Ninewa Province, Iraq.



Blind Man, Midtown Manhattan Harvey Duze
USA

Nominee

"Blind Man, Midtown Manhattan"
Blind man begging on busy sidewalk in Midtown Manhattan



Looking the Wrong Way Henk van Mierlo
Netherlands

Nominee

"Looking the Wrong Way"
Looking the wrong way



Waffles Honey Atkinson
Australia

Nominee

"Waffles"
The carnival people share their dark stories with the local town each year.



Where it Comes From, Energy Production in Norway. Ilja C. Hendel
Norway

Nominee

"Where it Comes From, Energy Production in Norway."
Workers on the way to Ormen Lange, Europe’s third largest gas field. EUROPE, NORWAY, AUKRA, NYHAMNA, 04/2011. Copyright: Ilja C. Hendel



Untitled Irina Shebeko
Russia

Nominee

"Untitled"



Golden Horse Monastery Jack Picone
Thailand

Nominee

"Golden Horse Monastery"
Young novice monks bath their horses in a mountain stream on the Thai-Burma border.



Waiting for Benedict james williamson
UK

Nominee

"Waiting for Benedict"
Nuns await the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI for his open air mass in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow



Lettres Jean-Claude FLACCOMIO
France

Nominee

"Lettres"
Série 'Influenzium'



Fisher Boy Jeremy Fokkens
Canada

Nominee

"Fisher Boy"
The youngest of the Bengali crewmembers, this young boy enjoys hanging off the bow as the crew head back to the main land where they will sell their catch in the markets of Daullatkhan, located on Bohla Island in Southern Bangladesh.



Fisherman's Son Jeremy Fokkens
Canada

Nominee

"Fisherman's Son"
A young boy waids in the water with his father before he heads out to sea in overnight in Kuakata, Bangladesh.



Lauren Joan Davis
USA

Nominee

"Lauren"



Fragments João M. Gil
Portugal

Nominee

"Fragments"
Cape Verde, in the streets of Mindelo. Outside of a bar, I see fragments. I see many of them. Pieces of lives in every detail. Hasselblad Xpan II with 45mm lens.



Hopewell Rocks Triple Frame Joel Simpson
USA

Nominee

"Hopewell Rocks Triple Frame"
At Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick people can walk on the sea floor among the monumental rocks at low tide.



Rat Man john blais
USA

Nominee

"Rat Man"
Look @ ME



Akin Rhett House john blais
USA

Nominee

"Akin Rhett House"
KIds of the neighborhood pose for a portrait



Wedding Shop in Havana, Cuba Jonathan Banks
UK

Nominee

"Wedding Shop in Havana, Cuba"
Wedding Shop in Havana, Cuba



Julia Julie Wajs
Australia

Nominee

"Julia"



Day Labour K M Asad
Bangladesh

Nominee

"Day Labour"
Men loading stones in vehicle for transport to other place in volagong . Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world, where nearly 40 percent of the population survives on less than a dollar a day.



Faith K M Asad
Bangladesh

Nominee

"Faith"
The Rash Mela, the oldest traditional festival of Hindu religious. People are praying and bathing in the Bay of Bengal on the ocassion on the full moon of the bengal month of Kartika at Dublarchar, Bagerhat, Khulna, Bngladesh. Devotes are coming to celebrate this program.



Sweet Reward Keith Nolan
Ireland

Nominee

"Sweet Reward"
Children's entertainer on Regatta Day in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Ireland.



Man with Puppy at The Chocolate Factory Kerry Sharkey-Miller
USA

Nominee

"Man with Puppy at The Chocolate Factory"
Resident of a burnt out and abandoned Chocolate Factory in Salvador Brazil. Approximately 40 families live in the burnt out shell of a building. Part of a larger series of portraits of the residents of this community.



At the Ferry Port Larry Louie
Canada

Nominee

"At the Ferry Port"



Grandmother Sewing Larry Louie
Canada

Nominee

"Grandmother Sewing"



Bride in Belgrade 6 Lars Nyman
Sweden

Nominee

"Bride in Belgrade 6"



The Odd and Even Couple Laura Jean Zito
Ireland

Nominee

"The Odd and Even Couple"
I was walking down Bleecker Street in New York City's Greenwich Village. As I crossed Sullivan Street, I spotted this couple at an outdoor cafe. I "grabbed" a shot, then asked them if I could take a few more. They agreed somewhat reticently but not defensively. I shot about five or six frames. Upon examining each frame carefully at a later date, I realized that, though the images appeared more or less the same, a slight pursing of their lips had taken place that replaced the inviting quality of the first expressions when they were taken unawares with an almost sardonic one. The difference is ever so subtle, but reminds me how difficult it is to manufacture a smile, and how trained experts can always tell as different muscles are used in a real smile than in an artificial one. As I examined other series of shots I had taken of people, invariably that first shot is always a tad more natural. Now I try to be as ready as possible before my first approach. This couple engages in their differences by adopting each other's manner of dress. The coffee table serves as a line of delineation, below which the man and the woman are both sporting blousy white slacks, fishnet stockings and high heels, and above which they adorn themselves with large sunglasses, fists full of rings like brass knuckles, bobbed haircuts and mannish black shirts. She on the right wears white sunglasses and he on the left black. They have achieved a kind of equality that they both seem at ease with, and that makes us all think about how tied we are to prevailing attitudes of attire.



Woman Making Change Lee Craker
Thailand

Nominee

"Woman Making Change"
A woman vendor in Bangkok Thailand gives change to a customer. who purchased a small wooden back scratcher.



Full House Linda Naesfeldt
Norway

Nominee

"Full House"
Oslo;Norway A couple is waiting for the show to start at the operahouse in Oslo.



Madrasa Louis Montrose
USA

Nominee

"Madrasa"
Karnataka, India, 2010



Day Care II Luigi Fieni
Italy

Nominee

"Day Care II"
Children waiting for their teachers to start their class at the day care center in Ghami, Mustang, Nepal.



Home Mark Leibowitz
USA

Nominee

"Home"
Sandra completes her chores before sundown in Mozambique



At the Bus Martin Waalboer
Netherlands

Nominee

"At the Bus"
At the bus in London,, Tri-X



Dreams of our Fathers, Santa Fe Plaza, NM Matt Lit
USA

Nominee

"Dreams of our Fathers, Santa Fe Plaza, NM"
A boy and his father enjoy a Santa Fe Plaza festival.



Dad Going to Work, Norfolk Island Matthew Duchesne
Australia

Nominee

"Dad Going to Work, Norfolk Island"
I managed to spend a few days with my father while he spent time as the Parish Minister on Norfolk Island.



Fashion Street Michal Josephy
Czech Republic

Nominee

"Fashion Street"
Naples famous fashion street.



Birdman Nicky Alekna
Australia

Nominee

"Birdman"
Flying Solo



Going Home Niels Peter Riisbro
Denmark

Nominee

"Going Home"
Hospital in Helmann Afghanistan



Rain Walker Nita and Wales Madden III
USA

Nominee

"Rain Walker"
from a rainy street in Italy



Cuba Che Cuore Patrizia Dottori
Italy

Nominee

"Cuba Che Cuore"
It’s a part of a work (Cuba on the wall) over the essential elements that contribute to the formation of the animus (soul) of this country, a unique island linked by a fil rouge that connects politics and life, the past and the present. A work that illustrates the light, the colours, the joie de vivre of its people, the streets and the big messages, in particular the exchange between new and old as seen through its political manifestos.



Jane Goodall Paul Swen
USA

Nominee

"Jane Goodall"



Wedding 01 Paul A Wright
UK

Nominee

"Wedding 01"



Child, Lake Malawi pesarelli stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Child, Lake Malawi"
Day life on the Lake Malawi



Law of Contrast Peter Goadby-Watt
UK

Nominee

"Law of Contrast"
The Law of Contrast



Shrimper at Sea Peter Ingrasselino
USA

Nominee

"Shrimper at Sea"
Coming home with a morning's catch of shrimp



I Lost Some Thing Pierre Delaunay
France

Nominee

"I Lost Some Thing"
The beauty is a meeting



Tokyo 2011 / Paris 1900 PIERRE ALIVON
France

Nominee

"Tokyo 2011 / Paris 1900"
1890-2011: two times, two places, two women, but only a "snapshot" that combines the better to highlight the changes, parallels and contrasts. By far, it is believed to watch a single shot. Closely, you soon realize that this is a montage, the juxtaposition of women over a century, and sometimes thousands of miles apart. Two citizens, two cities, two periods are total opposites ... or close?



No Violencia priscilla pompa
Mexico

Nominee

"No Violencia"
Priscilla Pompa



Mother & Child R.D.Wayne Holloway
Australia

Nominee

"Mother & Child"
The Wash-Wash tribe from the Muanza region in Mozambique



Tapasya Rakesh Sahai
India

Nominee

"Tapasya"
The Naga Sadhu is meditating hanging upside down a tree in the holy city of Hardwar,India. It is the time of the Maha Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings. Perseverance, dedication and determination that’s what 'Tapasya' is all about.



Arlequim Roberto Soares-Gomes
Brazil

Nominee

"Arlequim"
PARATY CITY, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - 2009



Viena Calling Ruben Buhagiar
Malta

Nominee

"Viena Calling"
A Momentous Moment



On the Horizon Sean Stuchen
USA

Nominee

"On the Horizon"



The Third Generation Shahid Hashmi
United Arab Emirates

Nominee

"The Third Generation"
A Bishnoi Tribal from Rajasthan watches his grandson who is in a pensive mood



Flowers Shota Kizu
Japan

Nominee

"Flowers"
Sometimes, many umbrellas on stripes look like flowers on garden.



Rain of Flowers Sreesailam Pasupula
India

Nominee

"Rain of Flowers"
this image was taken in Holi Festival in Mathura,India.Holi festival is also known as festival of Colours. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal,Pakistan.Originally,it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. In addition to celebrating the coming of spring.holi also celebrates for,commemoration of Lord Krishna with love & devotion.showering the flowers in holi festival is one of the joyful events.



Ascension stephen perry
Canada

Nominee

"Ascension"
In Paris I came across this scene as is.



Bond Street Men Sue Foll
UK

Nominee

"Bond Street Men"



Sheepwork Susan Brunner
Switzerland

Nominee

"Sheepwork"
walk 3000 sheep to the shearing shed



True Life Svetlana Batura
Lithuania

Nominee

"True Life"
Made in the place where The Time stops to run



The Wave TC Reiner
USA

Nominee

"The Wave"
Surfing Hollister Ranch



Brown Wedding 2226 Terrell Neasley
USA

Nominee

"Brown Wedding 2226"



At the Bathing Ghats Terri Gold
USA

Nominee

"At the Bathing Ghats"
The Bhils at the Baneshwar Fair: families ritually bathe together in the Ghats.



Racing with the Wind Terri Gold
USA

Nominee

"Racing with the Wind"
The horsemen at Litang Festival In Kham, high in the Himalayan mountains.



Untitled Thodoris Kottaridis
Greece

Nominee

"Untitled"
Deir ez-Zor suspension bridge, Euphrates river, Syria, 2009



Lensbaby Street IV Thomas Brotzler
Germany

Nominee

"Lensbaby Street IV"
Pforzheim, Germany, 2011



Contestant in 2011 Pole Dance, Australia Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Contestant in 2011 Pole Dance, Australia "
Ivy, pole dancer from Sydney.



Street Boxers from Sao Paulo Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Street Boxers from Sao Paulo"
They do boxing at the Academia Garrido-Boxe, a social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil



Bongiorno Vicki Bell
Australia

Nominee

"Bongiorno"



Untitled Vince Lupo
USA

Nominee

"Untitled"
While visiting the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Reims, I sat on a stone bench across from this little prayer area. After a couple of minutes, this lady walked up to the little altar. She just stood there, motionless. Her hair, her dress, her white high heels all seemed to be such a contrast with the rest of the environment. I took about four shots before she walked away. I never did see her face.



Bell Boy and the Mistress Viva Van Story
USA

Nominee

"Bell Boy and the Mistress"



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