People - Amateur

Reality and Illusion Jason Au
Hong Kong

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Reality and Illusion"
A juxtaposition interplay between wall reliefs, striding motions of passers-by and their reflections



Sun Gazers Pat Rose
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Sun Gazers"
Two elderly ladies witness the total solar eclipse of August 2017 in Portland, Oregon, USA.



Covid Despair Jon Onstot
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Covid Despair"
Overland Park, Kansas, November 2020. A prisoner in her home.



Leaning In Anthony Iacuzzi
USA

Honorable Mention

"Leaning In"
This classical statue at the Chicago Art Institute seems to be posing for the tourist and his camera.



Circus Girl Prashanta Hridoy
Bangladesh

Honorable Mention

"Circus Girl"
Swarna (13 years old) is a circus girl. She shows game in circus. She is doing decorating before sho



Ballet Dancer Peter Aitken
USA

Honorable Mention

"Ballet Dancer"
Ballet dancer rehearsing in Camaguey, Cuba



Bahamian Man with Fish Lynn Tait
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Bahamian Man with Fish"
Long Island, Bahamas at the local fish market.



Brothers Lee Grossman
USA

Honorable Mention

"Brothers"



Sea Beach Judith Montminy
USA

Honorable Mention

"Sea Beach"



The Smile Emir Ali Kaya
Turkey

Honorable Mention

"The Smile "
90 years old couple in a small village of Sivas which is a city in central Anatolia. He is telling a story with a great smile on his face.2020



The Old man of Bergamo John Giannatos
Greece

Honorable Mention

"The Old man of Bergamo"
Street Photo An old man standing alone in Bergamo Italy



Holiday Ricardo Pareyon Aveleyra
Mexico

Honorable Mention

"Holiday"
Vacation days in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.



Beauty and the Beast Ivan Pesic
USA

Honorable Mention

"Beauty and the Beast"
Hollywood, October 2020



Let's dance Stephen Clough
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Let's dance"
Let's dance



Beach selfie Erik Olson
USA

Honorable Mention

"Beach selfie"



S.O.S Maciej Szemelowski
Poland

Honorable Mention

"S.O.S"
S.O.S



Woman Feyzullah Tunc
Turkey

Honorable Mention

"Woman "



Andy of Combichrist and Fans Holger Buecker
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Andy of Combichrist and Fans"
Andy of Combichrist in interaction with the fans at Mera Luna Festivel



Catch your Iceland Dream Flo Fritz
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Catch your Iceland Dream"
This is a famous plane wreck in southern Iceland, normally surrounded by tuorists, thoug it is an hours walk off the ring road. My daughters ail was from the beginning to climb this wreck, and so we g



Summer 2021 Remote Office Look Book Nicole Vittoria de Jager
South Africa

Honorable Mention

"Summer 2021 Remote Office Look Book"
Office dress code and boardroom meetings replaced with anything goes, kitchen counter zoom sessions.



Hula Niu, Dance of the Palms Elizabeth Schatz
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Hula Niu, Dance of the Palms"



Old and Young John Giannatos
Greece

Honorable Mention

"Old and Young"
Street Photo. The old and the Young.



Woman looks out at Street from Window Alexander George
USA

Honorable Mention

"Woman looks out at Street from Window"



Domino Hands Nestor Novo
USA

Honorable Mention

"Domino Hands"
Domino Hands



Along the canal Eddy Verloes
Belgium

Honorable Mention

"Along the canal"
2018, Belgium



Happy 25th, Dear Robin Zygelman
USA

Honorable Mention

"Happy 25th, Dear"
South Beach, Miami



Fiddlehead Michel Groleau
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Fiddlehead"
Sometimes during a concert, it's not just for hearing. Some winks can be as pleasant as the music.



Asleep At the Wailing Wall Carol Zulman
USA

Honorable Mention

"Asleep At the Wailing Wall"
Jerusalem



Man in the Middle David O'Rourke
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Man in the Middle"
This fellow in the middle of Times Square caught my attention.



Afternoon Lights Demetrio Jereissati (DJ_pqf)
Brazil

Honorable Mention

"Afternoon Lights"
Street scene in "La Habana Vieja", Cuba.



Got Reindeer? Jim Lustenader
USA

Honorable Mention

"Got Reindeer?"
A New York Santa makes do by hailing a taxi near Grand Central Station; 2019



Hard Worker Abdulla AlMushaifri
Qatar

Nominee

"Hard Worker "
Hard Worker pulling a cargo basket in Turkey



Family Adam Felde
USA

Nominee

"Family"
A New Family Member



walk of life Adriana Kastelan
Croatia

Nominee

"walk of life"
One sunny morning in Zadar, Croatia



Love & Hope Under Covid 19 Afonso Neves
Portugal

Nominee

"Love & Hope Under Covid 19"
86 year old couple still in love take off their masks to smile at each other



Two Man BW Ahmed Mohamed Hassan
Qatar

Nominee

"Two Man BW"
Image took with nikon D750 with nikkor 28-300mm lens , F5.6 , exposure 1/60 , ISO 320 , Qatar



Signing the Register Alexander George
USA

Nominee

"Signing the Register"
Young Couple sign the Wedding Register



The Girl Next Door Amardeep Singh
India

Nominee

"The Girl Next Door"



Blacksmith Andreas Brauer
Germany

Nominee

"Blacksmith"
Blacksmith/HANDwerk



as if you were mocking my pain Angelica Arbulu
Ecuador

Nominee

"as if you were mocking my pain"
Over time as the images fade and their playful tone changes to seem almost mocking the inhabitants.



Boat Vendor Arman Barbuco
Philippines

Nominee

"Boat Vendor"
Taken in Thailand, these vendors are seeling foods while riding a boat.



checking the details Ashok Viswanathan
India

Nominee

"checking the details"
theyyam ritual at remote villiage temple kerala , where man is possesed and becomes god..not for the faint hearted.



Street walkers Barbara Maker
USA

Nominee

"Street walkers"
Walking people



Beads Barbara Collister
Canada

Nominee

"Beads"
Masii Village, Kenya



We need a job Berry Bingel
UK

Nominee

"We need a job"
Informal portrait of 4 young Spanish unemployed men who are very keen to find work



Guardian of the Ancient Bindu Chandan
India

Nominee

"Guardian of the Ancient"
Temple Guard



Looking into the Future Budd Parker
USA

Nominee

"Looking into the Future"



Maria Carlos Cabral
Portugal

Nominee

"Maria"
Sintra, Portugal



Break Time Carolyn Knorr
USA

Nominee

"Break Time"
Checking messages at break time.



The workers Chun Hei Che
Hong Kong

Nominee

"The workers "
The workers are taking a break after lunch.



Self Portrait (Isolation) Colin Vince
Canada

Nominee

"Self Portrait (Isolation)"
Working from home in 2020!



Fishermen Cuneyt Gumushaneli
Turkey

Nominee

"Fishermen"
Transfer of nets from boats to the harbor floor on the day the fishing season is over



Craving for normal Cuneyt Gumushaneli
Turkey

Nominee

"Craving for normal"
during our walk with my friend,while trying to suppress our longing for habitual travels



Rainy Lonely Danqing Liu
USA

Nominee

"Rainy Lonely"
The lonely man in the rainy day at NYC Coney land.



Trouble David O'Rourke
Canada

Nominee

"Trouble"
This situation looked like trouble to me.



Tunnel Vision Debbie Scott-Queenin
USA

Nominee

"Tunnel Vision"



Cardboard Collector Derek Chiang
Singapore

Nominee

"Cardboard Collector"
Cardboard Collector



The sewer worker in Naples Domenico Iannantuono
Italy

Nominee

"The sewer worker in Naples"



Make Love Dominic Cox
USA

Nominee

"Make Love"
Taken at this couple's apartment on June 26th, 2016 in Brooklyn, NYC



Prayer at the Western Wall Ellin Pollachek
USA

Nominee

"Prayer at the Western Wall"



Untitled 16 Elmo Tide
USA

Nominee

"Untitled 16"



Wings Emir Ali Kaya
Turkey

Nominee

"Wings "
Seagulls are icons of Istanbul city. Due to the covid lockdown there are less people around and they are now bolder to come down to the streets and look for food.2021



Shadow Emir Ali Kaya
Turkey

Nominee

"Shadow"
Near to St Peter's Square, Vatican City , a nun walking by the wall with her mystic shadow. 2017 Rome



Healing Hands Esperanza Gomez
USA

Nominee

"Healing Hands"



Boxed In Francisco Alcala
Mexico

Nominee

"Boxed In"
Walking the streets of Havana Cuba, you always find interesting people and moments.



Embrace Gary Matson
USA

Nominee

"Embrace"



Lord of the pigeons Gerd Guenzel
Germany

Nominee

"Lord of the pigeons"
Street, Paris



Photographer's Perspective I-Fan Chen
Taiwan

Nominee

"Photographer's Perspective "
Photographers tend to see things differently. Their vision and perspective make them special.



Dresden Doll Jack Weingarten
USA

Nominee

"Dresden Doll"
Weingarten-Jack_Dresden Doll



A Woman's Hands Jack Weingarten
USA

Nominee

"A Woman's Hands"
Weingarten-Jack_A Woman's Hands



father's hand Jaehak Lee
Korea (South)

Nominee

"father's hand"
My father's hand, who's been a carpenter for 60 years.



A Covid Wedding James Lee
USA

Nominee

"A Covid Wedding"
In California, wedding at the beach were popular because churches were closed during the pandemic.



Distance Jan Brouckaert
Belgium

Nominee

"Distance"
The Distance between us (Covid)



Meaningful Protest Janis Ehlers
USA

Nominee

"Meaningful Protest"
As Relevant Now



Inseparable Jason Au
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Inseparable"
Nowadays, we are so inseparable from our smartphones that they have already rooted in our shadows



Introspective Jason Nessler
Canada

Nominee

"Introspective"



Standoff Jeff Olson
USA

Nominee

"Standoff"



The Smile of Hope Jelieta Walinski
USA

Nominee

"The Smile of Hope"
This is the new American Citizen who was happy to receive her citizenship. Taken in St. Paul, MN.



East Side Doormen #1 Jessica Margo
USA

Nominee

"East Side Doormen #1"
Initially attracted to these beautifully detailed doors, I found the men who guard them equally fascinating.



Rolls Jim Lustenader
USA

Nominee

"Rolls"
In Paris, a well-padded customer reflects a bakery's offerings; 1979



Expectations Jim Lustenader
USA

Nominee

"Expectations"
A couple appears to ruminate on the message from a billboard in New York's Times Square; 2016



Bikini Call Jim Lustenader
USA

Nominee

"Bikini Call"
A man using a payphone in Paris ignores a nearby bus stop poster.



Person without destiny. Joao Miguel Barros
Macao

Nominee

"Person without destiny."
The contrast of big cities: a homeless person falls asleep next to a bank window.



On the Phone John Doyle
USA

Nominee

"On the Phone"



The Ladies of Folegandros John Giannatos
Greece

Nominee

"The Ladies of Folegandros"
Two ladies old and young in Folegandros Island. Two different ages two different eras



Leaving John Portlock
UK

Nominee

"Leaving"
Leaving



Covid Isolation Jon Onstot
USA

Nominee

"Covid Isolation"
Overland Park, Kansas, March 2020. As close as I could approach my mother.



Circus Karen Corrigan
USA

Nominee

"Circus"
An Evening at the Circus



Lonely Walker Kenneth Washington
USA

Nominee

"Lonely Walker"
Child walking by herself in a big village...Uganda



Intersection Lee Grossman
USA

Nominee

"Intersection"



Flight delay Leonid Goldin
Israel

Nominee

"Flight delay"
2020



Vertigo Liz Hardley
New Zealand

Nominee

"Vertigo"



Tattoo Lorenzo Di Candia
Italy

Nominee

"Tattoo"
reportage during a tattoo convention



The Pianist Lynn Hedges
New Zealand

Nominee

"The Pianist"
Pianist in hotel



Meeting Maciej Szemelowski
Poland

Nominee

"Meeting"
Meeting



walk the line Marc Wehner
Germany

Nominee

"walk the line"
lisbon, portugal



La familia Marcia Loor
Canada

Nominee

"La familia"
Serendipity in nature, an exemplary family! It stroke me when boys taking a walk by themselves at the Nature Centre in Laval found a monumental couple of parents to guide them thru the lush path.



Wondering eyes MD Rakibul Islam
Bangladesh

Nominee

"Wondering eyes"
This photo was taken in Bangladesh, November, 2020. People were traveling by train in corona time



I never promised you a rose garden Michael Koester
Germany

Nominee

"I never promised you a rose garden"



Thrilling Ride Mrigankamouli Bhattacharjee
India

Nominee

"Thrilling Ride"
Thrilling Ride in Amusement Park



Arm and Hammer Nestor Novo
USA

Nominee

"Arm and Hammer"
Arm and Hammer



Who's  Looking at Who Nestor Novo
USA

Nominee

"Who's Looking at Who"
Who's_Looking at Who



Alone Nicola Roberto
Italy

Nominee

"Alone"



Performer's Shadow Oliver Stegmann
Switzerland

Nominee

"Performer's Shadow"
Havana, Cuba, 2018



Once Upon A Time Oya Akkul
Turkey

Nominee

"Once Upon A Time"
Male guests watching the Ashura Mourning



Gym Pablo Madanes
Argentina

Nominee

"Gym"
GOOD MORNING N.Y. PROYECT SERIES I TRY TO CAPTURE THE GRADUAL OPENNIG OF N.Y CAUSE BY THE PANDEMIC AND THE ATTITUDE OF PEOPLE



Mask Pablo Madanes
Argentina

Nominee

"Mask"
GOOD MORNING N.Y. PROYECT SERIES I TRY TO CAPTURE THE GRADUAL OPENNIG OF N.Y CAUSE BY THE PANDEMIC AND THE ATTITUDE OF PEOPLE



Julie's Wedding #2 Paul Dodd
Australia

Nominee

"Julie's Wedding #2"
Preparing the bride for the big day



Untitled Pedro Diaz Molins
Spain

Nominee

"Untitled"



Urban Recreation Raymond Williams
Canada

Nominee

"Urban Recreation"
Two conflicting styles of urban life styles. Playing on your phone or playing on your skateboard



6:46 p.m. Rieko Ikeda
Japan

Nominee

"6:46 p.m."



Refugee of Sudan Sandra Nieuwenhuijsen
Canada

Nominee

"Refugee of Sudan"



Man's Best Friend Sonal Shah
UK

Nominee

"Man's Best Friend"



Roof Construction Stuart Lieberman
USA

Nominee

"Roof Construction"
Roof Construction



Mother and son Subhamita Poddar
India

Nominee

"Mother and son"
MOTHER AND SON



A white walk Subhamita Poddar
India

Nominee

"A white walk"
A WHITE WALK



Indian Woman in Truck Susan Cohen
USA

Nominee

"Indian Woman in Truck"



Lost in Thought Suzanne Schwartzman
USA

Nominee

"Lost in Thought"
Young man caught lost in thought with the light beams surrounding him.



Difficult to Watch Suzanne Schwartzman
USA

Nominee

"Difficult to Watch"
People were watching reenactment of a brutal attack on young woman in Katmandu.



World Faces The Eng Loe Djatinegoro
Indonesia

Nominee

"World Faces"
Crowd people from all over the world watch Paro festival in Bhutan



Ancient Shaman BW The Eng Loe Djatinegoro
Indonesia

Nominee

"Ancient Shaman BW"
People in interior Mongolia are still practising Shaman culture, with purpose for healing sickness.



Avenida 9 de julio Thomas Karstens
Germany

Nominee

"Avenida 9 de julio"
International Day of the World´s Indigenous People, Buenos Aires



Angel Series II Thomas Karstens
Germany

Nominee

"Angel Series II"
Milonga del Ángel



Angel Series III Thomas Karstens
Germany

Nominee

"Angel Series III"
Resurreccion del Angel



ballet dancer Tilly Meijer
Netherlands

Nominee

"ballet dancer"
ballet dancer



Creating Memories Vasilis Moustakas
Greece

Nominee

"Creating Memories"
A group of friends creates memories of their summer travel under the setting sun in Santorini.



Catching Snow Victoria Falkos
USA

Nominee

"Catching Snow"
Experiencing first snow. Gatlinburg, TN



Two Vitaliy Plyaka
Ukraine

Nominee

"Two"
DR Congo, Kamina, Railway station



Scaffolding Volker Kesting
Netherlands

Nominee

"Scaffolding"



Just another Number William Gleeson
Ireland

Nominee

"Just another Number "
where is everybody



Leg-Rowing Fishermen at Inle Lake Win Tun Naing
Myanmar

Nominee

"Leg-Rowing Fishermen at Inle Lake"



Distorted Space Yancho Sabev
Belgium

Nominee

"Distorted Space"



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