Printed on 30x30cm, 100# matte paper, this hardcover volume comprises 110 pages of exquisite high-quality images.
Along with the awarded images, the book showcases the top 100 photographs, offering a rich tapestry of styles and inspirations that will resonate with every reader. Each page honors the photographers’ talent in capturing timeless moments and emotions. Available in both print and a downloadable digital version, it’s a vibrant tribute to creativity and global perspective.DOWNLOAD
Zhenhuan Zhou | 1st Place | Zhenhuan Zhou, a photography enthusiast, calls Toronto, Canada his home. His connection to the camera began from a very young age. There were days when Zhenhuan would capture the world around him tirelessly, but adulthood and professional responsibili-ties meant his passion took a backseat. However, 2013 marked a significant year for him. Upon relocating to Canada, Zhenhuan rediscovered the world of photography, al-beit initially during family trips. It wasn’t until 2019 that he embar-ked on a more structured journey into the realm of photography, diving deeply into post-processing techniques. The COVID-19 pandemic, despite its many challenges, presen-ted Zhenhuan with a silver lining. The ample time at his disposal allowed for rigorous study and practice. Over these years, he fi-ne-tuned his skills and honed his craft.
André Boto | 2nd Place |André Boto, born in 1985, is a distinguished freelance photogra-pher from Portugal. Catering primarily to commercial, product, architecture, interiors, industrial photography, André also offers post-production services in Photoshop, in addition to his unique conceptual and creative projects. With a profound interest in arts and design from a young age, An-dré often found himself drawing the world around him. Today, he thrives on the challenge of crafting and re-imagining stories throu-gh his images. Drawing inspiration from optical illusions, he’s dee-ply influenced by Surrealism and luminaries like M.C.Escher, Sal-vador Dalí, and René Magritte.
Michael Eubanks | 3rd Place | Mike Eubanks is a fine art and portrait photographer based in Maryland. His work explores subjects that are overlooked, forgo-tten, or slowly disappearing, and often examines humanity’s rela-tionship with our natural environment, and how it changes with evolving cultural norms. Dealing with the passage of time from the old to the new, there is often a foreboding tension in Mike’s work that still allows irony and humor to poke through. Mike’s work has been featured in publications, exhibits, and galleries in the USA and abroad.
Alain Schroeder | Honorable Mention |Belgian photojournalist Alain Schroeder (b. 1955) has been working in the industry for over four decades. First as a sports photographer in the 80s, then shooting book assignments and editorial pieces in art, culture and human stories. In 2013, he uprooted his life, trading-in his shares in Reporters, to pursue life on the road with a camera. Schroeder now travels the world shooting stories focusing on social issues, people and their environment. «I am not a single shot photographer. I think in series,» he says adding, «I strive to tell a story in 10-15 pictures, capturing the essence of an instant with a sense of light and framing.» He has won many international awards including Nikon Japan, Nikon Belgium, TPOTY, Istanbul Photo, Days Japan, Trieste Photo, PX3, IPA, MIFA, BIFA, PDN, the Fence, Dodho, LensCulture, Siena, POYI and World Press Photo.
JASON HIOE, MOISÉS RODRÍGUEZ PINEDA, GAVIN LIBOTTE, MAXIM MARIENKO, CHRISTIE GOLDSTEIN, FENQIANG LIU, ERIC KUNSMAN, OSCAR AMORÓS, JOËLLE TSCHUI, MICHAEL POTTS, ALEXANDRU CRISAN, MEERA SULAIMAN, ZOE VASSILIOU, TAMÁS SCHILD, MARIA SALES, SUSANNE MIDDELBERG, RODRIGO LODI, MICHELLE CHICHIERCHIA, NATHAN POLUGA, VINCENZO PENTERIANI, JOSÉ GARRIDO, LEX LUCAS, AXELLE DUDOUET, ERIK SCHOTTSTAEDT, IGAL STULBACH, JOHAN LETELLIER, CLAUDIO SIRACUSANO, JAMES READE VENABLE, FLOOR NIJMAN, JOXE INAZIO KUESTA, ALESSANDRO SPEDITO, CHRISTIAN LENTINI, MICHIKO ÔTOMO, STEVE LEASE, LEWIS ABLEIDINGER, NORMAND BLOUIN, GIUSEPPE CARDONI, ERIC PIJNAKEN, MAURO FUMAGALLI, ANTON PANCHENKOV, ALEX SHER, JIRI SNEIDER, LARS STOLE, ERIC BRUNELLE, PETER HICKSON, STEPHEN HOFFMAN, DALE M REID, ALEX POLITIS, VANNI STROPPIANA, ADAM NEUBA, IVAN FERRER, ANDREA SPARROW, ROGER MUJICA, ERIK SCHOTTSTAEDT, ANTONIO CELONA, MAEDA MITSUHARU, TODOR TILEV, SISEL LAN, KLAUS LENZEN, LEANNE TRIVETT S, ALEXEJ SACHOV, MARYNA KOSTIUKEVYCH, YURY TROFIMOV, BOB NEWMAN, RODRIGO IZQUIERDO, JOSÉ RAMÓN MONTES, DANIELLE L.GODSTEIN, AXEL GÖRLACH, OLGA STEINEPREIS, SANTIAGO MARTINEZ DE SEPTIEN, RICARDAS JARMALAVIVIUS, ANNA TUT, HEIKO HELLWING, DIEGO RODRIGUEZ ROLDAN, PIERRE BURNAUGH, JOSE A.AZCUTIA