Winning Photographs

Sebastiano Tomada - 2017 IPPAWARDS Grand Prize Winner

Sebastiano Tomada

Brooklyn, New York
Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year

iPhone 6s

Children of Qayyarah

“Children roam the streets in Qayyarah near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by ISIS militants.”

Brendan O Se -  2017 IPPAWARDS 1st Place Winner

Brendan O Se

Cork, Ireland
1st Place, Photographer of the Year

iPhone 6s

Dock Worker

“I shot this photo on an early morning photo walk around the docks in Jakarta in April 2016. These were the hands of a dock worker who was taking a break. I was struck by the texture created by the accumulated dirt on his hands.”

YK Yeo  -  2017 IPPAWARDS 2nd Place Winner

Yeow-Kwang Yeo

2nd Place, Photographer of the Year

iPhone 6 Plus

The Performer

“Chines traditional street opera is part of the Chinese culture. Unfortunately, the young generation in Singapore is no longer interested. Hence the street opera is fast disappearing.
Instead of shooting their performance, I decided to go the back of the stage to capture the performers’ preparation activity. I spotted this experience performer who is taking a short rest and was waiting for his turn to perform. I was attracted by the lighting of the old plastic curtain, electric fan, and the overall calm atmosphere.”

Kuanglong Zhang -  2017 IPPAWARDS 3rd Place Winner

Kuanglong Zhang

Shenzhen, China
3rd Place, Photographer of the Year

iPhone 7

The City Palace

“Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in India. in the City palace, I snapped a moment of one of the staff gazing out of the window as if he saw the slowly historic course of the palace’s construction, which was as quite attractive moment.”