2017 Winners – People

Dina Alfasi


1st Place – People

“I shoot mostly street scenes and portraits, trying to capture intimate moments. Every day I get to work by train and bus. For two hours every day I’m in a place with different people. At first, to pass the time, I was just observing them and trying to guess where they’re going, what they are dealing with, or what their story may be. Along with this observation, I noticed intimate moments and so I started to take photos, and I was surprised with the result.”

Jiabing He

Zhejiang, China

2nd Place – People

Marina Spironetti

Milano, Italy

3rd Place – People

“This picture was taken in Arles, France, during the Rencontres d’Arles, an annual photography festival. I was visiting one of the exhibitions when I saw the picture – it was almost too good to be true: the bright yellow of the walls, the lady sitting down and then, all of a sudden, another visitor approaching in the background. It was one of those lucky moments. I decided to crop the lady in the background so that the two women in the picture could form two halves in the frame.”

Honorable Mentions