2018 Winners – Series

Cocu Liu

United States

1st Place – Series

Urban Impressionism
“This series of photos express the sensations of energy and poetic feelings in the urban scene.”

Location: San Francisco, Paris
Shot on iPhone X

Laith Zaied


2nd Place – Series

“The ritual of seasonal grief, which is the phrase to hear the melody and the sad words of a person called the narrator, or Radod. Everyone participates in a rhythmic beating on the chest. These rituals are called latmia.”

Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Shot on iPhone 7 Plus

Chen Lin


3rd Place – Series

Sulphur Miners
“In Indonesia’s izhen volcano, clouds and sulphur smoke are mixed, slowly rising over the lakes of the crater. The mine has been dug for 30 years. The miners who collect natural sulphur are exposed to highly toxic gases without any protection.”

Location: Izhen volcano, Indonesia
Shot on iPhone 7 Plus

Honorable Mentions