2020 Winning Photographers

Dimpy Bhalotia

United Kingdom

Grand Prize Winner
Photographer of the Year

Dimpy Bhalotia is a hodophile fine art street photographer based out of London. After completing her schooling from Bombay, she moved to London to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fashion. Having worked in the fashion and interior’s industry for many years with renowned designers in London, she found her love in street photography, and she believes the black and white medium found its love in her.

Artyom Baryshau

Belarus

1st Place
Photographer of the Year

My name is Artyom, I am 32 years old. I was born and raised in Belarus. I am not a professional photographer. With my love of photography, I am grateful to my father. He showed me how a photograph is born in the darkest room in our small apartment.

Geli Zhao

China

2nd Place
Photographer of the Year

Saif Hussain

Iraq

3rd Place
Photographer of the Year

Saif Hussein from iraq-Baghdad live in Istanbul. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Department of Film and Television and worked in television for several years.

Tu Odnu

China

1st Place – Abstract

 

Tu Odnu is a photographer from Shanghai, taking pictures to release pressure and relax.

Veronica Yoo

United States

2nd Place – Abstract

Born in Brazil and raised in Southern California. She never took a formal photography course. She has always liked architecture so she thought photographing architecture would be a great way to get into photography.

Tod Chen

China

3rd Place – Abstract

Todd Chen is an architect and a photographer, he thinks about Eastern philosophy in everyday images.

Xiaojun Zhang

China

1st Place – Animals

 

Ji Li

China

2nd Place – Animals

Li Ji, 27 years old photographer from Guangzhou teachs photography.

Anna Aiko

Japan/France

3rd Place – Animals

Anna Aiko has been capturing lives along the ancient Silk Road since 2015. In 2019, she crossed on camelback 1350 km of the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia with Rakayib and UAE with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center. Surprised by the Beauty of these countries’ histories, cultures, landscapes and the light of each soul encountered, Anna Aiko is still adventuring through every corner of the Arabian Peninsula.

Haiyin Lin

China

1st Place – Architecture

Haiyin Lin is a full-time photographer, part-time violinist based in Shanghai, China.

Emilia Kashfian

United States

2nd Place – Architecture

Emilia Kashfian is a Los Angeles based fine art photographer, whose work has been featured on Apple’s Shot On iPhone campaign, as well as several other photography websites and magazines. Though she received a degree in Political Science and worked in management, Emilia’s artistic sense and creative expression flourished with her work in floral design and makeup artistry.

Jiandong Wang

China

3rd Place – Architecture

Jiandong graduated from Efti, a Spanish photography institute, majoring in international fashion photography. He continue pursuing his passion in a studio in Beijing. 

Ekaterina Varzar

United States

1st Place – Children

Ekaterina grew up in a small town Izhevsk in Russia, moving further to Moscow and then New York. She is the agent of the top commercial photographers in Russia at Eight Agency and also working as a photographer and a teacher of IPhoneography. Her daughter is her muse most of the times when it comes to personal shoots.

Liu Dan

China

2nd Place – Children

Liu Dan, a professional photographer living in China. He has been traveling around the world to more than 40 countries to conduct humanities and landscape photography projects, in which he focus on exploring and recording the independent features of different social and natural groups, as well as the relationship between them.

Mary Joy Loyola Ganitano

Philippines

3rd Place – Children

The breadth of Mary’s inclination in photography is profound and her perseverance to continue learning the art made her appreciate more the variations of street photography, portraiture, still life and landscape. She is always delighted to capture the emotions of people from the different walks of life, serenity and tranquility of a place and finding a unique and exceptional character out of ordinary things or objects.

Peiquan Li

China

1st Place – Floral

李培泉 is an industrial designer and photographer based in Shenzhen.

Chikeung Poon

China

2nd Place – Floral

潘志强 is a graphic designer from Zhongshan.

Hao Wen

China

3rd Place – Floral

Liu Dan

China

1st Place – Landscape

Liu Dan, a professional photographer living in China. He has been traveling around the world to more than 40 countries to conduct humanities and landscape photography projects, in which he focus on exploring and recording the independent features of different social and natural groups, as well as the relationship between them.

Nico Brons

Netherlands

2nd Place – Landscape

Nico Brons’ application to Fotoacademie Amsterdam in 2011 was not planned. He was 54 at the time. In 2013 he was the first to graduate with images taken by Iphone. A daring project in the conservative world of photography.  As a passionate photographer, Nico has specialised in portaits, interior photography, festival and concert registration and documentary work. As the result of an accident, he can only see with one eye. His IphoneArt had been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto.

Dominic Dähncke

Spain

3rd Place – Landscape

Dominic was born and live in the Canary Islands. He is specialized in creative and conceptual photography. He feels very comfortable using his iPhone for his projects.

Audrey Blake

United States

1st Place – Lifestyle

Audrey Blake is a full time photographer specializing in Children, Families, Newborns, Grown-up’s of all kinds, Special Events, Headshots and Weddings. In addition to teaching iPhoneography courses as well as professional photography online courses, Audrey also teaches Photography workshops at the prestigious Montclair Arts Museum.

ShiTian Zhang

China

2nd Place – Lifestyle

Liu Dan

China

3rd Place – Lifestyle

Liu Dan, a professional photographer living in China. He has been traveling around the world to more than 40 countries to conduct humanities and landscape photography projects, in which he focus on exploring and recording the independent features of different social and natural groups, as well as the relationship between them.

Lisi Li

China

1st Place – Nature

Lisi Li likes taking photos and editing these photos with his iphone while traveling or in everyday life. He studied architecture and was influenced by old style calligraphy elements such as ink wash.

Avishai Futerman

Israel

2nd Place – Nature

Avishai is a 22-year-old Israeli who has been photographing for many years mainly as a hobby.

Jiawen Wu

Singapore

3rd Place – Nature

Fernando Merlo

Spain

1st Place – News/Events

Caterina Bertone

Italy

2nd Place – News/Events

Caterina Bertone is an actress and a tireless traveller.

Josephine Cafagna

Australia

3rd Place – News/Events

Danielle Moir

United States

1st Place – Other

Award winning photographer Danielle Moir has been single-minded in her pursuit of life’s extraordinary moments through a photographer’s lens since being mentored as a student by some of the great photographers of their time at the International Center for Photography. She resides in and around New York City, above and below the surface.

Magali Chesnel

France

2nd Place – Other

Magali Chesnel is a French artist, painter and self-taught photographer. She is an award-winning and globally exhibited aerial photographer, revealing the world from another perspective, pushing the boundaries between photography and painting, to offer a truly unique perspective.

Shāna Einhorn

United States

3rd Place – Other

Shana is a fine art photographer from Long Island, NY. Her art is about essence and as such she thinks of the work as spiritual photography. The images explore one’s connection to self, each other and the natural world, using mostly old manual cameras with black & white film and lately mobile photography. “Do I matter?” “What is my place in this world?” The compulsion to answer these questions is the driving force of her work.

Bojan Pacadziev

France

1st Place – Panorama

Bojan, a 32 year old architect from Paris, born and raised in Macedonia. Passionate about traveling, architecture and photography, he is always aiming to reveal the beauty of buildings and provoke emotions. He likes showing a quirky and crazy version of cities, by transforming the city architecture to bring to light unexpected “monsters”.

Fabián Cárdenas

Colombia

2nd Place – Panorama

Fabián Cárdenas is a graphic designer from Bogotá, Master in graphic arts from the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain).

Garrine Tsang

Canada

3rd Place – Panorama

Garrine Tsang was born in Hong Kong and is currently based in Canada. She is an award-winning and active photo club member of Canadian Geographic. Her work was mainly published in nonprofit organizations such as Canadian Geographic and National Geographic. Her interests are primarily in wildlife and nature photography. iPhone is a great tool to capture the moments during outdoor shooting due to its portability and versatility.

Portrait by Carolina Martin

Omar Lucas

Peru

1st Place – People

Omar Lucas is a documentary photographer who commits long-term projects throughout his home country of Peru where he explores issues such as human rights, environment and identity.

Kris Arzadun

Spain

2nd Place – People

Kris’s father was her teacher and by the age of 6 she already started taking photos. At about the age of 21 she quit photography, very unmotivated. But 12 years later, she bought a new camera and started again. her parents made her love travelling. She studied tourism the University. She enjoys travelling as much as taking photographs.

Glenn Homann

Australia

3rd Place – People

Glenn lives in Ipswich, Australia. He has been using the iPhone as his only photographic device since the iPhone 4. He currently use the iPhone 11Pro to capture serendipitous moments throughout his daily life and on his travels away from the city. He has always enjoyed testing his creative limits by embracing the challenges of mobile photography.

Mona Jumaan

Bahrain

1st Place – Portrait

Mona is a self taught photographer/traveller and freelance travel writer  based in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Her interest in photography started 8 years ago. She has travelled a lot over the last few years to see the world and to further develop her photography skills by attending photography workshops focused mostly on landscapes, portrait and night photography. Combining her passions, she aspires to create photos that connect the viewer to the places and experiences.

Renata Dangelo

Spain

2nd Place – Portrait

Renata is born in Sao Paulo, a Brasilian architect and mother of 3 children. Replaces the Atlantic by the Mediterranean at the turn of the millennium. Always with a camera in hand, to immortalize moments of daily life through the streets of Barcelona, of anyone who crosses her path and of her own family environment.
“I am attracted to the lives of anonymous people. The light makes me happy and I register it before time turns it off”

Leping Cheng

China

3rd Place – Portrait

 

Cheng is a businessman in Xiamen China who’s been capturing interesting moments and scenes with his iPhone since 2017.

Liu Dan

China

1st Place – Series

Liu Dan, a professional photographer living in China. He has been traveling around the world to more than 40 countries to conduct humanities and landscape photography projects, in which he focus on exploring and recording the independent features of different social and natural groups, as well as the relationship between them.

Peng Hao

China

2nd Place – Series

Peng Hao is from ChengDu of China, and a short film director. His love of nature always reflects in his work.

Naian Feng

China

3rd Place – Series

Joao Cabaco

Portugal

1st Place – Still Life

João Cabaço is a 27 year old photographer from Portugal. He has a degree in hotel management, and been a rugby player since he was 11. He’s been photographing with an iPhone since 2009.

Kristian Cruz

United States

2nd Place – Still Life

Kristian has been an iPhone photographer/videographer since the first iPhone. He was born in the Philippines, then migrated to the US, was a corporate New Yorker for a long time, then temporarily moved back to the Philippines, to explore the country more, explore the rest of Asia more, as well as to explore the idea of a fast-paced New Yorker trying to have a friendlier attitude with time and himself.

Shinya Itahana

Japan

3rd Place – Still Life

Born in Matsue, Japan. He traveled around many countries and creates photography and considers the ties between architecture and urban spaces, as well as human beings and their lifestyles. His works won numerous international accolades

Leo Chan

Hong Kong

1st Place – Sunset

Leo is a mobile photographer based in Hong Kong. He uses the phone as his main camera for instantaneous captures of everyday people & objects.

Joseph Cyr

United States

2nd Place – Sunset

Joseph Cyr is a language teacher in Tucson, AZ. Born in Seoul, he has also lived and worked in Georgia, Seattle, France, and Nicaragua. The clarity of light and the sculptural quality of the plants in the mountainous Sonoran Desert have instilled in him the habit of always keeping his iPhone with him when going for runs or hikes in the hills and canyons near his home. His iPhone-photography has won various awards and has been exhibited in several countries.

Bill Marson

United States

3rd Place – Sunset

Bill Marson is a semi-professional nature photographer living in Phoenix, Arizona. His photography passion began five years ago with an early focus on capturing quintessential landscape scenes of the Grand Canyon and American Southwest. Artistically, Bill focuses on using creative natural lighting and interesting compositions to capture unique images of our natural world. His work has been published in Outdoor Photographer, Wild Planet and Landscape Photography magazines.

Kristian Cruz

United States

1st Place – Travel

Kristian has been an iPhone photographer/videographer since the first iPhone. He was born in the Philippines, then migrated to the US, was a corporate New Yorker for a long time, then temporarily moved back to the Philippines, to explore the country more, explore the rest of Asia more, as well as to explore the idea of a fast-paced New Yorker trying to have a friendlier attitude with time and himself.

Anthony Ginns

Australia

2nd Place – Travel

Born in Canberra, and now living in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. Having spent his entire career in Design & Advertising, Anthony is now dedicated to a career in Photography. He is currently undertaking a Diploma of Photography at the Sydney Institute of Technology. Anthony have exhibited nationally & internationally, with success in many competitions, and winning numerous awards.

Scott Yamano

United States

3rd Place – Travel

Scott started his professional career in the entertainment industry over a decade ago as a set videographer shooting the behind the scenes on feature films. His body of work includes over 25 films shot across five continents. He has always had a passion for photography and in recent years has transitioned to a film still photographer.

Glenn Homann

Australia

1st Place – Trees

Glenn lives in Ipswich, Australia. He has been using the iPhone as his only photographic device since the iPhone 4. He currently use the iPhone 11Pro to capture serendipitous moments throughout his daily life and on his travels away from the city. He has always enjoyed testing his creative limits by embracing the challenges of mobile photography.

Wei Xiong

China

2nd Place – Trees

A mobile phone photographer from Huangpi district, Wuhan, China. Although Huangpi is a small town, it is the sky city of him. He lives, works and takes photos in his small town Huangpi capturing memory, time and ordinary life.

Chuyang Baideme

Hawaii

3rd Place – Trees

Chuyang is a language teacher at Kalani High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has been interested in photography since she got her first iPhone 6s Plus quite a few years ago.

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