International Photography Awards category winners and finalists were revealed yesterday, on 27 October 2020, for both the professional and non-professional/student categories.
A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries around the world to finally select these outstanding category winners.
Along with the Category Winners, IPA also revealed the recipients of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in each of the competition’s sub-categories, and Honorable Mentions from across both professional and amateur entries.
And we are honored that our main photographer's Vadims' (known as PHOTOPORTRAYAL) work has been awarded a Winning Placement in the 2020 edition of the International Photography Awards. A set of his art pieces that we submitted for the contest this year received the 1st prize in Fine Art, Still Life sub-category and we are absolutely proud of Vadims.
These artworks are now posted on the IPA website winners page and will be published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography and we cannot wait to hold and see the book once it's published and available for sale.
In addition to that, all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize winners will be considered by IPA guest Curator for inclusion in the annual IPA Best of Show Curated Exhibition, details to be announced soon.
If you are curious to see which pieces have been selected as winners for this competition, you can find them below.
These artworks have been mainly inspired by the still life paintings of such well-known masters of the 17th century as Juan de Zurbarán, Willem Heda, Willem Kalf, Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt. What makes these photos recognizable is a special oil painting look which makes any observer wonder if this is a photograph at all.
These images were made using light painting technique and are a result of a number of different exposures layered together in Photoshop.
They were taken in complete darkness using a special torch to light up the different parts of the composition.
Half Way, 2019
Next One, 2019
Red Dots, 2019