A moment in time

Last week, The Travel Photographer of the Year Awards announced the winners for 2016. From fiery, flowing lava to a magical, snow-swirled New York street scene, the array of work from this year’s competition is extraordinary! Here’s a selection of the incredible ‘moments in time’, captured by photographers from around the world. 

Open to the young and old, amateur and expert, The Photographer of the Year Awards is a competition run by photographers for photographers. Joel Santos from Portugal was named the overall winner with his delicate and intimate portfolio picture depicting traditional fishing in Ghana, as well as an aerial shot, captured by drone, of one of the hottest places in the world, Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression.

Lake Bosumtwi, Ashanti, Ghana, by Joel Santos.
Salt Dessert, Danakil Depression, Afar, Ethiopia, by Joel Santos.

14 year-old, Darpan Basak from India won The Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 Award for her capture of the daily rituals of the traditional peoples in Shankapur, India.

From land to sea by Darpan Basak (age 14).

All the winning images will go on show at The Photographer of the Year exhibitions at the UK City of Culture celebrations in Hull from the 18th May to 30th June, 2017, and in Greenwich, London from 4th August to 3rd September, 2017. All details about the exhibitions can be found here.

In addition to receiving significant international exposure when winning these prestigious awards, the overall winner received £4000 as well as a selection go gifts and prizes. Young Photographers of the Year also received prize money, as well as Photo Iconic photography tuition. Here’s a selection of other winners from the various categories.

West Kirby, Wirral, UK by Craig Easton (UK) – Winner of Land, Sea, Sky Portfolio.
Jonas Snow Storm in NYC
Flat Iron Building, Manhattan, New York by Michele Palazzo (Italy) – Winner of Cities: Architecture and Spaces.
Kamchatka, Russia by Marco Urso (Italy) – Special Mention in the Wildlife and Nature category.
Lake Natron, Tanzania by Ankit Kumar (India, age 13) – Winner of Young TPOTY 14 and under.


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