Winners have recently been chosen for the sixth international Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. An expert panel of judges — such as co-founder of Contact Press Images David Burnett and ON LANDSCAPE Magazine editor Tim Parkin — rummaged through over 3,400 entries portraying urban and natural landscapes captured by roughly 1,400 emerging and established photographers from across the globe.
Self-taught French photographer Magali Chesnel won the contest alongside the $10,000 USD cash prize for her image entitled The Harvest of Road Salt. The photo portrays an abstract-looking aerial view of cars harvesting the road salt of The Salin de l’île Saint Martin in Gruissan, France. “From the ground, this scene doesn’t look glamorous at all, but from a bird’s eye view, it becomes unexpected, beautiful and like a painting,” said the photographer in a statement.
This year’s competition also brought forth stunning images from new award categories: The Snow and Ice Award which went to Bulgarian photographer Vaseline Atanasov, The Lone Tree Award which was given to German photographer Anke Butawitsch, as well as The Heavenly Cloud Award which was snapped up by American photographer Brandon Yoshizawa.
For full details of the winning images visit the International Landscape Photographer of the Year’s official website.
Elsewhere in art, Virgil Abloh announced his new Construction Zine from his “Efflorescence” exhibition.
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As we count into the final 24 hours before entries close, be inspired with this stunning aerial by Tom Putt – who tonight accepted his award for Nature Photographer of the Year AND Aerial Photographer of the year at the International Photography Awards in New York…congratulations Tom!! We can't wait to see the aerials in ILPOTY this year. FINAL ENTRIES CLOSING!! – www.internationallandscapephotographer.com