Introducing the Hasselblad Masters 2018

The Hasselblad Masters is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most prestigious professional photography competitions. The winners were selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury – comprising internationally renowned photographers and imaging experts.

Landscape
Benjamin Everett – USA
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Wedding
Victor Hamke – Germany
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Beauty & Fashion
Michal Baran – Ireland
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Architecture
Kamilla Hanapova – Russia
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Wildlife
Karim Iliya – USA
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Aerial
Jorge de la Torriente – USA
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Every Hasselblad Masters award winner will hold the title of ‘Hasselblad Master’ and be a brand ambassador for two years. In addition, they will receive a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera and be invited to shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project will be printed and released in the bi-annual Hasselblad Masters book.

Winners will receive their awards, cameras and trophies at a special photokina 2018 ceremony in Cologne this September.

Congratulations to all the Masters 2018 winners!

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National Geographic Announces Winners of the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

Selected from over 11,000 entries, a wildlife photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park has been selected as the grand-prize winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The photo, titled “Face to face in a river in Borneo,” was captured by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore.

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2nd Place, Wildlife
Mother’s love
Photo and caption by Alejandro Prieto
An adult Caribbean pink flamingo feeds a chick in Yucatán, Mexico. Both parents alternate feeding chicks, at first with a liquid baby food called crop milk, and then with regurgitated food.

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3rd Place, Wildlife
White Fighters
Photo and caption by Bence Mate
Two grey herons spar as a white-tailed eagle looks on in Hungary.

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2nd Place, Landscapes
Dushanzi Grand Canyon
Photo and caption by Yuhan Liao
Sunlight glances off mineral strata of different colors in Dushanzi Grand Canyon, China.

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1st Place Winner, Aerials
Rock Pool
Photo and caption by Todd Kennedy
In Sydney, Australia, the Pacific Ocean at high tide breaks over a natural rock pool enlarged in the 1930s. Avoiding the crowds at the city’s many beaches, a local swims laps.

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Winners of the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year Contest
more at National Geographic

Black and White Photography by Nikolai Endegor

Black and White Photography by Nikolai Endegor

Переход
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Котометрия
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Нижний мир
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Ночные красавицы
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Balcony Dance
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Вкус Парижа
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Black and White Photography by Nikolai Endegor
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Photo series by Xu Bo: The Gaze of Kun and Peng into the Distance

The difficulties in practice of aerial photography — either with helicopters originally or with unmanned aerial vehicles which appear to be popular lately — are probably beyond the experience of photographers who have never been exposed to this field. Moreover, the shots in The Gaze of Kun and Peng into the Distance are all taken in no man’s lands of Tibet, which indicates that the difficulties are particularly beyond imagination.

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Photo series by Xu Bo: The Gaze of Kun and Peng into the Distance
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New York and LA from Above

In the preface to his new book “LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York,” Jeffrey Milstein writes that the images combine “two of my life’s passion: flying and art.” The book, published this week by Thames & Hudson, presents Milstein’s graphically exact and highly detailed aerial photos of what he calls “my two cities,” New York and Los Angeles. (A related show of the work is on view at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles until December 23.) Made over the course of five years, Milstein’s images are organized into four sections, depicting neighborhoods, parks and recreational spaces, transportation systems and industry. The book juxtapose views of each city, allowing for comparisons between the tightly packed buildings of Greenwich Village and the pastel roofs, curving lawns and expanses of sand in Lancaster, a city in Los Angeles County. In another comparison, the star-shaped enclosure around the Statue of Liberty echoes the octagonal building at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier.

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LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York
by Jeffrey Milstein

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Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2017

Wallpapers from the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.

Weaver and nest by Federico Rizzato
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lan Ha Bay by Son Tong
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Flamingos and their Nests by Ge Xiao
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Tonic of Wildness by Manish Mamtani
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Antarctic Iceberg by Sam Edmonds
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Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2017
more wallpapers at National Geographic

Amazing Early Highlights of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

With a little more than a month to go, the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is in full swing. Photographers have until November 17, 2017 to enter their best photographs valuing the beauty of the natural world.

Photo by Jay Ruan
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Photo by Marc Hornig
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Photo by Alexis Darden
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Photo by Phillip Chang
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Photo by Shane Kalyn
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Amazing Early Highlights of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest
more by Jessica Stewart at My Modern Met