Announcing the Winners of Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Photo Contest!

“We are excited to announce the winners and finalists of the 16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. The images below were selected from more than 48,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from 207 countries and territories. From Rory Doyle’s Grand Prize-winning shot of a newborn cowboy in the Mississippi Delta to Daniel Garay’s image of a deconstructed Arc de Triomphe, they capture moments in time for Smithsonian.com readers around the globe.”

Travel Winner
Spring Snow
A spring snow in Moscow. By Denis Karasev
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The American Experience Winner
The Painful Aftermath
A little over a month after fires ripped through Santa Rosa, California in 2017, the long and painful process of rebuilding began. Many people didn’t survive the horrendous fires in northern California, and thousands lost their homes. Aerial image (photographed from a plane). By Jassen Todorov
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Grand Prize Winner
Newest Cowboy in Town
Newborn Jestin is welcomed by his father Jessie at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi. By Rory Doyle
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Readers’ Choice
Giddyup, Partner
A lava lizard hitches a ride atop a marine iguana on Fernandina Island, Galápagos. Witnessing the mutualistic relationship between the two reptiles was truly magical! By Carla Rhodes
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Natural World Winner
Red-Fronted Lemur
A red-fronted lemur in Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar. By Anuroop Krishnan
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Announcing the Winners of Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Photo Contest!
more at Smithsonian Mag

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1,000 Food Art and Styling Ideas: Mouthwatering Food Presentations from Chefs, Photographers, and Bloggers from Around the Globe

We All Need Food To Survive, but we should all, at some point in our lives, have the opportunity to experience truly gorgeous food that not only nourishes us physically, but also inspires us visually, emotionally, and creatively.

Scott Erb and Donna Dufault
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Eric Kleinberg
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Justin B. Paris
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Scott Erb and Donna Dufault
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Grip
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Justin B. Paris
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Nadine Shaw
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Whether plates are prepared through molecular gastronomy in the foremost restaurants around the globe or through simple, rustic methods in your own kitchen, beauty can lie within any preparation. As a society connected through social media, more and more people take and share photos of their food, further connecting us all through the love of the perfect bite. As a food writer and culinary explorer, I have had the privilege of feasting on wonderful dishes by some of the world’s most renowned and respected chefs. Having the honor to gather the gorgeous images found on the following pages further fueled my desire to share the beauty that can be discovered through food. —Ari Bendersky

One Warning:
Don’t flip through these pages on an empty stomach…
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1,000 Food Art and Styling Ideas: Mouthwatering Food Presentations from Chefs, Photographers, and Bloggers from Around the Globe
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Fashionista Behind The Camera | Tina Sokolovskaya

Starting with night clubs and ending up with Playboy Ukraine’s magazine, this isn’t just luck, but it is when hard work pays off and Tina Sokolovskaya surely has her way with it. This Ukraine based photographer now works with celebrities, famous artists, and singers all over the globe.

“By the way, my famous pic “On the Wave” was made in Dubai. This was an “accidental” shot. It was a usual commercial shooting for our client from Latvia, we were on the beach, and thought to shoot some interesting. Nearby there was a bridge, and I said: “Let me try to take a picture of you from above!” The sea was just a little restless, there was a wave, and this shot turned out. In fact, all the best is the result of the right moment.”

Fashionista Behind The Camera | Tina Sokolovskaya
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