One of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world has announced the winners of its 2018 contest. The Hasselblad Masters Awards are held once every 2 years, selecting the very best photographers in 11 categories. This time, the contest attracted 31,500 entries (175% more than two years ago), receiving some of the most stunning pictures from across the world.
From intimate portraits to otherworldly landscapes, the contest awards gives acclaimed professionals, as well as aspiring newcomers, the opportunity leave their mark in the world of photography. The winners will be named Hasselblad Masters, become the ambassadors of the famous Swedish name for two years. They will also receive invitations to participate in its projects, medium format Hasselblad cameras, and their work will be printed in the Hasselblad Masters book.
“It really struck me how progressive many of the entries were this year and how far the entrants were willing to push the brief,” jury member and professional photographer Tom Oldham said. “These were the photographers who caught my eye – the ballsy, out-there risk-takers who make compelling pictures that refuse to be ignored. I’m proud to have helped to get this great kit into their hands – their images deserve it.”
Portrait Category Winner Tina Signesdottir Hult, Torvastad, Norway
Aerial Category Winner Jorge De La Torriente, Miami, USA
Beauty & Fashion Category Winner Michal Baran, Trim, Ireland
Architecture Category Winner Kamilla Hanapova, St. Petersburg, Russia
Art Category Winner Maria Svarbova, Bratislava, Slovakia
Landscape Category Winner Benjamin Everett, Lopez Island, USA
Product Category Winner Marcin Gizycki, Warszawa, Poland
Wedding Category Winner Victor Hamke, Leipzig, Germany
Wildlife Category Winner Karim Ilya, Haiku, USA
Project//21 Category Winner Nabil Rosman, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Street/Urban Category Winner Ben Thomas, Kyneton, Australia
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