Irish man wins big at 10th iPhone Photography Awards

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Dock Worker. Brendan Ó Sé, Ireland. First place, photographer of the year category/IPPA

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The 10th iteration of the iPhone Photography Awards had an Irish flavour, as Cork’s Brendan Ó Sé claimed first prize.

The filthy hands of a dock worker have led to an award-winning image for Brendan Ó Sé.

Now in its 10th year (in line with the device’s 10-year anniversary), the iPhone Photography Awards are pretty self-explanatory.

Thousands of images, taken from photographers across 140 countries, entered into the competition.

Ó Sé took first prize for his Dock Worker image, ahead of Yeow-Kwang Yeo of Singapore for The Performer, and Kuanglong Zhang of Shenzhen, China for The City Palace.

The overall grand prize winner was Sebastiano Tomada of New York City for his entry, Children of Qayyarah.

Tomada won an iPad Pro for his efforts, with Apple Watches given to Ó Sé, Yeo and Zhang.

There were numerous other categories, with winners of each securing a bar of gold.

iPhone Photography Awards

“We are amazed to see how [the awards have] grown from a small circle of people and friends of friends, into a truly global audience with thousands of participants,” said Kenan Aktulun, creator of the event.

“In this time of political upheaval, we feel very thankful to host such a truly diverse group of people and their view of the world.”

The full list of category winners is included below.

Sebastiano Tomada, USA. Grand Prize winner – photographer of the year category, IPPA. Children of Qayyarah: “Children roam the streets in Qayyarah, Iraq, near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants.”

Children of Qayyarah: “Children roam the streets in Qayyarah, Iraq, near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants.” Sebastiano Tomada, USA. Grand prize winner, photographer of the year category/IPPA

Brendan Ó Sé, Ireland. 1st place, photographer of the year category, IPPA. Dock Worker: “I shot this photo on an early morning photo walk around the docks in Jakarta in April 2016. These were the hands of a dock worker who was taking a break. I was struck by the texture created by the accumulated dirt on his hands.”

Dock Worker: “I shot this photo on an early-morning photo walk around the docks in Jakarta in April 2016. These were the hands of a dock worker who was taking a break. I was struck by the texture created by the accumulated dirt on his hands.” Brendan Ó Sé, Ireland. First place, photographer of the year category/IPPA

Yeow-Kwang Yeo, Singapore. 2nd place, photographer of the year category, IPPA.

The Performer. Yeow-Kwang Yeo, Singapore. Second place, photographer of the year category/IPPA

Kuanglong Zhang, China. 3rd place, photographer of the year category, IPPA. “Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in India. in the City palace, I snapped a moment of one of the staff gazing out of the window as if he saw the slowly historic course of the palace’s construction, which was as quite attractive moment.”

The City Palace: “Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in India. In the City Palace, I snapped a moment of one of the staff gazing out of the window as if he saw the slowly historic course of the palace’s construction, which was a quite attractive moment.” Kuanglong Zhang, China. Third place, photographer of the year category/IPPA

Christopher Armstrong, Australia. 1st place, abstract category, IPPA.

Christopher Armstrong, Australia. First place, abstract category/IPPA

Francesca Tonegutti, Italy. 1st place, animals category, IPPA.

Francesca Tonegutti, Italy. First place, animals category/IPPA

Juan Carlos Castañeda, US. 1st place, the America I know, IPPA. (Click to enlarge)

Juan Carlos Castañeda, US. First place, The America I know/IPPA (Click to enlarge)

Paddy Chao, Taiwan. 1st place, architecture category, IPPA.

Paddy Chao, Taiwan. First place, architecture category/IPPA

Szymon Felkel, Poland. 1st place, children category, IPPA.

Szymon Felkel, Poland. First place, children category/IPPA

Sidney Po, Philippines. 1st place, flowers category, IPPA.

Sidney Po, Philippines. First place, flowers category/IPPA

Christian Horgan, Australia. 1st place, landscape category, IPPA.

Christian Horgan, Australia. First place, landscape category/IPPA

Nick Trombola, US. 1st place, lifestyle category, IPPA.

Nick Trombola, US. First place, lifestyle category/IPPA

Aaron Sandberg, US. 1st place, nature category, IPPA.

Aaron Sandberg, US. First place, nature category/IPPA

Samuel Nacar, Spain. 1st place, news/events category, IPPA.

Samuel Nacar, Spain. First place, news/events category/IPPA

Darren Boyd, US. 1st place, others category, IPPA.

Darren Boyd, US. First place, others category/IPPA

Nick Trombola, US. 1st place, panorama category, IPPA.

Nick Trombola, US. First place, panorama category/IPPA

Dina Alfasi, Israel. 1st place, people category, IPPA.

Dina Alfasi, Israel. First place, people category/IPPA

Gabriel Ribeiro, Brazil. 1st place, portrait category, IPPA.

Gabriel Ribeiro, Brazil. First place, portrait category/IPPA

Joshua Sarinana, US. 1st place, series structure category, IPPA.

Joshua Sarinana, US. First place, series structure category/IPPA (includes next two images)

Joshua Sarinana, US. 1st place, series structure category, IPPA.

Joshua Sarinana, US. 1st place, series structure category, IPPA.

David Hayes, US. 1st place, still life category, IPPA.

David Hayes, US. First place, still life category/IPPA

Kuanglong Zhang, China. 1st place, sunset category, IPPA.

Kuanglong Zhang, China. First place, sunset category/IPPA

Jen Pollack Bianco, US. 1st place, travel category, IPPA.

Jen Pollack Bianco, US. First place, travel category/IPPA

Magali Chesnel, France. 1st place, trees category, IPPA.

Magali Chesnel, France. First place, trees category/IPPA

Gordon Hunt is a journalist at Siliconrepublic.com

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