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.
“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.
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
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
The Performer. Yeow-Kwang Yeo, Singapore. Second place, photographer of the year category/IPPA
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. First place, abstract category/IPPA
Francesca Tonegutti, Italy. First place, animals category/IPPA
Juan Carlos Castañeda, US. First place, The America I know/IPPA (Click to enlarge)
Paddy Chao, Taiwan. First place, architecture category/IPPA
Szymon Felkel, Poland. First place, children category/IPPA
Sidney Po, Philippines. First place, flowers category/IPPA
Christian Horgan, Australia. First place, landscape category/IPPA
Nick Trombola, US. First place, lifestyle category/IPPA
Aaron Sandberg, US. First place, nature category/IPPA
Samuel Nacar, Spain. First place, news/events category/IPPA
Darren Boyd, US. First place, others category/IPPA
Nick Trombola, US. First place, panorama category/IPPA
Dina Alfasi, Israel. First place, people category/IPPA
Gabriel Ribeiro, Brazil. First place, portrait category/IPPA
Joshua Sarinana, US. First place, series structure category/IPPA (includes next two images)
David Hayes, US. First place, still life category/IPPA
Kuanglong Zhang, China. First place, sunset category/IPPA
Jen Pollack Bianco, US. First place, travel category/IPPA
Magali Chesnel, France. First place, trees category/IPPA