The majority of this year’s submissions were colour photographs, although four of the five top images, taken by women, were black and white, overturning the notion that photography is as an art form still dominated by men. Unlike previous years, it seems that the judges were more attracted to beautiful and soothing images rather than violent and unsettling ones. Perhaps a subconscious need has arisen in each one of us to escape the terrible events that are happening in the world.
All About Photo Awards: the winners
A panel of seven experts selected the 40 winning photographs in the fifth annual competition, which attracted outstanding entries from around the world.The majority of this year’s submissions were