Scott Bourne wrote: “Where light and shadow fall on your subject - that is the essence of expression and art through photography.
Mysterious, magical, intense, timeless, sometimes nostalgic... mastering the shadows in photography is an art in itself. It is a story in its own right, a unique form of expression.
For this 16th edition of AAP Magazine, we were looking for the poetry as well as the power of shadows and the twenty-five winning photographers did just that!
The winning portfolios are diverse and imaginative in their approach to the theme. Each image has a story to tell and reflects a unique form of expression.
Selecting the winners was certainly not an easy task, but in the end we hope you will all enjoy this collection of stated or implied, literal or metaphorical shadows.
The Winner of AAP Magazine 16 Shadows is Oliver Stegmann (Switzerland) with his series "Circus Noir"
The Second Place Winner is George Mayer (Russian Federation) with his series "Anima"
The Third Place Winner is Guido Klumpe (Germany) with his image "Puddle Man"
The other winners featured in the Merit Award's Gallery are : Shawna Gibbs (USA), Ursula Ferrara (Italy), Paul Gibert (USA), Aljohara Jeje (Saudi Arabia), Andrea Künstle (Germany), Yelena Zhavoronkova (USA), Olivier Corneloup (France), Mireia Vilaplana (United Arab Emirates), Aashish Kaul (USA), Arnaud Gaertner (France), Nicola Ducati (Italy), Marcel van Balken (The Netherlands), Dean Forbes (USA), Ernie Luppi (USA), Patrick Cicalo (USA), Wendy Stone (USA), Abdulla AL-Mushaifri (Qatar), Cuneyt Gumushaneli (Turkey), Antoine Buttafoghi (France), Ave Pildas (USA), Leona Bažant Telínová (Czech Republic) and Kay Erickson (USA)
The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000.
All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #16 Shadows.
Shadows Photography Contest 2021 - All About Photo Competitions
All About Photo presents his photography contest on the theme Shadows, calling all photographers. The best projects will be featured in AAP Magazine #16 and win cash prizes.