The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt. -Henry Cartier-Bresson
The most common definition of portrait photography: from identifying, to the most sensitive approach of capturing emotions, (including its ability to heighten the model or to educate the viewer) portrait photography is strengthened by a wide variety of forms and practices. It transcends the posed studio shots or the common family portraits to become a genre in its own right that allows photographers to express their full creativity.
Describe, reveal, embellish, question, disturb... a portrait can inspire many different reactions. But if there are indeed a thousand faces to a photograph, we could only showcase some of them, and this new edition of AAP Magazine focuses on the vision of 25 photographers from 14 different countries and 4 continents!.
Each one of them reveals their personal narrative and different approach to the Portrait Photography.
The Winner of AAP Magazine 24 Portrait is Ryotaro Horiuchi (Japan) with the series 'Descendants of Samurai'
The Second Place Winner is Colby Sadeghi (United States) with the series 'Reflection'
The Third Place Winner is Bharat Patel (United Kingdom) with the series 'Portraits from Remote Angola'
The other winners featured in the Merit Award's Gallery are: Erberto Zani (Switzerland), Joseph-Philippe Bevillard (Ireland), Damian Lemański (Poland), Menghan Tsai (China), Marco Mignani (Italy), Lilian Caruana (United States), Caesar Lima (United States), Carol Foote (Australia), Bruce Morton (United States), Anne Berry (United States), Claudio Allia (Italy), Cheryl Clegg (United States), Liliroze (France), Alireza Sahebi (Iran), Luke Stambouliah (Australia), Ingetje Tadros (New Zealand), JK Lavin (United States), Maureen Ruddy Burkhart (United States), Foteini Zaglara (Greece), Diane Fenster (United States), Sandra Chen Weinstein (United States) and Alex Cao (Vietnam)
The Beautiful Winning Images of AAP Magazine #24 Portrait