a shirtless young protester in Gaza gripping a Palestinian flag with one hand and swinging a slingshot over his head with the other, on the northern border between Gaza Strip and Israel in the weekly protests, which are organized by Palestinian protesters to protest against the Israeli blockade of Gaza which is imposed by Israel for 12 years until now.
All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2019
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Mexico, Baja California, Sea of Cortez. I heard stories about the thousand of jacks swimming together at Cabo Pulmo, but nothing could have prepared me for actually entering the water and find this spectacular sight. I was really amazed! and for a time, I just float there and enjoyed them. So in this time a diver in my group was already at the bottom, some 60 feet below. I usually dont put divers in my photos, but in this case I thought it would be important for scale, since he looked so tiny in
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This image is from my ongoing project 'tierwald'. I started this series in 2013. This picture is from 2018.
Is it fiction or reality, is it a warm rain forest or a cold german mixed forest, are these animals real live in this forest or is it a giant zoo? These are the questions behind this series. I think these photos gives no answers to this questions, they should not also. Rather, they should just raise these questions and may even allow the the viewer room for more questions unanswered.
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The world’s most complex humanitarian disaster: the Lake Chad crisis
Orphaned children, mainly Nigerian refugees, live together as a group in the Koran schools. During the day, they go begging and are known as Almajiri. These children, who live in the Lake Chad basin, are growing up in a constant situation of war, and all they’ve ever known is the weapons and deaths they draw on the walls of the city. Almajiri is gotten from an Arabic word "Al-Muhajirun" which can be translated to mean a person who leaves his home in search of Islamic knowledge
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The world’s most complex humanitarian disaster: the Lake Chad crisis
One decides, the rest follow
The rains and pastures set the pace of this gigantic movement of life.
About a million and a half of wildebeest gather on the shore of the Mara River to cross it and arrive in Tanzania in search of better pastures for its survival.
Knowing the danger of drowning and being easy prey to the crocodiles present, they are unpredictable at the time of crossing.
After hours thinking whether to cross or not, the f
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One decides, the rest follow
Merit Award's Gallery
My daughter hiding behind a curtain, holding a portrait of her great grandmother. This picture is part of a series about my daughter.
United Arab Emirates
when the royal forces were eating lunch, the cats were hungry
Embe, 3 yrs old son of a nomad cattle and horse herding family, plays with a bow and arrow before his nomadic family pack up and move their gers and livestock to their winter pastures..
Snezhana von Buedingen
Snezhana von Buedingen
HAVANA, CUBA-2018 March 18. Mercedes, 42 years old, posing in her house.
The first Vitiligo marks appeared on her elbows and legs by the age of 35, after her grandmother's death.
Now Vitiligo took over 90% of her body. She used Cuban treatments with good results but in the end she gave up using them because she was fed up of applying the lotion every day.
Now she puts black makeup on her face in order to camouflage the white skin.
Aftermath series, Chemo Cycle 4
This image was created by taking 70 exposures in a full circle around the tree. Then all the frames were layered with varying degrees of opacity.
As a result, the darker parts of the image represent a high number of pixels - pixels recurring in numerous layers -, whereas the lighter parts of the image represent pixels only occurring in a few frames. The accumulation of pixels thereby becomes a true two-dimensional representation of the three-dimensional oak.
M Yousuf Tushar
Way to new home
A Birdseye view of hundreds Rohingya people are crossing no man’s land to enter Bangladesh at Bangladesh and Myanmar boarder area, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. In 2017 More than 750,000 Rohingya peoples crossed the border to come Bangladesh after the Burmese army started an operation against the Rohingyas, by burning and destroying their home in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.
M Yousuf Tushar
David Oliete Casanova
Human towers competition
The human tower team "Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls" performs one of the highest and most difficult human tower during the "Concurs de Castells de Tarragona", the most important human tower competition in the region of Catalonia, in Spain, that takes place once every two years.
Human Towers, known in Catalan language as "castells", have been one of the most important cultural traditions in the region of Catalonia for more than 200 years. (Tarragona, October 7, 2018).
David Oliete Casanova
In the monastery of Yemrehanna Kristos. A praying woman inside the courtyard of the Monastery hollowed inside the cave. The whole construction is based on Olive tree wooden panels used to uplift it from the watery terrain underneath it. Many of the churches of the Tewahedo religion, are carved into the rock, sometimes invisible from the outside as they are camouflaged in the natural environment that surrounds them. Legend has it that the difficulty in finding the churches is due to a Muslim quee
United Arab Emirates
Bound Elephant, Luang Prabang, Laos
Bound elephant at farm, Laos
Africa, Chad, 13th October 2018. Abdullaye Tidjani, aged 26, Nigerian, ex Boko Haram fighter, forcefully enlisted in the ranks. He was part of the military wing of the Islamist group for over two years. Following one of the numerous massacres perpetrated by the terrorists, he decided to become a deserter, and fled with his wife and son.
On a cold San Francisco night, the twins take their nightly stroll through the city.
The Producers - Roger DeBris & Carmen Ghia
A still image taken from a promotional series of images inspired by Mel Brook's classic film and musical, The Producers.
In this backstage scene, we find director Roger, encouraged by his whole production team, to embrace his own personal issues of gender and self-confidence and step out on stage as the show girl he always wished he could be!
India, this donkey is used for public transport, is colored to distinguish it from private ones
settlement of Interposelok, Olonets district, Karelia, Russia
From the cycle: Once in the north
Starla, Photographer in her Studio
Archival Pigment Print
36 to go
36 runners - 36 KM to go to the finish line of the Düsseldorf Marathon
The arrow is fitted to the string
Equestrian Archery in Bashang Grassland in Winter in China
Among the Sheep
In Western Mongolia, the Kazakhs migrate with their flocks to look for pasturage as the seasons change. In the summer, families find a suitable area for the animals and set up a “ger”. There is an incredible amount of work associated with this lifestyle but children happily take part in the chores starting at a very young age.
The fourth edition of All About Photo Awards welcomed submissions from all over the world. Photographers driven by their artistic eye and passion were selected by John Rankin, Elisabeth Avedon, Henry Horenstein, Laura Geiser, Tariq Zaidi, Anna Van Lenten, Maxim Panés, Ann Jastrab, Alex Cammarano and Sandrine Hermand-Grisel. Thank you to all the amazing photographers who submitted their work and who continue to support All About Photo! You will be able to see all the winning images and much more in the upcoming AAP Magazine Special Edition "All About Photo Awards 2019" stay tuned!
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Rankin is a British photographer, publisher and film director. With a portfolio ranging from portraiture to documentary, he has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner and The Queen to name only a few. Fearless behind the lens, his imagery has become engrained in contemporary iconography.
He began his career co-founding the seminal magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack, tapping into the consciousness of the 90s and 00s with his intimate approach and playful sense of humour. He has since remained a prevalent force in publishing with AnOther Magazine, the bi-annual Hunger Magazine and over 42 books to his name.
A film fanatic, Rankin soon turned his hand to directing moving image. As both a photographer and director, he has created landmark editorial and advertising campaigns for some of the biggest and most celebrated publications, brands and charities including L'Oreal, Dove, Pantene, Diageo, Women's Aid, Comic Relief and Oxfam, alongside music videos for the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Kelis.
In 2002, he co-directed his debut feature film, The Lives of Saints, written by Toni Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). Under the eponymous banner of Rankin Film, Rankin reps a roster of the hottest directing talent working today, creating outstanding work for the worlds of advertising, fashion and music videos.
His affiliation with charities has seen Rankin travel the world, creating powerful campaigns both as a photographer and a director. Having worked with Comic Relief in 2015, he returned in 2017 to create the t-shirts and merchandise for a record-breaking Red Nose Day. His 2017 campaign with Macmillan Cancer Support went viral as people were encouraged to Brave the Shave.
Rankin lives in London with his wife Tuuli and their three dogs, Pickle, Beans and Squidge.
Elizabeth Avedon has a rich history in photography. Collaborating with museums, publishing houses, galleries and artists, she's received awards and recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book "Avedon: 1949-1979" for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, and High Museum, Atlanta; “Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, Corcoran Gallery, and Art Institute of Chicago; as well as exhibitions at the Leica Gallery, New York; the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; and for the Estate of Diane Arbus, among others.
Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation; Art Director for Ralph Lauren national advertising and Photo Editor for Ralph Lauren Media, Elizabeth is an ongoing contributor to her own online Journal, profiling notable leaders in the world of photography as well as emerging talent. She wrote the introductory text for several photography books, including Vivian Maier: Self Portraits (powerhouse); Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden (Schilt); and Tom Chambers A Photomontage Retrospective, Hearts and Bones (Unicorn, 2018).
Along with leading advanced photo-editing and photography book design workshops, Elizabeth continues to participate as a reviewer in many international portfolio reviews. She is an instructor in both the BFA Photography and Video and graduate Masters in Digital Photography programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York. In 2017, Elizabeth received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Henry Horenstein has been a professional photographer, filmmaker, teacher, and author since the 1970s. He studied history at the University of Chicago, and earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.
Henry's work is collected and exhibited internationally and he has published over 30 books, including several monographs of his own work such as SHOOT WHAT YOU LOVE (a memoir), HISTORIES, SHOW, HONKY TONK, ANIMALIA, HUMANS, RACING DAYS, CLOSE RELATIONS, and many others. He has also authored BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, and BEYOND BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY, used by hundreds of thousands of college, university, high-school, and art school students as their introduction to photography. MAKE BETTER PICTURES, his newest instructional book, will be published this fall.
In recent years, Henry has been making films: PREACHER, MURRAY, SPOKE, and now PARTNERS, which premiered recently at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.
Henry is professor of photography at RISD and lives in Boston.
As a Senior Photo Editor for BuzzFeed News, Laura Geiser commissions and produces photography to accompany a wide variety of news articles, and was formerly in the photo departments at TheWrap and ELLE Magazine. She enjoys producing and curating visual media around the biggest stories trending in national, culture, celebrity and entertainment news.
In Jan 2014, Tariq Zaidi gave up an executive management position, to pursue his passion of capturing the dignity, purity and soul of people, within their environment. His work focuses on documenting social issues, inequality, endangered communities and traditions from around the world.
In Sep 2016, Tariq was named as one of the top 10 photographers you should know, focusing on social issues and inequality in various societies across the globe. In Feb 2018, Tariq was awarded one of the top Premier Awards in POYi75 (Pictures of the Year International Competition) - "Photographer of the Year" Award of Excellence for his work from North Korea, Congo and Brazil and also 2nd place News Division/Feature Category in the same year. Tariq was also one of the winners of PDN Photo Annual 2018 (Photojournalism/Documentary Category) and was awarded The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund for outstanding achievement in Humanistic Photography, presented by Parsons School of Design, USA.
Since Aug 2015, Tariq's stories, images and videos from Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, Indonesia, Mongolia, North Korea & South Sudan have been featured internationally in over 700 magazines/newspapers/websites (in more than 60 countries) including: The Guardian, BBC News, CNN, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel Magazine, El Pais, El Pais Semanal, Stern View Magazine, GEO Magazine, The Independent On Sunday Magazine, National Geographic Traveler Magazine, GQ & GQ Style Magazines, Marie Claire, Esquire Magazine, PDN Magazine, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Muy Interesante Spain, The Telegraph, El Mundo Spain, El Pais Brasil, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, The Daily Mail, Khaleej Times UAE, ITV News, MSN News International, LensCulture, The Mirror, The Sun, Daily Express, L'Oeil De La Photographie, VICE, The Global Times China, Geographical Magazine, Wanderlust Travel Magazine, Internazionale Magazine, Feature Shoot, Spiegel Online, The China Daily, The People's Daily, China, The Times of London and many more.
He has won many major international photography awards, shown his work in over 50 international exhibitions and worked on projects and assignments in 18 countries across 4 continents.
Tariq works as a freelance photographer based out of London, UK. He is currently working on a long-term personal project developing a visual anthology capturing the dignity of humankind in some of the poorest communities in the world.
Tariq is a self-taught photographer, holds an M.Sc. (Master of Science) from University College London and is a certified teacher. Having lived in 10 countries and travelled to well over 100, he is also a multilinguist.
His work is represented by Zuma Press (USA), Caters News Agency (UK) and Getty Images (UK). Tariq won Photographer of the Year at All About Photo Awards 2018
Anna Van Lenten is a curator, producer, and writer whose projects involve both the world of images and the world of text. In May of 2018 she earned an MFA in fiction from The New School.
As curator of the monthly Half King Photography Series in New York City, Anna exhibits some of the best artists working today. Over the past nine years, she has put on over sixty shows, book launches, & pop-up screenings, adding context via writings, audio, and each show's opening night discussion with the photographer and the public. The far-ranging scope of her exhibits & events include Carolyn Drake's Becoming Chinese; Lowell Thomas's pictures of T.E. Lawrence in Arabia; Richard Sandler's The Eyes of the City; Erika Larsen's Sami: The People Who Walk With Reindeer; Gina LeVay's Sandhogs; Matt Black's The Dry Land; and Anastasia Taylor-Lind's multimedia work about the war in Ukraine.
With LightField, the nonprofit Anna founded in 2016, she launched an annual photo festival in Hudson, NY. LightField is dedicated to recognizing, showcasing, and promoting the work of innovative lens-based artists through exhibitions, conversations, and workshops. LightField is planning its 2019 edition now.
Recently she designed and produced a traveling exhibit of photography and video for Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health, that delivers high-impact text and visuals of people with mental health challenges.
Other photo projects she has curated and produced include Surveillance.01 in (April 2014, NYC), and Surveillance.02 (March 2015, Dubai).
In the fall of 2014, she curated and managed RISC training's photo auction benefit.
Her writing and research work includes short pieces for the Half King Photo Series & Surveillance series. Her piece about Gerda Taro & Lee Miller appeared in Musee Magazine's Women issue. She researched the photography for Scott Anderson's New York Times best-selling Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. And among the critically acclaimed fiction manuscripts she's helped edit are Kim Purcell's Trafficked; Tiger, Tiger and By the Shore, both by Galaxy Craze; and More Bread, or I'll Appear, by Emer Martin.
Editor and founder of dodho Magazine. He began her career at an early age in the world of image and design. Maxim Panés maintains relations with the best agencies and publishers to promote the photographers careers published in Dodho Magazine, Dodho´s team is responsible to some extent of the rapid success that Magazine has had in the world photography industry. Dodho Magazine is published daily in its online version and every six months in its printed version. Each version is focused on a totally different audience, while the online version seeks a public as broad as possible, the print version is aimed exclusively at a more professional audience such as galleries, agencies and other professionals in the photographic and art industry, both editions have as objective and priority standing out any good photographer or project within the crowd. Highlighting their work and offering the right promotion tools.
Ann M. Jastrab is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California. CPA strives to advance photography through education, exhibition and publication. These regional traditions-including mastery of craft, the concept of mentorship, and dedication to the photographic arts-evolved out of CPA's predecessor, the renowned Friends of Photography established in 1967 by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Cole Weston. While respecting these West Coast traditions, CPA is also at the vanguard of the future of photographic imagery. Before coming onboard at CPA, Ann was the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporated contemporary artists with the living legends of photography.
Ann also worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. Ann has curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. She has reviewed portfolios for a multitude of organizations including the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, PhotoNola, Review Santa Fe, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, PhotoAlliance, and Lishui International Photography Festival in China as well as being a juror for Critical Mass. While being a champion of artists, she created a thriving artist-in-residence program at RayKo where recent residents Kathya Landeros, Meghann Riepenhoff, Carlos Javier Ortiz, and McNair Evans all received Guggenheim Fellowships.
Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well. She has been leading courses in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine since 1995.
Alex started his career as a consultant in France. He then worked for a few startups before launching Daylighted in San Francisco. Daylighted provides the first art streaming app allowing any public places to support the local art communities by exhibiting artworks on-demand on any digital medium.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.