The iPhone Photography Awards is the first and oldest iPhone photography contest. Created in 2007, it has seduced many users around the globe. Since then, every year, this contest has selected the best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from more than 140 countries around the world. The winners of this 14th competition have been announced. Despite a global pandemic, the winning images still show moments of “beauty, hope, and endurance of the human spirit“, as stated on the dedicated website. The grand prize winner and photographer of the year goes to photojournalist Istvan Kerekes of Hungary for Transylvanian Shepherds. It shows “two sturdy shepherds walking through an equally rugged industrial landscape, carrying a payroll of lambs in their arms. The courage of the men and the bleakness of their surroundings are a moving contrast to the hope and innocence of the lambs in their care”.

Matteo Lava, Italy, 3rd Place – Abstract Frozen Lines | Shot on iPhone 8 Plus

The first Photographer of the Year award goes to Sharan Shetty, from India, for her image, Bonding, which shows “a man and his horse communing in an empty landscape, offering each other comfort and gentle words”. Second place went to Dan Liu of China for his image A Walk on Mars, which depicts “an astronaut walking through a Martian-like landscape, raising questions about our relationship to worlds beyond our own”. In third place was Jeff Rayner, from the United States, for his photo Side-Walking on Air. It is a “portrait of a young girl jumping in a pool of light on her Los Angeles sidewalk“.

All the winners to discover on the contest’s website.

Yuexiang Wang, China, 1st Place – Architecture Candy | Shot on iPhone 8 Plus

Jeff Rayner, United States, 3rd Place Photographer of the Year Side-Walking on Air | Shot on iPhone X

Dan Liu, China, 2nd Place Photographer of the Year A Walk on Mars | Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Max

Sharan Shetty, India, 1st Place Photographer of the Year Bonding | Shot on iPhone X

Istvan Kerekes Hungary Grand Prize Winner Transylvanian Shepherds | Shot on iPhone 7