Gallery: Fascinating faces and characters

Mother and son

1° classified

Author: Jiming Lv (CN)

Location: Baoji City, Shanxi Province, China

Description: In my work, I search for a bright and strong artistic effect, for a charming photographic language in shape, color and with the use of light. I pay great attention to the setting of the picture in an effort to combine the objectivity of the external world with my interiority, to obtain an image which represents both the "momentum" and my "artistic conception". Following this general concept, I created my artwork "Mother and Son".

The Outsiders

2° classified

Author: Justine Tjallinks (NL)

Location: Amsterdam

Description: New generations will see boundaries fade and determine for themselves what is normal. There is beauty in the unusual. Celebrate difference!


3° classified

Author: Paul Apal\'kin (UA)

Location: Zaporozhye City -Ukraine

Description: Liza is a very special model- her face is child-like and innocent but her gaze is strong and deep. That was my first impression of her and I have tried to capture it in this portrait using soft but assertive balance between light, shadows and with a delicate asymmetry introduced into a symmetrical centered composition that dominates this image.

Wicklow Wolves

3° classified

Author: Marek Biegalski (IE)

Location: Ireland

Description: This is my favourite image from a series of photos inspired from the American TV series "Sons of Anarchy". It took me two years to finally get a team together and be able to complete the first part of this project. The photographs were taken in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.


Honorable Mention

Author: Probal Rashid (US)

Location: Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Description: Slum children play football in a muddy field in the Gazipur district in Dhaka. Although Bangladesh's football team is positioned 162 in the FIFA rankings, the country has millions of football fans, most of them supporting their national team.


Honorable Mention

Author: Agung Anom Manik (ID)

Location: Denpasar Bali Indonesia

Description: With this shot the author successfully captures the unlimited joy of some Indonesian children enthusiastically playing together trying to catch a fish jumping in the sea.

Crazy for mud

Honorable Mention

Author: Changming Liu (CN)

Location: Xiushan, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province

Description: Mud park, located in Xiushan island of Zhoushan City, is the first mud theme park in China. My work represents two visitors completely covered with mud, with a group of “muddy people” in the background. I used the contrast between light and shadow to show childish enjoyment.

Smoke Cigarette

Honorable Mention

Author: Leyla Emektar (TR)

Location: China

Description: I took this photo in Shangri square in China. I was attracted to an old thoughtful man. It was difficult to convince him to let me take his picture as we couldn’t communicate in any language. After much effort and the use of body language, he allowed me to take pictures of him. I took them from different angles to be able to represent his pensive mood.


Honorable Mention

Author: Jianjun Huang (CN)

Location: Labrang Lamasery, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gannan, Gansu Province, China

Description: During a Dharma assembly in the monastery of Labrang Lamasery, due to the heavy snow, all the monks' robes were covered with a thick layer of snow. When a young Lama was looking back with a smile, the photographer captured his smiling face.

Meet Onno

Honorable Mention

Author: Matjaz Krivic (SI)

Location: Ommo Valley Ethiopia

Description: Meet Onno, a teenager girl from the Arbore tribe in Omo Valley. Onno, like other women of her tribe, enjoys decorating herself with hundreds of beads, which she believes makes her more attractive. Her hair is cut short and it is a symbol of virginity.

The Mask Lady

Honorable Mention

Author: Dean Saffron (AU)

Location: Venice

Description: Venetian-born mask creator, Marilisa Dal Cason, is a woman with great passion who creates each of her masks' identity from her own soul. According to Marilisa, every mask has its own personality.


Honorable Mention

Author: Antonio Aragon Renuncio (NI)

Location: Togo

Description: Happy children playing with tires outside our NGO medical consultation point full of ill people. These are the smiling sons, nephews and grandchildren of our patients. Sometimes, the line between suffering and happiness is so small and fuzzy that it can be very frightening.


Honorable Mention

Author: Mahmoud Yakut (KW)

Location: Kashmir

Description: This is a nomadic mountain inhabitant of the Sonamarg region in Kashmir whose harsh facial features and sharp look made him blend in with the rugged mountaintops in the background. In the end, it looked like he was part of his own landscape.

Muga and Sura

Remarkable Award

Author: The Eng Loe Djatinegoro (ID)

Rural Portuguese People - Beginning of the day

Remarkable Award

Author: Jorge Bacelar (PT)

The brothers

Remarkable Award

Author: Adriano Favero (IT)


Remarkable Award

Author: Guenter Meindl (AT)

Whiskers and the man

Remarkable Award

Author: Sankar Sridhar (IN)

la colomba

Remarkable Award

Author: Maurizio Tieghi (IT)


Remarkable Award

Author: Garcia Lucas (ES)

Le ragazze penitenti

Remarkable Award

Author: Fabio Gambina (IT)

Listen to storytelling

Remarkable Award

Author: Guoqiang Liu (CN)

Portrait of Anastasiia

Remarkable Award

Author: Paul Apal\'kin (UA)

Nine month

Remarkable Award

Author: Holger Goehler (DE)


Remarkable Award

Author: Ahmed Alibrahim (SA)


Remarkable Award

Author: Alessio Cipollini (IT)