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Drones are the next big thing when it comes to photography and shooting video. Once an exclusive feature for the big companies, aerial shots are now becoming mainstream. As the drone photographers’ community grows rapidly it comes as no surprise that they’ve decided to hold their very own awards. Here we bring you the best of the 3rd Annual International Drone Photography Awards carried out by Dronestagram. (Source)

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‘Living On A Dollar A Day’ wins IPA’s best documentary book for 2014

One in six people in the world live at or below the poverty threshold of one dollar a day. At a time of great social and economic disruption in the world, people on the brink of survival can be easily pushed over the edge, or just as easily pulled back to safety. The people who generously shared their stories in Living On A Dollar A Day inspire us to change lives for the better.

Living On A Dollar A Day, (Text by Thomas A. Nazario, Photographs by Renée C. Byer and Foreword by the 14th Dalai Lama), is a passionate call to action, presenting 348 pages filled with over 200 color photographs, profiles, explanatory charts and graphics that deliver an unprecedented and thought-provoking examination of global poverty, and how it impacts the poor and the rest of the world community. Most striking, the book offers innovative ways to transform lives through individual action large or small. Grassroots organizations are profiled as potential models and at the end of each chapter A Way To Help lists nonprofit organizations that focus on problems such as child labor and lack of access to healthcare, among other issues. We are shown how change is possible.

To create her work for Living On A Dollar A Day (The Quantuck Lane Press; 2014), one of the most powerful and important photo books of the year, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer traveled to ten countries on four continents to illuminate the human faces of poverty. With support from The Forgotten International, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that works to alleviate poverty in the U.S. and worldwide, Byer sought out people who live on the brink of survival – on a dollar a day. Her searing and tender photographs along with the personal stories Byer gathered, give a voice to those who would not otherwise be heard. (The Quantuck Lane Press; 2014)


Byer was recently named the 1st place recipient for her photographic work in Living On A Dollar A Day for The 2014 International Photography Award for Best Documentary Book.


See more images from the book and our other slideshows on Yahoo News!

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This stunningly stylish video, shot on March 16, 2015 at the annual Hamdan International Photography Award show in Dubai, shows an awesome projection-mapped multimedia performance by French contemporary dance company Compagnie Hybride. A dancer engages in a dramatic battle with and then alongside his own shadow. Blurring the lines between reality and fiction, using light and shadow as weapons; it’s a dazzling and innovative performance.

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Nadia Wicker is a makeup artist and a self-taught photographer from Paris, France. She is a master in the art of transporting oneself into their own visual universe. NUWA is a series of imaginary characters and got 4 honorables mentions at International Photography Awards. She’s actually published in Absurde Magazine.

My fascination for the clothing extravagance, the painting and the movement, led me to create this album of heroines, warriors and fanciful queens.

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Chinese shutterbug wins international iPhone photography award

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) recently announced the winners of its 9th Annual Awards, selected from thousands of works submitted by iPhone photographers from 139 countries and regions around the world. According to the awards’ website, the Grand Prize of Photographer of the Year 2016 was won by Chinese photographer Niu Siyuan, for his entry “The Man and the Falcon”, which depicts a tender moment between an elderly man and his beloved falcon.
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In Papua New Guinea, boys jump from trees into Lake Murray on a late-afternoon family outing. Time for one more turn before the sun sets.

Reportage photographer Brent Stirton received 2nd prize in the “Happiness” category of this year’s Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), for an image of boys leaping into a lake in Papua New Guinea.

The photo was taken on Lake Murray, a very remote and pristine “area that was under tremendous threat from Malaysian loggers,” says Brent. After a decade-long battle, the local population chased out the loggers.

“So when you see these kids jumping out of this tree, these are the children from the families who fought against these loggers and have reclaimed this pristine area for themselves,” added Brent. “And now they practice very sustainable logging, only when it’s required. They don’t do anything for mass profit. They believe in living in complete harmony with the environment. They never take more from the forest than they need. I think it’s quite a remarkable lesson. This picture always reminds me of what’s possible when we don’t let greed triumph over what we actually need.”

The HIPA competition, founded by the Crown Price of Dubai, is one of the richest purses in photography, with a total of $400,000 across 5 categories. See all the winners, including the $120,000 grand-prize winner, on the HIPA website.

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ICP Announces 2016 Infinity Award Winners

The International Center of Photography (ICP) announces the 2016 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, to be held in New York City on Monday, April 11, 2016.  Widely considered the leading honor for excellence in the field, the Infinity Awards is ICP’s largest annual fundraiser, supporting all of its programs, including exhibitions, education, collections, and community outreach.

“The Infinity Awards is a very special night each year at which we celebrate the achievements of remarkable talent across photography and visual arts,” said ICP Executive Director Mark Lubell. “ICP is proud to recognize and celebrate this outstanding group of individuals making an impact on the world of visual culture.”

The 2016 honorees were chosen by an esteemed selection committee including Charlotte Cotton, Curator in Residence and Director of Programming for ICP’s new museum at 250 Bowery (opening this summer); Teju Cole, Photography Critic for The New York Times Magazine; and Brian Sholis, Curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Lifetime Achievement honoree was selected by ICP’s Board of Trustees and senior staff.

2016 Recipients

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT:

David Bailey


ART:

Walid Raad


ARTIST’S BOOK:

Matthew Connors, Fire in Cairo


ONLINE PLATFORM AND NEW MEDIA:

Jonathan Harris and Gregor Hochmuth for Network Effect


DOCUMENTARY AND PHOTOJOURNALISM:

Zanele Muholi


CRITICAL WRITING AND RESEARCH:

Susan Schuppli