BEST SINGLE IMAGE IN A LANDSCAPE AND EARTH ELEMENTS PORTFOLIO: WINNER James Smart, Australia
ONE SHOT – COLOURS OF LIFE: WINNER Peter Walmsley, UK
Bengaluru, Bangalore, India You think you’ve visited busy markets before? You haven’t until you’ve visited Bengaluru. The flower market is absolutely chaotic! Dive in and you will be carried along with the flow of customers. Photographs in the middle of this melee are hard to achieve, but think a little laterally (well, upwards) and you can climb a couple of storeys to get this bird’s-eye view of the scrum below.
Camera: Nikon D800, 24-120mm lens Exposure: 0.6sec at f/11 at ISO 1200 Image © Peter Walmsley / tpoty.com
Simla, Colorado, USA This ‘drill bit’ type of tornado is a rare, anti-cyclonic tornado, which happens in around 2% of tornadoes. It touched down in open farmland, narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado, as it tore up the ground, gathering the soil, which gave it this brown colour. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II 70-200mm lens Exposure: 1/90sec at f/4 and ISO 100 Image © James Smart / tpoty.com
PEOPLE OF THEWORLD PORTFOLIO: WINNER Mouneb Taim, Syria
Born in 2001, Mouneb Taim is a photojournalist covering news stories with a focus on social issues. He is currently working in Turkey as a freelance photographer. He began his career in photojournalism as a self-taught teenage photographer and independent reporter in 2014, where he covered life under siege in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Idlib and the countryside of Aleppo until early 2020, and documented massacres and destruction caused by air strikes and almost daily bombing. During the ten years he lived under siege in his city, Mouneb won many international awards for his work.
Left: Douma, Syria A man walks through the devastation of a street in a psychological state that is difficult to describe. He lost his children during a massacre that killed 80 people. Camera: Nikon D5300, 18-55mm lens Exposure: 1/500sec f/3.5 and ISO 125 Bottom left: Douma, Syria A child stands fearful after air strikes rain down, targeting his home and family inside. Camera: Nikon D5300, 18-55mm lens Exposure: 1/1000sec at f/5.6 and ISO 100 Bottom middle: Douma, Syria Injured children are treated at a hospital in rebel-held Douma. Camera: Nikon D5300, 18-55mm lens Exposure: 1/60sec at f/4 and ISO 1250 Bottom right: Douma, Syria A child is pulled out from under the rubble, while a missile falls nearby and destroys an entire building. Camera: Nikon D5300, 18-55mm lens Exposure: 1/3200sec and f/5.6 at ISO 100 Images © Mouneb Taim / tpoty.com
You can see this year’s winning pictures at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London, from 12 May to 10 June. There are other TPOTY exhibitions in 2021, including at Chester Cathedral. The winning images – and those of previous years – can also be enjoyed online in the Winners’ Galleries section of the TPOTY website. This year’s contest opens for entry this April. tpoty.com
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