arts • 29 Jun, 2017
See The iPhone Photograph Of The Year
Sebastiano Tomada Wins Coveted Grand Prize for 2017
The iPhone made everyone an amatuer photographer, but some have elevated iPhone photography to an art form.
It’s estimated that snap-happy smartphone users will take way over 1 trillion photos in 2017. So what would the best one look like? Well, we now know the answer for 2016 because the best work from around the world is collected yearly in the annual iPhone Photographer of the Year Awards.
This year’s winner of the Grand Prize used an iPhone 6s (which suggest that you’re maybe not using yours right). The photograph shows two children standing alone on the streets of Mosul in Iraq. Captured by Sebastiano Tomada in 2016, smoke swirls in the background as Iraqi forces try to snatch the ISIS-held city back.
Other winners this year included Brenda O Se, Yeow-Kwany Yeo and Kuanglong Zhang. You can see their work here.
If you’re feeling inspired, you could be one of the entrants from around the world vying for 50 awards next year in categories ranging from portrait to abstract.
Sebastiano Tomada - 'Children of Qayyarah' (Grand Prize winner, Photographer of the Year)
Brendan O Se - 'Dock Worker' (1st Place, Photographer of the Year)
Yeow Kwang Yeo - 'The Performance' (2nd Place, Photographer of the Year)
Kuanglong Zhang 'The City Palace' (3rd Place, Photographer of the Year)
Joshua Sarinana (1st Place, Series)
Dina Alfasi (1st Place, People)
Christopher Armstrong - (1st Place, Abstract)
Darren Boyd - (1st Place, Others)
Nick Trombola (1st Place, Panorama)
Gabriel Ribeiro (1st Place, Portrait)
David Hayes (1st Place, Still Life
Francesca Tonegutti (1st Prize - Animals)
Kuanglong Zhang (1st Place, Sunset)
Words by AA