International Photography Awards: Where Brilliance & Talent Bring Awe-Inspiring Shots


For starters, I love to shoot and I shoot often. Wherever I go, my trusty Canon 7D is dangling from my arm. I have so much admiration for those who have been glued to their cameras for decades and take their art to the next level. The International Photo Awards brought together some shots that will knock your socks off and then some. Below I have shown some of my personal favorites with artists name and titles attached so you can learn more about them. Here’s a link to the Photo Awards Page for all of them.

Entry Title: ” Our oceans aren’t the only ones in danger”

Name: Adam Taylor, United States
Category: Professional, Advertising

Entry Description: “Our oceans aren’t the only ones in danger” Commissioned for the Surfrider Foundation – – A series displaying the metaphorical results of humans washed up on the beach, the victims of the products we as a society carelessly discard and that end up in our oceans.












Entry Title: ” Swedish Hasbeens”

Name: Aida Chehrehgosha, Sweden
Category: Professional, Fashion

Entry Description: Swedish Hasbeens. A shoe company who makes handmade clogs. The slogan is “Better shoes for a better life”












Entry Title: ” Hurray”

Name: Poras Chaudhary, India
Category: Professional, Music

Entry Description: The Portuguese band “The Gift” during the holi celebration in India.












Entry Title: ” Mercedes Benz Taxi Calendar”
Ivo von Renner
, Germany
Category: Professional, Other_AD

Entry Description: Twelve photographers had the opportunity to shoot one big calendar picture each (plus a few more to be printed smaller at the bottom) to tell a story about a taxi driver in an European country. I choose Portugal as my favorite country.












Entry Title: ” Buddhist Monks”
serhat demiroglu
, Turkey
Category: Non-Professional, Travel/Tourism

Entry Description: Taken in Cambodia and Thailand.
























Entry Title: ” Poetry of Motion”

Name: Marina Chen, United States
Category: Non-Professional, Moving Images

Entry Description: Using slow shutter speed to capture the time traces of motion in order to create a surreal and poetic feelings for my “Poetry of Motion” series.












Entry Title: ” all is love”
dingdong lee
, Taiwan
Category: Non-Professional, Wedding

Entry Description: N/A.












Entry Title: ” Evening”

Name: Richard Vdovjak, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Category: Non-Professional, Children

Entry Description: A young boy dances in evening at a family reunion. Himalayas, Nepal.












Entry Title: ” Paper Boat”
Katerina Lomonosov
, Israel
Category: Non-Professional, Children

Entry Description: A 7-year-old-boy is sitting in a room corner. His mother just washed his clothes and put them on the rope in the middle of the room because they have no other place to dry them. The eliminate drops from his clothes she put a bowel. The boy has no toys to play with so he tries to find something to do within those endless moments. That’s why he took a piece of paper and folded a paper boat to play with in the bowel.
























Entry Title: ” Brothels: Living in Darkness”
Miguel Candela
, Spain
Category: Non-Professional, Photo Essay and Feature Story

Entry Description: It’s an unlikely place for sex: a rundown concrete building where rats run free in rural Bangladesh. Small holes in the walls allow the only supply of natural light and air into the jail-like compound. Fluorescent bulbs hesitate to light up, and turn it into the ideal background for a horror blockbuster. After countless demonstrations that stirred media interest, prostitutes now don’t have to walk barefoot when they leave the brothel, and can be buried in a separate cemetery. In 2010, radical Islamists burned down the whole compound injuring two and leaving most without anything.

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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3 Responses to International Photography Awards: Where Brilliance & Talent Bring Awe-Inspiring Shots

  1. Sheila November 20, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    Beautiful pics of sad situations that keep the world informed
    On what is really going on in the world.

  2. Sheila November 20, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    Beatiful pics that reminds us of what the real world is like.

  3. Renee Blodgett
    Renee Blodgett November 28, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Yes, not all sad, but description words were so well said: dreamy, magnetic, unsure. Love your share. Thx.

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