New for 2021, the winners of International Portrait Photographer of the Year are quite incredible
Second place in the Family Sitting category went to Horde of The Suri Tribe. "I took this picture when I was in Ethiopia to visit the Suri tribe who have lived in the Ethio-Sudan border area for many generations," says Thai photographer Jatenipat Ketpradit. "This picture shows the whole family of their clan in their habitat."(Image credit: Jatenipat Ketpradit)
The IPPOTY invites both professional and amateur photographers the chance to share in a prize pool of US$10,000 cash, and be among the top 101 images published in an accompanying Awards Book.
It's just announced the winners of the 2021 competition, which were judged by Charmaine Heyer, David Burnett, Martina Wärenfeldt, Rocco Ancora, Sanjay Jogia and Sarah Ferrara. The overall winner was Australian photographer Forough Yavari for Solitude, a panoramic multiple-exposure shot shown below.
Other images were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in the following categories: Environmental Portrait, Portrait Story and Character Study.
First-prize winner in the Environmental Portrait category was Swiss photographer Josef Bürgi for this image of a cattle herder, shot in South Sudan.
First-prize winner in the Character Study category, meanwhile, went to Zay Yar Lin for Tribal Identity, shown below. It features members of the Suri tribe in Ethiopia's Omo Valley.
Zay Yar Lin also won first in the Family Sitting category, for this image of a 25-year-old maiden of the Suri tribe.
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