Hasselblad Masters is a widely acclaimed prestigious professional photography competition, open to acclaimed professionals as well as aspiring newcomers. Owning and using a Hasselblad camera is not a requirement to enter the competition with submissions accepted from entrants using any camera brand.
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The winners for this year's competition were chosen through a combination of a public vote and decisions made by a professional Hasselblad Masters selected Jury, comprised of internationally renowned photographers and imaging experts.
After completion of the voting process by the Public Jury and Grand Jury, the 12 winners from each category that have been formally announced and titled as "Hasselblad Masters" are:
Aerial Category – Florian Ledoux from Norway:
Architecture Category – Albrecht Voss from Germany:
Art Category – Gavin Goodman from South Africa
Beauty & Fashion Category – Ramón Vaquero from Spain
Landscape/Nature Category – Honghua Shi from China
Portrait Category - Marek Würfl from Slovakia
Product Category - Paul Fuentes from the United Kingdom
Project // 21 Category - Yihao Wang from China
Street/Urban Category – Nikolay Schegolev from Russia
Wedding Category – Mati Machner from Austria
Wildlife Category – Alice Zilberberg from Israel
Heritage Category (New) – Marcus Møller Bitsch from Denmark & France
Each Hasselblad Masters winner receives a new medium format mirrorless Hasselblad camera to keep. Additionally, the winners will shoot a collaborative project with Hasselblad using their new Hasselblad camera. This project will then be published in the commemorative Hasselblad Masters book as well as digitally on all of Hasselblad's channels, spectacular exposure for the winners.
This year’s competition expanded to 12 categories, to include Heritage, which commemorated Hasselblad’s 80-year anniversary. The 2021 Hasselblad Masters received a record-breaking number of 63,000 submitted images, double the amount compared to the number of entries in 2018.
To see more images from this year's winners, as well as the work of previously titled "Hasselblad Masters", check out their image gallery.