Powerful image on the effect of pollution wins at Siena Creative Photo Awards 2022

Creative Photo Awards 2022
The False Illusion - Overall winner (Image credit: André Boto - Creative Photo Awards 2022)

A Portuguese photographer has been crowned the winner at the 2022 edition of the Creative Photo Awards, The competition is a subsection of the Siena Awards - an international festival of visual arts run by Art Photo Travel which creates cultural initiatives that aim to spread, promote and enhance art. 

André Boto earned the winning title with his image, Siena, The False illusion. It was taken in Montijo, Portugal and shines a light on the devastating effects of pollution. The powerful image was selected from tens of thousands of images submitted by photographers in 128 countries and from 19 different categories including conceptual, abstract, nudes, wedding, still life and experimental. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.