Winner of iPhone Photography Awards took crowning shot on an iPhone 12!

iPhone Photography Awards 2023
Heroe - Shot on iPhone 12 Pro, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico (Image credit: Ivan Silva)

The winners of the iPhone Photography Awards 2023 have just been announced and, to our surprise, the Grand Prize-winning image was taken on the 3-year-old iPhone 12 Pro! It just goes to show that you don't need the latest phone to take prize-winning photos. 

Ivan Silva from Mexico was crowned this year’s overall winner for his shot titled Heroe, which shows a young boy shirt standing on a pickup truck loaded with logs. He wears a number 10 Lionel Messi soccer shirt with his arms outstretched, celebrating like the popular South American player. Released in 2020 the iPhone 12 Pro is still up there with the best iPhones for photography, thanks to its triple lens setup, LiDAR scanner and Apple ProRaw file format.

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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.