Malta International Photo Award 2019 /2020
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With thousands of submissions from all over the world, we are proud to finally announce all the winning photos across the six categories of Abstract, Cities, Everything Malta, Nature, People and Storytelling, as part of our latest Malta International Photo Award Edition 2019/20.
A Dream Dreamed in the presence of reason
CHRISTY LEE ROGERS
Underwater photograph inspired by the Muses. In Greek mythology, the nine muses were inspirational goddesses and it was common for an artist to turn to them for inspiration. The muses were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in ancient Greek culture.
COSIMO BARLETTA / MAYDA MASON
The photographers’ thoughts on this image were ‘We are spirit but also flesh. What if meat was our brain served on a table like a surgical room?’’.
Ping Pong Club
This conceptual picture is about the daily activities of a Ping Pong Player in a Club. The photographer used to play ping-pong when he was young and when the idea of creating a personal photo series based on this sport came along, he executed it straight away.
The newspaper story is about migrants lost at sea. The sea which gives us life but also takes it.
Mask made with human bodies. The photographers use digital manipulation to look for the symbolism in the surreal, and give it a new perspective on the current issues of society.
Myth of Altas
In Greek mythology, Atlas was a titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity.
The photographer states that 'when you start something new, you have to leave something behind'.
A fine art composite. The photographer aims to produce a more personal, maybe evocative or atmospheric impressions with her photos that might go beyond realism.
Betta Fish Dance
The beauty of the betta fish movements, like dancing with long and beautiful fins, remind the photographer of the flapping of a dancer who uses a rainbow shawl that is enough to make the audience's show on stage.
Still Life with a Bottle Old Highland
This work is dedicated to the Italian artist Giorgio Morandi, an Italian painter who specialized in still life.