The Creative Photo Awards, an annual international contest organized by photographers and art enthusiasts in Siena, Italy, that recognizes visionary artists showcasing images of beauty, culture and nature from across the globe, has announced this year’s winners of its prestigious contest.
The Creative Photo Awards is one of three international photo competitions organized by Art Photo Travel, a non-profit institution that “creates cultural initiatives aimed at spreading, promoting and enhancing art, monuments, traditions, cultures and natural beauty from all around the world,” as explained by the organizers.
The 2021 contest received the most international participation ever: nearly 48,000 images from amateur and professional photographers in 156 countries.
The winners of the photography award will participate in Siena’s international visual arts festival, an awards ceremony showcasing solo and group exhibitions from around the world and offering workshops, photo tours, seminars, conferences, screenings and guided tours to discover Tuscany’s Sienese territory.
The 2021 Siena Creative Photo Awards, @SIPAContest, open to all photographers, professionals, enthusiasts and new talents, is situated at the inventive and experimental end of the photography competition spectrum with a clear rule: “only the final effect counts.”
The following is a selection of stunning images of people and animals from different categories:
Animals and Pets
The per-kilo value of a rhino horn on the black market: $60,000. That’s more than gold.
But its life is priceless. Unlike ivory elephant tusks, rhino horns are made of keratin, the same material as nails. The ignorance and superstition of some humans give it fictional medicinal properties.
Yet, as with so much, if there are buyers, there will be sellers. That will only end with education.
A young swan mother briefly closes her eyes while watching over one of her signets which has recently taken to the water for the first time.
The contrast between man and machine is enhanced by the dark colors of the machine and the light skin of the model. Due to the curved back, the shape of the machine is transferred to the person.
It serves as a symbol of the forced adaptation of people to the machine.
Beauty and Fashion
An exploration of the concept of beauty from within. “Beauty is a state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled,” the photographer explains. “It is essentially, part of your body, mind and soul. She emanates a sense of equilibrium.”
The subject shares a veiled but open look as she shares her proud self, showing strength and vulnerability at the same time. Caught in the soft light of the Dutch master painters, a new Dutch strong woman.
Although we’re increasingly connected, we still feel lonely and our deep feelings are as fragile as the bubbles we blew when we were children.
A Bangladeshi bride wears traditional attire: a red saree, heavy jewelry, and red roses in her hair are staples of a traditional Bangladeshi wedding.
This photograph is the result of a long creative journey inspired on La Catrina, the Mexican personification of death.
La Catrina was both highly angular (literally, a skeleton) and also exaggerated feminine (hourglass figure, flowery, with a hat).
Robbie was burned in an accident in his bedroom when he was four years old. It resulted in burns to 95% of his body and the loss of his fingers.
He has had a tough life but continues to work hard and live as normal an adult life as possible.
With a nod to the Old Masters, this portrait of an African girl like in the painting of Johannes Vermeer, ” The girl with the pearl earring”
Part of a series using geometry, bold pops of color, and surrealism, “The Cubist II” is a whimsical portrait of a young smoker.