GRAND
PRIZE

GRAND PRIZE/TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Chris McPherson

"Questlove," Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Photographed while traveling in support of the non-profit Waves for Water and Nike, which partnered to distribute Game changer Kits throughout Haiti.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Young Sam Kim

A disability could be life threatening, especially in a place like Kenya, Africa. I gave a hearing aid to a deaf boy, and took a picture of him and his brother, who has been protecting him. I also have a hearing impairment.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Andrea Francolini

"Girls education in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan."
Komal, 8,is one of many girls attending Sunrise Public School in northern Pakistan, and thus raising the average female school attendance in the area. at this facility over 55 percent of the students are now females.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Jessica Sample

"Girl with Pony in Moorea."
A girl photographed after washing her pony in the ocean in Mo'orea, French Polynesia.

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TRAVEL
PORTRAITS

TRAVEL PORTRAITS
Brian Maranan Pineda

"Mongolian Family."
I drove around the Gobi desert in Mongolia for two weeks with this family. We camped and stayed in gers with nomadic families along the way.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
FIRST PLACE
Gaston Lacombe

"Painting Feet."
Adélie penguins color the snow with their feet as they cross an ice patch during their shuttle between the nesting colony and the sea, by the Esperanza Base, Antarctica.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Ronald Tsang

"Morning Trees."
The fog mixes with trees during a beautiful morning.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Jennifer Gerardi

"Merging the seas."
Early one morning, as my husband and I were hiking, we came across this wonderful scene of villagers helping one another in Kerala, India. The fishermen had come together to connect the two bodies of water in order to free their boats.

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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Max Wanger

"Tulum."


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OUTDOOR
SCENES

OUTDOOR SCENES
Nisha Sondhe

"Fog."
The statue of liberty on a foggy day in New York City.


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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
FIRST PLACE
Dan Eckstein

"Truck driver. Jodhpur to Bikaner road, rajasthan, India. 2012."
Indian truck drivers spend long hours on the road and their vehicles act as a second home. The trucks are colorfully decorated with paintings, stickers and shrines. (Image 1 of 6)

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FIRST PLACE
Dan Eckstein

"Truck driver. Udaipur, India. 2012."
Indian truck drivers spend long hours on the road and their vehicles act as a second home. The trucks are colorfully decorated with paintings, stickers and shrines. (Image 2 of 6)

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FIRST PLACE
Dan Eckstein

"Truck driver. Udaipur, Jodhpur Transport Nagar, Rajasthan, India. 2011."
Indian truck drivers spend long hours on the road and their vehicles act as a second home. The trucks are colorfully decorated with paintings, stickers and shrines. (Image 3 of 6)

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FIRST PLACE
Dan Eckstein

"Truck driver. Jodhpur to Bikaner Road, Rajasthan, India. 2012."
Indian truck drivers spend long hours on the road and their vehicles act as a second home. The trucks are colorfully decorated with paintings, stickers and shrines. (Image 4 of 6)

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FIRST PLACE
Dan Eckstein

"Truck. Ajmer to Udaipur Road, Rajasthan, India. 2012."
Indian truck drivers spend long hours on the road and their vehicles act as a second home. The trucks are colorfully decorated with paintings, stickers and shrines. (Image 5 of 6)

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FIRST PLACE
Dan Eckstein

"Azadpur Market. Delhi, India. 2012."
Indian truck drivers spend long hours on the road and their vehicles act as a second home. The trucks are colorfully decorated with paintings, stickers and shrines. (Image 6 of 6)

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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Taylor Glenn

"Workers and Flowers."
Workers at Mandarin Green Enterprises sort flowers for packaging. (Image 1 of 6)

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Taylor Glenn

"Zhang Sha."
A portrait of Zhang Sha, 17, who works in the dye facility of Mandarin Green Enterprises in Huidong, China. (Image 2 of 6)

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Taylor Glenn

"American Beauty."
Artificial Roses destined for the US market. (Image 3 of 6)

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Taylor Glenn

"Luo." A portrait of Luo, 53. (Image 4 of 6)

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Taylor Glenn

"Conference Room."
Conference room in the headquarters of Mandarin Green Enterprises, Huidong, China. (Image 5 of 6)

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Taylor Glenn

"The Paint Shop."
The painters, Mandarin Green Enterprises, Huidong, China. (Image 6 of 6)

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ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Annette Bonnier

"Sonepur Fair."
On the day of the Festival, people travel from all over India, often by foot, to bathe in the River Ganga. It is held on the full moon day of the month of Kartik (November). Patna, India. (Image 1 of 5)

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Annette Bonnier

"Reverence In The River Ganga."
A local woman prays in the River Ganga at the Sonepur Fair. Patna, India. (Image 2 of 5)

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Annette Bonnier

"Elephant Bath In The River Ganga."
Elephants and devotees bathe in the River Ganga at the Sonepur Fair. The Fair is famous for selling cattle, elephants and horses. The elephant is the most highly revered animal in India. Patna, India. (Image 3 of 5)

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Annette Bonnier

"Bathing With Elephants." Mahouts scrub their elephant while local Indians worship and bathe in the River Ganga at the Sonepur Fair. Patna, India. (Image 4 of 5)

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Annette Bonnier

"Sunset On The River Ganga."
Local Indians worship and bath along side elephants in the River Ganga at the Sonepur Fair. Millions of sadhus, pilgrims and local rural families as well as livestock traders from all over India gather there for the festival. Patna, India. (Image 5 of 5)

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PHOTO
ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Frederik Buyckx

"Angel."
A guy watches over the favela De la Minera, Rio de Janeiro. (Image 1 of 6)

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Frederik Buyckx

"Women's Room."
Women have their nails done and feed their baby before the birthday party starts. (Image 2 of 6)

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Frederik Buyckx

"Couple."
Streetlights shine on a young couple in the favela. (Image 3 of 6)

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Frederik Buyckx

"Fire."
A man is burning trash in one of the slums in Rio de Janeiro. (Image 4 of 6)

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Frederik Buyckx

"Girl."
A girl is sitting bored at a shop in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Votes: (Image 5 of 6)

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Frederik Buyckx

"Boys Playing."
Boys are climbing an electricity tower in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. (Image 6 of 6)

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ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY
Nicolò Sertorio

"38° 56'18" N 109° 49'37" W."
This is a series I have been working on in the Southwestern United States for the last couple of years. It is about mostly empty and abandoned freeway rest areas. I see it as an archeology of the disappearing American ideal of conquest and exploration. (Image 1 of 6)

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Nicolò Sertorio

"32° 13'29" N 108° 7'32" W."
This is a series I have been working on in the Southwestern United States for the last couple of years. It is about mostly empty and abandoned freeway rest areas. I see it as an archeology of the disappearing American ideal of conquest and exploration. (Image 2 of 6)

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Nicolò Sertorio

"31° 13'6" N 105° 29'6" W."
This is a series I have been working on in the Southwestern United States for the last couple of years. It is about mostly empty and abandoned freeway rest areas. I see it as an archeology of the disappearing American ideal of conquest and exploration. (Image 3 of 6)

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Nicolò Sertorio

"40° 44'15" N 113° 51'28" W."
This is a series I have been working on in the Southwestern United States for the last couple of years. It is about mostly empty and abandoned freeway rest areas. I see it as an archeology of the disappearing American ideal of conquest and exploration. (Image 4 of 6)

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Nicolò Sertorio

"32° 51'19" N 113° 15'11" W."
This is a series I have been working on in the Southwestern United States for the last couple of years. It is about mostly empty and abandoned freeway rest areas. I see it as an archeology of the disappearing American ideal of conquest and exploration. (Image 5 of 6)

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Nicolò Sertorio

33° 44'32" N 102°3'36" W."
This is a series I have been working on in the Southwestern United States for the last couple of years. It is about mostly empty and abandoned freeway rest areas. I see it as an archeology of the disappearing American ideal of conquest and exploration. (Image 6 of 6)

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
FIRST PLACE
Jonpaul Douglass

"Maho Beach."
onlookers watch as planes land at Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Page Teahan

"Washing Day."
A view from the Ahilya Fort, overlooking the sacred Narmada River in Maheshwar, India, gives a glimpse of the day-to-day life along the banks of the river, where there always seems to be a sense of calm amongst the chaos.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Jessica Sample

"Other Side of the Hollywood Sign."
Looking out on the city of Los Angeles from behind the iconic Hollywood sign.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
Frederik Buyckx

"Football in Favela."
Every weekend young boys come to this field to play football. They all hope to become the next ronaldo and get away from the favela.

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SENSE
OF PLACE

SENSE OF PLACE
James Ewing

"Seed Cathedral."
Composed of thousands of clear acrylic rods each containing a unique botanical seed, the Seed cathedral was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and used as the UK Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
FIRST PLACE
Faisal Almalki

"Envy, Roman Rumors IV."
A glance of envy; from my "Roman Rumors" series, which captures shadow stories in the streets of Rome.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Diana Zalucky

"Blowfish."
During a shoot in Aqaba, Jordan, I saw a group of men at the edge of the dock huddled over laughing while they held up this live blowfish before throwing him back into the Red Sea.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Shizuka Minami

Female participants wear colorful Caribbean costumes and dance in the street in Brooklyn, New York, on september 3, 2012. The West Indian American Day Carnival parade is one of the biggest summer celebrations in New York City with one to three million people attending every year.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Lindsay Upson

"Malecon Back Flip."
Boys take turns hurling themselves off the Malecón sea wall in Havana.

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SPONTANEOUS
MOMENTS

SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS
Felix Hug

"Dream Soccer."
This image was taken on assignment at the Maldivian island hotel Angsana Velavaru. A few times a week locals and guests have a sports adventure of a different kind in the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon.

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This contest was judged by:

David Alexander Arnold
Whitney Tressel
Jeanne Graves


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