According tomedia reports, although the annual historical photography contest is only held for three years, but the event has quickly become one of the most attractive photography competitions. This year’s award-winning and shortlisted collection offers a wide selection of photographs, including ancient stone tablets in the UK and beautiful Islamic architecture in Pakistan.
“When it comes to images that really remind you of the world around you, historical and cultural photography is the best choice,” says Dan Snow, a renowned historian and judge of this year’s competition. “The wonderful work we saw at this year’s awards highlighted everything from the unforgettable ruins of Normandy’s beaches to the stunning footage of ancient forts and the fascinating images of lost industrial history. It reminds people that exploring history is an adventure, and you stumble upon the decaying relics of the past and remember the incredible stories that have taken place around us. “
The rules of the game are very simple and clear, with only one main category and a secondary category specifically for the historic UK region. In addition to all the usual photographic competition criteria (originality, composition, aesthetics, etc.), the judges also valued the historical narrative behind each entry.
This year’s winner photographer photographed the ruins of the Port of Arromanches Sanshu in Normandy. These man-made ports, known as the port of Sanshu, were an important part of the Allied landings in Normandy.
“The clever use of light, angle and composition has produced images that convey more information, and in the context of the Second World War, and in particular the forces of tyranny and oppression must be defeated through war, which sets them apart from other wonderful works.” Dan Korn, another referee in this year’s competition, explained.
Other memorable photographs shortlisted in this year’s competition include one of the world’s oldest wooden structures, the Fallon Temple complex in Japan; the iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona from an unusual perspective; and the beautiful york’s ancient street, The Shambles.
Click on the event’s official website to see more winners and finalists in this year’s competition.