According tomedia reports, a man was reading a newspaper and he didn’t seem to realize the storm was coming. This photo won the top prize at this year’s Urban Photo Awards. It is reported that this year is the 11th year of the photo contest, the award continues to focus on exploring the urban life structure of the picture, the main part of the competition in four direct categories: streets, space, people and creativity.
“At the heart of the competition is the city, the urban environment and human life: the contrast between the daily lives of large cities and small towns, the contradictory aesthetic views between urban and rural areas, the architectural geometry, the fragments of color breaking the city’s gray,” is the overall philosophy of the competition’s guidelines.
American photographer Harry Giglio’s “Approaching Storm” won The Best Photo of the Year. Alex Webb, a member of the jury, said the image, which combines several different elements, presents a compelling story in a single frame. “What I like about this picture is the sense of disengagement,” he says. A man — maybe a shoe
Although the focus of the competition may seem narrow, the winners and the winning photographs showcase an extremely diverse range of photographic themes and styles. From convincingly strange compositions such as Gil Ribeiro’s beautifully quirky “Robot” to footage of a familiar but still moving little girl presenting flowers to the police, the 2020 entries offer rich portraits of city life from multiple perspectives.