The 10th Epson International Photography Awards are designed to showcase spectacular panoramic photography,media New Atlas reported. The event’s organisers have announced the results of the 2019 competition, with Mieke Boynton named photographer of the year for her work on Iceland’s incredible “pig-like river”. The event’s organizers received nearly 5,000 entries from more than 70 countries around the world.
From a purely aesthetic point of view, the Epson International Photography Grand Prix offers the brightest collection of photographs in all competitions every year, and this year is no exception. The prize is divided into two main parts: the Open Group and the Amateur Group, which are defined as participants who earn less than $20,000 a year from photography. In addition, the only main rule is that the work must be displayed at least in a 2:1 or 1:2 aspect ratio.
Australian photographer Mieke Boynton’s outstanding abstract aerial photography topped the public group. The winning photo comes from Cessna, which flies over Iceland, turning the mottled river pattern into a breathtaking impressionist canvas, a bit like a spitfire dragon.
“I absolutely love the raw pleasure of flying, and it’s a joy to see the exquisite intricacies of natural art at 1,000-2,000 feet above sea level,” says Boynton. I travel to remote and inaccessible areas, many of which cannot be filmed with drones – many of which resemble giant abstract paintings. I was fascinated by the abstract art of nature. I was inspired by and by the photographs of Andre Ermolaev and the work of artists such as MC Escher, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Papunya Tula. “
In addition to the top prizes in two major categories (natural/landscape and architectural environment/architecture), the competition presented a number of special awards, including the Digital Arts Award, the Top Smartphone Image Rating Award and the Curator Award.
The winners shared more than $50,000 in cash and prizes, and other works included surreal sci-fi images of the Qatar National Museum, beautiful images of New Zealand waterfalls and many beautiful vintage landscapes.
Click on the event organizers’ official website to see other impressive lying photographs.