With thearound the corner and There is a lot to look forward to in terms of Apple’s iPhone. But every year for the past 14 years, the iPhone Photography Awards take a moment to look back and announce the winners of their contest. This year’s awards recognize outstanding photographs taken during one of the most moving years collectively witnessed by humanity.
The winning photographs share expressions of pain, isolation, hope, and beauty. Of the thousands of photos that were taken with an iPhone and submitted, the grand prize winner and photographer of the year award goes to Hungarian photojournalist Istvan Kerekes. His photo, Transylvanian Shepherds, was taken on an iPhone 7 and shows a contrast of a cold, barren land populated by two world-weary men, both holding lambs. And those lambs look pretty happy.
The iPhone Photography Awards began in 2007 to celebrate the creativity of iPhone photographers. Thousands of images were submitted from over 140 countries and the winners were selected by the jury.
At CNET, we focus on the technicalities of phone cameras. We want to understand what phone cameras can and can’t do and if a phone lives up to your marketing expectations. These photographs, many of which are not taken with the latestor even in , are reminders that it is the photographer who creates the photo.
The top three winners in 17 additional categories were awarded to photographers from Australia, Germany, Bangladesh, Greece, Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Sweden, among other countries. You can view all images of 2021 winning photographers on the iPhone Photography Awards website.
Photos of some of the winners of the iPhone Photography Awards 2021
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