Giles Clarke, winner of the 2017 Mobile Photography Awards

Monday, 10 April, 2017

Photo by Giles Clarke

New York City based photojournalist Giles Clarke has taken first place in this year’s Mobile Photography Awards, with this image taken in Iraq, of a soldier with the Peshmerga, the Iraqi Kurdistan military.

The work of winners in the awards’ other categories can be seen here.

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The photography of economist, and traveller, Laurence Wong

Monday, 10 April, 2017

Photo by Laurence Wong

Laurence Wong has a reasonably unique blend of occupations, he’s a photographer, an economist, and a traveller. He certainly gets around, in recent times he’s been to places such as Chicago, Hawaii, Seoul, Bali, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

The question is, which role lands him the travel? Being an economist, or a photographer? Something to ponder, I think, as you look at his work.

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Souvid Datta, London based photojournalist and filmmaker

Friday, 7 April, 2017

Photo by Souvid Datta

Souvid Datta is a photojournalist and filmmaker, who hails from Mumbai, and is now based in London, where he freelances for the Guardian.

In this photo, taken at Laltanganj, in India, it looks like a young woman is enjoying the evening air, while basking in the glow of a nearby bonfire. In fact, it is a large fire burning near a coal mine, and sending potentially toxic fumes into the air around her village.

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Jon West, Vancouver based video producer and drone pilot

Thursday, 6 April, 2017

Photo by Jon West

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? That’s the thought that keeps crossing my mind as I look at the work of East Vancouver video producer, Jon West.

I’ve seen a few photographers working with drones taking some great aerial images, but in these works there’s a certain darkness. The result? Photos that are alluring, captivating, and intriguing.

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Colette Stevenson, Toronto based actor and landscape photographer

Tuesday, 4 April, 2017

Photo by Colette Stevenson

Colette Stevenson is an English actor, and photographer of landscapes and the natural world, now based in Toronto, Canada. This is a great image of a barn owl, I think, in flight. I can imagine much patience, and persistence, would have gone into acquiring a shot like this.

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Steve Whitaker, Halifax based landscape photographer

Monday, 3 April, 2017

Photo by Steve Whitaker

Steve Whitaker is a landscape photographer, based in Halifax, England. He is also a drone pilot, a handy skill for people in his line of work. For instance, this photo of the snow coated Yorkshire Dales may not have been quite so easy to take, had an aircraft of some sort been needed.

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Melanie Cura Daball, a multimedia photo journalist based in Germany

Monday, 3 April, 2017

Photo by Melanie Cura Daball

Melanie Cura Daball is a multimedia photo journalist working for Germany’s public international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle.

This photo shows a miner, working near the Indian city of Jharia, preparing to haul a basket of coal, possibly weighing up to 30 kilograms, to a buyer. Such a trip may be repeated 50 times a day. Hard, dangerous work, no doubt about it.

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The work of the winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Friday, 31 March, 2017

It seems there are a few global photography awards doing the rounds these days, but I’m not bothered. It’s all a chance to spot yet more awesome photographic work.

Here is the work of the winners from this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Amazing.

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Marco Grassi, travel and landscape photographer

Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Photo by Marco Grassi

Marco Grassi is a self-taught travel and landscape photographer from the north west of Italy, who now travels the world for his work. This photo was taken in the north of Utah, at sunrise, and shows the first light of the day reaching a vertical rock face.

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Samuël Avril, freelance French photographer

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

Photo by Samuel Avril

Samuël Avril is freelance French photographer, and art director. Like many of the photographers whose work I find on Instagram, he seems to spend a fair amount of time travelling the world, if his work is anything to go by, that is. Am I in the wrong career? I continue to ask myself.

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