The winners of the 12th annual iPhone Photography Awards have just been announced this morning, showing yet again that you can capture some pretty impressive imagery using just the device in your pocket.
The winners include the Grand Prize Winner/Photographer of the Year; first, second and third place in that same category; and first, second and third place in 18 other categories including People, Landscapes, News-Events, Travel, Architecture, Children and more. Images were submitted by “thousands” of iPhone photographers from over 140 countries across the world.
The grand prize winner, Gabriella Cigliano from Italy, won the acolade of iPhone Photographer of the Year for her portrait titled Big Sister—a spontaneous portrait captured on a beach in Zanzibar. “I still wonder how could I capture that exact moment in all its beauty,” says Cigliano. “I was just observing, a few meters from them, but they were probably more curious about me than I was about them, and that’s probably why the girl was looking at me.”
Scroll down to see the all four winners of the Photographer of the Year category, and the 1st place winners in all 18 of the other categories:
Grand Prize – Photographer of the Year – Gabriella Cigliano
First Place – Photographer of the Year – Diego Lage
Second Place – Photographer of the Year – Yuliya Ibraeva
Third Place – Photographer of the Year – Peng Hao
First Place – Abstract – Jiangying Guo
First Place – Animals – Diego Lage
First Place – Architecture – Kuanglong Zhang
First Place – Children – Neri Rivas
First Place – Floral – Dan Liu
First Place – Landscape – Hsueh Isan
First Place – Lifestyle – Biao Peng
First Place – Nature – Huei Jiuan Wang
First Place – News-Events – Lianyu Lu
First Place – Other – Sari Sutton
First Place – Panorama – Vincent Chen
First Place – People – Wei Xiong
First Place – Portrait – Mona Jumaan
First Place – Series – Carol Allen Storey
First Place – Still Life – Clarita Phiri Beierdoerffer
First Place – Sunset – Sreekumar Krishnan
First Place – Travel – Liu Bo
First Place – Trees – Christian Helwig
To see all of the winners for yourself, and read about the photos and photographers mentioned above, head over to the iPhone Photography Awards website.
Credits: All photos credited individually, provided courtesy of the iPhone Photography Awards.