Maltese photographer Joseph Lungaro has won the title of ‘Photographer of the Year’ at the 15th International Color Awards.
The International Color Awards are the leading international awards for excellence in color photography. The awards ceremony took place online at the end of March.
Lungaro won the title with his photography Train passengers, which ranked first in the “People” theme category and received the highest score out of 6,786 entries. He took the winning image at a train station in Bangladesh, during a photographic expedition. He was particularly drawn to the inquisitive gaze of the passengers captured in the photo.
“The live online gala brought together industry leaders and members of the photographic community from around the world”
Besides this honor, Lungaro won two other awards: an “Honourable Mention” in the portrait theme category with his photo Type of poultrywhich was taken in one of the busiest markets in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and another “Honourable Mention” in the sports theme category with Ġostra Maltesewhich he took at the St Julian’s village fete.
Christine Borg, Dominic Borg, Stephen Buhagiar and Angie Conti are other Maltese photographers who received “Honourable Mention” at these awards. Charles Mifsud, Domenic Aquilina, Jonathan Bugeja, Henri Mattocks, Karl Glanville and Kent Wisner were also nominated for this photographic competition.
The live online gala brought together industry leaders and members of the photography community from around the world.
The judging panel represented the biggest names and trendsetters in the industry, including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; The Art Channel, London; Fila, New York; Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee; and RedKite NFT, London, which honored Color Masters with 658 coveted titles and 975 nominees in 37 categories.
“It was an honor to participate alongside judges from around the world in the selection of the beautiful works presented. The program continues to support the work of professional photographers and those who are simply passionate about the art of capturing the moment,” said Alexandra Prata, Jury Member of Publicis Groupe, Warsaw.
Stephen Buhagiar, president of the Malta Photographic Society, said it was an “incredible achievement” for Maltese photographers to be awarded and selected among the best of the world’s many best photographers.
“It really is a beacon of hope for us in these uncertain times of change. In recent years, Maltese photographers have managed to make a name for themselves, not only locally, but also abroad, thanks to their artistic photography. , their work and their determination.
For more information, visit www.colorawards.com.
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