The Minimalist Photography Awards Announces the Winners for 2021

Minimalist Photographer of the Year 2021: Allen Koppe, “On Route” (Also 1st Place Winner in Conceptual and Fine Art categories.)

Back for its third edition, the Minimalist Photography Awards has announced its list of winners for the year 2021. Open to both amateur and professional photographers anywhere in the world, the annual competition’s goal is to recognize talented photographers and reward them by exposing their work and introducing them to the professional photography industry. This year’s contest received more than 3,700 entries from 39 different countries in a total of 12 categories, ranging from abstract to street photography. A panel of five judges—all prominent figures within the industry—chose a first, second, and third place winner for each category from the large pool of hopefuls, also selecting an overall winner as the Minimalist Photographer of the Year.

“The quality of the competition lies in the diverse range of images submitted,” says Nick Moore of the British Journal of Photography, a member of the competition’s jury. “Contained within the Minimalist Photography Awards are a set of artists who refuse to be overwhelmed by the ‘visual noise’ that surrounds them and instead find those moments of poetry, order, and the sublime which gives this competition its strength.”

Australian photographer Allan Koppe took home the $2,000 grand prize and the Minimalist Photographer of the Year title with his series called On Route. The captivating, semi-monochromatic images focus on areas of transit—roadways and vast lots—notably devoid of any means of transport. His minimal photographs communicate a narrative through the line and form of their solitary subjects, with the occasional cameo of an expressive traffic sign.

“For my series On Route I wanted to try something new, something different,” Koppe explains. “I wanted to challenge myself and discover a technique that had been sitting in the back of my mind for several years. I wanted to move forward and take what had merely been a concept, an idea, a thought process and make it into a visual reality.”

Scroll down to see the rest of the incredible winning images from the 2021 Minimalist Photography Awards. Visit the competition’s website for more information about the contest and its participants.

Take a look at the incredible winning images from the 2021 Minimalist Photography Awards!

 

Abstract

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

1st Place Winner, Abstract Photographer Of The Year: Daniel Dencescu, “Murmurations”

2nd Place Winner: Guido Klumpe, “Hidden Connections”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

3rd Place Winner: Svetlana Smirnova, “Primitives”

 

Aerial

Brad Walls

1st Place Winner, Aerial Photographer Of The Year: Brad Walls, “Pools from above”

Gysel Fernandini

2nd Place Winner: Gysel Fernandini, “Swimming Pool, Barcelona 2019”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

Saddleback College Football Stadium and Practice Fields

 

Architecture

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

1st Place Winner, Architecture Photographer Of The Year: Sandra Herber, “North Dakota Winter”

Alessandro Gallo

2nd Place Winner: Alessandro Gallo, “The Cube and the silence”

Max Morawski

3rd Place Winner: Max Morawski, “Regional Command Centre, Ziy”

 

Conceptual

Anna Belozerova

2nd Place Winner: Anna Belozerova, “It is not what it seems”

Timo Lemmetti

3rd Place Winner: Timo Lemmetti, “Repel”

 

Fine Art

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

2nd Place Winner: George McLeod, “Ignition”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

3rd Place Winner: Anna Lazareva, “Metaphysical Body Landscapes”

 

Landscape

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

1st Place Winner, Landscape Photographer Of The Year: Rosario Civello, “Tree in a Square”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

2nd Place Winner: Ricardo Cuartero, “Camino”

Pierre Pellegrini

3rd Place Winner: Pierre Pellegrini, “Imperceptible tensions”

 

Long Exposure

Vera Conley

1st Place Winner, Long Exposure Photographer Of The Year: Vera Conley, “Signal”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

2nd Place Winner: Sebastian Raabe, “Stranded”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

3rd Place Winner: Michael Richard, “Niemeyer Centro Avilés”

 

Night

Mihail Minkov

1st Place Winner, Night Photographer Of The Year: Mihail Minkov, “Reflection”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

2nd Place Winner: Thom Middlebrook, “Night Tree”

Grace Ho

3rd Place Winner: Grace Ho, “Starry Starry Night”

 

Open

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

1st Place Winner, Open Photographer Of The Year: Liz Barker, “Hidden in Plain Sight”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

2nd Place Winner: Jan Prengel, “Past Times”

G.B. Smith

3rd Place Winner: G.B. Smith, “Rounded”

 

Photomanipulation

Francisco Riquelme-Montecinos

1st Place Winner, Photomanipulation Photographer Of The Year: Francisco Riquelme-Montecinos, “Toronto 100Variety”

Illya Trofimenko

2nd Place Winner: Ilya Trofimenko, “Reconstruction of Augustus Bridge in Dresden”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

3rd Place Winner: Gustav Willeit, “Perspe”

 

Portrait

George Mayer

1st Place Winner, Portrait Photographer Of The Year: George Mayer, “Anima”

Pauline Petit

2nd Place Winner: Pauline Petit, “The Woman Who Collects Men”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

3rd Place Winner: Piotr Marciński, “Human body”

 

Street

Jonas Dahlstrom

1st Place Winner, Street Photographer Of The Year: Jonas Dahlström, “07:27:47”

Pedro Londono

2nd Place Winner: Pedro Londoño, “The other side”

Minimalist Photography Awards 2021 Winners

3rd Place Winner: Fred Mortagne, “Street Treats”

 

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