Stunning Winners of the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

By Jessica Stewart on December 19, 2018

 

After receiving over 20,000 images from photographers in 142 countries, the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) Awards have announced their 2018 winners. Run by photographers for photographers, TPOTY is an incredible opportunity for amateurs and professionals to display the faces, places, and cultures that shape our world.


Bagan, Myanmar. Stefano Pensotti, Italy. Overall winner, Travel Photographer of the Year 2018. “Prayer time in one of little temples in the plain of Bagan—a young girl stops on her way to school.” (Photo: Stefano Pensotti/www.tpoty.com)





트포티(TTPOTY) 2018년 올해의 여행 사진 어워드 우승작품


  142개국 사진작가로부터 2만 장 이상의 사진 중, 올해의 여행사진가상 트포티(TTOTY) 2018년 수상자를 발표했다. 사진작가들에 의해 운영되는 트포티(TTPOTY)는 아마추어와 전문가들이 우리 세계를 형성하는 모든 것을 보여줄 수 있는 엄청난 기회다


이탈리아 사진작가 스테파노 펜소티는 8장의 놀라운 포트폴리오로 올해의 여행사진가로 선정되었다. 


여러 대륙을 가로지르는 그의 작품은 미얀마의 어린 소녀가 학교로 가는 길에 신전에 기도를 하기 위해 멈추든, 20세기 초에 세제니 바스에게 즐거운 시간을 보내기 위해 부다페스트에 있는 지역 주민이든 간에 주변 환경에 종사하는 일반 시민들을 보여준다. 그의 포트폴리오는 우리가 에티오피아에 살든, 인도에 살든, 얼마나 많은 역사가 우리를 둘러싸고 있는지를 상기시켜준다


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


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Italian photographer Stefano Pensotti was named Travel Photographer of the Year for his stunning portfolio of eight photographs. His work across several different continents demonstrates ordinary citizens engaging in their surroundings, whether that’s a young girl in Myanmar stopping to pray at a temple on the way to school or locals in Budapest enjoying time in the early 20th-century Széchenyi Baths. His portfolio is a reminder of just how much history surrounds us, whether we live in Ethiopia or India.


Pensotti is the first Italian to take home the overall prize since TPOTY was started in 2003. The awards also give space for young talent, opening up three categories for photographers under 18 years old. At just 14, Isabella Smith won the title of Young Travel Photographer of the Year for her portfolio of images taken in Morocco. Smith draws comparison to her own life as a child growing up in the United States through her photos of local youth, each image as technically crisp as it is artistic.


In total, over 150 images were given recognition over a wide variety of categories that reward portfolios, as well as single images. The winning photographs will be exhibited in spring 2019 in London, as well as at international TPOTY exhibitions.




See more winning images from the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Awards.

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Omo Valley, Ethiopia South Ethiopia, Arbore village. Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia. Winner, Travel Portfolio. “Onno, a teenage girl from the Arbore tribe.” (Photo: Matjaz Krivic/www.tpoty.com)


Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018
Chefchaouen, Morocco. Isabella Smith (age 14), USA. Winner, Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2018. “This really grabbed my attention! I thought this local boy using oranges as balls, was the opposite of kids in my country playing with expensive toys.” (Photo: Isabella 



Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018
Kibish, Ethiopia. Danny Yen Sin Wong, Malaysia. Winner, Best Single Image in a Portfolio, Faces, People, Cultures.”A boy stands among the copper bracelets worn by the Suri women.” (Photo: Danny Yen Sin Wong/www.tpoty.com)

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018
Niger River, Mali, West Africa. Philip Lee Harvey, UK. Winner, Best Single Images in a Travel Portfolio. “Sand divers freedive down to the bottom of the Niger river to collect sand for the building industry. It’s an extremely dangerous job from which many don’t return.” (Photo: Philip Lee Harvey/www.tpoty.com)



Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Marinka Masséus, Netherlands. Winner, Faces, People, Cultures Portfolio. “Albinism is more common in sub- Saharan Africa than in other parts of the world. Education about the disorder is needed to break through centuries of superstitions, especially in rural areas.” (Photo: Marinka Masséus/www.tpoty.com)

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018
Bemaraha NP, Madagascar. Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands. Special Mention, Travel. “The Grand Tsingys are a rare geological phenomena. The rocks are razor sharp. I climbed up during the night to be able to photograph this climber in the early morning.” (Photo: Marsel van Oosten/www.tpoty.com)



Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Fuego volcano, near Antigua city, Guatemala. Florent Mamelle, France. Winner, Best Single Images in a Natural World Portfolio. “This picture of the Fuego volcano

was taken from the summit of the Acatenango volcano. At 4000m, the sky was extremely clear and the Milky Way was in the upper left corner.” (Photo: Florent Mamelle/www.tpoty.com)

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Shaanxi, China. Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands. Highly Commended, Natural World. “Endangered gold: The Qinling golden snub- nosed monkey is listed as Endangered by the IUCN as only some 3,800 individuals still exist. Most people have never seen these creatures.” (Photo: Marsel van Oosten/www.tpoty.com)


Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Kaikoura, New Zealand. Scott Portelli, Australia. Commended, Tranquillity Single Image Category. “Dusky Dolphins travel together in great numbers in the deep canyons of the Kaikoura in search of food.” (Photo: Scott Portelli/www.tpoty.com)


Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Kapalana, Hawaii, USA. Stephen King, Hong Kong. Commended, Hot/Cold Single Image Category. “Lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the ocean.” (Photo: Stephen King/www.tpoty.com)

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Gannan, China. He Jian, China. Winner, Hot/Cold Single Image Category. “The local people who walked on the pilgrimage road were pious and pure.” (Photo: He Jian/www.tpoty.com)


Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Svalbard, Norway. Roie Galitz, Israel. Special Mention, Natural World. “A mother Polar bear and her two young cubs are migrating north, as the sea ice melts quicker than previous years.” (Photo: Roie Galitz/www.tpoty.com)

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. Ignacio Palacios, Spain/Australia. Commended, Natural World. Chameleon colors. (Photo: Ignacio Palacios/www.tpoty.com)


Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Tariq Zaidi, UK. Highly Commended, Faces, People, Cultures Portfolio. “Elie, 45, struts his stuff in the streets of Brazzaville. He has been a Sapeur for 35 years and his elaborate outfits bring joy to himself and his community.” (Photo: Tariq Zaidi/www.tpoty.com)

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Gazipur, Bangladesh. Mauro di Bettio, Italy. Commended, Travel Portfolio. “Taj and Akash travel every day from station to station with their mother, begging to make a living.” (Photo: Mauro di Bettio/www.tpoty.com)



Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Sutiya Khali, Sadar, Bangladesh. Fardin Oyan (Age 16), Bangladesh. Winner, Young TPOTY 15-18. “These children, who came to bathe in the river, were very friendly. One of them went to take a bath on the river and the other one followed by rushing towards his mate; at that moment, I took the photo.” (Photo: Fardin Oyan/www.tpoty.com)



Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Civitanova, Italy. Josien van Geffen, Netherlands. Commended, Smart Short Single Image Category. “This photo was taken on a stormy day when a father threw a towel toward his son to see how hard the wind was blowing.” (Photo: Josien van Geffen/www.tpoty.com)

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