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The EyeEm Awards Ceremony and the after-party were an integral part of the program at the finale of the Berlin Photo Week on Saturday evening. Together with Premium Sponsor MPB, EyeEm awarded six winners in this year’s photo categories, the Best Mobile Award and the EyeEm Photographer of The Year.
EyeEm : “We were tasked with an enormous challenge, alone the more than 340K entries were unusual, but we are convinced that our jury has chosen the best and awarded this year’s winners and finalists, who were lauded for their commitment to pushing the visual boundaries.”
Thanks to this year’s Premium Sponsor MPB and the great group of sponsors, EyeEm has successfully introduced the EyeEm Awards prize fund aimed at supporting creative talent and investing in the future of visual storytelling. For the first time, all winners have been awarded cash prizes between 250 € and 1000 €.
Moreover, the imaging platform has developed the limited-edition EyeEm X Fjorden professional iPhone camera grip in cooperation with Fjorden, which winners of all categories and the winner of the Best Mobile Photo Award received.
On the EyeEm Awards website, you’ll find all winning photos and the stories behind the photographers. Have a look at this year’s winners here. GoSee : eyeem.com/awards
08.09.2021 show complete article
The 2021 EyeEm Photographer of The Year was announced during an eagerly awaited awards ceremony taking place at Haubentaucher, the headquarters of the Berlin Photo Week. The award honors the photographer of this year’s EyeEm Awards 2021 season whose work, according to the jury, was the most outstanding among the around 340K submitted photos.
The winner chosen by the EyeEm team of experts and jury members receives €1000, a professional iPhone camera grip from EyeEm X Fjorden and appears in publications worldwide such as the British Journal of Photography and, of course, quite justifiably also in his article here on GoSee. Besides portrait and fashion photographer Kate Phellini and photo journalist Aiyush Pachnanda, the EyeEm Photographer of the Year Award in 2021 was also given to Thiago Dezan.
After Thiago filmed his first video in his hometown of Cuiabá, Brazil, at the age of 16, he felt the desire to document suffering, despair and resilience with his camera. As a consequence, his path led him to prisons, to protests and wherever danger was imminent.
“In an artistic sense, chaos is my brush. The current despair is what motivates me to go further, searching for stories and interesting people. I want more people to help me make sense of the world I see.” – Thiago Dezan, the 2021 EyeEm Photographer of the Year.
About Thiago’s latest ‘Untitled’ project : In an attempt to curb the advance of narco-trafficking in the territories of Michoacán, Mexico, indigenous people and small communities in the state have taken the matter into their own hands. Since 2013, more than 40 groups of armed men and women have been organized to patrol Michoacán. Up to 20,000 armed citizens fight their own constant war with the cartels. These groups are mainly divided into two categories: ‘Policia Comunitaria’ (formed by indigenous people and recognized by the Mexican State) and ‘Autodefensa’ (paramilitary without an ethnic component, formed by local charismatic figures).
About Thiago’s new book : ‘When I Hear That Trumpet Sound’. The story was inspired by the song ‘Ain't No Grave’ and a Bible verse describing the resurrection of the dead, and the process of change humans undergo as a metaphor for resilience and resistance. Dezan’s book describes the oppression people are exposed to all over the Americas and indicates what they have in common all over the continents. Read the complete interview with Thiago in EyeEm magazine. GoSee : eyeem.com//thiago-dezan-on-the-dangerous-reality-of-documentary-photography
It’s this way to all winners of the EyeEm Awards 2021 as well as the video of the awards ceremony. GoSee : eyeem.com/awards & youtube.com/watch
07.09.2021 show complete article
Driven by the global imaging platform EyeEm, around 340,000 contributions were viewed in 2021 for an exhibition and the eagerly awaited EyeEM awards ceremony. The EyeEm Awards, crowned in 2018 as one of the largest photography competitions, is returning to the Berlin Photo Week in support of the best aspiring photography talents in the world following a further year marked by challenges for the creative community.
The annual EyeEm Photo Awards, now in the 11th consecutive edition, offers emerging international talent the opportunity to be recognized. The EyeEm Awards prize fund, with cash prizes of up to €1000, has been initiated with the aim of further investing in outstanding photographers who will shape the new normal of photography in the future. EyeEm has always advocated pushing visual boundaries and supporting photographers.
Fabiana Sala, Project Manager and Visual Designer at EyeEm : “EyeEm has always been famous for its love of photography. This year, we are prepared to establish a series of events and initiatives which will give the winners and finalists the recognition they deserve and gain them the attention they need to take the next step in their creative career.”
To pay tribute to diversity and uniqueness, the EyeEm Awards has six categories and two unique prizes, in search of compelling visual stories and photographers from all over the world.
The Environmentalist, sponsored by MPB
The Architect, sponsored by WhiteWall
The Great Outdoors, sponsored by Red Bull Illume
Prize 1 : Best cellphone photo, sponsored by Fjorden
Prize 2 : The 2021 EyeEm Photographer of the Year
Watch the awards ceremony of the EyeEm Awards 2021 in full length on youtube.com/watch
And find out more about the EyeEm Awards 2021, the creative disciplines and see the photos by all winners and finalists. GoSee : eyeem.com/awards
Celebrate photography at the EyeEm Awards exhibition brought to you by WhiteWall and MPB. In collaboration with Urban Banks Berlin and BaseCamp Berlin, EyeEm has hosted the Awards Exhibition for two weeks free of charge in East Berlin’s Rathenau Halls. Once one of the largest industrial areas in Europe, the Rathenau Halls are now a center for culture, tech, and emerging start-ups. The works by this year’s finalists and winners have been published in a print issue by exhibition sponsor WhiteWall.
In addition, there is a 3D exhibition which will be online until summer 2022. The virtual exhibition is meant to give this year’s winners and finalists as much attention and recognition as possible. The jury this year consisted of experts and creatives who reflect the diversity of the photography industry.
Sophie Collins, CMO at MPB (www.mpb.com)
Pauline Benthede, Vice President of Global Exhibitions at Fotografiska
Karen Marshall, Documentary Photographer and Chair of Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism at the International Center of Photography New York
Steve Wallington, Co-founder and Creative Director of The Photography Movement UK
Kate Phellini, the 2019 EyeEm Photographer of the Year
Anna Dickson, Sn. Product Manager at Google Images
Chris Peregrin, Global Director of Partnerships for Magnum Photos
Ulrich Grill, Founder of Zooom, COOPH, and Red Bull Illume
Victor Hennig, Fjorden, CEO & Founder of Fjorden und Mendeley
Sarah Casillas, Head of Content at Adobe Stock
Inka Recke, Photographer, Producer and Photo Editor at DER SPIEGEL
Amnon Bar-Tur, Co-founder of BarTur Photo Award & BaseCamp Group Ltd.
About – EyeEm EyeEm is a global marketplace for premium stock photography and professional photo & video productions. The platform is powered by its patented, AI-based computer vision software that automatically analyses the content of an image. EyeEm’s Personalized Aesthetics Search allows brands to find brand visuals quickly and reliably. With millions of creative photographers contributing to EyeEm, the Berlin-based company is home to some of the world’s greatest images. EyeEm’s worldwide network allows any company to book photographers for high-quality photo and video productions anywhere in the world. GoSee : eyeem.com & eyeem.com/awards
06.09.2021 show complete article