60 of the Most Powerful Photos Taken This Year

A breathtaking selection from the International Photography Awards

Jack Shepherd
Nov 27, 2020 · 18 min read

“New Seas,” by Paulius Makauskas

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First Place, Analog/Film.

“Elements,” by Katja Ogrin

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First Place, Event.

“Looking Out From Within,” by Julia Fullerton-Batten

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First Place / Fine Art.

“Black Mountain,” by Ari Rex

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First Place, Nature.

“Odilo Lawiny — Handmade soccer balls,” by Brian Hodges

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First Place, People.

“The Journey to the Land of Dreams,” by Iwona Podlasinska

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First Place, Still in Motion / Video.

“Time,” by Titus Poplawski

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First Place, Analog / Film/Portrait.

“Ranger Adamson,” by Tyler Schiffman

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Third Place, Analog / Film/Portrait.

“Concrete Forest,” by Yuhan Ma

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First Place / Architecture/Cityscapes.

“Morning Light,” by Chih-Hsiung Tsai

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Second Place / Architecture/Cityscapes.

“Multiverse of Space and Time,” by Cheric Kwong

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Third Place / Architecture/Historic.

“LED Greenhouses,” by Tom Hegen

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First Place / Architecture/Industrial.

“The Last Tong Lau,” by Stefan Irvine

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First Place / Architecture/Other.

“Inverted,” by Andrew Prokos

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Second Place / Architecture/Other.

“In the Corridors of Medical Distress,” by Jorge Iván Macías Mejía

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Third Place / Deeper Perspective.
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First Place / Editorial / Press/Environmental.

“Pro Democracy Demonstrations, Hong Kong: The Revolution of Our Time,” by Kiran Ridley

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First Place / Editorial / Press.

“Police Kneel Down,” by Eva Marie Uzcategui

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Third Place / Editorial / Press/General News.

“Never Give Up,” by Qiang Chen

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Second Place / Event/Competitive Event.

“The Mud People Festival in Nueva Ecija,” by Jophel Botero Ybiosa

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Third Place / Event/Traditions and Cultures.

“Farewell Moment,” by Yo-Wei Chen

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First Place / Event/Wedding.

“City of Musical Scores,” by Ki Piu Tse

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First Place / Fine Art/Collage.

“Distance of Time,” by Xue Yutao

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Third Place / Fine Art/Landscape.

“Women Harvesting Chamomile,” by Kaveh Seyedahmadian

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Second Place / Nature/Aerial / Drone.

“Best Friends,” by Claudio Piccoli

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First Place / Nature/Animals / Pets.

“Alex + Zoe,” by Emily Fisher

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Third Place / Nature/Animals / Pets.

“Tateyama Milky Way,” by Masahiro Hiroike

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Second Place / Nature/Astrophotography.

“Extreme Panoramic Landscapes,” by Alessandro Cantarelli

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First Place / Nature/Landscape.

“JAZZ,” by Takashi

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Third Place / Nature/Landscape.

“Blue Insularis 7,” by Chin Leong Teo

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First Place / Nature/Other.

“Morning Glow,” by Shumon Saito

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Second Place / Nature/Other.

“Over Stepping Bounds,” by Donald Van Horn

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Third Place / Nature/Other.

“Last Best Place,” by Scott Blair

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Second Place / Nature/Seasons.

“First Snowfall,” by Timo Heinz

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Third Place / Nature/Seasons.

“Sunset Wonders,” by Bence Mate

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Second Place / Nature/Sunset.

“An Unexpected Journey,” by Leonardo Munoz

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Third Place / Nature/Sunset.

“Divine Light,” by Kousuke Kitajima

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First Place / Nature/Trees.

“Dancing Fog,” by Simone Cmoon

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Second Place / Nature/Trees.

“Lone Tree, Not Lonely,” by Hsiaohsin Chen

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Third Place / Nature/Trees.

“Eye of the Giant,” by Karim Iliya

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Second Place / Nature/Underwater.

“Golden Medusa,” by Alex Kydd

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Third Place / Nature/Underwater.

“Unbreakable Bond,” by Pedro Jarque Krebs

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Second Place / Nature/Wildlife.

“Tender Eyes,” by Tamara Blazquez Haik

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Third Place / Nature/Wildlife.

“All for One and One for All,” by Juliana Könnecke

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First Place / People /Family.

“A Grandmother’s Love,” by Nicole Capps

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Second Place / People /Family.

“A Star Is Born,” by Ekaterina Efremova

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Third Place / People /Family.

“Quiet Light,” by Nicholas Dombrovskis

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Third Place / People /Street Photography.

“Love,” by Vera Davidova

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First Place / People /Wedding.

“My Loves,” by Eric Lee

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Second Place / People /Wedding.

“Enchantment,” by Mark Gray

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First Place / Special/Panorama / Panoramic.

“Flying Over the Sea,” by Claudio Piccoli

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First Place / Special/Pets.

“Rabbit With Eyes Covered,” by Tianhang Zhang

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Second Place / Special/Pets.

“Swirl Twirl,” by Chris Van Riel

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Third Place / Special/Pets.

“The Tide Begins II,” by Jan Smid

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Third Place / Special/Travel / Wanderlust.

“Man Vs. Nature,” by Aaron Lynton

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Second Place / Sports/Extreme sports.

“A Melody of Hope,” by Urim Hong

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First Place / Editorial / Press/Other.

“LeBron Walking On Air,” by Andrew Bernstein

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Second Place / Sports/Team sports.

“Moonrakers,” by Frederik van den Berg

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Second Place / Sports/Winter sports.

“Game 7 OT Winner,” by Brandon Magnus

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Third Place / Sports/Winter sports.

“The Man Who Sold the World,” by Adam Gearing

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First Place / Sports/Extreme sports.

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Jack Shepherd

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Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

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Jack Shepherd

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Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

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A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (https://medium.com/swlh).

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