2015 iPhone Photography Award winners offer a mix of culture and emotion in the modern age

Michal Koralewski, 1st place Photographer of the Year

With smartphones making photography easy for anyone, people across the world have been snapping some amazing images that are not short of impressive. The 2015 iPhone Photography Award celebrates this new breed of photography, offering intimate and though-provoking moments, as well as simply stunning scenes from far flung places.

This year’s Photographers of the Year Award winners include Michal Koraleski from Poland, David Craik from the UK and Yvonne Lu from the USA. The variety of finalist entries spans all aspects of photography, from gritty street scenes to idyllic natural landscapes, and everything in between. The three finalists alone offer snippets of culture, wildlife and human emotion.

Overall winner Koralewski talked about how he picks up inspiration everywhere, saying that when he spotted an accordionist in Warsaw, he instictively needed to capture the moment: “His face was the first thing I noticed. So expressive and beautiful in it’s own way. It was like an open book. You could almost read his life story from the wrinkles”.

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David Craik, 2nd place Photography of the Year

David Craik, 2nd place Photography of the Year

Yvonne Yu, 3rd place Photographer of the Year

Yvonne Yu, 3rd place Photographer of the Year

Song Han, 1st place, People

Song Han, 1st place, People

Xu Lin, 1st place, Food

Xu Lin, 1st place, Food

Yvonne Naughton, 1st place, Nature

Yvonne Naughton, 1st place, Nature

Heather Goos, 1st place, Seasons

Heather Goos, 1st place, Seasons

Sephi Bergerson, 1st place, Animals

Sephi Bergerson, 1st place, Animals

Chris Belcina, 1st place, Landscape

Chris Belcina, 1st place, Landscape

Ruairidh McGlynn, 1st place, Trees

Ruairidh McGlynn, 1st place, Trees

Jose Luis Saez Martinez, 1st place, Places-Other

Jose Luis Saez Martinez, 1st place, Places-Other

Amy Paterson, Flowers winner

Amy Paterson, Flowers winner

Ben Schuyler, 1st place, Abstract

Ben Schuyler, 1st place, Abstract

Jeremy Kern, 1st place, Children

Jeremy Kern, 1st place, Children

Christian Frank, 1st place, Architecture

Christian Frank, 1st place, Architecture