Creative community EyeEm has announced the winners of its annual photography competition, which received over 590,000 submissions from more than 88,000 photographers in over 150 countries in just under six weeks – making it the world’s largest photography competition.
The six category winners and 2017 EyeEm Photographer of the Year were revealed during the fourth annual EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards in Berlin on Saturday evening. Eighteen-year-old Sasha Dudkina from Moscow, Russia was chosen as EyeEm’s Photographer of the Year. The six category winners are featured below.
"The EyeEm Awards aim to discover and showcase new talents from around the world," said Madeline Dudley-Yates, lead curator for the Awards. "We always look for images that tell strong stories above anything else, and this year’s finalists were all rich with an incredible variety of stories and concepts."
The EyeEm Awards were judged using EyeEm’s aesthetic image recognition technology, its curators and jury with representatives from National Geographic, VII Photo Agency, Refinery29, BBC and more.
The EyeEm Awards was free and open to photographers of all skill levels and backgrounds to submit through the EyeEm web platform and app. The fourth annual EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards was presented in partnership with Canon. For information on next year’s edition, visit eyeem.com/festival.
Main image: Courtesy of EyeEm Photographer of the Year 2017 Sasha Dudkina from Moscow