The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced the categories for its tenth season of competition, which will be themed, ‘Humanity’. In addition, this season offers the photography community the creative space to combine their artistry and talent in grasping the multi-layered aesthetics of our newest category titled ‘Architectural Photography’; both modern and ancient architectural icons. This is the chance for photographers to capture the splendor of the interiors and exteriors of architecture from their own perspective.
The four categories are as the following:
HUMANITY: One of the most important subjects that is closely observed within the photography world is ‘Humanity’ – a message that loyally binds the people of this planet together. Photographing the human race has both a profound and powerful impact in inspiring change such as saving millions of lives from diseases, epidemics and disasters as well as wars and its devastating effects.
PORTFOLIO (STORY-TELLING): The Portfolio category returns challenging photographers to showcase their storytelling skills through a series of photographs. A strong photographic story delves into the heart of a subject matter and leaves no margin for misinterpretation.
GENERAL: This category remains a favourite among photographers who have an outstanding eye for visual compositions that do not necessarily fall into any of the other categories. Year after year, this category has gained quality and diversity, not to mention numbers, with over a third all entries registered in HIPA.
HIPA continues to offer participants two opportunities to participate in this category; one for black and white entries, to give deserved substance to this classic art-form, and the other for colour entries, giving participants the option to dazzle the jury and viewers with their vibrant compositions.
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY: This field of photography is distinguished by a special aesthetic that contributes to its increasing spread and expansion internationally. This art has a direct cosmetic influence on the subjects of photography, as it highlights the evidence of visual gravity hidden in angles that are difficult for the public to notice or capture, it translates the depth of visual manipulation and the harmony of color and concept, and it discusses harmony and contrast in the mosaic of architecture and its various schools.
18 - 24, 25 - 35, 36 - 60
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