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Hasselblad Reveal 2018 Masters Awards Winners

- 6 years ago

Hasselblad Masters, known as one of the world’s most prestigious professional photography competitions, has announced the group of winners for 2018

Photo by: Tina Signesdottir Hult – Torvastad, Norway

Winners are chosen through a combination of public vote and professional Masters Jury, which is comprised of internationally renowned photographers and imaging experts.

Every Hasselblad Masters award winner will hold the title of ‘Hasselblad Master’ and will hold the privilege of being a brand ambassador for a two year period. In addition to this, they will receive a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera and be invited to shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project will then be printed and released in the bi-annual Hasselblad Masters book.

Photo by: Benjamin Everett – Lopez Island, USA

Winners will receive their awards, medium format cameras, and trophies at a special Photokina 2018 ceremony, this September in Cologne, Germany.

Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Marketing Manager, told PhotoBite: “Over 30 000 images were submitted to this year’s competition and that was a record, we are glad to see the competition is growing every year.”

Photo by: Michal Baran – Trim, Ireland

Masters Jury member, professional photographer and PhotoBite contributor, Tom Oldham, said: “It really struck me how progressive many of the entries were this year and how far the entrants were willing to push the brief. These were the photographers who caught my eye – the ballsy, out-there risk-takers who make compelling pictures that refuse to be ignored. I’m proud to have helped to get this great kit into their hands – their images deserve it.”

Photo by: Karim Iliya – Haiku, USA

The Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018 winners in full:

  • Aerial: Jorge de la Torriente – Miami, USA
    Architecture: Kamilla Hanapova – St. Petersburg, Russia
    Art: Maria Svarbova – Bratislava, Slovakia
    Beauty & Fashion: Michal Baran – Trim, Ireland
    Landscape: Benjamin Everett – Lopez Island, USA
    Portrait: Tina Signesdottir Hult – Torvastad, Norway
    Product: Marcin Gizycki – Warszawa, Poland
    Project//21: Nabil Rosman – Kota Bharu, Malaysia
    Street / Urban: Ben Thomas – Kyneton, Australia
    Wedding: Victor Hamke – Leipzig, Germany
    Wildlife: Karim Iliya – Haiku, USA

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018 jury:

  • Tom Oldham – Photographer
    Ali Rajabi – Past Master
    Martin Hausler – Photographer
    Katrina Belkina – Past Master
    Swee Oh – Past Master
    Lars van de Goor – Past Master
    Tim Flach – Photographer
    Kevin Then – Photographer
    Bara Prasilova – Past Master
    Damien Demolder – Journalist
    Blair Bunting – Photographer
    Hans van Ommeren – Past Master
    Mads Nissen – Photographer
    Kevin Raber – Journalist

All further information on the 2018 Hasselblad Masters can be found HERE

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.