The iPhone has transformed photography by giving everyone (well, everyone with an iPhone) a passably professional camera that they carry with them every moment of the day.
To celebrate all things iPhone photographic, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) showcase the best snaps taken each year on an Apple handset. Here are some of the newly announced winners of the 2020 contest. They’re stunners.
This year’s Grand Prize Winner and Photographer of the Year is UK-based Dimpy Bhalotia. Her beautiful, prize-winning, image “Flying Boys” shows a trio of boys leaping from a wall into the Ganges River. It’s an astonishing photograph showing freeze-framing motion and exuberance in high contrast black and white. Bhalotia took her picture taken using a 2017-era iPhone X. (We’ll have more about Dimpy Bhalotia in a feature article later this week.)
After the Grand Prize, first, second, and third place went, respectively, to Artyom Baryshau of Belarus (shot on iPhone 6), Geli Zhao of China (shot on iPhone XS Max), and Saif Hussain of Iraq (shot on iPhone X). You can check them out below. There are also more images available to see on the iPhone Photography Awards website.
The pick of the best iPhone photographs
The iPhone Photography Awards is not an official Apple awards ceremony. Apple does host its own iPhone photography awards, along with promoting great pictures in its “Shot on iPhone” campaign. But it’s nonetheless an incredibly prestigious prize to win. The organizers set up the first contest in 2008.
That was right at the start of the iPhone’s rise to fame. Since then, the iPhone has taken enormous steps forward in terms of its camera setup. But the iPhone Photography Awards continues to stun and inspire every single year.