May 30, 2022
All About Photo is delighted to announce this year's winners of All About Photo Awards 2022, recognizing the best single images from photographers around the world.
Visionary photographers from around the world, both professional and amateur, shared their unique perspectives and competed for international recognition as the next "Photographer of the Year," $10,000 in cash prizes and publication in the printed magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2022’
A panel of 7 expert jurors, including Ian Berry (Photographer, Magnum Photos), Paula Tognarelli (Executive Director and Curator Griffin Museum of Photography), Ann Jastrab (Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA), Manfred Baumann (Leica Photographer), Tom Price (Photographer, Winner All About Photo Awards 2021), Giuseppe Oliverio (Founder and Director PHmuseum) , and Sandrine Hermand-Grisel (Photographer, Founder & Editor of All About Photo) have evaluated thousands of entries from all over the world.
Now in its 7th year, All About Photo Awards - The Mind’s Eye has become a reference for discovering new talents and celebrating outstanding photographers. The jurors selected 41 winners who come from 21 different countries and across 4 continents.
The winner and Photographer of the Year 2022 is Marcus Yam (USA) with his image “Afghanistan’s air force is a rare U.S.-backed success story. It may soon fail.”
The second-place winner is Debdatta Chakraborty (India), the third-place winner is Konstantinos Tsakalidis (Greece), the fourth-place winner is Landry Major (United States), and the fifth-place winner is Rebecca Moseman (United States).
The final selection reflects images documenting events and highlighting current issues; however, unlike 2021, this year’s submissions overall seem less emotional and more focused on aesthetics. Both winning images by Marcus Yam and Konstantinos Tsakalidis are of conflict and unrest, but many of the other scenes seem almost idyllic, though often times when you look closer, there was something else happening in the frame that was anything but perfect.
The first edition of All About Photo Magazine was launched in 2018. We wanted to give photographers from all around the world a new platform to publish their work and help photography lovers have a better understanding of the possibilities that photography offers. Each competition is launched online and every time there's a new theme. We strive to be as inclusive as possible for all types of photography.
Each time, it is not an easy task to select the winners as there are a lot of wonderful submissions. We try to select those images that best reflect the theme and demonstrate a unique perspective of photography.
All About Photo Awards is open to anyone interested in photography. Photographers, both professional and amateur, are welcome to submit any kind of photographs, around any theme.