Slideshow: Winners of IPA’s One-Shot ‘MOVEMENT’ competition

The International Photography Awards (IPA) recently announced the winners of their One-Shot “MOVEMENT” competition. Thousands of photos were submitted from around the world for the theme, movement, around 5 categories: Street Photography, Nature, Fine Art, People, and Technology/Machine. The jury selected the following entries for top prizes:

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Grand Prize Winner: ‘Wild Carrots’ by Anne Mason-Hoerter

Category Winners:

Fine Art: ‘Wild Carrots’ by Anne Mason-Hoerter
Street Photography: ‘School Run, Rwanda’ by Benjamin Buckland
Nature: ‘Wallace Flying Frog’ by Shin Leong Teo
People: ‘Rice Growers’ by Jacopo Maria Della Valle
Technology—Machine: ‘The Urban Semiconductor’ by Youngkeun Sur

‘The idea that everything moves, changes, and evolves, is such a great concept to explore through photography. It’s been inspiring to see how photographers of all levels of expertise have captured this concept in its many forms—universal, abstract, human, and machine. Even though it seems the whole planet has almost come to a standstill, through these images we see that life goes on and moves forward,’ says Hossein Farmani, Founder and President of IPA.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, IPA has matched all cash prizes awarded to winning and finalist photographers in the form of a donation to the charity of their choice. All winning and honorable mention photos can be viewed here. IPA is now accepting submissions for its Annual Photography Competition.

Grand Prize Winner + 1st Place – OneShot: Movement, Fine Art: ‘Wild Carrots’ by Anne Mason-Hoerter (Germany)

Date of Photograph: 2013

Technical Info: Nikon D70s, LeicaD-Lux, Canon scanner.

Artist Statement: Multiple scan data combined with digital camera data of a Wild Carrot, scientific name being Daucus carota. My photographic process involves first taking the plant apart and then scanning each piece. I then combine those images with images I have taken with my cameras. I wanted to reproduce the unseen movement of plants at night. There are over 50 single images and took over a month to complete.


2nd Place – OneShot: Movement, Fine Art: ‘Almost Free’ by Patrizia Burra (Italy)

Date of Photograph: December 12, 2019

Technical Info: 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 50.

Artist Statement: An artistic vision of movement.

3rd Place – OneShot: Movement, Fine Art: ‘Giant’s Causeway and Figure, Northern Ireland’ by Ugo Ricciardi (Italy)

Date of Photograph: 2018

Technical Info: 18 sec, f/11, 100 ISO. Pentax 645z camera. Long exposure with led light on a long pole.

Artist Statement: This picture, that is part of the ‘Nightscapes’ series, was taken in Northern Ireland. The Giant’s Causeway is an ancient part of the coast. Is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea.

This place, so still and immovable, is illuminated by the moving light, that is fluid and changing. Two elements in contrast, and between them there is the figure of a man, on the top of the rock.

1st Place – OneShot: Movement, Nature: ‘Wallace Flying Frog’ by Chin Leong Tao (Singapore)

Date of Photograph: November, 2018

Technical Info: 1/1250 sec, ISO 1250, f/13, Sony Alpha a6500 camera.

Artist Statement: Wallace’s Flying Frog is a moss frog found in Malaysia and western Indonesia. It is generally quite photogenic given its large size, brilliant colors and calm temperament. This is a shot taken of a specimen swimming in water, with full extension of its beautiful long legs.

2nd Place – OneShot: Movement, Nature: ‘Flying over the Sea’ by Claudio Piccoli (Italy)

Date of Photograph: September 6, 2019

Technical Info: 1/4000s, ISO 100, f/2.8, full frame.

Artist Statement: I love to represent the dog as a super hero in my action shots. This dog and its owner were practicing disc dog in the water. It’s very difficult to do such amazing performances in these conditions, since the water brakes every movement. It was sunrise and I love the colors.

The position of the girl is really focused on her dog and the launch of the disc was perfect. It’s a shot you can repeat more than one or two times since after that the dog needs to rest. The dog remain the main subject and his position in the air is perfect and extended with the maximum tension of muscles.

3rd Place – OneShot: Movement, Nature: ‘Surfacing’ by Jean-Christophe Girard Lemay (Canada)

Date of Photograph: March 2, 2020

Technical Info: 1/2000 sec, f/2.8 , ISO 400 , 125mm lens.

Artist Statement: Such a memorable day navigating the St. Lawrence (Quebec, Canada) on the CCGS Amundsen. A was assigned as official photographer for the scientific mission that took place on the ship, for two weeks and a half.

On the fifth day, a beluga came to visit us very closely when we were stopped at the last sampling station. I knew I saw one earlier, but very far offshore. This time, it couldn’t have been closer than; it dived right in front of our eyes, and then came out often on the other side of the boat about fifteen minutes later, each time blowing air just before it hit the surface.

2nd Place – OneShot: Movement, People: ‘Night Journey’ by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory (United States)

Artist Statement: ‘Night Journey’ is a photograph of the Martha Graham Company taken for our book ‘The Style of Movement’ The image is of 6 dancers performing the piece ‘Night Journey’ choreographed by Graham. The dance is based on the Greek myth of Oedipus and Jocasta with six women portraying the Greek chorus.

Martha Graham designed the dramatic costumes, which accompanied the text in our book discussing Graham’s influence on fashion design. We felt this piece worked well for the theme of ‘movement’ as the women are moving together in perfect harmony, both in their movement, and in their dynamic expression.

3rd Place – OneShot: Movement, People: ‘Good Sheepherd’ by F. Dilek Uyar (Turkey)

Artist Statement: The dusty and arduous journey of sheep herds in Bitlis. Sheep herds do this dusty path to reach the highlands where they graze until the middle of July after milking.

1st Place – OneShot: Movement, Street Photography: ‘School Run, Rwanda’ by Benjamin Buckland (Switzerland)

Date of Photograph: October 20, 2019

Technical Info: 1/15 sec, ISO 160, f/22, cropped sensor.

Artist Statement: I drove down here in a wild storm. South towards Lake Rweru and the deepest source of the Nile. Pools of water on the road. Hard enough that my creaking windscreen wipers couldn’t keep pace and I stopped for a while. Peering downhill at Burundi through the mist. Rain intense enough that even the usually indomitable Rwandese cyclists disappeared from the road. But like all rain here at this time of year, it was quickly over. And the cyclists were back before I knew it. Rwanda. October 2019.

2nd Place – OneShot: Movement, Street Photography: ‘Flying Boys’ by Dimpy Bhalotia (India)

Artist Statement: This was shot in Varanasi, India.

3rd Place – OneShot: Movement, Street Photography: ‘Momentum’ by George Stastny (Canada)

Date of Photograph: June 11, 2018

Technical Info: 1/1000 , ISO 100, f/1.8, Micro Four Thirds crop sensor.

Artist Statement: We all have a driving force that keeps us moving at a forward momentum.

1st Place – OneShot: Movement, Technology/Machine: ‘The Urban Semiconductor’ by Sur Young Ken (Republic of Korea)

Date of Photograph: January 24, 2020

Technical Info: 15 sec, f/11, ISO 64, Nikon D850 camera.

Artist Statement: We live in an age of massive and fast transmission.

2nd Place – OneShot: Movement, Technology/Machine: ‘Porsche Type 64 Ice Race’ by Richard Seymour (United Kingdom)

Date of Photograph: February 1, 2020

Artist Statement: Tracking shot of a replica Porsche Type 64 at the 2020 GP Ice Race at Zell am See, Austria.

3rd Place – OneShot: Movement, Technology/Machine: ‘Moonlight over the Atlantic’ by Christiaan van Heijst (Netherlands)

Date of Photograph: January 12, 2020

Technical Info: 4.0 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1250, Nikon D850, 10.5mm.

Artist Statement: Full moon. About to cross 30 West, halfway a stormy Atlantic Ocean when the radiant moon ascents above the horizon. Blinding out most stars, the bright lunar spell adds a touch of magic to the world around me. Silver-painted clouds drift by while the capsule of the 747 cockpit allows me to breathe, live and appreciate this alien-like landscape. Far beyond, the gently glowing horizon marks the delicate edge of space. Almost home.