The Inspiring Winners of the 2016 Fine Art Photography Awards (NSFW)

All images used with permission from the Fine Art Photography Awards. Lead Image by David Tortora.

The winners of the Fine Art Photography Awards for 2016 were recently announced. In a collaorative effort, David Tortora and Jaime Travezan won overall Professional category with the title of Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2016 and a $3000 prize. Their winning series called ‘Flora (2015)’ is a celebration of nature.

In the Amateur category, Florian Ruiz was announced as Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2016 with $2000 prize money. His winning series called ‘Mirage cities’ capture Chinese towns that are now known as “Ghost Cities”.

More images are after the jump.

Abstract - Amateur - 1st Place - Paulina Klonowska

Abstract – Amateur – 1st Place – Paulina Klonowska

Fine Art - Amateur - 1st Place - Ella Rynehart

Fine Art – Amateur – 1st Place – Ella Rynehart

Fine Art - Professional - 1st Place - Vicky Martin

Fine Art – Professional – 1st Place – Vicky Martin

Landscape - Amateur - 1st Place - Jayanta Roy

Landscape – Amateur – 1st Place – Jayanta Roy

Landscape - Professional - 1st Place - Maroesjka Lavigne

Landscape – Professional – 1st Place – Maroesjka Lavigne

Nature - Amateur - 1st Place - Valentina Abinanti

Nature – Amateur – 1st Place – Valentina Abinanti

Nature - Professional - 1st Place - Suzanne Forrest

Nature – Professional – 1st Place – Suzanne Forrest

VULCANO

VULCANO

Gaza City, waiting in a barber shop in Al Shate'e Camp in a late winter afternoon. © Gianluca Panella

Gaza City, waiting in a barber shop in Al Shate’e Camp in a late winter afternoon. © Gianluca Panella

Nudes - Amateur - 1st Place - Bartek NinoVeron

Nudes – Amateur – 1st Place – Bartek NinoVeron

Open Theme - Amateur - 1st Place - Hiroo Fujitani

Open Theme – Amateur – 1st Place – Hiroo Fujitani

Open Theme - Professional - 1st Place - Laima Kavaliauskaite

Open Theme – Professional – 1st Place – Laima Kavaliauskaite

Panoramic - Amateur - 1st Place - Lorenzo Rossato

Panoramic – Amateur – 1st Place – Lorenzo Rossato

Panoramic - Professional - 1st Place - Jacopo Paglione

Panoramic – Professional – 1st Place – Jacopo Paglione

People - Amateur - 1st Place - Niki Boon

People – Amateur – 1st Place – Niki Boon

People - Professional - 1st Place - Alexvi Li

People – Professional – 1st Place – Alexvi Li

Photojournalism - Amateur - 1st Place - Jan Møller Hansen

Photojournalism – Amateur – 1st Place – Jan Møller Hansen

Poland, Village of "Biala Wies" close to Grodzisk Wlkp.Here inside the company “Nutrex” one of the most important intensive breeding of minks in all Poland.In this warehouse came the lifeless bodies of the minks, killed by gas fumes. Mink will be subsequently placed on a conveyor belt and transported to the various rooms where mantles will be separated from their bodies.

Poland, Village of “Biala Wies” close to Grodzisk Wlkp.Here inside the company “Nutrex” one of the most important intensive breeding of minks in all Poland.In this warehouse came the lifeless bodies of the minks, killed by gas fumes. Mink will be subsequently placed on a conveyor belt and transported to the various rooms where mantles will be separated from their bodies.

Photomanipulation - Amateur - 1st Place - Damiens Nicolas

Photomanipulation – Amateur – 1st Place – Damiens Nicolas

Photomanipulation - Professional - 1st Place - Alexei Sovertkov

Photomanipulation – Professional – 1st Place – Alexei Sovertkov

Portrait - Amateur - 1st Place - Monica Frisell

Portrait – Amateur – 1st Place – Monica Frisell

Portrait - Professional - 1st Place - Katerina Belkina

Portrait – Professional – 1st Place – Katerina Belkina

Seascape - Amateur - 1st Place - Csaba Tokolyi

Seascape – Amateur – 1st Place – Csaba Tokolyi

Seascape - Professional - 1st Place - Yigal Pardo

Seascape – Professional – 1st Place – Yigal Pardo

Street Photography - Amateur - 1st Place - Radu Diaconu

Street Photography – Amateur – 1st Place – Radu Diaconu

Street Photography - Professional - 1st Place - Koji Tajima

Street Photography – Professional – 1st Place – Koji Tajima

Travel - Amateur - 1st Place - Larry Snider

Travel – Amateur – 1st Place – Larry Snider

Travel - Professional - 1st Place - Simona Bonanno

Travel – Professional – 1st Place – Simona Bonanno

Wildlife-Animals - Amateur - 1st Place - Pedro Jarque

Wildlife-Animals – Amateur – 1st Place – Pedro Jarque

Wildlife-Animals - Professional - 1st Place - Claire Watson

Wildlife-Animals – Professional – 1st Place – Claire Watson