Hasselblad Masters 2016 Winners Announced
Hasselblad has announced the ten winners of its Masters Awards 2016 – widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most prestigious professional photography competitions. The winners were selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury – comprising internationally renowned photographers and imaging experts.
For the first time in Hasselblad Masters Awards history each winning photographer not only gains ‘Master’ status but also a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera.
Winners will receive their awards, cameras and trophies at a special photokina 2016 ceremony in Cologne this September.
The Hasselblad Masters Awards 2016 winners:
Swee Oh (USA) Architecture
Roy Rossovich (Sweden) Fashion/Beauty
Katerina Belkina (Germany) Art
Lars Van De Goor (Netherlands) Landscape
Natalia Evelyn Bencicova (Slovakia) Portrait
Giorgio Cravero (Italy) Product
Jake Reeder (Australia) Project//21
Ali Rajabi (Iran) Street/Urban
John Paul Evans (UK) Wedding
David Peskens (Netherlands) Wildlife
Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEO: “The Masters Awards have always been the ultimate showcase to capture talent that flourishes across the globe. Our 2016 Masters has again demonstrated the outstanding skills out there across the entire spectrum of photo-disciplines”.
Judges scrutinised thousands of supreme quality images from professional veterans to aspiring young photographers determined to make their mark.
Masters Jury member Jonathan Beer said: “Picking my favourites from the 2016 finalists was immensely tough. Some categories had obvious stand-out entries but others were much closer to call. Exciting creativity backed-up with technical excellence was what I was looking for.
He added: “The Hasselblad Masters has always been one of the most prestigious competitions in the industry. The winners can take pride in and benefit from the coveted title ‘Hasselblad Master’ for the rest of their careers. I cannot wait to see what the winners create for the 2016 Masters Book.”
* The ten winners will be tasked to create a new and unique set of images embracing the theme ‘Inspire’ (coinciding with Hasselblad’s 75th anniversary) for the latest edition of the Hasselblad Masters Commemorative Book.