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THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS “BEST OF SHOW 2021”, FEATURING THE CATEGORY WINNERS, ALONG WITH A SPECIAL SELECTION BY GUEST CURATOR, ALICE GABRINER

We are pleased to invite you to the Best of Show Exhibition at the House of Lucie Budapest in Budapest, Falk Miksa utca 30.

Join us at the House of Lucie in Budapest, Hungary, and see the works of 26 amazing contemporary photographers, category winners of the 2021 International Photography Awards along with the 30 images of the Best of Show curated selection.

The exhibition will be open from May 3 onwards, Tuesdays to Fridays, 14:00-18:00.

VENUE
House of Lucie
Falk Miksa utca 30
Budapest, Hungary

OPENING TIME
From Tuesday, May 3
Tuesdays to Fridays
14:00-18:00

To see the Best of Show photo selection, please click here.

Every year on April 22nd, Earth Day commemorates the 1970 start of the contemporary environmental movement. Earth Day is now generally acknowledged as the world's largest secular celebration, with over a billion people participating each year in a day of action to improve human behavior and implement global, national, and local policy reforms.
We want to celebrate and raise awareness about the need of fighting for our planet and appreciating all of its beauty. Enjoy this compilation of BIFA 2021 winners in the Nature category, which includes some of the stunning professional images submitted to the competition.

a glacier runs through a river

A River Runs Through It - Chih-Yi Chang

This was an Icelandic aerial shot. The photographer recently flew in a tiny plane and studied the glacier river's variety and abstraction. At a later period, you might not see the same pattern. It is enough for him to appreciate the present beauty and relish the amazing moment due to its changing character.

Val D'Orcia - Tiago Marques

The photographer was able to appreciate the valley's essence for 72 hours, marveling at how the sun's rays modified the landscape's viewpoint. The photographer's team used brown and gold ground and field tones in this project. The dawn and sunset light allowed us to experiment with shadows, resulting in a scene with a greater dynamic range.

a valley in the sunshine
black&white photo of a horse

Moving Through Time and Space - Cécile Zahorka

What gives horses the ability to be so dramatic? This bold horse flaunts its unending mane and appears to be traveling forward in time and space. Cécile Zahorka is an equestrian photographer and adventurer who specializes in fine art horse photography, exciting photo trips, and a fascination with endangered domestic animals.

Mount Fuji - Shirley Wung

Located next to Lake Kawaguchi in Japan, shooting the beautiful dawn and reflection of Mount Fuji.

mount Fuji by a lake
loricate pines in Pollino Park

Pollino: A Look Into The Past - Roksolyana Hilevych

The loricate pines in Pollino Park appear to those who look at them as clinging to the rocks, exposed to the rigors of winter, winds, and bad weather that draw their contours in a unique way; almost as if they were moving arms pointing to the sky, legendary figures with tormented movements, offer scenarios that entice the visitor to interpret with their own creativity. Being in the middle of the loricate pines, often known as "living fossils," is like being transported back in time. A little-known and untouched location that needs to be viewed by the entire world.

The World Is Going Upside Down - Thomas Vijayan

The photographer intended to catch all four components in one shot: the sky, the water, their wonderful environment, and the creature facing him. He realized that the only way to catch all of these features in one shot was to fly above the orangutan and position himself downwards to capture the orangutan's face and the perfect reflection of the sky in the motionless water below. The most difficult aspect of my encounter was getting to the spot in a three-hour boat trip over waves while the orangutan was in front of me and remaining calm.

a monky climbing up on a tree
fog on the lake early in the monrning

Morning Mist In A Dream - Ming Chuan Lee

Fog on the lake early in the morning, beautiful pictures if in a dream.

Frosted Florals - Hilda Champion

Flowers frozen. By freezing them, the photographer may add another depth to the image. The flowers may be placed in any arrangement and are no longer affected by gravity. Ice also provides a texture that may be changed by melting parts of it.

frosted flowers
sea in different colors

Above It All - Aerial Observations - Alex Ferrone

Photographed from a helicopter at various altitudes and with seasonally changing sunshine and weather, the photographer has caught natural abstractions of shifting colors, tones, textures, and depth from the environment below. Excluding representational aspects removes viewers' connection to reality, stimulates their creativity, and tests their perceptions of light, shape, and form. My photographs, which are not digitally created, disengage viewers from current technology, allowing them to get immersed in nature's tranquility and gain a fresh understanding for our delicate natural systems.

Fuji (Wisteria) - Takeo Hirose

Fuji (wisteria) is a traditional Japanese art motif, much like cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms and wisteria blooms both bloom in bunches. In crowded situations, many little flowers blossom, which seems to have something in common with the Japanese, who place a higher importance on organizational skill than individual talent.

fuji (wisteria)

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woman at the venice carnival
wedding photograpy with a happy couply in the rain

The Budapest International Foto Awards committee gets hundreds of outstanding images each year, making the selection process more difficult than ever. Our favorite BIFA Honorable Mentions from 2021 offer us fresh viewpoints in all of the categories, despite the fact that they weren't picked as category winners.

houses with colorful doors

Uniformity - Susan Hajer

Beach cottages in the south of England that are all the same. Susan's interest is traveling; she enjoys learning about other cultures and capturing and sharing what she sees with her camera.

Qasr Al Watan (Palace of The Nation) - Jon Wallis

The Presidential Palace of Qasr Al Watan (Palace of the Nation) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The somewhat modest facade covers an immensely intricate and colorful series of inner chambers, which were opened to the public in 2019. The interior areas, which are heavily adorned with gold and contain stained glass windows, reflect Islamic shape and design. These images attempt to convey some of the diversity present within this outstanding collection of interior spaces.

the inside of Palace of The Nation
colorful sand dune

Divine Lagoon - Marek Boguszak

Sand dunes are one of the photographer's favorite subjects. He avoids rapid recognition of the original topic by using abstraction - a different perspective and color scheme. The brain is stimulated to interpret the image again and form a more personal perspective and sensations. A traveler eventually encounters an oasis with a lagoon in the middle of a scorching desert burned by the sun after 10 days of exhausting trekking. Water, verdant meadows, snacks, and much-needed relaxation appear to be available at Oasis. Is there a lagoon somewhere? Sand dune photography with creative processing.

Eventide - Nicoletta Cerasomma

The photographer's project aims to give her own perspective of myths and stories associated with her homeland while also exploring people's inner concerns. Folk stories can be found in a crack in the ceiling, a scream disturbing the woods' silence, or my cat's eyes looking at me in the middle of the night.

firework and a face
woman at the venice carnival

The Venice Carnival - Alieni - Paolo Sollazzo

The Venice Carnival, one of the most well-known and admired carnivals in the world, is told via Paolo Sollazzo's photographic language and style.

Linchetto - Nicoletta Cerasomma

Linchetto is to blame, according to Lucca folklore, when you can't find your key or anything mysteriously disappears in your home. Linchetto is thought to be a wicked spirit who plays games on people in their own homes, such as causing knots in your hair so you have to trim it or stealing something so you can't find it. He is a tidy freak who can't stand chaos. Linchetto can be deterred by leaving a dish of berries or rice on the counter. He is incapable of counting. He'll want to count right away. He'll grow bored quickly because he can't count.

folk tales from lucca
street photo while snowing

Snow - Anita Palcheska

The first snowfall in Skopje, 2021. A photograph of a person standing alone while the world and weather pass by. It's the same way in life.

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wedding photograpy with a happy couply in the rain

We are pleased to invite you to attend the first Open Day of the 2021 OnePlus Photography Awards Winners Exhibition on the 25th of March from 14.00 to 19.00 at the House of Lucie Budapest in Budapest, Falk Miksa utca 30.

Please join us at this exhibition honoring the work of Gold, Silver, Bronze OnePlus Photography Awards winners from 2021.

From March 27th, the exhibition will be open Tuesday to Friday from 14.00 to 18.00.

It is recommended to pre-book a timeslot by selecting the date and time on the calendar below.

If you have any questions about the exhibition, please contact luca@farmanigroup.com.

House of Lucie Budapest – Hungary
Budapest, Falk Miksa utca 30.
Doorbell: 80

The work of the following photographers will be part of the exhibition:

Bo Ya, Aref Tahmasebi, Jia Shusen, Yash Pardeshi, Kedar Patil, Zhongyuan Chang, Aman Malhotra, Colyn Tsou, Vedang Deodhar, Richard Ashia, Wei Deng, Wenfang Wang, Haibo Lin, Zhengxu Liu, Hector Ke, Mohan G, Chen.

View all winners here

We are happy to present the BIFA 2021 Winners Exhibition at the “House of Lucie” gallery in Budapest, Hungary. This group exhibition gathered the winning work of 1st and 2nd place category winners from BIFA 2021. The show was open from February 4th till March 18th.

The work of the following photographers was the part of the exhibition:

Angelika Kollin, Barbara Zanon, Carolina Plaz, Chen Che Wang, Daniel Holfeld, Diana Cheren Nygren, Emese Balázs-Fülöp, Emil Lombardo, Filip Hrebenda, Fran Fernandez, George Mayer, Gino Ricardo, Hirotaka Shindo, Irina Petrova, Ivan Romano, Jamie Johnson, Jordi Cohen, Josef Timar, Margarita Mavromichalis, Moniruzzaman Sazal, Nicoletta Cerasomma, Olga Volianska, Paul Brouns, Paul Gravett, Raffaele Canepa, Rico X., Romain Thiery, Salvatore Montemagno, Simone Arrigoni, Streetmax 21, Sujata Setia, Svetlana Melik-Nubarova, Štefan Csontos, Valter Darbe, Wolfgang Weinhardt, Yulia Nevskaya, Yu Ling Ho, Zixiong Jin.

 

 

Last week, the 2021 Budapest International Foto Awards Winners’ Exhibition came to an end at the House of Lucie, Budapest.

Artists, photographers, and the general public also attended the Closing Event, where they shared with us and each other their thoughts about the brilliant artwork of international photographers. We thank the art lovers who attended and hope to see everyone again at our upcoming events.

Enjoy photographs of the BIFA 2021 winners capturing a beautiful feeling of love on Valentine's Day. The images have been selected from different categories both from professional and non-professional artists.

a couple kissing under an arch

Happy Time - Yu-Hsiu Liao

A happy couple is here to promise each other for life in the town's church, which is full of delight.

Gratitude - Alina Ostapenko

Their exchange is magical, full of respect, appreciation, and pure love. Vera is her name. She has five grandchildren and is 86 years old. At the age of four, one of them was abandoned by his mother. He is now thirty-three years old, and he owes his grandma a debt of gratitude for her love, strength, and time spent with him. The entire purpose of this is her name. FAITH. This connection between the younger and older generations and our thankfulness aids people in their daily lives, filling them with meaning and awareness. Instills hope in anything positive.

grandchild holding their grandmother's hand
newlywed in the car in which's window reflection the church can be seen

Reflection - Bence Sári

At an interface between two different media, reflection is the change in direction of a wavefront so that it returns to the medium from which it originated. The reflection of the church on the car window blends in with the image of the newlyweds in this photograph.

The Asian Bride’S Daily Dream - Lee Each

It is uncommon in Taiwan to be able to wear traditional wedding attire or host a wedding in an old-fashioned venue. This photo series depicts many Taiwanese weddings! In tribal cultures, the Qing period, and Japanese structures, were held or photographed. 

taiwanese wedding in a traditional way
newlywed couple at their wedding in Cambodia

The Time of Blessing - Satoshi Takahashi

At a catholic church in Kompong Luong floating village on Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia, a bride and groom of floating peasants execute a wedding ceremony.

In The Rain - Taotzu Chang

Despite the fact that the weather was not as predicted during a pre-wedding event in heavy rain, the two of them were still having a good time. For the photographer, it's crucial to be able to capture feelings in pre-wedding images rather than just focusing on attire and beauty. 

wedding photograpy with a happy couply in the rain
intimate photo of a couple laying in bed on eachother

Us - Rona Bar and Ofek Avshalom

Rona Bar and Ofek Avshalom, photographers, are a married couple who live and work together. They produced a timeless project on intimacy and love by photographing couples at their homes during a moment of temporary difficulty. The images provide a one-of-a-kind and candid look into the universe that the couple has created for themselves. The project's heart is in the genuine and varied forms of real-life relationships.

Primer Atardecer - Enrique Mancera

The couple ultimately got married after postponing it for nearly a year owing to the pandemic. After the wedding ceremony, they are definitely enjoying their first sunset together.

newlywed kissing in the sunset
couple with special needs enjoying eachother's company

Preferred Frames – Oleksandr Rupeta

Oksana and Roman met at the Special Olympics, where they both competed. Their wedding was planned by their parents, and they have been dating for 5 years. They now reside in a country property owned by Oksana's parents in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine. In modern culture, the series explores the limits of normalcy. The photographer intended to use the series to attempt to bridge the gap between those with disabilities and the general population.

Writing The Vow… - Oleg Zinkovetsky

The bride realized at the last moment before meeting her future spouse that the pledge she had written earlier was too dry and official. As a result, she decided to put everything on hold and compose a fresh one that reflected her true feelings and emotions.

a bride writing her vow before wedding

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