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Honorable Mentions from BIFA 2021 Edition that have Won our Hearts

March 25, 2022

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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