February 15, 2023
The 2022 Vacation Photographer of the 12 months awards has crowned Slovenian photographer, Matjaz Krivic, as total winner. A few Australians scored, with Kaia Tham winning Youthful Vacation Photographer of the 12 months (14 decades & beneath), and Scott Portelli and Jason Edwards gained Unique Mentions.
Krivic’s profitable portfolio incorporates two collection of visuals. The to start with is of the 33-year-old Najin, a single of the world’s final two remaining Northern White rhinos, and her keeper, Zachary Mutai, from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The 2nd demonstrates the effects of the very long-functioning eruption of Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
‘The portfolio of the 33-12 months-old Najin – one particular of the world’s past two remaining Northern White rhinos – … tells this unfortunate tale beautifully and sensitively. The images are tender and personal. The portfolio of the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano… focuses not so a great deal on the lava stream but its impression on the encompassing landscape, encapsulated by the abandoned horse in research of food’ – fascinating visible tale-telling.
Krivic is a documentary photographer, who captures lengthy-time period tales checking out individuals and destinations. He’s been capturing initiatives for 25 a long time, and a lot more a short while ago has been concentrating on environmental concerns and performing as an advocate for a greener long run by way of his do the job.
‘This competitiveness is distinctive to me due to the fact I have been with it from its commencing in 2003, when I was given a Judges’ Favourite Award,’ claimed Krivic. ‘Now, 20 yrs later I obtained their greatest award which will make me incredibly very pleased and indicates a large amount to me. Vacation and pictures have been my passion and a big aspect of my lifestyle because I don’t forget and this award evokes me to go on with my journey. Thanks to the judges and to the group for their wonderful work, and congratulations to the rest of the winners. I’d also like to consider this prospect to thank all my pals and the persons who guidance me and encourage me to go on the highway again and once more.’
Tham, the 14-12 months-previous Australian winner, now resides in Portugal. Her images are shot on an Apple iphone, and she enjoys actively playing with the juxtaposition of lights and textures, specially photographs of reflections.
‘Seeing the planet in a unique way and discovering it with a cellphone rather than a camera has specified this young photographer’s portfolio afresh really feel and a distinct perspective observing of the streets of Lisbon.’
This yr the Travel Photographer of the Yr Awards obtained virtually 20,000 entries from photographers residing in 154 international locations.
Here is a assortment of profitable visuals, starting up with the Exclusive Mentions for Portelli and Edwards.