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Hitting the streets in the 2019 Urban Photo Awards

Hitting the streets in the 201...
Streets, Finalist. Gap in the Wall
Streets, Finalist. Gap in the Wall
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Spaces, Remarkable Award. Untitled
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Spaces, Remarkable Award. Untitled
Spaces, Remarkable Award. Neither In Heaven Nor On Earth
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Spaces, Remarkable Award. Neither In Heaven Nor On Earth
Spaces, Honorable Mention. Morning In Murmansk
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Spaces, Honorable Mention. Morning In Murmansk
Spaces, Honorable Mention. Dead Or Alive
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Spaces, Honorable Mention. Dead Or Alive
Spaces, 1st place winner. City Swimming Pool
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Spaces, 1st place winner. City Swimming Pool
Overall Winner. Coexistence
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Overall Winner. Coexistence
Politician took out an Honorable Mention in the Streets category of the 2019 Urban Photo Awards
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Politician took out an Honorable Mention in the Streets category of the 2019 Urban Photo Awards
Streets, Honorable Mention. Encierro
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Streets, Honorable Mention. Encierro
Streets, Honorable Mention. Selfie Quasi Perfetto
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Streets, Honorable Mention. Selfie Quasi Perfetto
People, Remarkable Award. Pattern of Grassland
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People, Remarkable Award. Pattern of Grassland
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
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Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
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Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
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Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
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Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
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Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
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Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
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Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
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Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Streets, Finalist. Gap in the Wall
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Streets, Finalist. Gap in the Wall
Creative, Finalist. American Dubai
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Creative, Finalist. American Dubai
Spaces, Finalist. Geometrie Agricole
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Spaces, Finalist. Geometrie Agricole
Spaces, Finalist. Hybrid Destiny
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Spaces, Finalist. Hybrid Destiny
People, Finalist. Cattle Bath
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People, Finalist. Cattle Bath
Spaces, Finalist. Hotel Vinho Verde
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Spaces, Finalist. Hotel Vinho Verde
Spaces, Finalist. Milano, I Tell You In Detail
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Spaces, Finalist. Milano, I Tell You In Detail
Spaces, Finalist. Mush Room
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Spaces, Finalist. Mush Room
Spaces, Finalist. The Cloud (Bologna)
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Spaces, Finalist. The Cloud (Bologna)
Streets, Finalist. Immobile Perturbabile
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Streets, Finalist. Immobile Perturbabile

In its 10th year the Urban Photo Awards presents a wonderful collection of surreal, evocative, and occasionally spectacular images. This year’s top prize went to a beautifully strange shot the judges suggested required an unbelievable sense of timing.

The Urban Photo Awards is a relatively straightforward photography competition, fundamentally focusing on the fabric of urban life, be it big city living or a more simple rural existence. The single photo contest is split between four categories: Streets, Spaces, People and Creative. A portfolio award is also handed out to the best sequence of images that tell a story.

Overall Winner. Coexistence
Overall Winner. Coexistence

The overall grand prize this year went to Md Enamul Kabir from Bangladesh. His photograph, entitled Coexistence, offers an incredibly odd collection of details, anchored by a colorful connection between a rooster and a woman walking up a set of steps.

“Everything is in the right place in this magical photo from India,” says jury president Martin Parr. “The surreal nature of this is almost hard to believe.”

Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018
Winner, Portfolio. Kim City - a glimpse inside Pyongyang, North Korea, during the country's 70th anniversary celebrations in September 2018

The winning portfolio comes from Belgian photojournalist Alain Schroeder. Titled Kim City, the series of images was taken during a trip to North Korea in late 2018. Schroeder explains how the authorities so completely control how visitors see the city that his series is both an authentic and artificial depiction of Pyongyang.

Streets, Finalist. Gap in the Wall
Streets, Finalist. Gap in the Wall

Take a look through our gallery at more winners and finalists from this year’s competition.

Source: Urban Photo Awards

1 comment
buzzclick
Looks like Pyongyang provided a setting for some of the best photos. Politician is too funny, and Mush Room is cool.