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Uncanny visions in the 2022 Urban Photo Awards

Uncanny visions in the 2022 Urban Photo Awards
Overall Winner. Jurassic Street
Overall Winner. Jurassic Street
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Overall Winner. Jurassic Street
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Overall Winner. Jurassic Street
Winner - People. The Story of Preserving Heritage. A traditional Bengali wooden boat called a Malar
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Winner - People. The Story of Preserving Heritage. A traditional Bengali wooden boat called a Malar
Winner - Spaces. Cathedral
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Winner - Spaces. Cathedral
Winner - Creative. Untitled
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Winner - Creative. Untitled
Honorable Mention - Streets. A Silent Howl. Italy
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Honorable Mention - Streets. A Silent Howl. Italy
Honorable Mention - Streets. The Spirit of Protesting Youth. A leftist supporter is raising the DYFI (Democratic Youth Federation of India) flag
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Honorable Mention - Streets. The Spirit of Protesting Youth. A leftist supporter is raising the DYFI (Democratic Youth Federation of India) flag
Remarkable Reward - Streets. Social Distancing. To tackle Covid, the Hong Kong government prohibited group gatherings of more than four persons in public places; therefore, every group of people maintained a minimum 1.5 meter 'social distance' from another group of people
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Remarkable Reward - Streets. Social Distancing. To tackle Covid, the Hong Kong government prohibited group gatherings of more than four persons in public places; therefore, every group of people maintained a minimum 1.5 meter 'social distance' from another group of people
Honorable Mention - People. Gentlemen of Kibera
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Honorable Mention - People. Gentlemen of Kibera
Remarkable Reward - People. Bulgaria. A man shaves himself in the middle of a hot mineral spring in winter, using a rear-view mirror from an old car
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Remarkable Reward - People. Bulgaria. A man shaves himself in the middle of a hot mineral spring in winter, using a rear-view mirror from an old car
Honorable Mention - Spaces. Untitled. Duisburg
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Honorable Mention - Spaces. Untitled. Duisburg
Honorable Mention - Spaces. Thinking In Boxes
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Honorable Mention - Spaces. Thinking In Boxes
Remarkable Award - Spaces. Red Carpet, TWA Hotel
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Remarkable Award - Spaces. Red Carpet, TWA Hotel
Honorable Mention - Projects & Portfolios. Cairo: A beautiful thing is never perfect
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Honorable Mention - Projects & Portfolios. Cairo: A beautiful thing is never perfect
Honorable Mention - Projects & Portfolios. The Ameriguns.
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Honorable Mention - Projects & Portfolios. The Ameriguns.
Honorable Mention - Projects & Portfolios. The Ameriguns.
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Honorable Mention - Projects & Portfolios. The Ameriguns.
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The Urban Photo Awards delivers a reliably eccentric assortment of images focusing on the strange sights of city life. This year's winners feature gun collections, howling dogs and uncanny COVID restrictions.

Running since 2010, the photo competition is focused on the different facets of urban life, from experiences in big cities to stories of life in smaller towns. There are four simple categories: Streets, People, Spaces and Creative and one overall Photo of the Year.

Remarkable Reward - People. Bulgaria. A man shaves himself in the middle of a hot mineral spring in winter, using a rear-view mirror from an old car
Remarkable Reward - People. Bulgaria. A man shaves himself in the middle of a hot mineral spring in winter, using a rear-view mirror from an old car

This years top prize prize went to an amusing shot from Italian photographer Massimillano Faralli, shown at the top of this article. Jury president Nino Miliori said the cinematic nature of the image was most compelling.

"Photography is language, narration capable of telling a story in a possible game between fiction and reality," said Migliori. "The scene, set around the corner of an 'any' city, is constructed in such a way as to refer to immediate and clear cinematic themes."

Remarkable Reward - Streets. Social Distancing. To tackle Covid, the Hong Kong government prohibited group gatherings of more than four persons in public places; therefore, every group of people maintained a minimum 1.5 meter 'social distance' from another group of people
Remarkable Reward - Streets. Social Distancing. To tackle Covid, the Hong Kong government prohibited group gatherings of more than four persons in public places; therefore, every group of people maintained a minimum 1.5 meter 'social distance' from another group of people

Another highlight comes in Jason Au's COVID-themed photo, which took out a Remarkable Reward in the Streets category. The image evocatively depicts Hong Kong's recent social distancing laws that allowed only small groups of people to gather.

Honorable Mention - Projects & Portfolios. The Ameriguns.
Honorable Mention - Projects & Portfolios. The Ameriguns.

The contest also celebrates portfolios of images on a singe theme, and a highlight in the Projects & Portfolios category comes in Gabriele Galimberti's incredible collection titled The Ameriguns. The series depicts a variety of different American citizens posing with their personal gun collection.

Take a look through our gallery at more of the winners in this year's competition.

Source: Urban Photo Awards

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