2023 Nominees – Photojournalism

Zoya Shaposhnik
Zoya Shaposhnik 67 (left) looks up at the hole in her ceiling which was damaged in a missle strike, whilst her ill husband (left) was sitting in their home in Krasnohorivka on the front lines of the war in Ukraine. Their roof and other parts of their home has been destroyed and Zoya has spent the day removing debris. Krasnohorivka, Ukraine. 16th June, 2022.
Kate Geraghty
Sydney, Australia
The Price Of The War
Ukrainian soldier wounded on the legs at Bakhmut frontline, being treated by 3 Ukrainian army medics at a stabilization point near the front, during the Ukrainian-Russian war.
Diego Herrera
Burgos, Spain
The War On Gaza
A picture shows a house being hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza city on May 13, 2023. Israeli air strikes battered Gaza and militants fired rockets again on Saturday, as deadly fighting resumed after a night of relative calm despite efforts to secure a truce.
Majdi Fathi
Gaza , Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Kids Learning How To Ride A Bicycle.
Kids learning how to ride a bicycle in the fields of Ukraine. In the background aftermath of an overnight Russian drone attack on the Rivne region and a burning oil depot. 10.08.2023 / Birok (Rivne region), Ukraine
Patryk Jaracz
Kyiv, Ukraine
1st Place
Time To Say Goodbye
This photograph was taken at the moment I visited my friend’s house who passed away last year. The woman who emotionally cry and hugging her daughter was his wife.
Hardijanto Budiman
Tangerang, Indonesia
In Syria, The Tragedy Never Ends
A Syrian woman stands inside her damaged house and looks at the rubble around her. The devastating earthquake increased the suffering of the Syrians due to the civil war that has been going on for 12 years. Even the areas spared from the war were destroyed and many of their residents lost their lives and homes.
Karam Al-Masri
Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic
2nd Place
Countless Sacrifices
Wounded soldier in a field hospital near Bakhmut, where the heaviest battles of war in Ukraine took place. 27.02.2023, Bakhmut region
Patryk Jaracz
Kyiv, Ukraine


After the Jury completed their scoring the shortlist was automatically generated and submitted to the Awards Committee who applied additional scoring criteria that either added points or deduct points thus creating the final seven Nominees published on this page.

In each category, there will be awarded:

One Winner
One Runner-up
Five Certificates of Merit

The Winner and Runner-up from each category will be invited to the 2024 Xposure Festival from 28th February to 5th March inclusive. During the Awards Ceremony on 1st March February 2023, the final outcome of the position will be announced.

The 2023 Jury consisted of 23 professional photographers and industry experts.