2023 Nominees – Portraiture

Portraiture
NOMINATIonS
2023
Lorca In The Painting Art
It is the story of a girl who lived through a period of history but was never seen, and though she was very artistic, she always hid from others until one day her identity was revealed. She was still trying to keep his identity a secret until she was satisfied to register herself in history.
Peyman Naderi
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Legacy Lost
Derbala Abdel Hadi, 61, is sitting on his bed at his home after back from Aswan, Fayoum, Egypt, Sep 27, 2022.He is one of the victims of the deterioration of the lake, having worked as a fisherman for 20 years alongside his father in the area of Lake Qarun. The fish stocks in the lake have sharply declined due to severe pollution.
Fatmah Fahmy
Cairo, Egypt
Color Of Cuba 01
Cuba, a country brimming with culture, unique history, and remarkable people, inspired my project. Through photographs, I integrated the Cuban flag’s colors into individuals I met. This artistic expression aims to capture the profound bond between Cubans and their heritage, moving beyond typical clichés to celebrate their genuine pride and the enduring spirit of their nation.
Hugo Santarem Rodrigues
Brasília, Brazil
Stolen Spring IX
Each photograph is a personal tragedy, but it is also a life-affirming story of a survivor, a hope that Ukraine will rise from the ruins. At the beginning of 2022 Russian troops occupied and destroyed parts of the Kyiv region, including Bucha and Irpin, where I live and work. Every day I see people who are rebuilding their homes and their lives from the ruins and looking into the future.
Alenа Grom
Bucha, Ukraine
“Cowries Le Symbole De La Richesse”
The Cowries symbolism of wealth and protection on the head of an African woman, symbolising her value as a wealthy woman.
Fede Kortez
Chiasso, Switzerland
The Quran
الصورة ملتقطة من مدرسة تعليم القرآن الكريم في قرية لاداخ
Maryam Almosawi
Budaiya, Bahrain
A Memory Of The Past
There are many memories in this portrait from a summer in the distant province of Camarines Sur. It was raining heavily and my girlfriend and I hid under a shelter. We stood and thought that we will remember this moment for a lifetime because it was one of our important journeys from which we learned a lot. Then I saw that one shot showed the children playing in the rain.
Vladimir Karamazov
Sofia, Bulgaria
Stolen Spring IV
Each photograph is a personal tragedy, but it is also a life-affirming story of a survivor, a hope that Ukraine will rise from the ruins. At the beginning of 2022, Russian troops occupied and destroyed parts of the Kyiv region, including Bucha and Irpin, where I live and work. Every day, I see people rebuilding their homes and lives from the ruins and looking into the future.
Alenа Grom
Bucha, Ukraine

AWARDS COMMITTEE REVIEW

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.