Explore the mesmerizing world captured through the lenses of talented photographers in the 2023 Travel Photographer of the Year competition. This year, the competition reached new heights with an extraordinary judging panel, and the selected winners truly stood out.
AndreJa Ravnak from Slovenia clinched the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year award, showcasing exceptional skills and a keen eye for capturing moments. The title of Young Travel Photographer of the Year was awarded to Caden Shepard Choi, a 14-year-old prodigy hailing from the USA, demonstrating remarkable talent at such a young age.
In the 15-18 age category, Lilly Zhang, a 17-year-old photographer from the USA, secured the Young TPOTY title, while Zayan Durrani, a 14-year-old from the USA, emerged as the winner in the 14 years and under category of Young TPOTY. The diversity and creativity displayed by these young photographers are truly commendable, promising a bright future for the world of travel photography.
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#1. Travel Photographer of the Year 2023: AndreJa Ravnak, Slovenia
Judges’ comments: “There is a subtle elegance about this year’s winners. This comes through in both of AndreJa’s winning portfolios; one takes us into simple landscapes, with delicate colours and a textural beauty, the other into the hop fields, out of season and undressed ready for the next planting. Neither are obvious subjects, neither photographed at an optimal time of year, and yet they are both engaging and rather beautiful.” – Chris Coe
#2. Young Travel Photographer of the Year: Caden Shepard Choi, USA (age 14)
Judges’ comments: “This is remarkably accomplished visual story-telling for such a young photographer. Yet another talented young photographer with great potential receiving recognition in Travel Photographer of the Year. It will be exciting to see how Caden’s photography evolves over the years.” – Chris Coe
#3. Winner, Young TPOTY (15-18 yrs): Lilly Zhang, USA (age 17)
Judges’ comments: “Beautiful understated landscape shots, bringing together people, wildlife and the natural world in images with a gentle, mindful quality.” – The Judging Panel
#4. Winner, Young TPOTY (14 yrs & under): Zayan Durrani, USA (age 14)
Judges’ comments: “So often we see close up shots of of erupting volcanoes and lava flows but Zayan has captured both this and the vastness of these volcanic landscapes. In his portfolio we see them in context with the proximity of the nearby towns and settlements, but the grand scale really comes to life when you spot the tiny helicopter against the smoke plume.“ – The Judging Panel