2014 Competition Winners

Ilya-Shtutsa2

WINNER

Ilya Shtutsa
The red button

Russia

 

“Judges always say ‘what an incredibly high standard’ and ‘how difficult it was to pick a winner’ and I’m afraid I’m going to be that cliche. There were so many great images to choose from that I held up the whole judging process because I couldn’t decide. There are many different styles of Street Photograph and they are not always easy to compare one with the other and make a value judgment. I was struck and encouraged by how subtle and nuanced some of the observations were, indeed my favourite image is a simple, quiet one that imbues a sense of slight doom or apocalypse….rather than one of the more obvious or humorous entries. Having seen Street Photography develop from almost total obscurity 15 years ago to the most practised form today, it is clear to me that the entries here demonstrate a large, knowledgable and talented international community of Street Photographers and I’m grateful for the opportunity to see and share this work.”

– Nick Turpin

 

“I was very impressed with the overall quality of the short list for this years UPSP awards. Particularly encouraging was the diversity of not just the entrants styles but also of where the photographers were coming from, making street photography a truly global phenomenon. Many thanks for giving me the opportunity to see such great work from both recognised and up and coming talent.”

– David Solomons

 


 

Honourable Mentions

 

Swapnil-Jedhe1

Swapnil Jedhe
To play or not

India

 

Caspar-Claasen1

Caspar Claasen
Untitled

Netherlands

 

Tavepong-Pratoomwong1

Tavepong Pratoomwong
“I love Carbon dioxide not Nicotine”  Tree Man said

Thailand

 

Franky-De-Schampheleer1

Franky De Schampheleer
Flandronië – Oostduinkerke

Belgium

 


 

The Finalists

 

Akkara-Naktamna1

Akkara Naktamna
Unusual Incident 1

Thailand

 

 

Alberto-Perez-Pastor1

Alberto Pérez Pastor
Head

Spain

 

 

Arsenio-Jr-Nidoy2

Arsenio, Jr. Nidoy
Untitled

Qatar

 

 

Bastian-Staude3

Bastian Staude
The Fog

Germany

 

 

Carmelo-Eramo3

Carmelo Eramo
Street Games

Italy

 

 

Chen-Long-Wen2

Chen Long Wen
Cat

Malaysia

 

 

Chris_Suspect-2

Chris Suspect
Untitled

USA

 

 

Chris-Farling2

Chris Farling
Cafe

USA

 

d_horton.UP2

David Horton
Newport

USA

 

 

Dmitry-Stepanenko1

Dmitry Stepanenko
London 2013

 

 

 

Fadi-BouKaram1

Fadi BouKaram
Oblique

Lebanon

 

 

francesca-fascione_02

Francesca Fascione
nt

Italy

 

 

Gareth-Bragdon2

Gareth Bragdon
Salvation

UK

 

 

Gareth-Bragdon3

Gareth Bragdon
Go fork yourself

UK

 

 

Gavin-Bragdon2

Gavin Bragdon

UK

 

 

George-Gavrilakis3

George Gavrilakis
The dog

Greece

 

 

George-Marazakis1

George Marazakis
The Soldier

Greece

 

 

 

HARIS-PANAGIOTAKOPOULOS1

Haris Panagiotakopoulos
Solo 1

Greece

 

 

Ilya-Shtutsa3

Ilya Shtutsa
Tavrichesky Garden

Russia

 

 

Jason-reed2

Jason Reed
Photo booth

UK

 

 

Jimmy-Dovholt1

Jimmy Dovholt
Worship

Sweden

 

 

Kristin-Van-den-Eede1

Kristin Van den Eede
I put a spell on you

Belgium

 

 

Ksenia-Tsykunova3

Ksenia Tsykunova
Untitled

Russia

 

 

Larry-Hallegua1

Larry Hallegua
Air India

UK

 

 

larry-hallegua3

Larry Hallegua
Untitled

UK

 

 

Leopold-Fradin1

Leopold Fradin
Nantes

Germany

 

 

 

liberti-michele1

Liberti Michele
Senza titolo

Italy

 

 

 

liberti-michele1

Liberti Michele
Naples Summer 2013

Italy

 

 

Mankichi-442

Mankichi 44
Sheets Meet Boy

Japan

 

 

Marcelo-Argolo1

Marcelo Argolo
Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro. 2013

Brazil

 

Maxim-Dolgov3

Maxim Dolgov
A tie

Russia

 

Nicolas-Reuland1

Nicolas Reuland
Ensnared

Ireland

 

Ola-Billmont2

Ola Billmont
Ghost

Sweden

 

Ova-Hamer2

Ova Hamer
Cleaning

Argentina

 

 

Pau-Ll-Buscato1

Pau Ll. Buscató
Monopod

Norway

 

 

Roger-Clay1

Roger Clay
The Kinks

USA

 

SAKULCHAI-SIKITIKUL1

Sakulchai Sikitikul 
The cat and the worker

Thailand

 

Sam-Ferris-1

Sam Ferris
Untitled

Australia

 

Shin-Noguchi1

Shin Noguchi
Ginza, Tokyo 2014

Japan

 

Stavros-Stamatiou1

Stavros Stamatiou
Directions

Greece

 

Stavros-Stamatiou2

Stavros Stamatiou
Mattock

Greece

 

 

Sylvain-BIARD1

Sylvain Biard
Untitled

France

 

Tatsuo-Suzuki2

Tatsuo Suzuki
Shinjuku Sta.

Japan

 

Tatum-Wulff1

Tatum Wulff
Advent of Spring

Canada

 

 

Visit-Kulsiri2

Visit Kulsiri
Visit005

Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

Street photographs are mirror images of society, displaying "unmanipulated" scenes, with usually unaware subjects.

 

16 Comments

 

  1. July 5, 2014  9:54 am by tonymorris

    my computer crashing and my stare expert! wiping my backup by mistake meant I was unable to enter this year's competition. moan over. please pass on my congratulations to the top 50. I have my favourite top five but it looks an impossible choice for the judges, good luck .
    regards Tony

  2. July 5, 2014  9:55 am by tonymorris

    That should read SOFTWARE EXPEPT !

  3. July 5, 2014  1:50 pm by Mike Raker

    Wonderful group of 50. I agree with Tony that this will be a hard job for the judges but best of luck to all. Nice to see all the color entries.

  4. July 9, 2014  9:26 pm by Shuriken

    Some stunning work there... I wouldn't like to choose a winner, they are all superb!

  5. July 20, 2014  1:18 am by mpeg

    Awesome work.... The winner will be very proud..

  6. July 20, 2014  7:10 pm by Rob Hill

    Congratulations to Ilya for being chosen as this years winning street photographer with the winning photo 'The Red Button'. Two shots in the top 50 and close to having all three entries in the top 50. Well done Ilya, prize on its way.

    Thanks once more to the judges, Nick Turpin, David Solomons, Jamie Furlong and Matt Obrey for their time selecting the winners.

    Thanks to everyone once again for supporting Urban Picnic Street Photography by submitting to the competition, uploading amazing photos to the site on a regular basis and inspiring others.

  7. July 20, 2014  7:26 pm by Pau Ll. Buscato

    Congratulations Ilya! Great work!!

  8. July 21, 2014  9:53 am by Bubba Jay

    congrats Ilya!
    great work the judges!

  9. August 4, 2014  2:25 pm by nerosunero

    they are really really great! & the top five are absolutely outstanding!
    supppper!

  10. August 16, 2014  1:48 am by stevedexteruk

    What a fantastic set of inspiring images. I really enjoyed browsing throught them..

  11. August 20, 2014  4:34 pm by Kevin Waters

    Really some awesome photos.

  12. March 18, 2015  4:33 pm by lard vada

    Thanks for that, very inspirational indeed. Good eyes and a quick reaction, very sweet.

  13. March 23, 2015  1:37 pm by biie reynold

    very great street capture

  14. August 14, 2015  11:41 am by Karen Buttery

    Just joined the group and looked through these incredible photographs, Superb!!

  15. January 2, 2016  3:53 pm by Allen Hammer

    Realize this is a very late comment but I just discovered these photos. GREAT images. Creative perspectives , novel subjects and great technique. Tremendously inspiring.

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