Urban Photo Awards 2023 finalists announced (23 photos)

31 January 2024
Category: competitions, 16+

The Urban Photo Awards jury has announced the full list of finalists. The photographer of the year was Russian Natalya Saprunova with a photograph dedicated to children bathing in the summer heat. Here are photographs that have received awards in categories such as “Streets”, “People”, “Space”, “Creative”.

1. Absolute winner: “We are going to escape from the abnormal heat,” Natalya Saprunova

“On the Kola Peninsula, beyond the Arctic Circle, the heat peaks in June. Temperatures of +30°C are 18°C higher than the maximum average values, which have lasted for 10 days. The girls go swimming in the stream near the house in Lovozero.”

2. Special Prize, "People": "Straight Out of the Water", Salvatore Montemagno

3. Special Prize, "People": "In Red", Marcel Van Balken

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4. Special Prize, "People": "Superman to the Rescue", Sehmuz Baykhan

5. Special Mention, "Streets": "Alone", Jasper Tejano

A boy tries to calm himself during an excursion to the roaring Niagara Falls.

6. Special Mention, People: At Sunset, Daniela Kahlo

7. Special Mention, "Creative": "Horror Movie", Hardyboody

8. Street Winner: Hard Life, Andres Ramos Palacios

“The life of a tourist is not always easy. Imagine that you fly to Hanoi, you have jet lag, and the very next morning you take a three-hour bus ride to Ha Long Bay early in the morning. After waiting in a long line to board the ship, you spend the day swimming among the majestic rocks , exploring caves reminiscent of Earth's prehistoric times and swimming on dreamy beaches. After lunch (dessert included), who wouldn't want to take a nap on the deck to get away from all the beauty for a little while?"

9. Special Mention, People: The Right to Know, Roberta Vagliani

10. Special mention, "People": "Diving", Maxim Korotchenko

11. Special Mention, "People": "Spectacular Noise", Alessandro Deluigi

12. Special Mention, "Streets": Sakulchay Sikitikul

13. Special Mention, "Space": "Curve", Yi Tang Wang

Taichung National Opera House in Taiwan. Designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito.

14. Winner in the category "Space": "Ortona", Graziano Panfili

15. Special Prize, "Creative": "The Maze Runner", Jozef Danyi

16. Special Mention, "The Expanse": "Blue and White Beach", Angius

17. Special Mention, "The Expanse": Wael Elhammami

18. Special Prize, "Streets": "Risky Train Journey", Jubair Ahmed Arnob

At a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, passengers gather on the roof of a train as they rush to see their families ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations.

18. Special Prize, "Streets": "Colors", Charles Choynacki

19. Special Prize, "People": "Room for One", Diana Sosnowska

20. Special prize, "People": Peter Kaminsky

22. Special Prize, "Streets": "Night on the Seashore", Antonio Denti

23. Special Prize, "Streets": "Tokyo Subway Ticket Office", Argus Paul Estabrook

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