Results of the Asferico contest 2015

Werner Bollmann 26/04/2015

Today the winners of the Asferico contest 2015 have been announced. Beside Marco Ferrari there were four members of the Nature Photo Blog in the jury – Hans Strand, Georg Kantioler, Inaki Relanzón and myself. It was a very nice weekend, once more thanks to Armando Maniciati! I hope you like the results!

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Earlier this month, I had the great honor but also the responsibility to be a judge for the Nature category at the prestigious World Press Photo contest, possibly the most important award for photojournalism in the World. Together with Cristina Mittermeier and the jury chair, Peter-Matthias Gaede, I have looked at several thousands of images, trying to find those which stood out both in terms of estethics and content. It hasn’t been easy. We had the feeling that somehow quite a few entries were taken alongside other project and thus lacked depth, or just focused on graphic, gory details that might trigger the audience attention. Of course, there were also many beautiful or amazing stories and these had all the chances to win. Somehow I had the perception that WPP is seen as a “different” contest in comparison to WPY or the GDT, and so most entries were rather different from what we are used to see. In general, it has been a very interesting experience for me and I feel I have learned a lot. I invite you also to watch an interview with the Jury chair, Peter-Matthias Gaede, who shares some very interesting and maybe controversial thoughts. Long live true and honest photography!


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Nature Photo Blog 2.0 – A new beginning

Nature Photo Blog 01/02/2015

Not just a new look, but 18 great new contributing photographers from all over Europe: the Nature Photo Blog family is growing and this is the great news for 2015!


We would like to welcome here: Joanna Antosik (Poland), Dorin Bofan (Romania), João Cosme (Portugal), Csaba Daróczi (Hungary), Michel D’Oultremont (Belgium), Angel Fitor (Spain), Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg (Norway), Cindy Jeannon (France), Georg Kantioler (Italy), Grzegorz Lesniewski (Poland), Jonathan Lhoir (Belgium), Laurent Nédélec (France), Marc Steichen (Luxembourg), Hans Strand (Sweden), Markus Varesvuo (Finland), Jérémie Villet (France) and Yulia Vtyurina (Russia)!!!


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