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2016 EyeEm photography awards result.

Can Dagarslani, 31, from Istanbul, Turkey. Winner of the 'Portraitist of the year' category for 2016.

Can Dagarslani, 31, from Istanbul, Turkey. Winner of the 'Portraitist of the year' category for 2016.

The results of 2016 EyeEm photography awards have been announced and I must say I really like the winning images in most of the categories. To check them out click here.

One of my friends called up in the middle of night to say sorry that I didn't win as she had been up to wait for the results but I didn't feel bad at all. It just felt like a kick in the butt to do better, the winner of photographer of the year, Zacharie Rabehi is a friend of mine from Facebook and seeing his video feature reminded me what it's all about, to just go out there and shoot, the exploration and not to worry if the images will come out good or not, just acting on the instincts. It reconnected me to the feeling which I had when I started out, to just have fun and risking to sound too modest, some things shouldn't come too soon, it would just make you complacent.

Checkout the 100 finalists from different categories that were selected out of 2,70,000 applicants. I was nominated in the photojournalist section for the photo below, you can checkout the other nominees of the category by clicking here.

My nominated entry in the photojournalism category.

My nominated entry in the photojournalism category.

All in all it was a great collection of images from the 100 nominees. below are my favorites across the categories. It thrills me to the bones that I have been placed among these amazing artists and a brilliant collection of images and that my work was selected and exhibited by some top notch people of the industry..

 

Chris Layton, 30, from Carmel, NY, United States

Chris Layton, 30, from Carmel, NY, United States

Mankichi Shinshi, 32, from Nagoya, Japan

Mankichi Shinshi, 32, from Nagoya, Japan

Dmitri Popov, 46, from Aarhus, Denmark

Dmitri Popov, 46, from Aarhus, Denmark

By Ihar Paulau

By Ihar Paulau

Isara Pittayasiri, 28, from Bangkok, Thailand

Isara Pittayasiri, 28, from Bangkok, Thailand

By Dennis kwong

By Dennis kwong

By Dasha

By Dasha

Image by 1000Worte

Image by 1000Worte

Debbie Fortes

Debbie Fortes

Image by Christina Taylor.

Image by Christina Taylor.