The Winners of the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards

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The 2021 iPhone Photography Awards process was unlike any in its 14-year history. Every photo was taken during a remarkable year—one of loss, grief, fear and isolation. While many of the winning photos and honorable mentions certainly illustrate the pandemic, with images of people wearing masks and deserted spaces, several also capture hope, joy and pleasure. Many also show everyday moments and striking scenes from …

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2020’s iPhone Photography Awards Winners

Entries in the 13th Annual iPhone Photography Awards spanned 140 countries and several generations of the device, from the iPhone 6 through the new 11 Pro. Dimpy Bhalotia (India), the talent behind the pictured “Flying Boys” shot, took the Grand Prize and Photographer of the Year awards, while first place went to Artsiom Baryshau (Belarus), second to Geli Zhao (China), and third to Saif Hussain …