The category and main winners of the Budapest International Foto Awards 2021 edition have been announced from thousands of international entries. The esteemed jury panel saw remarkable works of photography, transporting us across the globe to breathtaking places and to meet interesting people and stories from the most distinct cultures.
Founder of the BIFA, Mr. Hossein Farmani, shared his thoughts on this year’s winning entries, “Creativity knows no boundaries or borders, and this is especially true for this year’s BIFA entries. The immense effort to bring us brilliant images from all over the world helps us see and understand not only our surroundings, but how other cultures live as well. In a time when travel is harder, these kind of images are more valuable than ever.”
Photographer of the Year, Svetlana Melik-Nubarova took the main prize in the Professional categories for her thought-provoking work Our Past, where she dives into the workings of a dictatorship and the strong propaganda messages delivered early on from childhood.
Best New Talent of the Year, Valter Darbe provided us with a glimpse into orthodox Hindu culture, some aspects that cannot be changed by even the most modern Indian views. According to the more traditional views, a wife loses her “utility” when her husband passes. They are excluded from social gatherings and other activities, making them virtually invisible in the world.
The BIFA Photographer of the Year will receive a $3,000 cash prize and the BIFA trophy and the BIFA New Talent of the Year will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize along with the BIFA trophy.
Main category winners will receive a $200 cash prize each. First Place and Main Category Winners will all enjoy international publicity throughout the year and have their works exhibited in Budapest and other countries.
BIFA’s mission is to promote the work of professional and emerging international photographers to the fast-growing artistic community of Budapest and across the world, putting them in the spotlight and providing them with a great platform to showcase their work.
The full list of 1st and 2nd place Category Winners, and gold, silver, and bronze winners in each of the competition’s categories, and Honorable Mentions from across both professional and amateur entries can be viewed on the BIFA website Winners Page.
Source: Press Release