Gallery: Fascinating faces and characters

I'm Here

1° classified

Author: Joao Taborda (PT)

Location: Lisbon

Description: Every year at the end of the summer, there is a Portuguese Youth Festival. Most participants are students, and they join in the fun of music, color and friendship. This festival, inspired by the Holi Indian festival, takes place in a Park, within the area of the University City in Lisbon. Everyone has fun with the music and the colors, as every hour colored powders are launched. The flags of many students from different countries contribute to this colorful atmosphere. The young woman standing in the middle of the others and her expression caught my attention, so I took this shot.

Children of Uganda

2° classified

Author: Ya Kuang (CN)

Location: A village on Edward Lake, Uganda

Description: The children in this village of Uganda cannot receive basic education and medical care. A Chinese volunteer named He Yang was distributing daily necessities and food to them. I wish my photo could attract more and more attention to the children who desperately need help.


3° classified

Author: Alexander Vinogradov (RU)

Location: Moscow

Description: I took this photo of my favorite model, Dasha Mil'ko, during one of my masters on portrait photography that I periodically hold in one of Moscow's studios.

La lettera

Honorable Mention

Author: Bianca Costa (IT)

Location: Fabbrico (RE) Italy

Description: Historic display of a nonprofit association which recreates Second World War situations, respecting the memory of the people involved. The very soft natural light due to a strong rain outside, gave me the opportunity to photograph and talk with one of the characters, in the illusion he was real.

Holy baby

Honorable Mention

Author: Soledad Cinalli Giuntini (AR)

Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina

Description: Giovanni was only 19 days old when I shot this picture, during a newborn session. I couldn't stop smiling! A baby that communicates an unbelievable love to everyone with that divine smile.

Heavy load

Honorable Mention

Author: Chunshui Yu (CN)

Location: Butou,Sichuan

Description: Small children carrying enormous quantities of grass on their backs to feed the livestock of their families. The loads were certainly too heavy for the little ones.

The Leopard Keeper

Honorable Mention

Author: Ami Vitale (US)

Location: Wolong, China

Description: Gao Xiaowen poses with the stuffed leopard that Wolong keepers use to train young pandas to fear their biggest wild foe. A cub’s reactions to the “predator” and its recorded growls help determine if the bear is prepared to survive on its own.

Water Baby

Honorable Mention

Author: Rodney Bursiel (US)

Location: Tavarua Island, Fiji

Description: While on a surf trip to Tavarua, Fiji this vacationing family asked if I would take their portrait. I told them I'd be happy to if we could do something untraditional. This is what we came up with. I think it was a success.


Honorable Mention

Author: Liming Cao (CN)

Location: Jiangxi province

Description: The photo was taken on March 10th, 2014 in a small village of the Jiangxi province at sunset. A nice old couple is cooking their dinner before the night arrives.

Upstairs and Downstairs

Honorable Mention

Author: Xiaoqing Zhang (CN)

Location: South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Description: School in South Kalimantan at break time. Compared to the shabby environment around, this school showed its peculiarity, being tidy and well kept. I thought that the locals had attached great importance to education.

Grandpa and grandson

Remarkable Award

Author: Yijun Xia (CN)


Remarkable Award

Author: Ewa Cwikla (0)

Elder of Dongbei

Remarkable Award

Author: Yijun Xia (CN)

Red persimmon

Remarkable Award

Author: Xiaolin Fan (CN)

Wind and snow over plateau

Remarkable Award

Author: Lin Zeng (CN)

Living on rubbish

Remarkable Award

Author: Sohel Parvez Haque (BD)

The yawning

Remarkable Award

Author: Istvan Kerekes (HU)


Remarkable Award

Author: Chen Ruiyuan (CN)


Remarkable Award

Author: Hamed AlGhanboosi (OM)

Hindu monk 4

Remarkable Award

Author: Mohammed Alhajri (OM)


Remarkable Award

Author: Edoardo Agresti (IT)