Winning photograph from the 2023 International Photography Competition

Left: Angelika Kollin, United States, Everyday Saint Lucy

Middle: Helga Madajova, Slovakia, ConnectionLower

Right: Julia Wimmerlin, Ukraine, Birth, from the “Fresco” series

 The 2023 International Photography Competition is now in its 12th year, and it has once again showcased the diversity and creativity of contemporary photography. An impressive 2,349 photographs were submitted, from 542 photographers, and 57 different countries. This year, the winners will be shown in an exclusive exhibition featured at the Tampa International Airport from June 19 until August 18, 2023

The competition was judged by a panel of renowned photographers, including:

  • Jessica Jarl – Director of Global Exhibitions at Fotografiska International.

  • Elena Paraskeva – International Conceptual Photographer, Art Director and official ADOBE instructor. 

  • Kurt Moser – Professional Photographer, Director of Photography, and Documentarian

  • Steven Benson – Curator at the Southeast Museum of Photography & Professional Photographer

  • Martha Asencio-Rhine – Director of Photography Features and Projects at the Tampa Bay Times

  • HeeJung Kim – Curator at DongGang International Photo Festival

  • Sara Canon – Exhibitions Manager & Curator at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

  • Hiromi Nakamura – Curator at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

  • Kristen Roles – Photography Instructor at the University of Tampa & University of South Florida

  • Collier Brown – Photography Critic

The winning photographs were selected based on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The winners represent various photographic styles and genres, from landscape to portraiture to abstract photography. The exhibition at Tampa International Airport will be open to the public from June 19 to August 18, 2023. The exhibition will be a great opportunity to see the work of some of the world’s best photographers; and a must-see for anyone interested in photography.