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14th Annual International Color Awards

Artist Comments
Thank you so much for the nominations and the honorable mention in the Fine Art Category. I am truly honored and delighted to be awarded among such talented artists. Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to the esteemed jury.”

International Color Awards – Winner Announcement

LOS ANGELES March 27th, 2021 – Professional photographer Torleif Lie of Norway was presented with an Honorable Mention and three Nominee titles in the 14th Annual International Color Awards at the prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show Saturday, March 27th, 2021. 14h Annual Winners Gallery

The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world’s premier event for color photography. 14th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Bonhams, New York; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Art Channel, London; Netflix, Los Angeles; Koller Auctions, Zurich; Preus Museum, Norway; Cramer Mitterrand Art Advisory, Geneva; Fila, New York; Calvin Klein, Netherlands; Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg; NBC Universal, New York; Feldbusch Weisner Rudolph Galerie, Berlin; Newsweek, New York; and Ridley Scott Associates/RSA Films, London who honored Color Masters with 622 coveted title awards and 826 nominees in 37 categories.

“I was delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile and renowned competition and that given the very high standard of material submitted, judging winners proved extremely difficult.” Said Juror Laura Paterson, Head of Photographs at Bonhams, New York.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected as the best from the 6,109 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Torleif’s “Birth, Death and Resurrection”, an exceptional image entered in the Fine Art category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Honorable Mention.



International Color Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.



For fifteen years International Color Awards has been committed to bringing you world-class Juries selected from the most influential names in the industry. Annually a new jury pool is created to ensure the program’s reputation for recognizing first-movers, new emerging talent and current trends across the industry. Jury members are selected by exclusive invitation to join the international panel and sent ballots to log on, review the entries and make their nomination selections. Only by having the greatest talent from both sides of the lens do we produce the intoxicating and diverse collections of color photography the program is renowned around the globe for showcasing.

SAATCHI & SAATCHI – London – Franki Goodwin, Creative Director
THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM – Los Angeles – James A. Ganz, Senior Curator of Photographs
APARTHEID MUSEUM – Johannesburg – Christopher Till, Director
PREUS MUSEUM – Norway – Hege Oulie, Curator
KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN & MUSEEN AUGSBURG – Germany – Dr. Thomas Elsen, Director of H2 / Contemporary Art
NEWSWEEK – New York – Diane Rice, Director of Photography
THE ART CHANNEL – London – Joshua White, Founder
PHIL BATES DESIGN – London – Phil Bates, Art Director
HOLDEN LUNTZ GALLERY – Holden Luntz, Founder/Director
WILL NEWELL CREATIVE – Will Newell, Creative Director
CRAMER MITTERRAND ART ADVISORY – Geneva – Edward Mitterrand, Founder/Director
PODBIELSKI CONTEMPORARY – Milan – Pierre Andre Podbielski, Founder/Director
RIDLEY SCOTT ASSOCIATES / RSA FILMS – London – Susie Babchick, Global Head of Photography & Art
BONHAMS – New York – Laura Paterson, Head of Photographs
FELDBUSCH WEISNER RUDOLPH GALERIE – Berlin – Stefanie Feldbusch, Director
DALLAS CONTEMPORARY – Dallas – Laurie Ann Farrell, Senior Curator – Dallas
CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR – Brussels – Caroline Gentsch, Specialist Contemporary Art
GALLERY KONG – Seoul – Grace K.H. Kong, Founder
KOLLER AUCTIONS – Zurich – Gabriel Mueller, Head of Photography
WUNDERMAN THOMPSON INTELLIGENCE – New York – Emma Chiu, Global Director
RCHD – Amsterdam – Rachid Naas, Creative & Executive Director
SIERBEELD IMAGEMAKERS – Nijmegen – Ab Sier, Owner
KOLLE REBBE – Hamburg – Savina Mokreva, Senior Art Director
DUDA – Warsaw – Tiago Pinto, Art Director
ANGIE DAVEY ART ADVISORY – London – Angie Davey, Art Consulting and Advisory
NBC UNIVERSAL – New York – Kaori Sohma, Creative Director
CALVIN KLEIN – Netherlands – Katarina Pepichova, Creative Producer & Art Buyer
NETFLIX – Los Angeles – Tomasz Opasinski, Creative Lead/Product Imagery Innovation
FILA – New York – John Lin, Executive Creative Director, VP of Basketball

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