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“Desert Cathedral”



International Color Awards – Winner Announcement

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2019 – Professional photographer Torleif Lie of Norway was presented with an Honorable Mention and two Nominee titles in the 12th Annual International Color Awards at the prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show Saturday, March 9, 2019. 12th Annual Winners Gallery

The gala was attended by 11,829 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

The Jury represented the industry’s biggest names and tastemakers including Sotheby’s, New York; Benetton, Ponzano Veneto; The Art Channel, London; Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg; Droga5, New York; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Forsman & Bodenfors, Gothenburg; Wieden & Kennedy, Portland; Fox Broadcasting Network, Los Angeles; Gallery Kong, Seoul; and Phillips, New York.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,241 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Torleif’s “Desert Cathedral,” an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the award.”

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.

“I am deeply honored by being among the winners in the 12th Annual International Color Awards.  I feel privileged to have my work showcased alongside such talented and creative artists. Thank you International Color Awards for the chance to show our work on an international stage and big thank you to the incredible judges for their time.”



For thirteen 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.

SOTHEBY’S – New York – Aimee Pflieger, Specialist, Head of Sale Photographs

VANITY FAIR – New York – Tonya Douraghy, Art Director

MAGDA DANYSZ GALLERY – Paris – Magda Danysz, Founder

THE ARMORY SHOW – New York – Eliza Osborne, Deputy Director

BENETTON – Ponzano Veneto – Oliviero Toscani, Art Director

PHILLIPS – New York – Rachel Peart, Specialist Photographs

THE ART CHANNEL – London – Joshua White, Founder

AKQA – London – Oscar Wong, Creative Lead / Art Director (Nike)

ART BEATUS GALLERY – Hong Kong – Richard Yiu, Director

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY – London – Christopher Aldgate, Head of Exhibition Design and Production

OPIOM GALLERY – Alpes-Maritimes – Eve Janprasert, Director

CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR – Brussels – Caroline Gentsch, Specialist Contemporary Art

LINTAS – Lisbon – Tiago Pinto, Art Director

SIERBEELD IMAGEMAKERS – Nijmegen – Ab Sier, Owner

GALLERY KONG – Seoul – Grace K.H. Kong, Founder

GALLERI ANDERSSON/SANDSTROM – Stockholm – Sara Sandstrom Nilsson, Director

NETFLIX – Los Angeles – Tomasz Opasinski, Creative Lead/Product Imagery Innovation

NICOTINE MAGAZINE – New York – Lizzy Oppenheimer, Editor in Chief & Creative Director

CHEIL GERMANY – Frankfurt – Arnab Biswas, Creative Director

FORSMAN & BODENFORS – Gothenburg – Andreas Panagiotopoulos, Art Director

GLAMOUR + SELF CONDE NAST – New York – Nathalie Kirsheh, Creative Director

PREUS MUSEUM – Horten – Hanne Holm-Johnsen, Senior Curator

EYESTORM – London – Angie Davey Booker, Creative Director

DEPARTURES MAGAZINE TIME INC. – New York – Marc Davila, Art Director

LEO BURNETT – LAEUFER – Berlin – Andreas Laeufer, Executive Creative Director

DROGA5 – New York – Juliana Cobb, Group Creative Director

KOLLE REBBE – Hamburg – Savina Mokreva, Senior Art Director

WIEDEN+KENNEDY – Portland – Sara Phillips, Senior Art Director

SID LEE – Toronto – Sam Heichert, Art Director

GAP INC./BANANA REPUBLIC – San Francisco – Gwen Rodgers, Art Director, Global Creative

FOX BROADCASTING NETWORK – Los Angeles – Phil Bates, Art Director, Film, TV & Sports

SOURCE International Color Awards

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