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“Enchanted” featured in the Black & White Spider Awards Winners Video 2019

Black & White Spider Awards

Black & White Spider Awards online exhibition represents the world’s finest contemporary photographers as nominated by the Jury. Thousands of images are submitted each year with only a few hundred images making it to Nominee status. The Nominee shortlist consists of images that have received the highest percentage of votes overall and is the shortlist from which the winners are decided.

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“Kerauno” Published in the Monochrome Awards Book 2019

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Artist Comments
I have spent years experimenting in the artistic field of my passion and try to implement monochrome photography in my work as often as possible. I find that light and dark and the interplay between the two contrasting elements can be more interesting to focus on than color relationships. I consider monochrome photography not as a technical limitation but as a creative choice. It lends a certain timeless quality to the images.”

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Monochrome Photography Awards

International Black & White Photography Contest

Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers. With the penultimate mission of celebrating monochrome visions and discovering great talents across the globe. Monochrome Photography Awards is one of the most coveted and enviable annual competitions in the field of black and white photography.

www.monoawards.com
 
 
 

European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2020

The European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2020 Live Video Broadcast premiered Saturday, April 4th at 8 pm CET. During the broadcast the winners of both the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2020 and the FEP Young Photographer Award was revealed.

Awarded images Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2020

European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2020

Artist Comments
“I am honored to be awarded nine Merits in the FEP Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2020. Congratulations to all the winners and a special thank you to the judges and the organizers of this prestigious competition”.


Awarded Images

Zeus + Merit – Landscape
Desert Cathedral  + Merit – Landscape
Enchanted + Merit – Landscape
Anthropogenic #3 + Merit – Landscape
Anthropogenic #12 + Merit – Landscape
Yemaya + Merit – Wildlife
Pasithea + Merit – Wildlife
Interaction + Merit – Wildlife
Harmony + Merit – Wildlife


The Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)

The Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) is a nonprofit organization that organizes national professional photographers associations in the geographic area represented by the Council of Europe and has member organizations in 29 countries. The official FEP headquarter is located in Brussels. The Secretariat is in Rome. As the central reference authority for Photography in the European Union, it represents over 50.000 professional photographers in Europe.

Each year FEP hosts the European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards to promote the highest standards in European professional photography.

FEP Website

FEP JURY

Ian Cartwright, United Kingdom
Pierre Delaunay, France
Jens Eldøy, Norway
Miloš Fic, Czech Republic
Bernd Gassner, Germany
Tiina Haring, Finland
Cecilie Hatløy, Norway
Friedrich Jansenberger, Austria
Peder Klingwall, Norway
Martin Krystýnek, Slovakia
Carl Lapeirre, Belgium
Franck Lecrenay, France
Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy
Vincent O’ Byrne, Ireland
Jan Pohribný, Czech Republic
Philippe Uglietta, Spain
Eva Helene Storm Hanssen, Norway
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
Mirco Villa, Italy
Neil Warner, Ireland
 
 
 

13th Annual International Color Awards Winner

Artist Comments
“I am incredibly honored to be among the winners in the 13th Annual International Color Awards. I feel privileged to have my work showcased alongside such talented and creative artists. Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to International Color Awards and the esteemed jury who have taken their time to deliberate over such a wide selection of images across so many different genres.”

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International Color Awards – Winner Announcement

LOS ANGELES March 14th, 2020 – Professional photographer Torleif Lie of Norway was presented with four Honorable Mentions and eleven Nominee titles in the 13th Annual International Color Awards at the prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show Saturday, March 14th, 2020. 13h Annual Winners Gallery

The gala was attended by 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; Apartheid Museum – Johannesburg, Royal Academy of Art, Center for Contemporary Photography – Melbourne, Preus Museum, Norway, Fotografiska Center – Copenhagen, The Art Channel – London, National Geographic – Washington, DC, Kunstsammlungen & Museen Augsburg – Germany, Galerie Mitterrand – Paris, Whitechapel Gallery – London, Newsweek – New York, OPIOM Gallery – Alpes-Maritimes, Dallas Contemporary – Dallas,  Gallery Kong – Seoul, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence – New York, Cornette de Saint Cyr – Brussels, MOTHER – London, Bonnier Corporation – New York, Maison Margiela – Paris, EVO Films – Los Angeles, Karen Silveira Creative Direction & Brand Strategy – New York, Ralph Lauren – New York, Diesel – New York, Fox Broadcasting Network – Los Angeles and Calvin Klein – Netherlands.

It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,093 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Torleif’s “Chimera”, an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Honorable mention.





 

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS

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. www.colorawards.com

 

13TH ANNUAL JURY

For fourteen 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.

APARTHEID MUSEUM – Johannesburg – Christopher Till, Director
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART – THE HAUGE, Netherlands – Marieke Schoenmakers, President & Director
PREUS MUSEUM – Norway – Hanne Holm-Johnsen, Senior Curator
FOTOGRAFISKA CENTER – Copenhagen – Kristine Kern, Chief Curator / Director
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY – Melbourne – Made Spencer-Castle, Curator / Exhibitions
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Washington – James Wellford, Senior Visual Editor/Producer for Global Issues
KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN & MUSEEN AUGSBURG – Germany – Dr. Thomas Elsen, Director of H2 / Contemporary Art
GALERIE MITTERRAND – Paris – Edward Mitterrand, Artistic Director
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY – London – Christopher Aldgate, Head of Exhibition Design and Production
MAISON MARGIELA – Paris – Jung A Park, Head of Design
NEWSWEEK – New York – Diane Rice, Director of Photography
THE ART CHANNEL – London – Joshua White, Founder
DALLAS CONTEMPORARY – Dallas – Laurie Ann Farrell, Senior Curator – Dallas
CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR – Brussels – Caroline Gentsch, Specialist Contemporary Art
DROGA5 – New York – Juliana Cobb, Group Creative Director
OPIOM GALLERY – Alpes-Maritimes – Eve Janprasert, Director
BBH ASIA PACIFIC – Singapore – Omar Sotomayor Noel, Creative Director
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
MOTHER – London – Kyle Harman-Turner, Creative Director
EVO Films – Los Angeles – Will Newell, Head of Creative
RCHD – Amsterdam – Rachid Naas, Creative & Executive Director
CHIELD GERMANY, Frankfurt – Arnab Biswas, Creative Director
SIERBEELD IMAGEMAKERS – Nijmegen – Ab Sier, Owner
KOLLE REBBE – Hamburg – Savina Mokreva, Senior Art Director
WIEDEN+KENNEDY – Portland – Sara Phillips, Senior Art Director
DUDA – Warsaw – Tiago Pinto, Art Director
UBER – Amsterdam – Michelle Gauci, Creative Director
DIESEL – New York – Nick Rogers, Art Director
ANGIE DAVEY ART ADVISORY – London – Angie Davey, Art Consulting and Advisory
BONNIER CORPORATION – New York – Sean Johnston, Group Creative Director
KAREN SILVERIA CREATIVE DIRECTION & BRAND STRATEGY – New York – Karen Silveira, Executive Creative Director
JOHANNES LEONARDO – New York – Samira Ansari, Group Creative Director
UNCLOUDY & CO – Gothenburg – Andreas Panagiotopoulos, Director & Founder
RALPH LAUREN – New York – David Oscroft, VP, Brand Creative
NBC UNIVERSAL – New York – Kaori Sohma, Creative Director
FOX BROADCASTING NETWORK – Los Angeles – Phil Bates, Art Director, Film, TV & Sports
CALVIN KLEIN – Netherlands – Katarina Pepichova, Creative Producer & Art Buyer
FACEBOOK – San Fransisco – Jenna Livingston, Associate Creative Director
NETFLIX – Los Angeles – Tomasz Opasinski, Creative Lead/Product Imagery Innovation
IKEA – Sweden – Daniel Vaziri, Art Director
FILA – New York – John Lin, Executive Creative Director, VP of Basketball
MINI / BMW GROUP – London – Leo Marks, Global Creative Director

SOURCE International Color Awards
 
 
 

Silver Winner in One Eyeland Awards 2019

Artist Comments

“I am deeply honored to be a among the winners in the One Eyeland Awards 2019. Being in the illustrious company of some of the world’s finest professional photographers is incredibly humbling.

“How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame” image series was awarded 5 Silver Awards in the following categories; Editorial-Environmental, Fine Art-Abstract, Fine Art-Landscape, Nature-Aerial and Nature-Landscape.

“Enchanted” was awarded Bronze Award in the Fine Art – Landscape category.

Congratulations to all the winners and a heartfelt thanks to the eminent jury who have taken their time to deliberate over such a wide selection of images across so many different genres.”

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One Eyeland Winners Gallery

 

“How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame”













 

“Enchanted”



 

ONE EYELAND AWARDS 2019

The World’s Largest Photography Awards

In keeping with its mission to showcase the finest work of the finest photographers, One Eyeland the world’s most sought after online gallery for creative images, organized the contest for determining the very best Photographers in the World.

AWARDS JURY 2019

Adam Livesey Executive Creative Director – BBDO New York, USA
Amy Carvajal Executive Creative Director – Wunderman Thompson, USA
Barry Makariou Director – Film & Photography, UK
Cynthia Held Owner – Held & Associates, USA
Glen Wexler Photographer + Director, Los Angeles, California, USA
Isaac Bonnier Senior Creative – ACNE, Sweden
Joel Holtby Partner – Creative Director – Rethink, Canada
Jenny Ehlers Executive Creative Director – The King James Group, South Africa
José Filipe Gomes Creative Lead / Senior Art Director – Innocean Worldwide Europe, Germany
Julio Andery Founder – Lavanderya, Brazil
Mariela Rueda Creative Director – Alma DDB, USA
Rodrigo Nakaza Associate Creative Director – Serviceplan Group Middle East, UAE
Tim Hawkey COO – Area 23, USA
Sharad Haksar Photographer & Founder – One Eyeland, India
 


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“Anthropogenic” Image Series Shortlisted in London International Creative Competition

Artist Comments
“I am truly honored to be among the 14 Professional Photographers who were shortlisted in the London International Creative Competition 2019. In total 100 design and projects were shortlisted from work across a diverse range of formats, from painting to printmaking and from fashion to photography”.

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LONDON INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMPETITION

Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world’s most fresh and progressive talents. Our artists are connected not by conventions, but by qualities. We’re not looking for anything done by-the-book. We’re looking for work that is as visual as it is vital.

The LICC is a way for the visionaries to really stand out from the crowd. We’re here to help cultivate creativity, to help artists push boundaries and break down walls. The LICC isn’t here to plant seeds, but to help them grow. We’re keen to hear from people who look at life a little differently, who fit squares into circles and for whom the ordinary can be truly, truly extraordinary.

www.licc.uk

We aren’t interested in the Damien Hirsts and Grayson Perrys of the world. We want to hear from new, exciting artists. We want to be the platform introducing unique, extraordinary, but unknown names to an international audience.
The LICC Jury Panel

The LICC jury is made up of of internationally esteemed creatives, curators, gallery owners, writers and other artistic arbiters.

Rebecca McClelland Saatchi & Saatchi / Head of Department Art Production
Peter Frank Riverside Art Museum / Senior Curator
Marcia Fortes Galeria Fortes Vilaça / Director
Knut Ormhaug Bergen Art Museum / Senior Curator
Hossein Farmani Farmani Group / Founder & President
Regis Krampf Krampf Gallery / Director
Thomas Wunsch / Fine art photographer and lecturer
Laurence Gartel Gartel Art / Digital Media Pioneer
Xavier Hufkens Xavier Hufkens Gallery / Owner & Director
Yasmine El Rashidi / Writer/ Curator
Vera Munro Galerie Vera Munro / Owner & Director
Stathis Panagoulis and George Vamvakidis The Breeder / Directors
Sarah Kent / Writer and art critic
Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu Zaha Hadid / Architect
Robert Berman Robert Berman Gallery / Owner
Christian Baun LogoDesign DK / Founder
Lisa Wells Elizabeth Wells Appraisals and Fine Art Services / Owner
Jesper Thomsen Mews42 Gallery / Director
Barbara Polla ANALIX FOREVER / Owner & Director
Alfonso Artiaco Alfonso Artiaco / Founder
Annie Ivanova Studio Ivanova / Executive Director
 
 
 

Thor Fine Art published in Varden Newspaper

Article by Anniken Wathne – Journalist Varden Newspaper

Click this link to read the full article in english.




Varden is a local newspaper published in Skien, Norway.

The newspaper was first established with a test issue on 17 December 1874, with Johan Christian Tandberg Castberg as first editor-in-chief. It has been published daily since 1895. Its current editor-in-chief is Tom Erik Thorsen.

The leading newspaper in Telemark county for many years, Varden was surpassed by Telemark Arbeiderblad in 1974, only to regain the number one spot in 1988.

At the time Varden was established, newspapers in Norway had close ties with political parties. Varden was special in that it changed political allegiance from Liberal to Conservative, in 1953. The ties between political parties and newspapers no longer exist. Today, the newspaper classifies itself as an “independent” newspaper, which works to promote a liberal and democratic society with respect for individual rights, social fairness and free enterprise.

Varden has a circulation of 27,341 and 25,859 subscribers.

www.varden.no
 
 
 

Gold in Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019

Artist Comments
“I am overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to be a Gold winner in the prestigious Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019. The image “Zeus” was awarded Gold in the Landscape-Sunset category and Bronze in the Nature-Lanscapes category.

Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to TIFA, the incredible judges and the organizers who run this distinguished photographic competition.”

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Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA)

In another tremendous year for TIFA, we received thousands of highly qualified entries from all around the world and our esteemed international Jury Panel reviewed each submission, based on the following criteria: originality, creativity, excellence of execution, and overall impact.

The Tokyo International Foto Awards acknowledges, commends, and promotes outstanding photography from all corners of the globe. TIFA connects photographers with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, to provide them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market.
www.tokyofotoawards.com
 

TIFA 2019 Jury

The Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019 was judged by a jury of renowned photo editors, professors, art directors, agency directors, gallery owners, curators, publishers and other influential luminaries.

Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri – Indrani / Photographer and Director
Kenro Izu – Kenro Izu / Photographer
Dr Akira Takaue – Independent Curator / Ph.D., Architect, P.E.jp
Alfie Goodrich – Japanorama / Owner of Japanorama
Tomohide Ikeya – Freelancer / Professional Photographer
Goh Kim Hui – Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS) / President
Jesper Thomsen – Mews42 Gallery / Director
Susan Baraz – AtEdge / International Director of Photography
Alessandro Scali – Nanoart, OKKULT Motion Pictures
Soichiro Shimizu
Timothy B. Anderson – Shadow & Light Magazine, The Journal / Publisher/Managing Editor
Casey Kelbaugh – Slideluck
Prof. William Snyder – Rochester Institute of Technology / School of Photographic Arts & Sciences / Program Chairman -Photojournalism
Beate Chelette – PhotoBizCoach
Beliy Den – National Association of Professionals of the Photoindustry / Development Director of NAPP
Susan Spiritus – Susan Spiritus Gallery / Director
Rohit Vohra -APF / Editor in Chief
Lucy Bell – Lucy Bell Fine Art Gallery / Curator
Sherrie Berger – Photography Consultant / Photography Consultant and Creative Collaborator / Director
Hossein Farmani – The Lucie Awards, IPA / Founder / Curator
Frank Meo – The Photo Closer / Founder
Christophe Loviny – Yangon Photo Festival / Artistic Director
 
 
 

Bronze Star Award in ND Awards 2019

Artist Comments
“I am truly honored and humbled by being awarded 3rd Place and Bronze Star Award for my image series “Oneiri” in the Fine Art Landscape Category and Honorable Mention for my image “Zeus” in the same category. I’m privileged to have my work showcased alongside such talented and creative artists.

A special thank you to the distinguished staff and jurors of the prestigious ND Awards for continuing to create such a beautiful stage, portraying art from some of the finest photographers in the world in their most favorable light”.

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The highly acclaimed ND AWARDS is a melting pot of some of the world’s most outstanding and talented souls in the field of photography where recognition, prestige and publicity are instantaneously gained by the winning entry.

The past couple of years have been an evident testament of the success of ND AWARDS on its journey towards becoming one of the most sought-after professional competitions among photographers. Our trademark is modern approach to photography coupled with respect towards tradition. In the spirit of reciprocity, at ND AWARDS, our participants are the center of the competition as this award-giving body cannot exist without its participants. The latter are just as equally important for us as we are for them. In the same vein, we illuminate the path to development as we continue to discover, inspire and find out track promotion for the best artists.
 

Mission and vision

Photography is a creative art where the artist may present not only the image itself, but also the story behind it. Grinding the necessary skills requires eons upon eons of practice. While winning the contest can be extremely difficult as there is usually no guarantee to break through a huge competition, our equally competent and nonpartisan jury will only choose entries that exemplify an immaculate style and a fresh approach to photography.

Source: https://ndawards.net/
 
 
 

World`s Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2019

Artist Comments
“I am incredibly grateful to be a Title Winner in the Prestigious WORLD`S TOP 10 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2019 and being awarded the GOLDEN X TROPHY. I was ranked #7 in the world. This is the second time I have been fortunate to be among the ten Title Winners in this recognized competition.

One Eyeland is one of the largest photography awards in the world and the standard is incredibly high, so I`m humbled that my work was chosen by the international community of my peers from around the world”.

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An international jury of acclaimed photographers adjudged over a thousand entries and identified the coveted winners in 26 categories in landscape photography.

In all 14 Golds, 65 Silvers, 89 Bronzes and 227 Finalists were handpicked. From among the worthiest of these worthies, the jury then named the World’s Top 10 Landscape Photographers for 2019. They are as follows:

RANK #1 – CRAIG BILL – AUSTIN, UNITED STATES
RANK #2 – KELVIN YUEN – HONG KONG, HONG KONG
RANK #3 – CP LAU – HONGKONG, HONG KONG
RANK #4 – SHIRLEY WUNG – TAIPEI, TAIWAN
RANK #5 – ALES KRIVEC – JESENICE, SLOVENIA
RANK #6 – PETER SVOBODA – KOSICE, SLOVAKIA
RANK #7 – TORLEIF LIE – STAVANGER, NORWAY
RANK #8 – JAKA IVANCIC – ANKARAN, SLOVENIA
RANK #9 – JACK CURRAN – ST. LOUIS, UNITED STATES
RANK #9 – KAI HORNUNG – HANNOVER, GERMANY
RANK #9 – VENKAT ANAND GOTETI – HILLSBOROUGH, UNITED STATES







One Eyeland

In keeping with its mission to showcase the finest work of the finest photographers, One Eyeland the world’s most soughtafter online gallery for creative images, organized the contest for determining the TOP 10 Landscape Photographers in the World.
www.oneeyeland.com
 
 
 

Gold winner in Budapest International Foto Awards

Artist Comments
I am incredibly grateful to be a Gold winner in the prestigious Budapest International Foto Awards 2019.

Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to BIFA, the incredible judges and the organizers who run this distinguished photographic competition”.

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Landscape photography is an unsung art form with boundless scope for those who wish to capture the breathtaking beauty of nature
Budapest International Foto Awards

Budapest International Foto Awards is an inspirational community that recognises the power and influence of photography in shaping how we see the world. We are here to nurture creative expression and support photographers who have important stories to share through their images.

BIFA’s mission is to promote the work of professional and emerging international photographers to the fast-growing artistic community of Budapest, putting them in the spotlight and providing them with a great platform to showcase their work.

We encourage all photographers to participate–professional, amateur and student–to share your unique talent and vision with the world, and win prizes, awards, and recognition.

www.budapestfotoawards.com
 
 
 

Unique Moments in Time


The award-winning photographer Torleif Lie is just as much an artist as a photographer.

My biggest passion is nature and landscape photography. I create photographic artwork based on a personal interpretation of a place. I consider myself an artist who uses photography to express myself, explains Torleif Lie.

He has won several international awards for his work and was recently one of the winners in the prestigious International Color Awards. He has also won several awards in Prix de La Photographie Paris, One Eyeland Awards and Moscow International Foto Awards. There is a tremendous amount of work behind his great photographs.

When I create an image, I first start with a concept and then spend several months on research. I usually spend two weeks on location, capturing image files using one of the most advanced camera systems in the world. Only the best instrument can achieve the desired quality, says Lie.

The quality of the camera system is essential, but it is after the raw files are recorded that the main part of the creation process begins.

I start with one or more raw files that I consider to be sketches. Based on these files, I usually spend three to four months, sometimes several years, on completing an image. I work with several layers to achieve the desired result. I consider the process quite similar to how a painter creates a painting.

At the fair, Lie will display several of his photographs and hope the audience will appreciate his art.

During the exhibition there will be displayed a selection of photographs on different art mediums, sizes, and price ranges. I also offer fine art prints without framing at an affordable price point. This allows the collector to outsource a frame locally at a desired price point to compliments their interior design.

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International Color Awards – Winners Book 2019

The International Color Photographer of the Year – Winners Book features the best color photography of 2019, selected by the industry at the 12th International Color Awards.

“Desert Cathedral” was published in the the 2019 Winners Book – Volume 2 on page 12.

Click on the books below to immerse yourself in a collection of spectacular imagery from photographic artists across the globe.




International Color Awards

Celebrating its 13th year, International Color Awards is the world`s leading international color photography award. The program has showcased thousands of photographers from around the world, making it the benchmark by which international color photography is rated.

Source: www.colorawards.com
 
 
 

Professional Photographers of America –

International Photographic Competition 2019

Artist Comments
I am completely overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to be a Silver Medalist in the prestigious Professional Photographers of America’s International Photographic Competition 2019 and by having an image selected to be published in the esteemed Loan Collection Book.

Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to PPA, the incredible judges and the organizers who who run this distinguished photographic competition.

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PPA’s annual International Photographic Competition produces the very best photographers from all over the world. Thousands of images are submitted, but only the very best get selected to be published in the esteemed PPA Loan Collection Book.

PRESS RELEASE: Norwegian Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition 

Torleif Lie is honored by peers and jurors for high quality photography.

STAVANGER, NORWAY – Torleif Lie of Thor Fine Art Photography was named a Silver Medalist in the Professional Photographers of America’s International Photographic Competition 2019. Lie`s work will be on display at Imaging USA in Nashville, Tennessee, January 19-21, 2020. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers. These images constitute one of the world’s largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof. Also at Imaging USA 2020, the best of the best of the images will be announced at the esteemed Grand Imaging Awards.

A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from more than 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence “Enchanted” was selected for the esteemed Loan Collection — the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book and more than 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2019 International Photographic Competition Awards. These individuals demonstrated excellence in their craft and earned tremendous achievements.




Professional Photographers of America

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869. It assists more than 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at www.ppa.com

The PPA Loan Collection

PPA’s annual International Photographic Competition produces the very best photographers from all over the world. Thousands of images are submitted, but only the very best get selected to be published in the esteemed PPA Loan Collection Book.
 
 
 

Gold in Moscow International Foto Awards 2019

Torleif Lie of Norway was awarded one Gold and two Bronze Awards in the Moscow International Foto Awards 2019.

Gold in Nature – Sunset – Professional category “Sentient Beauty”

Bronze in Nature – Underwater – Professional category “Sentient Beauty”

Bronze in Nature – Landscape – Professional category “Oneiri”




Moscow International Foto Awards Jury

The Moscow International Foto Awards panel is comprised of an international pool of photography industry professional from photo editors, art directors, art buyers, gallery owners, art directors, curators, publishers and other influential luminaries.

The Judges reviewed each entry based on originality, creativity, excellence of execution and overall impact. Identities of the participants were not revealed to the jury panel to ensure fairness and integrity of the competition.
 

Moscow International Foto Awards

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) is a prestigious gathering for international talents in photography. It is an annual competition that serves as a platform to recognize, reward and expose talented professional, non-professional and student photographers on a global scale. Participants from all over the world are encouraged to join the annual Moscow International Foto Awards. MIFA challenges photographers of all levels to grow within their craft and their profession.

The MIFA was created by the people that are behind the glamorous Lucie Awards and the prestigious Paris Photo Prize. It is MIFA’s goal to create an ambitious and comprehensive medium to find the most amazingly talented photographers from all corners of the globe and introduce them to Moscow photography community.

Visit http://www.moscowfotoawards.com/
 
 

Bronze in Prix de La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2019

TORLEIF LIE OF NORWAY WAS AWARDED BRONZE IN THE PX3 2019 COMPETITION.
PARIS, FRANCE
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2019 COMPETITION.

Torleif Lie of United States was awarded Bronze in the category Nature/Landscape – Professional for the entry entitled “Oneiri”. The jury selected PX3 2019’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

P×3 Jury

Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, P×3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris.

Anna Sansom – State of the World – 2019, Steve McCurry – Photographer, Sean Davey – Photographer – Editor, James Wellford – National Geographic, Susan Baraz – Lucie Awards, Eliane Laffont – Laffont Inc, Kenan Aktulun – Truth, Daria Bonera – Daria Bonera Agency, Samuel Nja Kwa – Forbes Afrique, Osceola Refetoff – Photographer, Michket Krifa – Artistic Director, Mauricio Ladesma – Latin American Fotografia and Illustraciòn, Janette Danel – KijK Galerie, Christophe Loviny – Yangon Photo Festival, Caol Johnson – Freelance Curator, Christian Gogolin – GEO magazine, Mortiz Neumüller – The Curator Ship, Nan Oshin – Freelance, Fausto Marci – Melkart Gallery, Clèment Saccomani – NOOR, Torvald Derksen – Kunst. nl – Business Art Service, Gina Martin – National Geographic Creative, Guillaume Bonn – Lens based Media Artist, Jerome Huffer – Paris Match, Chiara Mariani – Corriere della Sera, Nan Oshin – Freelance,  Jesper Thomsen – Mews42 Gallery, Patrice Farameh – The Curated Collection, Nicolas Havette – Galerie Le Magasin de jouets, Nathalie Belayche – Visual Delight,  , Sean Davey – Photographer – Editor, Vineet Vohra – Art Photo Feature Magazine, Sherrie Berger – Photography Consultant and Creative Collaborator,  Javid Ramezani – Tandis Art, Samuel Feron – Terra Quantum, Isabelle Peracchi – Michelle Filomeno Agency,  Fernando Gutiérrez-Juárez – dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH, Bernard Utudjian – Galerie Polaris, Arnaud Adida – A Galerie, Anna Zekria – photographer.ru, Christine Ollier – Filles du Calvaire, Françoise Paviot – Galerie Françoise Paviot, Viviane Esders – Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris, Jean Francois Camp – Espace Dupon, Patricia Lanza – Annenberg Space for Photography, Rebecca McClelland – New Statesman Magazine, Tatiana Kurtanova – Journal of Portfolio / FotoLoft Gallery

Px3

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The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. The Paris Photography Prize was founded in 2007, and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe.
Visit http://px3.fr
 
 

12th Annual International Color Awards

Artist Comments
“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.”

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“Desert Cathedral”

“Buffalo”

“Gaia”


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 a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow 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. www.colorawards.com
 
 
 

FEP & HASSELBLAD

PRESENTS THE

“EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019”

AWARD CEREMONY

SPONSORED BY GLORIFY AND SUPPORTED BY SWAROVSKI

MARCH 16TH 2019, HAUS DER MUSIK – INNSBRUCK

 




© Foto: Günther Egger. Further information about Günther Egger:  www.guentheregger.at
“I am deeply honored to be a among the finalists in the Landscape Category in the prestigious European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Being in the illustrious company of some of the world’s finest professional photographers is incredibly humbling.
Congratulations to all the nominees and a heartfelt thanks to the judges and the organizers who have taken their time to deliberate over such a wide selection of images across so many different genres.
I look very much forward to meeting all of the nominees, the FEP staff, sponsors and judges in Innsbruck, March 16th!”
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FINALIST

“Valhalla Rising”

“Chimera”

“White Angel”

“Golden Hour”

FEP – Federation of European Photographers – Press Release:

FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019, finalists announcement

The International Jury, composed by 20 international judges and chaired by Johan Brouwers, worked hard during last month and so now we have the first results!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to announce, in alphabetic order, the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.

TOP 10 IN EACH CATEGORY

COMMERCIAL
Enda Cavanagh, Ireland
Jürgen de Witte, Belgium
Günther Egger, Austria
Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Mika Levälampi, Finland
Steven Massart, Belgium
Roger O’Sullivan, Ireland
Andreas Varro, Sweden
Kristoffer Wittrup, Norway

FASHION
Patrizia Burra, Italy
João Carlos, Portugal
Günther Egger, Austria
Pedro Gameiro, Portugal
Michael Hayes, Ireland
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Suvi Sievilä, Finland
Grzegorz Sikorski, Poland
Natasha Volk, Ukraine
Martina Wärenfeldt, Sweden

ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
Markus Aspegren, Finland
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Peter Cakovsky, Slovakia
Vicente Esteban, Spain
Andrey Guryanov, Russia
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Jenny Puronne, Sweden
Katya Rashkevich, Russia
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland
Andreas Varro, Sweden

LANDSCAPE
Vladimir Alekseev, Russia
Stefan Brenner, Austria
Eberhard Ehmke, Germany
Peter Gordon, Ireland
Tomáš Havel, Czech Republic
Torleif Lie, Norway
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain
Jan Šmíd, Czech Republic
Václav Sojka, Czech Republic
Markus van Hauten, Germany

PORTRAIT
Therese Asplund, Sweden
João Carlos, Portugal
Pierre Chermette, France
Vicente Esteban, Spain
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Jeanette Larsen, Norway
Terri Lindholm, Sweden
Michael Schnabl, Austria
Laila Villebeck, Sweden
Nicola Webster, Ireland

REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
Michael Dillon, Ireland
Luís Godinho, Portugal
Jesús Jiménez, Spain
Carl Lapeirre, Belgium
Rastislav Marguš, Czech Republic
Alfonso Novo, Spain
Evi Polak, Belgium
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain
Ulrich Schulte, Sweden
Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium

SPORT
Serge Duursma, The Netherlands
Milos Fic, Czech Republic
Nadia Jabli, Austria
Victor Martinez Campos, Spain
William Moureaux, France
Hannu Rainamo, Finland
Damien Rosso, France
Julián Rus, Spain
Malkhaz Svanidze, Georgia
Laila Villebeck, Sweden

WEDDING
Iuri Akopov, Georgia
Fernando Cerrone, Italy
Thibault Chappe, France
Pino Coduti, Italy
Andreas Grünwald, Austria
Jose Luis Guardia Vázquez, Spain
John Hellström, Sweden
Ricardo Meira, Portugal
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain
Manola van Leeuwe, The Netherlands

WILDLIFE
Ann Coppens, Belgium
Luc De Cock, Belgium
Michal Dobes, Czech Republic
José Fragozo, Portugal
Massimo Giorgetta, Italy
Sheena Jolley, Ireland
Hannelore Kirchner, Austria
Martin Morel, France
Seppo Rintala, Finland
Martin Steenhaut, Belgium

In each category, the TOP 3 photographers will be awarded with Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras.

The winners of the Golden Cameras will also compete for the competition’s overall winner’s title, the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2019.

The FEP Awards ceremony where the finalists (from 4th place to 10th place) will receive their certificates and the TOP 3 winners will receive their trophies, will take place Saturday, March 16, at the Haus der Musik, Innsbruck, Austria at 7 pm.

 

The Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)

The Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) is a nonprofit organization that organizes national professional photographers associations in the geographic area represented by the Council of Europe and has member organizations in 29 countries. The official FEP headquartered is located in Brussels. The Secretariat is in Rome. As the central reference authority for Photography in the European Union, it represents over 50.000 professional photographers in Europe. FEP website
 

Norges Fotografforbund

The Norwegian Association of Professional Photographers (Norges Fotografforbund – NFF) was founded in 1894. NFF support the photographic industry and work to assist its members in achieving their professional and artistic goals and to promote public awareness of the profession.   NFF website

 

Haus der Music (House of Music)

The House of Music occupies a key site in the cultural center of Innsbruck adjacent to the Landestheater (Tyrolean State Theater), Innsbruck University, the imperial court, museums, landmarks and protected age-old trees. A building of synergy and connection, it was conceived as an Open House for cultural exchange among musicians, audiences, teachers, students and the general public, local and international, across all ages and performance genres. Housed inside are ten separate and previously scattered musical institutions, a 550-seat concert hall and a more intimate 100-seat chamber hall, rehearsal rooms, expansive support spaces, classrooms, event and meeting rooms, offices, dining, a preeminent national music library, and outdoor terraces with panoramic views of Innsbruck and the Alps. Haus der Music website

Source: Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects – https://www.dietrich.untertrifaller.com/en/  

© Foto: Günther Egger. Further information about Günther Egger:  www.guentheregger.at


 
 
 

One Eyeland Awards 2018 Title Winner

Artist Comments
“Thank you to the judges, organizers and fellow photographers for sharing these beautiful images.
I am very humbled and honored to be among those who were awarded in the prestigious One Eyeland Awards 2018.

It’s truly an honor to be among the Title Winners and for being awarded the Golden Camera Trophy. 

The image series “Oneiri” was awarded Silver in the Fine Art – Landscape Category. “Sentient Beauty” was awarded Bronze both in the Nature – Wildlife and in the Nature – Underwater Category, and 6 of my images were in the Final in this year`s competition. Congratulations to all the winners! I am humbled to be in your company.

I look forward to next year awards and beyond. Thank you everyone!

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The EPSON International Pano Awards

Torleif Lie of United States was Awarded: Bronze in the category Nature / Landscape – Professional for the entry entitled “The Awakening”.

The jury selected the winners from thousands of photography entries from over 74 countries.


 
 

Title Winner – World`s TOP 10 Landscape Photographers 2017

“I am completely overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to be among the WORLD`S TOP 10 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2017 and being awarded the GOLDEN X TROPHY in the Prestigious One Eyeland Awards. I was ranked #2 in the United States and #8 in the world.
One Eyeland is one of the largest photography awards in the world and the standard is incredibly high, so I`m very proud that my work was chosen by the international community of my peers from around the world”

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In keeping with its mission to showcase the finest work of the finest photographers, One Eyeland the world’s most soughtafter online gallery for creative images, organized the firstever photo contest for determining the TOP 10 Landscape Photographers in the World.

Landscape photography is an unsung art form with boundless scope for those who wish to capture the breathtaking beauty of nature

An international jury of acclaimed photographers comprising Alex Noriega (USA), Lars Van de Goor(Netherlands), Thiery Bornier (China), William Toti(USA) and Sharad Haksar (India), adjudged over a thousand entries and identified the coveted winners in 26 categories in landscape photography.

In all, 97 photographers from 40 countries were awarded, and 14 Golds, 41 Silvers, 87 Bronzes and 127 Finalists were handpicked. From among the worthiest of these worthies, the jury then named the World’s Top 10 Landscape Photographers for 2017. They are as follows:

RICARDO DA CUNHA, Australia
FRANCO CAPPELLARI, Italy
STEPHEN KING, Hong Kong
PETER SVOBODA, Slovakia
CHRISTOPHE MARTIN, France
STUART CHAPE,  Samoa
CRAIG BILL, United States
TORLEIF LIE, United States
HENGKI KOENTJORO, Indonesia
CAMERON DAVIDSON, United States



SOURCE One Eyeland,
 
 

Best of The Best Photographers Book 2017

You can click on the book below and immerse yourself in a collection of spectacular imagery from photographic artists across the globe.


 
 
 

Silver in Prix de La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2017

PARIS, FRANCE
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2017 COMPETITION.

Torleif Lie of United States was awarded Silver in the Fine Art/Landscape – Professional category for the entry entitled “Desert Cathedral”.

Limited Edition Artwork

Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

The jury selected PX3 2017’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

P×3 Jury

Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, P×3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry:
Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

Px3

The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. The Paris Photography Prize was founded in 2007, and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe.
Visit http://px3.fr
 

About the Winner:
Torleif Lie is an award winning fine art photographer based in Stavanger, Norway. His work captures not only the beauty of the natural world, but also the essence of a particular place. On the surface of his images the viewer can perhaps see an environmental message, or a celebration of the beauty of the natural world, but in the depth of his photographs one can sense a homage to the cultures that have inhabited these extraordinary locations for millenniums, the true essence of what is in front of us with its ancient resilience and beauty.

contact@thor.photography
 
 

Moscow International Foto Awards Announces Winners of MIFA 2017 Competition

Torleif Lie of United States was Awarded Silver in Nature – Sunset – Professional category for the entry entitled “Golden Hour”.

Moscow International Foto Awards Jury

The Moscow International Foto Awards panel is comprised of an international pool of photography industry professional from photo editors, art directors, art buyers, gallery owners, art directors, curators, publishers and other influential luminaries.

The Judges reviewed each entry based on originality, creativity, excellence of execution and overall impact. Identities of the participants were not revealed to the jury panel to ensure fairness and integrity of the competition.
 

Moscow International Foto Awards

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) is a prestigious gathering for international talents in photography. It is an annual competition that serves as a platform to recognize, reward and expose talented professional, non-professional and student photographers on a global scale. Participants from all over the world are encouraged to join the annual Moscow International Foto Awards. MIFA challenges photographers of all levels to grow within their craft and their profession.

The MIFA was created by the people that are behind the glamorous Lucie Awards and the prestigious Paris Photo Prize. It is MIFA’s goal to create an ambitious and comprehensive medium to find the most amazingly talented photographers from all corners of the globe and introduce them to Moscow photography community.

Visit http://www.moscowfotoawards.com/
 
 
 

Thor Artwork on Display at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

A selection of the artist works will be on display at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) Gallery Exhibition, December 8, 2017 – January 26, 2018. This is a unique opportunity to experience these stunning art pieces and immerse yourself in the true beauty of this exquisite art presentation. 

We hope to see you at the museum!

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 N. Ashley Drive
Cube 200
Tampa, Florida 33602
813-221-2222


 
 

2016 PPA International Competition Award

Merit
A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia.

Judged against a standard of excellence, the image “Chrysopelea” was awarded a Merit in the General Collection.

All accepted images will also be on display at the International Photographic Exhibition at Imaging USA, held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, Jan. 8-10, 2017.