FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER SIYUAN MA FROM SINGAPORE
LOS ANGELES (29th March 2016) - Amateur photographer Siyuan Ma of Singapore was presented with the 9th Annual International Color Awards 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement in the category of Architecture at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 26, 2016.
The live online gala was attended by over 10,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.
The international Jury included captains of the industry from Contrasto, Rome; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Whitechapel Gallery, London; DDB, Berlin; Forsman & Bodenfors, Gothenburg; Art Beatus Hong Kong; DB Agency, Milan; InStyle Magazine, New York and Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna who honored Color Masters with 591 coveted title awards and 634 nominees in 33 categories.
Top honors for Photographer of the Year went to: Professional: 1st Place - ANTONIO MASIELLO - Italy 2nd Place - SIMON EELES - USA 3rd Place - VICTORIA PARNALL-VAUGHAN - UK
Amateur: 1st Place - DANIEL FEHR - Switzerland 2nd Place - SUSAN JACOBS - USA 3rd Place - LINC GASKING - New Zealand
"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 5,678 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Siyuan's "50:50?," an exceptional image entered in the Architecture category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement."
"The variety of entries was astonishing," said juror Lilli Langenheim, Senior Art Director of DDB Berlin. "Some of the work is truly powerful; Fine Art, Sport, Nature in professional was really inspiring and the Wildlife category in amateur was one of the most exciting," added jury member Daria Bonera, Owner of DB Agency in Milan.
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