Desde Tiwel, estamos muy contentos de anunciar los ganadores y finalistas del 13ª Concurso anual de fotografía de Smithsonian. Durante todo el año 2015, han recibido más de 46.000 imágenes espectaculares de fotógrafos profesionales y aficionados de 168 países. A continuación, destacamos las fotos que el jurado de la revista Smithsonian seleccionó como las más sorprendentes y memorables de este año dentro de las diferentes categorías: mundo natural, viajes, gente, experiencia americana, imágenes alteradas y fotos realizadas desde el móvil.

Todas las fotografías presentadas al Smithsonian Magazine, revista del prestigioso instituto americano, capturan un momento y detienen el tiempo. El primer premio de este concurso anual de fotografía se lo llevó Albert Ivan Damanik, con su fotografía de las cenizas fluyendo por las laderas del monte Sinabung tras los daños registrados por la erupción del volcán Indonesio.

Los premios generalmente son viajes para explorar otros espacios y transformar las miradas de los fotógrafos. Pero también hay un premio que es otorgado por el público gracias a sus votos. Así que si amas la fotografía y tienes algo que enseñar al mundo, no puedes dejar de subir la tuya. ¡Felicitaciones a todos!

Las espectaculares imágenes ganadoras del concurso de fotografía del Smithsonian:

Albert Ivan Damanik premio Smithsonian

Foto ganadora del gran premio del XIII concurso anual de fotografía. Remaining on the Slopes of Mount Sinabung Volcanic material flows from Mount Sinabung, as seen from the village of Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia on June 26, 2015. Mount Sinabung intermittently spewed burning ash and gas a week after authorities told residents to evacuate the danger zone that lay with within a radius of seven kilometers (4.4 miles) from the crater.

 

Alice Van Kempen bulterrier tren

En la categoría de la más votada por los lectores, la ganadora fue Alice Van Kempen, quien fotografió a su elegante bulterrier sentado en un tren abandonado. Orient Express: My bull terrier Claire photographed in an abandoned train, one of a series that I am currently working on. The series is called “Leave Only Pawprints: Urbex Adventures With My Bull Terrier Claire.”

 

ganador Viajes premio Smithsonian

Ganador categoría “Viajes”. © Tamina-Florentine Zuch. Women’s Compartment of a Suburban Train: Every day millions of people make use of the suburban trains in Mumbai. Almost every train has separate compartments for women to avoid sexual abuse.

 

mundo natural Hidetoshi Ogata mono

En la categoría de mundo natural, la fotografía ganadora es la de Hidetoshi Ogata, quien capturó a un friolero monito sobre una roca. A Little Monkey on a Cliff: A cold front hit the Nagano prefecture. I saw a little monkey enduring the cold in Jigokudani Monkey Park. This little monkey is really cute.

 

Ganador Experiencia Norteamericana premio Smithsonian

Ganador categoría “Experiencia Norteamericana”. © Lauren Pond. Trucker Chapel: Truck driver Ben Blackburn, 46, participates in a Bible study session at the Transport For Christ (TFC) mobile chapel in Lodi, Ohio, on October 23, 2013. TFC chaplains helped Blackburn enroll in trucking school after he lost his job during the recent economic recession. Transport For Christ, an international trucker ministry, has placed 45 mobile chapels at truck stops across the United States. The chapels offer Bible study, worship services and counseling from volunteer chaplains. They also give drivers a break from the struggles and solitude of life on the road.

 

Ganador Viaje Sostenible premio Smithsonian

Ganador categoría “Viaje Sostenible”. © Tihomir Trichkov. My Time In February and March of 2014, I took a month off and went to work as a photographer/videographer in an orphan school in Likoni, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Mombasa, Kenya. My videos and pictures helped raise money to finish the building of the school for 150 children and a sleeping building for 30 orphan kids. This is the school director’s daughter on her break, while at school. Ganador categoría “Viaje Sostenible” © Tihomir Trichkov. I took one month off because it was my time to give back again. It was my second volunteering project, after a month in Peru working with local knitters the year before. I used my photos and videos to promote their cause on [the organization’s] website and Facebook page, which I was taking care of. The main goal at that particular moment was to gather enough means to finish the new buildings, which would be able to accommodate their needs. My experience was great, they are amazing people and took me as a part of the family and community. We still keep in touch, and I am proud I was able to help out. When you travel sustainably, you find a place that gives you something, that makes you whole. But you also feel more than happy to give back. Both the place and you need a change. It is your job to find a way to make it work in unison. Usually, it is not you that is making the big change in the place though, it is the other way around.

Ganador Gente premio Smithsonian

Ganador categoría “Gente” © Benedetta Ristori. Lay Off: This picture was taken in Kyoto, Japan in January 2015. There is no fiction, the photo was caught while I was wandering in the streets of Kyoto. My intent was to capture the life of night workers. Shift work, even at night and on holidays, often affects workers psychophysically. The requirements imposed by the “society of work” do not recognize the natural alternations of day and night and workers’ biological clocks.

 

Ganador Imágenes Alteradas premio Smithsonian

Ganador categoría “Imágenes Alteradas” © Radim Schreiber. Synchronous Fireflies I took this photo of fireflies (lightning bugs) in almost complete darkness using the latest low-light camera technology. I was completely surrounded by the fireflies and witnessed one of the most amazing and magical natural phenomena: fireflies that synchronize. Alteration note: I took several long exposures over several minutes and merged them together to preserve detail and clarity.

 

Ganador Móvil premio Smithsonian

Ganador categoría “Móvil” © Jian Wang. The China Red: In front of this Chinese red wall walks a lady in a red dress.

 

La 14ª edición del concurso de fotografía del Smithsonian ya está abierta, así que no lo dudes y envía tus mejores instantáneas o si lo prefieres, vota por tus favoritas o las que más te gusten. Ya puedes subir tus fotografías desde este enlace a la página oficial de Smithsonian ¡No podemos esperar a ver lo que presentaréis este año!.