The winners of this year’s National Geographic Magazine Photo Competition has been announced and the photos, as always, are stunning. This year $10 000 was awarded to Brian Yen for winning the Grand Prize and a trip to the National Geographic headquarters where he will participate in its annual photography seminar. The categories are People, Nature and Places and the captions are written by the photographers themselves.
The neat and proper person you see in the office is a different animal after a good run. Photographer Sacha Goldberger set up a studio in Paris and asked runners, as they passed by, to pose for a picture. A week later, he had them come back and photographed them again, this time cleaned-up and showered.
Called “What I Be”, the project asks people to complete a statement. This answer is then recorded as a phrase or “label” and the participant is then photographed in a close up portrait with their unique label. Here are some of the images captured to date. Steven Rosenfield is the man behind the project and was inspired by his own personal discovery journey.