It's Judging Week! Winners of Collection Nineteen to be announced soon...


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Photographer of the Year 2020: Yves Schepers

So excited to reveal our Overall Photographer of the Year for 2020: The brilliant Yves Schepers! With an absolutely amazing haul of 27 Awards from us (20 Reportage Awards & 7 Story Awards) – the most Awards ever won by a single photographer in a year – Yves is deservedly at the top of our just-announced Top 100 Photographers of 2020 list.

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Storyteller of the Year 2020: Sanne De Block

Honoured to reveal our Storyteller of the Year 2020: The brilliant Sanne De Block! Sanne won a quite unbelievable 13 Story Awards this year – nobody has ever won so many Stories in a single year; we reckon this record will stand for a long time…! Sanne thus totally deserves her accolade as Storyteller of the Year, and she sits on the summit of our Top 25 Storytellers Worldwide 2020 list.

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Podcast Episode 56: This is Katrin Küllenberg

Delighted to have the fab Katrin Küllenberg on the Podcast today! One of the best family and wedding photographers in Germany, Katrin has won 2 Story Awards from us here at This is Reportage, as well as 6 Reportage Family Awards and a Family Story Award on our sister-site, This is Reportage: Family. She was also a judge for us on TiR, right back in Collection Two. Katrin shares all about:

the experience of judging for our wedding site, her top tips for better documentary family photography, her time in America, the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards, how she’s been dealing with covid, why it’s so important to have context in your images, being on the other side of the camera for a family shoot, and much, much more…

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Podcast Episode 55: This is Liam Shaw of York Place Studios

It’s an absolute honour to have our overall Photographer of the Year 2018 on the Podcast today: The brilliant Liam Shaw. One half of the fab duo that is York Place Studios, not only did Liam win our Photographer of the Year in 2018, but he’s also third-overall in terms of Lifetime Awards won from us – with a quite staggering 21 Reportage Awards and 11 Story Awards to his name. On top of all those accolades, though, he’s also a lovely, lovely guy. Tune in today, as Liam talks all about:

the story behind his ‘birth to grave’ Reportage Award, whether he feels any pressure when becoming more well-known in the documentary field, working with the equally talented Dominique Shaw (who you can hear interviewed on episode 26 of the Podcast), tips on submitting to Awards, layered-imagery and the influence of street photography, a rock-and-a-hard-place question, and so much more…

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Collection Eighteen Judges

Honoured to reveal our judges for Collection Eighteen; our final Awards of 2020! Who will make our Top 100? Who will be our overall Photographer of the Year…? It’s very exciting, and we’re thrilled to have our final Collection of the year in the very safe hands of the following five incredibly talented photographers (clockwise, from top-left: Sam Walzade (India), Ricardo Meira (Portugal), Rossi Mechanezidis (Germany), Paul Rogers (UK) and Toni Darcy (UK).

Remember, the deadline for submission is just a few days away now; don’t miss out. Submit by 23:59 GMT on 23rd November 2020.

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