Top 100 Photographers of the Year 2020
So excited to reveal our Top 100 Photographers of 2020! What a crazy year it has been for the entire world – and though the wedding industry has been hit extraordinarily hard, it’s been amazing to still see so much incredible work submitted by our members, and pored over by our world class juries (who change for each round). As has always been our rule, work submitted can have been taken from any year (one of the main reasons being that, if something brilliant (an image or a Story) was taken a few years ago, why should that make it any less award-worthy now?), and we know that this corona-enforced-hiatus has led to many photographers going through their archives and discovering some previously un-found gems. But some smaller weddings have also taken place around the globe, and a lot of this year’s winning images and Stories have also been taken during these pandemic weddings – it’s been a real mix of new and old, and it’s all been fantastic to see.
To win a single Reportage Award or a Story Award is incredibly difficult, with over 70,000 images submitted this year across our individual and Story entries! Our world-class judges (who change for each Collection) typically only award the top few percent of submissions – so if a photographer has managed to rank here on our Top 100, it really is an incredible achievement; this really is the best of the best of documentary wedding photography.
Special congratulations to our overall Photographer of the Year, Yves Schepers, who won an incredible 27 Awards in total – the most that any photographer has ever won from us in a single year! One of his Reportage Awards is displayed at the top of this page.
Special mention also to our Storyteller of the Year: Sanne De Block. Sanne won a total of 13 Story Awards; a record number of Stories won by any photographer in a year.
As well as the below Top 100 Photographers Worldwide, you can also view our Top 25 Storytellers in the World, and Top 10 Photographers for the following countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, UK and USA.
*Ranking is determined by overall number of Awards won in 2020; in the case of a tie, the photographer who won the most Story Awards ranks higher.
No poses; nothing staged: This is Reportage.