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Top 100 Photographers of the Year 2021

Honoured to reveal our Top 100 Photographers of 2021! Many, many congratulations to the photographers who feature here, as to get one award from us is incredibly tough, let alone multiple awards in the same year.

Special congratulations to our overall Photographer of the Year, Valter Antunes, who amassed 22 awards in 2021; an incredible achievement, and you can see one of his Reportage Awards above. Special congratulations as well to our Storyteller of the Year, David Scholes, who won an amazing 11 Story Awards in the 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, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, UK and USA.

*Ranking is determined by overall number of Awards won in 2021; in the case of a tie, the photographer who won the most Story Awards ranks higher.

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#1. Valter Antunes

22 Awards in 2021

(15 Reportage Awards & 7 Story Awards)

Portugal

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#2. David Scholes

19 Awards in 2021

(8 Reportage Awards & 11 Story Awards)

UK

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Menino Conhece Menina

#3. Menino Conhece Menina

18 Awards in 2021

(10 Reportage Awards & 8 Story Awards)

Portugal

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#4. Dan Morris

17 Awards in 2021

(12 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

UK

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#5. Sanne De Block

15 Awards in 2021

(8 Reportage Awards & 7 Story Awards)

Belgium

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#6. Leonard Walpot

13 Awards in 2021

(6 Reportage Awards & 7 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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#7. Dries Renglé

13 Awards in 2021

(11 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Belgium

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#8. Szymon Pietrzyk

13 Awards in 2021

(13 Reportage Awards)

Canada

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#9. Citlalli Rico

12 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards & 8 Story Awards)

Mexico

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#10. The Framers

12 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 7 Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#11. Linda Bouritius

12 Awards in 2021

(7 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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=#11. William Lambelet

12 Awards in 2021

(7 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

France

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#13. Kristof Claeys

12 Awards in 2021

(8 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#14. Fabio Mirulla

11 Awards in 2021

(10 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Italy

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=#14. Patrick Mateer

11 Awards in 2021

(10 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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#16. Cromatica Photography

11 Awards in 2021

(11 Reportage Awards)

Romania

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#17. Cafa Liu

10 Awards in 2021

(6 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

Canada

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#18. Matt Parry

10 Awards in 2021

(7 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

UK

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#19. Soven Amatya

10 Awards in 2021

(9 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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#20. Cheng Guo

9 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

China

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#21. Laurentiu Nica

9 Awards in 2021

(7 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Romania

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#22. Andre com Claudia

8 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#23. Els Korsten

8 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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=#23. Jill Streefland

8 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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Pedro Vilela

=#23. Pedro Vilela

8 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#26. Alison Bounce

8 Awards in 2021

(8 Reportage Awards)

France

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=#26. Ken Pak

8 Awards in 2021

(8 Reportage Awards)

USA

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Ruan Redelinghuys

#28. Ruan Redelinghuys

7 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

South Africa

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#29. Joao Lourenco

7 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#30. Chelsea Cannar

7 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

UK

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=#30. Hollie Rosa Mateer

7 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

UK

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=#30. Nikola Smernic

7 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Croatia

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=#30. Olivier Bolte

7 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

France

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=#30. Part of the Vision

7 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#35. Alessandro Iasevoli

7 Awards in 2021

(6 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Italy

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=#35. Annie Kheffache

7 Awards in 2021

(6 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Ireland

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=#35. Marieke Zwartscholten

7 Awards in 2021

(6 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Netherlands

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=#38. Anmol Gulati

7 Awards in 2021

(7 Reportage Awards)

India

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=#38. Daan Fortuin

7 Awards in 2021

(7 Reportage Awards)

Netherlands

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=#38. Paulo Pinto

7 Awards in 2021

(7 Reportage Awards)

Portugal

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#41. Pedro Bento

6 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

Portugal

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#42. Tobias Löhr

6 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Germany

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dominique shaw

=#43. Dominique Shaw

6 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

UK

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=#43. Stephen Walker

6 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

UK

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=#45. Paul Fox

6 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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=#45. Phil Voon

6 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Ireland

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=#45. Theo Manusaride

6 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Netherlands

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=#48. Gloria Ruth

6 Awards in 2021

(6 Reportage Awards)

USA

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=#48. Raymond Nguyen

6 Awards in 2021

(6 Reportage Awards)

USA

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=#48. Tom Tomeij

6 Awards in 2021

(6 Reportage Awards)

Netherlands

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#51. Liam Shaw

5 Awards in 2021

(1 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

UK

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#52. Roque Reyes and Nikhol Esteras

5 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Mexico

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=#53. Andras Rabloczky

5 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Hungary

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=#53. Martin Beddall

5 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

UK

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#55. Sebastien Clavel

5 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

France

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=#56. Andy Tyler

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#56. Dan Wootton

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#56. Darren Kirwan

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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=#56. Federica Ariemma

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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=#56. Kevin Kheffache

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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=#56. Massimiliano Magliacca

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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=#56. Punit Desai

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

India

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=#56. Ronan Palliser

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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=#56. Simona Cancelli

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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=#56. Vincent Mu

5 Awards in 2021

(5 Reportage Awards)

China

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#66. Lyndsey Goddard

4 Awards in 2021

(1 Reportage Award & 3 Story Awards)

UK

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=#67. Brittany Diliberto

4 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

USA

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=#67. Marco Teixeira

4 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#67. Melinda Guerini Temesi

4 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Hungary

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=#67. Robert Oberg

4 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Mexico

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=#71. Ang Waterton

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Canada

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=#71. Catherine Hudson

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

France

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Denise Motz

=#71. Denise Motz

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Netherlands

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=#71. Graziano Guerini

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Italy

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=#71. Liam Collard

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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=#71. Mairead McDaid

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Ireland

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=#71. Rafe Abrook

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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=#71. Stacy Gillespie

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

USA

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=#71. Yves Schepers

4 Awards in 2021

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Belgium

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=#80. Andy Griffiths

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#80. Che Hoang Huy

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Vietnam

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=#80. Miguel Ponte

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Portugal

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=#80. Fabio Magara

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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=#80. Julien Laurent-Georges

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

France

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=#80. Kristian Leven

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#80. Marnix de Stigter

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Netherlands

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=#80. Mihai Zaharia

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Romania

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=#80. Nathalie Dolmans

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Belgium

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=#80. Peter van der Lingen

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Netherlands

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=#80. Ray Sawyer

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#80. David Szabo

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Hungary

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=#80. Melissa Ouwehand

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Netherlands

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=#80. Simone Miglietta

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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=#80. Simon Leclercq

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Belgium

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=#80. Susan Eikenaar

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Netherlands

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=#80. Tunde Koncsol

4 Awards in 2021

(4 Reportage Awards)

Hungary

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=#97. Abhimanyu Sharma

3 Awards in 2021

(1 Reportage Award & 2 Story Awards)

India

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=#97. Adam Johnson

3 Awards in 2021

(1 Reportage Award & 2 Story Awards)

UK

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=#99. Emil Boczek

3 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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=#99. Eshant Raju

3 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

India

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=#99. FixFoto Weddings

3 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Romania

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=#99. Huib Vintges

3 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Netherlands

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=#99. Isabelle Bazin

3 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

France

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=#99. R2Arte Photography

3 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Portugal

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philippe swiggers

=#99. Philippe Swiggers

3 Awards in 2021

(2 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Belgium

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