Fascinating Winning Photos Of the 2021 Siena International Photo Awards

Photo of the Year: Hardship of Life by Mehmet Aslan

Photo above: This little boy’s father Munzir lost his right leg when a bomb was dropped as he walked through a bazaar in Idlib, Syria. His son Mustafa was born without lower or upper limbs due to tetra-amelia, a congenital disorder caused by the medications his mother Zeynep had to take after being sickened by nerve gas released during the war in Syria. Mustafa will need special electronic prostheses in the future which, unfortunately, are not yet available in Turkey.

Siena International Photo Awards announced 2021 Photo Awards in 12 categories. The photo “Hardship of Life” by Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan is the overall winner of the Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) 2021.

This emotionally strong image was taken in the district of Reyhanli, in the Turkish province of Hatay, at the border with Syria. A father who lost one leg is holding his son who was born without lower or upper limbs due to a congenital disorder caused by the medications his mother had to take after being sickened by nerve gas released during the war in Syria. The photo was selected among tens of thousands of images submitted by photographers from 163 countries.

The winners will be on display in Siena from Saturday, October 23rd, at the international festival of visual arts Siena Awards. Through December 5th, the festival will offer 8 exhibitions and special event highlights will include Big Cats, the display dedicated to Steve Winter, for the first time in Italy, and a solo exhibition featuring Brent Stirton.

Stirton, a South African photojournalist based in the U.S. and a senior correspondent for Getty Images, won the prestigious title of “Best Author 2021,” with his extraordinary reportage from Congo.

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Street Photography: 1st classified – Childhood by Lopamudra Talukdar

Street Photography: 2nd classified – Coney Work-Out Bars by Aristide Economopoulos

Street Photography: 3rd classified – Shadow Highlight by Mohammad Mohsenifar

Journeys & Adventures: 1st classified – This is My Jungle! by Sergey Savvi

Journeys & Adventures: 2nd classified – Swamp Motel by Mac Stone

Journeys & Adventures: 3rd classified – Desire for Knowledge by Antonio Aragon Renuncio

Fascinating Faces & Characters: 1st classified – Zor by Selene Magnolia

Fascinating Faces & Characters: 2nd classified – Black Drag Magic by Lee-ann Olwage

Fascinating Faces & Characters: 3rd classified – Fly To Be Free by Audrey Jeane

The Beauty of Nature: 1st classified – Green Light Forest by Shirley Wung

The Beauty of Nature: 2nd classified – Sandstorm by Johannes Lochner

The Beauty of Nature: 3rd classified – Aliens by Domenico Tripodi

Animals In The Environment: 1st classified – Food for Weeks by Ronan Donovan

Animals In The Environment: 2nd classified – Elephant’s Last Embrace by Roie Galitz

Animals In The Environment: 3rd classified – Flying in The Rain by Nicolas Reusens Bodén

Architecture & Urban Spaces: 1st classified – Lona / Biala by Gustav Willeit

Architecture & Urban Spaces: 2nd classified – Liling Ceramic Art City by Tianming Zhang

Architecture & Urban Spaces: 3rd classified – Welcome to the Paradise – Pardis XIII by Manolo Espaliú

Sports In Action: 1st classified – Street Fighting by Anupam Roy Chowdhury

Sports In Action: 2nd classified – Falling at The Last by Daniel Mullan

Sports In Action: 3rd classified – Prime Real Estate by Adam Pretty

Documentary & Photojournalism: 1st classified – Captive by Marcus Westberg

Documentary & Photojournalism: 2nd classified – Saving Chimpanzees by Brent Stirton

Documentary & Photojournalism: 3rd classified – Portugal Forest Fire by Nuno André Ferreira

Covid-19: 1st classified – Birthday by Brais Lorenzo Couto

Covid-19: 2nd classified – Night in Pandemic Time by Ares Jonekson

Covid-19: 3rd classified – Life in a Tear by Rodrigo Cabrita

Under 20: 1st classified – Buzzard at Dusk by Ben Pulletz

Under 20: Honorable mention – The Grizzly Bear by Hannah Grace Vijayan

Under 20: Honorable mention – Evening Stretch by Ariel Fields

Storyboard: 1st classified – Saving Chimpanzees in Congo by Brent Stirton

Storyboard: 2nd classified – Doctor Peyo And Mister Hassen by Jeremy Lempin

Storyboard: 3rd classified – Paradise Lost by Valery Melnikov

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/fascinating-winning-photos-of-the-2021-siena-international-photo-awards/

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Poch4N’s Seductive Anime Girls

Poch4N is an artist from the Philippines who draws seductive anime girls. One might think that Poch4N only draws NSFW content, but that’s not true – an artist makes some pretty decent art, too.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/poch4ns-seductive-anime-girls/

Artist Recreates Her Favorite Spooky Characters Using Paper Art

The Book of Life

According to Kristy Edgar: “I have been making paper art for some time now and October is always my favorite month because I make teeny tiny paper homages to some of my favorite horror or Halloween-related movies.

This year, I decided to only make the ladies – scream queens, final girls, and ladies of the night. I’m really proud of how they turned out!”

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Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Craft

Hocus Pocus

Squid Game


Wanda (Witches Count!)

Black Swan

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hex Girls!

Little Shop of Horrors

Corpse Bride

The Mummy


Sleepy Hallow

Nightmare Before Christmas


Jennifer’s Body

Ready or Not

Death Becomes Her

Shape of Water

The Ring






Crimson Peak

What We Do in the Shadows

Little Mermaid

Twilight & True Blood

From Dusk Till Dawn

The Exorcist

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Ghoul School


Teen Witch!

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/artist-recreates-her-favorite-spooky-characters-using-paper-art/

Artist Sorted Famous Characters By Species And It Looks Like They Are Taking A Big Family Photo

According to Linda Bouderbala: “Here comes the second part of my series, in which I classify all these characters with their fellow creatures of the same species as if we were doing a big family photo.

Of course, I couldn’t do this series without doing the dogs and cats! I expected them to be numerous… But not that many! So many, that I even had to arrange them by color.

There are at least 170 cats and 230 dogs, and of course, some are still missing, but I think the most important ones are there. Between the research of characters, the setting up, and the illustration itself, it took me about 50 hours to draw the cat team and 70 hours for the dogs.

Let me introduce you to my hippo, fox, wolf, tiger, cat, and dog teams! Also, you can find my previous post featuring more pop-culture characters by clicking here!”

More: Linda Bouderbala, Instagram h/t: boredpanda

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/artist-sorted-famous-characters-by-species-and-it-looks-like-they-are-taking-a-big-family-photo/

Finally, The 2022 Cats On Catnip Calendar Is Here!

Forget dignified and aloof: These cats are goofy, spaced-out, and probably suffering from the munchies. There’s Tim, a Persian with eyes like orange saucers. Poseidon, a tiger who’s decided to bed down in his stash. And Haroun, who seems to have lost track of which way’s up. Each adorable full-color photograph is expressive and richly detailed.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/finally-the-2022-cats-on-catnip-calendar-is-here/

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Roland Spohn

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The benefits of mediation are immense, meditating can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. Resonate is a new American start-up that promises to help you meditate like a pro, and offers a tech-infused meditation headset that is more important and relevant than ever before. The Resonate LightVision headset incorporates a LED light matrix that project a sequence of biomorphic patterns that are visible through closed eyes, and with the combination of vibration, sound, and light, will make it easier to switch off and slow down. The headset is part of a meditating system that comes with a chair and matching ottoman, headphones and 6 month free subscription of Resonate proprietary content library.

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Natan - La Guerre des mondes d'après H.G. Wells, 1950s.

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