VINCENT VAN GOGH PHOTO AWARD

THE WINNERS – 2021

VINCENT VAN GOGH PHOTO AWARD

WINNER 2021 : Thong Nguyen – Red bundles of bamboo stick

JURY REPORT :

Out of all the entries, this photo scored by far the highest with the jury. If Vincent van Gogh could have made the journey back then, this would certainly have become a painting. A beautiful colorful composition of a worker in a field with bundles of red bamboo sticks. These bundles of bamboo almost suggest the brushstrokes that are characteristic of Vincent van Gogh. Each bundle has its own fine detail, but the whole with the worker and his yellow outfit makes this album complete. A real Van Gogh, captured on the sensitive plate. That is why Thong Nguyen from Vietnam has become the winner of the 3rd Vincent van Gogh Photo Award 2021 with his photo “Red bundles of Bamboo sticks”.

2nd PLACE : Michael Angelo Richardson – Cuddle Pups

JURY REPORT :

This image speaks for itself. A beautiful close up of a young puppy lying in the mother’s lap with her brothers and sisters. Pure love, captured in the beautiful composition and serene colors. The jury clearly agreed that the Dutch photographer Michael Angelo Richardson became the number 2 with the photo: ”Cuddle puppies”.

3rd PLACE : Joost van Manen – Mother’s Milk

JURY REPORT :

This is a real, pure, earthy and heartfelt photo. Photographer Joost van Manen knows how to create an honest photo with this portrait. An African mother, who apparently allows herself to be photographed undisturbed while feeding her child. This pure and sincere look draws attention and literally ground the viewer. Dutch photographer Joost van Manen came in 3rd with the photo “Mothers Milk”.