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Hasselblad Opens Three Online Masters Galleries

03/01/2011 The 2010 Masters competition is over. From January 1 until February 1, all of the images uploaded this past year will be available for viewing in the online Masters Gallery. On February 1, this gallery will be closed and replaced by two new Masters Galleries.

The first of the two new galleries is the Masters Finalist , which showcases all 110 Masters finalist photographers in the 11  photo specialties: Fine Art, Nature/Landscape, Social/Wedding, Portrait, Fashion, Editorial, Product, Architecture, General Photography, Up and Coming, and Wildlife categories. Throughout 2011, online visitors can vote for their favorite photographers on this site.

The second new gallery showcases the Masters Semifinals. This gallery, where visitors can view the images of the 300 Masters semifinals photographers, will stay open throughout 2011.

© Photos by Claudio Napolitano and Joâo Carlos

A year from now, on January 1, 2012, Hasselblad will publish the final 11 Hasselblad Masters photographers.

To recap, here is what you will find when you visit each of the three Hasselblad Masters Galleries:
  • 1. Masters Competition Gallery, with approximately 20,000 uploaded images, will stay open for viewing until February 1.

  • 2. 2011 Masters Gallery, which opens February 1, is the place to vote for your favorite photographers—one in each photo specialty—on Hasselblad's online voting system. This gallery stays open and viewable through December 31, 2011.

  • 3. Masters Semifinals Gallery, which features the work  of photographers who almost made it to the finals, will remain viewable throughout 2011.
Mark your calendar: February 15 is the launch date for the 2011 Hasselblad Masters Competition. Meanwhile, start selecting the images you plan to upload for this year’s Masters competition. And watch this website for details.

Click here to view all of the images uploaded this past year.

Text by Alice B. Miller