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Hasselblad announces the winners of the 2014 Masters Competition

09/01/2014 The voting is over, the expert judges – and the general public – have had their say, and the results of the Hasselblad Masters 2014 Competition are finally in. Extended to twelve categories by the inclusion this time around of a section devoted to underwater photography, the range and diversity of the images that have been successful is extraordinary, while the line-up of winners is truly international.

Held every two years, the Hasselblad Masters 2014 competition was the most hotly contested ever, with entry levels surging from 2500 for the 2012 event up to nearly 4000 this time around, due in no small part to the decision to open it up to a wider audience.

For the first time not only users of medium or large format cameras but also active professionals with over three years experience using cameras that offered resolution of 16MP or above were invited to enter, and it has all helped to raise the status of the competition to a higher level still.

“We’re delighted with the number of entries the Hasselblad Masters 2014 competition attracted,” says Hasselblad’s Global Photographer Relations Manager Paul Waterworth. “The standard was extraordinarily high this time around, and the category winners can be truly proud of their achievement.

It’s a sign of the prestige that is now attached to this competition that it is attracting entries from some of the best photographers working in the world today, and when you look at the winners as a group you realise just how special your work has to be for you to be named a Master.”

The full line up of winners in the twelve categories
is as follows:

Architecture: Martin Schubert, Denmark

Editorial: Antonio Pedrosa, Portugal

Fashion/Beauty: Bara Prasilova, Czech Republic

Fine Art: Rafal Maleszyk, United States

General: Roman Jehanno, France

Landscapes/Nature: Hengki Koentjoro, Indonesia

Portrait: Dmitry Ageev, Russian Federation

Product: Bryn Griffiths, United Kingdom

Project//21: Paul Gisbrecht, Germany

Underwater: Chris Straley, United States

Wedding/Social; Joseph Goh Meng Huat, Singapore

Wildlife: Rafael Rojas, Switzerland


For more information, please visit: www.hasselblad.com/masters