In photos: the winners of the iPhone Photography Awards 2023

From dazzling architecture to striking shots of wildlife, these are the winning iPhone photographers of 2023

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly
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Photograph: Shusen Jia / IPPAWARDS

Thanks to smartphones, we’ve never been so well-equipped to take fantastic photos. The exceptional quality of smartphone cameras can be truly incredible, and there is no better example of this than the entries of this year’s iPhone Photography Awards, which has just announced the winners of the sixteenth annual competition. 

The winning photographers hail from all over the world, with the grand prize being awarded to Ivan Silva, from Mexico. His entry, entitled ‘Heroe’ (below), is a testament to the fact that you don’t need a professional camera to capture stunning photographs. Below are some of the other mesmerising images captured on iPhones by the talented winning photographers, including the entry of Thea Mihu, who won Photographer of the Year. 

Grand Prize Winner: ‘Heroe’ by Ivan Silva 

Heroe, winner of IPP Awards 2023
Photograph: Ivan Silva / IPPAWARDS

1st Place in Photographer of the Year: ‘Soy Sauce Village’ by Thea Mihu

Soy Sauce Village
Photograph: Thea Mihu / IPPAWARDS

‘Taming Waves’ by Sasa Borozan

Taming Waves
Photograph: Sasa Borozan / IPPAWARDS

‘Once en Rosa’ by Skye Snyder

Once de Rosa
Photograph: Skye Snyder / IPPAWARDS

‘Oculus’ by Akira P. 

Photograph: Akira P. / IPPAWARDS

‘Castles in Nature’ by Di Lu

Castles in Nature
Photograph: Di Lu / IPPAWARDS

 ‘Majestic Bald Cypress Stand’ by Pamela-Jones Morton

Majestic Bald Cypress Stand
Photograph: Pamela Jones-Norton / IPPAWARDS

 ‘Islas Afortunadas’ by Alina Rudya 

Islas Afortunadas
Photograph: Alina Rudya / IPPAWARDS

 ‘Ba Jia Jiang’ by Surong Zhu

Ba Jia Jiang
Photograph: Surong Zhu / IPPAWARDS

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