These days, smartphone cameras are mindbogglingly good. Many of us have an entire camera set-up, with all the filters and lenses of a pre-digital photographer’s wildest dreams, all in our pockets. And yet most of us still take rubbish photos – at least compared to the incredible winners of the iPhone Photography Awards.
Known as the IPPAWARDS (and not affiliated in any way with iPhone manufacturers Apple), this annual contest shows the spectacular potential of what can be done with just a smartphone. This is the fifteenth edition and, as always, it received thousands of submissions of photos taken on various iPhones around the world.
The winners range from shots of tenderness during wartime and artily framed snaps to stunning nature photographs. You can check out all the winners for yourself on the IPPAWARDS website here, but in the meantime below we’ve selected a few of our favourites.
‘The Kid of Mosul’ by Antonio Denti
‘Girl With The Violin’ by Kelley Dallas
‘Untitled’ by William Ainger
‘Untitled’ by Sanjay Chauhan
‘Megaptera Novaeangliae’ by Hieu Tran
‘Shadows of History’ by Kaustav Sarkar
‘Over the Overpass’ by Yongmei Wang