Historic photography takes a lot of skill. After all, you’re not just snapping a picture: you’re trying to capture a place's entire essence, to try and tell its story through just a photograph.
It’s this kind of skill that's celebrated at the History Hit Historic Photographer of the Year awards. The awards have an entire category dedicated to ‘world history’, which aims to recognise photographs of historic sites around the world. The above shot won the entire category. Taken by Luke Stackpoole, it shows the ancient town of Fenghuang in China.
You can view the entire Historic Photographer of the Year shortlist for yourself here but, in the meantime, here are a few of our favourites.
‘Bass Rock Lighthouse’ by Bella Falk
‘Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Pollença, Mallorca’ by Bella Falk
‘Newport Transporter Bridge’ by Cormac Downes
‘Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll, Scotland’ by Dominic Ellett
‘Hegra, Saudi Arabia’ by Luke Stackpoole
‘Monastery, Petra, Jordan’ by Luke Stackpoole
‘Calfaria Baptist Chapel, Llanelli’ by Paul Harris
‘La Petite Ceinture’ by Paul Harris
‘Dunnottar Castle’ by Verginia Hristova
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