The International Garden Photographer of the Year Macro Art project has announced its winners after submissions came from Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, England, Ireland, Portugal, The Netherlands, Thailand and United States.
The competition is one of four photo projects run by the International Garden Photographer of the Year and the winner receives £500 and the photograph featured at an exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2021.
The overal winner of the project was Bruno Militelli with the work entitled ‘Botanic Loop’.
Judge Ben Brain said: “Echos of the great Karl Blossfeldt run through this splendid image revealing the graphic, architectural beauty of this specimen in all its glory. The composition is balanced and harmonious and the black and white treatment spot on.”
The winning image:
‘Botanic Loop’ by Bruno Militelli, winner of Macro Art.
The full list of winners for this year’s IGPOTY Macro Art project
Zhang Ye Fei’s ‘Shepherd’s Purse Seed’, 3rd place
Wei Fu, ‘Jewels’, commended
Tony North, ‘Common Blues on Apple Mint’, highly commended
Bruno Militelli, ‘Vortex Blossom’, finalist
Christine Blanchin Dos Santos ‘On the Look Out’, highly commended