INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM AWARDS

XPF 2022 WALL OF FAME
Portrait Of A Veteran
World War II veteran Acek Urmanbetov, 98, is reluctant to evoke the war. But he remembers the leg he lost, the people he shot, the dead rotting in the trenches. He follows international politics and feels devastated by Ukraine's current war.
Marylise Vigneau
Unternalb, Austria
Xposure Wildlife Photography Awards
Diana
Diana is celebrating the new Kurdish year with her tribe by dancing together.
Babak Mehrafshar
Isfahan, Iran
XPF 2022 WALL OF FAME
Andrey: The Last Resident
Andrey is 57 years old. He is the last resident of Bereznik - the small village in the North of Russia in the Arkhangelsk region. His house smells like an ashtray. Andrey takes a deep puff and scratches his wrinkled cheek. “I was born here; we used to have a big farm, a school, and a club, but nothing left. Everybody died, and everything is covered with snow now."
Sergei Stroitelev
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
XPF 2022 NOMINEE
06-53 Morning Mundari
In the Mundari cattle camps, kids do most of the daily work. Kids collect the fresh cow dung, put it into piles, and then set it on fire. Those fires are helpful as they repel the (extremely) numerous and voracious flies and mosquitoes of the South Sudanese countryside.
Svetlin Yosifov
Burgas, Bulgaria
XPF 2022 WALL OF FAME
Maiden Of The Suri
This beautiful young Suri girl is just 25 years old, unmarried, and still guarded by her family. She is still expecting her husband-to-be. A man in Suri Tribe can only marry a girl when he has sixty cattle presented to the girl's family for a price of marriage.
Zay Yar Lin
Yangon, Myanmar
Xposure Wildlife Photography Awards
Golden Mask In 1990s
The gold you wear was old, worn by women in the 1990s, and they wore silver jewellery.
Salim Al Waheibi
masirah island, Oman
Xposure Wildlife Photography Awards
Twin Sisters
A portrait of twin sisters in a Buddhist monastery near the city of Hpa-an, Myanmar, was taken on May 2, 2021.
Swe Tun
HPA-AN, Myanmar

Awards Committee Review

After the Jury completesd their scoring the shortlist was automatically generated and submitted to the Awards Committee who applied additional scoring criteria that either added points or deduct points thus creating the final seven Nominees published on this page.

In each category, there will be awarded:

One Winner
One Runner-up
Five Certificates of Merit

The Winner and Runner-up from each category will be invited to the Xposure Festival Awards Ceremony on 11 February 2023, where the final outcome of the position will be announced.

The 2022 Jury consisted of 32 professional photographers. The Xposure Awards and Oversite Committee comprises 7 leading Industry Expert Picture Editors