National Geographic has just announced the winners of its 2014 photo contest. The grand prizes were given to three winners for their submissions to following categories: people, places and nature.
Franco Fontana‘s photos are characterized by bright colours, so vibrant as to appear unreal, rhythmic compositions of overlapping lines and planes, patterns built with light. The Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, is displaying over 130 of his photographs in the first major retrospective devoted to him.
Robert Adams has photographed the changing landscape of the American West for over four decades and how it have been altered by human activity. His photographs reveals the fragile beauty that endures despite our troubled relationship with nature, and with ourselves.
The film was shot over a period of two years by filmmaker Simon Christen. The author had to deal with the changing weather, hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time he got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and he was able to capture something really special.