Hasselblad Masters is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most prestigious professional photography competitions. The winners are chosen through a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury comprised of internationally renowned photographers and imaging experts.

Every Hasselblad Masters award winner will obtain the title of ‘Hasselblad Master’. In addition, they will receive a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera and be invited to shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project will be printed and released in the bi-annual Hasselblad Masters book.

Winners will receive their awards, medium format cameras, and trophies at a special Photokina 2018 ceremony in Cologne, Germany this September.

Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Marketing Manager says, “Over 30 000 images were submitted to this year’s competition and that was a record. We are glad to see the competition is growing every year.”

Masters Jury member and professional photographer Tom Oldham said, “It really struck me how progressive many of the entries were this year and how far the entrants were willing to push the brief. These were the photographers who caught my eye - the ballsy, out-there risk-takers who make compelling pictures that refuse to be ignored. I’m proud to have helped to get this great kit into their hands – their images deserve it.”

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018 winners

Aerial - Jorge de la Torriente – Miami, USA

Architecture - Kamilla Hanapova - St. Petersburg, Russia

Art - Maria Svarbova - Bratislava, Slovakia

Beauty & Fashion - Michal Baran - Trim, Ireland

Landscape - Benjamin Everett - Lopez Island, USA

Portrait - Tina Signesdottir Hult - Torvastad, Norway

Product - Marcin Gizycki - Warszawa, Poland

Project//21 - Nabil Rosman - Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Street / Urban – Ben Thomas - Kyneton, Australia

Wedding – Victor Hamke - Leipzig, Germany

Wildlife - Karim Iliya - Haiku, USA

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018 jury

Tom Oldham – Photographer

Ali Rajabi – Past Master

Martin Hausler – Photographer

Katerina Belkina – Past Master

Swee Oh – Past Master

Lars van de Goor – Past Master

Tim Flach – Photographer

Kevin Then – Photographer

Bara Prasilova – Past Master

Damien Demolder – Journalist

Blair Bunting – Photographer

Hans van Ommeren – Past Master

Mads Nissen – Photographer

Kevin Raber – Journalist

For more information and images: https://www.hasselblad.com/masters


Founded in 1941, Hasselblad is one of the leading manufacturers of digital medium format cameras and lenses. True to its Scandinavian heritage, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality and extremely high performance. For over half a century, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first landing on the Moon – and helped shape the way we look at the world through genuine photographic artistry. Trusted by NASA and used by some of the greatest photographers in the world, Hasselblad continues to develop products that enable all types of creatives to capture their artistic vision.

Hasselblad’s H and X Camera Systems and their superb range of medium format lenses fuse innovative technology with precision mechanics, delivering exceptional imaging experiences for every sort of photographer. The highly professional H System, with its latest line up of the H6D-50c, H6D-100c and H6D-400c Multi-Shot, offers the ultimate image quality and resolution with 50, 100 and 400-megapixel solutions. The more portable X System easily enables bringing medium format photography outside of the studio with options that include the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera – the X1D-50c – followed by the second generation X1D II 50C. Combining the CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body, Hasselblad’s photographic history is connected, bringing the X, H, and V Systems together in a portable, sleek package.

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