Hasselblad Masters

Volume 7: Enlighten

The Hasselblad Masters is one of the world’s most prestigious professional photographic competitions, giving acclaimed professionals, as well as aspiring newcomers, the chance to make their mark in the world of photography.

* A Hasselblad camera is not required to enter the competition. Submissions can be made using any camera brand.

Hasselblad Masters 2021 Winners


Albrecht Voss


www.albrechtvoss.com | @albrechtvoss


Gavin Goodman

South Africa

www.gavingoodman.com | @gavin_goodman

Beauty & Fashion


Honghua Shi / 施红华


xiaoxiaophoto.lofter.com | weibo


Marek Würfl


www.marekwurfl.com | @marekwurfl


Paul Fuentes

United Kingdom

www.paulfuentesdesign.com | @paulfuentes_design


Yihao Wang / 王以豪





MATI Machner


mati-photography.com | @matiphotography


Alice Zilberberg


alicezilberberg.com | @alicezilberberg


Marcus Møller Bitsch


marcusmb.com | @marcus_mb

Hasselblad Masters 2021 Grand Jury

The Hasselblad Grand Jury features members of the industry's most respected photographers, established editors and industry experts, along with previous winners of the Masters competition.

Clarissa Bonet - Artist/Photographer

Flóra Borsi - Fine Art Photographer

Isabella Tabacchi - Landscape Photographer

Hengki Koentjoro - Hasselblad Ambassador

Anna Devís - Hasselblad Ambassador

Daniel Rueda - Hasselblad Ambassador

Nina Gorfer - Hasselblad Ambassador

Sarah Cooper - Hasselblad Ambassador

Ali Rajabi - 2016 Hasselblad Master

Tom Oldham - Portrait Photographer

Tim Flach - Animal Photographer

Bára Prášilová - 2014 Hasselblad Master

Swee Oh - 2016 Hasselblad Master

Katerina Belkina - Hasselblad Master

Jorge de la Torriente - 2018 Hasselblad Master

Ben Thomas - 2018 Hasselblad Master

Nabil Rosman - 2018 Hasselblad Master

Tina Signesdottir Hult - 2018 Hasselblad Master

Marcin Giżycki - 2018 Hasselblad Master

Kamilla Hanapova - 2018 Hasselblad Master

Mária Švarbová - 2018 Hasselblad Master

Tyler Shields - Fine Art Photographer

Jaron Schneider, Editor-in-Chief, PetaPixel

Damien Demolder, Senior Contributing Writer, Digital Photography Review

Being part of the Hasselblad Masters Grand Jury is a career milestone for us. Photography is more popular than ever and nowadays, millions, if not billions of images are taken across the globe every single day! The images created by Hasselblad Masters are a clear statement that some photographs are truly priceless.

– Hasselblad Ambassadors Anna Devís & Daniel Rueda

It was a tremendous honour to be a member of the Hasselblad Masters 2021 Grand Jury. The competition this year had an amazing turnout, and it was great to see the number of talented photographers who submitted their work. Earning the title of Hasselblad Master is an accomplishment on its own and now these winners will forever be a part of Hasselblad’s history.

– Mária Švarbová, 2018 Hasselblad Master

Winning this prestigious award is a career and life changing event for photographers. It has been such an honour for me to be part of the Hasselblad Masters 2021 Grand Jury, and, as a previous participant, contribute from the other side of this competition.

– Bára Prášilová, 2014 Hasselblad Master


Hasselblad Masters are carefully selected by three juries – the Hasselblad Internal Jury, the Hasselblad Public Jury and the Hasselblad Grand Jury.

Hasselblad Internal Jury

This jury consists of Hasselblad employees who are experts in the field of photography and cameras. The task of this jury is to select the 120 Hasselblad Masters finalists (the top 10 in each of the 12 categories) through an internal voting system.

Hasselblad Public Jury

The Hasselblad Public Jury will select their favourites from each category. These selected entries will then score points towards the Hasselblad Grand Jury vote, with the Public Jury therefore effectively acting as a "seat" on the main jury.

Hasselblad Grand Jury

The Hasselblad Grand Jury features members of the industry's most respected photographers, established editors and industry experts, along with previous winners of the Masters competition.


The Hasselblad Masters competition is open to all photographers who have been active professionals* for more than three years. Submissions can be shot on any digital camera from any camera brand and in any format (must have a minimum of 16 megapixels) as well as using drone cameras or film cameras. Entries shot on smartphone and tablet cameras are not eligible.

*The Project//21 category is an exception. Project//21 is open to all amateur photographers, students, assistants and young professionals 21 years old and under at the close of the competition submission period. Proof of age will be required.

When entering the Hasselblad Masters, you may submit entries for as many categories as you like. You must submit 3 images (per category) that fit the theme of the category and best showcase your skill and creativity. The images submitted should be JPG files (max 10MB) and a minimum of 1000px wide.


Every Hasselblad Masters winner earns the title of “Hasselblad Master”. They will also receive a medium format mirrorless Hasselblad camera to keep.

In addition, the winners will shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project is then published in the commemorative Hasselblad Masters book as well as digitally on all Hasselblad channels.

Medium Format Mirrorless

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