• Shortlisted image © Emma McEvoy
  • Winning image, as selected by Julia Fullerton-Batten © Anna di Prospero
  • Runner-up image, as selected by Julia Fullerton-Batten © Miska Draskoczy
  • Shotlisted image © Felicia Simion
  • Shortlisted image © Rinzing Kelsang
  • Shortlisted image © Kris Arzadun
  • Shortlisted image © Daniel Vanmoll
  • Shortlisted image © Cecilie Oedegaard
  • Shortlisted image © Wailok Cheung
  • Shortlisted image © Alessandro Flaco

A Human Touch

This month's winner and runner-up were selected by guest judge Julia Fullerton-Batten.

Winner: Anna di Prospero

Julia's comments: The winning image is very striking. Through the capture of the mother’s hands covering her daughter’s hands to protect her from seeing something unpleasant we get a great sense of the powerful love that they share. We sense that the mother will continue to do this throughout her daughter’s life. The image truly conveys great sensitivity and intimacy, which is not always easy to capture. A wonderfully evocative image – HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS!

Runner-up: Miska Draskoczy

Julia's comments: This image really caught my eye and captured my imagination. It contains many different stories. What are they doing there? Why? Have they thrown ashes of a loved one into the waters or are they just looking at fish swimming?

I like their body positions, they are very wary and stand safely well back from the edge of the quay, but are all very curious about what is going on below. Their colourful modern clothes and a boxed recent purchase against a backdrop of an ancient city artfully contrasts modern day consumerism with past splendours.

A very interesting and worthy runner-up. Congratulations.

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