Hasselblad’s Masters Awards 2014 announces finalists

More than 100 images have been shortlisted in the Hasselblad Masters Awards 2014 – a competition that recognises the best in both established and emerging photographic talent. The Hasselblad Masters Awards received nearly 4000 entries, up from 2500 entries in 2012. 

Following an initial call for entries in May 2012, professional photographers had until the end of August last year to submit their images in 12 categories: Fine Art; Landscapes/Nature; Wedding/Social; Portrait; Fashion/Beauty; Editorial; Products; Architectural; General; Wildlife; Project//21; and Underwater. The final two categories are new for the 2014 competition. Ten images have been selected from each category. 

Hasselblad’s global photographer relations manager Paul Waterworth said in a statement: “For the first time we allowed entries from photographers who have been active professionals for more than three years and who use cameras of 16MP and above, regardless of brand or format. We’re delighted by how many people have responded. Winning a section in the Hasselblad Masters Awards is clearly now recognised as a major accolade by professionals based in all corners of the world.”

The winner in each category will have the opportunity to use Hasselblad equipment to create a new set of images for the fourth special Masters Commemorative Book. They will also receive a trophy at Photokina 2014. The winning images will be published on the Hasselblad global website and shown at exhibitions around the world from 31 October.

For the third time, members of the public have been invited to vote for their favourite image from the shortlisted entries. To see the images and cast your vote, visit www.hasselblad.com/masters-finalists

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