Winners of All About Photo Awards, the Mind's Eye, 2020
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Winners of All About Photo Awards, the Mind's Eye, 2020

The 5th Annual Mind's Eye competition from All About Photo attracted submissions from all over the world. Even though a majority of the entries were color photographs, 4 out of the 5 top category winners are black and white and came from women. The Photographer of the Year 2020 was awarded to Monica Denevan (United States) for her image 'Across the River, Burma' from the series 'Songs of the River: Portraits from Burma.' She received a $5,000 cash prize.

A panel of 7 jurors selected the 40 winning and finalist images. Compared to previous years, they were more inclined to choose calming images compared to those depicting unsettling or violent situations. 'Perhaps a subconscious need has arisen in each one of us to escape the terrible events that are happening in the world right now,' reads the official press release.

In a field dominated by men, women received a majority of the top honors in this competition. Elena Paraskeva was recognized in the Particular Merit Mention category for her image 'The Lost Swimmer.'

Winners will be showcased on the daily fine art photography site Lenscratch, art streaming platform Daylighted, All About Photo's online gallery, and in the print edition of AAP Magazine. All About Photo hosts a variety of competitions, year round, that can be found on their 'Photo Contests' page.