WORLD’S BEST FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHERS: SAACKS, ASL, VOROBYEVA, HONICKI, BOBRAKOVA & BALSE’

Photographers from Australia, Iran, Russia and USA score highest in Category 42 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

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This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories have been revealed in the news about a category a day —making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.

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Joshua Saacks statement:

“I am a 22 year-old Sydney-based wedding and event photographer. Travel photography is my passion; documenting countries and cultures is my photographic purpose. The winning photo was from a recent trip to Ethiopia where I photographed the native tribes.”

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CATEGORY 42. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — HUMAN

1ST PLACE JOSHUA SAACKS AUSTRALIA @joshsaacks joshuasaacks@outlook.com “Ethiopia, Land Of Origins’ Photograph.

2ND PLACE HADI PANAHI ASL IRAN hadi.panahi.asl88@gmail.com “Mother Nature” 45x45" Photography.

3RD PLACE DARIA VOROBYEVA RUSSIA https://www.dariavorobyevaart.com/ “To The Stars” 40x26.7" Photo with lens effect.

4TH PLACE-TIE DARIA VOROBYEVA RUSSIA https://www.dariavorobyevaart.com/ “Darya” 40x26.7" Photo.

4TH PLACE-TIE STEPHEN HONICKI USA www.stevehphotography@gmail.com “Unanswered Prayer” 16x22" Archival pigment print on German etching paper.

5TH PLACE-TIE STEPHEN HONICKI USA www.stevehphotography@gmail.com “No One Came Today” 16x22" Archival pigment print on German etching paper.

5TH PLACE-TIE ZHANNA BOBRAKOVA RUSSIA www.zhannabobrakova.com “When Will Black Be The New White?” 16x23" Photo — pigment print.

6TH PLACE SHANTI BALSE’ USA www.artcoopmendocino.com “Udaipur Lake Washing Clothes” Photography.

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This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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