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Photos: Stunning winners from the 2015 iPhone Photography Awards

Andre Malerba/IPPAWARDS
1st place, Panorama.
  • Kate Groetzinger
By Kate Groetzinger

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With an eight megapixel resolution and sapphire glass lens cover now standard on any version of the iPhone 5 or higher, today’s technology has created a new breed of artist: the iPhone photographer. It may not have the prestige of professional photography yet, but iPhone photography can capture equally impressive material, as these images reveal.

Founded in 2007, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) celebrate the work of serious photographers and hobbyists alike. The only requirement is that the image be taken on an iPhone, iPod or iPad and that it not be altered in Photoshop or any similar program. A teeny gold bar is awarded to photographers of the winning photos in each of 19 categories. Below, a selection of this year’s most remarkable winners:

1st place, Photographer of the Year

Michal Koralewski/IPPAWARDS

2nd place, Photographer of the Year

David Craik/IPPAWARDS

3rd place, Photographer of the Year

Yvonne Lu/IPPAWARDS

People

Song Han/IPPAWARDS

Lifestyle

Fabio Alvarez/IPPAWARDS

Trees

Ruairidh McGlynn/IPPAWARDS

Sunset

Robert Radesic/IPPAWARDS

Food

Xu Lin/IPPAWARDS

Flowers

Amy Paterson/IPPAWARDS

Still Life

Cindy Buske/IPPAWARDS

Seasons

Heather Goss/IPPAWARDS

Travel

Ahmed Solimani/IPPAWARDS

News Events

Jesse Alkire/IPPAWARDS

Architecture

Christian Frank/IPPAWARDS

Children

Jeremy Kern/IPPAWARDS

Abstract

Ben Schuyler/IPPAWARDS

Others

Jose Luis Saez-Martinez/IPPAWARDS

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