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2013 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition
Andrea Bonavita was Awarded: 3rd place in Nature - Aerial category for the winning entry 'Aerial animals'
From 1996 to fly the skies of Italy with my paraglider . The passion for the photos was born as a boy and one for aerial photos arrived around 2006 , and since then I never go without my camera in flight . Since 2008, I decided to pursue the project of ' photographing all the beauty ' that you can enjoy from a different perspective as the aerial view . Also because of the birth of my daughter which I intend to show the wonders of the world as seen from above. So wonderful and fragile. I do not have a deadline, I do not rush , mine is a work in progress and constantly growing . My motivation is given by the fact that in recent years I feel inundated by images that unfortunately almost always have a subject such as drama , conflict or violence. We are all so wrapped up by the negativity that by now you tagging along and take it for granted , as if it were normal . In fact my images I try mainly to find the positive and pleasant , while maintaining the minimum negative pictures that I use only as a 'contrast' . The world reserve still beautiful scenery without going to the other side of the planet but it is necessary and imperative that everyone, starting with ourselves, we realize , and we realize , as someone said , that the world is not ours but we took borrow it from our children, and one day I will take it back. In what conditions would it drop off ?
The 2013 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.
Director, International Photography Awards