(NewsMadura) — “The past is never dead,” Nobel laureate William Faulkner once wrote. “It’s not even over.”
Entries were judged on “originality, composition and technical skill”, as well as the context of the image and the story behind it.
Dan Korn, vice president of the UK’s Sky History network and one of the contest judges, noted that despite everything, creativity was still thriving during the pandemic.
“There have been so many restrictions, restrictions and hardships in recent years,” he said. “But to see some of the beautiful work on display here and seeing the iconic and important locations from around the world so vividly captured was a sign that in 2021 history and humanity will still be alive and kicking in all their glory.” splendor.”
This year’s acclaimed photos come from places like Wales, Brazil and Turkey. Here are some of the highlights.
A winner in Wales
This year’s overall award went to Steve Liddiard for his photo of the Whiteford Point Lighthouse in Wales. Built in 1865, this unique cast iron structure has long been a popular subject for photography. Liddiard captured the lighthouse at a dramatic moment, winning the admiration of the jury.
During the day, Liddiard works as an associate practitioner for the National Health Service (NHS).
Some historians believe that Bamburgh was the model for Sir Lancelot’s castle, Joyous Garde.
Other Notable Images
Britain’s History Hit TV and the heritage conservation group Historic England were also sponsors of the awards, meaning there were quite a few entries from across the UK.
Other images that earned recognition in the competition were shots of Hereford Cathedral, St Michael’s Tower in Glastonbury and Scott Antcliffe’s sunset shot of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland (pictured above).
There were also several winning images from other corners of the world.
The Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer is considered one of the titans of modern architecture.
A photographer who identified himself as just Alistair, was nominated for his photo of the Niterói Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The building, which visitors think looks like anything from a UFO to a concrete flower, is a popular destination for architecture buffs.
The remains of a downed US Navy Douglas C-117D have become a popular backdrop for music videos.
One of the most notable entries was the wreckage of a US Navy plane that crashed in 1973 near Sólheimasandur, Iceland. It was captured by Ukrainian photographer Yevhen Samuchenko, who also photographed for UNESCO and the Royal Photography Society.