A series of travel photos taken around the world have been named winners in the Siena International Photo Awards, as photographers gather in Italy for a month-long festival dedicated to the art.
The winners of the contest were announced on 29 October in Siena, Italy, to kick-off the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival. The first place image in the travel category captured a strawberry-picker walking between orange and pink greenhouses in Turkey.
During the month of November, the Tuscan city is hosting the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival, which will include a variety of events related to photographic arts, mainly exhibitions around the city, as well as workshops, photo tours, conferences and the opportunity to meet photographers.
There will be personal exhibitions from eight well-known photographers in the historic heart of Siena for the entire month, featuring the works of: Melissa Farlow, a Pulitzer award and National Geographic photo-reporter; Timothy Allen, a well-known photographer responsible for the BBC TV series Human Planet; Majid Saeedi, Iranian documentarist who spent many years of his career telling the history of the Afghan people; and more.
Among the exhibits will be “End of the Road”, a set of images taken by Allen in the most remote places of the world, held in the Intronati Library, while the 13th Century architecture of Santa Maria della Scala, in Piazza Duomo, will be the setting for Francesco Cito’s personal exhibition “Siena’s Palio in B&W”.
The festival, which runs until 30 November, is designed for both professionals and photography enthusiasts, with conferences on subjects like how to become a photo-reporter and photo-journalism during war. There will also be tours where photographers can see Siena and its surroundings. Learn more here.