More Than Meets the Eye: Top 20 Photos From 2017 EyeEm Awards

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The EyeEm Awards is the world's largest photography competition with over 590,000 submissions from more than 88,000 photographers in over 150 countries.

Take a look at the EyeEm Awards' top 20 photos from each of the five categories: The Architect, The Great Outdoors, The Photojournalist, The Portraitist and The Street Photographer. The winners will be announced at the 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards in Berlin on September 15-17.

© Photo : Adeolu OsiboduThis photo is from the series 'Finding Amos,' a series of self portraits dedicated to Adeolu’s grandfather who recently passed away. "Maybe this is inspired by an urge to find consolation or my intimate affection for a time before or me just being 'Adeolu'. Regardless, I’m forever glad I happen to find myself in this state." Ogun State, Nigeria.
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This photo is from the series 'Finding Amos,' a series of self portraits dedicated to Adeolu’s grandfather who recently passed away. "Maybe this is inspired by an urge to find consolation or my intimate affection for a time before or me just being 'Adeolu'. Regardless, I’m forever glad I happen to find myself in this state." Ogun State, Nigeria.
© Photo : Claudia SolanoSantiago Calatrava’s City of Art and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.
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Santiago Calatrava’s City of Art and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.
© Photo : Daren MaureeThe boat is named "GRIFFON" and took fire on the 19th of April 2017. The origin of this fire occurred when some men were renovating the boat. Unfortunately while welding, the fire hit the gas pipe. One man was lost during the fire. Port-Louis, Mauritus.
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The boat is named "GRIFFON" and took fire on the 19th of April 2017. The origin of this fire occurred when some men were renovating the boat. Unfortunately while welding, the fire hit the gas pipe. One man was lost during the fire. Port-Louis, Mauritus.
© Photo : David SchulmanThis is a portrait taken of three girls in Atlanta as part of the Atlanta edition to David Schulman’s series, ‘Nasty Women and Bad Hombres of LA’. Atlanta, Georgia, US.
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This is a portrait taken of three girls in Atlanta as part of the Atlanta edition to David Schulman’s series, ‘Nasty Women and Bad Hombres of LA’. Atlanta, Georgia, US.
© Photo : Francis MalaprisPart of Francis Malapris’ IN SITU series "People in particular places, thinking of another world or another time. Escaping from their current location, they are present and absent at the same time, searching for a better place or moment. Then the environment echoes with the character." Paris, France.
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Part of Francis Malapris’ IN SITU series "People in particular places, thinking of another world or another time. Escaping from their current location, they are present and absent at the same time, searching for a better place or moment. Then the environment echoes with the character." Paris, France.
© Photo : Guiga PiráThis image was taken while the photographer was living on a ship in Mexico as part of a marine conservation campaign to protect endangered marine life from illegal fishing ships. Drones were used to locate, identify and document illegal fishing activities in a protected area. The Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
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This image was taken while the photographer was living on a ship in Mexico as part of a marine conservation campaign to protect endangered marine life from illegal fishing ships. Drones were used to locate, identify and document illegal fishing activities in a protected area. The Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
© Photo : Jatuporn PateepaparneeOn the streets of Nonthaburi, Thailand.
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On the streets of Nonthaburi, Thailand.
© Photo : Jeremy CheungThis was taken on the Kowloon Peninsula of Hong Kong at the highest observatory deck, the 101st floor of the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, China. “I tried to depict the labyrinth nature of Hong Kong."
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This was taken on the Kowloon Peninsula of Hong Kong at the highest observatory deck, the 101st floor of the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, China. “I tried to depict the labyrinth nature of Hong Kong."
© Photo : Joanne CoatesThis is from the series ‘Greenvoe’ which tells the tale of changing island life. "These islands offered me the opportunity to meet the people who make their living from the land, from the sea, to deliver into the modern aspects of life, to look at the outsiders who come here to escape." Orkney, Scotland, UK.
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This is from the series ‘Greenvoe’ which tells the tale of changing island life. "These islands offered me the opportunity to meet the people who make their living from the land, from the sea, to deliver into the modern aspects of life, to look at the outsiders who come here to escape." Orkney, Scotland, UK.
© Photo : Julie HrudovaThis is from Julie Hrudova’s series ‘Leisure’, a play with photography being a trustworthy and truthful medium by creating some confusion about what is actually happening in the image, or why it is happening. Her subjects are focused on their leisure activities, often isolated, even when they are together. Tokyo, Japan.
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This is from Julie Hrudova’s series ‘Leisure’, a play with photography being a trustworthy and truthful medium by creating some confusion about what is actually happening in the image, or why it is happening. Her subjects are focused on their leisure activities, often isolated, even when they are together. Tokyo, Japan.
© Photo : Kimberly dela Cruz16-year-old AJ mourns at the crime scene where his neighbor Antonio Perez has been shot by unidentified assailants on January 3, 2017 outside their shanty in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines. Perez works in the barangay and treated AJ like a son.
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16-year-old AJ mourns at the crime scene where his neighbor Antonio Perez has been shot by unidentified assailants on January 3, 2017 outside their shanty in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines. Perez works in the barangay and treated AJ like a son.
© Photo : Masaki SatoCamping on Mt.Tsubakurodake in Japan at night. Nagano, Japan.
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Camping on Mt.Tsubakurodake in Japan at night. Nagano, Japan.
© Photo : Md. Enamul KabirEvery year during EID festival, the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, lots of people leave Dhaka city to see family. Bangladesh.
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Every year during EID festival, the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, lots of people leave Dhaka city to see family. Bangladesh.
© Photo : Michael LynchBingham Canyon on a snowy day. Utah, US.
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Bingham Canyon on a snowy day. Utah, US.
© Photo : Michael SchauerStokksnes is one of the most iconic places in Iceland with the mountains Vestrahorn and Eytrahorn cradling a beach of black sand, created by never ending waves and winds.
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Stokksnes is one of the most iconic places in Iceland with the mountains Vestrahorn and Eytrahorn cradling a beach of black sand, created by never ending waves and winds.
© Photo : Pau BuscatóThis photo is part of the Street Photography series ‘Hopscotch,’ an in-progress body of work that emerges from my strong need to play with the every day.” London, UK.
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This photo is part of the Street Photography series ‘Hopscotch,’ an in-progress body of work that emerges from my strong need to play with the every day.” London, UK.
© Photo : Ramin MazurRepublic of Moldova has one of the highest inmates per capita in Europe, including the highest rate of the long term convicted. Art centre “Coliseum” directed a play in the most secure prison, penitentiary nr17. Rezina, Moldova.
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Republic of Moldova has one of the highest inmates per capita in Europe, including the highest rate of the long term convicted. Art centre “Coliseum” directed a play in the most secure prison, penitentiary nr17. Rezina, Moldova.
© Photo : Ritesh ShuklaRupesh Kumar, who weighs just over three stone, has aged 8x faster than normal due to Hutchison-Gilford progeria. Rupesh, from Hanumanganj in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, began to show signs of the condition as a young boy. Hanumanganj, India.
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Rupesh Kumar, who weighs just over three stone, has aged 8x faster than normal due to Hutchison-Gilford progeria. Rupesh, from Hanumanganj in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, began to show signs of the condition as a young boy. Hanumanganj, India.
© Photo : Scott FirestoneTaken over Chicago, IL, US.
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Taken over Chicago, IL, US.
© Photo : Zane JēkabsoneThis photo was taken at the Sólheimasandur airplane wreckage in Iceland, the site of an abandoned U.S. Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane. The plane was forced to crash land on the black sand beach of Sólheimasandur in 1973. Skogar, Iceland.
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This photo was taken at the Sólheimasandur airplane wreckage in Iceland, the site of an abandoned U.S. Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane. The plane was forced to crash land on the black sand beach of Sólheimasandur in 1973. Skogar, Iceland.
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