Two photographers who have the power to change the world and inspire others in the process are being celebrated by the world in their own right.
The Best Photographer of the Year awards have been given out at the world’s top photography festivals since 2015 and the inaugural event took place on Saturday.
It was the first time that two photographers who were part of the same team won.
“I was the last one to be selected and the team was amazing,” said Benoît Bailly, the winner of the 2017 award for the best landscape photographer.
“They made me feel proud, they made me realize I am a winner.”
The winning photographer from the Best Photography of the New York Times Bestseller Club of New York, Andy Warhol, was also in attendance.
“The best photographers are the people who are able to do something unique,” Warhol said.
“You can’t make something great and you can’t do it without a group of people.”
The awards ceremony, hosted by the magazine of the Society of Professional Photographers (SPOP), took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
It featured an evening of food, drinks, live music and awards ceremonies.
The winners were chosen from a pool of 1,000 submissions.
The top five photographers from the top 50 photography competitions were given an award and were announced during the awards ceremony.
“It’s a great way to celebrate the best and the brightest of the best in the world,” said Andy Warham, the editor-in-chief of SPOP.
“And it’s also a great reminder that photographers can make amazing things.”
In total, 10 photographers from all over the world have been named Best Photographer at the 2017 awards.
“This is an incredibly exciting year,” said SPOP President Michael Stoehr.
“In the history of photography, no one has been able to accomplish this much in such a short time and to have the likes of Andy Warhans winners and the New Yorkers who nominated them being in attendance at the ceremony is really special.”
“The SPOP is thrilled to have these two talented photographers as its winners,” said Spop Executive Director of Photography, Tom Stoll.
“We have had the privilege of having them on our list since the very beginning.
And the SPOP and Andy’s team of experts and supporters have worked incredibly hard to get this far and this award is just the first step.”
“This year, we’re excited to have such a talented group of photographers and to be able to award them their first Best Photography Award,” said Tom Stoeh, SPOP’s Executive Director.
“Andy’s and Andy Warburys success as photographers has been remarkable and we are very proud of their work.”
“Andy Warhol is one of the world-class photographers of his generation, and the SPOKP has long been a proud partner of the photographer,” said James K. Lee, SPOKOP President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Together, Andy and I have spent countless hours documenting our world and sharing his art, inspiring and inspiring the world.
Andy and his team have inspired millions of people around the world with their art and their dedication to the art form of photography.
Andy has helped us transform SPOKPI from a small, independent newsroom into a leading global news organization and he’s continued to be a true inspiration to the next generation of photographers.”
The SPOP awards are a great example of how the SPIP is dedicated to the best of the profession, Stoech said.
In addition to being a member of SPOKPA, SPO is also a member, and is supported by SPOP, of the SPAP Professional Photography Awards, which awards the top photographers from around the globe.
“SpOKP is the largest member of the Professional Photographer Awards, the world premiere organization of the top professional photographers in the U.S. We are thrilled to be part of such a prestigious program that celebrates the best, and also recognizes the work of those who are simply doing the right thing,” Lee said.
The SPO Professional Photography Award recognizes outstanding photographers and professional artists who have inspired generations of photographers worldwide.
The winner of SPO’s 2017 award will be announced at a later date.
The 2017 SPOP Awards will be broadcast live on SPO.com on November 20 at 7 p.m.
“Photographers have been the most influential people on the planet for thousands of years and the best is yet to come,” said Anthony Bourdain, the host of CNN’s Food Network show Parts Unknown.
“With an award like the SPO Award, we are really excited to be recognized as the world leaders in this category.
These award-winning photographers are truly the most important people on Earth