08 sep, 2023

The Siena Awards announced the results of the Creative Photo Awards 2023, an award dedicated to artistic and creative photography. Photographers from 133 countries took part in the competition. The works of the winners will be presented at the exhibition "I wonder if you can", which will be held in the "Magazzini del Sale" in Palazzo Pubblico, located in the heart of Piazza del Campo. The exhibition will run from September 30 to November 19. We present you the winning entries.


Photo of the year

Aesthetics from Africa-3 by Frank Zhang

The world of beauty has witnessed the celebration of diverse aesthetics. For a long time, the fashion industry's perception of beauty was seen through a Eurocentric lens. However, in recent times, African American model and influencer Sonia Barbie Tucker, originally from Ghana, has been showcasing the rich and vibrant aesthetics of Africa.

Open theme

sound of light and glass by Iwona Czubek

The photo was taken in 2022 using the "Haruhisa camera," which was designed and constructed by the Japanese photographer Haruhisa Terasaki. It is a great honor for me to have the opportunity to use this camera. Terasaki is known for his unique method of photographing, which he refers to as new pictorialism. This image is projected onto a dry plate and captured with a digital camera.


The girl with the spiky hairstyle by Giorgia Corniola

The girl with ebony skin frees herself from the chains, and some of them remain attached to her, as she escapes. In the gesture of liberation, the shapes of her hairstyle and neck take on elongated forms.

Animal & pets

"White Beauty" by Lurdes Santander

I aimed to capture the elegant movement of a horse in a free rein jump, experiencing the sensation of the snow beneath its feet and its inherent desire for freedom, much like humans yearn for it. This moment was extraordinary, and I persisted through several attempts on my camera to find that elusive shot, a challenge many photographers face.


Spirit of the Universe by Peter Lik

Capturing this image took patience and perseverance. It started with the search for a single tree amidst a lavender field at sunset. Then the wait for the night sky to unveil its beauty. Combined with a second, long exposure, the light invisible to the naked eye, revealing a truly enchanted world.


The cake kid by Steven Herrschaft

I captured this photo during a beautiful summer wedding in the red wine region of Germany. The majestic Castle on the hill was stunning, and the moment I captured was fleeting yet magical. Sometimes, as a photographer, you need to be in the right place at the right time to create art.


Capital Gate Tower Abu Dhabi by Frank Loddenkemper

The Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi was captured in a unique moment from a moving bus. As we traveled on the highway during late afternoon, the sun's rays cast a mesmerizing glow, creating the perfect lighting for the shot.


Spotless Elegance by Cheraine Collette

Featuring a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing from 1955, this photograph was captured at the private collection of Museum METROPOLE Druten in the Netherlands. It prompts us to ponder how humankind would have been and still be without the presence of the natural treasures that inspire us to dream and surpass our limits.

Fina art

Can not see by Haruka Nishizaki

Have I overcome the pandemic? My supposedly liberated mind feels like a blocked eyelid. Nevertheless, I must continue to look forward and move on. This expression reflects my feelings of wavering between despair and hope.


Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise by Patty Carroll

The subject is the conflation of woman and home. A lone woman is surrounded by her domestic objects, activities, and obsessions. The still-life narratives created in the studio for the camera comment on the mania of collecting, accumulating, and decorating a home. In the series, the woman is overwhelmed by her possessions, leading to disaster and mayhem. Growing up in suburbia provided the basis of my work. I photographically create worlds that critique and satirize claustrophobic expectations of perfection that women continue to face, despite contemporary life and careers.