Norwegian photographer Jorgen Johanson wins SIPA

    Norwegian photographer Jorgen Johanson wins SIPA

    Nov 9, Oslo: Norwegian travel photographer Jørgen Johanson has been honoured with Siena International Photo Awards, the Architecture Category first Prize and the third prize in the Travel Category at the most important Italian photo contest.

    Photos from over 100 countries were registered for Siena International Photo Awards. Extraordinary success for the photographs presented by Jørgen Johanson from Oslo to Siena International Photo Awards, a new international photo contest with the aim to be a launching platform for professional photographers and new talents.

    An international jury made of 18 out of the best photographers, editors and critics voted “Larung Gar Buddhist Academy”by Jørgen Johanson first classified in the Architecture category and  “Coming to get salt” as third classified in the Travel category an amazing results out of thousands of entries registered to the contest, a statement said. 

    The Grand Final of Siena International Photo Awards has opened the Siena Art Photo Festival with numerous events and a widespread exhibition showcased until November 30. 

    Jørgen Johanson and participants from many foreign countries from all around the globe have gathered in Siena with their brand new visions and the common passion of watching the world through a lens.

    Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA Contest) is an Italian photography contest that, to date, has registered the greater international participation ever: 15,000 images from professional photographers, amateurs and new talents from over 100 countries around the world.

    Jørgen is a keen amateur photographer. In most of his working life, Jørgen has been working as a software developer for companies in Oslo where he lives. He, however, has been combining photography and travel for the last 30 years in his spare time. A few of years ago he took 2-3 years break from his work just to take photos. Most of his trips have gone to Asia, but recently he has also made some trips to Africa. He frequently visits India and China with areas with Tibetan culture and the Himalayas fascinating him.

    The Oslo Times


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