Feature image: Anthony Leutenegger | other photography as credited
The 2019 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards are in full swing and we’ve had an influx of entries this week. It’s been a pleasure scrolling through all the images to select this weeks’ Showcase. The images that stand out are dramactic, emotional, and inspiring. They are a representation of the images we’ve received so far – we hope you’ll enjoy them.
I encourage you…if you’re thinking of entering, to simply go for it. All proceeds from the entry fees will go to helping cure cancer through our charity partner Tour de Cure and young cyclists worldwide.
Cover Image by Anthony Leutenegger @anthonyleutenegger in the Enthusiast category: “The agony of defeat.” Just after the final sprint at the CX WC in Bogense I heard a shrill scream in the finishing area. Shooting amongst the craziness past the finishing line I saw french rider Marion Norbert-Riberolle burst into tears and collapse against the fence. She sobbed along the fence whilst her mother tried to comfort her from the other side.’
Entry into the fiercely-contested Professional Cycling Photographer category is permitted to anyone who earns a living from his or her cycling photography.
For non-professional photographers using high-end cameras, we have the Enthusiast category. It’s a loose description including entries taken on high-end cameras including Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC), mirrorless, film, compact, DSLR and other cameras.
The SmartPhone / Action Cam category refers to still photos taken on devices such as iPhones, Android, Windows Mobile, etc, as well as still photos from devices such as GoPro, Shimano Sports Cam, Garmin VIRB, and drones.