Feature image: Sean Hardy | other photography as credited
The 2021 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards have closed for another year.
We received hundreds of incredible submissions from around the world – truly some of the best cycling stories and images from 2021.
Now that entries are closed, it’s over to our panel of judges — Jojo Harper, James Startt, and Brazo de Hierro — to decide who’s going to be awarded the Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards. Plus Graham Watson returns as our long standing contributor of the Awards, and he’ll select his top ten in the Amateur category.
Each of the judges have gone through the difficult task of shortlisting their top ten images from each of the categories. From these shortlists, the judges will deliberate on the top three of each category in the coming days – with final winners to be announced on January 12, 2022.
The Awards are a showcase for the talented entrant photographers, and they raise money for cancer research for Tour de Cure and the Young Cyclist Assistance grant for up to two young cyclists.
Enjoy Jojo’s top 10’s!
Cover image by Sean Hardy @hardyccphotos “This was taken at the wonderful Rocacorba Cycling. We were getting ready to shoot Ashleigh Moolman Pasio in her new Zwift E-Champ kit, then this gorgeous light hit.”
Jojo Harper joins the Awards as a Judge in 2021 — her work has featured in the Awards since 2018. Jojo is from the south of England and like many, she lives the cycling life in Girona.
Jojo started her cycling photography career by photographing her brother racing, then Rapha Condor JLT and then the world. And she “loves her photos to tell a story.”