Feature image: James Middleton | other photography as credited
Impressive. Thrilling. Exhilarating. Moving. Emotive. Thought provoking. And more.
The 2022 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards — our seventh year — and it definitely has not disappointed!!!
We’ve received an incredibly diverse range of photos from all over the world, from passionate enthusiasts and pro photographers. Our 2022 entrants are from over 40 countries across all continents — including Austria, South Africa, Portugal, Ukraine, Croatia, Ireland, Greece, Denmark, Canada — just to name a handful.
And so the bar continues to be raised each year. And the quality and the aspects of cycling images grows and moves us as viewers. It’s been a honour, as always to read every single caption telling hundreds of cycling stories, from all over the world. It is truely an international competition.
And one, I’m so proud to be a part of.
The Awards showcase the work of talented photographers and inspire us all to capture moments that mean something, to the photographer and the audience. Like one photographer this year said, “when I was at every race throughout the year — in the back of my mind — I thought I must have a photo worthy of submitting for the MarkGunterPhotoAwards2022”. It gives me goose bumps to know how important the awards are.
And they also support our important causes — raising money for cancer research via Tour de Cure. This year sadly we weren’t able to call for nominations for the Young Cyclists Assistance, so we’re not supporting any young riders this time — but we’ll be back in full swing next year.
We are proud to showcase the winners here, their images, and the story behind their image — and everyone who made the top 10 in both categories.
A huge thank you to our diverse and highly regarded panel of judges James Startt, Veronique Rolland, Antonio Colombo, Sean Hardy, Susanna Brown, and Graham Watson for your talent, your expertise and your time and your choices.
Thanks to Wahoo Fitness for the first prize in the Amateur category. It’s the icing on the “bike” for our winner in the Amateur category.
Thanks to Punchbuggy for doing work behind the scenes to keep these awards going — year after year.
Thanks to Rouleur magazine for supporting the 2022 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards, it’s very special for me to able to keep Mark’s legacy alive for our son Lucas, who’s now 8, and has successfully chosen his very own list.
The wait is over…. here are the winners and your top ten in each category! Congratulations to you all.
Cover image by James Middleton @jmidphoto
Thank you everyone again — for being part of the Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards.
The judges decisions are in and they are final! Thank you to James Startt, Sean Hardy, Susanna Brown, Antonio Colombo, and Veronique Rolland.