Media Talks Brasileiro wins international award for sports photography for photo of Ana Marcela Cunha in Tokyo 08/10/2022 07:25

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London – Brazilian photographer Jonne Roriz won first place in the Sports in Action category at the Siena International Photo Awards, one of the world’s most important photography awards and announcing the winning photos this Monday.

Dubbed “Finding Nemo,” the image combines strength and sophistication, showing Olympic gold medalist Ana Marcela Cunha in the final of the 10km swim, a small fish jumping out of the water as she performs powerful backstrokes in the sea. Offshore at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Brazilians, pictured by photographers from other countries in surfing, race walking and equestrian competitions, also shone in front of the cameras.

Photo that won awards in other sports photography competitions

Based in São Paulo, Jonne Roriz has amassed more than 40 national and international awards in her 22 years of experience in editorial photography.

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He works in various branches of photography such as photojournalism, sports, nature and lifestyle. He has covered the Olympic Games and World Cups and natural disasters in various countries, including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2006 and earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.

Jonne Roriz award-winning photographer sports photography competition Siena Photography Awards
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The winning photograph at the Siena Photography Awards was also awarded at the World Sports Photography, Istanbul Photography Awards and Photo of the Year – Reynolds Institute of Journalism. It became part of the Instituto Moreira Sales collection.

Roriz said the photo captures a historic moment, the victory of Ana Marcela Cunha and the conquest of the gold medal for Brazil during the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

I am honored to receive this award from the Siena International Photography Awards 2022 and am delighted to place Brazil on the list of award-winning countries along with European and American photographers.

With every award this photo won, we managed to immortalize this moment in channels that value sports, journalism and photography.”

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Photo: Jonnne Roriz / Siena Awards 2022

Brazilian athletes depicted in competition’s award-winning images

In addition to swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha, three more Brazilian athletes were portrayed in award-winning photographs in the Sports category at the Siena Photography Awards 2022.

Two of them were chosen as honorable mention and one as an Important Work.

Shattered Dreams by Daniel Mullan
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Photo: Daniel Mullan / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Brazilian team Ieda Guimarães crashed in the Modern Women’s Pentathlon Equestrian Jump on the 14th day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games while riding the Caleansiena YH.


By Lucas Chumbo, Otávio Passos
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Photo: Octavio Passos / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Brazilian big wave surfer Lucas Chianca “Chumbo” lands off a wall during the ‘Tudor Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge’ in Praia do Norte, Portugal. Clicked by Portuguese Octavio Passos.

The ocean rises behind him like an impenetrable wall, and the figure of the athlete seems insignificant before the tidal wave. Sunlight is refracted at the crest of the wave, creating amber reflections.


Winner, Morgan Treacy
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Photo: Morgan Treacy / Siena Photography Awards 2022

The award-winning photo shows Brazilian Lucas Mazzo, who lost his right eye after being ‘shot’ in a paintball match in 2009 at the age of 15.

He ordered two themed eye prostheses in the colors of the Brazilian flag to commemorate his participation in the 20km RaceWalk at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


Discover more photos that won the competition

Award-winning images captured moments of concentration, tension and power in various sports at the Siena Photography Awards.

Caeleb Dressel, Ian Macnicol
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Photo: Ian Macnicol / Siena Photography Awards 2022

The photo, which won runner-up at the Siena Photography Awards, showed Team USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel on his way to winning the men’s 100m butterfly final at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.

The water wraps around your body like a cloak, creating an optical effect. “His head down and forward symbolizes the athlete’s strong determination,” said the photographer.


Try it, by Bradley Kanaris
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Photo: Bradley Kanaris / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Valentine Holmes of the Maroons rugby team scores in the third game of the State of Origin Rugby League series.

The game takes place between the Queensland Maroons, named after the color of their jerseys, and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium. The photo taken in Australia took third place in the photo contest.


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In the Shadows, Clive Brunskill
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Photograph: Clive Burnskill / Siena Photography Awards 2022

On the sixth day of the Mutua Madrid Open, Canadian Denis Shapovalov will face Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik at La Caja Magica. The award-winning image depicts the tennis player as a dark silhouette on red clay.


Leap of Medusa by Richard Heathcote
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Photo: Richard Heathcote / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Team USA’s Tara Davis competes in the women’s long jump final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Honorable mention winner image shows the end of the jump with dark earth in the background.

Moving hair and twitching muscles give rhythm to the image and draw the viewer’s attention.



A Ray of Light by Julian Finney
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Photo: Julian Finney / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final at the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros.


Diver Drops, Bradley Kanaris
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Photo: Bradley Kanaris / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Iuliia Timoshinina from Russia competes in the 10m Platform Jump Preliminary Round at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The athlete’s face reflects years of hard work, sacrifices, determination and dreams. Kanaris said there were drops of water “like tears of hope” behind it.


Rescued by Halo, by Andrej Isakovic
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Photograph: Andrej Isakovic / Siena Photography Awards 2022

British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen collided at the Formula 1 Italian GP.

The seven-time world champion was crushed in his Mercedes, but was eventually saved by the halo, a cockpit-mounted head protection system introduced in March 2018.


Six Hands by Eric Tkindt
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Photo: Eric Tkindt / Siena Photography Awards 2022

The gymnast of this trio was launched into the air and the photographer captured the moment. He relies on his partners to catch him safely. Three athletes participated in the 2016 World Championships.


Tokyo Theater by Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne / Siena Photography Awards 2022

The award-winning photo shows twins Anna Maria Alexandri and Eirini Alexandri from Austria during a presentation at the preliminary stage of artistic swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Their alike faces seem to converge into a single expression of surprise before being submerged again.


Notable works
All Weather Racing, Mike Egerton
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Photo: Mike Egerton / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Jockey Charles Bishop and his horse Goring During Game 4 to Win at Betway Handicap at Wolverhampton Racecourse in England. Dust and bushes rising under the horse’s hooves create a murky atmosphere.


Leap of Faith by Laurence Griffiths
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Photo: Laurence Griffiths / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Declan Brooks of Team Great Britain jumps in front of the Olympic rings logo in the men’s BMX Freestyle event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.


Hard Head by Delly Carr
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Photo: Delly Carr / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Sumire Kita from Japan is competing in the individual rhythmic gymnastics category at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. When the athlete performs a movement in the air, her head seems to disappear behind her shoulders. The award-winning photo features warm colors and sharp muscle lines.


Density, Romain Barats
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Photograph: Ramain Barats / Siena Photography Awards 2022

A young surfer enjoys one of the world’s strongest waves in Teahupoo, French Polynesia. Barats emphasizes the athlete’s gaze:

“The most important thing in photography is not the technique or the perfect curve of the wave. The incredible intensity in his eyes: we can almost feel his concentration, knowing that a mistake can be fatal.”


Out of the Shadows by Bradley Kanaris
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Photo: Bradley Kanaris / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Swiss Roger Federer backhand In a match against Jeremy Chardy of France at the 2014 Brisbane International in Australia.

On a completely dark background, only the face and chest of the tennis player stand out. His determined gaze focused on the fluorescent ball in the foreground.


The Desire of Life, Taisir Mahdi
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Photo: Taisir Mahdi / Siena Photography Awards 2022

The photo awarded by the jury shows an exciting scene of the sport. Qassem Mohammed, the boy in the middle of the image, had one leg amputated as a result of the explosion in his city.

“However, desire and ambition are still your life partner. Among his peers, he seems ready to hit the goal of his life,” said the photographer.


Head Ball Goal, Alexander Hassenstein
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Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein / Siena Photography Awards 2022

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André Stegen scored a goal from Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sané in the Champions League match.

The ball passes directly behind Marc-André’s head and ends in the net, creating an incredible optical illusion captured by the photographer.


The winning photos in the Sports category at the Siena International Photography Awards were announced by the organizers.


source: Noticias

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