Over the past seven years IGPOTY have championed a competition of such a high standard that photographers from around the world submit their images in the hope that theirs will be “the one” to win.
Paris is known the world over for its art, fashion and photography. It is the city of Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and many more great photographers. The streets and boulevards are full of images just waiting to be taken. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the millions of tourists who visit this beautiful city each year come to capture some of these images, and also to get themselves on film standing in front of the tourist attractions that the city has to offer.
Rob Irving explores the use of capturing images with your smart phone, very quickly we have become used to being able to capture great, but sometimes throw-away images. It was only a few short years ago on January 15, 2009 US Airways Flight 1549, and Airbus A320-214 ditched in the Hudson River off midtown Manhattan, New York without loss of life. iPhone owner and Twitter user Janis Krums was on one of the New York commuter ferries diverted to pick up the stranded airline passengers.