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HASSELBLAD MASTERS VOLUME 6: INNOVATE FEATURES THE STRIKING CREATIVITY OF THE 2018 MASTERS

World-renowned photography competition winners showcase their talent in Hasselblad Masters Volume 6: Innovate print book, released today at Photokina trade fair in Cologne, Germany.

First launched in 2001, the Hasselblad Masters competition has risen to become one of the photography world’s most prestigious programs, recognizing top creative image makers in eleven different genres of photography. Held every two years, the 2018 competition received a record-breaking 31,500 entries online at Hasselblad.com.

Hasselblad Masters Vol. 6

Announced earlier this year, the winners of the 2018 Hasselblad Masters are:

Aerial – Jorge de la Torriente – USA

Architecture – Kamilla Hanapova – Russia

Art – Maria Svarbova – Slovakia

Beauty & Fashion – Michal Baran – Ireland

Landscape/Nature – Benjamin Everett – USA

Portrait – Tina Signesdottir Hult – Norway

Product – Marcin Gizycki – Poland

Project//21 – Nabil Rosman – Malaysia

Street/Urban – Ben Thomas – Australia

Wedding – Victor Hamke (Muse & Mirror) – Germany

Wildlife – Karim Iliya – USA

Receiving the prestigious Hasselblad Master title, the winners were assigned a challenge to create images in their respective expertise with Hasselblad medium format cameras. Connected by the unifying theme of “innovate,” the stunning results include sublime pastel landscapes of the Southwestern United States, fine art scenes set against stark Slovak architecture, poetic Scandinavian portraits, and more.

Printed and bound in striking full-page format, Hasselblad Masters Volume 6: Innovate is an artistic testament to each photographer’s passion and individual creativity. Among the pages of impressive photos are passages from each photographer reflecting on their experience with the project, along with their biography, inspirations, and impressions on becoming a Hasselblad Master.

Hasselblad Masters Volume 6: Innovate will be presented today at a special Masters announcement ceremony at the Hasselblad booth, open to the public, at the Photokina trade fair in Cologne, Germany. There, the 2018 recipients will receive a Hasselblad medium format camera and an award to honor their achievement and excellence in photography. Visitors at Photokina are welcome to meet the Masters and learn more about the creative endeavours of these gifted artists.

Hasselblad Masters Volume 6: Innovate is available to purchase with an MSRP of €79 / £69 / $99 / JPY ¥11,400 (excl. VAT) / CNY ¥699 (incl. VAT).

View selected images from Hasselblad Masters Volume 6: Innovate here:

www.hasselblad.com/masters/2018/volume-6-innovate/

Purchase Hasselblad Masters Volume 6: Innovate here and see the entire set of new images in striking full-page format: https://store.hasselblad.com/products/hasselblad-master-book-vol-6-innovate

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography.

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