2020 was a bear. But the year’s myriad unexpected challenges didn’t hamper the creativity and commitment (or even the whimsy) of the 27 individuals who created images in 2020 that earned them the Diamond Photographer of the Year distinction for 2021.
Diamond status is reached when all four images a photographer enters into an International Photographic Competition category earn a spot in the coveted Loan Collection. There are three categories into which a case of four images can be entered: Photographic Open, Artist, and Wedding. While no participants earned Diamond status in the Wedding category this year, three photographers burned brightest by earning Diamonds in both the Photographic Open and Artist categories.
Click through the gallery below to view this year's collection of Diamond images.
NOTE: The gallery is large and will take a moment to open.