Sebastiano Tomada - 'Children of Qayyarah' (Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year)
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Branda O Se - 'Dock Worker' (1st Place, Photographer of the Year)
Yeow-Kwang Yeo - 'The Performer' (2nd Place, Photographer of the Year)
Kuanglong Zhang - 'The City Palace' (3rd Place, Photographer of the Year)
Juan Carlos Castañeda - The America I Know
Christopher Armstrong - Abstract
Francesca Tonegutti - Animals
Paddy Chao - Architecture
Szymon Felkel - Children
Sidney Po - Floral
Christian Horgan - Landscape
Nick Trombola - Lifestyle
Aaron Sandberg - Nature
Samuel Nacar - News/Events
Darren Boyd - Other
Nick Trombola - Panorama
Dina Alfasi - People
Gabriel Ribeiro - Portrait
Joshua Sarinana - Series, Part 1
Joshua Sarinana - Series, Part 2
Joshua Sarinana - Series, Part 3
David Hayes - Still Life
Kuanglong Zhang - Sunset
Jen Pollack Bianco - Travel
Magali Chesnel - Trees

The winners of the 2017 iPhone photography awards have been announced, and a haunting photograph of two Iraqi children alone on the streets of Qayyarah, near Mosul, has won the Grand Prize.

Taken using an iPhone 6s, the photograph was shot in 2016 by Sebastiano Tomada as Iraqi forces launched an attack to retake Mosul from ISIS control. Smoke from nearby blazing oil wells and retreating soldiers can both be seen in the background.

The Photographer of the Year awards were handed to Brenda O Se, Yeow-Kwang Yeo and Kuanglong Zhang, who came first, second and third, respectively.

iPhone photographers from all around the world submitted entries, which the panel whittled down to 50 awards across categories including Portrait, Still Life, Animals and Abstract. Check out a selection above.

You can see the 2016 winners here, and if you’re feeling inspired, here’s how to take better iPhone photos.

Words by Daniel Pearson
Life Editor

Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.

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