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January 9, 2018
Photography by Jiri Parizek - all other images as credited
The 2017 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards closed last week, and over its duration, we received hundreds of incredible submissions from around the world – truly some of the best cycling photography of the year. In addition to being a great showcase for the talented entrants, the Awards also had an important purpose – raising a significant amount of money for cancer research through Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Tour de Cure and for Young Cyclist Development.
Now that entries are closed, it’s over to our panel of judges – Graham Watson, Marcus Enno (aka Beardy McBeard) and Jim Fryer & Iri Greco of BrakeThrough Media – to decide who’s going to take home the spoils.
Each of the judges has gone through the difficult task of shortlisting their top 10 favourite photos from each of the three categories. From these shortlists, the judges will deliberate on the top three winners of each category in the coming days – with final winners to be announced on January 12, 2018.
Marcus Enno (aka Beardy McBeard) is a cycling photographer that has captured the world’s highest profile cycling races, including the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.
He’s also a keen cyclist who carries a camera along to photograph his daily rides, and has a sizeable following on Instagram. His aim is to portray the beauty of cycling from the places it takes you to the people you meet along the way. Here’s Marcus’ shortlist from the 2017 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards.
“I had the pleasure of working alongside Mark Gunter at numerous races, so being asked to judge the awards was a great privilege. As a photographer, images are my life and it was a pleasure looking through each and every one. As I flicked from one to the next I experienced a broad range of reactions from wincing at fresh gravel rash to almost laughing out loud at crazy cyclocross antics.