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January 9, 2018
Photography by Brian Hodes - 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.
Iri Greco and Jim Fryer are the founders of US-based BrakeThrough Media. They work across a broad spectrum of editorial and commercial photography, capturing the full spectrum of beauty and suffering in the pro peloton, their editorial work and commercial photography for clients including Specialized Bicycle Components and SRAM.
Here’s their shortlist from the 2017 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards.