Rome Photographer Receives Nominee for 15th Annual International Color Awards


LOS ANGELES — Rome-based amateur photographer Nelson Rudiak received the 15th annual International Color Awards nominee in the Nature category at a prestigious Winners & Nominee Photoshow airing Saturday, March 26.

The live online gala brought together industry leaders and the photography community from around the world who tuned in to watch the culmination of the world’s premier event for color photography.

Judges for the 15th edition were captains of industry from The Armory Show, New York; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Art Channel, London; V&A Museum, London; Koller Auctions, Zurich; Preus Museum, Norway; Publicis Groupe, Warsaw; Fila, New York; chung | Namont Gallery, San Francisco; Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg; Tilton Gallery, New York; Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee; Cornette de Saint Cyr sales, Brussels; Podbielski Contemporary, Milan and RedKite NFT, London which honored Color Masters with 658 coveted titles and 975 nominees in 37 categories.

“It was an honor to participate alongside judges from around the world in the selection of the beautiful works presented. The program continues to support the work of professional photographers and those who are simply passionate about the art of capturing the moment,” said juror Alexandra Prata of Publicis Groupe, Warsaw.

Creative director Basil O’Brien said it was an “incredible achievement” to be selected as the best out of 6,786 entries received this year.

“Mr. Rudiak’s ‘Bleeding Hearts’, an image entered in the Nature category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we are pleased to present it with the title of nominee,” said O’Brien.

International Color Awards: is the leading international award for excellence in color photography. The celebrated event spotlights the best professional and amateur photographers from around the world and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. For more information, visit


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