The winner of the 2016 IFAJ-DeLaval Star Prize for Photography is Todd Klassy of the United States.
Klassy won this distinction, as well as the competition’s People category, for the photo, “Braving the Rain.” The image depicts a rancher on horseback caught in a downpour of rain.
The judges said Klassy’s image speaks a thousand words and “transmits the essence and spirit of the agricultural sector.” The judges praised the precise technicalities of the image, the excellent colour and composition.
“This image tells a complete story and continues to intrigue.”
Other winners in this year’s competition were:
– Winner: Carolina Wahlberg of Sweden
– Distinguished Recognition: Juergen Schmuecking of Austria
– Winner: Todd Klassy of the United States
– Distinguished Recognition: Matt Turner of Australia
– Winner: Marcello Garbagnoli of Great Britain
– Distinguished Recognition: H. Dietrich Habbe of Germany
People’s Choice Award
– Winner: Chris McCullough of Ireland