The final runner-up in the Photographer of the Year 2017 is Bernard Menettrier de Jollin, thanks to this excellent shot from Better Moments’ Burma with the Best Workshop 2017.
Winner of last year’s Photographer of the Year – Silver Award, Jürgen Wettke, says about this image:
“This is a snapshot, which expresses happiness. The composition of the photograph, the colours, the smoke and the laughing face shining through the cooking atmosphere are all reasons why this is a winner.”
And expert photographer Hans Strand adds:
“This is an image of happiness and joy. A human expression which unites all the people on the planet. The smoke makes the image extra complex.”
Bernard Menettrier de Jollin participated in the Burma with the Best workshop in March 2017, lead by Steve McCurry. See more of his images here.