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Winners of the 2021 FIBA Photo Contest revealed
MIES (Switzerland) - The winners of the 5th edition of the FIBA Photo Contest have been selected.
1110 photos were sent in between January and June from a record number of 96 countries. The 8 jury members selected a top 15 that you can find here.
The top photos come from all 5 regions of the world, showing the global impact of basketball.
This year's theme, 'Urban Culture and Basketball' was won by Matias Delacroix with his photo titled 'Venezuela Daily Life'. It shows a perfect example of the popularity of the sport and power to unite communities.
Matias Delacroix is a freelance photographer, born in, Argentina, raised in Chile and currently based in Caracas, Venezuela. He stated, "this photo was taken in the San Agustin neighborhood in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the confinement and prohibitions. Here, basketball games are big events, people crowd together to enjoy the games. For me, basketball is the essence of the neighborhood, its heart".
The top 100 photos will be published in a photo book.
The first place was awarded to Matias Delacroix from Venezuela for his photograph entitled 'Venezuela Daily Life'
Second place was awarded to Timothy Patrick Ignacio from the Philippines for his photograph entitled 'Start them Young'.
Andi Nursam from Indonesia was awarded third place for his photograph 'The Generation Basketball '.
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