Open Photographer of the Year - Veselin Atanasov, Bulgarian Selected from 10 category winners as the best single image in the world, Atanasov is recognised for his work Early Autumn and receives a $5,000 (USD) prize. An IT specialist, Atanasov is a self-taught photographer who began shooting in 2014.
Statue of Amitabha (Amida) Buddha, Heian period (794-1185), Japan. Lacquered and gilded wood. Amida Buddha is the lord of the Western Paradise and the central focus of Pure Land Buddhism. Asian Art Museum San Francisco, CA