We are pleased to announce the results of Pictures of the Year Asia 2022 competition which was judged 8 — 10 April 2022.
Modelled after the prestigious Pictures of the Year International (POYi), POY Asia was created in 2020 by and for photographers from Asia. POY Asia is an official program of POYi.
Inspired by POYi’s guiding principle of “Show truth with a camera,” POY Asia is committed to seeing the world from an Asian perspective.
The 10 judges awarded the 2022 Photographer of the Year, Asia to Roman Pilipey, a China-based Ukrainian photojournalist with EPA.
In addition, the judges also recognized 29 Finalists, 31 Awards of Excellence in 10 categories.
The winners this year came from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Hong Kong, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.
11 winners won in more than one category, and 11 of the overall winners are won by women/non-binary photographers.
40 awards are won by independent photographers.