Saturday, 4 February 2023

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Our second showcase – Rouleur

Our second showcase – Rouleur

The 2022 edition of the Mark Gunter Photo Awards are in full flight and the standard this year continues to impress.

This week we showcase images from our professional and amateur photographers in a mix of disciplines. The Mark Gunter Photo Awards celebrate the very best in cycling photography, and between road, time trial, cyclocross, gravel and everything in between, this photographic showcase features many of the different strands of cycling that make up our great sport. 

Check out showcase number one here and keep an eye out for the next showcase coming soon.

This year’s competition will be judged by an extended group of talented art professionals and cycling photographers. Antonio Colombo, Susanna Brown, Veronique Rolland, James Startt, and Sean Hardy will deliberate on who’ll take the honours, who’ll win some great prizes, and who will land their work in Rouleur magazine and in our exhibition at Rouleur Live 2023

The cover image above is an emotive shot by Bram Berkien (@bramberkien) in the professional category: “Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard shares a quiet and intimate moment with his partner Trine Marie Hansen on the Champs Élysées in Paris just after the final stage of the 2022 Tour de France. After three weeks of racing, the Team Jumbo-Visma rider secured the overall victory of the most prestigious cycling race in the world. This photo was shot just before the podium ceremony, in a backstage area.”

Make sure you’re keeping up to speed with the awards by following Rouleur and Mark Gunter on Instagram, and by using the hashtag: #MarkGunterPhotoawards2022

Professional category

Entry into the fiercely-contested professional category is reserved for those who earn a significant income from the their cycling photography.

 Francesco Rachello @strict

This was taken during the 2022 Tour of the Alps, a stage race that is always a Tornanti (switchbacks) feast. When I studied the course of that second stage I realised the climb to Passo Rolle offered some unique views that I could not miss. I managed to get to the right spot just in time for the peloton to pass on one of the most scenic switchbacks ever.”

Piper Albrecht

Piper Albrecht @piperalbrecht

“This image was taken during the Giro Della Donna. A race through thundering eucalypts, with fog hugging their trunks and curling through the ancient ferns. The surrounding fog envelopes the background in its soft tendrils, removing unnecessary details and bringing the focus…

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