IMAGO Best Photo of 2023 – Public Vote

IMAGO Best Photo of 2023 – Public Vote

As we bid farewell to 2023, we are thrilled to unveil a special contest that highlights the efforts and courage of our dedicated photographers around the world, some of whom have risked their lives on the ground. From millions of captivating photojournalistic moments that are engraved on our minds, we have carefully selected the Top 8 photos of the year 2023. Now it’s your turn to choose the 'IMAGO Best Photo of 2023.'

Each photograph opens a window into our shared universe. From conflicts and devastating earthquakes and climate crises, to new welcomings and record breakings, each moment was a testament to the resilience, joy, and poignant realities of life this year. 

Top 8 images include the grim reality of the climate crisis in Bangladesh, the tragic loss of life from the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and the tensions in Sudan and between Israel and Hamas. Contrasting these are the vibrant defiance in a pride parade in Thailand taking to the streets, the dynamic presence of Taylor Swift during her record-setting ‘Eras Tour’, and the fiery passion of fire runners at Merce Festival and the protest of firefighters in Spain.

Join us as we highlight and uncover the power of photography today and everyday. Your vote will not only honor the photographer of the winning image with an IMAGO certificate but also will give you a chance to win an instant film camera set! 

To cast your vote for IMAGO Best Photo of 2023, click the link here.

Top8 Shortlist for “IMAGO Best Photo of 2023”


IMAGO/ZUMA Wire/Celestino Arce Lavin - Shortlist IMAGO Best Photo of 2023
Zuma Wire / Celestino Arce Lavin | A man guards the ruins of the destroyed buildings in Antakya after the massive earthquake in southern Turkey.


IMAGO/ZUMA Wire Shortlist IMAGO Best Photo of 2023
Zuma Wire / Md Harun Or Rashid | Children from a school in Nolian, Dakop Khulna, a coastal area, as they head home amidst a drought-affected landscape, Bangladesh.


IMAGO/APAimages /Ahmed Ibrahim Shortlist IMAGO Best Photo of 2023
APA Images / Ahmed Ibrahim | Palestinians leaving the north walk through the Salaheddine road on the southern outskirts of Gaza City on the third day of a truce between Israel and Hamas.


IMAGO/ZUMA Wire/Varuth Pongsapipatt Shortlist IMAGO Best Photo of 2023
Zuma Wire / Varuth Pongsapipatt | LGBTQ+ activist during the pride parade organized by the SWING foundation (service workers in group) in Pattaya, Thailand.


IMAGO/ZUMA Wire / Martha Asencio-Rhine
Zuma Wire / Martha Asencio-Rhine | Taylor Swift performs during the first of her three sold-out Tampa shows on the Eras Tour, at Raymond James Stadium.


IMAGO/ZUMA Wire/Matthias Oesterle
Zuma Wire / Matthias Oesterle | Correfocs (fire runners) set off their fireworks among a cheering crowd of spectators at the Merce Festival in Barcelona.


IMAGO Best Photo of 2023 - Public Vote
APA Images / Saudi Press Agency | Citizens arrive Jeddah, Saudi Arabia following their rescue from Sudan.


IMAGO/ZUMA Wire/Guillermo Gutierrez Carrascal
Zuma Wire / Guillermo Gutierrez Carrascal | Spanish firefighters rally for a Framework Law to formally define and protect their roles, citing a lack of regulation in many autonomous communities.


 See more pictures of the year 2023 here.