Believe it or not, there is an award that recognizes and celebrates the best iPhone photography from photographers in over 140 countries across the globe.
The annual iPhone Photography Awards is now in its 10th year, and showcases the best photography captured in our ever-changing world. For 2017, Sebastiano Tomada took home the grand prize and title of Photographer of the Year. His dramatic image is called Children of Qayyarah, and it depicts the desolate Iraq town as two kids stand alone on its streets. In the background, smoke surges from oil wells that were set on fire by ISIS militants. It’s a heartbreaking and powerful portrait that reminds us that we can’t turn our backs on the people who are directly affected by the terrorist organization—no matter how far the threat may seem.