Breathtaking images are among winners in AAP Magazine’s 15 Streets competition 

From an elegant lady dressed in red in London’s Green Park to a tired-looking mother and her children riding the subway in New York, this stunning array of images showcases the work of some of the world’s finest photographers.

The breathtaking pictures were captured by the winners of the prestigious AAP Magazine’s 15 Streets photography competition. 

This year’s competition features a black and white photo of a young lady walking through Broadway in New York, and an elderly woman sat taking pictures with an old film camera in San Gimignano, Italy. 

The diverse images also include a church service being held outside in Coney Island, US after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area in 2012, as well as a young woman wearing a face mask on a bus in Rome amid a second wave of coronavirus.

‘A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light and composition, impeccable timing, a populist or humanitarian outlook and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment,’ said John Maloof, a judge in the competition. 

Speaking about the winning photographers, the competition’s organisers said: ‘Thanks to their ability to grasp decisive moments, they allow us to become a spectator of their wanderings, a curious observer of people’s behaviour.’ 

An elegant elderly lady wearing a red coat and matching red beret is pictured in Green Park in London – the picture won photographer Francesco Gioia first place in the APP competition

A tired-looking mother and her two daughters were pictured riding on the subway in New York was taken by US photographer Paul Kessel who won second place

A tired-looking mother and her two daughters were pictured riding on the subway in New York was taken by US photographer Paul Kessel who won second place

A young woman is pictured walking through Broadway in New York in 2015 whilst holding a fashion magazine and her phone. Photographer Robert Virga, from the US, won third place for the image

A young woman is pictured walking through Broadway in New York in 2015 whilst holding a fashion magazine and her phone. Photographer Robert Virga, from the US, won third place for the image

Two grannies sit together in San Gimignano, Italy, 1991, whilst one takes a picture with a 110-type film camera at the time. German photographer Thomas Hackenberg captured the unsuspecting pair

Two grannies sit together in San Gimignano, Italy, 1991, whilst one takes a picture with a 110-type film camera at the time. German photographer Thomas Hackenberg captured the unsuspecting pair

A waiter dressed in black was pictured carrying a casserole dish at Palazzo Biscari in Catania Sicily in 2018 by US photographer Robert Bonk

 A waiter dressed in black was pictured carrying a casserole dish at Palazzo Biscari in Catania Sicily in 2018 by US photographer Robert Bonk

A woman takes a selfie in the middle of a live music crowd in Las Vega. Photographer Alice Christine-Walker took the picture with her 1950’s Rolleiflex

A woman takes a selfie in the middle of a live music crowd in Las Vega. Photographer Alice Christine-Walker took the picture with her 1950’s Rolleiflex

A young boy's ginger hair and freckled face is lit up in the sunshine in this photograph taken by French photographer Anna Biret

A young boy’s ginger hair and freckled face is lit up in the sunshine in this photograph taken by French photographer Anna Biret 

A man and woman absorbed in their thoughts as they travel on public transport in Italy were pictured by Italian photographer Giuseppe Cardoni

A man and woman absorbed in their thoughts as they travel on public transport in Italy were pictured by Italian photographer Giuseppe Cardoni

People are pictured at church service being held outside in Coney Island, US after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area in 2012. US photographer Stephen Hoffman said we are now  in the same position with Covid19 where services have to be held outside

People are pictured at church service being held outside in Coney Island, US after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area in 2012. US photographer Stephen Hoffman said we are now  in the same position with Covid19 where services have to be held outside

A jet black dog wearing a yellow collar appears to have merged with a yellow line laid on the pavement. The image was captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Deluigi

A jet black dog wearing a yellow collar appears to have merged with a yellow line laid on the pavement. The image was captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Deluigi 

A young girl wearing a black face mask is pictured on a bus during a second wave of coronavirus in Rome last year by photographer Sonia Costa

A young girl wearing a black face mask is pictured on a bus during a second wave of coronavirus in Rome last year by photographer Sonia Costa  

A black and white image shows two men standing with their backs to the camera whilst another man wearing a hat checks his watch in the US

A black and white image shows two men standing with their backs to the camera whilst another man wearing a hat checks his watch in the US 

A man is seen walking past a wall adorned with Islamic calligraphy in the city of Mashhad, Iran

A man is seen walking past a wall adorned with Islamic calligraphy in the city of Mashhad, Iran

A man wearing a suit walks barefoot and creates a sharp contrast between others who are sunbathing in their bikinis on Coley Island, US

A man wearing a suit walks barefoot and creates a sharp contrast between others who are sunbathing in their bikinis on Coley Island, US

A worker appears blurred after photographer Masis Usenmez used long exposure and camera shake to give a feeling like vertigo

A worker appears blurred after photographer Masis Usenmez used long exposure and camera shake to give a feeling like vertigo

A stylish woman makes a phone call next to a beach whilst her dog yawns in the afternoon sun

A stylish woman makes a phone call next to a beach whilst her dog yawns in the afternoon sun

A pair of women and a waitress at Le Pitch-Pin restaurant in Brussels, Belgium, look shocked as they look out - a man appears before them

A pair of women and a waitress at Le Pitch-Pin restaurant in Brussels, Belgium, look shocked as they look out – a man appears before them

The illusion of a man's lone legs rest along Mumbai's Marine Drive under the morning sun in India

The illusion of a man’s lone legs rest along Mumbai’s Marine Drive under the morning sun in India

A woman appears to be balancing a basket with bread in it on top of her head in Lomé, the capital of the west African country Togo

A woman appears to be balancing a basket with bread in it on top of her head in Lomé, the capital of the west African country Togo

An elderly woman in Italy enjoys an ice cream next to a marina whilst her face mask hangs from her wrist

An elderly woman in Italy enjoys an ice cream next to a marina whilst her face mask hangs from her wrist

A person is reflected in a mirror as they walk across a zebra crossing

A person is reflected in a mirror as they walk across a zebra crossing

This black and white image shows an anonymous man who stands next to his dog whilst out for a walk

This black and white image shows an anonymous man who stands next to his dog whilst out for a walk

A black and white image shows people enjoying playing bingo behind a plastic sheet at Bingo Bourbonnais in Illinois

A black and white image shows people enjoying playing bingo behind a plastic sheet at Bingo Bourbonnais in Illinois

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