06/04/20 Rome, Italy

Many thanks to the staff of Exibart Street for the interview !!

18/02/20 Rome, Italy

Very happy to be one of the 9 finalists at the

 2019 Exibart Street Photography Contest.

"The Judges of our competition and the entire editorial team is happy to finally announce the 9 finalists and the winner of the second Street Photography contest created by an art magazine.

Also for this second edition, we have received over 2500 submissions from photographers all over the world."

03/11/17 Miami, Fl, U.S.A

Glad to be a finalist at the 

2017 Miami Street Photography Festival 

with this image.

All selected finalists will be exhibited at HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, in downtown Miami for two months and will be the highlight of the Miami Street Photography Festival which is held during Art Basel Week, December 7th to 10th, 2017. 

06/10/17 London, UK

Very happy to be selected for "Photography on a Postcard" project and exhibition at theprintspace, London, from 12th – 24th October, alongside Wolfgang Tillmans, Martin Parr, Cristina de Middel, Edmund Clark, Tom Hunter, Simon Norfolk, Chris Steele Perkins, Jenny Lewis, Homer Sykes, Eleanor Macnair, David Hoffman and many many more well known and loved photographers (private View taking place at 7:30pm on 12th October)

02/07/16   London, UK

Nice to have been featured on The Guardian in connection with the "Family Photography Now" project (Thames & Hudson and The Photographers´ Gallery)

06/05/16  Shanghai, China

Happy to have been featured in the cover of TRAVEL+, China's leading travel magazine -May 2016 issue-  (and some images inside as well)

07/03/15 Paris, France

Nice to be featured today on Lensculture and also selected as 

Editor´s Pick with "A Couple of Things About Shanghai".

12/11/14 Miami, Fl, USA

I´m finalist at the 2014 Miami Street Photography Festival 

"Congratulations to the MSPF 2014 finalists. This year's images were selected from among an overwhelming number of exceptional entries. Thank you everyone for participating and thank you to our wonderful judges Chris Farling, Danielle Houghton and Matt Obrey."

Here is the list of all the finalists ( Images will be published on an online gallery after the festival )


2014 Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition Finalists

Congratulations to the following entrants who are part of the top 50 selected for the exhibition:

Akkara Naktamna / Alberto Pérez Pastor / Arsenio, Jr. Nidoy / Bastian Staude / Carmelo Eramo / Caspar Claasen / Chris Suspect
/ Chris Farling / David Horton / Dmitry Stepanenko / Fadi BouKaram / Francesca Fascione / Franky De Schampheleer / Gareth Bragdon / Gavin Bragdon / George Gavrilakis / George Marazakis / Haris Panagiotakopoulos / Ilya Shtutsa / Jason Reed / Jimmy Dovholt / Kristin Van den Eede / Ksenia Tsykunova / Larry Hallegua / Leopold Fradin / Liberti Michele / Mankichi 44 / Marcelo Argolo / Maxim Dolgov / Nicolas Reuland / Ova Hamer / Ola Billmont / / Pau Ll. Buscató / Roger Clay / Sakulchai Sikitikul  / Sam Ferris / Shin Noguchi / Stavros Stamatiou / Swapnil Jedhe / Sylvain Biard / Tatsuo Suzuki / Tatum Wulff / Tavepong Pratoomwong / Visit Kulsiri

Happy to contribute to December´s issue Travelplus Magazine (China). Ten scenes from Buenos Aires (10 pages)


I´ve just been interviewed by Yanick 

at Yanidel Street Photography Blog.

"Initially, I discovered Ova’s work while both of us where participating to the Street Photography Now Project back in 2010. Therefore when I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Buenos Aires last month, I contacted him to go out for a shoot. And so we did, in the Soho like neighbourhood of Palermo It was a pleasure to learn about his insights on audio visual arts as well as humbleness towards his photography. Discover this interview of Ova Hamer, “a guy that just takes pictures.”

Read the full interview at: Yanidel Street Photography blog


01/11/12  LONDON, UK

This November, East London photo gallery theprintspace in partnership with Lowepro will open its doors for SoShowMe III, an annual exhibition curated entirely from theprintspace’s social media interactions. The colourful and exciting show celebrates a wide range of photographic styles by talented artists from around the world as well as a featuring a fine selection of home-grown talent. SoShowMe III is compiled through theprintspace’s monthly competitions on Facebook and Flickr, with themes for 2012 ranging from Rule Britannia for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and World in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. An ever-changing jury of acclaimed professional photographers including Rachell Smith, Andrew Areoff and Christine Santa Ana, have shortlisted all of the photographs for theprintspace’s online community to then vote for their winners.

SoShowMe III provides up-and-coming photographers who rarely have chance to exhibit their work with the unique opportunity of seeing their pictures displayed in an East London gallery. Situated at the heart of buzzing Shoreditch and popular with photography lovers and artists, theprintspace gallery is the ideal stepping-stone to the international photography scene.
The fluid interaction between social media and gallery exhibition continues on opening night by featuring a larger-than-life interactive wall of tweets, where visitors will share their opinions of the individual works of art on show. In collaboration with theprintspace’s long-standing partner Lowepro one of those tweets will win a prize including a place on a Photoshop course and a top-of-the-line Lowepro camera bag.

SoShowMe III opens at theprintspace gallery at 74 Kingsland Road on Thursday, 8 November from 7pm-9:30pm with drinks provided. The exhibition then continues from 9 to 30 November, Monday-Friday 9am-7pm. Admission free!

And yes, one of my images will be there!


04/04/2012  LONDON, UK
The Street Collection: a sale of affordable street photography in support of Photo Voice

Street Photography has been enjoying an extraordinary renaissance in the last few years with a raft of dedicated publications, festivals, magazines and exhibitions.

Now practitioners from across the world have come together to offer their work in an online sale to raise money for and awareness about the work of the charity PhotoVoice.

The Street Collection includes beautiful, dramatic, comic and moving images that capture the energy and idiosyncrasy of everyday life on streets across the globe. Over 350 prints are available, at £100 each (excl. printing, post and packaging). This is a unique opportunity to buy outstanding images by leading photographers, many of which have been exhibited and published widely but never previously made available for sale.

Participating photographers include: Nick Turpin, David Gibson, Maciej Dakowicz, Nils Jorgensen, Mark Alor Powell, Arif Asci, Stephen McLaren, Ova Hamer, Markus Hartel, Polly Braden and Blake Andrews. The sale is curated by Sophie Howarth, co-author of Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson, 2010).

Sale runs: 11 – 25 April 2012


A few of my photographs will be exhibited a the 2012 WPGA BIENNAL EXHIBITION

220 artists, 310 works, 50 countries

Selected images awarded in the 1st and 2nd edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Jacob Riis Award, 1st and 2nd edition of the Pollux Award, and other competitions organized by WPGA during 2010 and 2011.

Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 19th - February 27th, 2012

Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Argentina and the Embassies of Austria, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Peru, Finland, Germany and Belgium.

Opening and Artist Reception: January 19th, 2012, at 7pm local time (GMT -3).

Opening days: Mondays through Saturdays, from 10:00 to 21:00; Sundays, from 12:00 to 21:00


22/03/2011 YORK, UK
Ova Hamer awarded at the 2010 WPGA Annual Pollux Awards

1st Prize
Still Life / Non Pro / Single Image

1st Prize
Architecture / Non Pro / Single Image

Honorable Mention
Self Portrait / Non Pro / Single Image

Juried by Philip Brookman, Chief Curator and Head of Research, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

"Whenever I make selections for a juried competition I begin with the understanding that my work is inherently subjective. It is not an impartial process but an attempt to find something new within that vast universe we call photography and art. I am trying to mine the works that have been submitted to find the core of an idea, something I have not seen before, some set of visual clues that will coalesce into a coherent whole. I look for an overarching theme, the kernel of an idea, and an enduring vision that will enable us to see and understand the world in a new way. Each of the sections I studied—professional, non-professional, and student portfolios and single images—for this project should give us a view of contemporary ideas in the context of their own world.

I found a number of common themes among the photographs I saw. There were images about people, politics, humanitarian concerns, war, the land, landscape, nature, people’s relationship to the land, and people’s feelings for each other, family, community, and memory. I am always interested in how art can help us remember the moment the present becomes past. We want to remember things as they once were, to hold on to our memories, and use them to address our future. Or maybe this results from our contemporary embrace of new technologies like digital photography and video, which allow us to reexamine our past (and how things change) in new and innovative ways. After all, we live in a technological age in which it is sometimes easier to connect globally and share images across great physical and cultural spaces than it is to communicate across a room. Consider the impact of mobile phones, Facebook, YouTube, and Flicker on how we make and share images, define our communities, and connect our lives with others.

What can we learn from the diverse content found in this selection? What I see is a group of artists who are keenly aware of their surroundings and who travel the world to learn and picture worlds outside their own. So the more we consider the place and context in which they work, the more information we have to help us understand their pictures. Artists today often use the tools of history, memory, archives, and traditional media to construct a new sense of their place. Just as we learn about the past from our own family photographs or heirlooms packed away in a shoebox, these artists create new work from both memories and recently established relationships.

It is most interesting to me that each work, in its own way, provides a subjective experience for the viewer—one rooted in the artist’s experience—which allows us to bring our own understanding to these images."

Philip Brookman

18,912 images were received from the 65 countries.

10/03/2011  DERBY, UK
Judges selected a few of my photographs for display at FORMAT 11 Mob FORMAT Premium Images

You can view my images, along with a host of other fantastic shots from some familiar and new photographers alike, on the Mob format website:


FORMAT was established in 2004, by Louise Clements and Mike Brown, and is now one of the UK's leading non-profit international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. The biennale programme celebrates the wealth of contemporary practice in international photography. FORMAT is the place to see an incredible range of new work alongside some of the best-known practitioners in the world. FORMAT is focused on developing opportunities for audiences to see, debate, develop and engage in the best of what photography is and can be. The festival is a unique opportunity to see and engage in contemporary photography and to hear what is happening 'right here, right now'.

FORMAT 11 'Right Here, Right Now': Exposures from the public realm, is curated around the theme of street photography.

Street photography bridges everything from journalism, documentary, art, film and other genres, the essential ingredients being intuition, observation and the ability to compose with space, time and place.

The festival will take place at venues across Derby, UK from 4th March to 3rd April 2011. The diversity and quality of the programme, designed for practitioners and enthusiasts alike, builds on the past four successful festivals. FORMAT 11 is the biggest and best FORMAT so far.

About Mob FORMAT


We want to inspire people to make new photographs for Mob FORMAT but also to send us existing images. The overall theme for FORMAT is Street Photography therefore we are looking for street inspired photographs on the 6 different titles below.

Street Surreal
Shoot from the hip
Decisive moment
In the crowd
Street noir
When worlds collide

The best images will be selected by a high profile jury including Joel Meyerowitz, Louise Clements, Mike Brown, Alfredo Cramerotti and special Guests. Selected images will be exhibited in an evolving exhibition throughout the festival in Derby.


31/01/2011 YORK, UK

Ova Hamer is Finalist of the WPGA 2010 Competition/ The Pollux Awards in the following categories:

Fine Art
Self Portrait
Still Life

18912 images from 65 countries were received. Overall winner and category awardees will be announced on February 27th, 2011.


Syngenta has announced the winners of its 2010 Photo Prize competition.

Nigel Hallett from Australia, Zoltan Balogh from Hungary and Mario Pereda from Spain were awarded first, second and third prize respectively. The winning photos were selected from 3800 entries, from 87 countries, based upon their quality, creativity and interpretation of Syngenta's purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Ova Hamer from Argentina was selected as Judge´s Top Favorite for his photo "Building Confidence".

The winners were announced today at a special exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, as part of Syngenta's 10th Anniversary celebrations.

"The breadth and quality of the work submitted to the 2010 Syngenta Photo Prize reflects the standing the competition has within the global photographic community," said award-winning professional photographer Marcus Lyon, Chairman of the Judging Panel and Exhibition Curator. "Moreover, the commitment Syngenta has shown to this initiative through the Basel exhibition is a significant step towards this becoming a recognized award for photographic excellence."

"As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, I have enjoyed seeing so many creative and original interpretations of our company's purpose," said Mike Mack, Syngenta CEO. "Agriculture comes in all shapes and sizes. The power of photography brings the richness and diversity of our industry to life. The photos are a great reflection of our daily job, where we work with farmers in the field and the environment they live in."

Syngenta employees also submitted over 900 photographs, with winning entries from the Netherlands, the UK and Germany. All external and internal winning entries were judged upon their creative interpretation, color and composition, and quality and technique. The diverse judging panel included Syngenta representatives, a Syngenta customer and professional and amateur photographers.

The annual Syngenta Photo Prize seeks outstanding images of plants, landscapes, communities and technologies in the context of global agriculture. The website is dedicated to the photo prize and features all of the 2010 winning entries and submissions, and showcases the winners from previous years.

Together with the judges’ top 70 favorites, the 6 winning photographs are featured in a special exhibition that opened on Tuesday November 16 at the Kunsthalle in Basel, Switzerland. The exhibition forms an important part of Syngenta’s 10th anniversary celebrations.-

24/08/2010  LOS ANGELES, USA
2010 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition: Ova Hamer was awarded an Honorable Mention in Special - Industrial category for the winning series "Ships"

About IPA:
The 2010 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit for more details.

About Jury:
Annually, the IPA invites creatives and photography experts to view and select the most innovative photographs in this prestigious competition. The 2010 IPA Jury pool includes among others: Karen Probasco (Magnum Photo), Todd James (National Geographic), Michael Norseng (Esquire magazine), Ashley Givens (Victoria and Albert Museum), David Clarke (Tate Britain), Phil Coomes (BBC) and Amber Terranova (Photo District News).

IPA Contact

Sarah Cho
Competition Director
IPA | Lucie Awards

18/08/2010  LONDON, UK
Ova Hamer´s series "Similarities" was selected as a commended finalist at the London Photographic Association 2010 " Urbanscape" competition.
The series will be exhibited on 18-20 August at the "2010 Third Biennial EcoHealth Conference at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

17/08/2010 LONDON, UK


Photographer Ova Hamer of Argentina was presented
with the 4th Annual Photography Masters Cup Honor of Distinction (3rd Place) in the category of Silhouette at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show attended by over 40,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry ranging from Christie's in New York, National Geographic Channel, Fox Broadcasting Company, Amsterdam Worldwide, Kodak USA to Esquire in London who honored Color Masters with 235 coveted title awards in 31 categories. The judges reviewed thousands of images submitted from every corner of the globe online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and Osvaldo Hamer's "Give me 10", an exceptional image entered in the Silhouette category, received a high percentage of votes overall.

"The Masters Cup celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Osvaldo's work represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present Osvaldo Hamer with the Honor of Distinction."

See the 4th Annual Winners at : The Color Awards Gallery 

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.


24/07/2010 Mendoza, Argentina
XVI Encuentros Abiertos - Festival de la Luz
Transparesencia II / Collective Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: 12/08/2010 to 29/08/2010

Location: ECA - Espacio Contemporáneo de Arte
Mendoza, Prov. de Mendoza, Argentina

Participants Artists
Carlo Iván Rodríguez, Patricia V. Ackerman, Marta Rietti, Nicolás Pousthomis, Lucila Puig, Javier Jiménez, Marina Mónica Medina, Silvia Fernández Romeo, Leila Tubio, Mariana Kasses Aparicio, Ariel E. González, Ova Hamer, Matías Salgado, Liliana Recarey, Alejandro Gulminelli, Zacarías Bergl, José Luis Bas Secchi, Javier S. Sánchez, Juan G. Tapias, Leonardo Ariel Apreda, Michelle Dranovsky, María Cibeira, Pablo , Martín Oddo, Gustavo Marión, Verónica Claudia Hernández, Julieta María Gutiérrez, Mariela Emilia Messa, Giovanni Sachetto, Lucas Giovinazzo, Sergio Claudio Pastoriza, Nicolás Villalobos Slepoy, Javier Castillo, María Guillermina De La Mata, Sebastián Rivera, Marina Mauro D´Alessio, Enrique Vicente Cikota, Walter Pagliardini, Fernando Fabián Aranda Campostrini, Facundo Martín Cruz, Eduardo MacRae, Emilio Chiozza, Hugo Alberto Carballo, Ana Frigiotti, María Ortíz, Natalia Argota, Carlos Iván Rodríguez, Valeria Dranovsky, Jorge Mackey, Ezequiel
Mazariegos, Virginia Laura Faveiro, Enrique Vicente Cikota, María Cristina Silva, Ariel E. González, Jasmine Bakalarz, Manuel Fernández Vidal.

Jury: Josefina Delgado, Claudio Avruj, Julie Weisz, Abel Alexander, Elda Harrington.

Sponsor: Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires


06/10/2010  Madrid, Spain
The 2009 WPGA Annual Exhibition

The 2009 WPGA Annual Exhibition opening and artist reception will be held in Madrid in The Circle of Fine Arts on June 21st, 2010. 60 artists from 12 countries will exhibit their awarded works, which will be available onsite for purchase; a large portion of the proceeds of the sales will be donated to Save the Children.
The overall awardees Dilip Bhatia (India), Larry Louie (Canada), and John Delaney (US) will be attending the opening and artists reception and will be signing the Book WPGA 2009 Annual available for sale during the exhibition.

The 2009 WPGA Annual Exhibition
A Photographic Exhibition and Sales benefiting Save the Children
Curated by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards staff
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
Sala Antonio Palacios
Opening and Artist Reception: June 21st, 2010 at 7pm

Participants Artists:
Torkil Faero (Norway), Mirela Petcu (Switzerland), Sheila Gardner (US), Vincent Mundy (UK), Francesca Fago (Italy), Dilip Bhatia (India), Partha Pal (India), Suzanne Gonsalez (US), Louis Montrose (US), Ralph Ledergerber (Australia), James Sparshatt (UK), Hugh Jones (US), Glenn Richards (US), Dale O’Dell (US), Ova Hamer (Argentina), Javier Sanchez Martinez (Spain), David Zimermann (US), Eric Moore (US), Patti Carroll (US), Navid Baraty (US), Mare Vaccaro (US), John Delaney (US), Adam Taylor (Australia), Michele Taras (Canada), Marlene Miyamoto (US), Giuliano Koren (Italy), Patrick De Smet (Belgium), Joseph Schields (US), Don Gurewitz (US), François Dagenais (Canada), Kathryn Osgood (US), Antonio Bolfo (US), Bill Jackson (UK), Loli Kantor (US), Andrea Galluzzo (US), Sandra Chen Weinstein (US), Isabella Darnell (US), Robi Ganduli (India), Joydeep Murkherjee (India), Claire Gilliam (US), Kimber Wallwork-Heineman (US), Lorne Resnick (US), Kelley Dallas (US), Euro Rotelli (Italy), Belenna Lauto (US), Diana Diriwaechter (US), Larry Louie (Canada), Curtis Salonick (US), Rose Ward (Canada), Joy Goldkind (US), Tom Chambers (US), Tom Atwood (US), Peter King (US), Peter Boyadjieff (Canada), Charlie Schreiner (US), Malaïka Weber (Switzerland), Maral Nikrand Mofrad (US), Manuela Cigliutti (Italy).

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