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WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

Click bait: 10 amazing photographs from our street photography contest

Catch Team @catchnews

We took more photos in 2014 than we had taken in all the years since photography was invented.

But while all images can mark a memory, not every image will be memorable.

When we announced the #SnapCatch street photography contest - to coincide with World Photography Day on August 19 - we wanted to reward those for whom photography is not just a means to record and share but to tell stories.

In many ways that's the essential difference between a photographer and someone who takes photographs. The latter shows us what they see, but the former introduces us to new ways of seeing.

A few hundred people entered the contest, which ran from August 19-30. We received images of all types, taken on all devices, from around the country. There were ordinary images and special ones. Above all, there were images that showed us how to see something differently.

And then we asked legendary photographer S Paul to judge. For Paul, a man who's won every photography award worth winning; who has been published in every book and magazine of note around the world; who has shaped the very form of photojournalism in this country, the task was clear. It was to identify not just those who captured certain moments well but to identify those whose work showed a potential to shape our ways of seeing.

The 5 winners, whose work is showcased separately on this site, all more than met the challenge. But so, too, did these 10 others whose work showed a style, spunk and insight that made them stand out.

They may not be among the final 5 who win a special one-on-one workshop with S Paul, but their images stood out from among the hundreds we received and demanded our attention.

Catch Team

Catch Team @catchnews