Meet the Man Who Became an Award-Winning Photographer with His iPhone

Iván Silva, a 37-year-old from Mexico City, won the iPhone Photography Awards 2023 with a photo of his nephew wearing a Messi jersey.

He captured a photo of his nephew celebrating Argentina’s 2022 World Cup victory on an iPhone 12 Pro.

 The contest is open to all iPhone users and most entries are amateurs

 Silva said he is not a professional photographer and only started taking photos as a hobby five years ago, using YouTube tutorials and movies to learn.

Silva works in the judicial system and has a newborn son. 

 He prefers using his phone camera over a traditional camera as it is more comfortable and easy to travel with.

He initially thought he had won the childhood category. 

But later on, he realized he had won the grand prize. 

 His photo was chosen because it captures the inspiration, hope, and dreams of childhood and his hero Lionel Messi.