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64 Photos of Unforgettable Summer Vacations

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The Gorge, near Portland, OR © Justin Nunnink

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Honolulu, Hawaii © Adrian Mueller

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French Riviera © Laurent Roch

For our latest group show, we invited you to submit your photographs of summer vacation. Judged by April Jenkins, Photo Editor for Offset, a new collection of high-end stock photography and illustration from artists around the globe, the images selected for this collection capture locales as diverse as the French Riviera and the Bahamas, Romania and Cinque Terre, Italy. It’s said that the human brain is more likely to hold onto memories that are new and exotic than those that are familiar and routine, a theory that might help explain why so many of our most cherished recollections are associated with vacations abroad rather than day-to-day life at home. For many, the most meaningful part of a summer vacation is the opportunity to make memories that are hard to forget, that will stay lodged in our consciousness for years to come. For this reason, photographs have become a key ingredient in summer vacations around the world, meant to be mounted and remembered long after we have returned home.

Congratulations to winning photographer Justin Nunnink, who will receive a GoPro Hero4 Black, and to first runner-up Adrian Mueller and second runner-up Laurent Roch. All submitting photographers were considered to join Offset.

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© Aaron Wax 

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© Aaron Wax

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Puglia, Italy © Alberto Bernasconi

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Kefalonia, Greece © Alberto Bernasconi

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Liguria, Italy © Alberto Bernasconi

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Vama Veche, Romania © Andrei Nacu

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Vama Veche, Romania © Andrei Nacu

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Beach at Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy © Ashit Parikh

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Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy © Ashit Parikh

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Spanish Steps at Rome, Italy © Ashit Parikh

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Boston, Massachusetts © Belle Carlson 

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Guemes Island, The San Juan Islands, Washington © Belle Carlson

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Cinque Terre, Italy © Benjamin Paul Enright

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Eastern Sierra Nevadas, California © Chrissie White

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Lagoon in Doubtless Bay, New Zealand © Cornell Tukiri

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Upstate New York © Dana Stirling

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Muriel Lake, Alberta © Dana Pugh

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Muriel Lake, Alberta © Dana Pugh

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Dubrovnik, Croatia © Danielle L Goldstein

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South of the Border, Hamer, SC © Davy Gibbs

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Brussels, Belgium © Elsa Brightling

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Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt © Emese Benko

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Skopje, Macedonia © Filip Bojovic

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Le Croisic, French Brittany © Françoise Hillemand

Personal Photos

Chatham, MA © Porter Gifford

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Ascea Beach, Italy © Giovanni De Angelis

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© Jesse Hunniford

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Foca, Bosnia © Jesse Morrow

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Palm Springs, CA © Joe Schmelzer

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Sweden © Johan Larsson

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Sweden © Johan Larsson

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Sweden © Johan Larsson

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Yuba River, Nevada County, CA © Justin Nunnink

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Yuba River, Nevada County, CA © Justin Nunnink

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Poland © Justyna Zdunczyk

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Poland © Justyna Zdunczyk

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Poland © Justyna Zdunczyk

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Poland © Justyna Zdunczyk

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Les Sables d’Olonne, France © Kramer O’Neill

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Paris, France © Kramer O’Neill

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Key West, FL © Leigh Webber

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Sarakiniko Beach, Greece © Lou Mora

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Sarakiniko Beach, Greece © Lou Mora

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Sarakiniko Beach, Greece © Lou Mora

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Bol, Croatia © Marija Kovac

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Coney Island © Marisha Camp

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Minsk, Belarus © Masha Svyatogor

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Minsk, Belarus © Masha Svyatogor

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Misquamicut, RI © Matt Roberts

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Yellowstone © Morgan Rachel Levy

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Yellowstone © Morgan Rachel Levy

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Jurmala, Latvia © Nora Vrublevska

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California © Paul Hiller

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California © Paul Hiller

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Fourth of July, Texas © Sara Diamond

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Hualien, Taiwan © Sean Marc Lee

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River gorge, Taiwan © Sean Marc Lee

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Estonia © Sherif Elhage

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Lazienki Krowlskie park, Warsaw, Poland © Sina Sohn

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Big Major Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas © Stephen Aviano

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