Byrne has taken home the win with three images; Yellow Stairs, Blue Awning and 71st St Miami, from his series Exit Vision.
The Minimalist Photography Awards is a non-profit association supported by Black & White Minimalism Magazine. The Awards were created to recognise the efforts, talent and expertise of photographers from all around the globe.
Byrne is a Sydney-born photographer now based in Los Angeles. He describes his winning series, as "a photo-collage, constructed from elements from multiple locations."
"For this series, I would look for ready-made vignettes of colour and form in the built world around me, and then try and repurpose or reinvent them. By embracing the process of photo-assemblage or collage, these photographs have become creations as much as they are observations," he says.
Now in its second edition, the Awards have given a platform to some incredible talent, as can be seen in the winning images that were selected from more than 4,200 photographs from over 40 different countires.
The work of the 2020 winners can be seen online here, and their work will also be exhibited at the Galerie Minimal in Berlin, Germany. The images will also be featured in print in the annual Awards book.
Milad Safabakhsh, Founder and Chief editor of Black & White Minimalism Magazine, as well as the founder and president of the Awards, explained that Minimalist photography is open to photographers from all genres, saying, "Minimalist photos are always an option as long as you have a minimal outlook towards your surroundings.”
You can see some of our other favourite shots from the competition below, and the full list here.