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The Independent Photographer is a global network dedicated to sharing and bringing exposure to the work of photographers.
Our ambition is to inspire and connect like-minded people with a passion for photography. Through our monthly competition, we are committed to promote and celebrate all photographic talent.

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Competition Awards

© Luca Tombolini

A unique chance to
gain widespread exposure!

The Independent Photographer offers a set of monthly photography Competition awards.
Every month, we invite you to join the current theme and submit your best images.
We’re open to all photographers: Enter today and Get discovered!

  • Cash Prizes

  • Exhibition

  • Exposure

  • Network

  • Feedback

Deadline: 31 May 2017 THEME: PORTRAIT

© Lissa Rivera

Self portraits, commonly known as 'Selfies' are undoubtedly the most popular form of portrait photography today - It is our mean to say: “I was here”.

However, Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting history that resonates to the early days of the medium. Portrait of iconic figures or portrait of ordinary people, we’re all deeply interested in each other.

As master portraitist Richard Avedon said: “The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.”

This award aims to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today's portrait photography. We are open to all interpretation and want to see Portraits that gaze into the soul!

Previous Theme: BLACK & WHITE April 2017

Winning Photographer Gabriele Casini

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