Photography Awards
and Community

The Independent Photographer is a global community dedicated to sharing and bringing exposure to the work of photographers. From emerging to established artists, we aim to inspire and connect like-minded people with a passion for photography.
We promote and celebrate talent from all around the world.

Featured Photographers


Competition Awards

© Inge Van Heerde

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We offer 12 monthly calls for entry, each overseen by one of The Independent Photographer. Each month we select the best images from the competition entries and reward photographers for their talent. Submit your work now and get discovered!

  • Cash Prizes

  • Exhibition

  • Exposure

  • Network

  • Feedback

© Jennifer Kesteleyn

Theme: Open Call Deadline: 31 December 2016

For this month’s competition we welcome all types and all genres of photography.

With no explicit lead your work may fall into any category and we invite photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience to share with us their best images. We are looking for a wide variety of works to discover and celebrate the best of today’s photography.

We want you to challenge us and respond to the theme in as many inventive ways as you can imagine.

Edit carefully and show us what you’ve got!