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Mitch Epstein, color photo of Republic Day Parade, New Delhi 1984, India.
© Mitch Epstein
Book Review • January 28, 2022

Mitch Epstein – In India

Steidl presents a collection of photographs from India by American photographer and a key figure of the 1970s color movement, Mitch Epstein.


Lorenzo Perotti
- Deadline: 31 January 2022

2022 Visual Storytelling Award

Receive $2000 cash prizes and global exposure. See your work published in the 2022 photobook, and presented internationally.

color portrait of an elderly woman by Can Sever
© Can Sever
© Lorenzo Perotti

2022 Visual Storytelling AWARD Deadline: 31 January 2022

color portrait of an elderly woman by Can Sever
© Can Sever

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate; unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness.⁠

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!

1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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Every month, we invite you to join the current photo competition and submit your best images.
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  • Awards Calendar

    1 Month / 1 Award

    Each month we invite photographers to submit their images to a specific competition theme overseen by an acclaimed artist.

    ◇ STREET – September 2021
    ◇ PEOPLE – October 2021
    ◇ PORTRAIT – November 2021
    ◇ OPEN CALL – December 2021
    VISUAL STORY – January 2022
    ◆ BLACK & WHITE – February 2022
    ◆ EMERGING TALENT – March 2022
    ◆ LANDSCAPE – April 2022
    ◆ STREET – May 2022
    ◆ COLOR – June 2022
    ◆ TRAVEL – July / August 2022

    Coor photography of a man taking a bath by Ivelina Berova
    © Ivelina Berova
  • Talents Of The Year 2020/2021

    Swarat Ghosh


    Discover a curation of the best contemporary photography projects, offering space and visibility to the work of international photographers.
    © Swarat Ghosh

    Competition winners: December 2021

    Winning Photographer Chloé Azzopardi

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