Photography Awards
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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

© Tatsuo Suzuki

THEME: PORTRAIT Deadline: 31 May 2018

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting history that harkens back to the early days of the medium.

Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others. 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 aim to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography.

We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!

Previous Theme: LANDSCAPE April 2018

Winning Photographer Klaus Lenzen

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