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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Luca Tombolini

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 August 2017 THEME: DOCUMENTARY

© Telkov/Poteryaev

Documentary Photography is much more than the chronicle of events and environments.

It offers us the possibility to develop and share our ideas through any kind of storytelling. Capturing the essence of a situation, be it in professional photojournalism on social issues or through artistic pursuits allows us to engage and communicate our vision.

With a multitude of approaches ranging from real life reportage, photojournalism to amateur or artistic documentation: We want to discover and celebrate photographers believing in the photography of ideas.

We are looking for visual artists aiming to engage and take position, unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness. All approaches are valid:

Enter today and get discovered!

Previous Theme: EMERGING TALENT July 2017

Winning Photographer Tessla Stuckey

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