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Black and white photography portrait by Mário Macilau, young boy fishing
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Profile • August 9, 2022

Mário Macilau

Mário Macilau is a social documentary photographer and activist from Mozambique, whose powerful, monochrome images interrogate some of the most critical issues of our time.


Debmalya Choudhuri
- Deadline: 31 August 2022

2022 Travel Award

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

color photo of a boy in a train in India by Jose Carpintero
© Jose Carpintero
© Debmalya Choudhuri

2022 Travel AWARD Deadline: 31 August 2022

color photo of a boy in a train in India by Jose Carpintero
© Jose Carpintero

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!

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

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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

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    Discover a curation of the best contemporary photography projects, offering space and visibility to the work of international photographers.
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    Competition winners: June 2022

    Winning Photographer Mauricio Holc

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