Photography Awards
and Community

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.

Featured Photographers


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

© Fyodor Telkov / Sergey Poteryaev

THEME: EMERGING TALENT Deadline: 31 January 2018

The Emerging Talent Award is dedicated to bring exposure and discover the best upcoming photographers from all ages, background and working in all photographic fields.

Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: There are no boundaries and we want you to release your creativity in as many inventive ways as you can imagine!

For this special award we are teaming up with renowned Magnum photographer & Burn magazine curator David Alan Harvey as our esteemed competition judge.

Together we want to celebrate the most exiting and original emerging photographers from all over the world.

Share your vision today and get discovered!

Talents Of The Year 2016/2017


Previous Theme: BLACK & WHITE December 2017

Winning Photographer Simona Bonanno

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