Brooke Holm

The Independent Photographer
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& online magazine

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Black and white documentary photography by Mary Ellen Mark. Family in their car
© Mary Ellen Mark
Editorial • September 29, 2022

Mary Ellen Mark: Alike, My Friends

One of the most important photographers of her time, Mary Ellen Mark spent much of her remarkable five-decade-long career capturing those on society’s peripheries with unwavering honesty, acuity, and compassion.


Hersley Ven Casero
- Deadline: 30 September 2022

2022 Street Photography Award

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

black and white street photo of man crossing street in New York City in snow storm by Juan Carlo Calingo
© Juan Carlo Calingo
© Hersley Ven Casero

2022 Street Photography AWARD Deadline: 30 September 2022

black and white street photo of man crossing street in New York City in snow storm by Juan Carlo Calingo
© Juan Carlo Calingo

“It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important.” – Bruce Davidson

This month we are celebrating street photography of all styles, and are on the hunt for your most compelling examples!⁠ – Candid depictions of quotidian life; prismatic hues amongst the grey of the city; subtle moments of joy, humor, or love: we want to see YOUR streets!⁠

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 2022
    ◇ OPEN CALL – October 2022
    ◇ LANDSCAPE – November 2022
    ◇ PEOPLE – December 2022
    ◇ BLACK & WHITE – January 2023
    ◇ VISUAL STORY – February 2023
    ◇ STREET – March 2023
    ◇ COLOR – April 2023
    ◇ PORTRAIT – May 2023
    ◇ FINE ART – June 2023
    ◇ TRAVEL – Summer 2023

    Coor photography of a man taking a bath by Ivelina Berova
    © Ivelina Berova
  • Talents Of The Year 2021/2022

    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: August 2022

    Winning Photographer Robi Chakraborty

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