2021 Portrait AWARD Deadline: 31 May 2021
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories 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.
Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want 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!
|1st Prize||2nd Prize||3rd Prize||Finalists||All|
|Monthly Cash Prizes||$1000||$600||$400|
|Home Page Exposure|
|International Gallery Exhibitions|
|Gallery Exhibition Feature|
|Published in the Talents of the Year|
|International Exposure with Media Partners|
|The Independent Photographer |
Portfolio Account ¹
|Consideration for Online Stories ²|
|Submission to #tipstories ³|
Nadav Kander is a London-based photographer, artist, and director, renowned for his portraiture and large-format landscape photographs. One of the pre-eminent portrait-makers of our time, he has photographed many of the world’s most iconic and influential figures, and his images have graced the pages and covers of countless international publications.
Over the course of his prolific career, he has received a host of accolades, most notably, an Honorary Fellowship Award from the Royal Photographic Society and, in 2019, the World Photography Organisation’s Outstanding Contribution to Photography.
Celebrated as one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography, American photographer Steve McCurry has created a unique collection of work featuring some of the most famous images of our time.
Based in Milan, Alessia Glaviano is the Brand Visual Director of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue. She is responsible for Photo Vogue and was a 2015 World Press Photo jury member.
Photographer and writer Peter DiCampo co-founded Everyday Africa and its resultant nonprofit, The Everyday Projects. He is a 2019 Stanford JSK Journalism Fellow and a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops.
Represented by the prestigious VII agency, Ed Kashi is an acclaimed photojournalist and educator who uses photography to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times.
A celebrated figure in the photographic community, Maggie Steber works for National Geographic and is part of the renowned VII Photo Agency. She has earned prestigious honors, including the Leica Medal of Excellence, the World Press Foundation Award & a Pulitzer prize.
Founder of Webistan Photo Agency and Explorer of National Geographic, internationally acclaimed Iranian-French photojournalist Reza is a three-times world press winning photographer and recipient of the ICP Infinity Award.
Carol Körting is a professional portfolio reviewer and the photo editor of the renowned Leica Fotografie International Magazine (LFI) and its online platform, producing and editing countless photographic projects since 2011.
Member of Magnum Photos since 1990, Nikos Economopoulos has published several monographs and his iconic images have been published and exhibited worldwide. Economopoulos regularly teach and work around the world, in the context of his long-term On The Road project.
Magdalena Herrera has worked in books, print, and magazines, spending ten years as head of the photo department at National Geographic before joining Geo France as Director of Photography. She was the chair of the 2018 World Press Photo contest.
Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure. At the end of the year, all images are published in the 'Talents of the Year' book and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners are printed and exhibited during our annual group shows in Berlin and Milan.
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Together we yearn to discover amazing images while applying strict ethical rules in the selection process of the photo competition, and photographers retain full copyrights for their own work.