• Portrait of Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden
    © Max Motel

    Judge: Bruce Gilden

    Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential street photographers in the genre’s illustrious history, Bruce Gilden is renowned for his graphic and often, confrontational close-ups made using flash.

    Born in Brooklyn, NYC, in 1946, he began photographing during his late teens, capturing everyday life on the city streets with his 35mm Leica, his intuitive, in-your-face style, inspired by Robert Capa’s iconic proclamation, “if it’s not good enough, you are not close enough”.

    A member of Magnum photos since 1998, Gilden has received numerous awards and grants for his work, over the years. His work has been exhibited extensively across the globe, and is held in the permanent collections of numerous museums and galleries including, MoMA, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

    – Competition Judge:

    2022 Street Photo Award

Suresh Naganathan
© Suresh Naganathan
color portrait photo of a girl and a woman in India by Robi Chakraborty
© Robi Chakraborty

Current Theme:
Travel Deadline: 31 August 2022

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