American Escape A photography project by David Fitt

“I wanted to make pictures that felt natural, that felt like seeing, that didn’t feel like taking something in the world and making a piece of art out of it.” – Stephen Shore

7 years ago I took a trip to the American West – At the time I had just discovered the work of color photography master and pioneer Stephen Shore and books such as Uncommon Places and American Surfaces forever changed my perception of photography.

It truly inspired me, and back then, it felt very natural to follow the footsteps of the iconic American photographer while roaming the American west – To pay tribute to the artist that opened my eyes to color photography. – David Fitt

– David’s work has been praised for featuring strong storytelling with an urban twist. His photographs are vibrant as well as emotionally-charged, and pay cinematographic homage to light masters Edward Hopper and Joaquin Baca-Asay. – Discover more here

Monthly Photo Contest

Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

2021 Portrait AWARD Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- 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: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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