Black & White Work A photography project by José Nicolas

“Black & White Work” is a retrospective series from Paris based French photographer and photojournalist José Nicola’s most acclaimed black and white images.

Shot over a period of 15 years from the early 1980’s while he was working as a photojournalist and war photo-reporter for the French Photo agency Sipa Press, these iconic images cover some of the most notorious moments of the second half of the 20th century.

From the development of central African countries, the Somali civil war to political turmoil in Kurdistan and Afghanistan: These photographs have largely contributed to raise awareness and bring attention to some of the major political and social events of that period.

– Discover more of José’s work 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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