Color photo by Alex Almeida, boy cycling in front of cuban flag mural Cuba.

Cuba A photography project by Alex Almeida

Brazilian photographer Alex Almedia captures the intrepid spirit of the enigmatic isle.

Cuba has long inspired and engendered great art, its cobbled streets and colorful timeworn edifices immortalized by the works of eminent writers, painters, and photographers throughout history.

A remarkably intuitive practitioner, Almeida is a Brazilian documentary photographer whose practice is underpinned by a deep humanism and informed by a desire to convey the stories of those who have historically been marginalized and underrepresented.

His evocative images of Cuba strike a delicate balance between visceral and contemplative, permeated with movement and energy, yet simultaneously sensitive and profound, and though that which he depicts – the ubiquitous vintage cars, the revolutionary murals – may seem somewhat prototypic, his unique sensibility reveals them in a new, almost epiphanic light.

Alex Almeida is a Brazilian photographer whose compelling documentary practice investigates themes of development, environment, culture, and ethnicity, both in his home country and beyond.

Monthly Photo Contest

Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
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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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