black and white photography with high contrast and flash by francesco merlini

Francesco Merlini Farang

In the time span of three years I’ve taken pictures in Italy, France, Turkey, Thailand and Kosovo. I took pictures of unfamiliar places, pictures of strangers.

The flash of the camera has consecrated my epiphanies, impressing the shroud that lies on the subjects whose truth I’ve discarded. These images are relics of the invisible.

Every picture has an undeniable subject, no space left to distraction. Every picture becomes a tarot card, a singular representation of a collective perception. – Francesco Merlini

– Francesco Merlini is an Italian photographer based in Milan. Represented by the photojournalism agency Prospekt, his photographs have been published in international magazines and websites such as The Washington Post, Time Lightbox, Financial Times and Le Monde. Discover more of his work here

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: TRAVEL Deadline: 31 August 2019

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

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