Flowers in December A photography project by Sanja Marusic

“I think in images, not in words.”

While traveling through uncommon and surreal looking places, one might notice some similarities with Sanja Marusic’s color-saturated photographic world.

Photographed in six different countries over a period of two years, “Flowers in December” is a series of portraits in which human presence is merely accidental and rather used as props. Bright contrasts and a certain desolation paired with a highly saturated nature depicts people in a moment of transition, unaware of the camera. Though human figures appear in almost every frame, they are not the center of the images: the landscape is the true protagonist here.

– Discover more of Sanja’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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