portrait of a man photography of the migration into Europe in 2015 2016

Daniel Castro Garcia Foreigner

The 2017 recipient of the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in Humanistic Photography was UK photographer Daniel Castro Garcia for ”I Peri N’Tera”, the latest chapter of “Foreigner” his long terme project documenting the lives of people at various stages of their migration to Europe.

“With regards to the mainstream media’s representation of the crisis, more often than not, we (“Foreigner” was created in close collaboration with graphic designer Thomas Saxby and producer Jade Morris) felt that the individuals experiencing the situation firsthand were not being depicted in a decent or dignified manner. Fundamentally, people weren’t able to control the way they were being seen.

At the heart of the “Foreigner” project lies a motivation to connect with people, primarily through photography (and as the project has advanced, through film, graphic design and publications). We wanted to contribute to a well-rounded debate by affording our collaborators and subjects the opportunity to share their own personal accounts.”– Daniel Castro Garcia

Foreigner: Collected Writing 2017 is published by John Radcliffe Studio and available here.

– Discover more of Daniel’s work here

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: LANDSCAPE Deadline: 30 April 2020

When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.

From compelling urban scenes to minimalist pulls towards the earth: this month we want to discover and celebrate all the beauty and joy that landscapes can provide.

All approaches are valid and we want to see as many different styles and compositions as possible!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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