Horsehead Nebula by photographer Matthieu Litt

Horsehead Nebula A photography project by Matthieu Litt

Belgium-based photographer Matthieu Litt series is not a visual documentary. On the contrary, this idyllic body of work remains mysterious and distant, creating a world of its own made of unidentified places and times, unspectacular details and contemplating scenes: a horse tied up in the middle of the desert, a road truck carrying a single white rock – Are these memories familiar, or foreign?

“Over there, there are so many horses
that they don’t even bother to name them.
This area of the Faristan, wild, unknown and so fantasied about, is a mix of beauty and harshness, landlocked between the trenches of the mountains.

It’s a quest for the sublime, for distance, but also for the imagery and beliefs related to its pursuit.
It’s like making a waking dream come true.

Like catching the feelings of this terrestrial paradise,
where the borders are as entangled as the mountain ranges that define them.

It’s a state between imagination and conciseness,
between the quest and the sense of already having seen
these spaces where the people are forged by their environment.

A hesitation between mirage and the reality of what is appearing on the horizon, probably because we are more open to being surprised.”

Monthly Photo Contest

color photograph a man on the Yamuna river in india is rowing a boat surrounded by birds
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2021 Street Photography AWARD Deadline: 30 September 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Extended Deadline: One of the most exciting and influential forms of photography, in September we are on the lookout for the best images capturing the pulse of the street.

From candid and unexpected situations to meticulous geometric scenes within the urban sphere, at home or abroad: we want to discover how YOU see the streets!⁠


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

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