Hayley Eichenbaum

The Mother Road II A photography project by Hayley Eichenbaum

For the past three years, American photographer Hayley Eichenbaum has documented her cross-country travels, resulting in “The Mother Road series”, which focuses primarily on the maintained remnants of the American Southwest.

Inspired by 1960s cinematography, the series celebrates the freedom of traveling as well the interaction of form and colour found in a variety of architecture and landscapes. Eichenbaum examines notions of the façade.

How does one preserve romance that is on the verge of decay? Through her work Eichenbaum aims to capture these hopeful circumstances, both within the architectural realm and the human body.

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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