Northern Sri Lanka A photography project by Frédéric Lagrange

Seemingly finding peace and a sense of unity after nearly 30 years of intense civil war. Sri Lanka remains a unique and mysterious country.

Even if the conflict between the Tamil Tigers and the government forces ended in 2009, it is only recently that Sri Lanka has truly begun the process of healing; this is nowhere more evident than in the optimism of the young and in the rebuilding process of the previously war-torn regions in the north and east.

Now that the conflict has abated, visitors and hope are returning. Uncovering the little-known treasures, from virgin forests and beaches to remarkable temples and romantic lodges, that are putting the region back in the spotlight.

Traveling from the capital Colombo and up to the birthplace of the Tigers’ movement in northern Jaffna, the journey takes us through stunning places where nature and tradition blend with the warmth of human stories.

Monthly Photo Contest

color photograph a man on the Yamuna river in india is rowing a boat surrounded by birds
© Saurabh Narang

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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