aerial color landscape photograph of the sea

Open Call Award Editors' Picks

“The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” ― Richard Avedon

Following the results of our recent Open Call photography award (judged by Magnum Photos Global Education Director Shannon Ghannam), our editors are excited to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make it through to the final round. These images, nonetheless display remarkable skill and technique; encompass a diversity of unique and fascinating subjects, and a variety of genres, and are, in our opinion, well worthy of exposure.

– Discover the 2021 Open Call Award winners & finalists here

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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