color photograph of a man in front of Taj Mahal

People Award Editors’ Picks of October 2021

“When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.”
— Anonymous

Following the results of last month’s People competition judged by National Geographic editor Elizabeth Krist, we would like to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make the final selection, but impressed and intrigued us with their overall quality.

Dancers performing a traditional ritual in Papua New Guinea; young nuns in Myanmar; a sulfur miner in Indonesia; Japanese men braving the cold winter at Okayama’s Hadaka Matsuri Festival; two picadors in a Spanish arena, and more: we’re delighted to present the work of 15 international image-makers who have captured the fascinating cultural diversity of our planet, with honesty, artistry, and skill.

Published November 17, 2021 - Congratulations to all selected artists: Yosh Hase, Candy Lopesino, Joaquin Barata, F.Dilek Uyar, Michelle Bruzzese-Eggleston, Ivelina Berova, Dan Nelken, Kars Tuinder, Geffrard Bourke, Alessandra Squarzon, Roman Jehanno, Ilenia Brunelli, Kathleen Gerber, Jack Lawson, Arun Hegden,

Open for entries

black and white portrait photo of a woman with freckles by Rafal Lapszanski
© Rafal Lapszanski
2023 Black & White AWARD

Win Cash Awards & International Exposure

In June, we invite photographers working across all styles and categories, to share moving and inspiring images that display the diverse beauty of monochrome.

  • Win $2000 in Cash
  • International Exhibitions
  • Published in 2023 photobook
  • Free Portfolio Account
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Deadline: 30 June 2023

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