People Award; color portrait photo of a couple of Kuro tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia by Carlo Demicheli

People Award Editors’ Picks of December 2022

“A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a person’s life that reveal greater truths.” — Anonymous⁠

Following the results of last month’s People award, judged by The Guardian’s Head of Photography Fiona Shields, we are delighted and honored to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make the final selection, but nevertheless impressed with their overall quality.

A Mundari tribesman tends to his herd in South Sudan; a young Buddhist nun weaves a flower crown among the grasslands of Tibet; Afro-Brazilians perform a traditional ‘Tambor de Crioula’ dance in celebration of their culture: each one of these thirteen captivating images displays remarkable artistry, perceptivity, and skill, and together, impart the incredible diversity of our world.

Published January 19, 2023 - Congratulations to all selected artists: David Keith Brown, Robi Chakraborty, Josef Bürgi, Lloyd Wright, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Ty Faruki, Meera Lehr, Nicola Ducati, Carlo Demicheli, Sebastian Jaramillo Matiz, Chiara Felmini, Shinya Itahana, Julio Magalhães,

Open for entries

color artistic self portrait of a woman by Luiza Marinas
© Luiza Marinas
2023 Open Call AWARD

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Portrait, documentary, landscape, street, conceptual, and more: in October, your work may fall into any category and we invite all photographers to release their creativity and share their best images!⁠


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