Phantomcity A photography project by Mirko Arganese

In Phantomcity the citizens have a different and fleeting consistency that is unknown to most, it’s hidden somewhere in the world and no one is allowed to cross the borders. 
Through mind control the citizens are forever kept in a hypnotic state. But in spite of everything, some manage to break free from mental cages imposed by the system and escape from the prison.

Based in Milan, Mirko Arganese is an Italian street photographer passionate by the endless stream of unique encounters one can make in the city. In the tradition inspired by the 60s and 70s American masters Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, Mirko’s work aim to identify uncanny situations and life scenes that can tell the story of our contemporary societies within the urban sphere.

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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