Mirko Arganese Phantomcity

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

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THEME: TRAVEL Deadline: 31 August 2019

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it.

Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary... We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually - Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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