color portrait of a boy and his monkey by Goran Jovic

Portrait Award Editors' Picks

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” — Edward Steichen.

Following the results of the 2021 Portrait Award (judged by acclaimed American artist Dan Winters), the editorial team is delighted to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make the final selection but impressed in their quality, variety, and overall beauty.

We received a wealth of incredibly powerful submissions spanning all continents and genres, from classic social documentary to fine art, street, and fashion. Unfortunately, as always, we couldn’t give an award to every entrant, and so had to narrow it down to those we felt were most absorbing and which best represented the competition theme. However, we want to highlight some of the many talented artists whose images resonated with us, and which we believe are truly deserving of exposure.

Monthly Photo Contest

color portrait of an elderly woman by Can Sever
© Can Sever

2022 Visual Storytelling AWARD Deadline: 31 January 2022

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate; unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness.⁠

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


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

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