Editors' Picks Portrait Award

“It’s a world, someone’s face. When I capture it, I see the future of the world.” – Malick Sidibé

Following the results of last month’s Portrait Photography Award, judged by British photographer Jimmy Nelson, we want to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make it to the final selection round but impressed by their overall quality and stayed with us.

The competition was a great success and we received an incredible range of excellent materials, and although we couldn’t give an award to every entrant, we want to share some of the many talented photographers whose images struck us and are well worthy of exposure.

Thanks again to all of you for taking part and sharing your beautiful work with us!

Monthly Photo Contest

Portrait photograph of a boy by Maarten Schröder
© Maarten Schröder

THEME: Portrait Deadline: 31 May 2020

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.

Classic or experimental, 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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