A groom from the Savannah Garrison Turf Club in Barbados exercises a race horse at Pebbles Beach.

Portrait Award Editors' Picks

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

Following the results of last month’s Portrait Photography Award, judged by American artist Dan Winters, the editorial team is delighted to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make it to the final selection round but truly impressed by their quality, variety and overall beauty.

Submitted images were incredibly powerful and we received works spanning all continents and genres, from classic social documentary to fine art, street, and fashion. As always we couldn’t give an award to every entrant and ultimately had to narrow it down. However, we want to highlight some of the many talented artists whose images struck us and are well worthy of exposure.

– Thank you for taking part and sharing your beautiful work with us!

Monthly Photo Contest

aerial color landscape photograph of Shark Bay, Western Australia by Ross long
© Ross Long

2021 Landscape AWARD Deadline: 30 April 2021

When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.

From dramatic rural vistas to urban panoramics, or seemingly-abstract aerial compositions, this month we want to see images that showcase our planet’s diverse and beautiful topography.⁠

All approaches are valid and we want to see as many different styles and compositions as possible!


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

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