Portrait Award, color fashion portrait of an Asian woman by Kimber Capriotti

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 London-based artist Nadav Kander, 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.

Monthly Photo Contest

color photograph a man on the Yamuna river in india is rowing a boat surrounded by birds
© Saurabh Narang

2021 Street Photography AWARD Deadline: 30 September 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Extended Deadline: One of the most exciting and influential forms of photography, in September we are on the lookout for the best images capturing the pulse of the street.

From candid and unexpected situations to meticulous geometric scenes within the urban sphere, at home or abroad: we want to discover how YOU see the streets!⁠

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

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