colorful and high contrast portrait photography by mattia passarani where traditional dresses, tattoos, ornate jewellery and body modification are proudly displayed.

Portrait A photography project by Mattia Passarini

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
— Marcel Proust

Italian photographer Mattia Passarini has been living in Asia since 2006 where he has been able to document the life of some of the most secluded indigenous populations inhabiting this part of the world. His passion for photographing the habits, rituals, and traditions of disappearing cultures netted him a 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Award.

In these photographs: Traditional dresses, tattoos, ornate jewellery and body modification are proudly displayed.

As the world becomes increasingly globalised, connected through mass media and technology, Mattia’s Portrait work is a precious testament to these vanishing cultures.

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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