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 portrait of an elderly woman by Can Sever
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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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