color street photography of silhouettes by Hersley-Ven Casero

Street Photography Award Editors' Picks of May 2022

“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” – Bruce Gilden

Following the results of last month’s street photography award, judged by acclaimed Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, we would like to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make it to the final round but nevertheless showed remarkable dexterity, creativity, and skill.

Candid moments of quotidian life; meticulously timed and framed scenes, and unexpected situations: we had the pleasure of discovering compelling street images from across the globe, and it was truly inspiring to see photographers respond to the theme in such a diversity of ways.

Using both digital and analog and a litany of classic and experimental techniques, photographers displayed remarkable versatility and an extraordinary eye for composition, and it is our delight and pleasure to feature these 12 extraordinary works.

Congratulations to all selected artists: Greg Mo, Mithail Afrige Chowdhury, Russ Rowland, Hersley-Ven Casero, Luning Cao, Roberto Carnevali, Jonathan Jasberg, Juan Carlo Calingo, Suresh Naganathan, Mark Walsh, Branden May, Kim Aldis,

Monthly Photo Contest

color photo of a boy in a train in India by Jose Carpintero
© Jose Carpintero

2022 Travel AWARD Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


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

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