Urban Flora A photography project by Frank Multari

Photographed primarily in Brooklyn, New York, Urban Flora is a series that explores the space shared by nature and human utility on the smallest scale: a city block.

On its face it reads as an index of organic and inorganic matter in a world that humans have conspired to transform beyond recognition, and there is a great focus on incidental conglomerations of plant life and discarded objects. But in spirit these are meditations on unconventional beauty and the delight I take in discovering the incongruities and imperfections of my lived-in urban environment.

I have taken pictures of the most voluptuous bulbs and blooms that Bronx Botanical Garden has to offer and they will never see the light of day. A photograph of sickly white flowers and a hazard barrel says much more about the place where I live my life and is simply more beautiful to my eyes. -Frank Multari

– Discover more of Frank’s work here: Frank Multari

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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