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

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Monthly Photo Contest

Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

2021 Portrait AWARD Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography. We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


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

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