Color photograph of a father and daughter in an empty church during wedding in corona virus pandemic - Visual Storytelling Award

Visual Storytelling Award Editors' Picks

“Photography is by nature a documentary art.” – August Sander

Following the results of last month’s Visual Storytelling Award judged by American photographer and VII Photo Agency member Nichole Sobecki, the editorial team wants to share some of the most compelling competition entries received throughout the month.

The competition showed a spectacular variety of storytelling narratives and skills featuring a whole range of social studies and crisis faced by many around the world. Giving voice to people and alerting the public on critical issues, fundamental social rights, and the global state of our planet.

Although we couldn’t reward every participant we would like to express our gratitude to the photographers whose dedicated work contributes to awareness and calls for action towards those most in need.

Monthly Photo Contest

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2021 People AWARD Deadline: 31 October 2021

Spanning across all corners of the globe, crossing both cultures and borders; we’ve created a complex world of traditions and behaviors. There are few restrictions and we are looking for portraiture, travel, street photography, documentary work, photojournalism, or any other form of photographic practice that tells the story of people!


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

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