Visual Story Award - color photo of pilgrims in a church in Bulgaria by Vladimir Aleksandrov

Visual Story Award Editors' Picks of January 2022

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

Following the results of January’s Visual Story Award, judged by Filipina photographer, Hannah Reyes Morales, the editorial team is delighted to share some of the most compelling competition entries.

Over the course of the month, we received some truly stunning imagery, encompassing a litany of techniques, styles, and subjects. We believe the iterations selected by our team demonstrate the immense potential of photographic storytelling; shining a light on some of the key socio-environmental issues of our time, and thus underlining the need for immediate action.

Congratulations to all selected artists: Tommaso Vecchi, Vladimir Aleksandrov, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Reza Assar, Sujon Adhikary, Kristof Vadino, Gjert Rognli, Robi Chakraborty, Natalya Saprunova, Joost Bastmeijer,

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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