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

Landscape photography by Costas Kariolis. Beach, Norfolk, England
© Costas Kariolis

2022 Landscape AWARD Deadline: 30 November 2022

When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.

From dramatic rural vistas to urban panoramics, or seemingly-abstract aerial compositions, this month we want to see images that showcase our planet’s diverse and beautiful topography.⁠

All approaches are valid and we want to see as many different styles and compositions as possible!


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

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