Pierre Belhassen Wake Up in New York

“It’s been three years since I had woken up in this city.

“Awaken” might be a more appropriate term. New York in front, ahead and above me… it is where, almost randomly, I discovered photography. Then I went home, with two or three memories and a passion for photography in my bags.

Three years – That is how long it took to go back, and rediscover the city in which I found myself. What else did it have in store for me? At the heart of the big city I had open my eyes, it is where I understood that things are not to be seen because they are obvious, but obvious because they are to be seen.

A week has passed now and again I have to go back home. I cannot sleep in the plane. From the window, the city disappears into the night, and then nothing… nothing but black…

In Paris I finally fall asleep and in my dreams, I see New York …”

– Discover more from French photographer Pierre Belhassen here

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Deadline: 30 September 2020

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential forms of photography since its creation.

Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!


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

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