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

© Jorgen Johanson

THEME: TRAVEL Deadline: 31 August 2019

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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