Portrait Photography Contest Deadline: 31 May 2020

Portrait photograph of a boy by Maarten Schröder
© Maarten Schröder

2020 PORTRAIT AWARD

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Classic or experimental, through any kind of storytelling: this month we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography.

Competition Judge:
Dan Winters

Win $2000 cash prizes, global exposure, see your work published and exhibited in our international exhibitions!


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

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Previous Winners

    Previous Winner Madoka Ikegami

    "It was an honor to be selected as competition winner. I really appreciated the judge’s comments and the way all photographs are displayed on the website."

    Madoka Ikegami - People Winner

    Previous Winner Tessla Stuckey

    “I have followed The Independent Photographer for a while and have always found it to be such great inspiration, it feels incredible to be on it myself. This is all very exciting!”

    Tessla Stuckey - Open Call Winner

    Previous Winner Alessandra D'Innella

    "The submit process was easy and smooth. The feedback from the judge Maciek Jasik was spot on and thoughtful. On top of that, the prize money helped me to expand further my work. Thank you!"

    Alessandra D'Innella - Color Winner


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