Open Call Award December 2016


Finalists

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  • Judged by: Loulou d’Aki

    Loulou d’Aki is a Swedish documentary photographer who specializes on the influence of borders, the idea of freedom and how human beings are affected by the society in which they live.
    She has lived and worked around Europe, in North America, Quebec, in the Middle East and in Asia.

    Lou focuses on various long term projects, such as Make a Wish – a photo essay looking at how the dreams and aspirations of youngsters across the globe are conditioned by where they are born and the society in which they grow up.

    Over years of professional experience she has been published in top magazines such as Le Monde, Die Zeit, the New York Times, TIMES, NY Magazine, Internazionale…

    Besides publications and editorial assignments she has done work for UNICEF, the UN and exhibited in France, Italy, the Netherlands and Singapore.

    With such unique eye and broad experience we are deeply honoured to have her as this month’s Judge.

Justin Keene
© Justin Keene
Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

Current Theme:
Portrait Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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.

Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography. We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


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

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