Emerging Talent Award July 2017


Finalists

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  • Judged by: Ostkreuz Photo-Agency

    Christian Pankratz is the Chief Editor and head of picture desk of the prestigious Ostkreuz Photo-Agency.

    Based in Berlin, Ostkreuz is the most successful photographers’ run agency in Germany and a photographic institution for over 25 years.

    Renowned for the quality of its photography, Ostkreuz Photos now represents 22 internationally acclaimed photographers – All sharing the idea of a common author photography that wants more than just beautiful pictures.

    Over the years Ostkreuz’s voice and cultural position has been published in world leading magazines such as Die Zeit, National Geographic, Le Monde, GEO, or Time Magazine and it’s work has been celebrated by various institutions from the Goethe Institute to Amnesty International.

    Ostkreuz Photo-Agency will be represented at the FotoHaus during The Rencontres d’Arles 2017 annual photography festival and we are delighted to have them with us as this month competition 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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