– Theme: Visual Storytelling / Competition Judge: Ed Kashi
From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story and we were seeking visual artists aiming to captivate and share their stories with awareness and conviction.
First Prize: Lynzy Billing
“The photograph combines aesthetic beauty, a simple yet haunting design, and it both verifies facts (The Who, what, where and at least when, if not the way) but it also evokes a range of emotions and almost startling realisations once the reality, if so, sets in. It’s also a comment on where the world is heading right now. A certain despair and death.” – Ed Kashi
– NB: Discover the full story of Lynzy’s powerful image here.
Second Prize: Graeme Heckels
“The design is magnificent and the capture is quite something. There is lyricism and tension and so many wonderful human gestures and actions in one frame. It tells a story and provides a glimpse into manual labor and depending on the caption, it could act as a piece of reporting too.” – Ed Kashi
Honorary Mention: Anoush Abrar
“Subtle, well composed and quietly powerful, Anoush’s photograph couldn’t possibly introduce us to the mysterious and mystical world of Geishas in a more beautiful and poetic manner. The image offers the promisses of a story the viewer simply itches to be told; Visual storytelling at it’s best!” – The Independent Photographer Editors
BLACK & WHITE Deadline: 30 November 2019
Regardless of genres, the black & white legacy left by the great masters of photography still inspires and encourages both amateur and professional photographers to work in black & white.
Be it in street, fashion, portrait, landscape, documentary or any other form of photography that celebrates the beauty and wealth of black & white photography: We want to be moved and inspired.
1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400