Congratulations to photographer Stéphane de Rouville who’s image won the competition!
– Theme: Emerging Talent / Competition Judge: Jérôme Sessini
The Emerging Talent Award is designed to bringing exposure and discovering the best upcoming photographers from all ages, background and working in all photographic fields.
Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: There were no boundaries and we wanted you to release your creativity in as many inventive ways as you could imagine!
First Prize: Stéphane de Rouville
Some images have an immediate impact, they seduce on the spot, but their appeal dissipates at the second or third viewing. Here, on the contrary, the more I look at this photograph and the more it reveals its beauty and strength. Beyond the framing and light that evokes the Baroque cultural movement in painting, this image also brings a documentary and ethnological interest. The image reaches a perfect balance between the background and the form. Emotion and aesthetics. – Jérôme Sessini
Second Prize: Jeff Davenport
As for the second prize, it is on the contrary the emptiness, the cinematographic atmosphere, and the mystery that emerges from the photograph that I liked very much. Despite the apparent coldness, the photographer managed to make an emotionally strong image. – Jérôme Sessini
Honorary Mention: Conrad Golovac
A majestic and powerful reminder of all the earth’s natural grandeur. Well composed and carefully edited, this superb landscape of the island of Kunoy in the Faroe Islands is a perfect example of the beauty and mysticism the artist can find across the world, and within himself. “Any landscape is a condition of the spirit” once said Swiss Philosopher Henri Frédéric Amiel – Words well worth keeping in mind here… – The Independent Photographer Editors
OPEN CALL Deadline: 2 January 2020
Regardless of genres, this month we encourage all photographers to share with us their best images. Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: there are no boundaries and you are free to submit any kind of work.
We want you to challenge us and respond to the theme in as many inventive ways as you can imagine: Edit carefully and show us what you’ve got!
1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400