Portrait Award May 2019


  • Portrait Photography by Maarten Schröder

    Winning Photographer Maarten Schröder

    Winning Photographer Maarten Schröder

    'Roos'
    © Maarten Schröder
  • Portrait Photography, black and White by Alexander Klang

    Second Prize Alexander Klang

    Second Prize Alexander Klang

    'Loejjie' - 2018
    © Alexander Klang
  • Portrait Photography, Justin Keene

    Third Prize Justin Keene

    Third Prize Justin Keene

    'Elmarco'
    From personal project 'Polis' shot in Cape Town, South Africa. The work explores influences on young identity growing up in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats, an area overshadowed by dominant sub-cultures.
    Justin attempts to reconstruct the role of documentary photography and imagery commonly associated with 'struggle photography' and documentary realism in South Africa.
    © Justin Keene
  • Finalist Michael DeLaere

    Finalist Michael DeLaere

    'Black Looks Blue in Moonlight'
    © Michael DeLaere
  • Portrait photography of old man in India by Stefano Croari

    Finalist Stefano Croari

    Finalist Stefano Croari

    'Recycle' - Haridwar, India.
    © Stefano Croari
  • Finalist MK McGehee

    Finalist MK McGehee

    'She is'
    © MK McGehee
  • Finalist Mark Elzey

    Finalist Mark Elzey

    'Victoria'
    © Mark Elzey
  • Finalist David Chao

    Finalist David Chao

    'Middle School Baseball Duo', Mihara, Japan 2019
    Two middle school players from the Sera team in a three team round robin tournament held in Mihara, Hiroshima.
    © David Chao
  • Finalist Maarten Schröder

    Finalist Maarten Schröder

    'Sterre & Meerle'
    © Maarten Schröder
  • Finalist Gavin Wallace

    Finalist Gavin Wallace

    'Felicia'
    Felicia is a 65 Year old Mental Health nurse originally from Cape town South Africa and had been living here in the UK for the last 20 years. - From series 'Place Where We Dwell'
    © Gavin Wallace

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • Judged by: Jimmy Nelson

    Jimmy Nelson is a British photojournalist and photographer known for his portraits of tribal and indigenous people.

    In 2009 he started to work on his biggest project to-date, Before they Pass Away. Nelson travelled for 3 years and photographed more than 35 indigenous tribes around the world in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the South Pacific, using a 50-year-old 4×5 camera.

    Over the years his groundbreaking images have appeared in National Geographic, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, BBC News, The Independent and The Guardian. His work has been exhibited at international museums and shown at the world’s leading photographic art galleries.

    Candid or staged, across all photographic fields: Join the award and show us your best portraits!

Nessim Stevenson
© Nessim Stevenson
© Jelena Jankovic

Current Theme:
People Deadline: 31 October 2021

Spanning across all corners of the globe, crossing both cultures and borders; we’ve created a complex world of traditions and behaviors. There are few restrictions and we are looking for portraiture, travel, street photography, documentary work, photojournalism, or any other form of photographic practice that tells the story of people!


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