People Award November 2016


Finalists

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  • Judged by: Mattia Passarini

    Mattia Passarini is an Italian travel and documentary photographer who specializes in photographing the most remote indigenous tribes in the world. He has worked and traveled in countries such has Pakistan, China, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Indonesia and many more.

    He has been exhibited at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and has received numerous awards including the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the year Contest 2016. In a globalized world, Mattia has a passion for visiting destinations that haven’t been affected by the outside world. The life of people that only a few have had the chance to discover and witness.

    Through his lens he captures the incredible variety of the human race. Images that will make you feel like you are right there with him.

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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