Open Call Award October 2017


Finalists

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  • Judged by: Christopher Anderson

    Born in Canada, Christopher Anderson first gained recognition for his pictures in 1999 when he boarded a handmade, wooden boat with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America. The boat, named the Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000 the images from that journey would receive the Robert Capa Gold Medal.

    Anderson’s early work from conflict zones earned international acclaim and prizes such as two World Press Photo Awards and Magazine Photographer of the Year.

    In 2011 he became New York Magazine’s first ever Photographer in Residence. His current work crosses genres, from documentary to art, portraiture and fashion.

    Christopher is a member of Magnum Photos. He is the author of four monographs of photography.

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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