Open Call Award October 2022


  • black and white portrait photo of two children by Renee Johnstone

    Winning Photographer Renee Johnstone

    Winning Photographer Renee Johnstone

    “Balanced Contrast” - Australia
    I am a mother of five and a photographer. My children inspire me and together we enjoy the process. It strengthens our connection. I set out to create soulful images that evoke emotion, telling my story of motherhood through my lens. Finding beauty in the mundane whilst delivering a subtle message of body positivity to my daughters. Turning what some may see as physical flaws into pieces of art that they can appreciate and look upon in adoration is my reason. © Renee Johnstone
  • color studio fashion portrait of a man by Carly Zavala

    Second Prize Carly Zavala

    Second Prize Carly Zavala

    “Calvin” - Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Portrait session with artist and model Calvin. Concept was to create a portrait that highlighted his beautiful features in contrast with the backdrop. © Carly Zavala
  • abstract aerial landscape photo of Icelandic river by Paul Lichte

    Third Prize Paul Lichte

    Third Prize Paul Lichte

    “Glacier River” - Iceland
    Glacier River photographed from a small airplane in southern Iceland. © Paul Lichte
  • color portrait of a young girl by Alexandrena Parker

    Finalist Alexandrena Parker

    Finalist Alexandrena Parker

    “Board Games - Ace of Diamond”
    A portrait of Charlee exploring the concept of childhood play away from digital screens. © Alexandrena Parker
  • black and white abstract portrait of silver back gorilla by Lucas Bullens

    Finalist Lucas Bullens

    Finalist Lucas Bullens

    Silverback Gorilla
    © Lucas Bullens
  • color portrait photo of a young Tibetan girl by Kin Chan

    Finalist Kin Chan

    Finalist Kin Chan

    “Tangzi Kyi” - Ritoma, Tibet
    Portrait of a young girl named Tangzi Kyi with her parents outside of Ritoma, Tibet. Perched 3,200 meters above sea level in the Tibetan Autonomous District of Gannan, Ritoma has a population of 1,500 inhabitants, 10,000 yaks and 25,000 sheep. © Kin Chan
  • black and white fashion portrait of a man by Kelly-Ann Bobb

    Finalist Kelly-Ann Bobb

    Finalist Kelly-Ann Bobb

    “Musings of Boscoe” - Trinidad & Tobago
    Editorial work influenced by the paintings of the contemporary Trinidadian painter Boscoe Holder. The Black Imagination and utilizing fashion as a vehicle to highlight our culture and to reference ourselves, has led to this series. © Kelly-Ann Bobb
  • abstract landscape photo of green field with flowwers by Thaddäus Biberauer

    Finalist Thaddäus Biberauer

    Finalist Thaddäus Biberauer

    “while I fight the tears”
    © Thaddäus Biberauer
  • color portrait of an old woman by Ana Hop

    Finalist Ana Hop

    Finalist Ana Hop

    “AUNTIE-2”
    This is an intimate portrayal of my aunt Arminda. She has been living with what has been diagnosed as Paranoid Schizophrenia. I am using these portraits to show her everyday struggle with this mental illness, which is now openly talked about but used to be a family secret. According to her diagnosis, she is not allowed to work or have a social life like other people with her condition sometimes can. She is very aware of her weight. © Ana Hop
  • color studio fashion portrait of man with red lipstick by Jason Ward

    Finalist Jason Ward

    Finalist Jason Ward

    “Destiny”
    © Jason Ward

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • black and white portrait photo of Molly Roberts ; Open Call Award
    © Molly Roberts

    Judge: Molly Roberts

    Molly Roberts is an award-winning visual editor, independent curator, and documentarian, who has worked and collaborated with some of the most important names in contemporary photography over the course of her twenty-five-year-long career.

    She currently serves as Senior Photography Editor at National Geographic Magazine; was previously Chief Photography Editor at Smithsonian Magazine, and headed up the photography teams at The Washington Post Magazine and USA Weekend.  

Azim Khan Ronnie
© Azim Khan Ronnie

Call for entries

color portrait photo of hindu man and his monkey by Somraj Sahu
© Somraj Sahu
2022 People AWARD

Win Cash Awards & International Exposure

Spanning across all corners of the globe, crossing both cultures and borders: we are looking for all forms of photographic practice that tell the story of people!

  • Win $2000 in Cash
  • International Exhibitions
  • Published in 2023 photobook
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Deadline: 31 December 2022

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