Michael Meissner

Competition Winners

© Michael Meissner

This collection celebrates the work of all winning photographers capturing life in its most vivid forms. These unique and international artists constitute the best of the photographic scene and we are very proud to share their work.



Theme: PORTRAIT May 2019

  • Winning Photographer Maarten Schröder

    Winning Photographer Maarten Schröder

    'Roos'
    © Maarten Schröder
  • Second Prize Alexander Klang

    Second Prize Alexander Klang

    'Loejjie' - 2018
    © Alexander Klang
  • 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
  • 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

First Prize: Maarten Schroder

“A truely classic composition posing light, but within that classicness the choice of face features, the aesthetic and skills at making what could be perceived as ugly in it’s androgenicity is extremely beautiful in it’s authenticity.” – Jimmy Nelson

Second Prize: Alexander Klang

“Extremely simple flat lighting, a very graphic but clean composition; Rarely does a portrait have so much power and intensity. Ultimately the boy’s stare shows a true connexion between the photographer and the subject.” – Jimmy Nelson

Honorary Mention: Justin Keene

“The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told” once said Cindy Sherman. This is the immediate feeling we experience in front of Justin’s portrait. Deceptively simple at first glance, the viewer quickly discovers a perfectly composed and carefully balanced image. Slowly making our way up, guided by the soft and warm light of what appears to be a desolated coastal land, to reach the center of the image and the slightly daring gaze of our protagonist curiously dressed. A beautiful portrait, inspiring and poetic.”
– The Independent Photographer Editors

Seungwook Lee
© Seungwook Lee

Open to All Photography

Be part of a vibrant community: The competition award is a unique opportunity to gain exposure and provides a platform to celebrate the very best of contemporary photography.

  • $ 24.000
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  • International
    Exhibitions

  • Global
    Exposure

  • Open to all
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© Khanh Bui

THEME: VISUAL STORYTELLING Deadline: 30 June 2019

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate and share their stories with conviction.

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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