With so many photo contests out there — almost too many to choose from — how do you figure out which ones are worth your time? For the 7th year running, we’ve partnered with the World Photography Organisation to bring you The Photographer’s Guide to Phot
Yours In Arms explores how surrounding circumstances has shaped human behaviour of student-cadets in Nigeria. The establishment of para-military organisation in institutions dates back to the Nigerian Second Republic (1976) under a militia regime headed by General Olusegun Obasanjo to coax more educated fellows into the army. However, since that period, the human environment has been transformed with amazing speed under the influence of several revolutions and government decisions, which have simultaneously affected the sciences and the technologies, economies and political relations, demography and social structures of the Nation.
It was getting dark when I got the call, my feet froze, Luz my wife was telling me that they had killed my brother-in-law- Beto, she was uncontrollable, I had never heard her speak like that, her voice was shaking, it was breaking… That day totally changed our life… I could not sleep all night, images shot up in my head and my mouth was dry; I fell asleep and an image came to my mind. It was me in a desolate, mutilated place … I woke up with tears in my eyes, “Beto was killed, hanged” was what resonated in my head, “he was beaten, burned, but they told us that he committed suicide.” David and Nacho had been missing for more than 3 months and Beto was killed in jail.
The Invisible Yoke is a four-part series of photographic essays spanning nearly 15 years. Making photographs as I came of age, I felt and feared a deepening divide in America. Now as I raise my children in Charlottesville, Virginia, I have witnessed firsthand, in my own community, the hatred and division along lines of race and class that persist in my country.
As part of the Leica Women Foto Project, Leica Camera USA awarded three U.S. photographers to receive an award of $10,000 USD each and 1-year loan of a Leica Q2 camera to support a personal project that is relevant to today’s social and political climate. The mission of the Leica Women Foto Project is to educate, encourage and empower photographers to demonstrate the importance and impact of a woman’s point of view. The award serves as a catalyst to reframe how we see, how we think, and how we express our visual narrative.