Category: Contests

  • Much ado about nothing: 2021’s best minimalist photography – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian
    A stranded tree trunk, an empty pool, the moon shining through bent railings … these images find a wealth of feeling in the smallest of things
  • Anonymous Photographer Wins Prestigious Photojournalism Award | PetaPixel
    This year, the top award for the News category was awarded to a photographer in Myanmar who wanted to remain anonymous for security reasons. Mikko Takkunen, the Asia photo editor for The New York Times, collected the award on his behalf.
  • Here are the winners of this year’s Women Photograph Project grants
    This year’s winners were chosen from 1,300 entries and include projects about identity and environmental issues.
  • Lenscratch Student Prize Second Place Winner: Dylan Hausthor – LENSCRATCH
    It is with pleasure that the jurors announce the 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Second Place Winner, Dylan Hausthor. Dylan was selected for their lyrical and haunting project, What the Rain Brought, and has graduated from Yale this Spring (2021) with an MFA in Photography. The first time I saw Dylan’s photographs was like staring into the sun.  A mark from such an intense glowing mass had a lasting impact on me and has been burned into my psyche since.
  • The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize: 26 to Watch – LENSCRATCH
    Every year we seek to celebrate the next generation of photographic artists through our Student Prize Awards program. 2021 was a stellar year for photography, not only with a record number of excellent submissions, but the work itself reflected deep thinking and profound subject matter that it made it very difficult for the jurors to narrow down the selections. Before we begin the celebration of our 7 winners tomorrow, we wanted to shine a light on 26 photographers that you should have (and keep) on your radar, artists who may be at the beginning of their photography journey but are already working at an elevated level, creating work that is deeply meaningful, especially in a time when change is critical. Congratulations to all! – Aline Smithson
  • Cast Out of Heaven – Home’21 International Photography Prize Winner | LensCulture
    In addition to the huge population moving from Tehran, people from all over Iran are migrating to these new towns. These new developments are notorious for social pathologies, like high rates of suicide among pupils and drug abuse. The residents talk about how a town’s population has doubled over the past six months, reaching 200,000. Yet, the town can hardly provide educational, social and health care services for 10,000. Here is the land of those cast out of their heaven — the metropolitan Tehran. And they all share is the bitterness of the fall. – Hashem Shakeri
  • Photography Staff of Associated Press – The Pulitzer Prizes
    For a collection of photographs from multiple U.S. cities that cohesively captures the country’s response to the death of George Floyd.
  • The Boston Press Photographers Association’s ‘Historic’ Photos of 2020 | PetaPixel
    On May 24 2021, the BBPA, which is the oldest press and television photographers association in the United States, debuted its first outdoor exhibition in the organization’s 95-year history, produced in collaboration with Photoville, a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all.
  • An elderly couple in Spain kissed through plastic film because of COVID-19. An AP photographer just won a Pulitzer for photographing the moment. – Poynter

    An elderly couple in Spain kissed through plastic film because of COVID-19. An AP photographer just won a Pulitzer for photographing the moment.
    Emilio Morenatti began photographing the elderly in Spain during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it was decimating communities throughout Europe, and provided a glimpse into what was happening to the most vulnerable populations internationally for the remainder of the year.
  • Film Photo Award Finalists and Standouts – LENSCRATCH
    Once again, the applicants and proposals submitted to the Spring 2021 Film Photo Award were nothing short of awe-inspiring.  Every single proposal was thoughtful, nuanced, deeply felt and delivered, making the jurying exceedingly difficult.  This notable consistency has proved to be the norm for applicants to the Film Photo Award, and is undoubtedly a reflection of the correlation between the medium of film photography and the intensity of care and passion that goes into every aspect of the practitioner’s work and research.  There is an undeniable need for this medium, not simply a desire.  The Film Photo Award strives to support photographers who need to create with this material and celebrate the work being made with it in the 21st century.
  • Winners of the 2021 World Press Photo Contest – The Atlantic
    The winning entries of the annual World Press Photo Contest ​have just been announced. This year, according to organizers, 74,470 images were submitted for judging, made by 4,315 photographers from 130 different countries. Winners in eight categories were announced, including Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports, and Spot News. World Press Photo has once more been kind enough to allow me to share some of this year’s winning photos here with you.
  • Blind – World Press Photo: the Shocking Images of 2020

    World Press Photo: the Shocking Images of 2020
    The results of the 64th edition of World Press Photo were announced on April 15. Six nominees were in the running for the prestigious and coveted world photo of the year. The World Press Photo of the Year was awarded to Mads Nissen for his photograph of a hug between a nurse and an old lady during the covid pandemic, in São Paulo, Brazil. Blind looks back at the year 2020 marked by Covid, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, among others.
  • An Emotional Embrace in Brazil Wins World Press Photo of the Year | PetaPixel
    The World Press Photo of the Year is designed to honor a photographer whose visual creativity and skills combined to create a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in a given year. This year, there is likely no larger story than the COVID-19 pandemic, and a photo by Mads Nissen — a photographer from Denmark — titled The First Embrace took top honors. His photo was also the winner of the “General News” category.
  • Finalists of World Press Photo of the Year 2021 are Truly Incredible
    The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the nominees for its 2021 contest featuring 45 photographers from 28 countries. Though all the work is incredibly impressive, six of the moving photos are in the running for World Press Photo of the Year.
  • Foam Paul Huf Award 2021 for young photography talent goes to John Edmonds
    The Foam jury says in a statement that Edmonds’ work impressed them for its “very articulate, distinctive style and clarity of vision,” that was “seemingly simple but in essence culturally complex”. They add that his work “stems from a deep understanding of the medium of photography and taps into its modernist history”.
  • Highlights from the 2021 World Press Photo nominees | 1854 Photography

    Highlights from the 2021 World Press Photo nominees
    The World Press Photo Contest its announced the nominees for 2021. Here, we round up some of the most compelling stories
  • Leica Unveils Women Foto Project Award Winners
    The three award winners this year are Matika Wilbur, Karen Zusman and Anna Boyiazis and were selected by a diverse panel of judges ranging from award-winning photojournalists to renowned contributors to the world of photography:
  • Announcing the Winners of the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards – Feature Shoot

    Announcing the Winners of the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards
    The ten photographers chosen to show in East London are Antonio Faccilongo, Rashod Taylor, Mirja Maria Thiel, Ursula Ferrara, Shaun Pierson, Donavon Smallwood, Manon Ouimet, Sergey Pesterev, Alison Luntz, and Renata Dutrée. Together, they span genres and continents, telling stories from the United States, the United Kingdom, Palestine, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, and beyond.
  • Blind – The DRC Through the Eyes of Congolese Photographers

    The DRC Through the Eyes of Congolese Photographers
    Prompted partly by the health crisis, the Carmignac Photojournalism Award has transformed this year into a collaborative project that explores the notion of representation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and spotlights local journalism.
  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Dannielle Bowman’s “What Had Happened” Wins the Aperture Portfolio Prize
    There are multiple entry points into Dannielle Bowman’s What Had Happened, a series in progress. Bowman makes excellent use of the pleasures of photographic space, described in elongated tonal-gradations of black, white, and maximum greys balanced against compositions etched sharply by California-noir shadows—Robert Adams meets Maya Deren in the Los Angeles suburbs. These elements lure the viewer to linger within the work. Aside from the surplus of visual gratification, the work simmers with the tension of a story mostly withheld. What has happened? On one level, these pictures are about the neighborhoods in and around the artist’s family home in Los Angeles. On another, Bowman’s work describes the passage of time and memories of home—or more precisely, the homes one makes on leaving old ones; about the search for better places in which to put down new roots and grow. Dig further, and the work begins to hint at even more specific histories—those of the Great Migration, which drew African Americans from the South (like Bowman’s own grandparents) into not only the North, but also the American West. The clues are not part of the standard-issue, broad brush–stroke narrative of the African American diaspora; they are found in details, such as the framed family photos on the mantle and the bump ’n’ curl hairdo worn by the woman standing on her flamingo bedecked lawn.