PDN Faces 2019 - Portrait Photography Contest

 

PDN Faces – Portrait Photography Contest

PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest

Deadline: September 26, 2019
Entry fee: Professional: $50 (single), $55 (series); Amateur: $30 (single), $40 (series)
Prizes: $1,500, $2,500 cash, Lomo’ Instant Automat Glass Magellan camera, Lomo’ Instant San Remo camera, $100, $500 B&H gift cards, publication in PDN and in a gallery on pdnonline.com

Sections:

  • Professional
  • Amateur

Categories:

  • Animal Portraits
  • Babies/Children
  • Commercial/Editorial/Assign­ment
  • Celebrities
  • Personal Work
  • Self-Portraits

Website of Photo Contest: facesphotocontest.com

PDN Faces 2017 Winners

Mikhail Baryshnikov, © Mackenzie Stroh, Brooklyn, NY, United States, First Place Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, Grand Prize, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Mikhail Baryshnikov
© Mackenzie Stroh, Brooklyn, NY, United States
First Place Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment
Grand Prize

From a series of portraits of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City. Photographed in February 2017 for The Times Magazine.

 

Moran Eye Center Global Outreach 2016, © Michael Schoenfeld, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Moran Eye Center Global Outreach 2016
© Michael Schoenfeld, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment

From a humanitarian commission for Moran Eye Center global outreach to help eliminate cataract blindness in developing countries.

 

Real Af., © Marcus Smith, Chicago, Il, United States, Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Real Af.
© Marcus Smith, Chicago, Il, United States
Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment

Part of the rebranding campaign for Abercrombie with a focus on diversity and inclusivity.

 

Milo Ventimiglia, © Terence Patrick, South Pasadena, CA, United States, Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Milo Ventimiglia
© Terence Patrick, South Pasadena, CA, United States
Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment

Actor Milo Ventimiglia, star of the NBC show This Is Us, photographed for Variety.

 

Tuba Museum Founder, © Alex Boerner, Durham, NC, United States, Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Tuba Museum Founder
© Alex Boerner, Durham, NC, United States
Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment

Vincent Simonetti, co-founder of the V & E Simonetti Historical Tuba Museum in Durham, North Carolina, plays one of the 300 rare tubas on display.

 

Monkey Moves, © HollenderX2, Brooklyn, First Place Professional : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Monkey Moves
© HollenderX2, Brooklyn
First Place Professional : Animal Portraits

“Monkey Moves,” photographed in a Florida animal sanctuary.

 

Reptilian, © Alexandra Cearns, North Perth, WA, Australia, Professional : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Reptilian
© Alexandra Cearns, North Perth, WA, Australia
Professional : Animal Portraits

A bearded dragon lizard stands tall.

 

The Dog Show, © Alexander Khokhlov, Moscow, Russia, Professional : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
The Dog Show
© Alexander Khokhlov, Moscow, Russia
Professional : Animal Portraits

Through the “Dog Show” project, Khokhlov emphasizes the emotions of our canine companions. He says: “Dogs are not only pets; they are friends, who give us a lot of joy.”

 

Wild, © Landry Major, Calabasas, CA, United States, Professional : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Wild
© Landry Major, Calabasas, CA, United States
Professional : Animal Portraits

Wild horses in the West, part of a personal project on “The Disappearing West.”

 

Farmville, Portraits Of Animals (Almost) Lost, © Emanuela Colombo, Sumirago, Varese, Italy, Professional : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Farmville, Portraits Of Animals (Almost) Lost
© Emanuela Colombo, Sumirago, Varese, Italy
Professional : Animal Portraits

In this portrait series of domestic animals at risk of extinction, Colombo warns of the disastrous effects of selective breeding within the agricultural industry.

 

Dreaming Of Summer, © Tiree Dawson, Kendal, United Kingdom, First Place Professional : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Dreaming Of Summer
© Tiree Dawson, Kendal, United Kingdom
First Place Professional : Babies/Children

A photograph of Dawson’s daughter Summer in cold weather. “She always has the ability to go into a dreamlike state while I faff around,” Dawson says.

 

Ice Cream At The Beach, © Todd Winters, Chicago, IL, United States, Professional : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Ice Cream At The Beach
© Todd Winters, Chicago, IL, United States
Professional : Babies/Children

Personal work shot at Humboldt Park Beach in Chicago.

 

Nepali Nintendo, © Simon Sharp, Croston, Lancashire, United Kingdom, Professional : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Nepali Nintendo
© Simon Sharp, Croston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Professional : Babies/Children

A series about children at play in Kathmandu, who make do with broken or thrown-away toys, and carry on being kids regardless.

 

Telma, © David Handley, London, United Kingdom, Professional : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Telma
© David Handley, London, United Kingdom
Professional : Babies/Children

“Telma is a fun-loving girl with a fantastic and playful personality,” Handley says. “In this picture she is demonstrating how big her eyes look when she moves her glasses toward me.”

 

Caesura, © Demetris Koilalous, Athens 15233, Greece, Professional : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Caesura
© Demetris Koilalous, Athens 15233, Greece
Professional : Babies/Children

“Caesura,” a pause in a metrical line, refers in this series to the transitory state of refugees and migrants entering Greece on their way to Europe. Koilalous’s subjects, he says, stand “suspended between two discontinuous moments in an uncertain and reclusive space.”

 

Untitled, © Corey Nickols, Sherman Oaks, CA, United States, First Place Professional : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Untitled
© Corey Nickols, Sherman Oaks, CA, United States
First Place Professional : Celebrities

Actor Tony Hale, photographed in Santa Monica, California, for The Wrap.

 

Chrissy Metz Of This Is Us, © Corina Marie Howell, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Professional : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Chrissy Metz Of This Is Us
© Corina Marie Howell, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Professional : Celebrities

“Chrissy Metz has shattered so many stereotypes with respects to the ‘ideal’ female body type,” Howell says of the actor. “Our goal was to capture her beauty in a glam setting, with attitude and the support of other women.”

 

PG13, © Marcus Smith, Chicago, IL, United States, Professional : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
PG13
© Marcus Smith, Chicago, IL, United States
Professional : Celebrities

Basketball player Paul George shot for Nike.

 

Simply Meryl, © Marvin Fredrick Joseph, Bowie, Professional : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Simply Meryl
© Marvin Fredrick Joseph, Bowie
Professional : Celebrities

“Simply Meryl” aims to illustrate actor Meryl Streep’s inner beauty. “She is incredibly nice and down to earth,” Joseph says. “I think this photograph shows her warm glow and radiant talent that we enjoy on screen.”

 

The Face Off Of The Year, © Rosie Cohe, Brooklyn, NY, United States, Professional : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
The Face Off Of The Year
© Rosie Cohe, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Professional : Celebrities

UFC champion Conor McGregor and undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather face each other at the press conference held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, ahead of their 2017 boxing match.

 

The Cast Of Hbo's "Silicon Valley" As "The Outsiders", © Elisabeth Caren, Santa Monica, Ca, United States, Professional : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
The Cast Of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” As “The Outsiders”
© Elisabeth Caren, Santa Monica, Ca, United States
Professional : Celebrities

The stars of HBO’s Silicon Valley, who play outcasts in the technology industry, pose as the tough rebels from the novel and film The Outsiders.

 

Chodron, Tibet, 2017, © Amy Luo, West Hills, CA, United States, First Place Professional : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Chodron, Tibet, 2017
© Amy Luo, West Hills, CA, United States
First Place Professional : Personal Work

From Luo’s ongoing series “Death and Reincarnation in Tibet,” this image depicts 13-year-old Chodron, who is considered to be an oracle and a reincarnated deity by the residents of her small village on the edge of Ngari Prefecture in Tibet, an area largely devoid of human presence as a result of its high altitude and climatic extremes.

 

Kings & Queens In Their Castles, © Tom Atwood, Bronx, NY, United States, Professional : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Kings & Queens In Their Castles
© Tom Atwood, Bronx, NY, United States
Professional : Personal Work

From the series “Kings & Queens in their Castles,” an ambitious and diverse photo series of the LGBTQ experience in the United States that spans 15 years and 350 subjects, including 100 celebrities and public figures.

 

Untitled, © Molly Cranna, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Professional : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Untitled
© Molly Cranna, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Professional : Personal Work

Personal work featuring models Eromomen Esoimeme and Torian John.

 

Dekotora, © Todd Antony, London, United Kingdom, Professional : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Dekotora
© Todd Antony, London, United Kingdom
Professional : Personal Work

From a series about dekotora—decorated truck—culture in Japan. Each truck is highly personalized, and owners often spend exorbitant amounts embellishing their trucks exactly to their liking.

 

Kloe, © Gary Salter, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, Professional : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Kloe
© Gary Salter, London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Professional : Personal Work

Observational imagery taken while in transit at Lancaster Service Station in England.

 

The Sprinkle Show, © Jason Travis, Venice, CA, United States, First Place Professional : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
The Sprinkle Show
© Jason Travis, Venice, CA, United States
First Place Professional : Self-Portraits

A self-portrait of Travis covered in sprinkles, part of a larger project where he tasks himself with covering objects and subjects in the colorful confectionery, born from a happy accident while styling a donut. “Often it’s just about being playful and creating a striking image,” he says.

 

Conscious Sleeper, © Sebastian Petrovski, London, London, United Kingdom, Professional : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Conscious Sleeper
© Sebastian Petrovski, London, London, United Kingdom
Professional : Self-Portraits

Petrovski says: “I’ve found the best way to get by is to observe internal dispute, learn what I can, embrace change and keep moving.” In that vein, he created this image with a single long exposure, triggering a flash multiple times as he moved around the frame.

 

About yourself. Hybrids, © Marzena Kolarz, Krakã³W, Poland, Professional : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
About yourself. Hybrids
© Marzena Kolarz, Krakã³W, Poland
Professional : Self-Portraits

“About Yourself. Hybrids” is a self-portrait series that combines two themes into each single image: Past and present, fears and expectations and childhood with adulthood, the photographer with others and the photographer with herself, among others.

 

Muse, © L. Lejeune, Berkeley, CA, United States, Professional : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Muse
© L. Lejeune, Berkeley, CA, United States
Professional : Self-Portraits

“Muse” is a fine-art self portrait. LeJeune is interested in creating imagery imbued with a dreamlike quality.

 

Getting In The Shot, © Jayme Ford, Red Deer, Professional : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Getting In The Shot
© Jayme Ford, Red Deer
Professional : Self-Portraits

Ford’s series of self-portraits taken with her children over the course of a year.

 

Chinese Miao, © Hongqi Ye, Shanghai, China, First Place Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, Grand Prize, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Chinese Miao
© Hongqi Ye, Shanghai, China
First Place Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment
Grand Prize

A project about the Miao people, a minority nationality in China with rich traditional culture. “All the photos in this project were captured under the circumstances of native individuals with their own costume and homes… so that the Miao’s real life in the real environment can be recorded,” Ye says.

 

Camille, © Lena Davidoff, New York, NY, United States, Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Camille
© Lena Davidoff, New York, NY, United States
Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment

A portrait of Camille, who Davidoff says is both a muse and an artist.

 

La Resistance, © Adam Delgiudice, Miami Beach, FL, United States, Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
La Resistance
© Adam Delgiudice, Miami Beach, FL, United States
Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment

Captured at Place de la Republique in Paris, France, on February 18, 2017, this photograph depicts a protestor bleeding following a clash with the police during a demonstration against police brutality.

 

Jacaré Moda, © Geoff Levy, Brooklyn, NY, United States, Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Jacaré Moda
© Geoff Levy, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment

A series of images about Jacaré Moda, a fashion collective based out of Jacarezinho, Rio de Janeiro. According to Levy, the subjects want to show the world that the favela is not just a place for poverty, but for influence, art and culture.

 

Marvin, © Alan Paul, Zurich, Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Marvin
© Alan Paul, Zurich
Amateur : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment

An outtake from a portrait session with Marvin, a French basketball player.

 

Tête-À-Tête, © Michael Pachis, Memphis, TN, United States, First Place Amateur : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Tête-À-Tête
© Michael Pachis, Memphis, TN, United States
First Place Amateur : Animal Portraits

A tender moment between two giraffe siblings.

 

Safe, © Carol Sahley, Brecksville, Amateur : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Safe
© Carol Sahley, Brecksville
Amateur : Animal Portraits

A photograph of a rescued hog at the Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary in Kavenna, Ohio.

 

I'm Not So Different Than You!, © Steve Leimberg, Amelia Island, Fl, United States, Amateur : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
I’m Not So Different Than You!
© Steve Leimberg, Amelia Island, Fl, United States
Amateur : Animal Portraits

According to Leimberg, this primate portrait is proof that humans share so much with those whom we think we share so little.

 

On The Nose, © Susan Portnoy, New York, NY, United States, Amateur : Animal Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
On The Nose
© Susan Portnoy, New York, NY, United States
Amateur : Animal Portraits

An oxpecker feeds off the hide of a buffalo. The two species have a symbiotic relationship; the buffalo lures bugs to its hide, and the oxpeckers eat them.

 

Kazakh Girl Drinking Her Morning Tea, © Atul Prasad, San Diego, CA, United States, First Place Amateur : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Kazakh Girl Drinking Her Morning Tea
© Atul Prasad, San Diego, CA, United States
First Place Amateur : Babies/Children

Captured shortly after this young girl woke up, this unstaged portrait shows her looking up as she drinks tea, lit only by natural window light.

 

Pure Beauty, © Benjamin Robinson, Castro Valley, CA, United States, Amateur : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Pure Beauty
© Benjamin Robinson, Castro Valley, CA, United States
Amateur : Babies/Children

A monochrome still of Robinson’s daughter, Alethia. The portrait, he says, shows her as she discovers her creative energies against the beauty of Alaska.

 

Coney Island Girl, © Erin Wik, Garrison, NY, United States, Amateur : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Coney Island Girl
© Erin Wik, Garrison, NY, United States
Amateur : Babies/Children

Captured in Coney Island, New York, as part of a personal project, this portrait of a young girl, Wik says, is “toddler perfection—she’s covered in sand, slurping on a giant Icee in little, sparkly heels.”

 

Fragility, © Dave Paek, Long Island City, NY, United States, Amateur : Babies/Children, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Fragility
© Dave Paek, Long Island City, NY, United States
Amateur : Babies/Children

A portrait that is meant to evoke the feeling of vulnerability and fragility that is felt so often during childhood.

 

Carlos, © Ron Cooper, Englewood, CO, United States, First Place Amateur : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Carlos
© Ron Cooper, Englewood, CO, United States
First Place Amateur : Celebrities

A monochrome portrait of Cuban baseball star Carlos Tabares of the Industriales, captured as Tabares is in a moment of contemplation.

 

Daniel Craig & Two Puppies, © Geoff Levy, Brooklyn, NY, United States, Amateur : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Daniel Craig & Two Puppies
© Geoff Levy, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Amateur : Celebrities

An editorial portrait taken for an Omaze campaign with actor Daniel Craig.

 

Tony Vaccaro, © Ming Fai Chan, Brooklyn, NY, United States, Amateur : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Tony Vaccaro
© Ming Fai Chan, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Amateur : Celebrities

A portrait of photographer Tony Vaccaro, captured as he shares stories of his first camera, the Argus C3.

 

Robin Williams, © George Seminara, New York , NY, United States, Amateur : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Robin Williams
© George Seminara, New York , NY, United States
Amateur : Celebrities

A portrait of the late comedian and actor Robin Williams, captured as part of Seminara’s personal project about the art of comedy.

 

A Pope To Little Hell (Roman Location), © Riccardo Colelli, Catania, Catania, Italy, Amateur : Celebrities, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
A Pope To Little Hell (Roman Location)
© Riccardo Colelli, Catania, Catania, Italy
Amateur : Celebrities

A photo taken during Pope Francis’s visit to Infernetto, Italy, a suburb of Rome. According to Colelli, this photo is part of a project that aims to capture the personality of the Pope through the eyes of the faithful.

 

Attention Lost: Thinking In Other Future, Dadaab Refugee Camp In Kenya, © Eduardo Lopez Moreno, Nairobi, Kenya, First Place Amateur : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Attention Lost: Thinking In Other Future, Dadaab Refugee Camp In Kenya
© Eduardo Lopez Moreno, Nairobi, Kenya
First Place Amateur : Personal Work

A portrait of a Somali girl captured as she looses attention during a Swahili language class at a school in Dadaab, a city on the border between Kenya and Somalia.

 

Cuban Portraits, © Richard Bumgardner, Madison, AL, United States, Amateur : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Cuban Portraits
© Richard Bumgardner, Madison, AL, United States
Amateur : Personal Work

Portraits made over the course of eight days with the goal of capturing ordinary, hard-working Cubans before the impending invasion of capitalism.

 

Untitled, © Paul Kessel, New York, NY, United States, Amateur : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Untitled
© Paul Kessel, New York, NY, United States
Amateur : Personal Work

Kessel is spotted by his subject while taking a candid portrait on a city street.

 

Virunga National Park, © Adam Kiefer, Winter Park, FL, United States, Amateur : Personal Work, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Virunga National Park
© Adam Kiefer, Winter Park, FL, United States
Amateur : Personal Work

From an environmental portrait series made in Congo’s Virunga National Park that shows the rangers in the land they defend with its most famous inhabitants, the critically endangered mountain gorillas.

 

Exi[s]t, © Halelee Seoyeon, New York, NY, United States, First Place Amateur : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Exi[s]t
© Halelee Seoyeon, New York, NY, United States
First Place Amateur : Self-Portraits

From a series that captures the photographer’s sense of isolation after moving to New York City, one of many places she has lived because of a childhood spent relocating due to her father’s profession. “I want to capture a sense of uncertainty and solitude that comes with being a foreigner, ” she says of the series.

 

The Stranger, © Brian Peterson, Newark , DE, United States, Amateur : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
The Stranger
© Brian Peterson, Newark , DE, United States
Amateur : Self-Portraits

A musically inspired shot that depicts Peterson’s feelings toward traveling for work and being away from loved ones. “[I’m] chasing a dream on one end and balancing family life on the other, ” he says.

 

Jess In The Gym, © Jessica Hardy, Basildon, United Kingdom, Amateur : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Jess In The Gym
© Jessica Hardy, Basildon, United Kingdom
Amateur : Self-Portraits

This image is from a series called “The Running of the Tap. ” Made as a form of therapy for Hardy after she struggled with an eating disorder, she says: “The work has helped me see my true self by recreating memories and making images that capture the present. This image is a representation of my close relationship with the gym. ”

 

Before I Leave, © Monica Jane Frisell, New Rochelle, NY, United States, Amateur : Self-Portraits, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
Before I Leave
© Monica Jane Frisell, New Rochelle, NY, United States
Amateur : Self-Portraits

A nighttime photograph taken right before the photographer left her hometown of Seattle.

 

We Are Still Here, © Josue Rivas, Wilmette, IL, United States, People's Choice : Winner, PDN Faces - Portrait Photography Contest
We Are Still Here
© Josue Rivas, Wilmette, IL, United States
People’s Choice : Winner

 

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