Deadline: April 4, 2019 Entry fee: $35 for a single or series (2-6 image) Prizes: $1,500 cash, gift cards up to $500, participation in exhibitions and publications
Rangefinder is honoring the best in contemporary portrait photography.
This year’s expanded categories include Beauty & Glamour, Commercial, Corporate, Environmental & Travel, Fashion & Editorial, Studio and Sports portraiture.
Prizes include $1,500 cash, gift cards up to $500 to B&H Photo, a full-page profile of your work in an issue of Rf and international exposure: All winning images will be featured in the June issue of Rf, which is seen by 111,000 people worldwide in print and online.
A portrait of a young model, captured during golden hour using the highlights passing randomly through the leaves of the surrounding trees. Says Kubiak, “I tried to capture Andrea’s subtle beauty… It is the beauty of a person transitioning from being a child to being a woman.”
A beauty portrait series captured for the March 2018 issue of 7Hues magazine, featuring model Julie Furman and hair and makeup artist Sonia R.
From a black-and-white portrait series.
Ruhmke photographed this series in Sweden and says it is an homage to the late actress Pier Angeli.
The Last Days Richie was commissioned by Heart of Hospice to capture portraits of patients in their homes and with their families during the last days of their lives.
Saad says this portrait represents “not only the anticipation of puberty, but also the anticipation of the unknown.”
Taken for the launch of a new luxury women’s watch company. Says Jemison, “This shoot was created using a very small crew and minimal post-production. Simple and beautiful.”
A Western-inspired series that Johnson says explores the question, “What happens when your back is against the wall and you’re left with no more options?”
This series features young professionals who have been struck by poverty or have limited opportunities. “They are embodying a new trend called Dandyism,” Roos says. “By using the contrasting backgrounds of a local township, I tried to emphasize this idea, as well as the joy and style that come with the new trend.”
Portraits of people 60 years or older living in a small province of Poland. Says Wozniak, “These are people with a wide range of experiences, people who could still teach us about life.”
Photographed in a playground in San Francisco, “Dazed Delusions” tells the story of a person who drifts off into her imaginary world. Isak captures the abstract and dreamy environment where the subject interacts with the colors, shapes and lines she encounters.
“Winter Walks” was created in Erlangen, Germany, and features Tziatas’ friend Stella Ballman. “My goal with this shoot was to create some interesting images of this magnificent young woman while keeping it simple and natural.”
Using the same subject repeatedly, Morris was inspired by the view of a beach from the cliffs above. He says the work focuses on the interplay of sunbathers, presenting the color and sprawling dialogue of a beachscape within an ordered, minimalist context.
Shamblin captured dramatic portraits that, she says, “feel as if you are in or watching the game.”
Johnson created a dynamic portrait for a senior client.
A series featuring portraits of adventure sports athletes.
This series studies the contrast and highlight in black men and women’s portraiture. Says Poon, “Like yin and yang, the shadows and highlights each have their own important role to play.”
A portrait of a young girl captured with window light. Says Duczman, “I wanted to create a natural photograph showing the pure and unique beauty of Tiarna.”
A photograph of a pas de deux, a ballet duet between two dancers, typically a male and a female.