Deadline: September 5, 2019
Entry fee: Professional: $35 (single) | $40 (series), Amateur: $25 (single) | $30 (series)
Prizes: $400, $1,500 cash, $250, $500 B&H Photo gift cards, valuable prizes
The body has been celebrated in art since the dawn of art history. From the Venus of Willendorf, dated nearly 30,000 years ago, to today, the human figure has been painted, sculpted, drawn and photographed endlessly.
Continue the tradition and be a part of The Body, honoring contemporary photographers who capture the beauty of our anatomy.
Presented by Rangefinder magazine, the competition covers boudoir, commercial, editorial and fine-art photography.
- Fine art
The Body 2018 Winners
Professional : Boudoir
© Riana Lisbeth, Calgary, AB, Canada
An intimate lifestyle session featuring cancer fighter and amputee Kim, captured “to build the appreciation and love she has for her body.”
Alice in Wonderland
© Marco Ibanez, Fulton, MD, United States
With this series, Ibanez looks to capture the personality of his subjects using only the resources available on location.
Professional : Commercial/Editorial
© Josh New, Tulsa, Ok, United States
A portrait of New’s friend and blogger, Tommy.
© Laura Beck, Lubbock, TX, United States
Beck says the concept behind this shoot was to capture the subject’s artistic movement and form.
Professional : Fine Art
© Dario Impini, Everett, WA, United States
A portrait of a woman laying on ancient rock, captured after a two-mile hike into a desolate wilderness.
© Hayley Palmquist, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
A personal series, these images were selected by the photographer because of their minimalist feel and, she says, “I love the movement, lines, shapes and art made with these women.”
Amateur : Boudoir
© Kevin Abery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A natural-light boudoir portrait captured near a bedroom window in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Behind the Veil
© Malcolm Sinclair Lobban, Toronto, ON, Canada
Lobban says the goal of this shoot was to express the beauty of a woman in a classical, sensual way, “stripped of eroticism and sexuality by capturing the essence and simple beauty.”
Amateur : Commercial/Editorial
© Bruce Jamieson Jr., San Diego, CA, United States
For this series, Jamieson depicted someone’s nightmare of “being completely alone in the middle of the ocean with a storm approaching and night falling,” he says.
Amateur : Fine Art
A Tribute to Orlando
© William Ye, Scarborough, ON, Canada
Part of Ye’s “Wounded” series, this image pays a tribute to the Orlando mass shooting in 2016.
© Piotr Cierniak, Warszawa, Poland
According to Cierniak, this series depicts “everything that actually makes us unique individuals and shapes our personalities,” such as feelings, decisions, limitations and hopes.