The Body 2019 - A Celebration of the human figure

 

The Body – A Celebration of the Human Figure

The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

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.

Sections

  • Professional
  • Amateur

Categories

  • Boudoir
  • Commercial/Editorial
  • Fine art

Website: https://www.celebratethebody.com/

The Body 2018 Winners

Professional : Boudoir


Grand Prize

Untitled
© Riana Lisbeth, Calgary, AB, Canada
First Place

Grand Prize, First Place Professional : Boudoir, Untitled, © Riana Lisbeth, Calgary, AB, Canada, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

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

Alice in Wonderland, © Marco Ibanez, Fulton, MD, United States, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

With this series, Ibanez looks to capture the personality of his subjects using only the resources available on location.

 

Professional : Commercial/Editorial


Tommy
© Josh New, Tulsa, Ok, United States
First Place

Tommy, © Josh New, Tulsa, Ok, United States, First Place, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

A portrait of New’s friend and blogger, Tommy.

 

Marcos
© Laura Beck, Lubbock, TX, United States

Marcos, © Laura Beck, Lubbock, TX, United States, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

Beck says the concept behind this shoot was to capture the subject’s artistic movement and form.

 

Professional : Fine Art


Oyster Bed
© Dario Impini, Everett, WA, United States
First Place

Oyster Bed, © Dario Impini, Everett, WA, United States, First Place, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

A portrait of a woman laying on ancient rock, captured after a two-mile hike into a desolate wilderness.

 

Minimalism
© Hayley Palmquist, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Minimalism, © Hayley Palmquist, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

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


Morningness
© Kevin Abery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
First Place

Morningness, © Kevin Abery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, First Place, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

A natural-light boudoir portrait captured near a bedroom window in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

 

Behind the Veil
© Malcolm Sinclair Lobban, Toronto, ON, Canada

Behind the Veil, © Malcolm Sinclair Lobban, Toronto, ON, Canada, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

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


“Capsized”
© Bruce Jamieson Jr., San Diego, CA, United States
First Place

"Capsized", © Bruce Jamieson Jr., San Diego, CA, United States, First Place, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

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
First Place

A Tribute to Orlando, © William Ye, Scarborough, ON, Canada, First Place, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

Part of Ye’s “Wounded” series, this image pays a tribute to the Orlando mass shooting in 2016.

 

Purity
© Piotr Cierniak, Warszawa, Poland

Purity, © Piotr Cierniak, Warszawa, Poland, The Body - A Celebration of the Human Figure

According to Cierniak, this series depicts “everything that actually makes us unique individuals and shapes our personalities,” such as feelings, decisions, limitations and hopes.

 

The Body 2017 Winners

 

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