Deadline: August 31, 2019
Entry fee: 1 image – $20, 3 images – $30, 6 images – $40
Prizes: $400, $600, $1,000, Publications and Exhibitions
Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure. At the end of the year all images are published in the ‘Talents of the Year’ book and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners are printed and exhibited during our annual group shows in Berlin and Barcelona.
When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it.
Be it while hiking remote landscapes or getting lost in unknown towns and cities: Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.
This month we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!
The Judge – Steve Mccurry
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for over three decades and has created a unique collection of work featuring some of the most famous images of our time. McCurry’s work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl so powerful.
With countless exhibitions around the world to his name, he has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo.
McCurry has published over a dozen books including The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), Afghanistan (2017), and A Life in Pictures (2018).
CLB Gallery – Berlin
Award winners will see their images exhibited at the renowned CLB gallery located at the heart of Berlin. The venue will celebrate the vision of all yearly winners, second prize winners and honorary mentions, bringing the talent and flair of each photographer to our visitors.
Fifty Dots Gallery – Barcelona
Following Berlin’s annual show our touring exhibition will be presented at Fifty Dots Gallery in Barcelona. Specialised in contemporary photography, the prestigious art gallery will showcase the work from all yearly awarded photographers, each chosen by globally acclaimed judges across twelve months of competitions.
The Independent Photographer Photo Competition Previous Winners