The Independent Photographer 2019

 

The Independent Photographer

The Independent Photographer

Deadline: September 30, 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.

Theme: Travel

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.

Website: https://independent-photo.com/awards/#contest-info

The Independent Photographer Photo Competition Previous Winners

Theme: Portrait, May 2019, © Maarten Schröder, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Portrait, May 2019
© Maarten Schröder

 

Theme: Landscape, April 2019, © Reza Bagheri, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Landscape, April 2019
© Reza Bagheri

 

Theme: Emerging Talent, March 2019, © Stéphane De Rouville, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Emerging Talent, March 2019
© Stéphane De Rouville

 

Theme: Street Photography, February 2019, © Manuel Armenis, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Street Photography, February 2019
© Manuel Armenis

 

Theme: Color, January 2019, © Jessica Bizzoni, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Color, January 2019
© Jessica Bizzoni

 

Theme: Open Call, December 2018, © Marcus Maddox, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Open Call, December 2018
© Marcus Maddox

 

Theme: Black & White, November 2018, © Avarino Caracò, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Black & White, November 2018
© Avarino Caracò

 

Theme: People, October 2018, © Biljana Jurukovski, The Independent Photographer
Theme: People, October 2018
© Biljana Jurukovski

 

Theme: Street Photography, September 2018, © Orna Naor, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Street Photography, September 2018
© Orna Naor

 

Open Call, August 2018, © Alexander Klang, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Open Call, August 2018
© Alexander Klang

 

Travel, July 2018, © Donell Gumiran, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Travel, July 2018
© Donell Gumiran

 

Documentary, June 2018, © Alessandra Manzotti, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Documentary, June 2018
© Alessandra Manzotti

 

Theme: Portrait, May 2018, © Olga Urbanek, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Portrait, May 2018
© Olga Urbanek

 

Theme: Landscape, April 2018, © Klaus Lenzen, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Landscape, April 2018
© Klaus Lenzen

 

Theme: Color, March 2018, © Alessandra D’innella, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Color, March 2018
© Alessandra D’innella

 

Theme: Street Photography, February 2018, © Camilla Ferrari, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Street Photography, February 2018
© Camilla Ferrari

 

Theme: Emerging Talent, January 2018, © Alain Schroeder, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Emerging Talent, January 2018
© Alain Schroeder

 

Theme: Black & White, December 2017, © Simona Bonanno, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Black & White, December 2017
© Simona Bonanno

 

Theme: People, November 2017, © Simon Urwin, The Independent Photographer
Theme: People, November 2017
© Simon Urwin

 

Theme: Open Call, October 2017, © Evelyn Bencicova, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Open Call, October 2017
© Evelyn Bencicova

 

Theme: Street Photography, September 2017, © Jatuporn Pateepaparnee, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Street Photography, September 2017
© Jatuporn Pateepaparnee

 

Theme: Documentary, August 2017, © Nadir Bucan, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Documentary, August 2017
© Nadir Bucan

 

Theme: Emerging Talent, July 2017, © Tessla Stuckey, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Emerging Talent, July 2017
© Tessla Stuckey

 

Theme: Travel, June 2017, © Catherine Matthys, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Travel, June 2017
© Catherine Matthys

 

Theme: Portrait, May 2017, © Tatsuo Suzuki, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Portrait, May 2017
© Tatsuo Suzuki

 

Theme: Black & White, April 2017, © Gabriele Casini, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Black & White, April 2017
© Gabriele Casini

 

Theme: Landscape, March 2017, © Yann Calonne, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Landscape, March 2017
© Yann Calonne

 

Theme: In Color, February 2017, © Eric Newnam, The Independent Photographer
Theme: In Color, February 2017
© Eric Newnam

 

Theme: Street Photography, January 2017, © Tavepong Pratoomwong, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Street Photography, January 2017
© Tavepong Pratoomwong

 

Theme: Open Call, December 2016, © Madoka Ikegami, The Independent Photographer
Theme: Open Call, December 2016
© Madoka Ikegami

 

Theme: People, November 2016, © Asif Ahmed, The Independent Photographer
Theme: People, November 2016
© Asif Ahmed

 

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