Deadline: January 2, 2020
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: Open Call
Regardless of genres, this month we encourage all photographers to share with us their best images. Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: there are no boundaries and you are free to submit any kind of work.
We want you to challenge us and respond to the theme in as many inventive ways as you can imagine: Edit carefully and show us what you’ve got!
The Judge – Alessia Glaviano
Alessia Glaviano is the Brand Visual Director of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.
She has worked with a wide range of international photographers over the years and she is responsible for Photo Vogue, an innovative online platform where users can share their own photographs under the curatorial supervision of professional photo editors. Alessia is also responsible for the artistic direction of events and exhibitions for Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.
In addition to her editorial and curatorial activities, Alessia teaches master courses at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan, and lectures regularly at other academic institutions. She was a 2015 World Press Photo jury member, and has participated in several portfolio review sessions, including the New York Times Portfolio Reviews.
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.
Alalimón Gallery – Barcelona
Before Berlin’s annual show our 2019 touring exhibition will be presented with Art Deal Project at Alalimón 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.
Your Work Printed & Published
Join us and get a chance to see your work printed and published in our annual photobook as part of the Talent Edition. We will be featuring all our award-winning photographers and finalists. This unique collection of photographic work will be available for purchase and distributed worldwide.
The Independent Photographer Photo Competition Previous Winners