The Independent Photographer

The Independent Photographer

Deadline: December 31, 2020
Entry Fee: from $15 to $40
Prizes: $400, $600, $1,000, publications and exhibitions

Open Call Award

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!

Carol KörtingThe Judge: Carol Körting

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Carol Körting worked as a freelance photographer before studying photo editing at the Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany. She has been the photo editor of the renowned Leica Fotografie International Magazine (LFI) and its online platform since 2011, producing and editing countless photographic projects.

A professional portfolio reviewer, Körting has been part of jury teams at several photography festivals and photography competitions. She has collaborated as a photo editor at Der Freitag and Zeit-Magazin, given talks and presentations about self-promotion tools at the VII Masterclass in Berlin and in Bilbao at the Basquedokfestival.


  • 1st Prize: $1000
  • 2nd Prize: $600
  • 3rd Prize: $400

An International Panel of Experts

The competition jury is comprised of internationally acclaimed artists working in prestigious agencies such as Magnum Photos, VII Agency, National Geographic, Agence Vu’, Vogue & GEO.

Contest Info

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 Milan.

Entry Fee

  • 1 image – $15
  • 3 images – $30
  • 6 images – $40
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