All Photography Contests

Whether you look for cash prizes, camera equipment, or having your work exhibited, photography contests are a great way to test your skills as a photographer. Most competitions publish early entries and finalist's photographs, aside of winner's galleries, so having your images posted on a photo contest website can give you valuable exposure whether you win or not. We've pulled together a selection of 150+ photography competitions in 2022, from free to paid photography awards, so you can decide what photo contest meets your needs.

ENDS 10/04/22
Our 27th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
ENDS 10/04/22
Our 27th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
ENDS 10/04/22
Our 27th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
ENDS 10/05/22
During the Festival, Hangar proposes a thematic exhibition, and in the framework of the 7th edition, launches a Call for photographers on the theme: Self-portrait.
ENDS 10/05/22
Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in its exhibition competition for 2023 and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.
ENDS 10/06/22
$12,000 in cash prizes, plus 3 features on Vogue Italia, a solo exhibition at PhMuseum Lab, and much more!
ENDS 10/07/22
Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. December 2022
ENDS 10/07/22
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022'
ENDS 10/07/22
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022'
ENDS 10/07/22
Symmetry is the theme for this months competition.
ENDS 10/09/22
PRIMARY COLORS: RED, YELLOW, and BLUE tubes of paint are the basic building blocks for all the colors of the rainbow.
ENDS 10/09/22
Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author's deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image.
ENDS 10/11/22
Be part of Berlin Photo Week, win a solo show, cash prizes up to 1.5k + more
ENDS 10/12/22
Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photo show on Trees and Water.
ENDS 10/12/22
Submit the work that best represents you as a photographic artist. 20 images will be selected for an online exhibition and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winning winners.
ENDS 10/12/22
For the EVOLVE open call, we invite you to submit artwork that reflects your exploration of a concept and the resultant process and visual form that evolution takes.
ENDS 10/14/22
Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
ENDS 10/15/22
The call is open to single images only (not projects) and is addressed to national and international artists who use the photographic medium.
ENDS 10/15/22
We often imagine that the Surrealists worked to create profoundly weird and unconventional work as a matter of course.
ENDS 10/16/22
Color is said to be three-dimensional because of its three unique aspects. When you seek to define a specific color, there are three properties to consider; Hue, Value, and Saturation.
ENDS 10/17/22
The 13th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award (Prix Carmignac du photojournalisme) will focus on Ghana and the ecological and social challenges the country faces.
ENDS 10/17/22
As photographers, we have developed skill in seeing beneath the surface of our subjects, and often find in them the beauty, poignancy, and poetry that exist in ordinary moments.
ENDS 10/18/22
Be Featured in our November 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
ENDS 10/19/22
This year we're excited to exhibit our Emerging Talent winners in Paris alongside Paris Photo, the world's largest international art fair dedicated to photography!
ENDS 10/20/22
The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
ENDS 10/21/22
Now in its 9th year, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards is allowing all landscape photographers to share a total of 10,000 USD in cash prizes.
ENDS 10/23/22
Chromatic Awards is an international competition of color photography open to both professionals and amateurs. Participation in the Chromatic Awards offers not only prestige, but also the opportunity to win extra money for the development of passion.
ENDS 10/24/22
This year's CIPC rewards selected artists with an exhibition in Chelsea, New York, along with other numerous PR opportunities. The event also provides invaluable exposure to the community while promoting career growth and recognition.
ENDS 10/30/22
The SE Center Open is just that, an open theme - all subjects, The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work.
ENDS 10/30/22
Amateur and Professional photographers are invited to submit their work to this year's Food, Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Photography Awards.
ENDS 10/31/22
Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
ENDS 10/31/22
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The contest stands out in the global art scene for the growing variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists and photographers,
ENDS 10/31/22
From the pulsing arteries of a bustling metropolis, to the quiet solitude of its empty backstreets. Glistening glass and steel, against crumbling brickwork and eroded stone. Chance encounters and random moments.
ENDS 10/31/22
Once again, this year, Médicos del Mundo presents the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award to denounce the situation of millions of people in the World.
ENDS 10/31/22
The winner of the Anthology Cover Art Award will receive a €500 cash prize and publication on the cover of – and editorial coverage in – a future Issue of Anthology. The winner will also receive a one-year subscription to Anthology
ENDS 11/01/22
Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world's most fresh and progressive talents.
ENDS 11/01/22
Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographer’s name, for six months.
ENDS 11/04/22
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022'
ENDS 11/07/22
Four winners across US, UK, Mexico and Canada will receive $10,000 and a Leica SL2-S set
ENDS 11/08/22
The acclaimed and renonwned photography grant contest from Gomma. The ninth year in the making. High international exposure and funding.
ENDS 11/09/22
The winner of the 'Charta dummy award' will get his/her dummy published, with a production prize of €5.000,00.
ENDS 11/13/22
Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
ENDS 11/15/22
A FREE to enter International Photography & Film Awards with great prizes across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Awards.
ENDS 11/15/22
We are offering grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available) to artists & photographers worldwide working in all media. In total, 6 artists will receive unrestricted cash grants totaling $11,000.
ENDS 11/15/22
Issue #116 will be a Portfolio issue. This should be a single project or body of work (if you are unsure what this means you can view past portfolio issues by going to the "Archive")
ENDS 11/18/22
Welcoming both individual image and series submissions that honor and explore black and white photography.
ENDS 11/18/22
Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
ENDS 11/20/22
TIFA connects photographers from around the world with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, providing them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market.
ENDS 11/27/22
Juried photobook retreat with Antoine d’Agata, Stacy Kranitz, Curran Hatleberg, Anastasia Samoylova, Igor Posner, Vanessa Winship and more
ENDS 11/30/22
The Student competition is one of the world’s leading programs for photography students.
ENDS 11/30/22
Our Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. Grand Prize: $2,500,
ENDS 11/30/22
The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology Magazine, plus a one-year subscription to Anthology
ENDS 12/01/22
Multiple photographers will be selected for the book by an editorial board and each one of them will be designated as a 2023 FotoEvidence Book Award winner.
ENDS 12/01/22
The New York Photography Awards program honors, recognizes, and promotes outstanding photographers worldwide, who share their vision with the world, through the lenses that portray the beauty of immutable reality, along with the dichotomy of Big Apple’
ENDS 12/01/22
The 33 edition of the Memorial Maria Luisa de Photography and video is about to begin. This time the contest is made up of fourteen thematic categories on the Mountain, Nature and Adventure, in addition to the specific category of videos.
ENDS 12/02/22
Back for its fifth edition, the Portrait of Humanity award from 1854 and British Journal of Photography captures the moments that make us what we are.
ENDS 12/04/22
With the support of Sebastião Salgado, CCFD-Terre Solidaire is launching the first edition of the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire dedicated to humanist and environmental photography.
ENDS 12/07/22
Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. March 2023
ENDS 12/11/22
Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories.
ENDS 12/11/22
Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the BLACK and WHITE catalog.
ENDS 12/31/22
Every weekend, The Eye of Photography dedicates itself to the portfolios of its readers. By publishing the best portfolios, the magazine enables photographers around the world to show case their photographs.
ENDS 12/31/22
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
ENDS 12/31/22
Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
ENDS 12/31/22
There is no particular theme, but we have an affinity for photos that display humorous, colorful, pattern oriented, and allegorical content.
ENDS 12/31/22
Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. We’ve made grants simple, so you can focus on making your innovative work!
ENDS 12/31/22
MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
ENDS 12/31/22
Artists are welcome to submit their works. All techniques are welcome.
ENDS 12/31/22
The total photo safari prize fund for 2022 is over $60,000!
ENDS 12/31/22
4.000 € for the winner and more than 15.000 € in cash prizes.
ENDS 12/31/22
The Pulitzer Center’s global reporting grants support in-depth, high-impact reporting on critical issues that are often overlooked in the media, from global health to climate change.
ENDS 12/31/22
Photographers from all over the world are invited to participate and raise awareness of the ongoing global concern of toxic mercury
ENDS 01/06/23
Rewarding the best single images! Enter for free and you could win $5,000, top Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
ENDS 01/06/23
For young passionate photographers aged under 19 years-old, first prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment
ENDS 01/08/23
Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. April 2023
ENDS 01/13/23
Rewarding the best photo series worldwide! Enter for free and you could win $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
ENDS 01/16/23
The selected photographers have the opportunity to show their work at Galerie LIK in Vienna and at the Competa Photo Days and will each receive one WMPO Award per category.
ENDS 01/23/23
Welcome to Suffolk Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2022. Entry is free with up to £200 cash prize for the overall winner!
ENDS 02/23/23
The MUSE Photography Awards celebrates the creative ethos and underlying afternotes of what makes a photograph so influential.
ENDS 04/27/23
The awards program has included 9 international categories, as well as a London-specific main category for worldwide participation<
ENDS 05/14/23
MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
ENDS 05/31/23
The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is an international platform for photographers from all levels and genres to share their best images with the creative community in Hungary and Eastern Europe.
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Telling Tales. For our entire lives we’ve been told every picture tells a story. A Single image can have a powerful storytelling impact, change the way we see, and leave a lasting impression
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Merlinka festival is accepting submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers from Europe* for its Queer Europe Photo Exhibition.
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We are interested in images that contain - or are about - the color red. What does the color red mean to you?
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Winners exhibited in the gallery and on our website Dec. 14, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
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All selected photobooks will be exhibited at both the Davis Orton Gallery and the Griffin Museum of Photography.
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Split into 4 categories of wildlife, landscape, people, and architecture, the IMACRES Awards helps some of the best photographers in Europe showcase their work to an international audience
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The contest features prizes exceeding $35,000 in value from some of the world's top liveaboard, resort, and photo gear sponsors.
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100 winning images will be exhibited on JCDecaux digital screens across the UK throughout January 2023
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Grand Mobile Photo is a contest for the authors of beautiful photographs – amateur and professional photographers alike – who take digital pictures with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life... Color our lives.
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In addition to the financial award, each winner will receive a new Leica Q2 to use for the completion of their photographic series onward.
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Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the in-between moments of life and endeavors to notice the unnoticeable, the mundane, the banal and anti-climactic.
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An annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists. One honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant.
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Be Featured in our October 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Harvey Stein
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The work of photography students emerging into the art world is how we picture the future.
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Win an online exhibition.
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Graphis is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration.
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We are in search of 10-15 artists who represent this theme in a creative way - visually or conceptually.
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The festival gives voice to artists who express this feeling of urgency and share stories of hope and a fresh start.
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Soho Photo Gallery, New York City's longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera® Competition, is looking for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses.
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Enter photos through September 19, 2022, or visit and vote for your favorites by October 2, 2022
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Choose your best work, upload photos and give yourself a chance to compete for prestige, fame and more than $ 7,500 in monetary award!
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Photomontage: Two or more photographs joined together for artistic effect or to show more of a subject than can be shown in a single photograph
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The 212 Photography Competition is a fully independent body, run by 212 Photography Istanbul and showcasing the best up-and-coming talents of the year from the country, region and around the world.
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The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.
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Cash prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
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Issue 115 will not have a theme, it is open to all fine art and documentary photography.
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The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2022 International Juried Exhibition with $5,000 in awards!
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The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the in-between moments of life and endeavors to notice the unnoticeable, the mundane, the banal and anti-climactic.
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Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. We’ve made grants simple, so you can focus on making your innovative work!
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All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
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M&C Saatchi Group & Saatchi Gallery launch Art Prize to drive meaningful change for emerging artists worldwide.
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During the fellowship, fellows produce an in-depth project local in New York City that demonstrates a commitment to social issues and community based work.
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We are pleased to announce LACP's Seventh Annual Members' Exhibition. This will be a virtual online exhibition and will run from October 13 – December 13, 2022
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Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are requesting submissions for the 2021 Burtynsky Grant
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook's contribution to the evolving narrative of photography
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show.
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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. November 2022
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Stormy Day is the theme for this months competition. Cash Awards up to $10,000 the Top Three Photographers
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Free and open to everyone, no matter where they're from or what they do, the ISPA award was created to tell stories of positivity, brave solutions and choices inspired by the world of sustainability.
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We use portraits as objects of remembrance and reverence, of seduction and glorification.
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The final issue of the year, it features 80-plus pages of stunning images from professional, emerging, and student photographers.
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Recognising exquisite and artistic content, the awards honours vast arrays of genres in the photographic medium
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Calling for the best of the best “over-unders”, or split shots, around the ADEX theme – “Dedicated to the Ocean – For a Plastic-Free Future”.
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All photography must relate to human rights issues illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large
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There are six categories to choose from and the top scoring image across all six categories will win the grand prize of $1000.
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Landscapes, portraits, reportage, conceptual, personal documentary, travel… From spontaneous street moments to meticulous studio set-ups - show us your technique, vision and creativity.
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We are receiving open call submissions from countries across all the world's continents. We are delighted to announce our Open Call for FORMAT23.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the fundamental qualities that make night photography - from dusk to dawn - a compelling contemporary art form.
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Because of its history of more than a century and its values of commitment, it is in Nikon’s DNA to support photojournalism by being a partner of the Prix Bayeux.
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We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers.
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The Architectural Photography Awards is celebrating its tenth anniversary of being the leading architectural photography award in the industry.
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Winning photographers will receive cash prizes and will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media when known.
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Photography stops time and captures unique moments of light on subject matter. Whether intentional or through a fleeting serendipitous shutter click, use your own unique interpretation of this theme in your photographic submissions.
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Our 26th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Shapes".
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The selected works will be exhibited in an outdoor exhibition in the NCMA sculpture park for all of October during the Click! Photography Festival and at various projection events throughout the festival.
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“China Wildlife Image Annual Competition” is hosted by China National Geographic and organized by China National Geographic Authentic Scenery and China National Geographic Books.
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The Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Photo Award brings together a wide public in an artistic way within the context of the national campaign against breast cancer
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Be Featured in our September 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Christy Karpinski, F-Stop Magazine
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All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
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For this exhibit we seek photographs that capture the way water catches light, cuts through the earth, falls from the sky, changes form, and sustains or threatens life
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The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.
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Welcome to year 2 of UNSTUCK! In continuing in the footsteps of year 1 and helping those who are struggling to bring to completion to their projects.