THEME: PEOPLE Deadline: 31 October 2019
than to click the shutter.” - Alfred Eisenstaedt
From all the corners of the world, across all cultures and borders: this month we want to discover and celebrate the diversity of the human race.
Be it fashion, portrait, street, documentary or any other form of photography that tells the story of people, there are very little boundaries and we are open to all approaches.
Join the award and show us your best characters!
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The Judge Magdalena Herrera
Born in Havana to a family of artists, Magdalena Herrera studied fine art and art history at the Sorbonne in Paris before starting her career as a photographer and art director.
She has worked in books, print and magazines, spending ten years as Art Director and head of the photo department at National Geographic before joining Geo France as Director of Photography.
Parallel to her journalistic work, Magdalena Herrera also runs worldwide workshops and seminars organized by the World Press Photo Foundation including the Joop Swart Masterclass and she was the chair of the 2018 World Press Photo contest.
Her experience and her eye for photography mean that she is regularly solicited as a jury member at international photography competitions.
Celebrated as one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography, American photographer Steve McCurry has created a unique collection of work featuring some of the most famous images of our time.
Based in Milan, Alessia Glaviano is the Brand Visual Director of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue. She is responsible for Photo Vogue and was a 2015 World Press Photo jury member.
Two-time World Press Winning Photographer, 2000 Robert Capa Gold Medal Winner, member of Magnum Photos, Christopher Anderson is the author of four monographs of photography.
A celebrated figure in the photographic community, Maggie Steber works for National Geographic and is part of the renowned VII Photo Agency. She has earned prestigious honors, including the Leica Medal of Excellence, the World Press Foundation Award & a Pulitzer prize.
Founder of Webistan Photo Agency and Explorer of National Geographic, internationally acclaimed Iranian-French photojournalist Reza is a three times world press winning photographer and recipient of the ICP Infinity award.
Represented by the prestigious VII agency, Ed Kashi is an acclaimed photojournalist and educator who uses photography to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times.
Swedish documentary photographer and member of Agence VU’ Loulou d’Aki specializes on the influence of borders, the idea of freedom and how human beings are affected by the society in which they live.
American photographer Cheryl Dunn has dedicated her career to documenting city streets. She is widely recognized for her 2013 film Everybody Street that documents the lives and works of New York’s iconic street photographers.
Member of Magnum Photos since 2012, French photographer Jérôme Sessini has covered most of the international current events. In 2015 two series of photographs taken in Ukraine won him first and second Spot News Stories prizes World Press Photo Contest.
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.
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