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World Around by Joseph Rafferty
Showing us things in our psyche - my project, World Around, is constructed within my home during this global pandemic, using my own children as case study subjects. The narrative is built from my own parental reality, something with uncertain outcome, the anxiety and apprehension of navigating through this invisible thing, coronavirus. This body of work explores the terrifying uncertainty of raising children with my partner, a clinical psychologist, through the strange times of COVID-19.
Best Photo Contests of May 2021
Photography contests can give professional and amateurs photographers alike unique opportunities to get exposure, sell their work or earn cash prizes.

They are often an excellent way to share your project with a wider audience, reach curators, collectors, and photography lovers alike but also the members of the jury who can, if interested, propel your career to the next level.

Websites and social media profiles are usually not enough to stand out from the crowd. But which photo competition is right for you? It is sometimes hard for photographers to choose between photo contests. So which ones are interesting and can give you the special boost you are looking?

All About Photo has selected the best photo contests, photography competitions and call for entries. This list of international photo competitions and photo contests is thoroughly curated to help photographers find their next creative breakthrough and keep up with all the current opportunities to gain exposure. Exhibition, cash prize, publication... find the photo contest that is right for you. So what are the best photo contests worth entering this month of May 2021?
The Persistence of Family by Diana Cheren Nygren
During the isolation resulting from the pandemic, family has taken on a new centrality. Our connections to our ancestors and our descendants often feel stronger than connections to those around us. I often wish my children knew my grandparents. These are portraits of my children as the product of a history of lives lived and intertwined, each effecting and shaping the other.
Cruise Night by Kristin Bedford
Kristin Bedford's new photo book Cruise Night pulls back the curtain on LA's Mexican American lowrider car culture, aiming to tackle the misconceptions and celebrate the uniqueness of this marginalized community. Bedford is the first woman to create an original large-scale body of work about this American movement.
Vivian Maier - Stephan Vanfleteren: Capturing Life
Gallery FIFTY ONE will surprise its visitors with an unusual pairing of two master photographers: Vivian Maier (USA, 1926-2009) and Stephan Vanfleteren (Belgium, 1969). For this exhibition, Vanfleteren will select some images from his diverse oeuvre as a reflection on the work of Vivian Maier. The result: a surprising confrontation between two photographers of a very different place and time, that have one thing in common: the love for the street and all its unpredictability.
Best Modern Photographers of May 2021
What better way to improve your own work than to be inspired by others? I am absolutely convinced that discovering new portfolios on a regular basis helps educate your eye and have a better understanding of the possibilities that photography offers. Contemplating amazing images, in addition to being a pleasure, is a very good way to develop your 'photographic eye', that little extra thing that will make your photos stand out. Each month we continue to discover incredible work from photographers that live and travel all around the world. Here is a selection of some incredible images of modern photographers for this month of May2021 you can get some creative inspiration from.
Best Rising Photographers of May 2021
We continue to discover incredible work from photographers that live and travel all around the world. Here is a selection of some incredible images of rising star photographers for this month of May 2021 you can get some creative inspiration from. We hope you enjoy this collection. Thank you for allowing us to discover so many incredible images each month through our different call for entries or spontaneous portfolio submissions.
Historical Photographic Processes # 1
Photography can be defined as a physico-chemical reproduction process which uses an optical device and a sensitive material whose physical or chemical properties are modified by the absorption of light. But what are the ancient photographic processes? We will divide them into 3 categories: Processes based on the light sensitivity of silver salts, Processes based on the light sensitivity of iron salts, Processes based on the light sensitivity of bichromated gelatine or gum arabic.
The Surge of Women Photographers in Paris between WWI and WWII
In the aftermath of the Great War (WWI), several women embraced photography. And Paris, a key crossroads of the avant-garde, became a fundamental meeting place for many women artists who came from various backgrounds and countries.
NFTs and Photography: All You Need to Know
In an increasingly digital world, NFTs are the latest cryptocurrencies to get all the attention. Highlighted by several record sales earlier this year, this new form of technology is in the spotlights. Behind this term is a feature that can make thousands, even millions of dollars. So what are NFTs and how can photographers benefit from them This article will explain everything you need to know to invest in photography or to earn money with your work.
The Stunning Winning Images of All About Photo Awards 2021
Stunning! Not only the winning photos, but the standard overall was as always impressive. The 6th annual competition attracted an extremely high caliber of photographers from around the world. The winners come from 23 different countries and 5 continents. The winner and Photographer of the Year 2021 is Tom Price (UK) with his image “Porter” taken from a series of surreal portraits, featuring 'relocated' porters from Kolkata, as a reflection on the experience of migrant workers.
Best Modern Photographers of April 2021
What better way to improve your own work than to be inspired by others? I am absolutely convinced that discovering new portfolios on a regular basis helps educate your eye and have a better understanding of the possibilities that photography offers. Contemplating amazing images, in addition to being a pleasure, is a very good way to develop your 'photographic eye', that little extra thing that will make your photos stand out. Each month we continue to discover incredible work from photographers that live and travel all around the world. Here is a selection of some incredible images of modern photographers for this month of April 2021 you can get some creative inspiration from.
Remains to Be Seen by Travis Fox
Remains To Be Seen (Daylight) by Travis Fox, an aerial photographer and Emmy award-winning filmmaker, explores a disappearing but still tangible American landscape. From the Rust Belt towns of the Midwest, to the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains, to the lakebeds of Southern California, Fox uses aerial photography with documentary candor and precision to create a visually sumptuous record of former industrial sites and abandoned neighborhoods that persist as incisions on the landscape, scars in the memory, and traces of healing. His work, which is both beautiful and disorienting, piques the viewer's interest and invites closer inspection.<
Last Night I Dreamt I Knew How to Swim by Natalie Christensen
The first pool I remember was the one I fell into as a small child. It was at an apartment complex that my young parents lived in. I recall falling in, opening my eyes, and seeing the color of the water and the reflection of sunlight shimmering in my field of vision. My mother pulled me out. I was around four years old. Eventually I became a good enough swimmer and spent the summers of my childhood and adolescence in any pool I could find.
Overall Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021
The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony's digital imaging kit is awarded to the esteemed documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions.
Mother Earth by Lily Glass
Connections between earth and woman can be found in the language commonly used in reference to each (fertile, virgin, bearing fruit, barren, rape, pillage, drill), which focus solely on either's ability to reproduce or sustain life. The two are also held to unrealistic expectations and standards while their worth is contingent upon the ways they satisfy our specific needs at any given time.
Michael Kenna: Il Fiume Po at Photo-Eye Gallery
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce Michael Kenna: Il Fiume Po (The River Po), an online solo exhibition by English photographer Michael Kenna. This exhibition corresponds with Kenna's recent photobook Il Fiume Po, published by Corsiero Editore.
WILD by Helle and Uri Lovevild Golman
On their 25th and last expedition to Gabon, Uri was stabbed by a supposed poacher from Boko Haram on a local market. The next day he died for 2 minutes during heart surgery but luckily Uri survived as his will to live was obviously stronger than death and today he is still grateful for life even sitting in a wheelchair learning how to walk again. Helle is just as much of a fighter, standing by his side for the whole time, dedicating every minute of her life to Uri.
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