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November 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: November 10, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces the Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #14 - COLORS

© Paul Brouns

We're delighted to reveal the names of the 25 talented photographers who won "AAP Magazine #14: Colors".

Life is a stream of colors. Red, blue, yellow, and all the possible combinations in between surround us everywhere.

For this 14th edition of AAP Magazine, we were looking for submissions of works of art in which the only limit to creativity was the photographer's imagination.

We chose twenty-five photographers (from 11 different countries and 3 continents) for their different approach to color photography. Their color palette is diverse: bold, vibrant as well as pastel, or even monochromatic but each time their conscious choice adds to the photograph's esthetic appeal and convey sensory pleasure.

The Winner of AAP Magazine 14 Colors is Paul Brouns (The Netherlands) with his project "Urban Tapestries"
The Second Place Winner is Forrest Walker (USA) with his project "In Living Color"
The Third Place Winner is Frank Herfort (Germany) with his project "Soviet Metro"

The other winners featured in the Merit Award's Gallery are : Fran Forman (USA), Jozef Macak (Slovakia), Cao Luning (China), Craig Bill (USA), William Ropp (France), Sujon Adhikary (Bangladesh), Joan Haseltine (USA), Betty Press (USA), Vittorio Sancipriano (Italy), Jacqueline Walters (USA), Yas Crawford (United Kingdom), Savas Onur Sen (Turkey), Marco Jongsma (The Netherlands), Nicoletta Cerasomma (Italy), Azim Khan Ronnie (Bangladesh), Maja Strgar Kurecic (Croatia), Olivia Milani (United Kingdom), Richard Dweck (USA), Olivier Jarry-Lacombe (France), Mariëtte Aernoudts (The Netherlands), Andrea Torrei (Italy) and Susanne Middelberg (The Netherlands)

The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000.
All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #14 Colors.
November 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: November 1, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces the Winner of the November 2020 Solo Exhibition

© Astrid Reischwitz

All About Photo is thrilled to present Spin Club Tapestry by the German photographer Astrid Reischwitz.

Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the entire month of November 2020 and includes nineteen photographs from the project Spin Club Tapestry which showcase archival pigment print with unique embroidery by Astrid Reischwitz.

Ann Jastrab, the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California. was the curator for this month exhibition.

Spin Club Tapestry
An exploration of memory


"I grew up in a small farming village in Northern Germany. A village that is bound to its history and that stands out through its traditions even today. Long ago, village women met regularly in "Spinneklumps" (Spin Clubs) to spin wool, embroider, and stitch fabrics for their homes. I imagine their conversations as they worked, the beautiful stories that lifted their spirits, as well as the stories of sadness, sorrow and loss. In modern times, village women continued to meet in this tradition, but shared stories over coffee and cake instead of needlework. These close-knit groups of women often stayed together until their death. In this series, my composite images take the form of tapestries, combining images of embroidered Spin Club fabrics with new and old photographs from the village. I connect the present and the past by re-creating and re-imagining pieces of the embroidery. Spin Club tablecloths, napkins and wall hangings (some dating back to 1799) have been passed down from generation to generation. By following the stitches in these fabrics, I follow a path through the lives of my ancestors - their layout of a perfect pattern and the mistakes they made. Along the way, I add my own mistakes. The fabrics also reveal the passage of time, stained and distorted after sometimes decades of use. The patterns I have stitched myself into the paper are only abstractions of the original Spin Club designs, fragments of memory. After all, memory is fleeting, and changed forever in the act of recollection. Sometimes the stitching is incomplete, creating an invitation for future generations. Every decision we make is influenced by our history, our environment, and the society we live in. The tapestry of my life belongs to me but is stitched through with the beauty and heartache of past generations." - Astrid Reischwittz

In this moment of great uncertainty and turmoil, these online Solo Exhibitions aim to continue to connect audiences and artists, building on our beliefs that access to art and culture is a right and not a privilege and that artists' voices should be heard. It is a platform to help photographers pursue their visions, their dreams and their projects.

With our new online showroom space, we've placed All About Photo's role as a supporter and amplifier of creative ideas.
October 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: OCTOBER 6, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces the Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #13 - SHAPES

© JP Terlizzi

We're delighted to reveal the names of the 25 talented photographers who won "AAP Magazine #13: Shapes"

For this 13th edition of AAP Magazine, we were looking for submissions of works of art that explore composition and form as a fundamental aspect of the photographic aesthetic, be it pure visual formalism or in support of a thematic objective.

We chose twenty-five photographers (from 11 different countries) for their different approach to the idea of Shapes. Their work is diverse: documentary, architecture, nudes, still life, abstractions... and use different techniques & perspectives but each one showcases a unique point of view.

Selecting the winners was certainly not an easy task, but in the end we hope you will all enjoy this collection of photographs.

The Winner of AAP Magazine 13 Shapes is JP Terlizzi (USA) with his project "The Good Dishes"
The Second Place Winner is Wendel Wirth (USA) with her series project "This is the Land"
The Third Place Winner is Klaus Lenzen (Belgium) with his series "Architecture Minimal"

The other winners featured in the Merit Award's Gallery are : Maureen Ruddy Burkhart (USA), Zak van Biljon (Switzerland), Hyun De Grande (Belgium), Hans Wichmann (Germany), Steven Raskin (USA), Fabrizio Spucches (Italy), Deborah Bay (USA), Donell Gumiran (United Arab Emirates), Marcus Trappaud Bjørn (Denmark), Kevin Lyle (USA), Songyuan Ge (China), Nicola Ducati (Italy), Axel Breutigam (Canada), Frank Lynch (Switzerland), Barry Guthertz (USA), Karine Coll (France), Francesco Pace Rizzi (Italy), Abdulla AL-Mushaifri (Qatar), Rosario Civello (Italy), Ursula Reinke (Germany), Golnaz Abdoli (USA) and Don Jacobson (USA).

The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000.
All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #13 Shapes.
October 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: October 1, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces the Winner of the October 2020 Solo Exhibition

© Yukari Chikura

All About Photo is thrilled to present Zaido by the Japanese photographer Yukari Chikura.

Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the entire month of October 2020 and includes twenty photographs from the project published this year by Steidl.

This project is Yukari Chikura's preservation of the 1300-year-old Japanese ritual festivity "Zaido." Following a series of tragedies, including her father's sudden death, her own critical accident, and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Chikura recalls how her father came to her in a dream with the words: "Go to the village hidden deep in the snow where I lived a long time ago." And so with a camera in hand, she set off on a restorative pilgrimage to northeast Japan (the first of numerous journeys), which resulted in the creation of her book.

Chikura arrived at the village, surreally silver in the snow and mist, and there discovered Zaido, where inhabitants from different villages gather on the second day of each new year and conduct a ritual dance to induce good fortune. The performers dedicate their sacred dance to the gods and undergo severe purifications. Combining photographs of snowscapes that border on abstraction with images of the intricate masks and costumes of Zaido, Chikura depicts the cultural diversity of the participants as well as their common bond in creating collective memory and ensuring the survival of this ritual.

In this moment of great uncertainty and turmoil, these online Solo Exhibitions aim to continue to connect audiences and artists, building on our beliefs that access to art and culture is a right and not a privilege and that artists’ voices should be heard. It is a platform to help photographers pursue their visions, their dreams and their projects.

With our new online showroom space, we’ve placed All About Photo’s role as a supporter and amplifier of creative ideas.
September 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: September 28, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches AAP MAGAZINE #14 - COLORS

© Pelle Stern Merit Gallery Winner AAP Magazine #5 Colors

Life is a stream of colors. Red, blue, yellow, and all the possible combinations in between these primary colors without forgetting black and white surround us everywhere.

Send us your images - preferably a cohesive body of work or portfolio - both where colors may not just influence the pictures, but where it may also be the subject solely. The contest is open to any color photography interpretation, from photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nude, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art or documentary photography.

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or full portfolio published in AAP Magazine #14, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published in the 14th printed issue of AAP Magazine, a free copy of the magazine and their portfolio showcased in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com.

Why enter All About Photo Competitions?

Elevate your career!
All it takes is one industry insider to change the course of your career. Share your work with our audience of editors, book publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, creative directors, curators, and online media publishers!

Permanent Exhibition on All About Photo online gallery
All About Photo is a leading platform in the photography industry showcasing the work of famous photographers as well as new talents. Don't miss the opportunity to be featured in our online gallery

International Press Exposure
Share your work with the world and catch the attention of diverse media outlets. We will promote each selected photographer on our website and on our social profiles.

Applications will be assessed on three criteria: creativity, originality, and the visual/emotional impact of the image.
The winners will be announced on All About Photo and social media.
Images that were previously published in AAP Magazine cannot be submitted again
August 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: August 18, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches AAP MAGAZINE #13 - SHAPES

© Monica Denevan - Winner AAP Magazine #4 Shapes

Reveal us the elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow.

The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation... an organic coordination of visual elements.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Send us your images - preferably a cohesive body of work or portfolio - both where shapes may not just influence the pictures, but where it may also be the subject solely.
Whether in portrait, landscape, nude, street or any other form of photography - classic or experimental: we're open to all genres and we want to discover the best and most interesting photography from all over the world.

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or full portfolio published in AAP Magazine #13, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published in the 13th printed issue of AAP Magazine, a free copy of the magazine and their portfolio showcased in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com.

Why enter All About Photo Competitions?

Elevate your career!
All it takes is one industry insider to change the course of your career. Share your work with our audience of editors, book publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, creative directors, curators, and online media publishers!

Permanent Exhibition on All About Photo online gallery
All About Photo is a leading platform in the photography industry showcasing the work of famous photographers as well as new talents. Don't miss the opportunity to be featured in our online gallery

International Press Exposure
Share your work with the world and catch the attention of diverse media outlets. We will promote each selected photographer on our website and on our social profiles.

Applications will be assessed on three criteria: creativity, originality, and the visual/emotional impact of the image.
The winners will be announced on All About Photo and social media.
Images that were previously published in AAP Magazine cannot be submitted again
August 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: August, 11, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches the Online Solo Exhibition  Contest

© Alain Schroeder

We want to showcase incredible work. Photography that awakens our imagination, transforms our way of thinking, or simply resonates with who we are.

The Solo Exhibition enables you to reach a wider audience through our independent magazine that has become one of the most vibrant portals of photography on the web.

The Solo Exhibition competition is open to any category of photography or subject matter. Photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nudes, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art, or documentary photography, the subject doesn't matter, unleash your creativity!

Please send us a cohesive body of work or portfolio. Only a unified group of photos will be published as a solo exhibition.
Make your online photo gallery stand out. Submit one project or a body of work that showcases unity.

Whether you are a professional photographer or a photography enthusiast, All About Photo connects you directly with industry experts from around the world. Seek this new opportunity to reach a broader audience on a global scale!

Why enter the Solo Exhibition Competition?

Win a Featured Solo Online Exhibition from October 1st to October 31st, 2020
Your Solo Exhibition will be featured in our Competition Gallery and in the New Showroom pages, the Home Page, our 'Top Stories', as well as in our 'Featured Photographer', 'Photo Exhibitions' and 'Article' pages.

Sell your work online with no commission fees!
Want to sell your work? No problem! In today's economy almost 50% of sales come online! Don't miss this opportunity and skip the middleman, All About Photo won't charge any commissions if you make a sale. We will just put you directly in contact with the buyer.

Permanent Exhibition on All About Photo Online Gallery
Your solo exhibition will be permanently accessible in our past exhibitions as well as in our Article directory. You will also have a permanent page showcasing 20 images of your work in our Photographers Directory.

Your work Showcased to our Social Media Community
Gain International Visibility and Press Coverage by publishing your work across all of our online channels.
The winning photographer will be profiled via our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
His Solo Exhibition will also be featured in our Newsletter!

International Visibility and Press exposure
The winning photographer will receive press coverage from publications and media outlets around the world. Past winners from All About Photo Competitions have been featured in major publications including The Times UK, National Geographic Espana, The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Eye of Photography, Digital Camera, and Competences Photo.
The Solo Exhibition will also be promoted on Art.Base.Co, Private Photo Review, and Visura.

The Solo Exhibition is simply an amazing promotional tool designed to showcase your work worldwide! All About Photo wants to help photographers make a living doing what they love and allow anyone who loves photography to discover new talents. All About Photo wants to help photographers make a living doing what they love and allow anyone who loves photography to discover new talents.

August 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: AUGUST 4, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces the Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #12 - B&W Contest

© Jacopo Maria Della Valle

We're delighted to reveal the names of the 25 talented photographers who won "AAP Magazine #12: B&W"

For this 12th edition of AAP Magazine, we received a record number of submissions from all over the world. The winning photographers come from 11 different countries and 4 continents.

Their work reflect the large variety black and white photography can offer. Documentary, portrait, travel, street, wildlife, abstract and fine art are all represented in the winning portfolios.

Regardless of the genre of photography, the selected projects all have different approaches to the unifying theme of black and white. Using film, analog or digital photography, deep blacks or light grays, each photographer showcases a unique point of view. The chosen work successfully incorporates the literal and metaphorical dichotomy of black and white.

Mysterious, intense, timeless, at times nostalgic, black and white is magical for anyone who loves photography. Clearly black and white photography continues to hold a prominent place in our hearts and imaginations!

Selecting the winners was certainly not an easy task, but in the end we hope you will all enjoy this collection of photographs.

The Winner of AAP Magazine 12 B&W is Jacopo Maria Della Valle (Italy) with his image Ukuli from the Hamer Tribe series.
The Second Place Winner is Jean-Michel Clajot (Belgium) with his series "Coronavirus crisis in Belgium""
The Third Place Winner is Thomas Vijayan (Canada) with his image "Wild Swing”

The other winners featured in the Merit Award's Gallery are : Jacque Rupp (USA), Richard Dweck (USA), Frank Lynch (Switzerland), Eddy Verloes (Belgium), Eric Lee (USA), Iris Stevens (USA), Giuseppe Cardoni (Italy), James Peaslee (USA), Frank Machalowski (Germany), Giorgio Negro (Switzerland), Jennifer Shaw (USA), Klaus Lenzen (Germany), Eric Kunsman (USA), Alexandro Pelaez (United Kingdom), Susanne Middelberg (The Netherlands), Axel Breutigam (Canada), Dilla Djalil Daniel (Indonesia), Bruce Haswell (Australia), Graeme Purdy (United Kingdom), Diane Fenster (USA), Xiaowen Huang (China) and Julien De Wilde (Belgium)

The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000.
All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #12 B&W.
June 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: JUNE 2, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces the Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #11 - Travels Contest

© Mauro De Bettio

We're delighted to reveal the names of the 25 talented photographers who won "AAP Magazine #11: Travels"

Out of thousands of entries, these remarkable photographers come from around the world with 17 different countries being represented.

Their work allows us to escape for a few moments in these difficult times to other beautiful places around the world, allowing us to dream of a better future.

From Ethiopa's church in the sky, to the misty mornings of China or the streets of Nizhneangarsk in Russia, we virtually travel to the four corners of the earth.
Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, China, Saigon, Mauritania, Russia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Azerbaijan, Mali, Benin, Vietnam, Peru, Australia, Chad and the United States are amongst the countries you will be able to discover in the 11th edition of AAP Magazine.

The Winner of AAP Magazine 11 Travels is Mauro De Bettio (Spain) with his image Closer to Heaven.
The Second Place Winner is Philippe Fatin (France) with his series “In the Mounts of the Moon”
The Third Place Winner is Natalya Saprunova (Russia/France) with her series Isolated: life around Baikal lake

The other winners featured in the Merit Award’s Gallery are : Alain Schroeder (Belgium), Jean-Mathieu Saponaro (France), Tuan Nguyen Tan (Vietnam), Samuel Devantery (Switzerland), Chin Leong Teo (Japan), Trun Pham Huy (Vietnam), Enrico Pescantini (Italy), Guy Peterson (United Kingdom), Enrique López-Tapia (Spain), Zay Yar Lin (Myanmar), Volodymyr Kutsey (Ukraine), Sergey Zubov (Russia), Théo Saffroy (France), France Leclerc (USA), Melissa Stewart (Australia), Maynard Switzer (Canada), Robi Chakraborty (USA/India), Terri Gold (USA), Maureen Ruddy Burkhart (USA), Elizabeth Bourne (Norway), Abdulla AL-Mushaifri (Qatar) and Attila Balagh (Hungary)

The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000.
All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #11 Travels.
April 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: April 28, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces the Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #10 - Portrait Contest

© Trevor Cole

We're delighted to reveal the names of the 24 talented photographers who won "AAP Magazine #10: Portrait"

These amazing photographers come from 14 different countries, their work reflects their personal aesthetic and unique approach to portrait photography.

After spending a lot of time looking at hundreds of submissions, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, Editor of All About Photo, considered multiple unique and timely work. Many projects were worthy of winning, but in the end she chose to showcase innovative approaches to portraiture alongside striking traditional work. She was amazed by the quality and the wide range of work submitted.

The Winner of AAP Magazine 10 Portrait is Trevor Cole (Ireland) with his series "Tribal traits and traditions in Africa"

The Second Place Winner is Tim Franco a French/Polish photographer living in South Korea with his series "Illicit Ink"

The Third Place Winner is Harvey Stein (United States) with his series "Projected Memories"

The other winners featured in the Merit Award's Gallery are : Isabelle Chapuis (France), Karoline Schneider (Germany), Matt Carr (United Kingdom), Ron Cooper (USA), Terry Wild (USA), Tom Chambers (USA), Avarino Caraco (Italy), Yoni Blau (Israel), Sebastian Copeland (Germany), Kaat Stieber (Netherlands), Federico Tisa (Italy), Szymon Brodziak (Poland), Gela Megrelidze (Germany), Rosa Mariniello (Italy), Michele Zousmer (USA) Alain Schroeder (Belgium), Peyman Naderi (Iran), Istvan Kerekes (Hungary), Ada Trillo (USA), Bob Newman (USA) and Lynn Karlin (USA)

The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000.

All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #10 Portrait.
April 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: April 7, 2020. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces The Winners of All About Photo Awards 2020

© Monica Denevan - 1st Place Winner / Photographer of the Year 2020

The prestigious photo competition, All About Photo Awards - The Mind's Eye, organized by All About Photo is pleased to reveal the winning photographers of 2020.

A panel of 7 expert jurors including Elizabeth Avedon (Photography book and exhibition designer, independent curator and writer), Laurent Baheux (Photographer, UN Ambassador for the environment and active protector of wildlife), Alex Cammarano (Founder and CEO of Daylighted), Julia Dean (Photographer, Educator, Writer, and Executive Director/ Founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography - LACP), Sandrine Hermand-Grisel (Photographer, Founder & Editor of All About Photo), Ann Jastrab (Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA), and Juli Lowe (Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery) selected the 40 winning photographs.

The 5th annual competition attracted an extremely high caliber of photographs from around the world.

The majority of this year's submissions were color photographs and yet 4 of the 5 first place images are B&W. Unlike previous years, it also seems that the jurors were more attracted to beautiful and soothing images rather than violent and unsettling ones. Perhaps a subconscious need has arisen in each one of us to escape the terrible events that are happening in the world right now. It is also worth noting that photography is often perceived as an art form still dominated by men, but this edition proves the contrary! Four out of the top five prizes have been won by women photographers!

The winner and Photographer of the Year 2020 is Monica Denevan (USA) with her image "Across the River, Burma" from the series "Songs of the River: Portraits from Burma."

The second-place winner is Gabriele Galimberti (Italy), the third-place winner is Rebecca Moseman (USA), the fourth-place winner Nadia De Lange (Switzerland) and the fifth-place winner is Nicole Cambre (Belgium).

Beverly Conley (USA), Anne Berry (USA), Lori Hawkins (USA), Deb Young (USA), Lynzy Billing(Philippines),Margaret McCarthy (USA), Jo Ann Chaus (USA), Brooke Shaden (USA), Jennifer Garza-Cuen (USA) and Elena Paraskeva (Cyprus) are also amongst the winners.

Which doesn't undermine the incredible work by: Marcel van Balken (Netherlands), Alain Schroeder (Belgium), Rory Doyle (USA), Azim Khan Ronnie (Bangladesh), Tomas Neuwirth (Czech Republic), Trung Pham Huy (Vietnam), Tony Law (Australia), Matthew Portch (Australia), Amos Chapple (New Zealand), Mustafa AbdulHadi (Bahrain), Francisco Diaz (USA), Kosuke Kitajima (Japan), Xiangli Zhang (China), Chin Leong Teo (Japan), Donell Gumiran (United Arab Emirates), Andre Fonseca (USA), Francesco Pace Rizzi (Italy), Peyman Naderi (Iran), Yoni Blau (Israel), Zay Yar Lin (Myanmar), Anuar Patjane (Mexico), Hardijanto Budiman (Indonesia), Svetlin Yosifov (Bulgaria), Dotan Saguy (USA), Kohei Ueno (Japan) and Go Nakamura (USA)

The top 5 winners will be awarded $10,000.

All winners will have their work published/showcased on the websites Lenscratch, Daylighted's digital traveling exhibition worldwide, All About Photo Winners Gallery, and featured in the printed issue of AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2020". In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on All About Photo.

Thank you to our partners:
Catherine Edelman Gallery
Center for Photographic Art
Daylighted
Lenscratch
Los Angeles Center of Photography
Photo L.A

You can download the images here: https://bit.ly/39L9TcD
December 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: November 18, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #9 - Shadows Contest

© Svetlin Yosifov - 1st Place Winner AAP Magazine #9 SHADOWS

A stunning photo, titled "Woman Mursi" captured by Svetlin Yosifov (Bulgaria) has been selected over thousands of submissions to be the cover image of the next AAP Magazine #9 SHADOWS. Norma Córdova (United States) won the second place and Lara Wilde (Germany) won the third.
December 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: December 5, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches ALL ABOUT PHOTO AWARDS 2020

© Christian Vizl - 2nd Place Winner All About Photo Awards 2019

All About Photo invites photographers from around the world to enter the All About Photo Awards 2020 photography contest. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, the 5th edition All About Photo Awards 2020, The Mind's Eye, investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.

The competition is open to all individuals age 18 and older. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike. All genres and subject matter will be considered. All types of photography, from digital to analog to alternative processes and beyond are encouraged to enter. All works must be original.

Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
The grand prize is $5,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!

All winners will have their work published/showcased on the websites Lenscratch, Daylighted's digital traveling exhibition worldwide, All About Photo Winners Gallery and featured in the printed issue of AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2020".
In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on the website www.all-about-photo.com.
November 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: November 18, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #8 - Street Contest

© Giedo van der Zwan - 1st Place Winner AAP Magazine #8 STREET

A stunning photo, titled "Just British" captured by Giedo van der Zwan (Netherland) has been selected over thousands of submissions to be the cover image of the next AAP Magazine #8 STREET. Anais Perry (Germany) won the second place and Francis Malapris (France) won the third.
October 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: October 27, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches AAP MAGAZINE #9 - SHADOWS

© William Nourse - Merit Award AAP Magazine #1 LIGHT

All About Photo is launching its AAP Magazine #9 photo contest. The eighth printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects capturing the poetry and the power of shadows.

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning portfolio published in AAP Magazine#9, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published in the 9th printed issue of AAP Magazine, a free copy of the magazine and their portfolio showcased in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com.
September 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA, Release: September 18, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches AAP MAGAZINE #8 - STREET

© Jenna Mulhall-Brereton - Merit Award AAP Magazine #6 B&W

All About Photo is launching its AAP Magazine #8 photo contest. The eighth printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Street". The contest invites everyone with a creative spirit to send photographs - series preferably - capturing the essence of the urban lifestyle.

The contest is open to any capture method or process, whether digital or analog, including monochromatic toning.

Encyclopedia Britannica defines Street photography has "a genre that records everyday life in a public place."
May 2019
MIAMI, FL, Release: May 18, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #7 - Wild Contest

© Anup Shah - 1st Place Winner AAP Magazine #7 WILD

A stunning photo, titled "The Wild Mara" captured by Anup Shah (United Kingdom) has been selected over thousands of submissions to be the cover image of the next AAP Magazine #7 WILD.

Anup spent his entire childhood in Kenya at a time when wildlife was on his doorstep. There, he got enchanted by the wide open spaces where you can almost touch the sky. Quickly, he got fascinated by animals living free and wild in these pristine landscapes. As he grew up, his compulsion to photograph wild animals in their space became stronger and stronger. Came the tipping point and he had made the transition to become a full time wildlife photographer.

He received the National Geographic call that most photographers dream of for his first assignment for the magazine in 2003. This was followed by seven more full length stories and having nearly 100 features in every major magazine in the world.

The photographs featured here are from his book called The Mara, published by The Natural History Museum (London). It is an attempt to have the viewer feel what it is like to be intimate with wild animals and thereby feel a primeval connection. The distinctive style of photography is characterized by an unusual perspective that serves to impart immediacy, intimacy, involvement and inclusion. The viewer might as well be immersed in the private space of a wild animal, mentally, emotionally, and intellectually, breathing the special air of the wild.

Anup was featured in The World's Top Wildlife Photographers book (Rotovision) and in Horzu magazine as one of the five best wildlife photographers in the world. He is one of the ten 'Masters' featured in the book, Masters of Nature Photography (Natural History Museum).

Melvin Pirard (Belgium) won the second place and Pedro Jarque (Peru) won the third.
May 2019
MIAMI, FL, Release: May 10, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces Winners of the All About Photo Awards 2019

© Mustafa Hassona - 1st Place Winner / Photographer of the Year 2019

The fourth edition of All About Photo Awards welcomed submissions from all over the world. The winning images were selected by John Rankin, Elisabeth Avedon, Henry Horenstein, Laura Geiser, Tariq Zaidi, Anna Van Lenten, Maxim Panés, Ann Jastrab, Alex Cammarano and Sandrine Hermand-Grisel.

Over thousands of amazing submissions, Mustafa Hassona (Palestine) has been nominated 'All About Photo Awards Photographer of the Year 2019', with a stunning photo titled "Popular Resistance Icon". Christian Vizl (Mexico) won the second place, Frank Machalowski (Germany) won the third, Marco Gualazzini (Italy) won the fourth and Nando Morales (Spain) won the fifth.
April 2019
MIAMI, FL, Release: April 10, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches AAP MAGAZINE #7 - WILD

© Don Jacobson - Merit Award AAP Magazine #5 Colors

All About Photo is launching its AAP Magazine #7 photo contest. The seventh printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Wild". The contest invites everyone with a creative spirit to send photographs - series preferably - illustrating their understanding of the theme: Wild animals, inhabited lands, unruly emotions or behavior, stormy weather... the definitions of wild are broad and can relate to animal, vegetable or mineral images.

The contest is open to any capture method or process, whether digital or analog, including monochromatic toning.
April 2019
MIAMI, FL, Release: April 5, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #6 - B&W Contest

© Jackson Patterson - 1st Place Winner AAP Magazine #6 - B&W

A stunning photo, titled "Recollected Memories" captured by Jackson Patterson (United States) has been selected over thousands of submissions to be the cover image of the next AAP Magazine #6 B&W.

Chicago based artist Jackson Patterson began his process in Arizona where he grew up. Exposed to the expansive landscapes throughout the West Jackson laid foundation for his appreciation for the land and the human story within it. Patterson's images breathe insight into representation, fabrication, visual language, as well as family and the relationship of people and the earth.

Jackson has been exhibiting his unique photomontages and photographs throughout the US, Asia, and Europe since 2000. His work is in various private collections and in the Paul Sack Collection at the SFMOMA. He was recently awarded the Renaissance Photography Prize 2013 for best single image, was a Photo Lucida Critical Mass top 50 photographer in 2015, and All About Photo Awards 2nd place winner in 2016. Jackson's work is currently represented by Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco, and Galerie Bessieres in Paris, France.)

Ron Cooper (United States) won the second place and Takeo Hirose (Japan) won the third.
March 2019
MIAMI, FL, Release: March 1, 2019. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches AAP MAGAZINE #6 - B&W

© Joshua Sariñana - Merit Award AAP Magazine #4 Shapes

All About Photo is launching its AAP Magazine #6 photo contest. The seventh printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Black & White". The contest invites everyone with a creative spirit to send photographs - series preferably - illustrating their understanding of the theme: Black and white photography evokes poetry, nostalgia. The timelessness of black and white images focuses on its subjects, highlights contrasts, lines and enhances the power of light.

The contest is open to any B&W photography interpretation, from photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nude, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art or documentary photography.
October 2018
MIAMI, FL, Release: October 20, 2018. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches ALL ABOUT PHOTO AWARDS 2019

© Tariq Zaidi - 1st Place Winner / Photographer of the Year 2018

All About Photo invites photographers from around the world to enter the All About Photo Awards 2019, The Mind's Eye. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye competition which is in it's 4th year, investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image. Five winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published/showcased on the website Dodho Magazine, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted, All About Photo Winners Gallery and AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019". In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on the All About Photo website.

The entrant photographs will be evaluated by a panel of world-renowned jurors composed of 10 photographers and industry professionals: John Rankin, Elisabeth Avedon, Henry Horenstein, Laura Geiser, Alex Cammarano, Anna Van Lenten, Tariq Zaidi, Ann Jastrab, Maxim Panés and Sandrine Hermand-Grisel.

Eligible contestants can visit www.all-about-photo.com to submit photographs. The contest will accept photo submissions from November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019, at 12 p.m. EST (U.S.). Entries must be in digital format and must be submitted electronically.

"To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
September 2018
MIAMI, FL, Release: September 30, 2018. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Launches AAP MAGAZINE #5 - COLORS

© MdTanveer Rohan - Merit Award AAP Magazine #3 Travels

All About Photo is launching its AAP Magazine #5 photo contest. The fifth printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors". The contest invites everyone with a creative spirit to send photographs - series preferably - both where colors may not just influence the pictures, but where it may also be the subject solely.

The contest is open to any color photography interpretation, from photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nude, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art or documentary photography.

"Life is a stream of colors. Red, blue, yellow, and all the possible combinations in between these primary colors without forgetting black and white surround us everywhere."
September 2018
MIAMI, FL, Release: September 18, 2018. For Immediate Release.
All About Photo Announces Winners of the AAP MAGAZINE #3 - TRAVELS CONTEST

© Valerio Nicolosi - 1st Place Winner AAP Magazine #3 Travels

A stunning photo, titled "Waiting for..." captured by Valerio Nicolosi of Italy has been selected over thousands of submissions to be the cover image of the next AAP Magazine #3 Travels.

Vladimir Nosalskiy of Russian Federation won the second place and Paolo Nigris of United States won the third.