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Best Modern Photographers of March 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 March 2021 you can get some creative inspiration from.
The Best Photography Contests Open this April
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 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 March 2021? Check out our top 10!
Modern Nomads by Callie Eh
Mongolia is a landlocked country located between China and Russia. It is a vast emptiness that links land and sky and is one of the last few places on the planet where nomadic life is still a living tradition. Mongolia may have various geopolitical, cultural, and geographical meanings. Mongolia consists of historic Outer Mongolia. The province of Inner Mongolia is geographically and politically separate and located in the northern part of China, yet it borders Mongolia.
To Be, Rather Than to Seem by Jefferson Caine Lankford
The American South has an essence that sparingly reveals itself, thus requiring unprecedented determination and patience to photograph all its splendor. Nevertheless, and despite its elusiveness, this essence I am chasing - permeates; it lingers in the air of North Carolina, and when discovered, puts on a magnificent display. This essence appears in the eyes of a jet-black cat within an abandoned barn: it agonizes within the face of an elderly Amish man; it breathes deep within the shadow of a stray dog crossing a back road; it flourishes within the wings of starlings above a farm after heavy rain; it shines on a dilapidated door in the middle of nowhere, and it tirelessly works in the tobacco fields without complaint.
Leica Camera USA Announces the 2nd Annual Leica Women Foto Project Award Winners
For the second year in a row, three award recipients will receive $10,000, a Leica Q2 camera and mentorship to support a personal photographic project through the female perspective
Results of the Gomma Grant 2020
The results of the 2020 Gomma Photography Grant are now live. The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. Started in 2014, Gomma Grant has quickly obtained a reputation of being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye to spot fresh talents and encouraging those already in the spotlight. In addition to receiving cash grants the winning and shortlisted photographers can enjoy a huge amount of international exposure. Photographers that are recognized through the Gomma Grant are known to have evolved their career to a higher level, both professionally and artistically.
Largest Selection of Annie Leibovitz Portraits Ever Offered Coming to Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions' April 12 Photographs Auction will include 20 images by Leibovitz, the largest selection of her work ever offered at auction. The trove features a range of actors, musicians and athletes that includes Sting, Ella Fitzgerald, Carl Lewis, Mick Jagger, Greg Louganis and Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.
Be the Change by Imani McCray
2020 has presented the world with a myriad of challenges being met in succession. The events that continue to transpire are radically reshaping our societies and mindsets. People have been tasked with navigating the well-being of themselves, their livelihood, and conscious contribution to change. Our individual and collective ability to adapt is continually being pushed. With the future uncertain, we must be proactive in creating our reality. We must be the change we want to see. "Be The Change" is a multifaceted photo-journalistic design series highlighting some amazing people working to shape a better future through vast forms of social justice. I progress the second issue is focused on documenting the changes our society is going through from the frontline.
Aassmaa Akhannouch and Cyrus Cornut winners of the PRIX HSBC 2021
Sylvie Hugues, Artistic advisor, proposed 12 photographers to the members of the Executive Committee and comments her choices: "After nearly two centuries of existence, photography still carries its original ontological ambiguity, a duality that makes it both a highly refined technique and a commonplace practice: a clearly identified profession and an acknowledged art form. In 2021, more than ever, the inter-mingling of artists, uses, viewpoints and skills, is reflected in the Prix HSBC."
Transformation at BRAHM
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) celebrates the opening of a captivating exhibition, guest curated by prominent collectors of contemporary photography Carlos Garcia-Velez, Allen Thomas, and Former Director of The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), Larry Wheeler. The exhibition, on view through August 21, features works from the prestigious North Carolina private collections of Carlos Garcia-Velez, Allen Thomas, Larry Wheeler, as well as Hedy Fischer and Randy Schull, and Chandra and Jimmie Johnson. TRANSFORMATION is an impressive statewide collaborative effort presenting some of the most significant contemporary photographs of our time, as well as several important works from NCMA's permanent collection.
Ernest Knee at Obscura Gallery
We are thrilled to share an exhibition of vintage photographs by Ernest Knee, a well-known photographer and cultural figure who lived in Santa Fe in the 1930's and 1940's. Knee is best known for his images of northern New Mexico and other southwestern cultural landscapes, Native American dances, and many other profound Southwest locations which reveal a remarkable visual record of the Southwest between 1930-40, comprised into two books: Santa Fe, N.M. (1942, Hastings House) and Ernest Knee in New Mexico (2005, Museum of New Mexico Press). Also included in the exhibition will be a selection of photographs from Mexico of which were published in his book, Mexico - Laredo to Guadalajara (1951, Hastings House).
Doug
On my first trip to Doug's Gym in downtown Dallas, I climbed a sagging wooden staircase to find a rundown old gym with peeling paint, sagging tin ceiling, and ancient equipment. It was dilapidated to the point of beauty. I had avoided gyms for most of my life, but I joined this one for its themes of memory, loss, and mortality, which have preoccupied me in my photography.
Sony World Photography Awards: Open Competion results
The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce this year's category winners and shortlist in the Open competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021, recognising the best single images from 2020.
Dino Kuznik by Setanta Books
Dino Kuznik is a New York based photographer, originally from Slovenia, Europe. He uses photography as a medium to immortalize aesthetically unique scenes, which emphasize composition and colour. One of the key driving factors behind his personal work is solitude, state of mind - on only attainable after total immersion within the environment he works in.<
Shard by Ruth Lauer Manenti
This ongoing series of photos called Shard was made over the last 4 years during which time I was wanting to see whether I could place objects on a table as arrangements for unspoken emotions. In 2017-18 I was unwell. It wasn't mental illness but the line between that and trauma was sometimes hard to find. I stayed indoors and at home as much as possible.
A Dream of Europe by Jacob Ehrbahn
A Dream of Europe reminds us that at the other end of policy decisions and behind the numbers and statistics, there are real people - the refugees and migrants who dream of a better life in Europe.
2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo
RED FLAG by the Latin American collective COVID LATAM wins the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo.
The Winners of News Photo Awards - Overcoming COVID
Brais Lorenzo Couto, Ilya Pitalev and Adam Gray named as winners of the News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID photo contest. Photojournalists Diego Ibarra Sánchez, Josh Edelson, Tao Liang and Ilya Pitalev chosen as the winners of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's special prize.
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