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The Independent Photographer - VISUAL STORYTELLING

Close on January 31, 2020
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The Independent Photographer - VISUAL STORYTELLING
Territory: Worldwide
Theme: VISUAL STORYTELLING
Eligibility: The Competition is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry.
Entry Fees: Between $20 and $40
Prize: Cash Prize
The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story. From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate and share their stories with conviction.

We want you to challenge us and respond to the theme in as many inventive ways as you can imagine: Edit carefully and show us what you've got!

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.

The Judge: Ed Kashi / VII
Represented by the prestigious VII agency, Ed Kashi is an acclaimed photojournalist who uses photography to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times. A leading voice in the photojournalism world, Kashi frequently lectures on a wide range of topics for arts institutions, universities and professional organisations. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide, receiving numerous awards and honors. Through his editorial assignments and personal projects Kashi has published nine books and he is also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world.
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Deadline: February 29, 2020
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EXHIBITION WITH SELL. The selected works will be exhibit at Rope Street Museum. Be the next gallery artist.
Deadline: February 29, 2020
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Deadline: February 29, 2020
The Photographic Angle Competition
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Deadline: February 29, 2020
Open Theme
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