Matty Karp | Shades of Grey

“I love Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. I was once looking at a book of her flower paintings,which were either erotic or abstract,and it occurred to me that I could try and create similar images with my camera. I got out and using a simple point and shoot camera I took close ups of flowers which produced abstract and erotic images. I received very positive responses and it encouraged me to continue.”

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Interview with Matty Karp
more in Shades of Grey Magazine

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HIPA Awards: The Moment Category Winners

Over the years, the Hamdan International Photography Awards have showcased incredible imagery from all around the world, symbolic of the unique themes of their contests. The Moment was the theme of their latest contest, where photographers made submissions based on their interpretation of the theme.

Photograph/Mahdi Pourebadi
General (Black & White) Category
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Photograph/Quanhui Liu
General (Black & White) Category
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Photograph/Michael Christopher Brown
General (Colour) Category
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Photograph/Zuhe Ding
General (Colour) Category
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HIPA Awards: The Moment Category Winners
more at Better Photography

2018 Street Photography Awards

Montrez-nous vos rues
Les 4èmes LensCulture Street Photography Awards vous invitent à partager votre perspective sur les rues du monde ! Nous voulons découvrir les meilleurs photographes et leur vision de la vie dans la rue dans le monde entier. Engagez-vous dans la communauté photographique internationale, montrez vos œuvres à notre jury prestigieux, ainsi qu’à des experts de la profession et à notre public de plus de 3 millions de personnes. Les Prix et avantages comprennent une exposition à Arles ; $22.000 de bourses ; des expositions dans des festivals photo internationaux ; la publication dans le livre-photo LensCulture ; une visibilité internationale, et bien plus.
Notez qu’il y a une possibilité d’inscrire une image unique gratuitement pour tous les participants ! Nous voulons vraiment découvrir les faiseurs d’images les plus talentueux et nous pensons que CHAQUE photographe mérite une opportunité de visibilité et de reconnaissance, sans restriction.

Jober Costa, Brazil
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Damian Chrobak, United Kingdom
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Sergi Escribano, Spain
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Joseph Cela, United States
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Arjit Chowdhury, Bangladesh
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Matthew Zory, United States
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Pelle Sten, Sweden
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Montrez-nous vos rues aujourd’hui !
Date-limite d’inscription : mardi, 1 mai 2018
plus de détails à: lensculture

Winners and finalists of the 15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest

We are excited to announce the winners and finalists of the 15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest, selected from 48,000 submissions submitted by photographers in 155 countries and territories. From Thong Huu’s Grand-Prize-winning capture of a weekly market in Vietnam to Dan Fenstermacher’s action shot of wrestlers in San Jose, California, these images stood out to our photo editors as the most unique and memorable. Sara Jacoby’s image “Rare” received the highest percentage of more than 38,000 reader votes, earning her the Readers’ Choice award. Congratulations to all!

Breakfast at the Weekly Market by Thong Huu
In northern Vietnam, people come to the weekly market to exchange goods and culture. They usually wake up very early to go to market and have breakfast here.
This photo is the Grand Prize winner
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Rare by Sara Jacoby
This is Maggie. She has two rare chromosome duplications, one of which she’s the only child on record to have. This photo captures not only her vulnerability, but also the magnitude of the science for which we are so grateful. A little girl and her “Gigi” already way too familiar with hospitals and doctors offices than any child should be.
This photo is the Readers’ Choice winner
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Shadow Highlight by Mohammad Mohsenifar
A couple of ladies are passing in front of graffiti.
This photo won the Mobile category
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Rain by Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Hosseini
Niloofar is an Iranian nomad girl living in the Babanajm nomad region south of Shiraz city in Fars Province, Iran.
This photo won the People category
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Pinnacle of Existence by Oreon Strusinski
Energy travels hundreds of miles across the ocean and comes to a dramatic end when it reaches our shores.
This photo won the Natural World category
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Stairs by Adam Żądło
There are not many other animals as productive as sheep. They give us wool, milk, meat. Their memoirs are usually short. The pool of names is repeated every two years on our farm. We have already had two Queens, three Theos and four Fables.
This photo won the Altered Images category
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Backflip Submission by Dan Fenstermacher
A wrestler does a backflip off the ropes of a wrestling ring in an attempt to defeat an opponent.
This photo won the American Experience category
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Making Incense by Tran Tuan Viet
Decoratively dyed bundles of incense dry in Quang Phu Cau, a commune in Hanoi, Vietnam. In Buddhist countries like Vietnam, incense is an irreplaceable part of traditional festivals and religious ceremonies.
This photo won the Travel category
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The Window by Salvador Colvée Nebot
During my stay at a Costa Rican hotel, I noticed that red-eyed tree frogs flooded the gardens. As I approached this frog, it climbed into one of the holes in a leaf, as if it were sticking out a window.
This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category
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Winners and finalists of the 15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
more at Smithsonian Mag

Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition goes on Tour | Britain’s Busiest Stations Play Host

Throughout the spring, some of the country’s biggest railway stations will host an exhibition of photographs from the Take a view Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. The first venue outside Britain’s capital will be Edinburgh Waverley, where the exhibition opens on March 14th and stays until the end of the month before moving on to Leeds, Manchester & Birmingham. More than 55 beautiful photographs, from the current Awards book, ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year – Collection 11’, will be on display and all the main winners of the competition are included. From romantic castle in the Scottish Highlands to the sand dunes of England’s South Coast, the photographs show some of Britain’s best landscapes through the eyes of their very talented creators. Commuters and leisure travellers alike will be able to take a moment from their busy lives and enjoy an escape to the country.

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
Benjamin Graham – Diminutive Dune, West Wittering, West Sussex, England
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Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
Andrew Bulloch – Skatepark under the Northern Lights, Musselburgh, Scotland
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The VisitBritain ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ Award – Winner
Graham Niven – Dawn patrol, Loch Garten, Cairngorms, Scotland
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Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award – Winner
Jon Martin – The 08.52 from Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales
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Adult Classic view – Winner
Rachael Talibart – Fire Within, Birling Gap, East Sussex, England
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The Sunday Times Magazine Award – Winner
Julian Eales – Poppies in a field of linseed, Hertfordshire/Cambridgeshire Border, England
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Adult Living the view – Winner
Paul Fowles – Alone against the torrent, Elan Valley, Mid Wales
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The Fujifilm Print Prize – Winner
Mark Cornick – Architectural detail, London, England
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The VisitBritain ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ Award – Highly commended
Matt Cooper – Brighton Pier from above at sunrise, East Sussex, England
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more at Take A View

An Alternate Reality

“Good photos are taken with your feet,” says Marina Sersale, who travels the world unraveling the imperceptible moments.

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Cellphone Profile: Marina Sersale
On revealing the alternate reality that exists in the everyday imperceptible moments.
Conchita Fernandes fnds out more in Better Photography – March 2018