We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 7 day long contest on the theme “APF Black and white”. Members were asked to post their favourite Black and white street photographs shot in 2018.
2,009 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators had selected 20 photographs. You can see them here
Out of the 20 final images, the winner was selected, and we are excited to announce….APF Inspiration award for black and white photography goes to Dimpy Bhalotia. Congratulations Dimpy, keep up the good work.
The winning photograph
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APF street photography award IV goes to Tang Tawanwad Wanavit from Thailand. APF awards has been one of the most unique features of the APF Magazine Street Photography Group, one of the largest and most active Street Photography groups in the world today with over 141K active members from 100 different countries.
The idea behind this award is simple, to provide inspiration to members, to encourage them to enjoy this craft. This is the winning image
We are also proud of Tang Tawanwad Wanavit for his continued effort and showing improvement in leaps and bounds. He is a hard working photographer and we wish him all the best. Congratulations once again.
Vineet Vohra and Rohit Vohra – This is a wonderful image, intriguing at first and the viewer is forced to stop and have a second look. Good use of flash here, it captures the gaze very well. One can feel the tension created within the frame. Could be easily passed off as a wildlife shot, however it shows the street photographers approach in creating this inspiring scene.
Tang wins a copy of Tales of Tono by Daido Moriyama
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Best of Street Photography series is back on APF. Every month we feature the best of street photography from thousands of photographs posted in the APF Magazine street photography group on Facebook. The closed group has over 139K active members from 100+ countries.
So here are the best 30 from Feb~Mar 2018. Congratulations to all the winners. Out of the these, 4 are selected to be featured in the next issue of APF Magazine. Available here.
Submissions are open to URBAN Photo Awards’ ninth edition, international contest organized by Italian cultural association dotART together with media partner Photographers.it and Sprea Photography.
The total value prize pool is of € 5,000: € 1,000 for the Winner Overall, € 1,000 for the winning portfolio, one exhibition in Poreč Museum (Croatia) for 3 ranked projects in the “Projects & Portfolios” section, one collective winners’ exhibition in Trieste Photo Days 2018 festival, several prizes offered by contest’s partners, publication on international photo magazines and on URBAN unveils the City and its secrets fourth edition.
URBAN 2018 is divided into two sections dedicated to Urban Photography, a theme that explores the contemporary through all forms of photography based in the urban fabric. The common denominator is the City, the urban environment and humanity that populates it.
The first section is “Themed Photos” (7 thematic areas for single pictures: Street Photography, Architecture & Urban Geometries, Transport, Urban Art, People, Urban Animals, Creative Photography), the second is “Projects & Portfolios” where each participant can submit a series of images oriented to show his idea through photographs (projects, portfolios, photo-reportage, etc).
Photographers can upload photos and projects on the upload form (please read the rules before uploading).
Works must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2018 and will be selected by a prestigious Jury chaired by Tatsuo Suzuki, multi-award-winning Japanese street photographer with several international exhibits to his credit.
As Jury President, Tatsuo Suzuki will choose and award URBAN 2018 Winner on October 27th 2018 during Trieste Photo Days, international photography festival organized by dotART. The festival, now in its fifth edition, has in URBAN his main “cultural container” and will host the awards ceremony, the final exhibition of the contest and a series of exhibitions, personal and collective, of the best photos and classified projects.
Among confirmed jurors: Elena Uljančić-Veki (director of Poreč Museum, Croatia), Japanese photographer Tadashi Onishi (winner of TPD book Award 2017 and confirmed guest a Trieste Photo Days 2018), Angelo Cucchetto (founder of Photographers.it and Trieste Photo Days art director), Ania Klosek (one of the top influential female street photographers in Poland) and Fulvio Merlak (Italian photographer and critic). More jurors will be announced shortly.
Other than regular prizes, URBAN gives the chance to the best ranked photographers to enter its tour oftravelling photo exhibitions, the real and tangible value of this contest. Since 2011 URBAN has setup exhibitions in Poland (Krakow, Łódź and Warsaw), Hungary (Budapest, Pécs and Miskolc), Germany (Berlin), Serbia (Beograd), Cyprus (Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia), Latvia (Riga), Croatia (Poreč), Slovenia (Koper), Ukraine (Sumy), Colombia (Bucaramanga) and Italy (Trieste and Rome).
APF is pleased to announce the first Leica Feedback Friday winner, Koushik Sinha Roy. Feedbackfriday has been one of the most unique features of the APF Magazine Street Photography Group, one of the largest and most active Street Photography groups in the world today with over 134K active members from 100 different countries.
The idea behind LeicaFeedbackfriday is simple, to provide meaningful feedback to members, an hour is dedicated to providing critique and having a meaningful dialog. Leica was kind enough to back us up and present one of the most iconic books, Leica Practicum – Theory and practice of LEICAgraphy – silver halide and photo detector imaging with Leica M cameras by Erwin Puts.
We will like to take this opportunity to thank Leicafor their commitment to the craft and always being generous to the community.
We are also proud of Koushik Sinha Roy for his continued effort and showing improvement in leaps and bounds. He is a hard working photographer and we wish him all the best. Congratulations once again. This particular image presented for feedback.
Vineet Vohra and Rohit Vohra – This is a great shot, going in close and getting the picture in the phone as well. Works on many levels. Great layers, the water droplets and details, everything adds to the composition. Eye moves nicely from right to left. The eye just keeps moving in a circle not letting the viewer out of the frame.
Thanks admins for always taking the time out and making this a success.
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APF Inspiration Award X (Keep in Step) goes to Mary Dimitropoulou
Theme was open to interpretation to let members come up with their own definitions and views. 3,052 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, our Judge for this award, David Gibson from inPublic Collective and author of the book, 100 great street photographs, selected the top 4 photographs.
Eventually he selected Mary Dimitropoulou’s outstanding photograph as the winner. She wins a copy of the book, 100 great street photographs. Here is the Winning image. Congrats Mary Dimitropoulou.
Theme was open to interpretation to let members come up with their own definitions and views. 2,912 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 12 top photographs.
In the end it came down to 2 photographs and eventually Kaustuv Sarkar’s outstanding photograph was selected as the winner. He wins a signed copy of the book, Platform 10 by Rammy Narula. Here is the Winning image. Congrats Kaustuv Sarkar.