Time for your close-up (competition)

The competition is open to all, using any type of camera, including a mobile phone or microscope. Aside from the prizes, last year’s winners received coverage across a variety of national and international media including print, web and social media…

The Power Of Living

‘We were watching TV, December 2018, there was a report on [American news channel] CNN. They’d done a survey in France and found that around 15% of French people had no idea what the Holocaust was, which was very shocking…

Last call for Landscape POTY entries

The competition is open to everyone, with a special class for under 18s. This year’s prize fund is worth over £25,000, including £10,000 for the overall winner and additional special awards. Photographs taken since the 5th April 2015 are eligible…

Shared Goals

The shortlist for the assignment is down to two photographers and there is one question left. ‘Do you shoot digital?’ I don’t, but say yes. My colleague and competitor says no. After being informed in 2007 that I had won…

Nature on your doorstep

With the world in a global lockdown, this spring is like no other you’ve probably ever experienced. Yet, we can also take advantage of what is right on our doorstep that we have never discovered before. Just because our world…

Home is where the art is, says Hoya

“Most of us are stuck at home, but that does not mean that our imagination and creativity should be put on hold,” says the company. “No matter where we are; in large apartment, small room or garage, with a small…

Get your lockdown images in Historic England’s archive

“We are facing one of the most extraordinary moments in living memory,” said Claudia Kenyatta, Director of Regions at Historic England. “We want people to show us their experiences of lockdown, how communities have come together and life has changed…

Major wildlife contest winners announced

The contest sought “any images that depict the natural beauty of our home planet,” said the organisers, and the overall winner was named as Keith Bannister from Lancashire. “The image was taken from a hide near York, in May last…

Celebrating the ‘joy of creation’: Grays of Westminster

Grays of Westminster is wary of extensive discounting, but has plenty of other positive initiatives. “Rather than beat our clients over head with promotion after promotion, which is as irritating as somebody ringing you all the time, we are trying…

Henri Cartier-Bresson, China 1948-1949, 1958 | Book Review

While Henri Cartier-Bresson is famous for having a strongly Euro-centric sensibility and choice of subject matter – one of his most famous collections is called The Europeans – he had a great affinity for, and experience of, East Asia. China in…

Food Photographers of the Year announced

The overall winning photograph was taken in the vast Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh; if life wasn’t tough enough for these Muslim refugees from Myanmar, the camp has recently been placed in lockdown to prevent the spread of…

Your perspectives on photography | Survey

There are two ways to think of this, firstly, I could be overthinking everything or that this is quite interesting. Oh… I am talking about the survey that I have been pushing on to every family member and every photographer…

MPB: still offering cash for quality used gear

‘The priority has been ensuring the safety of our staff, particularly those in the warehouses in the UK and US, so we’ve changed our working patterns,’ Barker (below, in a file picture) explains. Unlike some retailers, however, MPB is not…

Sony World Photo ‘Open’ winners announced

These include Tom Oldham, who won the ‘Portraiture’ category with a picture of Pixies’ frontman, Black Francis. “When approaching the assignment Oldham, an experienced portrait photographer, was painfully aware of the many photoshoots his sitter has been the subject of…

Natsuko Eguchi, "Dialogue”

Canon’s New Cosmos of Photography competition is open for entries

The 43rd New Cosmos of Photography competition is now open for entries as it looks to highlight emerging photographers exploring new and creative ways to engage with photography and video. Launched in 1991, the competition encourages entries from contestants around…