The Independent Photographer Competition Awards | THEME: DOCUMENTARY

The Independent Photographer Competition Awards | THEME: DOCUMENTARY


Deadline: 30 June 2018

Documentary photography is much more than the chronicle of events and environments.
It offers us the possibility to develop and share our ideas through telling the stories of others.
Capturing the essence of a situation, be it through professional photojournalism on social issues, or through artistic interpretation, allows us to engage and communicate our vision.

This month we are looking for visual artists aiming to captivate; unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness.

All approaches are valid: Enter today and get discovered!


Win $1500 cash prizes & global exposure,
Your work published & exhibited!


The Independent Photographer Competition Awards welcomes submissions from all photographers. Our aim is to bring exposure to talented and unique photographers from all over the world. Whether in aesthetic, narrative, technical or formal terms, we at The Independent Photographer want to highlight photographer’s creative research and share their best work.

The Judge

Born in New York City, Mustafah Abdulaziz is an award-winning American photographer who has spent the last seven years exploring and documenting the world’s relationship to water.

This on-going project works in collaboration with various partners, from the NGOs WaterAid and WWF, to grants from the Alicia Patterson Foundation and commissions from the United Nations and Google. “These photographs are a mirror for how we behave with the natural world: it is as much a documentation of our most precious resource as it is commentary on how our needs, desires and aspirations are shaping our future.”

Presented and exhibited widely, Mustafah was the first contract photographer for The Wall Street Journal. Over years of professional experience his images have been published in The New York Times, Monocle, Newsweek, Le Monde, Mother Jones, Telegraph Magazine, and The New Yorker.

Together we are looking for today’s most compelling visual story tellers and we want to discover YOUR stories!