Mattia Passarini is an Italian travel and documentary photographer who specializes in photographing the most remote indigenous tribes in the world. He has worked and traveled in countries such has Pakistan, China, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Indonesia and many more.
He has been exhibited at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and has received numerous awards including the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the year Contest 2016. In a globalized world, Mattia has a passion for visiting destinations that haven’t been affected by the outside world. The life of people that only a few have had the chance to discover and witness.
Through his lens he captures the incredible variety of the human race. Images that will make you feel like you are right there with him.
We offer a monthly competition open to all photographers. We invite both amateur and established artists to share their work in order to promote the very best contemporary photography from all cultures around the world.
Each month winners and finalists are rewarded with prizes and exposure. At the end of the year, images are printed and published in The Independent Photographer book of the year, and the winners are presented in our annual exhibition in Berlin.
Winners and finalists will have their work exhibited in our annual exhibition in Berlin. The venue will showcase all the award-winning images, bringing the talent and flair of each photographer to our visitors. For two weeks, the annual exhibition will celebrate and promote the vision of various artists in the photographic arts.
GET PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER 2016 TALENT OF THE YEAR
Join us and get a chance to see your work printed and published in our annual photobook as part of the 2016 Talent Edition. We will be featuring all our award-winning photographers and finalists. This unique collection of photographic work will be available for purchase and distributed worldwide.
HOME PAGE FEATURE
Winning photographers will receive exclusive online exposure with a monthly feature on The Independent Photographer’s homepage. This is a great opportunity to receive immediate and effective exposure to our international audience, photography industry insiders, and fellow photographers.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMMEDIATE EXPOSURE
Once you enter the competition, you will get the chance to be selected by our editors for immediate exposure across all of our social media accounts. Get the unique opportunity to be seen by our global audience.
The Competition is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Competition is open to legal residents from all over the world, and is void where prohibited by their local law. Employees of The Independent Photographer, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Competition. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
AGREEMENT TO RULES
By participating, the Participant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of The Independent Photographer as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Competion
HOW TO ENTER
Participants must pay the entry fee(s) and complete the submission form in order to be considered for the Competition. The entry must fulfill all Competition requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Independent Photographer. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of The Independent Photographer.
The Winner of the Competition (the “Winner”) will receive $1000. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by The Independent Photographer. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at The Independent Photographer’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for The Independent Photographer to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
WINNER & FINALISTS: (SELECTION & NOTIFICATION)
The decisions of the judges and editorial team are final. Winners and Finalists will be notified by email within five (5) days following the selection of Winners.
The Independent Photographer shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within ninety (90) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Competition is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Any violation of these official rules by the Winners will result in the Winners’ disqualification as Winners, and all privileges as Winner will be immediately terminated (at The Independent photographer ‘s sole discretion).
All entries will be reviewed by The Independent Photographer’s Editors. Then, selected entries will be reviewed by the Jury. One (1) Winner and nine (9) Finalists will be selected by our monthly Jury under the supervision of The Independent Photographer, based on the overall beauty, power, photographic skill, creativity, and originality, in accordance with the competition rules. All judges will be appointed by The Independent Photographer. The judging will be ‘blind’, therefore the photographers will remain anonymous during all the judging process, to ensure that each contestant is judged only on his or her photograph.
RIGHTS GRANTED BY YOU
By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship,and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Independent Photographer. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. Each Participant retains copyright of his or her images, and credit lines will be attributed to each Participant when exhibited or presented anywhere by The Independent Photographer. Entries and images that have been awarded a cash prize in a previous Competition are not eligible to win prizes in subsequent competitions. Entries that have been selected as Finalists in previous competition are eligible to win a cash prize in subsequent competitions. It is possible for a photographer to win multiple cash awards but the same submission cannot win multiple cash awards. If a submission to a previous competition has received no prize, that submission is still eligible. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Independent Photographer from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which The Independent Photographer may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
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