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Faces, People, Cultures



© Jinyo Zhang, China

TPOTY 2017

Meeting people and experiencing their cultures is one of the main reasons why we travel. People around the world are different yet in many ways the same so here we want to celebrate the diversity of cultures around the globe and the people that define them. This category is all about people, diversity, interaction, communication within cultures and across borders - what do we share, what makes us different and what makes us human? Show us the faces, the people, the cultures around the world and celebrate them in a portfolio of four images.

What subjects can you include?

People - portraits or candid, cultures, gatherings, festivals, expressions, encounters, interactions, communication.

You can enter B&W or colour images.

How many images?

A portfolio of four (4) images.

What are the judges looking for?

People and the cultures that you encounter on your travels, from portraits to people in general and their customs. Consistency between images, a link between the images in your portfolio, creativity, originality.

Am I eligible?

This category is for all photographers aged 19 years and over.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category as many times as you wish.

Sponsors & Prizes

The winner of this category will receive a Fujifilm X-Series camera and lens of their choice (more info) plus membership of the Royal Photographic Society (more info).


The judges will also select their favourite image from all the entered portfolios. This image will be awarded a judges' Best Single Image in the 'Faces, People, Cultures' portfolio category. The winner will receive a Genesis Imaging giclee exhibition print (more info).


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