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© Poras Chaudary, India

TPOTY 2009

People and cultural diversity! Fascinating faces and characters! Portraits or people in the context of their culture, from daily life to celebrations and festivals. Individuals or groups. Every expression from happy to sad, excited and humorous to reverential and respectful.

Travel is inspired by interaction with different cultures and the people we meet along the way. In this category we want you to introduce us to the people you encountered. Show us something of their culture and lives, and do so in a portfolio of four images.

What subjects can you include?

People, faces, individuals, groups, cultures, gatherings, festivals, expressions, encounters.

You may shoot in B&W or colour.

How many images?

A portfolio of four (4) images.

What are the judges looking for?

The people and characters you meet on your travels. An understanding of or insight into their lives or a sense of their culture. 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 Fujifilm X-Series camera and lens of their choice. More...


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 'Mankind' portfolio category. The winner will receive a Genesis Imaging giclee exhibition print.


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