Dear Streethunters.net Readers,
The fourth Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2017 have been submitted and we have made our choices. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the April 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions was quite hard!
Sorry we are a bit late this month, but the 1st of May was labour day and we had a busy week ahead of us that made things harder for us to get down to choosing our favourite shots.
But let’s take a look at all the photos that were submitted and accepted in this Monthly Theme Contest.
ATTENTION: Photos that didn’t meet the Theme criteria or didn’t qualify to be in the shortlist have been disqualified or removed by the editors. So if your pic isn’t in the shortlist, don’t get discouraged. Try again next month!
At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Juxtaposition” to show you! This time we had 40 valid submissions which can all be seen below.
The April 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions
*All images that were not sent in at the correct size, have been resized. This might affect the quality of entries that were sent in very small sizes.
The April 2017 Street Photography Contest nominees
Every month each one of us Streethunters.net editors picks one photo as a nominee. Here are the photos we chose and the reasons why:
“This month there was a wealth of submissions for the ‘Juxtaposition’ contest, and several were very, very good! As always, I narrow my selections down, and frequently I go with the one that grabs me from get-go when I first go through the submissions. That is, of course, if it fills the criteria. This image does it in abundance! There are multiple examples of juxtaposition playing in this image. First, there’s the abundance of color in the frame vs. the sole woman in the black niqab. Next there’s the juxtaposition of youth vs. age with the children playing against the obviously older(or at least, taller) woman. Then there’s the juxtaposition with the geometry within the image. The vertical woman against the circular playground equipment and the horizontal line on the wall. And there’s the almost synchronized crouching/climbing figures of the children against the woman standing nearly perfectly straight. This photo is a buffet of juxtaposition and each instance is solid!”
“There were several images from an excellent pool of submissions for this month’s ‘Juxtaposition’ contest that really stood out for me. Choosing my favourite was a huge challenge, but I kept returning to this photo. It’s just so gloriously bizarre! The way each mirror separates the ‘living’ from the ‘dead’ is simply brilliant. Not to mention the confused look on the face of the guy looking across at the zombie woman beside him. And I love the reflection of the photographer and their flash in the mirror too, which adds an extra element of interest to the shot. Plus the contrast with the drastically different backs adds even more to the juxtaposition effect – plain khaki versus ‘bloodstains’ – awesome! This photo keeps offering something new and mysterious the longer you look at it, which is exactly how rewarding a good street photograph should be.”
“Cat vs Fish, going left vs going right, up vs down. This photograph has 3 different juxtaposition examples that let it easily get into the short list of accepted photos. But, that isn’t all. This photo is the one I prefer because it has the additional element of humour. I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw it! I used to live with a cat for 19 years and I remember how funny she could be at times. So, this image instantly struck a chord in me. Just by looking at the photo I can “feel” her panic as she tries to climb up on to the window through the blinds. I can “hear” the blinds crack under her weight and her nails screech and claw. The fact that the image has been shot at an angle, also adds motion to the whole scene. What a funny photo! Good job!”
The winner will win the Feature Interview on the Streethunters.net website and more!
The photograph that wins the Monthly Theme Contest will receive the following prizes:
- The winning photo will be featured on our website in the respective “Announcing the winner” post and will also be featured for 1 month as our cover photo on our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus pages.
- The Street Photographer that shot the winning photo will be interviewed by our Editorial team and his/her work will be featured on our website and on our Youtube channel.
- At the end of the year we will upload a video presentation of all the winning photos along with narrations by the winners themselves, explaining the story behind their photograph.
Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!