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The Invisible World Portfolio Selection : Photo Contest

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Abstract : "WPGA will select portfolios to be featured in the first edition of The WonderPick Magazine, an art magazine published by WPGA to promote talented photographers as a means of establishing and maintaining a continuing effort to help them further their careers, as well as to acknowledge established artists.

In this occasion WPGA would like to see portfolios conforming a body of work related to the world that most of us know that exist but doesn’t want to see: the climate change and the effect in the environment; the war conflicts and the aftermath; the civil wars in Africa; the millions of children that are below the level of poverty and the thousands that died of diseases and hunger  in the early stages of their lives; the effects of the drug addictions and the crime in the large cities; the fight for human rights; the dictatorships and torture in the so called third world; educational and health care issues… in brief the world that the wealthy human population knows that exist but doesn't really see, and by not seeing it –besides a mere notice in the media that will disappear the following week (like the nature disasters in Haiti, Chile or China) – turn into an invisible world to their eyes.

Photographers cannot change the world but can change the perception of the world turning the invisible into tangible issues entailing to a call for action.

Some images have changed our perception of the World we all live in. To name a few: the anonymous portrait of Anne Frank; Death on the Beach in Papua (1943) by George Strock; Biafra (1969) by Contact Press; Nagasaki (1945) by US Air Force; the execution of a Viet Cong (1968) by Eddie Adams; or the Migrant Mother (1936) by Dorothea Lange.
Other images (many of them taken by NGOs and charitable organisations) show what they do in this Invisible World, and are images of hope, inspiring specially the youngest to take action to end poverty and starvation, to provide universal education and health, and to achieve peace and human rights respect, as well as making them conscious of the effects of the climate change and the devastation of the environment.

WPGA will select portfolios conforming a body of work, putting faces and places to the Invisible World, documenting social and political issues, and providing the world with evidence leading to reflection, discussion and call for action.

Photographers from all over the world, professional and non professional, fine art photographers, photo journalists, documentary and environmental photographers, nature photographers, and ONGs photographers are eligible to participate.
Each portfolio should contain between 8 and 12 images.
Entry Fees: US$ 60; Each additional series or portfolio: US$ 30

More information ?http://thegalaawards.net/call-for-entries/the-invisible-world

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