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New Talent Portfolio


©Philip Lee Harvey, UK

TPOTY 2011

Another World

Telling a story in pictures is an important skill for any professional or aspiring professional photographer. It is much harder than it sounds, but is the basis of any portfolio or commission brief and is essential to the success of both a shoot and a career in photography.

What subjects can you include?

Tell the story of a place or culture which is alien to you in a portfolio of six (6) related images.

Think of this as a kind of travelogue in pictures and a way to convey your impressions and observations of a place or culture which is different from your own, and create a visual travel article, illustrated without words. With only six images you must make every one count so make sure that each image tells a different part of the same story. Extended captions may be provided to supplement the images but this category will be judged only on the pictures.

How many images?

6 related images which tell the story of the portfolio theme.

What are the judges looking for?

Different view points, an overview, detail, atmosphere, each image saying something different, a link between the images in your portfolio, creativity, originality.

Am I eligible?

New Talent is for photographic students, and amateur or semi-professional photographers only. Entrants must be aged 19 or above. If you are already a professional photographer then please don't enter this category. Give someone else a chance to start their career in photography. Professional photographers are not eligible and photographic status will be checked before any prizes are awarded.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category only once.


Another World Portfolio


  • 5 Day trip to the Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival with sustainable tourism experts, Tribes Travel more...
  • Fujifilm X100 digital camera more...
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 more...
  • Digimarc Professional subscription more...
  • Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio or iFolio more...

Runner Up

  • TPOTY Photo Iconic critique more...

Highly Commended

  • TPOTY Journey Four portfolio book more...


  • TPOTY Journey Four portfolio book more...

Young Photographers' Alliance Emerging Talent Award


  • A place on the YPA Mentoring Programme
  • YPA Portfolio Review (if unable to attend) more...


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