Portrait Photo Awards is the home of the best portrait photographs from all over the world. It is a place where the most talented creators can share their work and compete with each other for a place in our monthly collections.Become a member
The Awards held every month. NO entry fee for members.
To participate you can upload 3 photographs in the Awards section (Not in the Gallery) and wait for results of the current collection. More uploads available at extra fee.
Photographs should not contain any logos(!) or frames and be less than 1400px on the longest side.
Winners of the Year
Theresa Sujata SentiLiechtenstein
Theresa Sujata Senti specializes in portrait, fashion and boudoir photography. She comes from Vaduz (Liechtenstein), and she is a professional and award-winning photographer and also a couch in the sphere. Her photos are soft and tender, showing the beauty of her models, their delicacy and affectionateness. In 2018 Theresa is in TOP 10 list of world best portrait photographers at portraitphotoawards!
Darwin Witarsa sets a goal to create images that reveal all the beauty existing around us. Being Passionate about the fashion and product photography, he established his studio in Indonesia where he releases splendid photos based on his extensive experience of wide range like commercial photography, family, group, kids, and couple photography. Darwin is extremely flexible, attuned to elaborate production and always striving for excellence by whole-heartedly executing with a professional on-set demeanor.
Mladen Dakic is a talented photographer based in Langenthal (Switzerland). His exciting portraits fascinate by their amazing combination of colors, compositions, and places for the photos. Mladen skillfully uses the lights and details to capture their models in the most exciting way. This year's breakthrough led him directly to the TOP10 of the best portrait photographers in @portraitphotoawards and made one of the best among the Switzerland photo creators.
Olga NikishovaThe United States
Olga Nikishova is a talented photographer from Moscow, Russia. Olga’s outstanding skills and great passion for photography can be seen in every picture: she manages to show the beauty of each model and turn the process into magic. In 2020, Olga has not only joined a list of the Best Portrait photographers in Russia but also became TOP10 Portrait Photographer Worldwide!
Amina Donskaya is a professional portrait photographer from Santiago, Chile. Originally Russian, but currently based in Chile, Amina has been a part of various photography projects. Her amazing skills has been recognized by more than 30 international photography contests, and she has also been a judge for many other projects. Her natural style and brilliant talent made her not only the Best Portrait photographer in Chile, but also Number One Worldwide in 2020.
Balasangar Balasubramaniam is a traveling photographer from Germany. He works not only in Germany but in anywhere clients wish to have the shooting. Most of his images were created in a combo work with his wife (make-up artist). He specializes in wedding photography, portraits of bridals. He is great in captured the moments and portraits the best way and with the glorious combination of lights and colors.
Patrick Kirschhofer is an aspiring photographer from Gevelsberg, Germany. Apart from portrait photography, Patrick also specializes in advertising, wedding, and event photography. Patrick is a detail-oriented photographer, who always considers the client’s little requests when taking a picture. His strong working ethic and outstanding photography skills made him the Number one portrait photographer in Germany and TOP10 worldwide in 2020!
Gary McGillivray-Birnie is an award-winning photographer from Stavanger (Norway). He specializes in the genres of beauty and fashion. His images are recognized for their intrigue, mysterious and edgy but authentic feel. His photography career started in 2015, he has worked on an endless series of projects, portrait, and commercials. Now he is internationally published and featured in a variety of online publications. In 2018 Gary got in TOP 10 list at portraitphotoawards!
Lin Tun is an award-winning portrait and fashion photographer from Yangon (Myanmar). He is a creative artist, who pays a lot of attention to the quality of his work. He constantly develops his skills, searches for new themes, uses amazing backgrounds. His pictures tell stories, his models have characters, he manages to capture their mood. In 2018 at portraitphotoawards Lin is in TOP 10 list of best portrait photographers!
Maciej Michalczyk is a talented, award-winning photographer from Nienburg (Germany). His style amazes by its beautiful use of light in black and white photos. Maciej’s specialization in portrait demonstrates his great skill in capturing the models in different foreshortenings. Slightly faded images attract eyes. He is one of the best in his country. Also, Maciej demonstrated their aim to become more experienced in getting awards many times throughout the year.
Franz Prutsch is a natural light photographer based in Graz (Austria). His photo works are soft and candid, showing the delicate beauty of his models. Naturalism is one the most important and stunning features of his artworks as long as he often uses natural daylight and beautiful natural backgrounds. In 2018 at portraitphotoawards Franz is in TOP 10 list of best portrait photographers!
Charles KokSouth Africa
Charles Kok is a professional portrait and glamour photographer based in Krugersdorp (South Africa). He is skillful and experienced, great at working with studio lighting, good at editing and brilliant at the theme of bodyscape. His captures are full of beauty and passion, showing a play of light and shadow. At portraitphotoawards Charles is in TOP 10 list of best photographers in 2018!
Monthly deadline (current 90th Collection)
Accepting photos for the contest
Monthly deadline (current 90th Collection)
Accepting photos for the contest
Summing up the results of the year
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15 Apr.Date of announcement
Number of participating countries
Top countries by number of participants
Please, check whether your photos satisfy the general size requirements (minimum size is 1400px width x 800px height or 1080px width and 1350px height).
If you still can’t submit your photos, send us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will upload it.
If you are sure that submitted images, which were not awarded previously, deserve being reconsidered, you may upload these photos for the next collection once again.
You can participate every month. At the end of the competition year, we count all awards and make a rating of the best Portrait photographers worldwide. The best photographers receive individually designed trophies!
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