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Introducing Our New Sponsor: ImagenAI

We’re excited to welcome a brand new sponsor to This is Reportage: ImagenAI. Read the post to see how their innovative software can drastically cut down your editing time, and for details of an exclusive offer.

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Podcast Episode 87: This is Barbara Puchta

Loved chatting to the fab Barbara Puchta for episode 87 of the Podcast! Barbara is one of the world’s best documentary family photographers, ranking 3rd in Germany for 2020 on This is Reportage: Family, and joint 17th in the world. She shares so much on the episode today, including:

her top tips for improving your documentary family work, how she’s a life coach as well as a photography mentor, her training and workshop partnership with Julia Rose-Greim (who I’ve also interviewed on the Podcast back in episode 60), addictions, her love of coffee, the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards, why she prefers longer family sessions to shorter ones, and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 86: This is Nikola Smernic

Such a pleasure to chat to the fab Nikola Smernic for this week’s Podcast! One of the best photographers in Croatia, Nikola was ranked in our Top 10 Photographers Worldwide here on This is Reportage in 2018, and he’s amassed a haul of 11 Awards from us in total (7 Reportage Awards and 4 Story Awards). He talks about so many things today, including:

how he captured one of his specific Reportage Awards (which just happens to be one of my personal all-time favourites, I have to say!), an amazing story about being published in National Geographic (and how that impacted even his own wedding), how quitting his job let him develop as a photographer, behind the scenes of one of his Story Awards that included lions (and not in a zoo!), and so much more…

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Collection 22 Judges

It’s an honour to reveal our judges for Collection 22! Thanks so much to these five brilliant photographers, who will be assessing the thousands of entries to our Reportage Awards (for the best individual captures) and Story Awards (for a series of 15 – 20 images from a single wedding). Clockwise, from top-left: Moana Wu (China), Stacy Gillespie (USA), Lea Torrieri (France), Johnny Dent (UK) and Andreu Doz (Spain).

There’s just a few days left to submit: Submit by 23:59 BST on 24th July 2021. Members received 60 Reportage Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, all included in your membership fee – as well as many more benefits. Join us to submit.

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Podcast Episode 85: This is Sara Paolucci

The brilliant Sara Paolucci is my guest for episode 85 of the Podcast, and we talk all things documentary family photography! Based in Italy, Sara really knows her stuff: She was ranked in our Top 50 photographers in the world on This is Reportage: Family for 2020, and she was also a judge for us in Collection 5. We cover so many subjects today, including:

how she became a documentary family photographer, why she never regards herself as being ‘a fly on the wall’, her love of public speaking, the power of Instagram Stories, our Netflix synopsis game, vacation photography in Rome, birth photography and the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards, and so much more…

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