January 22, 2016

Friday Round Up - 22 January, 2016

Welcome to the first Friday Round Up for 2016. Now in its fourth year, Friday Round Up has featured hundreds of photographers from around the world and showcased work that encapsulates the diversity of photojournalism today.

It’s always worthwhile to look back on the year that was before plunging into a new one so this week features highlights from 2015. Plus Head On Photo Awards are now open and Riga Photomonth calls for submissions.

The Year That Was - Photojournalism Now's 2015 Highlights
In no order of preference, the following selection is made from the numerous photo essays featured on the blog last year. 


Katie Orlinsky Bought and Sold in Nepal


Mary F. Calvert The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America's Military

Chris Jordan Intolerable Beauty

Darcy Padilla The Julie Project

Sean Gallagher The Toxic Price of Leather

James Hosking Beautiful by Night

Paul Kitagaki Jr Japanese American Internment Survivors

Greg Kahn Cuba

Richard Ross Girls in Justice

Robin Hammond Where Love is Illegal

Arnau Bach Suburbia

Evgenia Arbugaeva Weatherman

Louise Whelan African/Australian

Emilio Fraile The Fate of Electronic Waste

Timothy Fadek Requiem for a Dive Bar

Magnus Wennman Where the Children Sleep

Stephen Mallon Next Stop Atlantic

Tom Hussey Reflections

Call for Entries:

Head On Photo Awards 2016

This year there are four award categories with a total prize pool of $50,000. Categories: portrait, landscape, mobile and students. The Awards are open to professional and emerging photographers, photojournalists and artists. Deadline is 28 February. Visit the website for more details.

Riga Photomonth
The second edition of Riga Photomonth will be held this year in Latvia in May. Organisers are calling for entries under the themes of Territories, Borders and Checkpoints. Deadline 1 February. To find out more visit the site here.