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The PhotoShoot Awards-NUDE 2013 competition showcases the best artistic nude portraits in the world.
Why choose to include nude portraits in the competition?
- While nude photography represents either a taboo or shocking subject for some, it remains, just as in painting and sculpture, one of the four classical elements of art which also include portraiture, landscape and still life.
- In a world in which violence and ignorance have become the daily reality, nude portraiture represents a moment of freedom, a certain resistance and reaction to the horror and vulgarity omnipresent in our lives.
The nude portraits selected by PhotoShoot Awards are neither obscene, nor pornographic, nor violent. The photographs will focus primarily on beauty and a sense of freedom, though the portraits may also be provocative, amusing, natural, sophisticated, sensual, erotic, unexpected, classical, innocent or audacious.
Selection criteria include the quality of the shot, composition, originality and imagination. The nudity represented in the photos may be full, partial, wholly revealed or merely suggested. Whatever the subject or type of photograph submitted: women, men, families, couples or groups; photos taken in situ or in a studio; digital or analog photos; black and white or colour; computer-enhanced digital photos or digitised prints, the principal selection criteria for the competition is that the photograph captures the emotion of the moment.
Many professional fashion photographers, portrait photographers or even wedding photographers take nude photographs either in the course of their work or in their free time. So, whether you are a professional, a semi-professional or an enthusiastic amateur we invite you to participate in our first competition by submitting your nude portraits taken within the past five years. Go through your archives! Participate in our competition and contribute to an art form which deserves your support!