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ONWARD Compé is an international photography competition for emerging photographers. The exhibition of selected photographers’ images culminates in the ONWARD Summit, an annual photography festival held in Philadelphia.
Juried each year by a leading figure in contemporary photography, ONWARD Compé spotlights new, envelope-pushing work that continues to further the medium.
Juror: Mark Steinmetz
This year’s guest juror is celebrated photographer Mark Steinmetz.
Primarily working in black and white, Steinmetz is renowned for his modest yet powerful photographs, characterized by a lyrical quality of light and a sense of reverence for the everyday. A sense of precision and care is present in the nuanced beauty of his self-pulled prints, and, in the tradition of classic street photography, his subjects are encountered, rather than sought.