Shoot Nations provides young, burgeoning photographers from around the world with a platform to display their not-so-naive work through an annual photography competition.
A joint project of interactive-photography org Shoot Experience and children’s charity Plan UK, Shoot Nations showcases a diversity of viewpoints by selecting a different global theme each year — the most recent being “City Living.” The winning photographs are exhibited at a number of galleries, as well as the United Nations in NYC. In the four years since its inception, the competition has received more than 2,500 entries from 100 countries.
Visit the Shoot Nations website, explore the project’s archive of photographs and exhibits, join the mailing list, become a fan on Facebook, watch videos on YouTube, and if you’re in London, check out this year’s exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery through October 10.
Click through below for a gallery of images from Shoot Nations.
Lazar Bogdanovic, 24, Serbia All ages: Best Overall Photo Worldwide 2010
Emily Rycroft, 15, England All ages: Best Overall Photo UK 2010
Maria Protasenko 18, Russia All ages: Best Drawing 2010
Janice Paglinawan, 15, Vietnam Ages 11 to 16: “What does ‘city’ mean to you?” winner 2010
Daena Teng, 15, Vietnam Ages 11 to 16: “City living as a boy or a girl” winner 2010
Elisaveta Kusnezova, 15, Russia Ages 11 to 16: “Country to city, city to country — people on the move” winner 2010
Marija Sajekaitƒó, 19, Lithuania Ages 17 to 25: “What does ‘city’ mean to you?” winner 2010
Zabir Hasan, 21, Bangladesh Ages 17 to 25: “City living as a boy or a girl” winner 2010
Cosmin Racianu, 23, Romania Ages 17 to 25: “Country to city, city to country – people on the move” winner 2010
swimstep68, Canada Commended Photograph