About reFocus Hero

is MORE THAN a PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

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A platform to discover the most distinctive visual professionals, artists, and industry leaders of our time

We’ve designed our site to put the extraordinary artistic visions of our community first and to get our participants noticed.

Through online galleries that activate the individual stories of our community while driving people to the personal websites and social media platforms of our network, we aim to create a global platform for the most exemplary creatives of our time, and a resource for those looking to discover the best talent out there.

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WE ARE

A Unique
Worldwide Honor

Photographer of the Year

Daniel Hamilton

Our singular awards program offers a prestigious title and global exposure through international channels.

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An Awards Contest Offering Impactful Prizes

Designed to suit and nourish the careers of the best photographic talent at any stage of their career, our prizes will help you uplevel your artistic practice

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A Seamless and Powerful Artist First Online Space

Showcase your winning images through customizable, immersive portfolio pages so that others can discover your work as you intended through our website designed to prioritize your vision

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Creators of inclusion & diversity initiatives designed for our connected world

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Our global accessibility program, student discounts, and scholarships highlighting BIPOC individuals or those not well-represented in the photography world will help to create a more equal playing field for new ideas to be discovered

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Drew Doggett

Drew Doggett

Creative Director

Featuring the most extraordinary places, people, animals, and cultures on Earth, Drew’s award-winning photography and films have earned him permanent homes in prestigious institutions and collections around the world.

Brittany Irvine

Brittany Irvine

Contest Director

With over 15 years of business management experience, including 2 years spent as a Gallery Director in Aspen, Brittany tirelessly oversaw the launch of the reFocus Awards. She continues to help reFocus grow into a worldwide showcase of the best photography today.

Elle Czura

Elle Czura

Marketing Advisor

Elle has lent her boundless talent for connecting people with art to prestigious art foundations, galleries, and e-commerce companies for nearly a decade.

Lily Fierman

Lily Fierman

Communications Director & Creative Advisor

A 10+ year veteran of the creative industries, Lily has dedicated her career to helping artists achieve their goals.

Sasha Vesca

Sasha Vesca

Lead Designer

Sasha has designed a contest and platform for artists unlike any other out there. The unique visual identity and high-functionality that doesn’t compromise on style is due to Sasha’s immense talent.

Alex Bulat

Alex Bulat

Full Stack Developer

As a dedicated problem solver with an ever-curious nature, Alex has brought a wealth of experience and ingenuity to creating reFocus’s artist-first platform.

Nichita Sinitin

Nichita Sinitin

Full Stack Developer

As a developer on team reFocus, Nichita has worked tirelessly towards realizing the dream of creating a photography contest that offers artists more than your average contest.

Andrey Cruz

Andrey Cruz

Marketing & Community Development Assistant

Drey’s love of photography comes through in his passion for helping to grow the worldwide reFocus community.

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Black & White Photo Contest

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Nov 18th - Dec 21st

The Black & White Photo Contest by reFocus Awards welcomes both individual image and series submissions that honor and explore black and white photography.

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