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Assignment 4 days left to submit

In the Shadows

8259 Submissions
Curator: Matt Adams
Associate Photo Editor

Assignment 8 days left to submit

Finding Fashion

3460 Submissions
Curator: Landon Nordeman
Documentary photographer

Previous Assignments


Birds of a Feather

This assignment ran from Sep 1 - Sep 22, 2016
Curator: Asher Jay
National Geographic Explorer and Creative Conservationist



This assignment ran from Aug 15 - Sep 5, 2016
Curators: Endia Beal, Marie McGrory


Through the Eyes of a Child

This assignment ran from Aug 5 - Aug 26, 2016
Curator: Gabby Salazar
Photographer and Nat Geo Young Explorer


Our World in Motion

This assignment ran from Jul 25 - Aug 16, 2016
Curators: Amy Toensing, Matt Moyer


Military Life

This assignment ran from Jul 23 - Aug 13, 2016
Curator: Jeremy Lock

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