DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MAY 31, 2021  |  WE ARE SELECTING 6 PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT WILL BE PRESENTED WORLDWIDE

B&WCityEuropeiTaiwan by Radu Diaconu

This project is the result of the 6 months that I lived in Taiwan in 2014 and 2015. My intent was to portray Taiwan through my iPhone, the iconic photography instrument that people use everyday to shoot their surroundings

This project is the result of the 6 months that I lived in Taiwan in 2014 and 2015. My intent was to portray Taiwan through my iPhone, the iconic photography instrument that people use everyday to shoot their surroundings. Taiwan also happens to be one of the countries, with its plants in China, that manufactures the phone that I am shooting with.

My dark and dreamy images are meant to convey a sense of lost time, of light changing and of moments passing by. When I first started shooting, I did not yet understand the implications, nor the contradictions that were going to be present in my work. I wanted to detach myself from photography, from the simplest way to capture a scene, a moment, light and shadow, without worrying about the process, nor the equipment. It was a way to bridge the gap between body and soul, between mind and heart.

When I decided to photograph Taiwan for the time that I lived there, I did not think anything would come out of it. I did not even realize that the work I was producing with my phone was a reflection of Taiwan and Taiwanese society seen through someone else’s eyes. Taiwan is one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet. This small island nation of 20 or so million people has known so much history and lived through such terrible times. Yet, in the last 40 years the island has experienced exponential growth, shooting its economy upward and propelling it as of one of the Asian tigers.

Radu_Diaconu 1

Radu_Diaconu 2

No motto is more fitting for Taiwan than the famous line spoken to Chen Kai Shek: “Export or Die” and Taiwan did just that. The iPhone used for this project was manufactured by a Taiwanese company (Foxconn). My work, without even knowing it, makes a complete circle and ends where it began. I hope that in my liberation, in my attempt to free myself from the constraints of photography, I was able to capture a glimpse of Taiwanese life, with its people, its buildings, its mountains, its energy an its soul.

If I encapsulated the soul of Taiwan within the confines of my phone, then perhaps the connection we share with one another through technology can be a way to bridge the invisible barrier between East and West, between technology and tradition, between the concept of photography and image making and over our need and desire for the immediate.

My desire was to create something dark and beautiful, something that could turn reality into fiction and make you wish that what you saw really was there, if only for an instant. My perception of reality, as painful as it can be, is only an illusion of my memory and my photography is only an attempt for me to reconstruct that reality. Photography, so much like writing, is only a fragment of our imagination, a moment in time that gets diluted with every second passing by, as things are never really as we portray them to be.

Radu_Diaconu 3

About Radu Diaconu

Originally from Romania, I immigrated to Canada in 1993, 4 years after the fall of the Ceausescu regime. I spent my early years in Montreal and went to Concordia University to pursue a degree in Political Science and Photography (fine art) for my Bachelor’s degree. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in journalism from Concordia University and undertook a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from Université de Montreal. My work evolves at the intersection between street and documentary photography, between fiction and non-fiction. [Official Website]
Radu_Diaconu 4

Radu_Diaconu 5 Radu_Diaconu 6 Radu_Diaconu 7 Radu_Diaconu 8 Radu_Diaconu 9 Radu_Diaconu 10 Radu_Diaconu 11 Radu_Diaconu 12 Radu_Diaconu 13

Radu_Diaconu 14

Radu_Diaconu 15

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Z.jpg

Simply Stunning Landscapes – Would you like to capture stunning landscapes every time you shoot… without having to travel far from home?

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BB-Gallery-2.jpg
Share your most best images in this photo contest in collaboration with ViewBug. A community that hosts over 40 photo contests and challenges.
RELATED STORIES
Nude photography by Igor Amelkovich

B&WEuropeNudeNude photography by Igor Amelkovich

I`m nudity and landscapes photographer from Russia. I reside in the city of Chelyabinsk, southern Ural. I studied radio engineering at the South-Ural State University. From 1985 to 1987 I served in the Soviet army, near Vladivostok on the Pacific coast by the Chinese border. 
Personal items; Memory and Loss by Dimitris Sideridis

ConceptEuropePersonal items; Memory and Loss by Dimitris Sideridis

As an artist, I created images of some of my parents' personal items. These items escape their everyday identity and function as evidence of my parents' preserved memory. 
Aesthetic instances; Veritas Feminae by Alec Von Bargen

AmericaConceptAesthetic instances; Veritas Feminae by Alec Von Bargen

Alec Von Bargen captures aesthetic instances resonating true with their historical, political and social contexts. Most recently Alec exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and at Les RencontresD’Arles in France.
Five minutes with Scott Stulberg

AmericaDnaFive minutes with Scott Stulberg

Much of the time is my preparation, especially before a trip abroad. I study the countries… I study the people….. And I try to learn the best locations because my images are used in so many magazines and different things all over the world….
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/instagram.jpg
Nude by Martin Zurmühle

B&WEuropeFeaturedNudeNude by Martin Zurmühle

Swiss photographer Martin Zurmühle poetically highlights the beauty of nature and the female nude, exploring the complexities of life by blending a powerful psychological photographic portrayal resonating with a strong sense of empowerment. 
Faubourg Treme by Alexis Pazoumian

CityEuropeFeaturedFaubourg Treme by Alexis Pazoumian

There are many similarities between Louisiana and my country of origine, Armenia.That they are a victim of a natural disaster or a crime against humanity, a doggedness of the history
TRENDING STORIES
Boxed emotion by Sonja Hesslow

ConceptEuropeBoxed emotion by Sonja Hesslow

I wanted to do something more than just a nice picture so I decided to show different feelings created in a box, and the series got the name “Boxed emotion”.
Yousuf Karsh : Universal history made into portraits

DodhersYousuf Karsh : Universal history made into portraits

Many people have passed through the lens of Yousuf Karsh. From cultural icons like Marilyn Monroe, to historical figures like Winston Churchill. Yousuf Karsh
Esprìts by Enrico Doria

B&WConceptEuropeEsprìts by Enrico Doria

“Esprìts” is a project performed by a Holga camera. It is a project-diary, a series of photographic notes about faded memories that often appear like spirits. These photographs are instinctive, evolving over time and form a body of work which I hope will never end.
Block Factory by Hamed AlGhanboosi

B&WStoryBlock Factory by Hamed AlGhanboosi

Brick-Klin means a Kiln in which blocks of clay are baked into bricks. The women workers in the brick industry are subjected to extreme working conditions and poor remuneration.
Sascha Laue Director of Galerie 94

DnaEuropeSascha Laue Director of Galerie 94

The Galerie 94 has started in May 2015 after the end of 2014 offered me big a 220m2. I had long again want to provide a platform and to organize exhibitions.
The Tribal Heartland of India by Tania Chatterjee

AsiaFeaturedStoryThe Tribal Heartland of India by Tania Chatterjee

Bastar is the tribal heartland and treasure trove of ancient Indian culture. Today Bastar, is a part of the State of Chhattisgarh, India. It is a land of undiscovered surprises, with mysterious forests, breath-taking waterfalls
The beauty of the body; Skins by Mariska van den Dorpel

EuropeNudeThe beauty of the body; Skins by Mariska van den Dorpel

Skins started by taking self-portraits in the living room and has grown into a series of photos of both self-portraits and photographs of many other women.
Synchronicity or The Choreography of Chance by Pieter de Koninck

AmericaB&WConceptSynchronicity or The Choreography of Chance by Pieter de Koninck

Synchronicity is a concept which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.
Five minutes with Mafalda Rakos

DnaEuropeFive minutes with Mafalda Rakos

It’s a very general thing to say, but I’m sure that everything you see and experience has an influence on how you see things, and then on your work.
FEATURED STORIES
Guatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

EuropeFeaturedStoryGuatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

Until the corn Grows Back; Lys Arango’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Criminal violence in Central America was something that happened very far away and that explained, according to the media, the gigantic caravans of migrants that from 2017 began to travel thousands of kilometres to reach the United States
Greatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

Fortza Paris; Marco Cheli’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Over the years, until today there are many young Sardinians, specifically from Barbagia, who leave their island with the dream of becoming a jockey of the Palio di Siena.
Africa; River Blindness by Marcus Trappaud Bjørn

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotAfrica; River Blindness by Marcus Trappaud Bjørn

The project River blindness focuses on a neglected tropical disease, which is the second most common cause of infectious blindness worldwide.
Northern Siberia; Like Last Year’s Snow by Oded Wagenstein

AsiaFeaturedStoryNorthern Siberia; Like Last Year’s Snow by Oded Wagenstein

In the remote village of Yar-Sale in Northern Siberia live a group of elderly women. They were once part of a nomadic community of reindeer herders.
Mongolia; Kazakh Childhood by France Leclerc

AmericaB&WFeaturedStoryMongolia; Kazakh Childhood by France Leclerc

Kazakh Childhood; France Leclerc’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Though the daily activities may vary quite dramatically from one part of the world to the next, children can thrive if provided with a nurturing caregiver and a safe place to play and explore. 
Dreamland; Tale of the blue pear by Nikolina Petolas

ConceptEuropeFeaturedDreamland; Tale of the blue pear by Nikolina Petolas

Tale of the blue pear; Nikolina Petolas’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. The series present a search for our own essence, which is embodied in the shape of a pear, in different color and sizes, which can be found in the majority of her artworks.
Homeless people; On the street by Zoltán Molnár

B&WEuropeFeaturedStoryHomeless people; On the street by Zoltán Molnár

In the EU, the number of homeless people has grown by seventy percent in one decade. Nowadays more than 700 thousand people have to face the fact daily that they have no roof above their heads.
Religious devotion; Viernes Santo by Oliver Weber

B&WEuropeFeaturedStoryReligious devotion; Viernes Santo by Oliver Weber

Ceremony of the funeral of god’s son Jesus. With the arrival of spring comes Easter week. It has centuries of history behind it and is one of Spain’s most authentic and emotive celebrations.
Losing our minds by Eddy Verloes

B&WConceptEuropeFeaturedLosing our minds by Eddy Verloes

I want this poetic-philosophical reflection to speak through my images in these corona times. In my series “Losing our minds” I consciously show only young people who are looking for themselves, for the meaning of life and the relationship between man and nature.
OTHER STORIES
X
stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Issue #14 | September 2020
Current Issue
Vicky Martin
Ryotaro Horiuchi
Susanne Mildeelberg
Diego Bardone
Nicky Hamilton
Alain Schroeder
Printed on 80# matte paper 22x28cm | 100 Pages
Showroom
September 7 to October 31, 2020
Julia Fullerton-Batten
LOOKING OUT FROM WITHIN
Get in touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
CALL
FOR ENTRIES
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Are you ready?
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
NEW!
FOLLOW US.
Subscribe now and get a free access to a curated list of resources.
Feel free to contact.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
ghfd