Matthew Usukumah; Introspection

Matthew ventured into photography in 2017, focusing on fashion. However, when the Covid-19 pandemic started, he was compelled to explore concepts such as mental health, politics, race, and themes regarding the LGBTQ+ community.

Matthew ventured into photography in 2017, focusing on fashion. However, when the Covid-19 pandemic started, he was compelled to explore concepts such as mental health, politics, race, and themes regarding the LGBTQ+ community.

Creating a multitude of series to tell various stories, Matthew values the need for each studio photo to be accompanied with a short text that contextualizes each image. Each photo and its text serve as a mechanism for Matthew’s introspection; why he took the photo, and the state of his subconsciousness. Matthew hopes the viewer walks away with a greater value for self-introspection, and therefore self-care. [Official Website]

Hydration (From the “Seeking Foundation” series)

“I’ve grown to love water, a resource I once took for granted. Rather than drink an alcoholic beverage, I hydrate with water to remain centered. Rather than fuel myself with caffeine, I lean on water for energy. The more I consume water, the better my body feels, supporting a balanced mental state.”

Morality (From the “Seeking Foundation” series)

“Despite its zealous and misguided followers, religion has some good moral teachings: Love thy neighbor; Do onto others as you would do unto yourself; Do not kill; Do not steal; The concept of reincarnation, etc. I try to heed these moral teachings to enrich my character foundations”.

Furious Mime (From the “Spirit Of The Night” series)

“One night, Asra was assaulted by someone deemed more superior by repugnant societal standards. Rightfully so, she was furious: Her very humanity was violated. But what further enraged Asra was that even though she told loved ones of the experience, a disclosure that felt like a confession, nothing was done to avenge her. Asra bellowed her anguish, only for the world to hear nothing”.

Nightcrawler (From the “Spirit Of The Night” series)

“Little did Asra know, her feelings of unworthiness drove her to nocturnal activities outside of safe spaces. Asra had a subconscious need to feel something. As Asra became older, the dangers of the unknown night became apparent to her. And so, she found more self-worth sleeping early than wondering the perilous night streets”.

That Moment (From the “Halcyonic Dream” series)

“I dreamt of the moment when we see ourselves reflected in each other. That undeniable feeling of euphoria. I dreamt that we’d explore our pasts, and then discover our future”

Disconnection (From the “Romantic Strain” series)page1image16979200

“Failure, collaborators, and empty fulfillment from music endeavors all made me furious, timid, and insecure. I spent so much time on something that didn’t materialize. I didn’t like the state of myself… I fell from one purgatorial place to another; I wanted to create but didn’t trust my creative impulses. A painful feeling; Self-inflicted arson committed by a fiery soul.”

Vulnerability (From the “Gender Fluid Study” series)

“I learned something; Gender Fluidity is a perilously vulnerable act. Insecure individuals may see willingly-vulnerable people as a threat; A freed individual may expose a void in another. Survival, then, becomes necessary: Conform in public, but be yourself in welcomed settings. The result, unfortunately, is that one discounts themselves to protect insecure strangers from that void… Overcoming this paradox has to be a monumental task”.

“What Do You See”? (From the “Ancestral Peace” series)

“What Do You See?”

“I Hope My Heart Recognizes Reality”

“I Hope My Heart Recognizes Reality”

Expanding Vista (From the “Wondrous Embrace” series)

“Bit by bit, Carlo felt what was foreign to him; raw emotions that were not conventionally associated with a “man”. He liked it; Carlo cried, smiled, learned to address issues, and craved intimacy outside of sex. These experiences made him happier, flowing vitality through his body and mind. Carlo began to wonder what else is there to this other side of masculinity”.

More Stories

Dried Fish, Juicy Business by Steven Kruit

Dried Fish, Juicy Business by Steven Kruit

Despite the very strong smell, dried fish are considered a delicacy in Bangladesh, the south asian nation next to India. Bangladesh, located at the Bay of Bengal, has the longest stretched Sea Beach in the world and fishing is a traditional way of food supply and economic income. Along the shore there are many small fishing villages dotted along the beach. 
Maximilian Chini; Venice and its canals..

Maximilian Chini; Venice and its canals..

How many years spent in this city. By now I know her well: years of work for Caffè Florian and its vernissages; the oldest historic café in the world, opened in 1720, in the years of maximum splendor of the Venice carnival…
AImagine: the new Era of making Art ?

AImagine: the new Era of making Art ?

We are experiencing a turning point; indeed, I would say a revolution in the artistic disciplines, especially those relating to visual art; it is the beginning of a new Era in which the current paradigms will no longer be valid, in which reality will be questioned or modified through alternative realities.

Portrait Photography Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the Portrait Photography Awards. We are looking
for the best portrait for this year, 2023.

Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of portrait photography.

DEADLINE | FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023

PHOTO BY © JOSE GIRL
Terra Mater – Ode to My Family  by Marco Castelli

Terra Mater – Ode to My Family by Marco Castelli

Words are not inherently suitable to embrace any even blurred concept of time, and beside all speech being made nowadays around the sense of family, its true nature belongs to the undetectable trace we leave through centuries, and to our relationship with time itself.
The magical hidden world by Georgi Georgiev

The magical hidden world by Georgi Georgiev

The magical hidden world project was selected and published in our print edition 23. These photos are one of my personal best from the past few years. Most of them are from one place where I spend every spare moment to take photos.
Sleepless by Rebecca Sexton Larson

Sleepless by Rebecca Sexton Larson

Growing up I always had an affinity with the night. It was when I did my most productive work, alone in my bedroom free from noise and distractions. I would find comfort in the subdued light and quiet stillness, losing a sense of time and being absorbed in the moment of creating art.

Featured Stories

Picasso’s Women by Cristina Vatielli

Picasso’s Women by Cristina Vatielli

The project was conceived to reveal the stories of the women who revolved around Pablo Picasso’s life, by strongly influencing the work of the most acclaimed artist of the XX century.
Michele Palazzo ; Street Photography

Michele Palazzo ; Street Photography

Michele Palazzo. Italian by blood, Architect by training, and Photographer by heart. Visual storyteller, weaving narratives through people’s movements and emotions. He lives and operate in New York.
Dancing in the Rain by Suvobroto Ray Chaudhuri

Dancing in the Rain by Suvobroto Ray Chaudhuri

Darjeeling has always been a place of attraction in my life. A small Hill station located at an altitude of 2042 meter changed my thinking about rain in our life. In my life I always used to run for shelter with the rain.
Window Project by Davida Carta

Window Project by Davida Carta

This project was not born as a cohesive body of work. In fact, it surfaced from an editing process during my first semester of residency at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where I am currently studying to get my MFA in Photography.
Nenka Ukraine by Dina Oganova

Nenka Ukraine by Dina Oganova

It was 2009 when i went first time in Kiev (capital) of Ukraine and was totally in love with this amazing country and lovely people.I think Ukrainians and Georgians has a lot of common. 2014 was the hardest and sadness year for this beautiful country
Marine Species by Wesley Dombrecht

Marine Species by Wesley Dombrecht

The idea for the series ‘Marine Species’ started with my fascination for the sea, water and everything that lives in it. In this series I want to give the viewer a different look at a variety off sea life, that has been portrayed in a very aesthetic way, minimalistic, where the focus is on the subject, with a playful link incorporated in it.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/bannerpr.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Portrait Photography Awards. Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of portrait photography.

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.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/mono2022.jpg

The best 100 images along with the winning images published in the yearly book “Monochromatic – Best Photographers of 2022”

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/banner24.jpg

Call For Entries #24 | After 23 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

Heroes by Erberto Zani

Heroes by Erberto Zani

Acid attack survivors in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh most of the people called them “monsters” or, sometimes, “victims”. But they prefer to be considered “survivors”. For me are heroes.
La vida en disparos by Jose Girl

La vida en disparos by Jose Girl

Jose Girl is a Spanish photographer living in Los Angeles since 2010.Very related to the world of rock, she has to date published 3 books of photography on this subject, and has worked with some of the most important musical publications of Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.
Fábula y drama de la soledad by Alessandra Favetto

Fábula y drama de la soledad by Alessandra Favetto

Exploring the facets of solitude and loneliness in a self portrait project. This series was first exhibited in April 2016 in Sevilla, Spain, Weber-Lutgen Gallery.
Tenure by Kathryn Weinstein

Tenure by Kathryn Weinstein

Tenure project was selected and published in our print edition 18. Tenure describes the act of holding or possessing, as well as the status granted after a probationary period that protects one from dismissal.
Saving Orangutans by Alain Schroeder

Saving Orangutans by Alain Schroeder

This series documents the incongruous behavior between man and the environment in Sumatra. On the one hand, humans destroy virgin forests wounding and killing animals, while on the other, they do everything possible to save them.
Self-Untitled by Samantha Geballe

Self-Untitled by Samantha Geballe

Self-Untitled is an on-going self-portrait series that aims at establishing connection through vulnerability, and combating the shame that separates us from one another. Shame can be understood as the fear of disconnection.

Trending Stories

Past beauty flowers by Heiko Römisch

Past beauty flowers by Heiko Römisch

The photographs should show the transience oft the flowers and in this transience the new structures, colours and forms oft the petals up to the roots.
Brick Field by Saurav Bhattacharyya

Brick Field by Saurav Bhattacharyya

Life is sometimes very demanding and cruel. Still we have to move on in search of oasis. These kids are the oasis ans motivating factors to their parents. Their parents are migrants brickfield workers .
Hai Phong Iron casting by Ly Hoang Long

Hai Phong Iron casting by Ly Hoang Long

One of the most popular careers in My Dong village, Hai Phong – Vietnam, was iron casting, that traditional craft that was handed down for hundred years ago.
Ship building; The Shipyard Workers of Dhaka by Nick Ng

Ship building; The Shipyard Workers of Dhaka by Nick Ng

Bangladesh has more than 100 ship building yards, with most of them serving the domestic market. Dhaka Shipyard by the river Buriganga, on the outskirt of Dhaka, is one of the leading shipyards in Bangladesh.
Til All Is Correct by Louise Fago-Ruskin

Til All Is Correct by Louise Fago-Ruskin

I like to think of my Great Uncle Moszek hovering  somewhere between floors 8 and 12 of Nalewki Street  9 in the Warsaw ghetto. It is a safe place, this imagined placement of his body. Down below the streets of the ghetto are not safe. A German soldier has been killed and revenge is about to be sought. Boots are  heard on the ground, moving ever closer to number 9.
Matriarchs-Framed by Windows and Doors by David Shedlarz

Matriarchs-Framed by Windows and Doors by David Shedlarz

It seems that the world is evolving at warp speeds.  Capturing this moment preserves our history through its people.  Photography is a powerful tool in the preservation of our cultural heritage. 
Border without limits by Monika Ruiz-Bernal

Border without limits by Monika Ruiz-Bernal

As far as I remember, I have always questioned my own identity, and in fact, the mere notion of identity. I was born and grew up in Bogota, Colombia, a South-America high-altitude city, spreading north to south, ranging from the poorest to the wealthiest neighborhoods, where the notion of classes is very vivid.
Plastic bags: Where Does It Go? by Probal Rashid

Plastic bags: Where Does It Go? by Probal Rashid

Bangladesh became the first country to regulate disposable bag use when the government banned single-use plastic bags in 2002. At that time environmental groups estimated that about 9.3 million plastic bags were dumped in the Dhaka city alone every day
Chrysalis by Carlotta Gambato

Chrysalis by Carlotta Gambato

Chrysalis, in nature, is the metamorphosis of the larva from its immature stage to the mature one, the imago. During this process, the pupa encloses himself in a silky shroud, defenseless.

Other Stories

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.
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.
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.