The corroders of Alcatraz by Anastasia Sofos

I see aged structures as store houses which hold history, spirit, experience of all beings and seasons which have passed through them. I viscerally feel this move through me and touch them through my lens. There is something powerful in a structure

I see aged structures as store houses which hold history, spirit, experience of all beings and seasons which have passed through them. I viscerally feel this move through me and touch them through my lens.

There is something powerful in a structure or institution that remains left standing as time and history seep into it’s structurally deteriorating mass as time moves on.

This series of photographic works, taken on Alcatraz island were a thrilling, moving, touching joy. I was ecstatic and enamored shooting. The paradox of the island is hard to miss: An infamous state prison, on an island in the San Francisco Bay for America’s most violent criminals from 1934-1963 and now one of the most popular tourist attractions selling out tickets sometimes weeks in advance. Yet paradox is so interesting to walk through as a free citizen.

_MG_0599

As a free citizen, I felt the privilege of chasing beams of light before sunset that danced through the open solitary confinement cell door, onto it’s floor that the inmates never felt or saw, locked away weeks at a time with the door shut. I felt the suffering and inhumane treatment of inmates move through like a cold gush, opening my heart to the torture they endured and their pleading. Still, it was one of the most stunning places to photograph while questioning the models of punishment that do not yield true reform and healing in society as a whole.

Textures of light, shadows, peeling paint, sinks and latrines tell an undeniable story of time. I chose to shoot in monochrome and process split toned to emphasize the age of time and my own experience of the subject. I hope you will enjoy sharing in this paradoxically, beautiful exploration of San Francisco history through my series as we roam the corroders of Alcatraz. [Official Website]

_MG_0023

_MG_0099

_MG_0202

_MG_0020 _MG_0576 _MG_0533 _MG_0524 _MG_0512 _MG_0485 _MG_0314 _MG_0295 _MG_0262

_MG_0485

More Stories

The presence of an absence by Francesco Pace Rizzi

The presence of an absence by Francesco Pace Rizzi

The ephemeral geometries of the shadows, sometimes complex, sometimes simple, exert a great fascination on me such as to push me to deepen this topic and create a project (started in 2019) where the shadows are in a sort of dialogue with the scene, able to free the imagination and create surreal and intangible images.
Street photography; Hong Kong Lines and Patterns by Jason Au

Street photography; Hong Kong Lines and Patterns by Jason Au

"Hong Kong Lines and Patterns" is a street photography series that comes with a fine art aesthetic and the compositional approach of isolating urban subjects, geometric elements and forms fromthe chaotic urban environment of Hong Kong.
Real vs Unreal by Kaushik Dolui

Real vs Unreal by Kaushik Dolui

Photographs of this trend create a reality that does not reflect reality, but prompted by subconscious, characteristics, the expression of unconscious fantasies. Something like unnatural, supernatural and mysterious.

Color Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the Color Awards. We are looking
for the best color picture for this year, 2022.

The competition is open to any interpretation of color photography
in all its dimensions, from everyday reality
to pure abstraction

DEADLINE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

PHOTO BY © DANIIL KONTOROVICH
Cronorifugio

Cronorifugio

Light and time. These two essential concepts in photography are also fundamental for our being and in our life. Here and now, I feel that the time has come to talk about the time.
Sahara Giants by Alice de Kruijs

Sahara Giants by Alice de Kruijs

When in 2000, the palaeontologist Paul Sereno went to look for new dinosaur bones in the Sahara Desert, he did not expect that he would return from there as an archaeologist. Arriving in the northeast of Niger, Sereno and his colleague’s day after day sifted through the sand of Tener, one of the most inhospitable deserts in the world, which even the nomadic inhabitants of the Sahara call “desert in the desert”.
Tell me who I am by Mohammad Sorkhabi

Tell me who I am by Mohammad Sorkhabi

Segregation by gender has existed in highly conservative communities for years, in order to raise their children in an isolated environment and away from any sort of sexual relations. But in most cases, this only causes sexual suppression and severe disorders in sexual orientation identification.

Featured Stories

Old Father themes by Julia Fullerton Batten

Old Father themes by Julia Fullerton Batten

The River Thames is not even the longest river in the British Isles and a mere pygmy in comparison with many other rivers in the world, yet its significance to British and world history is immense.
Intimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

Intimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

It is a declaration of love by Giuseppe Cardoni, but also by an Italian region, Umbria, which has always hosted the most important jazz festivals and where the author took most of his photographs.
Guatemala by Tom Bell

Guatemala by Tom Bell

The highland village markets are filled with people in colorful indigenous clothing, buying and selling brightly hued fruits and vegetables, blankets, woven goods, wood carvings, and articles for tourists.
Vegetable Peddler by Yoshitaka Masuda

Vegetable Peddler by Yoshitaka Masuda

In Japan, baby boomers continue to grow older, and the population 75 years or older has grown to be 13.3% of the total population. 6.1% of these women and 2.7% of these men cannot go out shopping or ask a relative living elsewhere to assist them.
Artistic nude; Lemnviu by Moga Alexandru

Artistic nude; Lemnviu by Moga Alexandru

LEMNVIU is the result and manifestation of all this process to understand the sculptures and the artistic vibe of the 80s. The human character in the photos mimics the theme of the sculpture as we know it now, using the body’s expressive means
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.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/color-banner.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Color Awards. We are eager to see photograhs with new focus points and innovative approaches

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/2022/06/banner22.jpg

Call For Entries #21 | After 20 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

Urban environments; Mea Shearim by Alexandra Buxbaum

Urban environments; Mea Shearim by Alexandra Buxbaum

Alexandra Buxbaum’s work has focused on documenting the human experience of various people and cultures living in disparate urban environments around the world.
Edelstein’s world by Denis Kaminev

Edelstein’s world by Denis Kaminev

The Church of Resurrection in Karabanovo village (Kostroma oblast), built in 1833, experienced both physical and spiritual destruction in Soviet times, when it was turned into a machinery service station and a fertilizer depot, and was fully re-established under the guidance of a priest by the name of George Edelstein.
Self-portrait project : Exposure by Jaqueline Vanek

Self-portrait project : Exposure by Jaqueline Vanek

Self-portrait project focused on the transformation of oneself, against the prejudices of the general society towards freedom of expression and to be who one really is without hiding before anything.
Claudio Rasano ; PRESEVO, Serbia, border to Macedonia

Claudio Rasano ; PRESEVO, Serbia, border to Macedonia

5 days ago, the big truck arrived in Presevo with donations. Hans from our team, Claudio the photographer and I had gone there to help on-site.We already knew what is happening there.
Eroticism & art; Tantalus by Terence Bogue

Eroticism & art; Tantalus by Terence Bogue

Whatever the version, he has given us the English word Tantalise - the embodiment of promise, flirtation or eroticism - just out of reach?I am drawn to the way B&W Photography conveys these tantalising glimpses. Glimpses that take on their own life in ways that enable each individual the freedom of their own unique interpretation.
White background : White is not a color by Tine Poppe

White background : White is not a color by Tine Poppe

In the days following the 22nd of July 2011 terrorist attack by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, the streets of Norway were filled with colorful roses and speeches of love conquering extremism, fear and xenophobia.

Trending Stories

Metanoia by Raziye Koksal Kartal

Metanoia by Raziye Koksal Kartal

It's a metamorphosis from the egg  to the butterfly. This metamorphosis is the biggest one  in nature,  if we dont count  the transformations of  the life and death instincts in the battlefield of human soul.
Documentary photography; Katie by Morganna Magee

Documentary photography; Katie by Morganna Magee

I met Katie in late 2011 when I was working on another series based around mothers. Then 20 years old, she was a single mother to Jaylen, an 11 month old baby boy who was born with Gastroschisis.
Transfiguration by Lesia Maruschak

Transfiguration by Lesia Maruschak

Transfiguration revolves around a little girl named Maria - a survivor of the 1932-1933 famine in my homeland of Ukraine. Her parents and 4 million others died because of Stalin’s policy of artificial starvation.
Svetlana by Efrat Sela

Svetlana by Efrat Sela

Svetlana, 46-year-old Christian woman, a survivor, always on the move, she had fallen hard into drugs and prostitution along her path. I've met Svetlana for the first time on November 2015 at the "Death Courtyard" in a forgotten dark alley in Tel Aviv.
Horsemen of Kyrgyzstan by Josef Bürgi

Horsemen of Kyrgyzstan by Josef Bürgi

Like in many other nomadic countries, the horse in Kyrgyzstan has a very important place in rural life. It used to be the only way to travel in the high mountains of the Tian Shan, the sole companion of many shepherds and an ally in various horse games.
The Museum of Kaos by Poem Baker

The Museum of Kaos by Poem Baker

Goth’s undying legacy has been around since the late 1970’s and it’s extreme dark aesthetic continues to permeate mainstream culture today. It’s ability to reinvent itself and evolve has made it one of the most enduring of London subcultural tribes, with the new generation incorporating high-fashion and runway looks into their club wear.
Sea by Maria Mahou

Sea by Maria Mahou

In this series of underwater still-life, I try to explore the relation between the object and the environment that contains it. Elements of the outside world, find their place in a seemingly inhospitable environment. 
I am a dreamer by Carmelita Iezzi

I am a dreamer by Carmelita Iezzi

"I am a Dreamer" is a new project started in 2017, it is a conceptual series of surreal portraits interpreted in an ironic key and inspired by adolescence.
Dimensions : Amorfo by Žilvinas Kropas & Guillermo Alvarez

Dimensions : Amorfo by Žilvinas Kropas & Guillermo Alvarez

The essential feature of photography is to capture and reflect a reality in which the dimensions of space, time, authentic being, of mind and feelings are equally prominent, linking in an easily discernible way all those in the area: photographer, viewer, environment, its it’s details and other members involved in it.

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 hello@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.