Create a portrait of contemporary youth.
Is culture drowning in a sea of visual mediocrity? Are truly iconic images devoured and disregarded in a relentless and unstoppable stream of click-consumption? In 10 years, which images from today will stand the test of time? Which will define our generation?
Dazed & Confused magazine want you to create your own portrait of contemporary youth. A single image that will be just as relevant in a decade. An image that captures this period of time, with determination and attitude.
Shoot your friends, your peers. Capture reality, fantasy, people with interesting stories, people with great ideas. Something real. Avoid the clichés. Seize the chance to define the visual language of your world in 2012/13.
Selected winning work will be showcased on Dazed & Confused / dazeddigital.com
If your entry is successful in the first selection stage, we will contact you in April 2013 to request a physical print, mounted on A3 board, to be sent to us for further judging rounds.
From this there was a link on the D&AD website linking to the best photographs of 2012 published on the Guardian website selected by Sarah Gilbert.
Photographs of 2012
Jamaica's speed kings by Olivier Morin
I took this on Super Saturday when Team GB won three gold medals. There was a real electricity in the air, and after Mo Farah won the men’s 10,000m final it was a great atmosphere. People were just cheering so loudly, and then when they played God Save the Queen and everyone was singing, it gave you chills. You can see how happy he looks – exhausted, but happy. Taking pictures of athletics is great because it’s something everyone knows the rules to, so it’s the big event