The Depositphotos contest has already been running for over a month, and we’d like to share new discoveries about what authenticity is according to the participants. During the first two weeks, independent photographers emphasized that authenticity is capturing candid moments as they are and having the courage to be yourself. Throughout the third and fourth weeks, they explored authenticity in greater detail.

Photographers submitted black and white self-portraits, images of the harvesting season in the northern mountains of Vietnam, and shots of perfectly symmetrical apartment blocks in Hanoi. They captured the beauty of nature, the ambiance of crowded megalopolises, and endless moments full of love. If you were to take an authentic photograph, what would it be?

Below we introduce some of the best shots of the third and fourth weeks of the photo contest and encourage you to submit your images today. There are two more weeks of the contest ahead and we look forward to discovering what authenticity means to you.

 

Week 3

1. Sisters, @debaphotowala

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

2. Being yourself no matter how many people or cameras look at you, @stepanov.jr

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

3. Harvesting season in the northern mountains of Vietnam, @the_prabster

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

4. Following your thoughts, @borodatze

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

5. Enjoy each other and learn to love and appreciate more, @notgreatfotography

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6. In pursuit of destiny, @vorobiova_photo

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

7. Being yourself, @the_prabster

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

8. Not being judged from the side, @stahiv

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

9. Marta play and jump in Madrid, @javierarcenillas

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

10. My life, @photographybd_71

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

 

Week 4

11. Gabriela, @mariaec___

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

12. Self-portraits, @anesthesia_amnesia 

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

13. A kiss on a rainy evening during a street concert, @igor_stomakhin

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

14. Art and creation, @fesenkin.ph

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

15. Eyes don’t lie, @kamiengell

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

16. Friends, @joshlahaye

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

17. The courage to be yourself, @juliaduarte.photography

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

18. To find yourself and catch a muse who can inspire you, @you.dejavu

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

19. A man repairs his old Soviet car in an unusual way on the outskirts of Mogilev, Belarus, @mikhail_kapychka_photography

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

20. Night moon, @borodatze

20 Photographers And Their Artistic Vision of Authenticity [ Week 3 And 4 ]

To find out more about the rules and requirements, read our photo contest guide. You can submit your old and new images, taken both with a smartphone or a digital camera. Whether you’re an amateur or a professional photographer, take part in the Depositphotos contest and let’s celebrate candid moments in everyday life together.

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