Let the Image Speak

Challenge series hosted by onlooker. Challenges start on Mondays.
Let the image speak. No titles, no descriptions. Photographs should be technically competent, but subordinate everything to your message.
Finished (15 challenges)
Entries: 125
Winners announced: 30th January, 2012 GMT
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Show us your most evocative black & white photo and make us think. There must be a human aspect to it. Per series' theme, let the image speak: *NO TITLES OR DESCRIPTIONS* (put a single dash "-" in place of title). PLEASE READ ADDITIONAL RULES (pay attention to image size rules). Many subjects are excluded. Read comments below for samples. -- Voters: Please vote in a slideshow.
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 2nd January, 2012 GMT
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Show us your best expressive black & white photo (definition: "Expressive - Effectively conveying meaning, feeling, or mood"). Per series' theme, let the image speak: *NO TITLES OR DESCRIPTIONS* (put a single dash "-" in place of title). PLEASE READ ADDITIONAL RULES (pay attention to image size rules). To preserve anonymity, please no visible copyright with author's name. -- Voters: Please vote...
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 5th December, 2011 GMT
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Show us where you escape to when you want to be far away from the world (figuratively speaking). It can be anything or any place - a spot in the mountains, a favorite corner of the room with a good book, anything, as long as it is a place where you escape occasionally, not a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Remember - the mood of the photo is your primary objective. There must be a personal item in...
12. Museum
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 14th November, 2011 GMT
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Convey the mood of a museum. Per series' theme, let the image speak: *NO TITLES OR DESCRIPTIONS* (put a dash "-" in place of title). No classical portraits (read description here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait). If a face is visible within the scope of the person's environment, it's ok). To preserve anonymity, please no visible copyright with author's name. -- Voters: Please vote in a...
Entries: 148
Winners announced: 24th October, 2011 GMT
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Peace of Mind - as in relaxed and detached from the problems of the world around us. Per series' theme, let the image speak: *NO TITLES OR DESCRIPTIONS* (put a dash "-" in place of title). Your photo must be able to invoke the sense of peacefulness in our minds - without written explanations. No classical portraits (read description here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait). If a face is...
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 3rd October, 2011 GMT
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Games - as in board games, card games, dominoes, etc. Per series' theme, let the image speak: *NO TITLES OR DESCRIPTIONS* (put a dash "-" in place of title). Make it interesting. No classical portraits (read description here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait). If a face is visible within the scope of the person's environment, it's ok). -- Voters: Read voting guide first:...
Entries: 71
Winners announced: 5th September, 2011 GMT
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Summer - as in lazy, warm, and carefree. Per series' theme, let the image speak: *NO TITLES OR DESCRIPTIONS* (put a dash "-" in place of title). We must be able to feel relaxed and feel the warmth of summer - without written explanations. No classical portraits (read description here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait). If a face is visible within the scope of the person's environment, it's...
8. Cold
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 8th August, 2011 GMT
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Cold - as in temperature. Per series' theme, let the image speak: NO TITLES OR DESCRIPTIONS (put a dash "-" in place of title). We must be able to feel the cold - without written explanations. No portraits. -- Voters: Please vote in a slideshow.
7. Heat
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 11th July, 2011 GMT
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Heat - as in temperature. Per series' theme, let the image speak: no titles or descriptions (put a dash "-" in place of title). We must be able to feel the heat - without written explanations. No portraits. -- Voters: Please vote in a slideshow.
6. Teacher
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 6th June, 2011 GMT
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Show us a teacher at work (interpret it any way you want). Per series' theme, let the image speak: no titles or descriptions (put a dash "-" in place of title). We have to be able to figure out that teaching is afoot - without written explanations. No portraits. Show us your soul. -- Voters: Please vote in a slideshow.
5. Book
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 18th April, 2011 GMT
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Per series' theme, let the image speak: no titles or descriptions (put a dash "-" in place of title). Show us your soul. -- Voters: Please vote in a slideshow.
Entries: 141
Winners announced: 7th March, 2011 GMT
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Intrigue and make the viewer go back to the photo trying to figure out what is behind the scene you present. No portraits, individual or group. Per series' theme, let the image speak: no titles or descriptions (put a dash (-) in place of title). Check winning photos in the Unfinished Story challenge to see examples. This is not a documentary assignment, so feel free to stage the scene if you...
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 7th February, 2011 GMT
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Start telling a story, but do not close it. Leave the viewer an opening to come in and think. No portraits, individual or group. Per series' theme, let the image speak: no titles or descriptions (put a dash (-) in place of title). Check top entries in the Old Age challenge to see how an image can tell stories without words.
2. Old Age
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 10th January, 2011 GMT
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Show us old age by showing its attributes other than person's looks. No faces must be recognizable if you have a person in the photo. No portraits. Per series' theme, let the image speak: no titles or descriptions (place "--" in place of title). There must be a story of humanity in it. Show us your soul.
Entries: 25
Winners announced: 13th December, 2010 GMT
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People must be at the heart of your message, but focus may be elsewhere if the vision warrants it. That doesn't mean you need to have a whole person in the photograph. Even a small fragment, even a personal item could suffice, as long as it is clear that there is a story of humanity in it. Show us your soul.