Picture Credits: Part of the nominee series Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019 in the category Portrait, "Beautiful Pictures of My Mother" by Vedad Divovic, Germany, divovic.com.

A good portrait is more than just a photograph of a person. It does not simply show what is visible to the eye. It captures the essence of the subject, arouses emotions in the viewer and tells the story behind the photo – in a traditional or experimental way. The fascination of a good portrait goes beyond a clearly defined expression – because it invites us to discover more. All portrayals of the human form, ranging from full-body studies to photographs of the face and close-ups, can be entered in this category.

The prize money for the winner of this category is € 5,000.