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How Photographers See Home

For our latest Format Picks contest, we asked you to share images that show what home looks like. See our favorite images and the winning shot by photographer Dillion Sipho Phiri.

Format Picks is our ongoing contest series which asks artists to submit work around a variety of themes. So far, we’ve asked people to explore topics such as travel, cities, and self portraiture.

For our latest edition of Format Picks, we asked people to submit images around the theme of home. We saw loads of incredible submissions on Instagram, depicting homes around the world.

One entry stood out to us: it was a black and white image by South Africa-based Dillion Sipho Phiri. Shot on Fujifilm X100F, Phiri’s photo shows a bustling street in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city.

“I was born in a country I feel foreign in whenever I return,” Phiri shared in his photo caption. “Zimbabwe will always be home for me. I love the entrepreneurial nature of the residents here and how they have had to make do with the situation. No matter where I am I will always love this country. This is home but not a place I can live in.”

Phiri has won $100 towards his creative work. Find his winning photo below, as well as a selection of some of our other favorite images of home.



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