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.
I was born in a country I feel foreign in whenever I return. 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. #formatpickshome and @useformat #vsco #vscocam #fujifilm #fujifilmsa #fujifilmx100t #Harare #everydayafrica #Zimbabwe #snapseed #streetphotography #everydayzimbabwe #dw_stories #bw_collection #lensculture
Olivia, from the series Distant Comfort. This series examines the ways that young people express themselves within their personal spaces through the objects and arrangements of their bedrooms. Home means comfort, self expression and freedom. @useformat #formatpickshome #portra #120 #mediumformat #bedroomportraits #staybroke
This image titled BBQ is part of my ongoing series Are We There Yet? I’m excited to say that this work will be exhibited at the Grubbs Gallery at The Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA in the coming months. As the work is ongoing, there will be new images in the exhibit that have yet to be shown. This work explores idealized notions of gender, domestic space and masculine identity as they pertain to representations of family, fatherhood, and truth. — #exhibition #artphoto #formatpickshome #parenting #parenthood #fatherhood #tableau #constructedreality #photoshop #suburbia #domesticity #family #artphotography #grilling #gallery #photoproject #ilovephotography @useformat @photoshop
More Format Picks galleries:
10 Artists Proving that Print’s Not Dead
How 10 Artists See the Environment Around Them
How 20 Artists See the Color Red