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The Saul Leiter way
273 participants 651 photographs
Winning photographs
Sin título
by Tárnel , first prize in the contest The Saul Leiter way sponsored by Fomunity 
by bow , second prize in the contest The Saul Leiter way sponsored by Fomunity 
Camino a casa
by perrech , third prize in the contest The Saul Leiter way sponsored by Fomunity 

Contest rules

Terms and Conditions

These contest rules are an expansion of the Fomunity Terms and Conditions of Use. If there is any contradiction between them, the terms and conditions defined in these rules have precedence.

Taking part in this contest implies that you accept the Fomunity Terms and Conditions of Use, all of the contest rules and regulations, and any reasonable changes introduced by Fomunity.


This contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers who are interested.


Saul Leiter was a photographer who was born in USA and developed most of his work in New York City. Died in 2013, his work is an immense legacy yet to be discovered for many. His extraordinary photographs that combines reflections, blur, dim lights, raindrops on glass and exceptional use of color, framing and compositions contain features that printed very own stamp to their work.

Construct images in the manner of Saul Leiter is a proposal that is primarily intended to achieve two goals: on the one hand allow the authors know the work of this unknown photographer for a vast majority; And last but not least, encourage to explore risky ways, draw suggestive compositions, benefit from the overwhelming use of color and their effective combination. In short escape the comfort zone and penetrate the transformation of reality, the pursuit of abstraction and originality.


Each competitor can submit up to 3 photographs, none of which can have won a prize in any other competition (Fomunity or otherwise) and to which they must hold the intellectual property rights.

The photographs must be at least 1.000 pixels and no more than 10.000 pixels, in JPG (JPEG) format, and can be no larger than 10 MB.

Basic digital processing (white balance, exposure, levels, contrast, saturation, focus, vignetting elimination ...) and cleaning of particles and moderate cuts be accepted. Image modifications or part/s of it, that would make the photography to reflect a different reality to the photographed not be accepted.

The authors of the photographs they reach the final stage of the discussions may be asked, if necessary, by any means, explanations about the image that the jury deems appropriate, including the RAW files.

Only photographs submitted via the contest page: will be accepted.

To encourage originality, submitted photographs will not be published until the entry deadline has passed.

To help jury impartiality, the authors of each photograph will not be displayed until the jury has made its decision.


You can submit photographs from March 28, 2016 at 00:00 until May 9, 2016 at 23:59.

The jury's decision will be published on the contest webpage on May 16, 2016.

Fomunity uses Central European Time, and adjusts to Central European Summer Time in season.


The contest jury will be the photographer José Carlos M. Robles (, and their decision will be final.


There will be 3 prizes, consisting of books of Saul Leiter, thanks to Steidl:

Each competitor will only be able to win one prize, regardless of the number of photographs they enter for this contest.


Works that infringe people's dignity or human rights will not be accepted.

Works featuring any over-texts, watermarks or any frame or indication of the author's identity (in the photograph, title or description) will not be eligible for a prize. The jury will reject any photograph that fails to comply with these rules.

Competitors are liable for any image rights or civil liability suits.

Fomunity reserves the right to remove any photograph from the contest if the jury or the Fomunity team considers that the photograph does not fit the proposed theme.

Any situation not covered by these rules will be decided by the jury and the Fomunity team.