Unleash your Creativity with Passion

Photogenic Mind is a sanctuary for photography enthusiasts and creators alike. Our goal is to inspire and empower individuals through competitive contests, exceptional examples, valuable knowledge, and captivating assignments.

Bardia Azizi here, founder and publisher of this website.

My adventure started in 2008 when I moved to Rome after living in four other countries. The city’s amazing culture immediately fascinated me, and I spent a lot of time wandering the streets, taking pictures of the locals who seemed so comfortable and confident in front of the camera.

Couple kissing in the sunset at The Love Terrace ( Pincian Hill ) in Villa Borghese
Pincian Hill, Villa Borghese

One thing that really amazed me was how couples would passionately kiss in public, not paying attention to anyone else around them. As a photographer who focuses on capturing moments on the streets, their carefree attitude was truly inspiring to me.

Kiss at The Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
Kiss at The Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Looking through my camera’s viewfinder, I’ve been fortunate to capture many special and one of a kind moments with interesting people from around the globe. These moments are impossible to put into words and that’s what makes photography such a strong and meaningful art form.

Behind The Scenes ???? & the final result on the left

Continuing my journey as a photographer, I am constantly seeking ways to develop my skills and elevate my creativity. After successfully running 73 weekly contests on our Facebook page Since July 2011, I have decided to create a website specifically for photography competitions, which launched in early 2022. Along with the competitions, the website also features articles related to photography.

Venice Carnaval

Our photography contests are open to everyone, no matter your skill level. We want to see pictures that show how beautiful and diverse the world is. Whether you’re really good at photography or just starting out, we want to see what you can do.

The main focus of our contests is our shared love for photography. We believe that photography can bring people together and show the beauty and complexity of humanity.

If you’re a photographer who loves telling stories and capturing amazing moments, we invite you to join our exciting contests. Share your work, show off your talent, and be part of a community that celebrates the art of photography.

Little Inspiration from Jay Maisel For the start

If you want to make more interesting pictures, become a more interesting person.

Jay Maisel

Unleash your creative spirit, gain global recognition, and participate in our competitions.

Join us today!

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