“I grew up on a diet of American culture from the seventies onwards”, writes Australian photographer Matt Portch on the topic of his series Little America, “but instead of the white picket fence American dream, I've always been drawn to its more sombre side”. His photographs intend to portray the worn-out towns that serve as a reminder of the bright future America was trying to build.

Prizes for the 3rd Annual Emerging Photography Awards include gallery exhibitions at United Photo Industries (Brooklyn), ArtBridge (NYC) and HeadOn Festival (Sydney), $$$$, representation opportunities with Susan Spiritus Gallery (LA) andnineteensixtyeight (London), exposure, camera bags and more!  Deadline is January 31, 2017.