Picture Perfect

Smithsonian Spotlight: Picture Perfect

It's a photo opportunity of a lifetime. Since 2003, Smithsonian Magazine has run an annual contest, offering photographers the chance to have their winning pictures exhibited at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. and published in the print edition of its Magazine. In that time, hundreds of thousands of shutterbugs from over 90 countries have submitted their best shots, but only a handful can win. We join judges behind the scenes and a winning photographer behind the lens to answer the question: what makes a simple picture a work of art?

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Smithsonian Spotlight: Picture Perfect: Sneak Peek

To win this photo contest, thousands of shutterbugs from around the world are giving it their best shot.