Reasons to join Worldly Photos

We believe that powerful photos and stories can change the world, and inspiring others is our life goal. To make sure you understand the possibilities and the special opportunity that lies in front of you, we wanted to clarify the main reasons for you to join the photostory community.

1. Combining photos with stories – new recipe for success. This new trend is emerging and there is undeniable evidence promoting the combination of photos and stories: photos are simply stronger with stories and stories have a bigger impact with a photo. Expecting qualityto ensure the best experience for our readers, writers and photographers, Worldly Photos is dedicated to publish and share short visual stories made for our new modern lifestyle – with a purpose.

2. Time well spent. Worldly Photos doesn’t waste your time! Unlike social media platforms, Worldly Photos is a curated website accepting only high quality photos and stories to make sure your time is well spent and you’ll have an enjoyable experience in our online gallery. As a photographer and/or writer, you can also be confident that your work is valued and presented with your best interests in mind; the website is carefully designed to promote the unique visual and emotional reading experience.

3. Want to inspire others and change the world? If you believe that powerful photos and stories can have a positive impact on others and change lives, we are happy to welcome you to our photostory community to share this message and to make a difference. By sharing stories, we can motivate and wake up the dead, we can spread knowledge and raise awareness, we can create smiles and help with sorrow, and we can lift our heads into the clouds and write about a better future… This visual storytelling site is made for you who have the courage to imagine, believe and act!

4. Fair trade. We know it’s difficult to exhibit work and find the right audience, no matter how amazing photos you’ve taken or stories you’ve written. This is why we want to make a fair deal with you! We will provide you worldwide audience and you will promise to show us the best work you’ve got – this way we will both win! Let me explain what this really means… Worldly Photos offers you:

  • free exhibition space
  • publicity through online sharing, newsletters and digests (=free marketing for worldwide audience)
  • publication in photostory books
  • market place to sell your work
  • possibility to advertise your website and skills

5. Premium services. To make sure your stories are as good as you wish them to be, our premium services offer writing and editing assistance to perfect your stories (Golden Photostory Crane -membership). Furthermore, premium members are eligible for surprise discounts on photography equipment and programs to encourage self-improvement and even better photostories.

6. Creative journalism and visual storytelling at its best. There is a hidden storyteller in each and every one of us, and we want to make sure that the world hears your story – the real story. We also know that stories will empower photos and give them the biggest chance to succeed and reach the eyes and ears of the world. Worldly Photos is your chance to join the movement of creative journalism and visual story telling – let’s shake the world and make it better together by telling powerful stories!

7. Weekend challenges designed for you. We understand that not everyone is passionate about both photography and writing, yet it has been proven that photos and stories together raise the audience experience to a completely different level. To overcome this challenge, we decided to create a bridge between the two groups! During the weekend, you can choose to write a story for a photo or to match your photo with a story. You are also welcome to submit a story or a photo for our pools to challenge others; both the author and the photographer will be credited, of course. These challenges are simply addictive. 

8. Our users love the photostory community: “The website was so engaging and harmonious. It was like jumping into another world and I felt somehow peaceful while reading and surfing around the site; it was so addictive that I couldn’t stop reading… and it was wonderful to see great photos of such diverse topics in one place and easily accessible: people, places, nature and even feelings. I cannot wait to come back!”

9. Support for world saviours – NGOs and other non-profits. We’re not joking when we talk about changing the world. In addition to free publishing rights, NGOs and other non-profits are welcome to apply for free premium services and share their knowledge on important causes. Photostories are a perfect way to spread awareness and to get people involved in important causes.


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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 5

I have already mentioned how much I enjoyed the Autumn colours, and I may do it again. But that day, Black & White reigned over our main stops and it was for the best. We first stopped to see the Solheimajokull glacier. Due to its movement, the glacier has taken over mud from the moraine, …

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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 4

This was the wettest day of the trip, with water falling both the the sky and from the glacier, rain and waterfalls. We started our trip to the South Coast of Iceland on that day, and stopped to the two most famous waterfalls of the area, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. A part of the group also …

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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 3

On the next day, despite unfavorable weather conditions, our group drove to the North of Reykjavik towards the Snaefellsnes peninsula. On the way, we had several short photographic stops on the way along the sea side, mountains, horse ranch and several waterfalls. In the peninsula, we first stopped at the most famous site the Kirkjufell …

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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 2

The day after visiting Reykjavik, our group explored the Golden Circle, the most popular and iconic tour in the South West of the island. The Golden circle route goes to three main sites, Thingvellir National Park (limit between and European and American tectonic plates), Geysir (natural hot springs active every few minutes) and Gullfoss (one …

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anatomy of longing.

The fireworks should have gone off right after the clock chimed midnight, marking the new year. But they didn’t. I only managed to fire them at 1.37am instead—I had an issue accessing the fuse. Three pinkish-purplish streaks of sparkles shooting off in quick succession into a very grey but not fully black night sky over …

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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 1

In September, I participated in a group tour to Iceland. The trip was initiated by a dynamic Photoresk member, and joined by photography enthusiastics, hikers and curious friends of friends. The group met in Brussels Zaventem Airport, new encounters or reunion with our fellow travellers. We flew together to Iceland International airport in Keflavik in …

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unique tee-shirts.

I wasn’t sure if he was awake, but he definitely was mumbling this: “You first become you mother. Then, some time later, you turn into your father. It’s almost inevitable.” He made a pause—I thought he might of fallen asleep or his body finally gave up—he then added: “And after that—you become your lovers. Each …

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(Knock, knock.) Oh, I haven’t seen you enter. (Knock, knock.) Okay, so you’re here. Yes. What you up to? *** Crossword puzzle. It’s all solved. I know. Did you solve it yourself? No, I found it on the subway. *** You brought it home? Yes. Some of these are good clues. Clues or answers? Both. …

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Faceless (written by AI)

Lost my face again? No, no, it’s just, my tears, they … they don’t stop They just keep coming, coming, coming. It’s so good to just cry It’s so good to cry it all out Well, I lost my face, too. There were so many injuries. I’ve got a hernia. There’s a hole in my …

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the light that always flickers in the hallway. tonight it was on.

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The apartment was boiling hot despite the industrial fan I had semi-legally installed in the sash window overlooking the fire escape, plus my neighbour’s domestic helper was busy cleaning, which meant excessive noise until 6 P.M. So I decided to walk to the bar, three blocks from my place. I was after a drink and …

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since you’ve asked.

Fear. Gratitude. Fear of the familiar. Gratitude for the pain. Is this commitment enough?

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The Last of the Mohicans

A long journey has come to a stop. The soldiers must be hungry. The rain is so loud. The air so cold this morning. The trees are so many. I know they won’t attack me. For they know that I will not give in. And I will give them nothing. They are in my power …

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The tree (another story told by AI)

The tree was in love, it started blooming, it was waiting for spring to get the best of it. So I thought it was time to show it off. It’s a beautiful tree, it’s the Queen of the forest, the magical woman, the one who can take you to the world of fairies and pixies, …

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thick red dominos.

I called out to you, “Hey, Gareth.” And you said your name wasn’t Gareth. I said sorry and that probably I had forgotten your name. You were not upset. I didn’t think you were, in any case. At the time we still put on heavy coats when we left the house. * Later—quite some time …

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Field of Thoughts

I took this photo from a car last summer, while going through some fields in Northern East France. I like sunflowers, but didn’t find the photo worth special attention… Until recently… Sunflowers fields are now invading the social networks, as a symbol of the latest humanitarian crisis. The dark sky here may not match the …

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on the prowl.

Past the barber shop, on the left, that street with piss and pretty-trimmed trees trimmed to a perfect square, an abandoned house, the sign above the door says “Newsagent,” some of the letters missing, so you see a man sitting on the doorstep, he’s always there, must live in that house, he’s on the phone, …

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Sheep of Iceland

Days are getting longer. This is my favourite time of the year. I prepare to spend the summer outdoors. To connect with nature and all its colours. Geysirs, lagoons, waterfalls and rivers Volcanoes, mountains, lava fields and glaciers. In Landmannalaugar I love wandering Sterns, falcons and horses I am greeting. I also sometimes encounter this …

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