Best of Photo Challenge: Pretty Ugly

Posted by Darlene Bouchard — 23 Mar 2010

As photographers we’re are obsessed with everything in the world visually. So we know better than anyone that the things that many consider to be just plain ‘ugly’ are actually quite beautiful when you look at it the right way.

For this photo challenge we asked you to take a deeper look at the things people have thrown nasty labels on and written off as hideous. Your submissions proved the ol’ cliche is true: beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. So thank your lucky stars that you’re a photographer and can see the abundance beauty in this world that many overlook.

Here are some of our favorite photos entered in Photo Challenge: Pretty Ugly:

Alive in Your Basement by Andy Buscemi

mackiec.rubyredl by Christian Mackie

No Sleeping Cat by Ben Mille

Evil, Ugly Fella by Richard Seah

The Naked Truth by Carla Broekhuizen

Stones by Jim Carroll

Pretty Ugly by Sarah Hawkins

Pins by Suzie Jay

Wasteland by Carlo Ceasar Rama

Dried Fish by Holly DeGarmo

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