Photography Masahiro Ishida

What your June 2022 looked like

From Beirut to Yamanashi, here's a snapshot of the world from last month.

by Ryan White
04 July 2022, 7:00am

Photography Masahiro Ishida

i-D closed out 2020 with My Year in a Photo, a 12-month retrospective that brought in hundreds of incredible submissions from all over the world. We enjoyed it so much that from now on, we’ll be running it as a regular feature. At the end of each month, we’ll open our inbox to photographs from anyone and everyone — just email

Once again we received even more submissions than the month before, making the process of editing this story even harder. For anyone whose images did not make the cut, please do keep sending us your photography, as we’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of the submissions and want to keep sharing as much of it as possible.

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Mariely Torres, 22, Massachusetts, USA

“My sister, Melanie, on her 18th birthday, when we spent the day swimming in Austin.” @marielytorres

black-and-white photo of two boys sat alone in a car wearing hats

Kalenga Nkonge, 50, Lusaka, Zambia

“My two boys in the car in the morning about to head off to school. Our little car is old with worn out seats but I love it. It makes for special moments like this.” @bonkoti

Someone in a jacket saying idea at a red lit visual installation facing away from the camera

John Efstathiadis, 24, Athens, Greece

“Shot of my friend David in front of a visual installation. Tote bag wrapped around his neck, which gives an obscure look in his figure.” @john_ef

a topless man in sunglasses leaning against a chain fence

Eric Anthony, 21, Nevada, USA

“The cholos in my neighborhood used to mean-mug me just like this whenever I'd pass by them.” @northcraw

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photo of a silhouette of a person outside at sunrise.

Masahiro Ishida, 25, Oita, Japan

“If I can be me. I've always been fine with that. Here. I'm dreaming.” @_masahiroishida

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Matthew Kayode, 24, Lagos, Nigeria

“Serenity, took this photo at Tarkwa Bay, an island far away from the hustle and bustle of my city.” @pharsirme

photo of a shirtless man with a cut on his chest looking away from the camera.

Rambo Ding, 27, Shanghai, China

“When he came home from work, he tried to hug the cat, but was scratched.” @ramboding_

photo of the silhouette of someone standing in a door way

Jasmijn van Buytene, 27, New York, USA

“Letting love speak.” @timeisindifferent

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Janevit Suthanasirichai, 27, Bangkok, Thailand

"Auntie Wan, she sells Pad-Thai in Bangkok’s little Myanmar for 30 years. This picture I take during a talk about Burmese migration to Thailand because of the Myanmar coup in 2021." @janevitw

photo of a man sat on a wooden box with other men around him.

Adetolani Davies, 21, Lagos, Nigeria

“Capturing the youth culture in my city.” @karmathagreat

A man's exposed boxer shorts and a hand reaching out

Giorgia De Bortoli, 25, Treviso, Italy

“June is that month when you start to shake off the weight of the year and even old friendships are rediscovered.”

photo of two men hugging at a party.

David Powers, 31, California, USA

“My friend Jordan nearly died — should have died, really — two years ago. He doesn't remember it but they say the car that hit his motorcycle sent his body 40 feet down the highway. We celebrated his wedding this month, and I caught this moment of embrace between he and another friend. Life is special. We might die but we might make it out alive.” @david_actually

photo of two people energetically dancing at a party

Nhlamulo Mhlanga, 21, Johannesburg, South Africa

"I was with my friends at a festival, and I saw this guy in a moshpit enjoying himself."

two people pole dancing on the same pole

Yuzhen Wang, 28, Sydney, Australia

“Performance of the queer / sex worker pole dance collective Club Chrome at long running queer techno night Club Mince in Sydney, Australia.”


Anaïs Lalitte, 31, Paris, France

“I took this picture during my trip to Cameroon in the administrative district of Yaoundé. People offer on the street to take pictures of you for your identity documents. This man took a picture of me with a Canon in a tiny room and then printed it out. Finally, I took his picture too.” @anaislalitte

two men set on a road at night

Hannah Dove, 21, Edinburgh, Scotland

“New friends in Hamburg, Germany.” @hannahkdove

photo of the silhouette of someone sitting on a window sill behind a blind

Frankie Perez, 33, New York, USA/Montreal, Canada

"Full circle. Olya and I making images once again at totally different stages in life than before." @pluralist_

Photo of a three people staffing on the road.

Eeshwa Jiwan, 21, Delhi, India

“I miss feeling safe on lonely roads with strangers.” @cactuscalling

a woman with tattoos in a see through yellow crop top

Mick, 33, New York, USA

“My camera is a great ice-breaker. I just ask, ‘Can I take your photo?’ DIY rules!” @can_a_peaches

Three men wearing matching striped tops

James Tennessee Briandt, 30, Accra, Ghana

“Celebrating Homowo, a traditional festival, by shooting guns in the air. It is a way of calling the spirits and communicating with them. As you can see, no guns or violence in this image, on the contrary, these men are bound, almost as if meditating together, forming a giant body connected by these stripes.” @james_tennessee_briandt


Peter Aallyn, 20, New York, USA

“We have so much more to do, but in these moments we can be still.” @Peteraallyn


Fares Akhaoui, 20, London, UK

“This turned out a lot more romantic than I expected.”

a photo of a person walking through a path in a woods with high trees.

Reina Kubota, 21, Yamanashi, Japan

“You in the sea of trees.” @_kumachabin_

blurry blue selfie in a mirror

Abed El-Latif Khalifah, 19, Beirut, Lebanon

“I felt blue that day, naked in the room observing myself in the mirror, vulnerable yet… at ease.” @_warmthanddaisies

photo of a man and a horse in a field.

Andrea Solórzano, 23, Villanueva del Rosario, Spain

“More often than not I feel overwhelmed by the quietness of this place, it seems like we live the same day over and over again. But sometimes I am reminded of the beauty of its people and the simplicity of their way of living.” @sarti_andrea

photo of a man back stage at a pride event waving a pride flag

Mariana Correia, 21, Porto, Portugal

“Celebrating Pride Month in Porto.” @m______ariana

black-and-white photo of a person in a hairdressers chair having their hair braided by a hairdresser

Luis Cross, 24, London, UK

“A photograph I took of Pierre as he gets his hair braided in a local Parisian hairdresser.” @luisxcross

A man jumping through the air in a canon ball formation

Michiel Telier, 18, Nevele, Belgium

“The days of cold weather and heavy rain were over, we could experience the joy of jumping into a pool once again.” @michielsdayoff

a little girl holding an iPad and a baby carried by a parent stare at the camera in a room.

Goro Kosaka, 38, Tokyo, Japan

“This is the June edition of a series we have been photographing daily since 2017. It started out as a diary of a child's growth, but now many elements have been captured. All I can think strongly of is, thank you for today.” @56kosaka

portrait of a girl with their mouth open

Lisa Zechinato, 26, Lima, Peru

“I fell from the third floor three years ago. After reconstructing my face, what is left are my teeth. I think it's better to take it well, laugh, and enjoy that I'm alive.”

a woman walks across a room while another faces the camera, animated

Ruth Hunduma, 25, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“Mum talking about the Italian invasion.” @ruthievenus


All images courtesy the artist

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