LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2019


LensCulture Art Photography Awards

LensCulture Art Photography Awards

Opening: May 2019
Deadline: July 3, 2019
Entry fee: single – $20, 5+ singles – $50, series – $60
Prizes: $1,000, $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, publications and exhibitions

We want to discover the diverse and creative ways photographers are pushing the medium and reinventing our definitions of art photography.

The possibilities are boundless—our mission is to celebrate all the techniques, methods, and stylistic approaches being used by artists from all over the world. For these new Awards, we’re happy to partner with The Aperture Foundation, and we’re excited to announce that selected work from the winners, jurors’ picks, and finalists will be exhibited at the world-renowned Aperture Gallery in New York City next spring!

What does art photography mean to you? Why does it remain important and relevant? How can it trigger appreciation of beauty, or a new way of viewing the world? We’re open to considering all types of photographic art—everything from printed art on gallery walls to sculptural objects, experimental processes, and totally new forms and formats.

Website: https://www.lensculture.com/awards

LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018 Winners

Landscapes, © Peter Franck, Germany, 1st Place Series, LensCulture Art Photography Awards
© Peter Franck, Germany
1st Place Series

Starting with wet plate collodion photos from the early 1900s, artist Peter Franck creates quirky images that twist and bend reality just enough to make you look twice.


Fragments of the Masculine, © Antonio Pulgarin, United States, 2nd Place Series, LensCulture Art Photography Awards
Fragments of the Masculine
© Antonio Pulgarin, United States
2nd Place Series

By altering the original state of his family photographs, Antonio Pulgarin creates dynamic collages that act as the visual representation of his lifelong tension with machismo in Latin American culture.


What Photography has in Common with an Empty Vase, © Edgar Martins, United Kingdom, 3rd Place Series, LensCulture Art Photography Awards
What Photography has in Common with an Empty Vase
© Edgar Martins, United Kingdom
3rd Place Series

Edgar Martins uses the social context of incarceration to explore ideas of presence, absence, and loss—as well as photography’s ability to represent a subject that is missing from the frame.


The Family Album, © Rachel Liu, United States, 1st Place Single, LensCulture Art Photography Awards
The Family Album
© Rachel Liu, United States
1st Place Single


Surprise Inside, © Walter Plotnick, 2nd Place Single, LensCulture Art Photography Awards
Surprise Inside
© Walter Plotnick
2nd Place Single


Nothing Dark Matters, © Jacopo Brunello, Italy, 3rd Place Single, LensCulture Art Photography Awards
Nothing Dark Matters
© Jacopo Brunello, Italy
3rd Place Single


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