• Fine Art
3 photographers in each
category will be featured in
Lens Culture’s upcoming issue:
“21 New & Emerging Talents”
1 Grand Prize Winner
will be awarded $1,000 cash
Lens Culture was #1 on the
UK Guardian’s yearly list of
The best photography websites,
publications and galleries
(November 16, 2012):
“Lens Culture features essays, slideshows, audio and visual interviews and incisive criticism, making it one of the most authoritative and wide-ranging sites.”
Lens Culture Student Photography Awards
These awards are open to all students and recent photography school graduates, worldwide.
We aim to discover and promote talented, emerging photographers who have dedicated themselves to completing a formal education in pursuit of their careers.
Deadline for Submissions:
EXTENDED to April 22, 2013
We’re looking for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, staged / constructed, portrait, fashion, conceptual and photojournalism.
We will grant awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in seven categories. Each of those winners will be presented in a special online exhibition via Lens Culture: “21 New & Emerging Talents”.
One winner will be awarded a grand prize of $1,000 cash.
Every entry will be viewed and judged by Jim Casper, the founder and editor of Lens Culture.
Lens Culture attracts more than 3 million enthusiastic visitors each year from countries around the globe — so the worldwide exposure can truly help to boost a career.
Submit up to five photographic images that work well together as a group — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Entry fee: $35.
Applicants must submit their entries online at: lensculture.slideroom.com. After you have uploaded your entries and information, you will be asked to pay your submission fee. Our online portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For complete submission guidelines and rules, please see our FAQs and rules.
About Lens Culture
Lens Culture is one of the most popular and influential online magazines about contemporary photography today. On average, the site attracts 8-10,000+ unique visitors every day, from more than 50 countries (over 3 million visits each year). Our audience includes photography collectors, photo editors, book publishers, museum curators, art gallery owners, agents, critics, journalists, festival directors, and other passionate lovers of photography. Several artists whose photographs have gained attention as a result of their feature in Lens Culture have won book publishing contracts, solo and group art gallery shows, museum exhibitions, participation in international photography festivals, and commissions from around the world.