July 2011 Archives
July 22, 2011
The exhibition, 31 Contemporary Photographers, represents some of the best work submitted last year for the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards. The works shown represent a broad range of genres and approaches, and the 31 winning photographers hail from 12 countries — so there is a wonderful cultural mix, as well. The exhibition is currently on display at the lovely VII Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. It runs there through September 2. It's well worth a look.
You can see a slideshow of other images from the gallery here in Lens Culture.
Special thanks to the Awards' sponsors: Pictopia (who provided all of the stunning, museum-quality prints), Blurb (who published the winners' catalog), Ghost Pines (who poured some of the best tasting California wine at our exhibition in San Francisco as well as in New York), and our generous gallery partners: Gallery 291 (San Francisco), VII Gallery (Brooklyn), and Spéos Gallery (Paris).
The Lens Culture International Exposure Awards have added an exciting new category for 2011: Multimedia. Deadline for submissions is September 17, 2011. Enter your best work today!
July 21, 2011
Canadian developer Phillip Mendonça-Vieira ran an automated script that captured a screenshot of the NY Times' front page twice an hour, 24 hours a day, for a year. He compiled more than 12,000 images to create this 6-minute hyper-scan of a year's worth of headlines, photos and ... advertising. The visual competition for the readers' attention is what I found most captivating, plus how the lead photo tends to dominate the news mood for that moment.
Some of the dramatic events during this period include the Chilean miners [0:39] the Arab Spring [3:38] and the Japanse Tsunami [4:54]. (via Kerri MacDonald).
July 14, 2011
Discover the diverse, award-winning artwork, photojournalism and documentary photography of 31 contemporary photographers at this exhibition opening today at VII Gallery in Brooklyn.
This powerful, eclectic show highlights the work of winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010, and it represents a truly wide range of photographic styles and approaches of using photography to communicate important stories and compelling ideas. These winning images were selected by an international jury of experts, who reviewed more than 6,500 entries submitted by photographers from 47 countries.
The exhibition opens at VII Gallery on July 14, 2011 and continues through September 2, 2011. The opening party is open to the public, July 14, 6-9 pm. Join us for the festivities!
This group exhibition was shown at Gallery 291 in San Francisco in April, earlier this year, and will travel to Paris in September to be shown at the Spéos Gallery. Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: VII Photo, Ghost Pines winery, Blurb.com, and Pictopia Labs.
The award winners featured in this group show are:
Grand Prize: Jessica Hines
2nd Prize: Carolle Benitah
3rd Prize: Louisa Marie Summer
Single Image Category
Grand Prize: Martine Fougeron
2nd Prize: Albertina d’Urso
3rd Prize: Anne Berry
Honorable Mention Awards
Bruno De Cock
Margaret de Lange
Mary Shannon Johnstone
Jan von Holleben
Congratulations to all of these winners, and our sincere gratitude to everyone who shared their work with us in this year's competition. It was great to discover so many new talents!
You could be a winner this year! Photographers and multimedia producers, enter your work for this year's competition: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011.
July 1, 2011
The Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011 competition for photography and multimedia is now open for submissions. This is our 3rd annual competition, and this year we have added an exciting new category — multimedia.
We are especially thrilled to announce the members of our stellar international jury of photography experts who will review every submission.
Please check out all the details, and enter your work today! Win cash prizes, global exposure, and more.