Life and Labor in Nigeria
In Nigeria, to work hard is essential to life itself. But for all the pride given to labor, it is also dangerous, sometimes deadly—an intimate look at the individuals caught up in this dynamic.
Beyond the Wall
Rather than focusing solely on punishment, a prison in Malawi allows its inmates to provide for themselves and their community—by producing corn, soybeans and other crops that are then sent to feed children at nearby schools.
Daniela, Portrait of My Mother
The camera can serve as a means of connection, a bridge, an excuse to spend time with someone—in this case, a photographer with his own mother.
On the border of Europe lies a mass grave: the Mediterranean. This series presents objects found on the bodies of drowned refugees in an effort to humanize the numbing statistics.
Skins and Suedes
Skinheads are frequently associated with far-right political groups—and yet the subculture’s roots champion the working class, mod fashion, and Jamaican music. A look inside Britain’s modern skinhead culture.
59: Brazil’s Afro-Descendants
Life for Brazil’s Afro-Descendants is hard—not least of all because of the looming spectre of homicide, which visits this population at an appalling rate. These portraits introduce us to bright, young men who reveal their hopes, fears, dreams and...
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Wear Good Shoes: Inspiring Advice from Magnum Photographers
Download this free 60-page PDF from Magnum Photos—filled with excellent tips, advice and words of wisdom from the photographers at Magnum, as well as many of their iconic images. A great resource for anyone who wants to make better pictures.
Announcing the Winners & Finalists—LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017!
Portraits are unique in their power to captivate our gaze and show us something new and unexpected about each other and the world we live in—discover the 44 international photographers who were selected for this year’s award, an inspiring showcase...
Days of Night/Nights of Day
Daily life, work and play, in the northernmost city in the world, Norilsk, Russia (also the 7th most polluted city in the world) — a fascinating, detailed photo report with 45 exquisite images.
Ukraine: The Silent War
Although the historic events at Euromaidan have long since passed, conflict rages on in Ukraine—according to the photographer, “the story of this absurd war has yet to be told.”
The Original New Yorkers
New York has long been a city of immigrants, of new beginnings, of constant change—but the present pace at which long-time residents are being forced out is alarming. This series gives voice to native New Yorkers who have been particularly...
Natural Red Hair
A young photographer from the Netherlands, Hanne Van Der Woude, combines her love of verdant Dutch landscapes with an almost obsessive fascination with natural red hair. The photos vibrate with hyper-real intensity.