SPOTLIGHT59: Brazil’s Afro-DescendantsLife 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 experiences.Learn more
SPOTLIGHT59: 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 experiences.Learn more
In This Place
After a pause of two decades, a photographer began to re-document her nieces and nephews—while the outside world has changed, their lives appear remarkably still, immobile even. This is a personal, yet universal, story of family, loss and love.
The Surviving Frame
A longtime news cameraman for Reuters sifted through years of his own footage to find still moments—surviving frames—that transcend their immediate context and instead speak to “universal lessons about life and the human condition.”
Mali—A Journey to Neverland
Is it possible to authentically visualize the inner soul of a person? What if that person is your (estranged) sibling? Complicated feelings of love and distance coalesce in this series about understanding those closest to us.
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...
The Extraordinary Life: Lynsey Addario’s “It’s What I Do”
A deep, personal look into the mind of a celebrated conflict photographer, one that takes us beyond the cover photos and into the great risks and costs that such a dedicated life entails.
Chroma: An Ode to J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere
Taking inspiration from an iconic Nigerian photographer, this playful series pays tribute to the rich history of local hair culture.
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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...
Even 50 years later, her face and silhouette remain ubiquitous, while her meteoric rise and fall continue to embody the allure (and dangers) of the Hollywood Dream.
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.
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.”