Announcing the winners & finalists!
Nine international jurors reviewed over 10,000 photographs submitted by photographers in 62 countries. The competition was open to all genres of photography and all perspectives. Here are the amazingly diverse and inspiring winning entries.
The six winners and 25 finalists represent work from 20 countries. The quality and variety of submissions impressed the members of our international jury. Given the diverse background of the jury members and the wide-range of applicants, it seems fair to say that collectively, these winners represent a fascinating cross-section of the many ways the language of photography is being practiced today.
Given the amount of cross-cultural connection that these awards represent, it is fitting how this year's submissions criss-crossed the globe. Of the six prize-winning projects this year, four of them had the photographer actively engaging with a culture, perspective or world other than their own. These explorations happened literally and metaphorically: in the intimacy of a cross-cultural relationship, or across different generations' memories, or on a foreign continent altogether.
This year's winners underscored how photographers bring personal perspectives to everything from unique cultural quirks and differences, to universal issues and concerns. The projects aimed to understand other cultures, celebrate human determination, and explore the always changing dynamics of gender, race, and identity in the contemporary world.
All winners and finalists will be featured at a group exhibition in London in 2014. Furthermore, their exposure on LensCulture will reach an unprecedented audience of photography lovers, located in over 150 countries around the world.
Single Image Category
Republic of Congo
View a full-screen slideshow of all finalists' work in a special article, including links to each finalist's detailed profile in LensCulture.
- Javier Arcenillas, Spain
- Nick Ballon, United Kingdom
- Anne Berry, United States
- Carlotta Cardana, United Kingdom
- Supranav Dash, United States
- Sian Davey, United Kingdom
- Fabrice Fouillet, France
- Maria Gruzdeva, United Kingdom
- Nick Hannes, Belgium
- Ciril Jazbec, Slovenia
- Douglas Ljungkvist, United States
- Diana Markosian, Myanmar
- Guy Martin, United Kingdom
- Fausto Podavini, Italy
- Graziano Panfili, Italy
- Alessandro Penso, Italy
- Agnieszka Rayss, Poland
- Mateusz Sarello, Poland
- Meinrad Schade, Switzerland
- Tina Schula, United States
- Viktoria Sorochinski, Germany
- Alnis Stakle, Latvia
- Johan Willner, Sweden
- Patrick Willocq, Democratic Republic of Congo
- Piotr Zbierski, Poland
April 1—5, 2014 | London College of Communications Gallery
See over 70 photos from the top 6 winners and 25 excellent finalists. This exhibition represents some of the best in contemporary global photography by photographers living in 20 countries around the world. Exhibition prints provided by London's leading photographic lab, Genesis Imaging. Exhibition hosted by London College of Communications, one of the best schools for fine art photography and photojournalism in the UK. So, mark your calendars, and plan to join us for a great international celebration of photography in London first week in April. Ta!
Special thanks for the generous support of our upcoming London exhibition:
2013 International Jury
The New York Times
New York, New York, USA
Anzenberger Gallery & Anzenberger Agency
Polka Magazine and Gallery
Co-Founder and Director, LensCulture FotoFest Paris
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
New York, New York, USA
The Atlantic Magazine
“In Focus” photography blog
Natick, Massachusetts, USA
Festival Voies Off
Madison, Wisconsin, USA