Announcing the Winners and Finalists!
We’re delighted to present the results of the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2014!
Photographers from over 80 countries participated in our search for The New Photographic Portrait, and our international jury found an amazingly accomplished and diverse selection. The winning entries represent very different takes on the genre of portraiture — staged and lighted studio work, environmental portraits, conceptual, self-portraits, documentary, candid, digitally manipulated and classical analog in-camera processes.
In all, we’ve identified 31 rich and varied approaches to photographic portraiture that represent just as many different ways of looking at the world and looking at each other.
The photographers presented here hail from 17 countries, and were chosen after reviewing literally thousands of photographs sent in from around the world — each has a wonderful story to tell. Dive in and enjoy!
Single Image Category
View a full-screen slideshow of all finalists' work in a special article, including links to each finalist's detailed profile in LensCulture.
Chicago, IL, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Derby, United Kingdom
Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD a centre for contemporary art and film, as well as being the Co-Founder and Artistic Director/Curator of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby since 2004, one of the UK's leading contemporary photography and media festivals: www.formatfestival.com.
As a curator, since 1998 she has initiated and curated many commissions, publications, mass participation art, film and photography programmes and exhibitions.
Louise has recently been awarded the Milapfest fellowship 2013 and the Blow-up Fellowship India 2012. She was Guest Curator at Kaunas Photofestival, Lithuania Duel/Duet 2010; Habitat Centre and Haus Khas BlowUp, in Deli, India; Dong Gang international Photography Festival South Korea, UK Photography Now : the Constructed View, 2013; Dali International Photography Festival, China, Life Is Elsewhere 2013; Noorderlicht 20/20 2013.
Louise regularly writes about photography for catalogues and magazines in both print and online media including: Next Level, South Korean Photography, co-editor of Hijacked III UK/AUS, PHOTOCINEMA, and is Editor at Large for www.1000wordsmag.com. She is an international photography Juror and nominator, and portfolio reviewer at festivals and galleries extensively throughout Europe, America and across Asia.
Co-Founder and Director, LensCulture FotoFest Paris