Great Portrait Advice from Award-Winning Photographers, Part I
Former LensCulture Award winners share their best creative advice as well as tips for advancing your career as a portrait-maker and photographer. The first in a two-part series.
Best of February: Deadlines for Competitions, Grants, Festivals and More
Our editors have put together a curated list of worthwhile (and imminent) opportunities for photographers—have a look and best of luck!
My Dearest Beatrice
After falling in love at Bletchley Park—home base for code breakers during World War II—in the 1940s, a couple exchanges letters and pictures over the course of four decades. A story of love and devotion reconstructed through found objects.
A pensive, poetic contemplation of the cosmos and the fluid nature of time: “The iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones and teeth—all of it came from the supernova explosion. We are the remnants of stars.”
Chobi Mela IX: Bangladesh’s International Festival for Photography
We preview the 9th edition of Bangladesh’s premier photography event—a festival that champions work from across the Asian continent and makes admirable efforts to bring photography to new audiences around the country.
Previously on Hans Lucas #12
Poetry and photography go hand in hand in this spare but suggestive collection of pictures—learn more about this unusual monthly publication.
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Fire of Hatred
In Iran, some vengeful lovers, spurned suitors or aggrieved family members turn to the awful, violent act of acid-throwing to exact revenge. This portrait series gives a platform for the victims to speak out.
In My Backyard: Iceland
Set against the grand, wild majesty of the eastern Icelandic landscape, these searching self-portraits are one woman’s attempts to connect with herself and forge a basic understanding with her environment.
A new, larger-than-life book of less-than-glamorous street portraits proves to be challenging. How would you describe these portraits by Gilden? Are these mean-spirited, or simply just real?
Inked: Why I Love Tattoos
“I got my first tattoo at home. Just like that, on the sofa. I keep on going because there are so many good tattooists out there. It’s like collecting art. It’s an honor to wear their work.” Shifting from trashy to trendy, tattoos make the...
Rolling Stone to Christopher Street: 30 Years of Portraits
Rolling Stone’s former chief photographer Mark Seliger discusses his current series, “On Christopher Street,” while offering invaluable advice for aspiring portrait photographers.
Look Inside The New Yorker’s Photo Department
“It’s critical to develop a distinctive style—a visual stamp of sorts…When I’m considering an assignment, I usually think about someone’s style more than anything.” Inside The New Yorker’s photo department.