Animals around the world are mistreated in the name of scientific advancement, human adornment, and nourishment. A series explores the thin line between humans and our non-human animal counterparts.
A look at the differing zoo habitats around the world using one animal—the polar bear—as an example of the complex ethics behind these entertainment centers.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Breathtaking shots of the natural world which remind us of the beauty and fragility of our home—highlights from the latest edition of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
A dreamlike domain tests the limits of our perception: in these images, humans and alien creatures coexist in an uncharted, in-between, liquid-black realm.
The Last Stand
Finalist, LensCulture Earth Awards: Spectral remains of the old forest peek through gaps in new growth—a daunting reminder of one family’s part in British Columbia’s forest industry.
Make, Don’t Take: Establishing Rapport With Your Subjects
Know and respect your subject; a sense of trust is critical—advice from National Geographic photographer Melissa Farlow on how to get past people’s barriers and create powerful photographs.
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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...
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.
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.”
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.
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.