SPOTLIGHTOut West: Exploring China’s Farthest ReachesCriss-crossing China’s westernmost region, Xinjiang, a series of pictures that offers an alternative to the contemporary portrayal of China while asking: what is the West but the East to another?Read More
Out West: Exploring China’s Farthest Reaches
Criss-crossing China’s westernmost region, Xinjiang, a series of pictures that offers an alternative to the contemporary portrayal of China while asking: what is the West but the East to another?
North Korea: Setting the Stage
A Dutch photographer visited North Korea four times on official projects—and shares his personal view of the ever-mysterious capital city Pyongyang through super-detailed photos, video, sound, and a secret weapon.
Butterflies Are a Sign of a Good Thing
A series that weaves traditional documentary-style images with visceral still life compositions. Together, they form a piercing outsider’s perspective on the lives of young women living and working in Accra, Ghana.
This House Is Not for Sale: Lagos’ Uncontrolled Development
Lagos, Nigeria, one of the world’s fastest-growing cities, is also the site of predatory real estate development. Learn more about unequal struggle through this photo documentary report.
North of the Arctic Circle, a city that owes its existence to a mining company finds itself existentially threatened by these very same excavations. A visual story that plays with the complex relationship between dependence, necessity, and nostalgia.
The Impossible Task of Photographing Afghanistan
Two decorated photographers—Steve McCurry and Paula Bronstein—separately take on the immense challenge of representing Afghanistan in a pair of arresting, yet problematic, retrospective books.
Backlands: The Story of Two Brazils
New, modern technology has begun to permeate rural Brazil, making old ways of life seem quaint while enticing young people to move into the cities to seek their fortunes. Meanwhile, for the rural residents who remain, change doesn’t come so easily…
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35 Photographers to Watch: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018
We asked some of our favorite women in the photo community to name the female and female-identifying photographers who made a strong impression on them lately. See all their picks—as well as 35 powerful photos.
Winners: LensCulture Exposure Awards 2018
Discover the 39 excellent photographers chosen in this year’s Exposure Awards! This intriguing selection of work showcases an inspiring cross-section of contemporary photography from all over the world.
Every Body Has a Story to Tell
“If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, why are we fed so much imagery about what we are supposed to look like?” A series that challenges traditional notions of beauty and revels in the supple forms of the human body.
Dirk and Jenny have lived together happily for four years—so what if Jenny is a silicone doll? Before judging, take a look at these beautiful photographs (+ video) and ask yourself, “What is normal, anyways?”
The Singular Loneliness of New York City
“Loneliness is New York’s leitmotif. This feeling is palpable everywhere in the city.” A foreign street photographer—now a resident of the city—takes on this modern-day Tower of Babel and shares his discoveries with us.
Silent Voices: L(G)BT+ Iran
Under the Iranian penal code, homosexuality is a punishable crime. This series delves into the experiences of LGBT+ individuals living in the country and seeks to highlight a few of their deeply personal (and tragically overlooked) stories.