The Fierce Fight for Mosul
In 2014, the Iraqi city of Mosul fell into ISIS’ hands. In October 2016, the effort to liberate it began. Months later, the titanic struggle continues; the scale of destruction has surprised everyone but ISIS.
Under the Shadow of the Sun
In the eastern corner of Turkey, entire communities go about their days without the constant hum of dislocated communication. Looking at their lives, we can ask ourselves: what have we lost in the midst of our dizzying technological gains?
A City Ablaze: India’s Coal Rush
A video interview with award-winning photographer Souvid Datta about life as a photojournalist: “Pictures are now, more than ever, at the forefront of how stories need to be told.”
The Picture That Changed My Life: Interview with David Hurn
Seminal photographer and educator David Hurn talks to LensCulture about the photograph that inspired him to start his career, his most important work and the “essential problem of photography.”
All-Americans: Coming Together at Standing Rock
An ongoing struggle has united thousands of people—representing hundreds of tribes and non-indigenous groups from across the United States—to oppose the building of an environmentally destructive pipeline. The fight, against all obstacles, continues.
Unrest in Baton Rouge
Winner of multiple awards from World Press Photo and LensCulture, this photo captures the racial and systemic turmoil in the United States.
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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.
Winners: LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017
Discover the diverse and talented group of photographers recognized in this year’s LensCulture Exposure Awards—a delightful, surprising, inspiring range of work that showcases the vibrancy of contemporary photography being made all over the world!
Simply Paying Attention With Alec Soth
For well over a decade, the distinctive voice and eye of Alec Soth have inspired photographers all over the world—discover his spare, poetic wisdom in this enlightening interview.
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.
Winners: Sony World Photography Awards 2017
Awardees were selected from 227,000 entries from more than 180 countries—explore the award-winning imagery.
Surfaces in the Street
Colorful street photography that celebrates delightful visual compositions found by chance (or choice) out in the world — overlapping planes of color, juxtapositions, lines, geometries, visual tricks and treats.