In today’s world, success is closely tied to perceived perfection. Appropriating the style of traditional portraiture, this series questions the use of products that promise to augment our physical appearance.
La Creciente: Island Life in Argentina’s Paraná Delta
Living among islands in a river delta for three years, a photographer captures a series of nighttime portraits that convey the visual and poetic impact of a life surrounded by flowing water.
Unguarded Moments: The Portraits of WSJ. Magazine
“There is a certain alchemy that goes into a successful portrait shoot; as a photo editor, I try to assemble the best ingredients and then let the process happen…”
A Couple of Them
Drawing on the long, rich lineage of fictional self-portraiture, a pair of young French artists push this genre into a resonant new space, delicately balanced between gritty realism and a touch of magic.
Vintage family scenes, long-lost vacation souvenirs, bygone everyday life—suspended somewhere between truth and fiction, this project takes old images and fills them with new, strange vitality.
A fairytale-like series explores the feeling of being an outcast—rootless, alienated, and separate—that is inherent to the city of Berlin.
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The North Fork
This intimate series is the result of the photographer’s decades-long fascination with a remote valley, its idiosyncratic inhabitants and a long, personal history of family strife.
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...
Nobody Important, No One Else
Growing up, moving on, and grappling with change—“When I meet my old friends, I suddenly see very clearly the changes that happened inside of us, the transformations, the quiet and subtle movements of the tectonic plates within ourselves…”
Deprived of Adolescence
Each year, across rural Georgia, thousands of young women drop out of school in order to be married. The bride’s consent is not required. This report sheds some light on this little-known human rights violation.
What Diamonds Leave Behind
In the Russian Far East, 5,200 miles east of Moscow, there is a town called Mirny that owes its existence to a volatile and unpredictable industry—the diamond trade. Discover more about this massive mine and the town’s uncertain future.
Me and Me
The relationship between two artists is captured through a set of artful, handmade photobooks that document how a pair of intertwined individuals cultivate a shared, creative life.