Winners & Finalists
This is You (Here)
Animated by the ambiguous shadows of dawn and twilight, this project mixes personal photographs and found images, allowing us to dwell in the infinite mysteries of memory, identity, and the self.
Finnish people have a special relationship with nature, animals in particular—one that has endured the country’s rapid urbanization and continues to provide a sense of continuity in a changing world.
Drawing on the author’s personal experience of growing up in a religious household in the American South, a series that creates an accepting space for America’s queer youth—while offering a visual diary of youth experience across the USA.
Nicholas Nixon on 40 Years of Portraits, Seducing Your Subject, and a Good Death
In an exclusive conversation with LensCulture, Nixon talks about why he threw away the first photo of “The Brown Sisters,” imparts some invaluable wisdom gained from 40+ years of making...
Through Their Eyes: Portraits of War Photographers
“It all started in Sarajevo…” In this exclusive video interview, Alizé Le Maoult recounts how she was compelled to create an archive of portraits of photojournalists after a life-altering...
Advice for Portrait Photographers: Learning from Nadav Kander
A relentless drive combined with a thoughtfully cultivated humanness—according to the sought-after photographer Nadav Kander, that is what it takes to make your mark in our age of visual glut.
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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.
Announcing the Winners & Finalists—LensCulture Portrait Awards 2018!
Portraits have a unique and captivating power to spark our curiosity and connections with other people—discover outstanding work by 39 talented photographers who offer us a fresh and inspiring array of the best of contemporary portraiture from...
“Life Looks Better Through a Viewfinder”—Mentoring and Wisdom from David Alan Harvey
The Magnum photographer speaks about why every emerging photographer needs a mentor, his years shooting for National Geographic, and how he maintains his vision across personal and assigned work.
Hovering on the border between the land and the sea, the past and present—a video interview with the photographer behind an award-winning series of diptychs about that passing, pernicious mood: nostalgia.
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.
Walking in the Invisible City
Explore the mysteries and magic of the “Russian Atlantis”—the fabled city that sunk below the surface of Lake Svetloyar in the 12th century. Even today, locals swear the lake contributes to the area’s inexplicable, intangible power…