SPOTLIGHTRoland Barthes and the Opposite of Photogenic: Photography’s Uncomfortable Intimacy“Once I feel myself observed by the lens, everything changes.” Drawing on the beloved book “Camera Lucida,” a meditation on the discomforts caused by being photographed, made all the more acute in our image-saturated age.Read More
Roland Barthes and the Opposite of Photogenic: Photography’s Uncomfortable Intimacy
“Once I feel myself observed by the lens, everything changes.” Drawing on the beloved book “Camera Lucida,” a meditation on the discomforts caused by being photographed, made all the more acute in our image-saturated age.
“We Hold the Power to Shift Perceptions”—Aida Muluneh on the Photographer’s Purpose
The founder of the first international photography festival in East Africa (and an artistic force herself) explains her own daring use of primary colors while calling upon us to help increase...
Photos from Beirut and Boston: Womanhood Across Borders
Lebanon and America are a world apart—or are they? Portraits of young women that traverse perceived boundaries of nation, religion, status, and more.
Time to Rest
Winding their way through the Norwegian landscape, truck drivers share the road with other travelers. And yet when they stop to rest, late at night, their deep isolation is revealed.
Jin - Jiyan - Azadi: Women, Life, Freedom
“Your last hand grenade is always meant for you.” We interviewed photojournalist Sonja Hamad about her intense experience producing this body of work about the all-female fighting units in Kurdistan.
Despite Kazakhstan’s modern capital, many of the country’s citizens hold on to vestiges of their nomadic ancestry. A conceptual look at this common practice.
If It Rained an Ocean
Many people take it for granted that they can “pick themselves up by their bootstraps” and better themselves, but for a large portion of America, that just isn’t true. A look at a working-class community in New Jersey.
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Iranian Fathers & Daughters
An interview with the creator of this wide-ranging series of portraits that shows Iranian fathers & daughters in different social classes in Tehran and other cities.
Announcing the Winners & Finalists—LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017!
Discover the unique perspectives of these 37 award-winning street photographers—urban poetry, silent cityscapes and beauty in the everyday from all over the world.
While so much media today concentrates on the beauty and sexuality of youth, this series reveals moments from the still intimate lives of older individuals.
Poetry of Place: Rooted in the English Landscape
Today, the radical act is not to hit the road and travel—but rather to stay put and lay down roots. An English photographer shares 13 years of careful, deliberate meditations on his surrounding landscapes.
Making Voices Heard: Jurying the 2018 World Press Photo Contest
How does the jury for the world’s top prize for visual journalism makes its decision? Jury chair Magdalena Herrera spoke to LensCulture about the process of choosing the “best” photos (and what “best” really means).
Tokyo Street / Vision and Fascination
Sometimes cruel, sometimes seductive, but always buzzing with vitality and humanity, Japan’s capital city is viewed here through a photographer’s lens.