SPOTLIGHTThe Bombs They CarriedPortraits of resilience and strength—these young women were captured by Boko Haram and forced to carry suicide bombs. But instead of succumbing to their captors’ torments and committing a violent act, they resisted.Read More
The Bombs They Carried
Portraits of resilience and strength—these young women were captured by Boko Haram and forced to carry suicide bombs. But instead of succumbing to their captors’ torments and committing a violent act, they resisted.
On an 8,000 mile road trip across the United States, photographer Robin de Puy met a boy living in the small town of Ely, Nevada who became her photographic muse. Here, de Puy speaks about her...
A review of a first-rate catalogue—filled with compelling stories as well as an overview of photography’s relation to painting and other arts—that accompanied a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Poverty runs rampant on Chicago’s West Side, and yet its residents are largely ignored by the media—as well as those around them. A series that looks closely at the individual people who make up this community rather than considering them as a whole.
Seydou Keïta: Bamako Portraits
Characterized by bold patterns and striking studio stylings, this master portrait-maker’s work is currently on view for the first time in the Netherlands. Discover his prolific output as well as a critical look at visual representation of Malian...
I Have More Memories Than If I Were A Thousand Years Old
Inspired by a line of Baudelaire’s poetry, an intense portrait series that seeks to depict the fears and anxieties we try to hide—but are carried, like tattoos, on our bodies…
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...
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Inspired by the subjectivity of storytelling, photographer Dylan Hausthor creates images that question and bring to light the frenetic nature of visual memory.
Announcing the Winners & Finalists – 2018 Street Photography Awards!
Four Sisters, 40 Years: Nicholas Nixon Video Interview
Once a year, for 40 years, the Brown sisters have had their portrait taken—listen to the photographer speak about this simple, yet amazing series of photographs.
Lord of the Mangrove
Amidst the roots of the tallest mangrove trees in the world, young concheros (or shell pickers) hunt for the precious black shells that will support their families. Felipe Jacome has photographed this practice for a decade.
El Sueno: An Americano Project
Toothbrush? Non-essential. Soap, too. Shoelaces: dangerous contraband. At the U.S. Border Patrol facility in Arizona, we discover the scant belongings of attempted immigrants who were apprehended in the desert, seized on their path towards...
Taking its name from the mirage that often appears on the horizon—a false promise of land ahead—this series is a conceptual vision of the dreams of migrants hoping to make their way across the sea and into Europe.