Western Mongolians live in an otherworldly landscape that is almost wholly disconnected from the globalized world. Here, an outsider looking to get back in touch with his surroundings shares his experience with this unique way of living.
Karaba Brick Quarry
Day in and day out, men from an African brick quarry extract the basic building blocks of their world from the earth—and in the process, create an ever-changing work of art.
Hometowns: Understanding Our Artistic Roots
A thoroughly researched series on the hometowns of famous artists—from William Eggleston to John Baldessari to Robert Rauschenberg—that questions the simultaneous “anxiety and ecstasy” of influence.
Scomparsi: Their Bodies Will Never Be Found
Though lesser-known than the Mafia or Camorra, southern Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate is one of the most powerful in the world. This important work looks back at the group’s hundreds of kidnappings and focuses on the stories of 8 missing...
State of Nature
Exquisite large-format photos show how humanity is trying to improve upon nature’s beauty while at the same time preparing for impending environmental disasters.
Zima: The Powerful Beauty of Russian Winter
“Truth, in reality, is white, sparkling, frosty cold, silent and endless: something like the boundless Siberian tundra landscape…”
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The Prostitutes and the Priest
Faced with no other option, young women in Namibia turn to sex work in order to survive. In this short film, they talk about their tireless advocate: a German priest who broke ranks with his institution to do what he felt was right.
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!
Mixing historical and contemporary photographic practices, these multi-layered images push beyond the edge of artistic control and emerge as complex and unconstrained.
Irish-born Tom Wood photographed the working-class people of Liverpool for almost three decades — at once affectionate and grimly realistic. Review by Sean Sheehan.
Tourists vs. Refugees
In an oddly jarring sequence of photos from the Greek island of Kos, we are confronted with well-off European tourists taking selfies, while all around them refugees camp in make-shift shelters.
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.