SPOTLIGHTChildren of ZanskarPerched 13,000 feet above the sea, and nestled within a vast cauldron of mountains deep in the Indian Himalayas, the youngest inhabitants of an area known as “Little Tibet” display a brimming, positive energy that is not easily forgotten.Read More
Children of Zanskar
Perched 13,000 feet above the sea, and nestled within a vast cauldron of mountains deep in the Indian Himalayas, the youngest inhabitants of an area known as “Little Tibet” display a brimming, positive energy that is not easily forgotten.
Lanzarote: A Man-Made Reverie of the Natural World
How has the development of digital technology altered the way we depict (and perceive) the natural world around us? A richly conceptual—and uniquely constructed—series about an island off the coast of Spain.
The Illusion of Purpose
Imposing (yet inscrutable) obelisks tower over gentle, indifferent landscapes. With no notion of their purpose, their massive forms offer viewers space to question the relevance of the physical in our increasingly virtual age.
Black Dots: Into the Depths of the British Landscape
Secluded mountain shelters, known as bothies, are a familiar feature in the boundless landscape of the rural British Isles. A series that explores these unique structures—and pays homage to the breathtaking natural world that surrounds them.
Living Entity: Spirituality, Industry, and Death on the Ganges
India’s Ganges river is a potent symbol of both civilization and spirituality, an almost living entity (it has even been given the same legal rights as the country’s people). Yet today, it is on the brink of ecological crisis—this award-winning...
Min Turab: Shifting Sands in the Persian Gulf
Oil, tourism and globalization have forever changed the vistas around the Persian Gulf. As the terrain transforms, tradition and modernity collide in surprising (and not always positive) ways.
100 Hectares of Understanding
Seeking answers about a large parcel of land that is part of his inheritance, this photographer created a compelling conceptual project that delves into the composition—and therefore the meaning—of a wild wooded area in Finland.
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Announcing the Winners & Finalists—LensCulture Portrait Awards 2018!
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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.
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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…