We love photography in all its forms and genres. We search the world, literally, for people who are using photography in the most interesting and compelling ways. And then we share our discoveries with you.

Here are some of the highlights from 2014 — and when you dig even deeper into the LensCulture archives you'll find even more amazing photography from 2014, as well as over ten years of inspiration since we started in 2004.

We continue to expand our global reach to photographers and photography lovers. For example, this year, we accepted photographers' submissions from 116 countries and in 15 different languages. Our mission is to discover the best that is happening right now with photography around the world, and to share the best with you.

If this photography doesn't inspire you, please go out and make some of your own!  We would  love to see what you are doing with this amazing visual language of photography. Really.

Cheers!

— Jim Casper and the Editors of LensCulture



PHOTOBOOKS

36 highly subjective picks by our editors, including monographs, handmade artists' books, retrospective and exhibition catalogues, and books of essays about photography.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Street photography has been a vibrant and dominant form of the medium of photography since its invention. We've selected 14 of the year's most popular series to share with you.

CONCEPTUAL
These 13 varied projects demonstrate some of the range that photography has to offer—from artful depictions of reality to the further bounds of dreams and fantasy.

BLACK AND WHITE
Black and white photography holds a graphic emotional power unlike any other form of the medium. Here are some amazing highlights from the past year.

DOCUMENTARY
Great photo documentary projects offer us glimpses into other worlds—heart-breaking or awe-inspiring, insightful or informative, or sometimes just plain beautiful. These were nine of our most popular from 2014.

PORTRAIT SERIES
These 11 portrait series were the most viewed by LensCulture readers in 2014—they cover a wide range of photographic portraiture styles and approaches and offer lots of inspiration.

25 AWARD-WINNING VISUAL STORYTELLERS
Discover the 25 photographers named LensCulture's Best Visual Storytellers of 2014. The work ranges from Documentary to Personal Stories, Fictional Narratives, Photojournalism and much more!

LENSCULTURE EMERGING TALENTS FOR 2014
You should know about these 50 photographers! We’ve discovered some great, new, emerging talents from around the world, working in many genres, from age 18 to 69.

LENSCULTURE PORTRAIT AWARD WINNERS AND FINALISTS 2014
Photographers from over 80 countries participated in our search for "The New Photographic Portrait," and our international jury found an amazingly accomplished and diverse selection.

Enjoy, and best wishes for a peaceful, creative, prosperous 2015!