We’re thrilled to present the winners of the 2010 LensCulture Exposure Awards

On this page we include one photo for each winner, as well as links to their websites, so you can discover more about each of them and their remarkable work.

The range of work submitted for this year’s Awards was impressive. It varied richly in subject matter, genre, technique, and artistic approaches. In fact, a few of the winners use photography merely as a starting point in their captivating multi-media artwork. For the members of our world-class jury, the process of looking critically at almost 6,500 photographs submitted by photographers from 47 countries was at once daunting and exhilarating. We hope you will enjoy this diverse selection of photography from around the world as much as we do.

The top six winners are awarded cash prizes. Award winners in the Portfolio Category are featured in special LensCulture articles with in-depth presentations of each winning series. (See the winning portfolios here: Grand Prize2nd Prize3rd Prize). You can see the prize-winners in the Single Image Category here. All winners, including 25 Honorable Mentions, will be featured in full-scale exhibitions at galleries in Paris, San Francisco and New York.

The award winners for 2010 are:

Portfolio Category
Grand Prize: Jessica Hines
2nd Prize: Carolle Benitah
3rd Prize: Louisa Marie Summer

Single Image Category
Grand Prize: Martine Fougeron
2nd Prize: Albertina d’Urso
3rd Prize: Anne Berry

Honorable Mention Awards
Susan Bank
David Carol
Ellie Davies
Frank Day
Bruno De Cock
Margaret de Lange
Dan Dubowitz
Joachim Froese
Julia Fullerton-Batten
Kevin Greenblat
Daisuke Ito
Mary Shannon Johnstone
David Lazar
Sebastian Liste
Adam Magyar
Rania Matar
Justin Maxon
Bill McCullough
Marcia Michael
David Rochkind
Julian Roeder 
Evzen Sobek
Miki Soejima
Ian Teh
Jan von Holleben

Congratulations to all of these winners, and our sincere gratitude to everyone who shared their work with us in this year’s competition. It was great to discover so many new talents!

We're extremely grateful to the members of our jury, who took lots of time from their busy schedules to carefully review and evaluate each submission. Thanks to each of you.

We also take this opportunity to thank our partners and sponsors:

VII Photo, New York, US
Gallery 291, San Francisco, US
Spéos Institute of Photography, Paris, France
Gallo Winery, Napa Valley, US

Cheers to all!