In November 2013, National Geographic magazine invited photographers from around the world to submit photos in three categories: People, Places and Nature. They received more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, with amateur and professional photographers across the globe participating. You can view the winning images in a full-screen slideshow here in LensCulture.
Learn more about the contest, and even download the winning images as "wallpapers" or "puzzles" for your computer screens at the National Geographic website. The three top winners will be published in the print version of National Geographic.
Drawing from a collection of over 250,000 images, this wonderfully rich and varied exhibition makes clear how the versatility, imagination and innovation that fuels today's photography have been present in the art form since its birth.
An up-to-the-minute snapshot of the fine art photography marketplace: full-screen slideshow preview of photos from2013. This photo: Folsom at Fremont, 2013 © John Chiara, Von Lintel Gallery
Photographergives us richly detailed, dark and moody images of nature, as seen by a modern urban-dweller in the UK.