We recently launched the LensCulture Network with the idea of offering talented, accomplished photographers a place to showcase their work on a global stage while also giving them a place to share, learn and engage with one another. The LensCulture Network began with a small number of hand-picked members, and we are very excited to watch it grow and evolve as new photographers apply and are invited to participate as members.

Each week, we will highlight a project from the members of our Network and publish their work on the front page of LensCulture. We hope you enjoy!

Fences, barbed wire and armed border guards have suddenly become the new standard in Europe.

In the early summer of 2015, I set out to document the physical manifestations of something I thought belonged to the past—these “new” European borders. The effects of these tighter restrictions on both Europe and the people who try to cross every day—men, women and children—is staggering.

I hope these images will convey the devastating scale of these changes—especially their impact on the migrants and refugees. This project was photographed with a custom-made drone, built for still images.

—Rasmus Degnbol