Photo submissions guidelines

We are always eager to discover and feature great new photography in LensCulture, especially when it represents a solid body of work. We welcome all genres of photography, and various points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, experimental, poetic, personal, abstract, human, and street photography.

LensCulture is one of the most popular destinations on the web for people to discover important new contemporary photography. Our site attracts photography lovers from over 50 countries every day. A survey of online visitors defines the LensCulture audience as a tightly focused group: professional photographers, museum curators, gallery owners, international photo editors, publishers, educators, journalists, critics, art collectors, festival directors, and enthusiastic amateur photographers.

If you would like your work to be considered for publication in LensCulture, please read the submissions guidelines below. This site makes it easy for you to upload your work to be considered for publication, including all the relevant details about you and your work. You will be asked to set up an account (including some contact details), and pay a small fee ($35) to cover our administration costs.

We`ll do our best to get back to you within 30 days of receiving your submission.


We believe that competitions are one of the best ways to boost your career in photography. Competitions connect talent to opportunity, offering great work the chance to reach a global audience. Learn more about LensCulture Competitions.

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Advice on submitting

When submitting your series of images, edit your selection carefully, since your submission will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole.

Be sure to include copyrights and caption information, as well as a brief statement to go to your images - this can include biographical information, artisitic intent, or anything that you think will help us appreciate your work.

You can upload 5 to 10 JPEGs from one single series of work. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be less than 5 MB each, and sized around 2000 pixels on the longest side.

Questions? For technical questions related to uploading your photos, sizes, entry forms and credit card payments, you can email [email protected].

Photo books for review

Review copies of photo books and photography-related books can be mailed to:

Jim Casper
Wibautstraat 150, Office 165
1091GR Amsterdam