Awards 2016
Call for Entries
© Dougie Wallace
© Sandra Pereznieto
© Serge Najjar
© Poike Stomps

Show Us How You See The World

The 2nd annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to show us how you see the world! We want to discover today's finest street photographers who capture exceptional moments of life in all of its vibrant forms. Our global reach has never been larger, as our audience has grown to more than 2 million. Thus, your entry into our Street Photography Awards comes with many opportunities for international exposure and recognition: whether it's having your work seen by photography industry insiders or projected at international festivals, as well as appearing in the new Best of LensCulture 2016: 150 Award Winning Photographers photobook to be distributed and sold worldwide. You're invited to participate, engage and show us your streets!

Closed for new entries.


Street photography can take many forms: from candid, unexpected street portraits to brilliantly seen geometries within the built environment; anything from dazzling street fashions to gritty scenes of urban life the world over all fall into the genre.

To help inspire your entry, we have curated a selection of great street photography work drawing on last year's winners and some of our latest discoveries. We will continue to update this showcase throughout the summer as new work comes to our attention.


See the Winners, Finalists & Top-Rated from the LensCulture 2015 Street Photography Awards »
  • © James Catterson

  • © Harvey Stein

  • © Sami Uçan


  • © Mikhail Bochkarev

  • © Karin Pringsheim

  • © Sagi Kortler

  • © Vitor Sá

  • © Mankichi Shinshi

  • © Reuven Halevi

  • © Fabrizio Intonti

  • © Tatsuo Suzuki

  • © Peter de Krom

  • © Michael Seif

  • © Candace Karch

  • © Siegfried Hansen

  • © Sinziana Velicescu

  • © Claudio Larrea

  • © Poike Stomps

  • © Ian Teh

  • © Travis Huggett

  • © Iryna Fedorovskaya

  • © Jaap Van den Beukel

  • © Nancy LeVine

  • © Mike Lee

  • © Jimmy Dovholt

  • © Scott Houston

  • © Katja Eshkileva

  • © Michele Liberti

  • © Chulsu Kim

  • © Aurélien Voldoire

  • © Sandra Chen Weinstein

  • © Ron Snider

  • © Damian Chrobak

  • © Pushkar Raj Sharma

  • © Kuba Kaminski

  • © Graciela Magnoni

  • © Gergely Szatmari

  • © Roberto (Bear) Guerra

  • © Robert Herman

  • © Ross Harvey

  • © Thanakorn Treratanaboot


  • © Gulnara

  • © Sarah Barker

  • © Chris Garvi

  • © Mikael Buck

  • © Chee Keong Lim

  • © Santiago Bañon

  • © Peter Brian Schafer

  • © Hashem Shakeri

  • © Jack Simon

  • © Susana Cabanero

  • © Ignasi Raventos

  • © Joanna Mrówka

  • © Abhijit Nandi

  • © Juan Cobo

  • © Stephen Dupont

  • © Tony Hertz

  • © Katarzyna Kubiak

  • © Laurent Nicourt

  • © Umberto Carlo Sommaruga

  • © Miriam Seiden

  • © Jeffrey De Keyser

  • © Michael Grecco

  • © Roman Tripler

  • © Jody Miller

  • © Sandra Pereznieto

  • © Victoria Haleba

  • © Alberto Montagna

  • © Wim van Ophem

  • © tomek tyndyk

  • © Sharon Morgan

  • © Ofir Barak

  • © Andrea Portuese

  • © Poy Divinagracia

  • © Bartek Warzecha

  • © Federico Winer

  • © Bill Mcintyre

  • © Martin Roemers

  • © Sabrina Merolla

  • © Barbara Peacock

  • © Massimo Cristaldi

  • © Tavepong Pratoomwong

  • © Lukas Vasilikos

  • © Yasuteru Kasano

  • © Rik Vermeulen

  • © Nicolae Vatra

  • © Andrea Alfano

  • © Zhuangchen Zhou

  • © Mankichi Shinshi

  • © Steve Scalone

  • © Bart Rozalski

  • © Elliot Serbin

  • © Stephen Dupont

  • © Jamie Howard

  • © Gareth Bragdon

  • © Hannes Holmström

  • © Gustavo Minas

  • © Todd Stewart

  • © Andrew Gresham

  • © Denny Renshaw

  • © Tim Fisher

  • © Nima Taradji

  • © Pierre Belhassen

  • © Michael Magers

  • © Nicola Avanzinelli

  • © Christophe Viseux

  • © Souvid Datta

  • © Mischa Christen

  • © Diego Ferrari

  • © Lorenzo Zoppolato

  • © Johan Jehlbo

  • © Paul Elledge

  • © Messay Shoakena

  • © Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez

  • © Cedric Roux

  • © Bela Doka

  • © Maciek Zygmunt

  • © Ying Ang

  • © Matthew Wylie

  • © Micke Berg

  • © Robert Corso

  • © Kin Wing Wong

  • © Lawrence Del Mundo

  • © Sander Troelstra

  • © mashruk ahmed.

  • © Matteo Zannoni

  • © Pongsathorn Leelaprachakul

  • © Eduardo Garcia

  • © Kilimanjaro Błażejewski

  • © Vanvan Chen

  • © Margarita Mavromichalis

  • © Glenn Capers

  • © Malika Sqalli

  • © Alejandro Cartagena

  • © Mitsutaka Tajiri

  • © Martin Bernetti

  • © Lee Atwell

  • © Christophe Viseux

  • © Kostis Argyriadis

  • © Quetzal León

  • © Lauren Welles

  • © Jason Paul Roberts

  • © Jean-Jacques Bernard

  • © Luca Meola

  • © Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

  • © Vincent Josse

  • © Tavepong Pratoomwong

  • © Guillaume Flandre

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

– Elliott Erwitt

Street Photography Awards 2016 Jury

Juror feil
Marcel Feil
Deputy Director Artistic Affairs
The Netherlands
more about Marcel

Marcel Feil (1968) is deputy director, artistic affairs at Foam in Amsterdam, and one of the editors of Foam Magazine, the international photography magazine published by Foam. Since 2002 he worked as curator at Foam and organized a wide range of historical and contemporary photography exhibitions, varying from solo exhibitions, group shows and theme exhibitions. Prior to his current position, Feil worked at the Dutch Foundation for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture; and The Amsterdam Center for Photography, curating small exhibitions with work of young emerging photographers, organizing lectures and the educational program.

Juror latimer
Bronwen Latimer
Deputy Director of Photography
The Washington Post
Washington D.C., USA
more about Bronwen

Bronwen Latimer is the deputy director of photography at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, she worked as a book editor at National Geographic and at US News & World Report. She also served as an associate photo editor at TIME magazine where she received the 1998 POY editing award for story about Steve Jobs. In 1994, she worked as an editor for the book, A Passage to Vietnam. From 1989-1992 she was an assistant photo editor at Sports Illustrated concentrating on the Olympics. Ms. Latimer earned an MS degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 1989.

Juror bossan
Enrico Bossan
Editorial Director
COLORS Magazine, Fabrica Research Centre
Treviso, Italy
more about Enrico

Photographer Enrico Bossan has been leading editorial projects for years, discovering young talents, teaching and serving as a mentor. Since 2005, Bossan has been head of Photography at Fabrica Research Centre, and in 2006 was appointed Editorial Director of Colors Magazine. Since January 2014, he has been in charge of Editorial at Fabrica, as well. Bossan curates exhibitions, installations and performances, and oversees the FFF Award. As Editorial Director at Fabrica, he has also published a series of books and multimedia projects. Having started his career as a photojournalist 30 years ago, Bossan's works have been published in important international magazines, and he has published 10 photobooks of his own work. He also serves as curator for various festivals around the world.

Juror davies
Celia Davies
Photoworks and Brighton Photo Biennial
Brighton, UK
more about Celia

Celia devises the strategic and artistic direction of Photoworks and the Brighton Photo Biennial.

Recent projects have included the inaugural Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015, Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 & 2014. Forthcoming projects include a co-commission with Focus Festival Mumbai as part of Re:Imagine India funded by the Arts Council England and HOUSE 2016.

Celia was previously Head of Exhibitions at the De La Warr Pavilion, 2002-2009. Other projects include The British Library by Yinka Shonibare (2013) and Brighton Palermo Remix by David Batchelor for Brighton Festival (2012), This Storm is What We Call Progress by Ori Gersht (2012), Imperial War Museum, London and curated projects include Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographs of the American South including Walker Evans, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, Susan Lipper and Alec Soth (2010), Beuys Is Here co-curated with Anthony d’ Offay (2009), Kenneth and Mary Martin, Constructed Works (2008) and Jeremy Deller (2006). Commissions include Mumuration Rinko Kawauchi and Brighton Picture Hunt Alec Soth (2010).

She is co-editor of Photoworks Annual, visual art advisor for HOUSE festival and Chair of Blast Theory.

Juror stuart
Matt Stuart
Street Photographer
Magnum Photos Nominee, Member of In-Public
London, UK
more about Matt

Matt Stuart is a British street photographer, a member of the In-Public street photography collective and one of the newest nominee members of Magnum Photos. As well as making his personal work, he works as an advertising photographer and leads street photography workshops.

Stuart's book of street photography, All That Life Can Afford (2016) includes photographs made in London from 2002 to 2015. He was also featured in the 2010 book and travelling show, Street Photography Now. His work has been published in a number of survey publications on street photography, and exhibited in solo exhibitions in Britain and the US; as well as included in group exhibitions in Britain (including at the Museum of London, which acquired his work for its permanent collection, and which travelled to the Museum of the City of New York), France, Bangkok and Stockholm.

Juror tucker
Matthew Tucker
Picture Editor
BuzzFeed UK
London, UK
more about Matthew

Matthew Tucker is the picture editor at BuzzFeed UK. Working with the growing London-based team since 2013, Matthew covers news, entertainment, lifestyle and photo essays, along with original photography and commissions. Before BuzzFeed, Matthew trained as a journalist and worked on the Huffington Post UK picture desk and created online content for BSkyB entertainment shows.

Juror viau
Jean-Jacques Viau
Manager, Digital Media
Leica Camera
Wetzlar, Germany
more about Jean-Jacques

Jean-Jacques Viau is manager of digital marketing for Leica Camera, the internationally famous maker of cameras and lenses. He has initiated and nurtured vibrant social media communities for Leica Camera, which now operate worldwide in many languages. Jean-Jacques has been curating the Leica blog since its launch. In an earlier position with Leica, among many other duties, he managed Leica’s relationships with photography students and younger professional photographers worldwide.

Juror casper new
Jim Casper
Editor in Chief
The Netherlands
more about Jim

Jim Casper is the editor-in-chief and publisher of LensCulture, one of the leading online destinations to discover contemporary photography from around the world. As an active member in the contemporary photography world, Casper organizes annual international photography events, travels around the world to meet with photographers and review their portfolios, curates art exhibitions, writes about photography and culture, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as an international juror and nominator for key awards, and is an advisor to arts and education organizations. He serves on the board of directors at SPE, the Society for Photographic Education, the world’s largest association of photography educators.

The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.

– Robert Doisneau

Awards & Benefits
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Winners & Jurors' Picks Finalists Top 100 Editors' Picks** Every Entrant
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**Editors' Picks: During the competition, LensCulture's editors will curate hundreds of entries for immediate exposure to our global audience through the competition gallery and our Facebook page.