As an Editor for LensCulture as well as a member of the International Press I am happy to publish the results of the LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018, now that the embargo has passed.
These Awards were LensCulture’s very first Art Photography Awards and they were eager to see a wide range of creativity from people in diverse cultures around the world. We are therefore delighted to present 38 contemporary photographers (from 18 countries) who are making remarkable work right now. The winning series and singles include everything from sensitive, intimate photographs and thought-provoking conceptual art to celebrations of pure beauty and light.
This call for entries attracted submissions from artists and photographers in 129 countries on six continents. The 38 photographers featured here represent a fascinating range of art made with photography, covering lots of different approaches and photographic techniques, as well as a surprising array of subject matter.
The selected photographers will be exhibited at New York City’s Aperture Gallery in 2019
“We hope you discover work here that amazes and delights you, as well as images that challenge your preconceived ideas about what art photography can be in the 21st century. Enjoy!” Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief, LensCulture
1st Place: Peter Franck, Germany — “Landscapes”
2nd Place: Antonio Pulgarin, United States — “Fragments of the Masculine”
3rd Place: Edgar Martins, United Kingdom — “What Photography has in Common with an Empty Vase”
Single Image Winners
1st Place: Rachel Liu, United States — “The Family Album”
2nd Place: Walter Plotnick, United States — “Surprise Inside”
3rd Place: Jacopo Brunello, Italy — “Nothing Dark Matters”
Each of the seven jury members selected one photographer to be awarded special distinction.
Yorgos Yatromanolakis, Greece — “The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings”Selected by Laura Moya, Director, Photolucida, Portland, United States
Vikesh Kapoor, United States — “See You at Home”Selected by Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, SF MoMA, San Francisco, United States
Florian Ruiz, Japan — “The White Contamination”Selected by Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief, LensCulture, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lebohang Kganye, South Africa — “Ke Lefa Laka / Her-story”Selected by Michael Famighetti, Editor, Aperture Magazine, New York, United States
Marc Ohrem-Leclef, United States — “Jugaad – Of Intimacy and Love”Selected by Alona Pardo, Curator, Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Cassio Vasconcellos, Brazil — “Ships”Selected by Todd Hido, Artist, San Francisco, United States
AnneCharlotte Guinot, Mexico — “Blood-Red / Sangre Rojo”Selected by Catherine Edelman, Founder and Director, Edelman Gallery, Chicago, United States
Peggy Washburn, United States – “Entropy”
Danielle Dean, United States – “An Island”
Balder Olrik, Denmark – “Blind Spots”
Vanessa Filley, United States – “#MeToo: A Story in Twenty Women”
Sophie Gabrielle, Australia – “Worry For the Fruit the Birds Won’t Eat”
Magda Kuca, United Kingdom – “The Grandmothers”
Jacob Burge, United States – “Recall”
Jerry Takigawa, United States – “Balancing Cultures”
Seunggu Kim, South Korea – “Better Days”
Garrett Grove, United States – “Journey to the Interior”
Rebecca Najdowski, Australia – “Ambient Pressure”
David Pace and Stephen Wirtz, United States – “Wirephoto 1938-1945”
Ingvild Kristine Melby, Norway – “The Forest, the Ocean, and the Girl”
Amy Friend, Canada – “Multi-Verse”
Michelle Rogers Pritzl, United States – “Not Waving But Drowning”
Cate Wnek, United States – “Raising Goosebumps”
Oluwasegun Oladele-Ajose, United States – “Story of Men”
Tabitha Barnard, United States – “Cult of Womanhood”
Single Image Finalists
Tania Ruda, Ukraine – “Anna”
Oli Kellett, United Kingdom – “Cross Road Blues”
Karine Roué, French Polynesia – “Female Architectronics”
Dick Sweeney, Australia – “Washing the Day Away”
Evelyn Bencicova, Slovakia – “Radana, Girl and Mother”
Zhou Chengzhou, China – “Under the Consciousness”
Maxine Helfman, United States – “Untitled, from the series ‘Exit 219B’”
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