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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

Series Winners

1st Place: Peter Franck, Germany — “Landscapes”

1st Place: ©Peter Franck, Germany — “Landscapes”

 

2nd Place: Antonio Pulgarin, United States — “Fragments of the Masculine”

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”

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”

1st Place: ©Rachel Liu, United States — “The Family Album”

 

2nd Place: Walter Plotnick, United States — “Surprise Inside”

2nd Place: ©Walter Plotnick, United States — “Surprise Inside”

 

3rd Place: Jacopo Brunello, Italy — “Nothing Dark Matters”

3rd Place: ©Jacopo Brunello, Italy — “Nothing Dark Matters”

 

Jurors’ Picks

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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©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

©AnneCharlotte Guinot, Mexico — “Blood-Red / Sangre Rojo”Selected by Catherine Edelman, Founder and Director, Edelman Gallery, Chicago, United States

 

Series Finalists

Peggy Washburn, United States – “Entropy”

©Peggy Washburn, United States – “Entropy”

Danielle Dean, United States – “An Island”

©Danielle Dean, United States – “An Island”

 

Balder Olrik, Denmark – “Blind Spots”

©Balder Olrik, Denmark – “Blind Spots”

 

Vanessa Filley, United States – “#MeToo: A Story in Twenty Women”

©Vanessa Filley, United States – “#MeToo: A Story in Twenty Women”

 

Sophie Gabrielle, Australia – “Worry For the Fruit the Birds Won’t Eat”

©Sophie Gabrielle, Australia – “Worry For the Fruit the Birds Won’t Eat”

 

Magda Kuca, United Kingdom – “The Grandmothers”

©Magda Kuca, United Kingdom – “The Grandmothers”

 

Jacob Burge, United States – “Recall”

©Jacob Burge, United States – “Recall”

 

Jerry Takigawa, United States – “Balancing Cultures”

©Jerry Takigawa, United States – “Balancing Cultures”

 

Seunggu Kim, South Korea – “Better Days”

©Seunggu Kim, South Korea – “Better Days”

 

Garrett Grove, United States – “Journey to the Interior”

©Garrett Grove, United States – “Journey to the Interior”

 

Rebecca Najdowski, Australia – “Ambient Pressure”

©Rebecca Najdowski, Australia – “Ambient Pressure”

 

David Pace and Stephen Wirtz, United States – “Wirephoto 1938-1945”

©David Pace and ©Stephen Wirtz, United States – “Wirephoto 1938-1945”

 

Ingvild Kristine Melby, Norway – “The Forest, the Ocean, and the Girl”

©Ingvild Kristine Melby, Norway – “The Forest, the Ocean, and the Girl”

 

Amy Friend, Canada – “Multi-Verse”

©Amy Friend, Canada – “Multi-Verse”

 

Michelle Rogers Pritzl, United States – “Not Waving But Drowning”

©Michelle Rogers Pritzl, United States – “Not Waving But Drowning”

 

Cate Wnek, United States – “Raising Goosebumps”

©Cate Wnek, United States – “Raising Goosebumps”

 

Oluwasegun Oladele-Ajose, United States – “Story of Men”

©Oluwasegun Oladele-Ajose, United States – “Story of Men”

 

Tabitha Barnard, United States – “Cult of Womanhood”

©Tabitha Barnard, United States – “Cult of Womanhood”

 

Single Image Finalists

Tania Ruda, Ukraine – “Anna”

©Tania Ruda, Ukraine – “Anna”

 

Oli Kellett, United Kingdom – “Cross Road Blues”

©Oli Kellett, United Kingdom – “Cross Road Blues”

 

Karine Roué, French Polynesia – “Female Architectronics”

©Karine Roué, French Polynesia – “Female Architectronics”

 

Dick Sweeney, Australia – “Washing the Day Away”

©Dick Sweeney, Australia – “Washing the Day Away”

 

Evelyn Bencicova, Slovakia – “Radana, Girl and Mother”

©Evelyn Bencicova, Slovakia – “Radana, Girl and Mother”

 

Zhou Chengzhou, China – “Under the Consciousness”

©Zhou Chengzhou, China – “Under the Consciousness”

 

Maxine Helfman, United States – “Untitled, from the series ‘Exit 219B’”

©Maxine Helfman, United States – “Untitled, from the series ‘Exit 219B’”

 

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