LensCulture Portrait Awards 2018

Lola Caffieri, Argentina

 

For the first time ever, LensCulture Portrait offering two exceptional exhibition opportunities: our winners, jurors’ picks, and finalists will show their work at Photo London in May and during the opening week in Arles this July. These are two of the world’s most important photo events—don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be seen alongside the biggest names in photography!

Our esteemed jurors are seeking compelling portraits from all over the world. Benefits include projection of your work at international festivals, written feedback, worldwide media coverage, and exposure to our audience of 2.8 million. Participate in our global photography community—enter today!

Winning the LensCulture Portrait Awards was a great part of 2017 and a nice opportunity to get my work in front of the judging panel. The prize money I received was a great help and went towards making new work and my first full scale solo exhibition in London. Since winning the award, I also won the Royal Photographic Society U30 Gold Award and have been fortunate enough to have two images included in this year’s Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

OWEN HARVEY Winner, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017
 
Just by entering, your work will be reviewed by our editors for immediate exposure in our Competition Gallery and across all our online channels, reaching a combined audience of over 2.8 million. Entrants to our Awards receive massive online exposure throughout the competition, so enter your work early and take advantage of this opportunity!

All of the winners, jurors’ picks, and finalists will have their work seen by thousands of photography professionals at the world-renowned Photo London, being held at Somerset House this spring. Images by the selected photographers will be exhibited to gallerists, collectors, and publishers in an exhibition running from May 17-20, 2018.

All selected photographers will be exhibited in the heart of Arles, France this July. Hosted by our partner Voies Off, part of the longest-running festival in Europe, the exhibition will be displayed on a dynamic video wall throughout the busy opening week of the world-renowned Les Rencontres d’Arles. Arles attracts more than 17,000 photo industry professionals from around the world during this week—we hope to meet many of you there this summer!

Throughout 2018, the jury’s selected works will be screened at photo festivals and events worldwide. Over the past year, our winners and finalists were screened at festivals in Britain, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Japan, Australia, Spain, France, Georgia, the US, and more. LensCulture continues to partner with international photo festivals (like Voies Off, FORMAT, Tokyo International Photography Festival, and more) to showcase more of our competitions’ winners & finalists.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

More information at www.lensculture.com/portrait-awards-2018.