Portrait Awards 2018 / LensCulture
Deadline Feb 27, 2018

Lisa Maria Bellano / official entry

LensCulture is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2018 Portrait Awards. For the first time ever, we’re 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, an incredible opportunity to be seen alongside some of the biggest names in photography.

 

Guen Fiore / official entry

Feyzullah Tunç / official entry

Raphael Gerbeaux / official entry

Antti Yrjönen / official entry

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.

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.

 

Gita Castallian / official entry

Justin Barton / official entry

Michel Clair / official entry

Tom Atwood / official entry

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 that week.

 

Katie-Jane Watson / official entry

Kremer Johnson / official entry

Scarlett Coten / official entry

Anna Nedlin / official entry

Throughout 2018, the jury’s selected works will be screened at photo festivals and events worldwide. Over the past year, the 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.

 

The Jurors:

Rebecca Morse
Curator / Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA

Sacha Lecca
Deputy Photo Editor / Rolling Stone

Siobhán Bohnacker
Senior Photo Editor / The New Yorker

Christophe Laloi
Co-Founder and Artistic Director / Voies Off Festival

Elena Boille
Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Photo Editor / Internazionale

Nadav Kander, Award-Winning Photographer

Kaycee Olsen
Director / Von Lintel Gallery

Jim Casper
Editor-in-Chief / LensCulture

 

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2018
Call for Entries / Deadline February 27, 2018
Please visit the information page >

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