PHLEARN MagazineHere Are the Winners of the LensCulture 2018 Street Photography Awards

Here Are the Winners of the LensCulture 2018 Street Photography Awards

The winners and finalists of the 4th annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards have been announced and the photos are just incredible. The work submitted beautifully illustrates the photographers’ visions of life on the street from all corners of the globe.

Of the 170 countries that were represented in the entries, the prestigious jury chose 39 photographers as the winners, juror’s picks, and finalists. The prizes include $22,000 in grant awards; publication in the LensCulture photobook; projections at international photography festivals; international exposure; and the winning photos will be on display at an exhibition at Cosmos Book Fair in Arles, France July 2-7.

You can see all of the prize winning photos on the LensCulture 2018 Street Photography Award Winners page. Here are the winners in the “Series” and “Single Image” categories.

SERIES WINNERS

1ST PLACE SERIES

Sowrav Das
Bangladesh
“Floating Heroes”

Money is delivered to the Chittagong branch of Bangladesh Bank by trucks every day. Khokon, 31, maintains his livelihood by carrying sacks of money to the bank from the trucks, but there is no place for him to take shelter. He passes the time at night by either sleeping on a road divider or in a roundabout. This photo was taken at Laldighi in Chittagong. © Sowrav Das. 1st place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

Ali Hossain, 35. He works as a day labourer in Falmundi, the biggest fruit trading hub in Chattogram. At night, he sleeps along the Station Road area of the city. This photo was taken at the Station Road area. © Sowrav Das. 1st place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

Nobi Kalam, 55. He hails from the Baro Dighirpar area under the Fateyabad union of Hathazari Upazila of Chattogram. He comes into the city to beg and goes home every week with the money he earns from begging. The rest of the days of the week, he passes the time at night by sleeping on the city’s streets. This photo was taken in the Kadamtoli area of Chattogram city. © Sowrav Das. 1st place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

Mir Hossain, 35. He supports his family by selling tea in a rickshaw van in Chittagong. It is not possible to rent a house with the money he earns by selling tea. If the van is stolen, he will be utterly ruined, so it is his house. This picture was taken at Kodomtoli in Chittagong. © Sowrav Das. 1st place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

Osman Gani, 28. For his work, he stocks commodities in different shops of Chattogram all day long. At night, he falls asleep on the road divider in the Kazir Dewry area of the city. This photo was taken at Kazir Dewri, Chittagong. © Sowrav Das. 1st place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

2ND PLACE SERIES

Ilker Karaman
Turkey
“In Pursuit of Myself”

Yellow. © Ilker Karaman. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

Bricks. © Ilker Karaman. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

Bus-Stop. © Ilker Karaman. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

Men of Shadow. © Ilker Karaman. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

Stranger. © Ilker Karaman. 2nd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

3RD PLACE SERIES

Cocoa Laney
Italy
“Gaps”

© Cocoa Laney. 3rd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

© Cocoa Laney. 3rd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

© Cocoa Laney. 3rd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

© Cocoa Laney. 3rd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

© Cocoa Laney. 3rd place, Series, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

SINGLE IMAGE WINNERS

Beach Scene, Chaung Tha, Myanmar. A quiet afternoon on the beach. © Maciej Dakowicz. 1st place, Single Image, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

1ST PLACE SINGLE IMAGE

Maciej Dakowicz
Poland
“Beach Scene, Chaung Tha, Myanmar”

Untitled. © Barry Talis. 2nd place, Single Image, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

2ND PLACE SINGLE IMAGE

Barry Talis
Israel
From “The Flow of Spirit”

Hanging Pig. © Jingsheng Nie, 3rd place, Single Image, LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2018.

3RD PLACE SINGLE IMAGE

Jingsheng Nie
China
“Hanging Pig”

Jurors’ Picks & Finalists

The seven jury members also chose one photographer each to receive special distinction and a cash grant. What’s really cool is you can read why the juror chose the photo and what they liked about it if you scroll down to the Jurors’ Picks section on the winners page.

Among the six winners and seven juror’s picks, 26 finalists will also be on display at the digital exhibition in France. The show runs from July 2-7 at Cosmos Book Fair during the opening week of the world-renowned Les Rencontres d’Arles.

Jennifer Berube

Jen is Editor of PHLEARN Magazine, where she helps shape inspiring stories and handy tips for aspiring and seasoned photographers. She has worked as a photography writer for many years, contributing to numerous industry-leading publications. Proudly Canadian, wannabe globetrotter, self-taught photographer, Jen is temporarily settled in Spain.

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