PHLEARN MagazineThe Creative Visions of the First Ever LensCulture Art Photography Awards

The Creative Visions of the First Ever LensCulture Art Photography Awards

In a push to expand the portrayal and thought of how art photography is perceived in today, LensCulture came up with a new, amazing photography contest. This year, they decided to create the Art Photography Awards, where photographers were allowed to submit work using various approaches and techniques to express their view on the art process.

The contest attracted artists and photographers from 129 countries across six continents, and entrants were able to submit their work into two categories: Series and Singles. Of all the incredible photography submitted, the judges chose 38 of their favorites as the winners, finalists and jurors’ picks. Each selected photographer will receive a cash grant and their beautifully creative works will be exhibited at the Aperture Gallery in 2019.

Below are the winners, runners-up and third-place winners of each category.

SERIES CATEGORY WINNERS

1ST PLACE

PETER FRANCK
Germany
“Landscapes”

© Peter FranckClick to see full series.




2ND PLACE

ANTONIO PULGARIN
United States
“Fragments of the Masculine”

© Antonio PulgarinClick to see full series.




3RD PLACE

EDGAR MARTINS
United Kingdom
“What Photography has in Common with an Empty Vase”

© Edgar MartinsClick to see full series.




SINGLE CATEGORY WINNERS

1ST PLACE

RACHEL LIU
United States
“The Family Album”

© Rachel Liu

2ND PLACE

WALTER PLOTNICK
United States
“Super Inside”

© Walter Plotnick

3RD PLACE

JACOPO BRUNELLO
Italy
“Nothing Dark Matters”

© Jacopo Brunello

These thought-provoking photographs show how the evolution of art photography has progressed throughout its time. The various stories in these photos express creativity, uniqueness, and personal experience in a way that makes us look closer and appreciate life’s simple beauty.

Be sure to check out all the photos from the series winners and jurors’ picks on the 2018 LensCulture Art Photography Award Winners page.

Emily Garces

Emily is a freelance content creator and photographer. Her passion is to simply create, whether it be through words or visuals. She mainly focuses her content on travel but through that, she fell in love with capturing the world one snap at a time so you will always see her with a camera. She was born and raised in New Jersey but considers herself a citizen of the world.

 

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