LensCulture 2021

'LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2021'.
Announcing the 2021 LensCulture Art Photography Award Winners!
Discover the 41 remarkable photographers who have been selected for their vision, innovation and creativity.

LensCulture will announce the results of the Art Photography Awards 2021 today, and I’m delighted to tell you that you are one of the finalists!
Congratulations! Feel free to share this excellent news with all of your friends, fans and networks. With best wishes and cheers, on behalf of the jury and everyone here at LensCulture.

Jim Casper / Amsterdam, Netherlands,lensculture.com

LensCulture Art Photography Awards aim to recognize and reward visionary artists who are using photographic images and processes as powerful tools for personal expression.

Our global call for entries went out in 15 languages during this critical time when the pandemic upended daily life everywhere — and we were delighted with the amazing amount of creativity that was shared with us.

In this year’s winning selection of 41 photographers from 17 countries, you will discover an abundance of vivid artistic expression: Meditative and poetic work. Artful documentary. Photographs as sculpture and collage. Hybrid combinations of old techniques and digital drawing. Creative frenzies emerging from isolation and confinement. Fantasies of teleportation and time travel. Heartbreaking true stories of loss and grief. Thought-provoking staged and conceptual scenes. Humor. Outrage. Self-reflection. And, of course, celebrations of pure beauty, nature, love, and light.

We hope you will take the time to find inspiration from each and every one of these new discoveries. Enjoy!

Jim Casper, Editor in Chief, LensCulture

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This year’s international jury

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Lesley A. Martin

Art Director
APERTURE
USA

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Mark Sealy

Director
AUTOGRAPH
Great Britain

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Pauline Benthede

Global Exhibition Director
FOTOGRAFISKA
Sweden

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Matthew Flowers

Managing director
FLOWERS GALLERY
Great Britain

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Natsumi Araki

Curator, Associate Professor
TOKYO UNIVERSITY
OF THE ARTS
Japan

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Kathryn Humphries

Art Director
HARPER’S MAGAZINE
USA

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Michael Foley

Owner
FOLEY GALLERY
USA

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Arianna Rinaldo

Art Director
CORTONA ON THE MOVE FESTIVAL
Italy

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Angela Ferreira

Curator
MUSEU DE FOTOGRAFIA
Brazil

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Jim Casper

Chief Editor
LENSCULTURE
Netherlands



“The LensCulture Art Photography Awards consistently deliver on attracting strong submissions from a wide range of styles and perspectives.”

– LESLEY A. MARTIN
Creative Director, Aperture

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