The 8th annual LensCulture Portrait Awards aim to discover and reward more than 35 photographers around the globe who are making exceptional photographic portraits today.
These awards are open to photographers at all levels of experience, and all genres of portraiture are welcome — from professional studio shoots, to detailed environmental portraits, to casual candids. We’re open to all types of artistic approaches, too, including staged, fiction, fashion, metaphoric, self-portrait and conceptual work.
Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including exhibition in New York, extensive media coverage, cash prizes and more. Scroll down to meet our expert international jury and read about our free entry option for single image submissions.
Whether your portraits are traditional or eclectic, quirky or visionary — we want to see your work!
All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited in New York. An opening reception will be held for artists, invited media, photo editors and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking. We are hopeful that a gala exhibition can be held in the fall of 2021!
Many successful photographers enter the same work in several competitions before they finally win. This is an effective strategy to have your work seen by many different jurors and build your career.
Persistence is the key to getting your work seen by influential experts worldwide – it only takes one person to make a positive impact on your creative journey!
SERIES AWARD WINNERS
1st Place: $3,500
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,500
SINGLE IMAGE AWARD WINNERS
1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
Entry fees:- You may submit one photo for free ($10 for each additional photo).
5 single-image entries, judged individually (not as a series): $35.
Max 10 photographs, judged as a series: $45.
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