Winners of the inaugural Magnum and LensCulture photograph award announced
Twelve international photographers have been announced as the winners of the inaugural Magnum and LensCulture Photography Award. The legendary photography agency, Magnum Photos, and LensCulture have joined forces for the first time to produce this opportunity to recognise, reward and support photographic talent.
Each photographer has won a cash prize, but beyond this, international exposure through Magnum Photos and LensCulture’s combined international audience of over four million, a presence at 30 international photography festivals and access to expert guidance.
The series winners are: Street: Dougie Wallace, United Kingdom for “Harrodsburg”; Portrait: Jens Juul, Denmark for “Six Degrees of Copenhagen”; Photojournalism: Sandra Hoyn, Germany for “The Longing of the Others”; Open: Julián Barón García, Spain for “C.E.N.S.U.R.A.”; Fine Art: Aaron Hardin, United States for “The 13th Spring”; and Documentary: Mauricio Lima, Brazil for “Refugees”.
The single image winners are: Street: Ofir Barak, Israel — “Mea Sharim”; Portrait: Hannah Modigh, Sweden — “Hillbilly heroin, honey”; Photojournalism: Valery Melnikov, Russian Federation — “At the Last Second”; Open: Asger Ladefoged, Denmark — “Daesh”; Fine Art: Kyle Weeks, South Africa — “Palm Wine Collector, Kunene Region, Namibia. 2015” and Documentary: Cris Toala Olivares, The Netherlands — “Ni’lin”.
In addition, twenty finalists have also been selected, five students have been picked for the ‘Student Spotlight’ awards to celebrate up-and-coming talent, and each juror has selected one photographer for ‘Juror’s Pick’. For more details visit Lensculture.com.