The LensCulture Exposure Awards – Winners and Finalists

1st Place series — Restricted Areas. Restricted Area 1. An amphibious airplane with vertical take-off. Called the BBA12. The USSR built only two of them in 1976, one of which crashed during transportation. © Danila Tkachenko, Russia, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

1st Place series — Restricted Areas. Restricted Area 10. The city of Dzerzhinsk was where rocket engines were produced during Soviet times. It was a closed city until 1992. © Danila Tkachenko, Russia,Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

1st Place series — Restricted Areas. Restricted Area 4. An antenna built for interplanetary communication. The Soviet Union was planning to build bases on other planets and prepared facilities for such communication. These facilities were never used and are deserted now. © Danila Tkachenko, Russia, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

2nd Place series — Post-Industrial Romania. Foundry Worker. © Ioana Cîrlig, Romania, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

2nd Place series — Post-Industrial Romania. Pet Deer. © Ioana Cîrlig, Romania, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

2nd Place series — Post-Industrial Romania. Junior Prom Night. © Ioana Cîrlig, Romania, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

3rd Place series — South Street Village © Franky Verdickt, Belgium, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

3rd Place series — South Street Village © Franky Verdickt, Belgium, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

3rd Place series — South Street Village © Franky Verdickt, Belgium, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

1st Place Single Image. Alluring © Raina Stinson, USA, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

2nd Place Single Image. A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow. © Marcin Ryczek, Poland, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

3rd Place Single Image. La boutique du peuple. © Pierre Terdjman, France, Winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

Thirty-one photographers from 18 countries on six continents have been announced as winners and finalists of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014!

An influential jury of nine photographic experts served on the jury, reviewing submissions (photo series and single images) that were entered by photographers working in 118 countries. The competition was open to all photographers, at all levels, everywhere in the world — with a call for entries available in 15 languages. Not only are the results truly international in scope, but the award-winning work includes a diverse range of subject matter and photographic techniques and represents a snapshot of some of the best contemporary photography on the planet.

In addition to the cash awards presented to the top six winners, the work of all 31 winners and finalists will be featured in a book published by LensCulture and Edition One Books, featured in photo festival screenings around the world during the coming year, and exhibited at the inaugural Photo London, being held from May 21—24, 2015, with museum-quality printing and finishing services provided by Genesis Imaging, UK.

Of the awards, Jim Casper, Editor of LensCulture comments, “Thanks to the cultural and professional diversity of the photographers who participated in this competition we were delighted to discover several fresh, creative approaches to using the visual language of photography. The winning submissions include everything from hard-hitting photojournalism and documentary reports, to personal stories, fanciful fiction, and even cinematic, dream-like sequences that seem to come to life with their own quirky non-linear intuitive connections.”

Six Top Winners

Series Category

Danila Tkachenko, Russia — “Restricted Areas”

Ioana Cirlig, Romania — “Post-Industrial Romania”

Franky Verdickt, Belgium — “South Street Village”

 

Singe Image Category

Raina Stinson, USA — “Allure”

Marcin Ryczek, Poland — “A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow”

Pierre Terdjman, France — “La Boutique du Peuple”

 

25 Finalists

Antonio Gonzalez Caro, Spain

Bela Doka, Hungary

Ben Brody, USA

Birgit Püve, Estonia

Brandon Thibodeaux, USA

Capucine Granier-Deferre, France

Christian Berthelot, France

Claudio Rasano, Switzerland

Dario Bosio, Italy

Dave Jordano, USA

Dieter de Lathauwer, Belgium

Edoardo Delille/Gabriele Galimberti, Italy

Hak Kim, Cambodia

Jean de Pomereu, France

Lydia Goldblatt, United Kingdom

Marcus Lyon, United Kingdom

Marja Pirila, Finland

Paolo Verzone, France

Tommy Trenchard, Sierra Leone

Agnieszka Rembacz, Poland

Andrea Schuh, Germany

Annika Haas, Estonia

Karen Lunney, Australia

Maxim Korotchenko, Russia

Vo Anh Kiet, Vietnam

 

…We can’t wait for the exhibition in May!

Find out more about the LensCulture Exposure Awards here

Learn more about Photo London here

 

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