Here are 162 award-winning photographers you should know. These exciting contemporary photographers come from 38 countries on five continents, and they are making remarkable work right now in diverse cultures around the world. It’s fresh, inspiring, insightful and thought-provoking.
This book celebrates excellence in the visual language of photography in all genres: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, portrait, street photography, abstract, landscape, architecture, nature, alternative process, experimental, poetic, personal, and more… read more on the LensCulture site
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are often forced to flee their home country to escape discrimination and violence only to face an uncertain future as undocumented migrants with no access to healthcare services.
When they set me free, I was only seeing with one eye and my face was very swollen. The only thing I wanted was to see my mother, because I was thinking that I was going to die…I lied to her that it was robbers, because I did not want her to know that I was beaten because of being gay. Prince January
Prince January shares his journey from Zimbabwe to Cape Town and his message of hope for the future.
A very nice surprise to hear my images from the migration crisis in the Mediterranean is a Jurors’ Pick in the LensCultureExposureAwards2018– Many thanks to Mazie Harris at the Department of Photographs Getty Museum for selecting my work, and many thanks to Jim and Millie Casper and the LensCulture team – and big congrats to all the all the other photographers! Jason Florio
Jurors’ Picks – Each of the eight jury members selected one photographer to be awarded special distinction…with a brief quote from each juror explaining what they especially appreciate about these photographers and their work.
‘Amidst ongoing debates over immigration and refugees, I found myself returning repeatedly to Jason Florio’s portfolio. Through thoughtful compositional choices, a careful selection… ‘read more on the Lensculture Exposure Awards – Winners & Finalists page
The Guardian: Photojournalism series winner – Destination Europe British photographer Jason Florio’s picture shows Gambian and other West African migrants lying exhausted on the deck of a rescue ship after being saved from a packed rubber boat that was starting to sink off the coast of Libya
“(I will) Always remember that picture, sunny to a cloudless sky, blue to the calm sea, a central rubber boat, 480 people on board silent, showing the whole piece perfect silence. To me, all very strange, from a photographic point of view…” Read more/see more at The Initium – interview with Jason Florio by Chen Ying (Alicia Chen)
View Florio’s Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Photojournalism – ‘Destination Europe’ + more images from rescues in the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean on his website