Photography Contest

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020

Deadline |

CLOSED

Theme |

Portrait

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |

Free single, $50/5 images

Prizes |

Exhibition
Portraiture and photography have been linked since the medium's inception. What started with formal family Daguerreotype portraits in the 1840s developed into a centuries-old fascination with making and looking at photographs of people a love that we see translated in the popularity of this award every year.

The LensCulture Portrait Awards are open to photographers at all levels of experience and all interpretations of portraiture. Your work may be made in the studio with professional lighting or snapped on a smart-phone during your travels, what matters is not your method but your ability to move your audience. From quirky self-portraits to candid portrayals of family and friends, from staged and conceptual photographs of public figures to environmental portraits, we want to see your work! Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including exhibition in New York in April 2020, extensive media coverage, projection at international photography festivals, cash prizes and more.

Exhibition in NYC during Paris Photo New York!
All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited in April 2020 at Caelum Gallery in Chelsea, New York City's vibrant art and gallery district. The exhibition will be our first of the new decade, and we're thrilled to present the work of LensCulture photographers alongside another first, the inaugural Paris Photo New York! This brand new fair dedicated to photography will bring many international experts and professionals to the city, presenting a unique opportunity for your work to be seen by influential people in the industry. Exhibiting artists, media, photo editors and industry insiders will be invited to join us at an opening reception for a night of art appreciation and networking.