Photo Gallery: 20 extraordinarily beautiful photos from the world of LensCulture

LensCulture celebrates the excellent work of photographers around the world. From street photos to portraits, these 20 astounding images range from the strange to the sublime

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Cat’s Eyes (Arek Rataj - Juror’s Pick, Street Photography Awards 2016)

The World Through My Eyes (Alla Sokolova - Finalist, Exposure Awards 2017)

Mending Fishing Nets (Alan O’Riordan - Finalist, Exposure Awards 2017)

Digging in the Future (Matjaz Krivic - Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016)

Anoel (Chris De Bode - 2nd Prize Singles, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016)

Silent Scream (Johannes Reinhart. Finalist, Street Photography Awards 2016)

From the series “Out-of-the-way.” (Elena Anosova -1st Prize Series, Exposure Awards 2017)

Berlin BHF (Anna Tihanyi - Winner, Emerging Talent Awards 2016)

Finally, Some Rest (Areg Balayan. 2nd Prize Series, Exposure Awards 2017)

The Way of Seeing and Dreaming (Edas Wong - Juror’s Pick, Street Photography Awards 2016)

Sheepwatch (Einar Sigurdorsson -Finalist, Exposure Awards 2017)

From the series “Les Dominants” (Sylvain Biard - 3rd Place Series, Street Photography Awards 2016)

Tsataan Woman with Reindeer (Madoka Ikegami - Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016)


Life in Russia (Vladimir Alekseev - Finalist, Exposure Awards 2017)

Strangers in the City (Masoud Gharaei - Finalist, Street Photography Awards 2016)

Childhood Revisited (Shuwei Liu- Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016)

She (Michaela Spurna -Juror’s Pick, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016)

Bunda (Leonard Suryajaya - Winner, Emerging Talent Awards 2016)

Oh My Rabbits (Katya Rezvaya – Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016)

Tim & Aimee (Kremer Johnson - Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards)


The Best of LensCulture, Vol. 1 features 161 contemporary photographers from all over the world, discovered during of four of LensCulture’s annual competitions. The photographers’ work encompasses many different genres, from portraits to street photography and photojournalism. Photos courtesy of the photographer and LensCulture,

The Best of LensCulture, Volume 1 is published by Schilt Publishing and is available in stores and online for £22.50. For more, see

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