LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2019
Seeking the best documentary and imaginative storytellers in photography.
- Exhibition at Aperture Gallery in NYC
- Free Professional Review
- Industry Recognition
- International Festival Exposure
The LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards recognize the work of photographers weaving compelling narratives into their work. Our international jury is looking for image makers who are defining contemporary visual storytelling, whether that be through documentary work, imaginative storytelling, or something that combines (or defies!) all of the above.
Show us how you’re using photography to chronicle world events or the experiences of those closest to you. Take our breath away with narrative images that challenge our thinking, expand our understanding or hit a chord with our emotions. Surprise us, delight us, confront us.
This competition aims to uncover photographers from diverse backgrounds and experience levels, share their work with the world and connect them with career-changing opportunities. Winners will be exhibited at Aperture Gallery in New York City in 2019!
Read on for information about our two categories, benefits, jurors and our free entry option for single image submissions.
APERTURE GALLERY EXHIBITION
Winning photographers will be exhibited at Aperture Gallery in New York City’s Chelsea district. An opening reception will be held for artists, invited media, photo editors, and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking. In recent years, Aperture Gallery has hosted exhibitions of work by Mary Ellen Mark, Martin Parr, Richard Renaldi, Paul Strand, Mickalene Thomas, Alex Webb, and many others.
Visual Storytelling Competition Gallery
When you enter this award, your work will be immediately reviewed by our editors. Selected submissions will be featured in our Competition gallery and published across all of our online channels, reaching a massive three million+ audience of photography lovers and experts. Enter your work early to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to share your work with the world and receive global exposure! Note: While our editors review entries for inclusion on a daily basis, not every submission can be shown here.
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Total Prize: $5,000