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ANNOUNCING the LensCulture B&W Photography Awards! Show us what great black-and-white photography looks like to you in 2018.

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We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards! Selected by our international jury from hundreds of submissions hailing from 150 countries, these photographers are making some of the most captivating and accomplished photography around the world today. Check out the winners and their amazing work through the link in our Instagram story!

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We’re featuring a number of selected works that have been submitted to our first ever Black & White Photography Award. We’d love to see your amazing work as well! The call for entries is now open. Details in bio! - Images: 1) Fisherman Goes Back Home © Vittorio Sancipriano; 2) Roller Coaster © Yuval Shiboli; 3) City Soleil: Eager to Learn © Urim Hong; 4) Surf Bay © Weston Fuller; 5) Ono © Ale Ruaro - #monoart #monochromatic #bw_lover #bnw_society #bnw_life #bnw_captures #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #bnw #bw #blackandwhite #lenscultureblackandwhite

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Each week, we’re showcasing the work of a photographer who caught our eye with their striking images and inspirational focus. This week’s #LensCultureDiscovery is Rhianne Clarke (@rhianneclarke), a photographer using her father’s recently-discovered archive to explore questions of ownership in the medium. The images also act as a testament to the profound history of London’s Caribbean community. We’re excited to present Rhianne’s story “Many Rivers to Cross,” so stay tuned for more images from this important project! And be sure to share your own work with us by using #LensCultureDiscovery! - In the summer of 2014, I lost my father to cancer. A year after his death, my mother found a binder of 35 mm negatives in storage. This binder was accompanied by 450 photographs made by my father, presumably between the ‘70s and ‘80s while he was living in East Dulwich. My father was not a professional photographer, but his practice reflects a developed style and ability in the medium. Despite our very close relationship, he failed to share and bond with me during his life over our mutual interest in photography. Although this work may seem reminiscent of a memory of my father, it should not be considered as mere evidence of a person’s life. Instead, it points to the process of discovery and consolation that specifically comes from a family archive. Tony Williams (left) and Ishmail Watson (right) MCing in their cousin’s home on Long Lane. Ishmail explains, “Michael was silent with his camera. None of us knew these photographs were being taken, and Clarkey (a nickname given to him by friends) never showed us the photographs, even after taking them. He would walk for hours to my house all the way from Dulwich - that’s a good long walk - with records ready to play and his camera around his neck. It was all about the music and creating vibes.” - Image: © Rhianne Clarke - #manyriverstocross #rhianneclarke #archivalphotography #archive #photojournalist #personalstories #familyarchive #blackandwhite #portrait #photodocumentary #photostory

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We’re featuring a number of selected works that have been submitted to our first ever Black & White Photography Award. We’d love to see your amazing work as well! The call for entries is now open. Details in bio! - Images: 1) Giraffe © Christian Meermann; 2) Waiting © Raul Raschetti; 3) Untitled © Inge Clemente; 4) Soul © Iana Resina; 5) The Two Parallel © Karina Bikbulatova - #monoart #monochromatic #bw_lover #bnw_society #bnw_life #bnw_captures #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #bnw #bw #blackandwhite #lenscultureblackandwhite

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Each week, we’re showcasing the work of a photographer who caught our eye with their striking images and inspirational focus. This week’s #LensCultureDiscovery is Antonio Pulgarin (@antonio_pulgarin), an artist utilizing photography and photographic collage to create conceptually-focused works that tackle themes of cultural and sexual identity, memory, and displacement. We’re excited to present Antonio’s story “Fragments of the Masculine,” so stay tuned for more images from this important project! And be sure to share your own work with us by using #LensCultureDiscovery! - This series is deeply informed by my connections to both my Colombian heritage and the Latino narrative in America. My current work uses an archive of found images of my uncle and biological father in order to explore this issue. Through this project, I seek to challenge the construct of Latino masculinity (known as ‘machismo’), while re-contextualizing the fabric of my own identity. Each image in this series presents a deconstructed version of the original archival images as I have interpreted them, incorporating culturally-specific materials, as well as the colors of the Colombian flag. These images place an emphasis on the fragmented relationship I share with both my culture and these central figures in my life. - Image: © Antonio Pulgarin - #fragmentsofthemasculine #machismo #antoniopulgarin #photojournalism #photojournalist #personalstories #archiving #collage #portrait #photodocumentary #photostory

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We’re featuring a number of selected works that have been submitted to our first ever Black & White Photography Award. We’d love to see your amazing work as well! The call for entries is now open. Details in bio! - Images: 1) Icelandic Horses © Frankie McAllister; 2) Jó Éjt © Florin Linnemann; 3) Escape from the Dark © Joaquin Vizcaino; 4) Romanian Portrait © Tasos Koutsiaftis; 5) Timeless © Alexander Canton - #monoart #monochromatic #bw_lover #bnw_society #bnw_life #bnw_captures #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #bnw #bw #blackandwhite #lenscultureblackandwhite

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Each week, we’re showcasing the work of a photographer who caught our eye with their striking images and inspirational focus. This week’s #LensCultureDiscovery is Antonio Pulgarin (@antonio_pulgarin), an artist utilizing photography and photographic collage to create conceptually-focused works that tackle themes of cultural and sexual identity, memory, and displacement. We’re excited to present Antonio’s story “Fragments of the Masculine,” so stay tuned for more images from this important project! And be sure to share your own work with us by using #LensCultureDiscovery! - This series is deeply informed by my connections to both my Colombian heritage and the Latino narrative in America. My current work uses an archive of found images of my uncle and biological father in order to explore this issue. Through this project, I seek to challenge the construct of Latino masculinity (known as ‘machismo’), while re-contextualizing the fabric of my own identity. Each image in this series presents a deconstructed version of the original archival images as I have interpreted them, incorporating culturally-specific materials, as well as the colors of the Colombian flag. These images place an emphasis on the fragmented relationship I share with both my culture and these central figures in my life. - Images: © Antonio Pulgarin - #fragmentsofthemasculine #machismo #antoniopulgarin #photojournalism #photojournalist #personalstories #archiving #collage #portrait #photodocumentary #photostory

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We’re featuring a number of selected works that have been submitted to our first ever Black & White Photography Award. We’d love to see your amazing work as well! The call for entries is now open. Details in bio! - Images: 1) 90s © Barbara Campagnoli; 2) Engrenages © Eva Sanchez; 3) Ballerina © Alex Krivtsov; 4) Rachel © Bilal Felfoul; 5) Annachiara © Sara Denise Motta - #monoart #monochromatic #bw_lover #bnw_society #bnw_life #bnw_captures #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #bnw #bw #blackandwhite #lenscultureblackandwhite

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Each week, we’re showcasing the work of a photographer who caught our eye with their striking images and inspirational focus. This week’s #LensCultureDiscovery is Antonio Pulgarin (@antonio_pulgarin), an artist utilizing photography and photographic collage to create conceptually-focused works that tackle themes of cultural and sexual identity, memory, and displacement. We’re excited to present Antonio’s story “Fragments of the Masculine,” so stay tuned for more images from this important project! And be sure to share your own work with us by using #LensCultureDiscovery! - This series is deeply informed by my connections to both my Colombian heritage and the Latino narrative in America. My current work uses an archive of found images of my uncle and biological father in order to explore this issue. Through this project, I seek to challenge the construct of Latino masculinity (known as ‘machismo’), while re-contextualizing the fabric of my own identity. Each image in this series presents a deconstructed version of the original archival images as I have interpreted them, incorporating culturally-specific materials, as well as the colors of the Colombian flag. These images place an emphasis on the fragmented relationship I share with both my culture and these central figures in my life. - Images: © Antonio Pulgarin - #fragmentsofthemasculine #machismo #antoniopulgarin #photojournalism #photojournalist #personalstories #archiving #collage #portrait #photodocumentary #photostory

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We’re featuring a number of selected works that have been submitted to our first ever Black & White Photography Award. We’d love to see your amazing work as well! The call for entries is now open. Details in bio! - Images: 1) Serendipity © Pie Aerts; 2) Pierre-Louis Ferrer © Rêveries Parisiennes 1; 3) The Guardians of the Camargue © Bri Cimino; 4) Selfie © Deckon Jan Medrano; 5) Typewriter Escape © Piotr Kutolowski - #monoart #monochromatic #bw_lover #bnw_society #bnw_life #bnw_captures #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #bnw #bw #blackandwhite #lenscultureblackandwhite

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Each week, we’re showcasing the work of a photographer who caught our eye with their striking images and inspirational focus. This week’s #LensCultureDiscovery is Antonio Pulgarin (@antonio_pulgarin), an artist utilizing photography and photographic collage to create conceptually-focused works that tackle themes of cultural and sexual identity, memory, and displacement. We’re excited to present Antonio’s story “Fragments of the Masculine,” so stay tuned for more images from this important project! And be sure to share your own work with us by using #LensCultureDiscovery! - This series is deeply informed by my connections to both my Colombian heritage and the Latino narrative in America. My current work uses an archive of found images of my uncle and biological father in order to explore this issue. Through this project, I seek to challenge the construct of Latino masculinity (known as ‘machismo’), while re-contextualizing the fabric of my own identity. Each image in this series presents a deconstructed version of the original archival images as I have interpreted them, incorporating culturally-specific materials, as well as the colors of the Colombian flag. These images place an emphasis on the fragmented relationship I share with both my culture and these central figures in my life. - Image: © Antonio Pulgarin - #fragmentsofthemasculine #machismo #antoniopulgarin #photojournalism #photojournalist #personalstories #archiving #collage #portrait #photodocumentary #photostory

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Show us your world in Black & White! There are just two weeks left to apply to our first ever LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards. We’re searching for the most talented photographers working in B&W today. Free entry, open to all genres of photography, all cultures worldwide, all ages, all levels of experience. Awards include an exhibition at Aperture Gallery in New York, international photo festival projections, massive exposure to the press and our global audience of 3 million, free professional review of your work and much more. Link in bio! - #monoart #monochromatic #bw_lover #bnw_society #bnw_life #bnw_captures #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #bnw #bw #blackandwhite #lenscultureblackandwhite

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