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LensCulture Magnum Photography Awards 2016

LensCulture and Magnum Photos photography agency are hosting an international competition, currently open for entries for 2016.

The organizers have joined forces to produce one of the best opportunities for photographers all over the world to be recognized and rewarded for their talent.

A distinguished jury will select 12 Winners and 20 Finalists from Documentary, Street, Portrait, Fine Art, Photojournalism and Open categories. In addition, 7 photographers will be selected as “Jurors’ Picks” and 5 “Student Spotlight” awards will be given out to young, up-and-coming talents.

The Magnum Photography Awards 2016 include a total of $18,000 in cash.

Winners, finalists and top-rated photographers will gain access to an unprecedented level of global exposure and recognition.

2017 marks a significant year for Magnum as they celebrate 70 years since four pioneering photographers toasted the conception of an independent photo agency. This landmark anniversary will be marked by a series of international events, projects and partnerships, with an emphasis on the agency’s digital presence and the photography community at large.

Since 1947, Magnum has served as an important collective of the visionary photographers who captured (and continue to capture) world-famous, iconic images that define and shape our rapidly-changing lives. It is often said that if you picture an iconic image, but can’t think who took it or where it can be found, it probably came from Magnum.

Magnum Photography Awards 2016 Fees

Entries cost $20 (USD) per entry for single photos and $60 (USD) per entry for series. Discounts are available for more than 5 single entries.