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LensCulture Portrait Awards 2022 Competition

The 9th annual LensCulture Portrait Awards are open for entries! Over the years, these awards have discovered and recognized more than 250 excellent portrait photographers from all over the world — and many of them have continued to advance their careers with international magazines and media, museums, book publishers and art galleries.

The 2022 LensCulture Portrait Awards are open to photographers at all levels of experience, and all genres of portraiture are welcome — from professional studio shoots, to detailed environmental portraits, to casual candids. The awards are open to all types of artistic approaches, too, including staged, fiction, fashion, metaphoric, self-portrait and conceptual work.

Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including an exhibition in Paris, extensive media coverage, cash prizes and more.

The total prize cash fund for 2022 is $10,000, divided between six award winners. Each juror will select an individual Juror’s Pick to receive special distinction. 25 Finalists will be selected.

Winning photographers will be exhibited at a gallery in Paris during Paris Photo, the premiere international photo fair that brings together hundreds of galleries, publishers and collectors, as well as an ambitious program of exhibitions, conversations, artist book signings and curated fair events.

For 17 years, LensCulture has been committed to helping photographers of all levels move forward creatively and professionally.

Please find further details on the official website.

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2022 – Fees

Your first single-image entry is free.

5 single-image entries, judged individually (not as a series) cost $35. 10 photographs, judged as a series, can be submitted for $45.