See the World Through the Eyes of These Award-Winning Photographers

Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife. | © Hakim Boulouiz. Street Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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From protestors in Gwanghwamun Square to the traditions of African hair braiding being given a contemporary twist, these 12 international photographers, recently announced as winners of the prestigious Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards, capture the diversity of our world to captivating effect.

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Magnum and LensCulture have teamed up again to provide a platform for photographers to “recognize, reward and support photographic talent,” hailing from across the globe.

This year’s winning projects chosen from six categories: Street, Portrait, Photojournalism, Open, Fine Art and Documentary, deal with a variety of themes from exploring non-binary identity and illegally traded wildlife products to the pursuits of Dubai’s elite and the ongoing plight of migrants.

Street Series Winner: Losing Face by Argus Paul Estabrook, South Korea

Waiting in the Wings
Dark Horse

Open Series Winner: Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere by Medina Dugger, Nigeria


Fine Art Series Winner: Botanical Inquiry by Daniel Shipp, Australia

Established Supply Corridor
Mixed Use Enclosure

Portrait Series Winner: Beautiful Boy by Lissa Rivera, United States

Pink Bedroom
Living Room I (Portrait as a Wife), 2017

Documentary Series Winner: Bread and Circuses by Nick Hannes, Belgium

Hub Zero
Desert Road, Dubai, September 2016

Photojournalism Series Winner: Destination Europe by Jason Florio, UK

Destination Europe
Destination Europe

Street Single Image Winner: Choral by Hakim Boulouiz, Switzerland

Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Portrait Single Image Winner: Kasia by Artur Zdral, Poland


Documentary Single Image Winner: Street Wrestling by Retam Kumar Shaw, India

Street Wrestling

Open Single Image Winner: Confiscated by Britta Jaschinski, UK


Fine Art Single Image Winner: Stars by Ellie Davis, UK

Stars 8, 2014

Photojournalism Single Image Winner: Fleeing Death by Szymon Barylski, Ireland

Fleeing Death

In addition to the cash prize, each photographer will get exposure in a digital exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London as well as at various photography festivals worldwide.

View all 41 winners in this year’s Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards here.

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