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Santa Cruz de Tenerife. © Hakim Boulouiz. Street Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife. © Hakim Boulouiz. Street Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
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See the World Through the Eyes of These Award-Winning Photographers

Picture of Freire Barnes
Art & Design Editor
Updated: 27 July 2017
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.

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
Waiting in the Wings | © Argus Paul Estabrook. Street Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Dark Horse
Dark Horse | © Argus Paul Estabrook. Street Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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

Chroma
Chroma | © Medina Dugger. Open Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Chroma
Chroma | © Medina Dugger. Open Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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

Established Supply Corridor
Established Supply Corridor | © Daniel Shipp. Fine Art Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Mixed Use Enclosure
Mixed Use Enclosure | © Daniel Shipp. Fine Art Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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

Pink Bedroom
Pink Bedroom | © Lissa Rivera. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Living Room I (Portrait as a Wife), 2017
Living Room I (Portrait as a Wife), 2017 | © Lissa Rivera. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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

Hub Zero
Hub Zero | © Nick Hannes. Documen- tary Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Desert Road, Dubai, September 2016
Desert Road, Dubai, September 2016 | © Nick Hannes. Documentary Series Win- ner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

Photojournalism Series Winner: Destination Europe by Jason Florio, UK

Destination Europe
Destination Europe | © Jason Florio. Photojournalism Series Win- ner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Destination Europe
Destination Europe | © Jason Florio. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

Street Single Image Winner: Choral by Hakim Boulouiz, Switzerland

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

Portrait Single Image Winner: Kasia by Artur Zdral, Poland

Kasia
Kasia | © Artur Zdral. Portrait Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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

Street Wrestling
Street Wrestling | © Retam Kumar Shaw. Documentary Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

Open Single Image Winner: Confiscated by Britta Jaschinski, UK

Confiscated
Confiscated | © Britta Jaschinski. Open Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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

Stars 8, 2014
Stars 8, 2014 | © Ellie Davies. Fine Art Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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

Fleeing Death
Fleeing Death | © Szymon Barylski. Photojournalism Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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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