LensCulture Portrait Awards 2022

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LensCulture Portrait Awards 2022

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2022 now is over!

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2022: LensCulture Portrait Awards 2022, an international photo competition recently opened for entries every year seeking the best portrait photography, open to all points of view, all levels of expertise and all ideas of portraiture.

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LensCulture Portrait Awards 2022 has been recently opened for entries in its 9th edition, seeking the best portrait photography from all the corners of the world, open to everything, all points of view, all levels of expertise and all ideas of portraiture.

LensCulture is on a mission to discover the most imaginative, talented, creative photographers out there, regardless of location, age, background or experience level. This year, organiser aim to discover and reward 35 photographers who are making exceptional photographic portraits today.

These 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. They are open to all types of artistic approaches, too, including staged, fiction, fashion, metaphoric, self-portrait and conceptual work.

Whether your portraits are traditional or eclectic, quirky or visionary — organiser wants to see your work!

All entries will be reviewed and pre-screened by the editors and an international group of industry professionals. The screened entries are then reviewed by their international jury. The jury will choose the winners.

Results will be announced in March 2022.

Who may enter?

This competition is open to everyone, from professionals, semi-professionals, amateurs and passionate beginners.


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.

Entry 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.

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