LENSCULTURE | BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018
THE LENSCULTURE BLACK & WHITE
Even though we see the world in color, black & white photography has held a prominent place in our imaginations for more than a century and a half. At LensCulture, we have always loved the stunning simplicity and evocative power of black & white images. In our very first Black & White Photography Awards, we want to discover the best photographers worldwide who are expressing themselves with infinite shades of black, white, and grey. We’re looking for work that plays with the dynamic relationship between light and dark across all subject matter, including street, portrait, fine art, landscape, and more.
For these Awards, we are happy to announce that the winners will be presented in an exhibition at Aperture Gallery in New York City! The exhibition will take place in spring 2019. Also, there is a free entry option for anyone to enter a single image! We truly want to discover the most talented image-makers and believe that every visionary photographer deserves the opportunity for exposure.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018
CAREER LAUNCHING EXHIBITION
All winning photographers will be exhibited at Aperture Gallery in New York City’s Chelsea district. An opening reception will be held for artists, invited media, photo editors, and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking. In recent years, Aperture Gallery has hosted exhibitions of work by Mary Ellen Mark, Martin Parr, Richard Renaldi, Paul Strand, Mickalene Thomas, Alex Webb, and many others.
SERIES AWARD WINNERS
1st Place: $5000
2nd Place: $3000
3rd Place: $1500
SINGLE IMAGE AWARD WINNERS
1st Place: $3000
2nd Place: $1500
3rd Place: $1000
Each juror will select an individual Juror’s Pick to receive special distinction.
25 Finalists will be selected.
FREE PROFESSIONAL REVIEW
Enter the LensCulture Black & White Awards 2018 and get a free Professional Review of your work. This is an opportunity for you to receive critical and constructive feedback on your photography from top photo editors, curators, publishers, gallerists, educators, critics, consultants, and other industry professionals. These reviews not only help you have more success in future photo competitions—they also provide major insight into moving forward creatively and professionally.