The Best of LensCulture, Vol. 1 is a new title from Lens Culture and Schilt Publishing. This book features 161 contemporary photographers from all over the world, discovered during of four of LensCulture’s annual competitions. Not only are these photographers geographically diverse, but their work encompasses many different genres — from portraits to street photography, photojournalism, personal stories, documentary, fine art, fictional narratives, poetic beauty and abstraction. The 288-page paperback is available for £22.50 | $29.95 | €25.00.
Lensculture Press Release
The Best of LensCulture
Fresh, inspiring, insightful, thought-provoking: here is an overview and introduction to 161 of the most exciting contemporary photographers from cultures around the world.
The range of work in this book is wide and diverse — from portraits to street photography, photojournalism, personal stories, documentary, fine art, fictional narratives, poetic beauty and abstraction. Their images will take you on a tour of the world and introduce you to people, cultures, historic events and the wonders of nature. Their imagery will also help you appreciate the richness of photography itself as a powerful creative language in all its variety.
Who are the people practicing this profound universal language with “fluency” in our imagesaturated world today? This book attempts to answer that question. The editors of this volume believe it takes the critical eyes of curators and experts in the field to discover and celebrate true excellence, finding those images that stand out from the crowd and deserve our considered attention.
The photographers were discovered through four international photography competitions sponsored by LensCulture in the past year. These awards attract entries from photographers all over the world—individuals who have chosen the medium of photography as the best way to communicate and share their experiences, personal visions and points of view.
This book is designed as a resource for inspiration, a reference guide, and a point of departure that will allow you to discover amazing photographs and stories. These projects will stick in your mind and demonstrate the power of the photographic visual language.
The language of photography continues to get more interesting and more complex as it becomes the most universal medium of communication worldwide.
Jim Casper, founder of LensCulture
LensCulture is a global network and online magazine. For almost 10 years, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography – currently reaching a monthly audience of over 2 million people around the world. They have been committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. They look for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human. LensCulture International Exposure Awards, now in their fifth year, are granted yearly to discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators from around the world.
Design: Heijdens Karwei, Amsterdam.
ISBN 978 90 5330 862 2
Format: 19 x 24 cm (portrait)
288 pages with over 250 photos in full colour
£22.50 | $29.95 | €25
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Distributed in all other countries by Thames & Hudson Ltd. London