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LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards 2023

    LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards 2023 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  October 18, 2023 - expired! September 21, 2023
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    The LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards, meticulously curated by the esteemed LensCulture photography magazine based in the Netherlands, offer a global stage for photographers to showcase their exceptional black and white imagery. This international competition welcomes creative talents worldwide, transcending borders and cultures, making it accessible to photographers aged 18 and above, regardless of their geographical location or background. It is a dynamic platform that embraces a diverse array of black and white photography genres, encompassing fine art, experimental, documentary, portraiture, landscapes, and more. Participants have the flexibility to submit individual photographs or thematic series, making it a versatile avenue for artistic expression.

    The LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards passionately celebrate the timeless allure of monochromatic photography, where shadows, light, and profound darkness converge to tell compelling visual stories. In the absence of color, these images unveil raw emotions, intricate details, and striking contrasts that captivate viewers and transcend the constraints of time. This competition is a gateway to discovering outstanding black and white photographers from diverse backgrounds and skill levels, uniting them with a global audience and providing transformative opportunities, including the prestigious chance to exhibit in New York during The Photography Show 2024.

    Participation in the LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards extends beyond the prospect of substantial cash prizes. It serves as a transformative platform that catapults photographers onto the world stage. Winning photographers receive the honor of showcasing their work at an exclusive gallery in New York during The Photography Show, a renowned international photography fair that unites galleries, publishers, collectors, and enthusiasts. The event promises an immersive experience, featuring a vibrant program of exhibitions, engaging dialogues, artist book signings, and meticulously curated fair events. An exclusive opening reception brings together LensCulture artists, distinguished media representatives, esteemed photo editors, and influential industry insiders for an evening that blends art appreciation with invaluable networking opportunities, set against the backdrop of New York’s foremost international art fair dedicated to photography.

    Entrants can submit one photo for free, with a fee of $10 for each additional photo. Alternatively, there is a fee of $35 for 5 single-image entries judged individually or $45 for a maximum of 10 photographs judged as a series.


    Open to all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of their experience level or cultural background.


    The LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards offer $10,000 in cash awards. Winning photographers will have the opportunity to be exhibited at a gallery in New York during The Photography Show, a significant photo fair. This event brings together galleries, publishers, collectors, and offers various opportunities for exposure and networking, including an opening reception. The competition aims to celebrate the dramatic and timeless nature of black and white photography and connect outstanding photographers with global audiences and career-changing opportunities.

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