Photographing the Russian Occupation of Georgia

Robakidze's project "Creeping Borders" looks at the Russian presence in Georgia, and the effects of the installation of artificial barriers along the occupation line on the lives of both individuals and whole communities.

Tako Robakidze's project "Creeping Borders" looks at the Russian presence in Georgia, and the effects of the installation of artificial barriers along the occupation line on the lives of both individuals and whole communities.

Film Photo Award Fall 2021 Finalists - LENSCRATCH

Today we share the Student Project Finalists and the Visionary Project Finalists the in the Film Photo Award Fall 2021. The Film Photo Award Fall 2021 Juror, Larisa Leclair shares some remarks about the selections: In the 1990’s, just before the integrati

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On the Depiction of Africans in Photo Contests - PhotoShelter Blog

As a child during the 1980s, I grew up with a weekly diet of TIME magazine and the evening news. The famine in Ethiopia during the decade generated an endless stream of news filled with images of Black bodies, so much so that my entire conception of the c

For many years, the photo contest industry has contended with accusations of racism and classism for awarding and promoting “poverty porn.” Although many contests have worked to diversify their juries and tried to attract a broader field of entrants, barely a year goes by without a major issue or scandal.

LOBA shortlist candidates 2021

The shortlist candidates of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2021 and their submitted photo series.A detailed overview and more information on each series can b...

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The Foto Awards presented by Las Fotos Project: Smita Sharma in Conversation with Anna Grevenitis - LENSCRATCH

This week we are celebrating a wonderful organization in Los Angeles: the Las Fotos Project and The Foto Awards event taking place on October 23, 2021. Today we celebrate the Advocacy Award Winner (adult), Smita Sharma.  The Advocacy Award is given for po

Smita Sharma is an award winning photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Delhi, reporting on critical human rights, gender and social issues in her own community as well as in the Global South on assignments for Human Rights Watch, National Geographic Magazine, and other publications.

Announcing the Series Winners of the Emerging Photography Awards 2021 - Feature Shoot

We’re delighted to announce the twelve winners of the 7th Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, with the selected artists spanning genres as well as continents. Christian K. Lee, Maggie…

Announcing the Winning Artists of the Creator Labs Photo Fund

Meet the twenty winning artists recognized by Aperture and Google’s Creator Labs for their exceptional photographic visions.

This summer, Aperture and Google’s Creator Labs teamed up to launch a new initiative, the Creator Labs Photo Fund, aimed at providing financial support to photographers in the wake of COVID-19. Selected by Aperture’s editors, the twenty winning artists are recognized for their exceptional vision as well as the strength and originality of their portfolios, and will be awarded a prize of $5,000 each to sustain their work and practice.

Anonymous Photographer Wins Prestigious Photojournalism Award

He chose to remain anonymous as a protective measure.

This year, the top award for the News category was awarded to a photographer in Myanmar who wanted to remain anonymous for security reasons. Mikko Takkunen, the Asia photo editor for The New York Times, collected the award on his behalf.
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The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize: 26 to Watch - LENSCRATCH

Every year we seek to celebrate the next generation of photographic artists through our Student Prize Awards program. 2021 was a stellar year for photography, not only with a record number of excellent submissions, but the work itself reflected deep think