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Best of January! LensCulture’s Go-To List for contests, residencies & more

Best of January: Deadlines for Competitions, Workshops, Residencies and More – Selected by the editors of LensCulture | LensCulture Part of our mission at LensCulture is to provide photographers everywhere with opportunities for both creative and professional advancement. With that goal in mind, we’ve compiled this short list of upcoming deadlines that caught our eye for January. ArteducationLensCultureLifelong LearningPhotographyTravel

LensCulture Exposure Awards deadline approaching: Free entry for a single image

LensCulture, an international contemporary photography portal and magazine is now taking entries for its 2018 Exposure Awards. The deadline is December 19, 2017. Learn more about the entry rules, jurors and entry specifics here: LensCulture Exposure Awards 2018 6 Winners & 8 Jurors’ picks 25 Finalists Editors’ Picks** Every Entrant $22,000 in Grant Awards Published in The Best of LensCulture, Volume 2 LensCulture Network Membership Massive Exposure to our Global Audience of 2.8 Million Benefits…

Best of July: Curated Competitions, Workshops & More from LensCulture

What a great roundup! July’s LensCulture “Best of” list has something for everyone, including single image free entry for the L.C. street photography contest. Check it out: **”Best of” cover photo by Justyna Mielnikiewicz. The picture is from the award-winning series The Meaning of a Nation ArtCompetitioncultureLensCulturePhoto ContestPhotographyphotography workshopStreet PhotographyTravelworkshops

“Best of June” — Check out LensCulture’s latest list of competitions, grants & more

Wow, what a list! LensCulture’s June lineup of prizes, competitions, grants & workshops is now up. If you know of other opportunities coming up in June or later this summer, please feel free to post them in the comments here!  *Featured images: Hans Wagner & The Quickstep, NYC Library Digital collections, public domain ArtfestivalsGrantsLensCulturePhotographyprizesworkshops

Coming Soon: Photographer Amy Sacka

Amy Sacka is a brilliant photographer based in Detroit, Michigan USA. I met her at a Magnum Photos workshop in San Francisco and interviewed her recently for LensCulture. I’m pleased to announce the piece will go live on the site this Saturday, May 6. I know you’ll enjoy learning more about her and her work — and her stunning and heartfelt documentation of her home city. Detroit has a complex history going back to the beginning.…

Best of May from LensCulture: A curated list of photo contests, festivals & more

LensCulture recently published a well-curated list of international photography competitions, festivals, grant announcements and more for the month of May. Take a look & set your work free: AwardsContestFestivalGrantsLensCulturePhoto ContestPhotographyPhotography Festivals

Capture of the Day: Majid Saeedi

I met Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi at the Siena International Photo Awards event in Siena, Italy last October. I had already interviewed him for Street Photography Magazine, but it was an honor to meet him in person. I later wrote this piece about him for LensCulture: As you’ll read in LensCulture, Majid has seen and been through a lot as a war photographer, a career he began at age 18. He is humble and soft-spoken and…

Let Your Heart Be Your Compass: Podcast with Street Photographer Valerie Jardin!

Thank you so much to street photographer, instructor, storyteller and light whisperer Valerie Jardin for the great honor of including me as a guest on her “Hit the Streets” podcast (of which I am a huge fan) recently. Take a listen as we chat about changing up our lives, following dreams and working hard to keep it all going. Thanks again, Valerie. I appreciate you and your talent — and all you do to teach,…