The 10th annual LensCulture Portrait Awards

The 10th annual LensCulture Portrait Awards are now open for submissions!

This year, we are looking to discover and recognize more than 35 talented photographers creating extraordinary new photographic portraits.

The winners of this year’s awards will be featured at the LensCulture Discoveries exhibition in New York City.

Winners also receive extensive global media coverage, projection at several international photography festivals, cash prizes, and more.

Our esteemed jurors are seeking compelling portraits, so don’t miss this opportunity to have your work seen — and chosen — by some of the most respected names in the industry.

•Exhibition in New York
•Cash grants of $10,000
•All Top Winning Series published on LensCulture
•Featured at international photo festivals

Exhibition in New York!

Winning photographers will be exhibited at a gallery in New York during The Photography Show, the eminent photo fair that brings together hundreds of galleries, publishers and collectors, as well as an ambitious program of exhibitions, conversations, artist book signings and curated fair events.

An opening reception will be held for LensCulture artists, invited media, photo editors and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking during New York’s largest international art fair dedicated to photography.


Limited to one free entry per person.

$10 for each additional photo.

5 images are $35.


Max 10 images, judged as a series. Your submission should work as a group, thematically or aesthetically.


Receive a written review of your work for an additional $25.

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