Magnum and LensCulture announce winners of photography awards

Retam Kumar Shaw, India – Street Wrestling

Street Wrestling. © Retam Kumar Shaw. Documentary Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

Photo agency Magnum and LensCulture have announced the winners of their second photography awards that seeks to “recognise, reward and support photographic talent”. 12 winners have been selected in total divided between single image and series awards, which are then selected within six categories: street, portrait, photojournalism, open, fine art and documentary.

“The 12 winners of the prestigious award hail from all over the world and deal with a diversity of subjects,” say the organisers.

Scroll down to enjoy the winning works below.

Jason Florio, UK – Destination Europe

Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. 414 migrants and refugees were found lost at sea off the coast of Libya. The men, women and children were crammed into a fishing boat designed for a crew of 10, including 150 packed below the deck. Migrant Offshore Aid Station located the vessel with their camera drone and intercepted it, rescuing all onboard. © Jason Florio. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.



Lissa Rivera, United States – Beautiful Boy

Motel, Virginia, 2015. © Lissa Rivera. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.



Medina Dugger, Nigeria – Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere

Chroma © Medina Dugger. Open Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.


Argus Paul Estabrook, South Korea – Losing Face

Seoul Spirit. Protesters continue their enthusiasm during the 19th straight weekend of demonstrations. As traditional musicians play in the crowd, others lose themselves to dance and chants. © Argus Paul Estabrook. Street Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.


Daniel Shipp, Australia – Botanical Inquiry

Established Supply Corridor. © Daniel Shipp. Fine Art Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.


Nick Hannes, Belgium – Bread and Circuses

Beach party, Dubai, January 2016. Russian women celebrating Friday brunch at a beach club in Dubai. © Nick Hannes. Documentary Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Pho- tography Awards 2017.



Artur Zdral, Poland – Untitled

Kasia © Artur Zdral. Portrait Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.


Britta Jaschinski, United Kingdom – Confiscated

Surely an elephant foot is of no real use to anyone but the animal itself. These elephant feet were attempted to be smuggled from Africa to the US, but were seized by the American Bor- der Patrol and are currently stored at the National Wildlife Repository Denver, Colorado, USA. I have been documenting illegally traded wildlife products since August 2016 at borders and airport across the globe. © Britta Jaschinski. Open Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.



Ellie Davies, United Kingdom – Stars

Stars 8, 2014. © Ellie Davies. Fine Art Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.


Hakim Boulouiz, Switzerland – Choral

Santa Cruz de Tenerife. © Hakim Boulouiz. Street Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.


Szymon Barylski, Ireland – Fleeing Death

Fleeing Death. Refugees in the queue for the checkpoint at Idomeni, Greece. March 6, 2016. © Szymon Barylski. Photojournalism Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.





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