We’re delighted to announce 36 talented photographers as the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards. These remarkable photographers come from 22 countries on six continents, and their work reflects a wide range of contemporary visual storytelling excellence from cultures around the world today.
For this award, we wanted to discover and celebrate the richness and variety of visual storytelling techniques, from documentary-based reports of real events, people, places and issues, to imaginative storytelling and interpretations that play with fact, fiction, metaphor, or conceptual approaches to stories.
The result is a diverse selection of winning projects that challenge, inspire and surprise. Whether it's chronicling world events or private moments, based on hard-facts or suspended in fantasy, these stories and single images all use the power of photography to capture our attention and engage our senses, emotions and intellect.
Be sure to take time to look through all of the work. We hope you will discover many stories that challenge your thinking, expand your understanding or hit a chord with your feelings. There is plenty of inspiration to be found here.
Imaginative Storytelling Winners
Old Father Thames, 2018