The exhibition, 31 Contemporary Photographers, represents some of the best work submitted last year for the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards. The works shown represent a broad range of genres and approaches, and the 31 winning photographers hail from 12 countries — so there is a wonderful cultural mix, as well. The exhibition is currently on display at the lovely VII Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. It runs there through September 2. It’s well worth a look.
Five of the Award-winning photographers were in New York for the pre-opening party. Pictured: Joachim Froese (Honorable Mention winner), Martine Fougeron (Grand Prize winner, Single Image category), Louisa Marie Summer (3rd Prize winner, Portfolio category), Jim Casper (Lens Culture founder), Jessica Hines (Grand Prize winner, Portfolio category), and Mary Shannon Johnstone (Honorable Mention winner).
You can see a slideshow of other images from the gallery here in Lens Culture.
Special thanks to the Awards’ sponsors: Pictopia (who provided all of the stunning, museum-quality prints), Blurb (who published the winners’ catalog), Ghost Pines (who poured some of the best tasting California wine at our exhibition in San Francisco as well as in New York), and our generous gallery partners: Gallery 291 (San Francisco), VII Gallery (Brooklyn), and Spéos Gallery (Paris).
The Lens Culture International Exposure Awards have added an exciting new category for 2011: Multimedia. Deadline for submissions is September 17, 2011. Enter your best work today!