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Critical Mass: Kenneth O’ Halloran

Looking at portfolios from Critical Mass 2011…

Based in Dublin, Ireland, Kenneth O’Halloran knows how to take a portrait, but he is also a wonderful storyteller, and has been working on a number of long term projects, which include a personal portrayal of his family shot over 5 years. His project Tales from the Promised Land was shortlisted for the Terry O’Neill Award 2010 and a portrait entitled Twins: Puck Fair was shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London, as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2010. He received an honorable mention in Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011.

FAIR TRADE: Fairs are more than places of trade in Ireland. Women regard them as occasions worth dressing up for, often with great care, lending a kind of delicacy to the day, a femininity to counterweigh the spit-in-the-hand dealings of the men folk. There is a vibrancy of colour, red hair, freckles and a range of ensembles guaranteed, at the very least, to attract your notice.

Ballinasloe Fair

Many of these are travelling people, part of an ancient tribe of Gaelic nomads who have never remained in one spot for very long despite numerous integration attempts by settled society. Though they lead very simple and basic lives they have a reputation for ostentation and pomp in marking certain occasions.

Spancilhill Fair

But there’s business to be done. On days like these horses and ponies are their stocks and shares; the towns and squares of Ireland morph into their trading floors. In the aftermath of the Celtic Tiger, seen by many as a vacuous and immoral age, these old meeting grounds are flourishing arenas of openness and transparency. They barter. They laugh. They sing. They row.

Cahirmee Fair

Smithfield Fair

Puck Fair

Tallow Fair

Muff fair

Spancilhill Fair

Puck Fair

Ballinasloe Fair

Winning photographs & multimedia: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011 – the best in global photography and multimedia. The nine top winners and 25 honorable mention winners represent work from 14 countries.

This award-winning work was selected from entries that came in from 48 countries. The quality, and sheer amount of submissions, amazed (and almost overwhelmed) the members of our international jury.

The winning entries cover a broad and diverse range of subject matter, stylistic approaches, and technical processes. So, in many ways, the judges’ selections represent a true snapshot of some of the best photography and multimedia as it is being practiced today.

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Enjoy this winning photography here in Lens Culture, and be sure to click on the links to the websites of each of the winners, as well. We are planning a traveling show of screenings and projections for this work to be shown at galleries, theaters, schools, museums and other arts institutions around the world.

Multimedia Category Winners:

Grand Prize: Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, and Oksana Yushko
2nd Prize: Florence Royer
3rd Prize: Markel Redondo

Portfolio Category Winners:

Grand Prize: Michael Marten
2nd Prize: Rachelle Mozman
3rd Prize: Jody Ake

Single Image Category Winners:

Grand Prize: Kerry Mansfield
2nd Prize: S. Gayle Stevens
3rd Prize: Andrey Ivanov-Eftimiopulos & Sasha Shikhova

Honorable Mention Awards:

David Adams
Justyna Badach
Pierfrancesco Celada
Matthew Conduit
Julia Cybularz
Marrigje de Maar
Luca Desienna
Tamas Dezso
Laura El-Tantawy
Odette England
Claire Felicie
Eran Gilat
Lucia Herrero
Line Hjorth
Dave Jordano
Andrea Land
Boots Levinson
Mayra Martell
Kenneth O’Halloran
Donna Pinckley
Markel Redondo
Laura Stevens
Pat Swain
Stephen Vaughan
Cam Wrigley

Cheers to everyone who participated. And heartfelt thanks to every member of our jury this year.

31 Contemporary Photographers Exhibition in Paris!

An international and eclectic crowd converged at Galerie Spéos for a warm and cloudless evening in Paris Wednesday, celebrating Lens Culture’s final exhibition of 31 Contemporary Photographers—a group show of last year’s International Exposure Awards winners and honorable mentions.

The Paris show, which was already featured at Gallery 291 in San Francisco and VII Gallery in New York, marks the conclusion of the tour, but its end could not have been a greater success.

A special thank you to our partners and friends, Spéos Paris International Institute of Photography, which helped tremendously in making the evening so lovely, and Pictopia for the museum-quality prints.

Be sure to watch a slideshow of snapshots from last night’s event.

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31 Photographers: Opening Party, Paris, 28 September

EXPOinvite_Paris 2011-550.jpgPlease join us for a glass of wine, and see the award-winning work of 31 great contemporary photographers (all winners from Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010). The show is on display now at Spos Gallery, 7 rue Jules Valls, 75011 Paris (nearest Metro: Charonne). The party is on Wednesday 28 September, from 5 pm to 9 pm. new homes . Don’t miss it!

More info on our Facebook page. And please tell all of your friends. longboard deck . It’s going to be a very international art crowd, and lots of fun and inspiration.

Human nature: a flood of last-minute entries for Awards

We’ve been receiving a flurry of anxious, worried messages via email from people who are uploading their photographs and multimedia for the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011. They are worried because the upload system is unusually slow. Seems like our online system is experiencing a bit of overload, and that is creating unnecessary stress for a lot of talented people. Absolutely, the upload system is slower than usual today — especially for you multimedia artists with large files.

Sorry. But please don’t worry. handyman matters .

If you REGISTER and BEGIN you submission before 11:59 PM Pacific time today (September 17), you will be able to complete your submission for an additional 24 hours beyond the deadline, and your work will be included in the competition. BUT, you must register and begin the process before 11:59 PM Pacific time, to be able to continue beyond the deadline for the additional 24 hours.

Hope that helps. Don’t worry. Be happy. Visualize worldwide appreciation for your hard-earned work and art. portland or . 🙂

There are lots and lots of people out there who would LOVE to discover you and your work (including all of us at Lens Culture).

The Lensculture International Exposure Awards

Today is the deadline for the Lensculture International Exposure Awards.
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

A stellar international jury of photography experts will review and judge every entry submitted.

DEADLINE for entries is TODAY!

Three Categories for Awards in 2011:

Multimedia Awards
This year, we introduce an important new category to the Awards competition — Multimedia.

Presentations that combine photography, video, graphics and sound are becoming prominent headline features in the world of social networking, activism, fine art, and online news. Photographers are taking more and more control over how their work is edited, produced and presented. And we want to discover who is creating the most engaging multimedia projects today.

Multimedia from all genres and categories will be considered, including, but not limited to: current events / photojournalism / social issues / activism / fine art / conceptual / cinematic / fiction / storytelling / nature / other.

Maximum length should be 8 minutes. If your full-length multimedia piece is longer than 8 minutes, please submit an edit, or a trailer or teaser of 8 minutes or shorter. You can also submit one still image plus a link to your multimedia. The link should be part of your artist’s statement. Winners will be shown in their full original length. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Awards

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that work well together as a group — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs. Entry fee: $75.

Single Image Awards
Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. Photographs of all genres and all categories are welcome. Entry fee: $35.

25 Honorable Mention Award

25 Honorable Mention photographs or multimedia (chosen by the judges from all categories) will win prominent placement of a single image on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2011 International Exposure Awards Winners catalog, and the possibility of participation in public exhibitions and screenings around the world.

The Lensculture International Exposure Awards

Today is the deadline for the Lensculture International Exposure Awards.
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

A stellar international jury of photography experts will review and judge every entry submitted.

DEADLINE for entries is TODAY!

Three Categories for Awards in 2011:

Multimedia Awards
This year, we introduce an important new category to the Awards competition — Multimedia.

Presentations that combine photography, video, graphics and sound are becoming prominent headline features in the world of social networking, activism, fine art, and online news. Photographers are taking more and more control over how their work is edited, produced and presented. And we want to discover who is creating the most engaging multimedia projects today.

Multimedia from all genres and categories will be considered, including, but not limited to: current events / photojournalism / social issues / activism / fine art / conceptual / cinematic / fiction / storytelling / nature / other.

Maximum length should be 8 minutes. If your full-length multimedia piece is longer than 8 minutes, please submit an edit, or a trailer or teaser of 8 minutes or shorter. You can also submit one still image plus a link to your multimedia. The link should be part of your artist’s statement. Winners will be shown in their full original length. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Awards

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that work well together as a group — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs. Entry fee: $75.

Single Image Awards
Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. Photographs of all genres and all categories are welcome. Entry fee: $35.

25 Honorable Mention Award

25 Honorable Mention photographs or multimedia (chosen by the judges from all categories) will win prominent placement of a single image on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2011 International Exposure Awards Winners catalog, and the possibility of participation in public exhibitions and screenings around the world.

The Lensculture International Exposure Awards

Today is the deadline for the Lensculture International Exposure Awards.
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

A stellar international jury of photography experts will review and judge every entry submitted.

DEADLINE for entries is TODAY!

Three Categories for Awards in 2011:

Multimedia Awards
This year, we introduce an important new category to the Awards competition — Multimedia.

Presentations that combine photography, video, graphics and sound are becoming prominent headline features in the world of social networking, activism, fine art, and online news. Photographers are taking more and more control over how their work is edited, produced and presented. And we want to discover who is creating the most engaging multimedia projects today.

Multimedia from all genres and categories will be considered, including, but not limited to: current events / photojournalism / social issues / activism / fine art / conceptual / cinematic / fiction / storytelling / nature / other.

Maximum length should be 8 minutes. If your full-length multimedia piece is longer than 8 minutes, please submit an edit, or a trailer or teaser of 8 minutes or shorter. You can also submit one still image plus a link to your multimedia. The link should be part of your artist’s statement. Winners will be shown in their full original length. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Awards

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that work well together as a group — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs. Entry fee: $75.

Single Image Awards
Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. Photographs of all genres and all categories are welcome. Entry fee: $35.

25 Honorable Mention Award

25 Honorable Mention photographs or multimedia (chosen by the judges from all categories) will win prominent placement of a single image on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2011 International Exposure Awards Winners catalog, and the possibility of participation in public exhibitions and screenings around the world.