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Several super success stories for photographer Michael Marten

Congratulations to British photographer Michael Marten. His remarkable new photobook Sea Change: A Tidal Journey Around Britain was just published by Kehrer Verlag. The book features diptychs taken from the same point during high tide and during low tide (often just 6 hours and 20 minutes apart).

He met his publisher last year at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris portfolio reviews. And, coincidentally, earlier in 2011, Marten won the Grand Prize in the Portfolio Category of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards.

He also has a one-man show coming up at [email protected] in London on 26 September. Cheers!

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© Michael Marten, from his series, and new book, Sea Change.
Salmon fishery, Solway Firth, Galloway. 27 and 28 March 2006.
Low water 5.20 pm, high water 12 noon.

YOU can still enter your photographs and multimedia to win one of Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2012: lensculture.com/awards. Deadline is September 16, 2012.

AND you can still register for portfolio reviews in Paris (November 12-13-14, 2012): fotofest-paris.com.

Great work deserves to be seen all around the world!

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.

International Exposure Awards exhibition at VII Gallery in Brooklyn

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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.

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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!

International Exposure Awards exhibition at VII Gallery in Brooklyn

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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.

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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!

"31 Contemporary Photographers" at VII Gallery Brooklyn

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Discover the diverse, award-winning artwork, photojournalism and documentary photography of 31 contemporary photographers at this exhibition opening today at VII Gallery in Brooklyn.

This powerful, eclectic show highlights the work of winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010, and it represents a truly wide range of photographic styles and approaches of using photography to communicate important stories and compelling ideas. These winning images were selected by an international jury of experts, who reviewed more than 6,500 entries submitted by photographers from 47 countries.

The exhibition opens at VII Gallery on July 14, 2011 and continues through September 2, 2011. The opening party is open to the public, July 14, 6-9 pm. Join us for the festivities!

This group exhibition was shown at Gallery 291 in San Francisco in April, earlier this year, and will travel to Paris in September to be shown at the Spéos Gallery. Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: VII Photo, Ghost Pines winery, Blurb.com, and Pictopia Labs.

The award winners featured in this group show are:

Portfolio Category
Grand Prize: Jessica Hines
2nd Prize: Carolle Benitah
3rd Prize: Louisa Marie Summer

Single Image Category
Grand Prize: Martine Fougeron
2nd Prize: Albertina d’Urso
3rd Prize: Anne Berry

Honorable Mention Awards
Susan Bank
David Carol
Ellie Davies
Frank Day
Bruno De Cock
Margaret de Lange
Dan Dubowitz
Joachim Froese
Julia Fullerton-Batten
Kevin Greenblat
Daisuke Ito
Mary Shannon Johnstone
David Lazar
Sebastian Liste
Adam Magyar
Rania Matar
Justin Maxon
Bill McCullough
Marcia Michael
David Rochkind
Julian Roeder
Evzen Sobek
Miki Soejima
Ian Teh
Jan von Holleben

Congratulations to all of these winners, and our sincere gratitude to everyone who shared their work with us in this year’s competition. It was great to discover so many new talents!

You could be a winner this year! Photographers and multimedia producers, enter your work for this year’s competition: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011.

"31 Contemporary Photographers" at VII Gallery Brooklyn

EXPOinvite-NY-VII-1.jpg
Discover the diverse, award-winning artwork, photojournalism and documentary photography of 31 contemporary photographers at this exhibition opening today at VII Gallery in Brooklyn.

This powerful, eclectic show highlights the work of winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010, and it represents a truly wide range of photographic styles and approaches of using photography to communicate important stories and compelling ideas. These winning images were selected by an international jury of experts, who reviewed more than 6,500 entries submitted by photographers from 47 countries.

The exhibition opens at VII Gallery on July 14, 2011 and continues through September 2, 2011. The opening party is open to the public, July 14, 6-9 pm. Join us for the festivities!

This group exhibition was shown at Gallery 291 in San Francisco in April, earlier this year, and will travel to Paris in September to be shown at the Spéos Gallery. Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: VII Photo, Ghost Pines winery, Blurb.com, and Pictopia Labs.

The award winners featured in this group show are:

Portfolio Category
Grand Prize: Jessica Hines
2nd Prize: Carolle Benitah
3rd Prize: Louisa Marie Summer

Single Image Category
Grand Prize: Martine Fougeron
2nd Prize: Albertina d’Urso
3rd Prize: Anne Berry

Honorable Mention Awards
Susan Bank
David Carol
Ellie Davies
Frank Day
Bruno De Cock
Margaret de Lange
Dan Dubowitz
Joachim Froese
Julia Fullerton-Batten
Kevin Greenblat
Daisuke Ito
Mary Shannon Johnstone
David Lazar
Sebastian Liste
Adam Magyar
Rania Matar
Justin Maxon
Bill McCullough
Marcia Michael
David Rochkind
Julian Roeder
Evzen Sobek
Miki Soejima
Ian Teh
Jan von Holleben

Congratulations to all of these winners, and our sincere gratitude to everyone who shared their work with us in this year’s competition. It was great to discover so many new talents!

You could be a winner this year! Photographers and multimedia producers, enter your work for this year’s competition: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011.