Winners of Magnum and LensCulture’s Photo Comp Revealed


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.

Magnum and LensCulture’s second ever photography competition has just revealed its winners, and they’re a good looking bunch.

Judged by Magnum and Nat Geo photographers, curators, and more, the winning entries range from heart breaking issues such as the refugee crisis in Europe, to animal poaching and the bizarre world of Dubai’s elite. The six categories of the comp were street, portrait, photojournalism, open, fine art and documentary, with single entry images and series. For some incredible viewing, we highly recommend you go on to their site and dig a little deeper into the series collections.

You can check out the full list of winners and finalists right here.

Ellie Davies, United Kingdom – Stars Stars 8, 2014. © Ellie Davies. Fine Art Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Jason Florio, UK – Destination Europe. On a rescue boat in the Aegean Sea, a Syrian mother with her two dead children is comforted by a member of Migrant Offshore Aid Station who rescued her and 22 others fleeing the civil war. Their small boat capsized after the Turkish smuggler driving it at high speed lost control. Three children drowned in the tragedy. The smuggler was sentenced to 120 years in jail by a Greek court. © Jason Florio. Photojournalism Series 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.
Lissa Rivera, United States – Beautiful Boy Motel, Virginia, 2015. © Lissa Rivera. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Szymon Barylski, Ireland – 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.
Retam Kumar Shaw, India – Street Wrestling. © Retam Kumar Shaw. Documentary Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.
Nick Hannes, Belgium – Bread and Circuses. Oasis Mall, Dubai, January 2016. © Nick Hannes. Documentary 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.
Medina Dugger, Nigeria – Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere Chroma © Medina Dugger. Open Series 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.
Artur Zdral, Poland – Untitled Kasia © Artur Zdral. Portrait Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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