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Winners of the Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards announced
Documentary Single Image Winner: Retam Kumar Shaw.


LONDON.- Twelve international photographers have been announced as the winners of the 2017 Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards. The legendary photography agency, Magnum Photos, and LensCulture have joined forces for the second time to produce this opportunity to recognize, reward and support photographic talent. Each photographer will be awarded a cash prize and will also receive international exposure through Magnum Photos and LensCulture’s combined audience of over 6.5 million. The winning projects will be shown in a digital exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London later this year and exhibited at photography festivals worldwide. Furthermore, the laureates will be awarded access to expert guidance from Magnum and LensCulture.

The twelve winners of the prestigious award hail from all over the world and deal with a diversity of subjects. Nick Hannes, the Documentary series winner, pursued a project featuring the culture of the elite in Dubai, while Lissa Rivera’s striking portraits of her non-binary partner explore contemporary notions of gender and its narratives in today’s society. All told, the series and single image awards include six categories: Street, Portrait, Photojournalism, Open, Fine Art and Documentary.

SERIES WINNERS

• Street: Argus Paul Estabrook, South Korea — “Losing Face”

• Portrait: Lissa Rivera, United States — “Beautiful Boy”
• Photojournalism: Jason Florio, United Kingdom — “Destination Europe”
• Open: Medina Dugger, Nigeria — “Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere”

• Fine Art: Daniel Shipp, Australia — “Botanical Inquiry”
• Documentary: Nick Hannes, Belgium — “Bread and Circuses”

SINGLE WINNERS

• Street: Hakim Boulouiz, Switzerland — “Choral”

• Portrait: Artur Zdral, Poland — “Kasia”
• Photojournalism: Szymon Barylski – “Fleeing Death”
• Open: Britta Jaschinski, United Kingdom — “Confiscated”

• Fine Art: Ellie Davis, United Kingdom — “Stars”
• Documentary: Retam Kumar Shaw, India – “Street Wrestling”





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