Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

An international photo contest jury selected the best works of this year. Among the winners are photographers from five continents, representing intriguing and inspirational trends in contemporary photography.

Through the works of the contestants we are offered to look at the world in a new way. They track the creative approach to shooting, fresh and interesting ideas, stories and perspectives, gleaned in an ever-changing environment.

We present the works of the winners in the categories “Photo series” and “Single image”, as well as the selection of the jury.

Winners in the “Photo Series” category

1st place: Elena Anosova, Russia, “Distant” (Out-of-the-way)

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In this remote area surrounded by unspoiled wildlife, life has not changed for centuries.

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Nearly 300 years ago, people came to develop Siberia, assimilated with the Evenks, and founded a village in the taiga.

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Today, the population of the village is 130 people, and all of them are to some extent related by family ties.

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Local and family legends and traditions are still alive in the village.

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Modern civilization penetrates slowly and only partially, intertwining with the local way of life.

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The entire population of this small settlement near the river Lower Tunguska is hereditary hunters.

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The average temperature in the Far North of Russia is about –45 degrees Celsius. Every year for a few weeks it can drop to –55.

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These lands live their lives. Here the past and the present intertwined.

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In this place, the centuries-old lifestyle includes a special relationship with nature and the unique mythology of the region, where the fictional is often more important than reality.

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The nearest town is at a distance of 300 km. Transport communication is improving only in winter.

2nd place: Areg Balayan, Armenia, MOB (Military Mobilization)

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Vortex. A fence of barbed wire on the border can turn into a kind of funnel or vortex.

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Finally, a little rest. Street dogs and cats are frequent guests at a remote outpost.

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Night landscape with a chapel. This wooden chapel serves as a guiding star for those who wander in the deserted mountains.

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Unarmed comrades in arms.Armenian men often greet each other as “brothers”, but 18-year-old conscripts who find themselves in these uninhabited mountains come closer together than many relatives.

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Disabled. Due to mine explosions, thousands of animals remained in all conflict zones and Karabakh is no exception.

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Lord of the Flies. I returned from one of my vacations with a video uploaded to a smartphone. In it, the Armenian fighter of mixed martial arts defeats the Azerbaijani rival and dedicates his victory to the soldiers.

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Winged boots. Trampled war boots became indistinguishable from the legs, strange extensions of human flesh.

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The object of protection. The people that these guys have to protect have remained far away. Helpless animals next to love as yourself

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Pantheism. The 17th-century philosopher Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza viewed God and nature as two names for the same. In this case, the guys in the picture were gods, so inseparable they became from the surrounding nature.

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Calm and fog. Electric towers, hidden in the fog, are reminiscent of Calvary, although they have nothing to do with death. These are just traces of human activity on Earth.

3rd place: Antoine Bruy, France, “The Lost Mythology: White Man's Hole”

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Hole.All photos were taken in Coober Pedy, Australia.

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Peter Miner.

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Dani nicknamed Hollywood.

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Courtyard Swampy.

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Dave, nicknamed Swampy.

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Rabbit bedroom.

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Spaceship.

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Father Brian.

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Juan

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Blown up truck.

Winners of the “Single Image” category

1st place: Jonathan Bachman, USA, “Riots at Baton Rouge”

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Police detain Joshua Evans, a member of the protests that began in the city of Baton Rouge after law enforcement officers shot a local resident, Elton Sterling. Louisiana, July 9th.

2nd place: Susan Copen Oken, USA, “Last Decade”

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Last decade.

3rd place: Sandra Mel, France, “Ilona and Maddelen”

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Shining birthday girl Maddelen. 11-year-old Maddelena climbs the wall of her house on her own birthday. She's happy. She lives in a poor area of ​​the city of Montpellier with a 12-year-old sister Ilona and two unemployed parents - Thierry and Francois. In an apartment of 80 m², five dogs and four cats live with the family.

Jury selection

Each of the eight members of the jury chose one photographer, who will be awarded a special distinction and a cash grant.We publish one photo from the series selected by the judges, all pictures of each photographer can be viewed on the links indicated in the description.

Julie Anand and Damon Sauer, USA

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Calibration mark of satellites AC48. Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks series.

Letitia Wankon, Germany

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22-year-old Melanie MacDonald has just finished her studies in Stornoway. Vacancies in the local hospital rarely appear, but she will not leave this region and will find something to do until a nurse’s position appears for her. The girl loves Gali songs and considers herself a true islander. Lewis Island, January 2016. At the End of the Day Series.

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  • Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest

    Winners of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 photo contest