Fresh, inspiring, insightful, thought provoking: this book is an overview and introduction to 150 of the most exciting contemporary photographers from cultures around the world today. The Best of LensCulture Today celebrates excellence in the visual language of photography in all genres: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, portrait, street photography, abstract, landscape, architecture, nature, alternative process, experimental, poetic, personal, and more. From the already world-famous to brand new discoveries and emerging talents, anyone who is serious about the current state of photography around the globe will be delighted and surprised to discover the rich variety of photographers and their imagery presented in these pages. In the age of digital cameras, smartphones and constant sharing, everyone can be considered to be a photographer today - but who are the people who are practicing this profound universal language with "fluency" in today's image-saturated world?
This book attempts to answer that question. The editors of this volume believe it takes the critical eyes of curators and experts in the field to discover and celebrate true excellence that stand out from the crowd and deserves considered attention.The editors of LensCulture in conjunction with panels of world-class critics, photo editors, museum curators, agency directors, award-winning photographers, and influential media movers and shakers selected these photographers, hailing from 62 countries on five continents. The photographers on these pages all responded to global calls for submissions (translated into 16 languages to reach the largest possible group of active photographers in cultures around the world), and were selected by panels of experts for their excellence, emerging as some of the best photographers on the planet today.
In addition to appearing in the pages of this book, they all have been featured in exhibitions and shows at large-scale international photo festivals and events around the world in the past year, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.
About the Author
For almost 10 years, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography. They have been committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. They look 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.
LensCulture International Exposure Awards, now in their fifth year, are granted yearly to discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators. LensCulture is one of the most popular platforms for discovering and sharing the best in contemporary photography ? reaching a monthly audience of over 2 million around the world. www.lensculture.com