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Magnum and LensCulture announce winners of photography awards

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Retam Kumar Shaw, India – Street Wrestling
Street Wrestling. © Retam Kumar Shaw. Documentary Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

Photo agency Magnum and LensCulture have announced the winners of their second photography awards that seeks to “recognise, reward and support photographic talent”. 12 winners have been selected in total divided between single image and series awards, which are then selected within six categories: street, portrait, photojournalism, open, fine art and documentary.

Each winner will receive a cash prize and will have work shown in a digital exhibition at the Photographer’s Gallery in London and at photography festivals worldwide.

“The 12 winners of the prestigious award hail from all over the world and deal with a diversity of subjects,” say the organisers. “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.”

In addition to the winners listed below, 21 finalists have also been selected, and each juror has chosen one photographer as a “Juror’s Pick.” The full list of finalists and work can be seen here.

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 Image Winners


Street: Hakim Boulouiz (Switzerland), Choral
Portrait: Artur Zdral (Poland), Kasia
Photojournalism: Szymon Barylski (Ireland), 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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Jason Florio, UK – Destination Europe
Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. 414 migrants and refugees were found lost at sea off the coast of Libya. The men, women and children were crammed into a fishing boat designed for a crew of 10, including 150 packed below the deck. Migrant Offshore Aid Station located the vessel with their camera drone and intercepted it, rescuing all onboard. © Jason Florio. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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Lissa Rivera, United States – Beautiful Boy
Motel, Virginia, 2015. © Lissa Rivera. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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Medina Dugger, Nigeria – Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere
Chroma © Medina Dugger. Open Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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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.

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Daniel Shipp, Australia – Botanical Inquiry
Established Supply Corridor. © Daniel Shipp. Fine Art Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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Nick Hannes, Belgium – Bread and Circuses
Beach party, Dubai, January 2016. Russian women celebrating Friday brunch at a beach club in Dubai. © Nick Hannes. Documentary Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Pho- tography Awards 2017.

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Artur Zdral, Poland – Untitled
Kasia © Artur Zdral. Portrait Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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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.

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Ellie Davies, United Kingdom – Stars
Stars 8, 2014. © Ellie Davies. Fine Art Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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Hakim Boulouiz, Switzerland – Choral
Santa Cruz de Tenerife. © Hakim Boulouiz. Street Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

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Szymon Barylski, Ireland – Fleeing Death
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.