LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2023



LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for 25 new and exciting voices in photography to gain massive exposure and recognition for their work. Since our beginnings, we’ve been searching the globe for early-career photographers who demonstrate great promise and a distinct creative vision; artists and storytellers who are ready to step into the spotlight and those who could be future leaders in our industry.

Our expert jury will select the work of 25 outstanding talents who have not yet received exposure at an international level. There are absolutely no limits on age, location, or genre, so gather your best work together and share your work with us for the opportunity to kickstart your career on the world stage. Now is your time!


$12,000 in Cash Awards, Exhibition in New York, Visibility with LensCulture Insiders, Featured in International Photo Festival Projections, International Press Exposure, Massive Exposure to our Global Audience of 3 Million, LensCulture Portfolio Account, Opportunity to be in LensCulture Discoveries online directory of top-rated photographers


Open to all, worldwide

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

LensCulture recognizes you retain full ownership of the copyright in each photograph that you have submitted. Winners, Jurors’ Picks and Finalists grant LensCulture limited, restricted use of winning photos only to promote the photographers themselves and in connection with marketing the Awards competition itself.


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