A UK photographer is among the winners of the first competition hosted by famed agency Magnum Photos and contemporary photography website LensCulture.
Harrodsburg. Street Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016 © Dougie Wallace/Institute
Dougie Wallace won $2,000 for his street photography series ‘Harrodsburg’ in a competition that aims to recognise, reward and support photographic talent.
Mea Shearim. ‘Passover is a holiday in which the Jewish people commemorate their liberation, by God, from slavery in Egypt as well as their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. Passover preparations are very chaotic. There are large centres, scattered in different locations across the neighborhood, where each group of residents burns their old bread to make room for something new. This type of bread is made especially for Passover and is named “Matza.” I took a large amount of pictures that day and I was exhausted from the weather and heat from the bonfires. The picture presented here is the last picture I took that day, after climbing a small hill to get my shot.’ © Ofir Barak, Israel. Street Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016
Wallace was among six series winners to be awarded $2,000. Winners of the single image categories receive a $1,000 cash prize.
The Magnum and LensCulture Photography Award was judged by renowned photographers including Martin Parr, president of Magnum Photos.
To view all the winning entries visit https://www.lensculture.com/2016-magnum-photography-award-winners
Six Degrees of Copenhagen © Jens Juul, Denmark. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016
Refugees, Horgos, Serbia, August 30, 2015. ‘At dusk, Roujin Sheikho, on the left, carries her daughter Widad followed by her son Nabih, on the right. This group walks among other refugees from Syria, who are allowed to cross the barbed wire in the dark into Hungary, on their long road to Sweden.’ © Mauricio Lima, Brazil. Documentary Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016
At the Last Second. Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in Donbass, a village in Luhanskaya, eastern Ukraine, on July 2, 2014 © Valery Melnikov, Russian Federation. Photojournalism Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016