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Magnum and LensCulture announce inaugural Photography Award winners

Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016 winners

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Harrodsburg © Dougie Wallace / Institute. Street Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

The winners of Magnum’s first photography competition have been announced, honoring a total of 44 photographers from around the globe. Twelve photographers took top honors for series and single image entries in Street, Portrait, Photojournalism, Fine Art, Documentary and Open categories. The competition was open to anyone over 18, and submissions came in from 127 different countries. See above for a look at some of the winning entries and visit LensCulture for more.

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Six Degrees of Copenhagen © Jens Juul. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016 winners

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Kajol with a customer. She thinks she is 17 years but does not know her exact age. She was married at 9 years old. Her aunt sold her to the Kandapara brothel. © Sandra Hoyn, Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2016.

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C.E.N.S.U.R.A. © Julián Barón, Open Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016 winners

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Dad & Josephine © Aaron Hardin. Fine Art Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

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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. Documentary Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

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Passover preparations, 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 centers, scattered in different locations across the neighborhood, where each group of residents burn 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. Street Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016

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This photo was shot in a dying coal-mining town, St Charles, which is situated in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains behind the fog. © Hannah Modigh. Portrait Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

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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. Photojournalism Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

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Ahmad, a young man in his early twenties, is a member of ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). In February 2015, Kurdish YPG militia arrested him after he was seen and revealed in their territory in the northeastern part of Syria. © Asger Ladefoged. Open Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

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Palm Wine Collector, Kunene Region, Namibia. 2015. © Kyle Weeks. Fine Art Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016.

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Israeli soldiers shoot tear gas during a demonstration against Israel’s controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Nilin. © Cris Toala Olivares. Documentary Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2016


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