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A Master's Advice on Visual Storytelling, Women Boxers, a Mysterious Jungle – Plus See the Latest Entries

A Master's Advice on Visual Storytelling, Women Boxers, a Mysterious Jungle – Plus See the Latest Entries
With the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2014 now open for submissions, we are excited to be sharing our favorite examples from all over the world. Check our Facebook page often for highlighted entrants and be sure to explore our full range of editorial offerings—video interviews, features and Editors' Picks!
Video: Joel Meyerowitz on Visual Storytelling 
A master offering his advice on how to see and connect the world while working within the limits of a camera frame. Video interview courtesy Phaidon Books.

Behind a Little House
We all live beneath a single, shared sky—these photos show how notions of national identity may be discarded when we recognize the unifying nature of our common environment. By Manuel Cosentino.
Women Boxers in Argentina
By highlighting a side of women that is commonly associated with masculinity—what many would even call a dark side—these portraits broaden our perception of the limits of womanhood. By Claudia Gaudelli.
Global Village
"I photograph the world as a miniature playground. I think of a piece of music: notes, slurs, staccatos, articulations. Use your imagination—and feel the beat." By Nancy Lee.

Employing chiaroscuro lighting and the traditional palette of landscape paintings—ochre, green, blue—these vibrant photographs delve into the opulence and mystery of the jungle. By Olivia Lavergne.
Visual Storytelling Awards 2014
Cash Awards • Photobook Publishing Grants • Worldwide Screenings 

You're invited to enter this international call to discover the best visual storytellers today.
We believe photographs tell stories that can reach the broadest audiences — across all cultures, languages, political borders and age groups. There are no limits for these Awards — we are wide open to all themes and approaches. Show us your story!
We invite entries in five categories of storytelling:
Documentary, Fictional Narratives, Photojournalism, Personal Stories, and Open
Five Grand Prize Winners (one for each category) and 20 Finalists will be selected. 
Our Editors have selected several outstanding projects representative of each of the categories. Visit our site to see all the Projects »
Every day selected entrants are chosen by LensCulture's editors for publication and recognition. We post these photos to our Competition Gallery and social media channels, reaching a global audience of over 700,000. Our system now allows you to edit your entry up to the deadline, so  ENTER TODAY for a chance at early recognition
before the final judging even begins! 
Don't Wait to Enter!   Deadline Oct 19, 2014
Learn More

Tips & Advice for Competitions
"First comes the quality of the image. But text is important too, especially in documentary or photojournalism. Weak editing and vague captions kill the power of a documentary narrative. A strong narrative emerges not just from the issues being shown but intelligent editing."

– Sujong Song
Curator and Committee Member, Daegu Photo Biennale, Seoul, Korea

Other Photo Events Around the World

Unseen Photo Fair
Sept 18 – 22, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands
We think UNSEEN is one of the greatest new photography fairs ever – it's a combination of 50 cutting edge photo galleries selling affordable, collectible work, plus a huge indie photobook section where you can meet and buy directly from the artists and publishers, PLUS non-stop lectures, roundtable discussions, performances and happenings -- all in a super cool setting in Amsterdam. 
LensCulture readers can save 20% when you buy your tickets online. Go to: Unseen-Tickets and enter "LensCulture" in the voucher section. See you there!
Call for Entry:  DEADLINE – September 12th
PhotoWorld 2014: Breaking Photography

Hurry! This exciting call for entries closes for submissions on Friday, Sept. 12, midnight, PST. The top prizes include an exhibition at the New York Photo Festival and a one-hour consultation with several jury members. 
Call for Entry:  DEADLINE – September 15th
Fauna - A Juried Competition

PhotoAlliance invites entries to "Fauna"– a photographic competition juried by internationally renowned artist William Wegman. Wild or domesticated, we share the world with animals. For some, as a source of inspiration, delight or companionship and for others as something else entirely. Submissions due September 15th.



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