25 Winners & Finalists Of LensCulture 2021 Street Photography Awards
1st Place Series: Reflections Inside the Seoul Metro by Argus Paul Estabrook
Here are the winners and finalists of the LensCulture 2021 Street Photography Awards.
On the heels of a global pandemic, with cities around the world reopening little by little, we wondered what the 2021 Street Photography Awards would show us. Would images be celebratory, with photographers reveling in the closeness of passersby after more than a year of solitude? Or would they remain eerily quiet and uncertain?
What we discovered was a wide world caught somewhere between before and after Covid-19. This year’s competition brought us hundreds of entries, revealing the hustle and bustle of daily life proceeding as it once did, but in new, often socially distanced spaces. And we were reminded that photographers express themselves with metaphors and emotions, as much as they do with the street scenes unfolding around them.
From Seoul to Sydney, Rio to Manhattan, Istanbul to Yangoon City — talented photographers showed us their daily habitats captured brilliantly with light, shadow, color, drama, serendipity, and often a sense of humor.
2nd Place Series: In Visible Light by Sam Ferris
3rd Place Series: Out of the Shadow by Anna Biret
1st Place Single: In the Shadow by Bego Amaré
2nd Place Single: Geometric Hong Kong by Jason Au
3rd Place Single: Goat Auction in Nizwa by Maude Bardet
Jurors’ Picks: Independent Mysteries by Michael Magers
Jurors’ Picks: In Search Of It by Murat Harmanlikli
Finalist: The Light Smoker by Andrea Pozzoni
Finalist: Sea of Socks by Nrian Hodges
Finalist: My Splendid Mirage by Ed Peters
Finalist: The Trees Knows All by Giannis Giannelos
Finalist: Floating in the Sky by Herve Chatel
Finalist: Human Theatre by Merja Varkemaa
Finalist: Preparing for Paradise by Michael Mcilvaney
Finalist: Suit and Tie by Noel Rivera
Finalist: White Wall by Ole Christiansen
Finalist: Out From The Shadows by Pelle Sten
Finalist: Street Moment From NYC by Sicong Wu
Finalist: Struggle by Thaw Aung
Finalist: Dream On by Tufan Cevahirci
Finalist: Guilt by Thanakorn Treratanaboot
Finalist: Lido di Venezia, 2020 by Pier Andrea Perini
Finalist: Eyes of the City by Emre Cakmak
Finalist: Untitled by Umbrto Verdoliva