facebook
Close
Ver modo lectura
The best street photographs according to LensCulture

Courtesy: SOFIA VERZBOLOVSKIS

Photography
17 Jun 20

The best street photographs according to LensCulture

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)

These are the best street photographs of the Street Photography Awards 2020 Contest Check out the images!

Like every year, LensCulture rewards the best photographs captured on the streets of the world with the Street Photography Awards. The platform has just announced the winners for 2020. Keep an eye on these beautiful images and follow the artists on their official websites and Instagrams.

The best street photographs according to LensCulture
Courtesy: ©Gala Font

Furthermore, the images are the reflection of a paralyzed world, because due to the pandemic caused by the Covid-19, the semi-empty streets were a constant in the participants’ photographs. In addition, there are also others captured before the start of quarantine. Moreover, what is a fact is the beauty of each of the images, be it by context or by how well they dominate the technique.

In total 39 photographers from 19 countries were awarded six main winners, the first three of the two categories that structure the contest:‘Series’and‘Single Images’. Hence, we leave you the complete listo of winners.

Series Category

First prize: Kevin Fletcher

In this category, the undisputed winner was the American photographer Kevin Fletcher with his series Avenue of Roses, in which we see semi-empty spaces where only a contemplative person stars in the scenes and interacts with space.

The best street photographs / Kevin Fletcher man sitting watching sunset
Courtesy: ©Kevin Fletcher
The best street photographs / man standing in the middle of the street in the mist
Courtesy: ©Kevin Fletcher
The best street photographs according to LensCulture
Winning Photograph | Courtesy: ©Kevin Fletcher

Second prize: Toby Binder

In his series Wee Muckers – Youth of Belfast, photographer Toby Binder presents a series of black and white photographs of a young generation of teenagers in British working-class communities. The images describe the ubiquity of unemployment, drug crime, and violence affecting Belfast’s youth.

The best street photographs according to LensCulture
Winning photo | Courtesy: ©Toby Binder
The best street photographs according to LensCulture
Courtesy: ©Toby Binder
The best street photographs according to LensCulture
Courtesy: ©Toby Binder

Third prize: Michael McIlvaney

The everyday reality of urban life in the city is the main topic of photographer Michel McIlvaney’s Subordinate series. In it, the lens artist explores the metaphors associated with this tension: vulnerability, alienation, subordination, fear, threat, isolation, infringement, intrusion, etc. The series questions the photographer’s involvement: whether as a documentary filmmaker, witness, narrator, facilitator, or voyeur.

The best street photographs according to LensCulture
Third Prize | Photo Courtesy: ©Michael McIlvaney
The best street photographs / Kevin Fletcher man sitting watching sunset
Courtesy: ©Michael McIlvaney
The best street photographs / man's shadow cast through a glass
Courtesy: ©Michael McIlvaney

Individual Category

First prize: Gabi Ben Avraham

Israeli photographer Gabi Ben Avraham won the first prize in this category thanks to a photo that portrays a little girl looking through a windshield. In this one, you can see the reflection of several bonfires celebrating Lag BaOmer, a holiday in the Jewish calendar that is celebrated with departures, bonfires, parades and other joyful events.

The best street photographs / girl looking through the windshield at the bonfires
Courtesy: ©Gabi Ben Avraham

Second prize: Stuart Paton

From Italy, photographer Stuart Paton presents this magnificent image full of contrasts. The piece entitled Anonymous displays an overlay of scenarios. In the lower part, you can see seats of what looks like a café or restaurant.

The best street photographs / Man sitting in a restaurant with reflections from the outside
Courtesy: ©Stuart Paton

In the middle of the photo, a man lies sitting with his face turned to the wall. At the top we see the roofs of two buildings. The interplay of lights, colors, and shadows results in a wonderful collage of spaces.

Third prize: Paul Kessel

The American Paul Kessel gives us a visual poem with the photo entitled Q Train. In it, we see a blonde woman listening attentively to her son who travels on her back, while the other relaxes on his mother’s lap. Kessel captured this scene in the New York City subway.

The best street photographs / Woman traveling on the subway with her two sons
Courtesy: ©Paul Kessel

Jury selection

Finally, we give you a selection of photographs that the jury considered the outstanding pieces of the contest. Don’t forget to check out another selection with the best architecture photography.

Untitled 2, Miami Night-Urban Cinema ©Erika Anna Schumacher

People crossing a street at night and an avenue with cars
Courtesy: ©Erika Anna Schumacher

Untitled 7, Miami Night-Urban Cinema ©Erika Anna Schumacher

People standing at the exit of a place chatting
Courtesy: ©Anna Schumacher

Drive-in Theater 01. Valencia, 2019 ©Gala Font de Mora Marti

Shop window reflecting the silhouette of a man walking in the street
Courtesy: ©Gala Font by Mora Marti

The Faces by Meysam Hamrang (Iran)

 Photography of men's faces from LensCulture Street Photography Awards
Courtesy: ©Meysam Hamrang

Passers-by 06 ©Wenpeng Lu

Women taking a selfie while another woman watches them
Women Taking Cortesy: ©WENPENG LU

Fass Blues ©Sofia Verzbolovskis

 Girl in blue dress holding two cans in her hands
Courtesy: ©Sofia Verzbolovskis

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)

https://www.allcitycanvas.com/en/author/fernandohcruz/
escrito por Fernando Huacuz
Ciudad de México, 1988- En búsqueda constante de urdimbres visuales y narrativas en espacios públicos y privados. Arte, cultura y rocksteady un must.
Banksy Captured: the photo book of the artist by Steve Lazarides
Books Photography Spanish
6 Nov 19

Banksy Captured: the photo book of the artist by Steve Lazarides

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Unpublished photographs of the artist’s work make up Banksy Captured by Steve Lazarides, who worked with him for over a decade as his agent Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s gallerist, photographer and former manager, launched Banksy Captured. The book reveals photographs of the British artist who he represented for over […]
All City Canvas and Doctors Without Borders unite for a campaign against COVID-19
ACC Network Art Photography
26 Jun 20

All City Canvas and Doctors Without Borders unite for a campaign against COVID-19

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Doctors Without Borders and All City Canvas join efforts to raise awareness, funds and buy medical supplies to care for COVID-19 patients All City Canvas and Doctors Without Borders created Unidos con Distancia, a non-profit project and campaign that has two main goals. The first: to raise awareness […]
JR portrays the faces of more than 1000 locals in New York
Art Photography Street Art
5 Feb 20

JR portrays the faces of more than 1000 locals in New York

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)In this new piece, JR portrays the different visions of living in a concrete jungle The Chronicles of New York City is the new piece where JR portrays the reality of the Big Apple. The piece located in Williamsburg’s Domino Park captures the lives of more than 1000 […]
Santiago Arau, image chronicler and visual narrator
Photography
9 Jun 20

Santiago Arau, image chronicler and visual narrator

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Santiago Arau’s body of work includes photography and cinema through which he captures the realities of the city and majestic landscapes Santiago Arau Pontones is a Mexican photographer who has made the streets of Mexico City his own under his lens. He was born in Mexico City in […]
Artwork by Georges Seurat recreated by art enthusiasts
Art Photography
24 Feb 20

Artwork by Georges Seurat recreated by art enthusiasts

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Photographer Mark Preuschl recreated Georges Seurat’s artwork through a call For fans of pointillism, Georges Seurat’s work is perhaps very relevant. After all, he is one of art history’s most famous artists in this technique. Surely, one of the paintings that come to mind when you hear the […]
Hot news
Virtual backgrounds for your Zoom video conferences
Illustration
31 Jul 20

Virtual backgrounds for your Zoom video conferences

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Zoom has become the perfect ally for those of us doing home office so here’s a list of some of the best virtual backgrounds for your meetings Lately, using Zoom has become a trend during this confinement period and it has us all entertained with virtual backgrounds. It’s […]
ACC flip flops: All City Canvas’ latest drop
ACC Network Streetwear
22 Jul 20

ACC flip flops: All City Canvas’ latest drop

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)To overcome the summer heat, hit the beach or the supermarket, All City Canvas launched the ACC flip flops for your ultimate comfort Through its online store 555-8888, All City Canvas launched ACC flip flops, the new collection of super basic and extremely comfortable flip flops. And you […]
The top murals for the month of July by All City Canvas
grafiiti Street Art
20 Jul 20

The top murals for the month of July by All City Canvas

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Check out our selection of the best murals for the month of July, what say you? We’re halfway through the year, trying to digest the “new normal:” however, the urban art creation has taken off. Hence, we give you our selection of the most outstanding murals for the […]
Takashi Murakami and Hello Kitty working on a project with Sanrio
Uncategorized
14 Jul 20

Takashi Murakami and Hello Kitty working on a project with Sanrio

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)No doubt: every cloud has a silver lining, and this time, it’s the collaboration between Takashi Murakami and Hello Kitty The show must go on! Thus, after the news of Takashi Murakami’s bankruptcy, the artist continues working, and this time he will do so with Hello Kitty and […]
SWOON presents new show at Underdogs Gallery
Exhibitions Street Art
10 Jul 20

SWOON presents new show at Underdogs Gallery

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)The show will feature a selection of works created in recent years by SWOON American artist SWOON will go from the street to the galleries; this time aroundo at Underdogs Gallery, where she will present her solo show entitled Asteraceae on July 10 until August 8. In Asteraceae, […]
Man is drugged and paintings of Kahlo and Tamayo stolen from him
Art
8 Jul 20

Man is drugged and paintings of Kahlo and Tamayo stolen from him

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)In the Miguel Hidalgo municipality, man is drugged and paintings of Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo stolen from him When we thought we had seen it all, this happened: two men entered the home of a 63-year-old art collector and simulated an art purchase. However, they drugged the man […]