With all the wonderful portraits being diffused on social media and on the internet on a daily basis, it’s breathtaking to see the best of the best featured in a single competition. LensCulture’s 2019 Portrait Awards attracted the works of photographers from 20 countries on five continents across the globe. Interpretations were wide and varied, ranging from self portraits to documentary styles, studio-like set-ups to spontaneous photoshoots, or traditional to contemporary techniques. Some entries had ongoing narratives behind their images, while others focus simply on the straightforward beauty of an interesting face.
One of the jurors, Anne Farrar of National Geographic Traveler, mentioned that “The body of work presented through these awards, at this time, in this moment, is so reflective of our world.”
Below are mix of winning entries from the 39 winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the competition. Head over here to see all the winning images.