LensCulture is very promising and inspiring website from photographers. For 2015 Portrait Awards there are thousand of entries around 130 countries. The Jury selected some strong and powerful portraiture work.

The work below showcases the full range of what portraiture has to offer — environmental portraits, conceptual work, self-portraits, digitally manipulated images — all within intricate, nuanced series or arresting single images. In total, they have discovered 38 inventive approaches that represent just as many different ways of looking at the world and looking at each other.

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On the Shore of a Vanishing Island by Daesung Lee, France

On the Shore of a Vanishing Island by Daesung Lee, France

 

Qingdao Beach by Philipp Engelhorn, Hong Kong

Qingdao Beach by Philipp Engelhorn, Hong Kong

 

Ms. Ulmer by Candace Karch, United States

Ms. Ulmer by Candace Karch, United States

 

Alexzandria by Tom Vani, United States

Alexzandria by Tom Vani, United States

 

Band of Brothers by Linelle Deunk, Netherlands

Band of Brothers by Linelle Deunk, Netherlands

 

Twins by Carolina Sanchez-Monge, United States

Twins by Carolina Sanchez-Monge, United States

 

Behold by Peter Van Der Heyden, Netherlands

Behold by Peter Van Der Heyden, Netherlands

 

Township: Life after South African Apartheid by Anne Rearick, United States

Township: Life after South African Apartheid by Anne Rearick, United States

 

The Unknown Soldier by David Jay, United States

The Unknown Soldier by David Jay, United States

 

Bittersweet on Bostwick Lane by Susan Worsham, United States

Bittersweet on Bostwick Lane by Susan Worsham, United States

 

Black Faces by Marta Azevedo, Brazil

Black Faces by Marta Azevedo, Brazil

 

The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces by Paul Shaw, United Kingdom

The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces by Paul Shaw, United Kingdom

 

American Archives by Tetsuya Kusu, Japan

American Archives by Tetsuya Kusu, Japan

 

Waiting to Catch a Glimpse of the Rebbe by Andy Aitchison, United Kingdom

Waiting to Catch a Glimpse of the Rebbe by Andy Aitchison, United Kingdom

 

Komi-Land by Brian Driscoll, United States

Komi-Land by Brian Driscoll, United States

 

A Different Look: Looking Closely at Albinism by Caitlin Sas, Netherlands

A Different Look: Looking Closely at Albinism by Caitlin Sas, Netherlands

 

Teens and the Loneliness of AIDS by Carol Allen-Storey, United Kingdom

Teens and the Loneliness of AIDS by Carol Allen-Storey, United Kingdom

 

Mama Africa by Corinna Kern, South Africa

Mama Africa by Corinna Kern, South Africa

 

Portrait of West Africa’s Secret Societies by Daimon Xanthopoulos, Netherlands

Portrait of West Africa's Secret Societies by Daimon Xanthopoulos, Netherlands

 

Looking Back to the West by David de Vleeschauwer, Belgium

Looking Back to the West by David de Vleeschauwer, Belgium

 

Women’s Energy by Eleonora Pecorella, United Kingdom

Women's Energy by Eleonora Pecorella, United Kingdom

 

Rising Water by Fabienne Cresens, Belgium

Rising Water by Fabienne Cresens, Belgium

 

Waria by Fulvio Bugani, Italy

Waria by Fulvio Bugani, Italy

 

Infliction by Heiko Tiemann, Germany

Infliction by Heiko Tiemann, Germany

 

Sez & Sarah by Janelle Low, Australia

Sez & Sarah by Janelle Low, Australia

 

Every Breath We Drew by Jess Dugan, United States

Every Breath We Drew by Jess Dugan, United States

 

There Are No Homosexuals in Iran by Laurence Rasti, Switzerland

There Are No Homosexuals in Iran by Laurence Rasti, Switzerland

 

Kashmir by Mahmoud Yakut, Egypt

Kashmir by Mahmoud Yakut, Egypt

 

Lost and Found by Michael Joseph, United States

Lost and Found by Michael Joseph, United States

 

Brothers and Sisters by Mika Sperling, Germany

Brothers and Sisters by Mika Sperling, Germany

 

Muxes by Nuria López Torres, Spain

Muxes by Nuria López Torres, Spain

 

Kitchen Gods by Priya Kambli, United States

Kitchen Gods by Priya Kambli, United States

 

Suruz Ali by Probal Rashid, Bangladesh

Suruz Ali by Probal Rashid, Bangladesh

 

Unspoken Conversations: Mothers and Daughters by Rania Matar, United States

Unspoken Conversations: Mothers and Daughters by Rania Matar, United States

 

Ability by Rebecca Lee, United Kingdom

Ability by Rebecca Lee, United Kingdom

 

Boy with Dead Birds by Rono Stinnett, United Kingdom

Boy with Dead Birds by Rono Stinnett, United Kingdom

 

Solar Portraits in Myanmar by Ruben Salgado Escudero, Myanmar

Solar Portraits in Myanmar by Ruben Salgado Escudero, Myanmar

 

Balaton, the Hungarian Sea by Zsófia Pályi, Hungary

Balaton, the Hungarian Sea by Zsófia Pályi, Hungary

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Rating: 4.6/5 (10 votes cast)
38 Stunning Winners & Finalists Photos of Lensculture Portrait Awards 2015, 4.6 out of 5 based on 10 ratings