LensCulture is very promising and inspiring website for photographers. For 2015 Portrait Awards there are thousands 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.

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

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