The best photography of urban space: the works of the participants of the photo contest

Winners of the 2018 LensCulture Street Photography Contest

Winners of the LensCulture street photography competition 2018

The Lensculture Street Photography Awards competition attracted a record number of participants from 170 countries this year, submitting works with subjects ranging from futuristic urban scenes in Tokyo to portraits of old Havana.

Judges selected finalists and winners in the categories of “Photo Series” and “Single Image,” also marking the entries as “jury’s choice.” They wrote:

“We are pleased to present the winners of this year’s Lensculture Street Photography Awards – these are 39 photographers who are revitalizing and redefining the genre of street photography today.”

Below is a selection of the street photos that the judges of the competition named the best. All of the finalists’ work can be viewed on the Lensculture Street Photography Awards website.

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1st place in the “Photo Series” category, a shot from the “Migrating Heroes” series. Photo by Sovraf Das.

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2nd place in the “Photo Series” category, shot from the series “In Pursuit of Self”. Photo by: Ilker Karaman.

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3rd place in the “Photo Series” category, photo from the “In Between” series. Photo by: Coco Laney.

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1st place in the single image category. Beach scene, Chaung Tha, Myanmar. Photo by: Maciej Dakowicz.

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2nd place in the single image category. From The Flow of Spirit. Photo by: Barry Talis.

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3rd place in the single image category. “Suspended Pig.” Photo by: Jingsheng Nye.

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Jury’s Choice. “In the World of Unicorns.” Photo by Niki Gleodi.

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Jury’s Choice. Calçadão, Curitiba, Brazil. Photo by: Guilherme Pupo.

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Finalist. From the series “Unmoving Cinema”. Photo by: Ulf Lundin.

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Finalist. “Madame.” Photo by: Seth Adrian.

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Finalist. “The Reader.” Photo by: Leo Pierre.

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Finalist. From the series “Cute Portraits of Havana”. Photo by: Wim Dehampelare.

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Finalist. From the series “Already, but not quite”. Photo by: Jordi Barreras.

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Finalist. “Streets of India.” Photo by: Aniket Mazumder.

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Finalist. “Migration.” Migrants passing through Agadez in Niger. Photo by: Harald Mandt.

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Finalist. From the series “Carnival Worker.” Photo by: William Bullard.

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Finalist. From the series “Who drives a car in Tokyo? Author of the photo: Oleg Tolstoy.

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Finalist. From the series “Windows to the Soul”. Author of the photo: Arthur Figueroa Jumagdao.

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Finalist. “The Hand.” Photo by: Rocco Scattino.

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Jury’s choice. From the series “Ambiguous Moments”. The photo taken in Hamburg shows the new multifaceted face of the city and its inhabitants, offering an endless number of possible interpretations. Photo by: Anais Perry, Jury’s Choice.

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From the “Tribes” series. “These are photographs of contemporary beach groups inspired by studio portraits of tribes who proudly pose in traditional clothing next to their prized possessions. I call this type of social photography “Fantastic Anthropology.” This series is about the human condition on vacation.” Photo by Lucia Herrero.

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Finalist. “Ascent to Heaven.” Photo by: Jose Luis Nieto.

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Finalist. “Rakher Upobas” (Hindu festival). Photo by: Tanmoy Das.

The best urban photos that were among the finalists in the #Urban2020 competition by Agora Images (26 photos)

Urban photography ─ is a kind of window to the world, opening up infinite perspectives. Cities are the favorite shooting grounds for photographers, every hour opening up new landscapes ─ from deserted streets in the morning to the busy nightlife in the light of bright lights.

All of these photos were selected as finalists for the #Urban2020 Photo Contest, a free photo application from Agora Images.

There were 21,322 entries for this year’s contest from professionals and amateurs around the world. And now it’s in the voting stage for the best photo, whose author will get a cash prize of $1,000. The winner will be announced on Agora’s official social media page on January 9, 2020.

Tokyo @angiolomanetti (Italy)

Barcelona @javito80 (Spain)

Brisbane @dlr (Australia)

@laboussole.seon (France)

Hong Kong @pifpie (US)

Stockholm @tom.bridges (UK)

Bratislava @zuzijanek (Slovakia)

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Dubai @patriciasoon (Malaysia)

Dubai @donaldhyip (Australia)

New York @ericc_photography (Spain)

Cairo @banudiker (Turkey)

Stockholm @leowillgo (Venezuela)

Tokyo @diselpower_gallery (Japan)

@i.ride.to.drone (Singapore)

Bilbao @ajuriaguerra (Spain)

San Francisco @niroshan_a (US)

Dhaka @azimronnie (Bangladesh)

@joelfriend (UK)

Tokyo @cunodebruin (Netherlands)

Gold Coast @johandroneadventures (Belgium)

@hadangkhoa (Vietnam)

Chicago @karaemurphy (USA)

Moscow @borsch (Russia)

Hong Kong @leemumford8 (UK)

Rome @henrydo (USA)

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