Open Call: Photography Award

Street Photography Awards

August 1, 2017

The 3rd annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to share your vision of the world’s streets! We want to discover today’s finest photographers capturing exceptional moments of life in all of its vibrant forms. Engage with the global photography community with your very best images: our audience reaches over 2.5 million people around the world, and our winners and finalists receive career-changing recognition for their work. In addition to international exposure, prizes and benefits include: an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at international photo festivals, $22,000 in cash awards and much more.

For the first time ever, we are waiving fees for anyone who enters a single image. We truly want to discover the most talented image-makers and believe that EVERY photographer deserves the opportunity for exposure and recognition without restriction.

Series Award Winners
1st Place: $5,000 USD
2nd Place: $3,000 USD
3rd Place: $1,500 USD

Single Image Award Winners
1st Place: $3,000 USD
2nd Place: $1,500 USD
3rd Place: $1,000 USD

Winners, Finalists, and Jurors’ Picks will have their work exhibited at SF Camerawork, a nationally recognized organization promoting emerging artists in the photographic arts. With a 40-year history of supporting work not shown at commercial galleries or in museums, SF Camerawork is a celebrated exhibition space in the Bay Area and beyond the United States, reaching a global audience of photographers and collectors.

Recent Events

Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, L-2013 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Exhibition May 5—June 21, 2018

Time Travel

Neue Kunst Gallery, Karlsruhe, Deutschland

Exhibition June 7—July 6, 2018


Umschlagplatz, 44147 Dortmund, Germany