Jussi Ronkainen

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This World is (not) Mine - Photographs and text by Linelle Deunk | LensCulture

In 2014, I was covering a clean drinking water project by the Katosi Women Development Trust in Katosi, Mukono district, Uganda. The project was based on the Resolution 64/292 of the United Nations declaration: access to clean drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right.<p>The title of the …

Sleeping China

(Single) Palestinian Women - Photographs and text by Antonio Faccilongo | LensCulture

<i>In celebration of the ongoing LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016, we will be publishing a series of inspiring features on great contemporary portraiture. Enjoy!</i><p>One of the dramas involving the Palestinian people, in addition to the difficult socio-political situation, is that a very large number of …

Home: A Diary of Confinement - Photographs and text by Pepe Guinea | LensCulture

<i>Six years old and going strong, Circulation(s) is a Paris-based festival that showcases young and emerging photographic talents from across Europe. In the weeks leading up to this year’s edition, we will be sharing some of our favorite photographers from the program. We’re also excited to be</i> …

"Peaches and sCream" 2016

Peaches and sCream<p>I am in a quandary I have two thoughts about my statement:<p>#1. Fearnside’s work stalks the edge of the familiar whilst zeroing in on disturbing half grasped terror hidden in the far recesses of the mind.<p>She brings undertones of religion, death, pareidolia, wonder and mystery to her …

Reversing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers - Photographs by Koos Breukel | LensCulture

“Sometimes a good portrait feels like a slap in the face and keeps you awake.”<p>This is how Dutch photographer Koos Breukel responds to the question, “What makes a good portrait?” Looking through his images, we come to realize how their mixture of instinct and strong technique make them difficult to …

Photography

Face - Portraits by Bruce Gilden | LensCulture

<i>each man’s hell is in a different place:</i><i><br>mine is just up and behind</i><i><br>my ruined face.</i><p>―Charles Bukowski<p>We tend to think of portraits as flattering portrayals of people we love, or celebrities, or of people in power. The selfies and self-portraits that people post on Facebook tend to glamorize their …

2016 World Press Photo Award Winners - Photographs by the winners of the World Press Photo Awards | LensCulture

<i>Obviously we have a lot of photos out there—maybe more than we need—but the great ones will remain and stand out…the power of still photography is very strong…There is a need, bigger than ever, for images.</i><p>—Francis Kohn, chair of the general jury, and photo director of Agence France-Presse<p>The …

Beautiful Boy

Project info<p>‘Beautiful Boy’ is an ongoing series of photographs of my lover. It began as a confession between friends. On the subway one evening, my friend shared that he had worn women’s clothing almost exclusively in college, but after graduation struggled to navigate a world that seemed both …

Of Heaven and Earth - Photographs by David Shannon-Lier | LensCulture

<i>This beautiful, land art-inspired photography series was given the 1st place, Series award in the</i> <i>LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 31 of the winners and finalists.</i><p>In the series <i>Of Heaven and Earth,</i> I address my place on both the human—and cosmic—scale. The …

On the Ground, At the Center, After the Quake - Interview with Renaud Philippe | LensCulture

<i>Based in Quebec, the photographer Renaud Philippe (Hans Lucas studio) has worked independently in countries around the world: India, Haiti, Kenya and Tunisia. His aim is to unveil the hidden world of those affected by precarious circumstances.</i><p><i>Blink’s Kyla Woods caught up with Philippe to speak with</i> …

Tripticables

TB in Ukraine - Photographs and text by Maxim Dondyuk | LensCulture

<i>This is an extended edit of a documentary series on the TB epidemic raging in Ukraine. The original project was named a finalist in the</i> <i>LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2015</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all of the winners and finalists.</i><p>I started to investigate the problem of tuberculosis …

Silent Dialogues

<i>This sensitive and intimate photoessay was selected as a series finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016</i><i>. Discover more inspiring work from all the 39 winners, finalists and Jurors' picks.</i><p>Where is the border between one person and another? What really defines closeness?<p>Our families’ models …

Beautiful Darkness

The Rembrandt Series - Photographs and text by Carla Van De Puttelaar | LensCulture

I cherish a deep love for the Dutch Old Masters.<p>As a contemporary artist, I work with the female nude and portraiture. So I was immediately enthusiastic when the Rembrandt House approached me to create a new series of works inspired by Rembrandt’s nudes.<p>His incredible drawings and etchings show not …

Still Waiting - Photographs and text by Emanuele Occhipinti | LensCulture

<i>These disturbing yet powerful photographs tell the story of those still waiting to discover loved ones missing in the aftermath of the Kosovo War. The series was named a finalist in the</i> <i>LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2015</i>.<p>The Kosovo War bloodied Europe up until the NATO bombing of 1999 and …

La memoria involontaria

Sentimentalist - Photographs and text by Matthew Dols | LensCulture

The society we live in focuses on superficial beauty, and as a photographer I am a participant in this as much as anyone else. But I wanted to make photographs that transcend the societal focus on physical beauty and engage with the nature of who a person is at their essence. What they represent …

Sparks

Project info<p>Photographic series "Sparks” is the attempt to show people who are facing the war and are entangled in war machine. For one year I had been meeting young soldiers which are fighting in Ukraine. Most of them didn’t have any professional or psychological preparation to what awaits them. …

omar victor diop is documenting a new generation of african creatives

The Senegalese photographer talks to i-D about reclaiming black history, Malick Sidibé, and his love for textiles.<p>Born in Dakar in 1980, Omar Victor Diop went to business school in Paris before moving back to his native Senegal to work as a consultant. He swapped finance for art after his photo …

Transitions

Project info<p>Over the past few years I have had the opportunity of working with a certain number of<br>circus companies and structures. These photographic accompaniments; somewhere between commissions and personal projects, have ranged from documentary photography to stage<br>photography.<br>This summer, I …

Syria: Damned by Black Gold - Photographs and text by Yann Renoult | LensCulture

<i>This is an extended edit of a documentary project on oil refining in northeastern Syria. The original project was named a finalist in the</i> <i>LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2015</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all of the winners and finalists.</i><p>I created this work in October 2014, in the …

Inside My Head

Project info<p>“The surreal wilderness of the night has always fascinated me. The riverside I walked through completely transformed at night and I encountered characters and situations that would never occur in the day. The curiosity about what might happen really excited me. The scary part however, …

Dad, Mom, can I live in the clouds?

Was the question that I asked my parents as a child. “Stop dreaming, do your best at school, get a good job!” was the answer they gave.

The Girl from No 13

Project info<p>A woman, me, in the middle of life.<br>A balance sheet where I look at the choices I've already made and those still open to be done.

The Illusion of being

The Mari. The last Pagans of Europe

Project info<p>The Mari people are the last representatives of paganism in Europe. Religion is the cornerstone on which to build a culture and "way of thinking" Mari. The main and inviolable rule is the harmony with the environment, careful use, rather than the destruction or transformation of nature. …