Magnum Photos and LensCulture are delighted to announce 44 remarkable photographers from around the world who have been chosen by our international jury for the first annual Magnum Photography Awards. Each of the selected works is presented in its entirety in this online exhibition — it’s a lot to see and absorb, but we believe each of these photographers has something special to offer.
Our call for entries generated an overwhelming, record-breaking response — attracting excellent submissions from photographers in 127 countries. The judges had a difficult job to do, and after many hours of review and long, impassioned discussions, these are the works that rose to the top and stayed there. So, these 44 photographers have earned their spots as some of the best of the best in 2016.
We encourage you to take your time to dig in and appreciate each of their important stories and photos. And be sure to come back a second or third time to review your favorites again. Enjoy!