Check out the winners from the inaugural Art Photography Awards

This year, LensCulture launched the inaugural Art Photography Awards; a competition that attracted submissions from photographers from 129 different countries, across six continents.

Now, the company have shared their winners and finalists from the competition… and we’re blown away.

Do yourself a favour and check out these incredible photos from the inaugural LensCulture Art Photography Awards.

We hope you discover work here that amazes and delights you, as well as images that challenge your preconceived ideas about what art photography can be in the 21st century,” LensCulture say.

The winning series and singles include everything from sensitive, intimate photographs and thought-provoking conceptual art, to celebrations of pure beauty and light. We also discovered several powerful works of art that have a political voice or a message — not merely art for art’s sake. It’s quite refreshing and inspiring.”

Check out a selection of winning photographs below.

See the full selection of winners and finalists here.