Lens Culture announced its contest winners this week for its International Exposure Awards 2012 — Competition for the best in global photography and multimedia. Jurors ranged from James Estrin of the the “NYT Lens Blog” to George Eastman House Photography Curator Alison Nordstrom. In the multimedia category – retouching artist Elena Bulygina presented Barber Shop a series based on a personal project which won first place, beating out experienced photojournalists like Ed Kashi, who took second place.
“Make knees younger, soften skin, remove all wrinkles and imperfections, enlarge breasts, make the butt smaller, flatten stomach, even the light and color, clear the stray hair, remove everything that is not perfect…”
Her project is featured here – to see all projects visit the Lens Culture winners page which highlights the nine top winners and 27 honorable mention winners from 17 countries. SEE THE WINNERS.