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Unlike past years, there is no subject theme for this year's LensWork Community Book Project. Instead, we are looking for your very best work  your Legacy images or projects. All work is acceptable for entry — whenever you photographed it! All subjects are acceptable, all formats, all treatments, all creative visions.

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LensWork Mission Statement

The premise of LensWork is that photography is more than mere craft. Photography is, or can be, a way of life. Beyond cameras and equipment, beyond film and chemistry, beyond pixels and technology lie the mysteries of the creative life shared by those who strive to communicate and express themselves clearly – fine art photographers, commercial photographers, amateurs and professionals. LensWork is an exploration of the path of creative photography. Through an exchange of ideas, insight, personal experience, and opinions, it is hoped LensWork will inspire photographic artists to create work which truly bears their signature.

The focus of LensWork is ideas/images rather than gear/techniques; imagination rather than imitation; and an understanding of photography beyond craft. Images are published as portfolios of art or to illustrate the creative concepts expressed in the articles. For those looking for a more technically oriented publication, we refer you to one of the many excellent photographic books or magazines currently available.

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