Founder and Editor
LensCulture, Paris, France
Since early 2004, Jim Casper has edited and published LensCulture, the popular online platform for international contemporary photography, attracting visitors from more than 50+ countries every day. In 2009, Casper launched the yearly competition LensCulture Exposure Awards— to discover, reward and promote the best in global photography and multimedia. In 2010, LensCulture teamed up with FotoFest International to organize the international portfolio reviews LensCulture FotoFest Paris. Casper also produces a series of audio and video interviews: LensCulture Conversations with Photographers.
Mr. Casper is a director on the boards of photography institutions, serves on juries of international photo competitions, curates shows, conducts master class workshops, lectures, and writes about photography.
Several photographers whose work has first appeared in LensCulture have since gained worldwide recognition, including new gallery representation, participation in solo and group exhibitions, promotion and profiles in high quality regional and international magazines and newspapers, commissions for new work, and sales of their artwork.
Mr. Casper is especially interested in exploring contemporary photography and how it interacts and overlaps with other art forms, mass media, and world cultures. LensCulture features the work of photographers from all continents and various points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, multimedia, lyrical, personal, abstract, human, and street photography.