Meet the 2021 Critics’ Choice Award Winners!

The award was originally published on LensCulture,

commentary by Alona Pardo


"Samet Durgun’s tender photographic study of queer political refugees establishing their lives and claiming collective and individual legitimacy in Berlin speaks of resilience and creativity in the face of adversity. Ranging from close-up shots of his close community of friends, lovers and collaborators to studies of architectural environments that reveal their marginalization, Durgun’s protagonists assume their intersectional positionality with camaraderie, intimacy and respect."

– Alona Pardo


Keil Li at Patricia's Lap, 2020. Credit: Samet Durgun