2021 Emerging Talent AWARD Deadline: 31 March 2021
This month we are on the lookout for the most exciting and promising practitioners of all ages and backgrounds, working across all photographic genres and styles.
Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, fashion, or conceptual: there are no specific boundaries or limitations, allowing you the space and freedom to fully showcase your skill, creativity, and talent!
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|Monthly Cash Prizes||$1000||$600||$400|
|Home Page Exposure|
|International Gallery Exhibitions|
|Gallery Exhibition Feature|
|Published in the Talents of the Year|
|International Exposure with Media Partners|
|The Independent Photographer
Portfolio Account ¹
|Consideration for Online Stories ²|
|Submission to #tipstories ³|
MaryAnne Golon is the Director of Photography at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in 2012, MaryAnne was the director of photography at Time Magazine and a senior photography editor there for more than 20 years.
Before joining The Post in 2012, MaryAnne curated Look 3: The Festival of the Photograph and help guide the 2-year product build of a digital asset management system for a major non-profit organization. Golon was also director of photography at Time magazine where she co-managed the international newsweekly’s photography department for more than 15 years.
She graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism. Golon has received many individual and team picture-editing awards from the POYi (Pictures of the Year International) and NPPA‘s (National Press Photographer’s Association) Best of Photojournalism competitions. Communication Arts, Society of Publication Designers, and American Photography have all recognized her work. She was awarded Picture of the Editor of the Year from the IFA Lucie Awards in 2013. She was twice selected for American Photo magazine’s list of the 100 most important people in photography.
Celebrated as one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography, American photographer Steve McCurry has created a unique collection of work featuring some of the most famous images of our time.
Based in Milan, Alessia Glaviano is the Brand Visual Director of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue. She is responsible for Photo Vogue and was a 2015 World Press Photo jury member.
Photographer and writer Peter DiCampo co-founded Everyday Africa and its resultant nonprofit, The Everyday Projects. He is a 2019 Stanford JSK Journalism Fellow and a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops.
Represented by the prestigious VII agency, Ed Kashi is an acclaimed photojournalist and educator who uses photography to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times.
A celebrated figure in the photographic community, Maggie Steber works for National Geographic and is part of the renowned VII Photo Agency. She has earned prestigious honors, including the Leica Medal of Excellence, the World Press Foundation Award & a Pulitzer prize.
Founder of Webistan Photo Agency and Explorer of National Geographic, internationally acclaimed Iranian-French photojournalist Reza is a three-times world press winning photographer and recipient of the ICP Infinity Award.
Carol Körting is a professional portfolio reviewer and the photo editor of the renowned Leica Fotografie International Magazine (LFI) and its online platform, producing and editing countless photographic projects since 2011.
Member of Magnum Photos since 1990, Nikos Economopoulos has published several monographs and his iconic images have been published and exhibited worldwide. Economopoulos regularly teach and work around the world, in the context of his long-term On The Road project.
Magdalena Herrera has worked in books, print, and magazines, spending ten years as head of the photo department at National Geographic before joining Geo France as Director of Photography. She was the chair of the 2018 World Press Photo contest.
Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure. At the end of the year, all images are published in the 'Talents of the Year' book and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners are printed and exhibited during our annual group shows in Berlin and Milan.
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