Emerging Talent Award February 2020


  • Syrian Umm Mohammed and her husband drink coffee at their destroyed home in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Color documentary photography by Sameer Al-Doumy

    Winning Photographer Sameer Al-Doumy

    Winning Photographer Sameer Al-Doumy

    Title: "Another Face of War"- Douma, Syria
    Syrian Umm Mohammed and her husband drink coffee at their destroyed home in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 23, 2017. Um Mohammed, who is originally from Aleppo, lives with her husband who due to an airstrike injury lost the ability to walk. She farms chicken as a source of food and income.
    © Sameer Al-Doumy
  • Second Prize Sujan Sarkar

    Second Prize Sujan Sarkar

    Title: "Young Dreamers" - West Bengal, India
    © Sujan Sarkar
  • Title: "Madonna del parto" - Cameroon This portrait is part of a long-term project on the consequences of war. In this case, the civil war in Cameroon that started two years ago. Candice rests on the bench after traveling over a thousand kilometer to give birth in the hospital of Édea. The village is located near Bamenda, in the English-speaking part of the country. Due to the war between the separatists ‘Amba boy’ and the army, the area is under siege, the roads are almost all blocked, there are numerous checkpoints and food and drugs are in short supply. For this reason, she decided to travel for almost two days to reach a safe hospital.

    Third Prize Davide Preti

    Third Prize Davide Preti

    Title: "Madonna del parto" - Cameroon
    This portrait is part of a long-term project on the consequences of war. In this case, the civil war in Cameroon that started two years ago. Candice rests on the bench after traveling over a thousand kilometer to give birth in the hospital of Édea. The village is located near Bamenda, in the English-speaking part of the country. Due to the war between the separatists ‘Amba boy’ and the army, the area is under siege, the roads are almost all blocked, there are numerous checkpoints and food and drugs are in short supply. For this reason, she decided to travel for almost two days to reach a safe hospital.
    © Davide Preti
  • Title: "дачный, Lena" - Udachny, Russia This portrait is part of a documentary about a diamond mining city in Yakutia, Russia. “Udachny” is the name of the city, which is translated as lucky because the first Russian diamonds were found there. the series is a portrait of “Udachny” and an homage to its proud inhabitants leaving under harsh climatic conditions in the far north of Russia.

    Finalist Hanne Van Assche

    Finalist Hanne Van Assche

    Title: "дачный, Lena" - Udachny, Russia
    This portrait is part of a documentary about a diamond mining city in Yakutia, Russia. “Udachny” is the name of the city, which is translated as lucky because the first Russian diamonds were found there. the series is a portrait of “Udachny” and an homage to its proud inhabitants leaving under harsh climatic conditions in the far north of Russia.
    © Hanne Van Assche
  • Finalist Azin Haghighi

    Finalist Azin Haghighi

    Title: "Coal miner" - Abouzar, Iran
    A coal mine worker in the Kalariz mine, Semnan province in Iran, takes out his helmet. He works 4 days a week, and his home is about 150 kilometers away from this mine. The miners dig deep into the mountains, working in dark, narrow passageways, where the risk of toxic gases and cave-ins is permanent: a very stressful and dangerous workplace.
    © Azin Haghighi
  • Color photo, Pesc-y Pelicans, New South Wales, Australia, by Chris Beadle

    Finalist Chris Beadle

    Finalist Chris Beadle

    Title: "Pesc-y Pelicans" - New South Wales, Australia
    Captured while watching the daily pelican feed during on visite at ‘The Entrance’ in Australia. The tones and colors within the image complement one another so well. I also like the energy that is created by the tight crop, making you feel like you’re in amongst the action.
    © Chris Beadle
  • Finalist Connor Noll

    Finalist Connor Noll

    Title: “Parker in her bed" - From "Runway project"
    © Connor Noll
  • Finalist Koral Carballo

    Finalist Koral Carballo

    Title: “The mystery of disguise" - Veracruz, Mexico
    Octavio Lopez, an Afro-Mexican artisan disguised as the “negros” of Coyolillo, in Veracruz, Mexico. This tradition refers to the fact that slaves from a hacienda in Veracruz were freed once a year and, on that day, they held a party to celebrate their freedom. Three hundred years later, that celebration has become a carnival that reminds us of the slave trade history in Mexico.
    © Koral Carballo
  • Finalist Thanasorn Janekankit

    Finalist Thanasorn Janekankit

    Title: Untitled - ⁠Thailand⁠
    © Thanasorn Janekankit
  • Finalist Luca Marianaccio

    Finalist Luca Marianaccio

    Title: "404 Not Found⁠"
    The city as the result of a creative act or construction could be the result definitive of a metaphysics where man “Encounters nothing but himself” and, in meeting, he begins to be afraid. “404 Not Found” is a story in pictures interested in scenarios that we perhaps consider negative but that in the future will be normality: in this sense, our blame on the future could be a hypocritical forgetfulness of the present.⁠
    © Luca Marianaccio

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • black and white portrait of Elizabeth Krist
    © Elizabeth Krist

    Judge: Elizabeth Krist

    A National Geographic photo editor for over 20 years, Elizabeth Krist has worked on more than 100 stories and edited at least four million photographs.

    Throughout her extensive career, Krist has taught for the International Center of Photography, Syracuse University, Santa Fe Workshops, and La Luz. She has reviewed portfolios for The New York Times and was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass. She curated Women of Vision, organized the first Women Focus event at the Newseum in Washington D.C and is on the board of Women Photograph. Krist has judged for The Fence, Picture Of the Year International, Getty Instagram, and the RFK Journalism Awards.

    She is currently working on a National Geographic book and exhibition on China and producing stories for Magnum Photos.

Azim Khan Ronnie
© Azim Khan Ronnie

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color portrait photo of hindu man and his monkey by Somraj Sahu
© Somraj Sahu
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