Emerging Talent Award January 2018

  • Alain Schroeder

    Winning Photographer Alain Schroeder

    Winning Photographer Alain Schroeder

    In Bangladesh, the brick industry employs men, women (sometimes pregnant) and children to work in brickyards in harsh and dangerous conditions. Wearing no protective gear, they work 12-18 hours breathing air filled with toxic particles to produce bricks. Children aged only 5-6 years, are working like slaves for $1 a day.Children who do not have access to education have little choice but to enter the labor market where they are often exploited and unable to escape the cycle of poverty. © Alain Schroeder
  • Fernando Leal

    Second Prize Fernando Leal

    Second Prize Fernando Leal

    The Pilgrim // A pilgrim enjoys the flow of river Ganga in the holy city of Haridwar, India. © Fernando Leal
  • Third Prize Magali Chesnel

    Third Prize Magali Chesnel

    "A painting is not a picture of an experience, it is an experience." – Mark Rothko

    "I deeply think we should all do with a bit more of Rothko’s principles in our way to photograph: insisting on the primacy of raw emotion, to push the boundaries of form and color to make photos appear as “painting-like” as possible.- The photograph is an aerial shot taken over the national park of Camargue in the south of France. At the centre, a road is surrounded by natural and coloured salt marshes. © Magali Chesnel
  • Finalist Akiomi Kuroda

    Finalist Akiomi Kuroda

    A Moment of Clarity © Akiomi Kuroda
  • Finalist Chazz Fenner-McBride

    Finalist Chazz Fenner-McBride

    Up in Smoke © Chazz Fenner-McBride
  • Finalist Klaus Lenzen

    Finalist Klaus Lenzen

    Every breath you take // This picture was taken at a triathlon competition in Dusseldorf (Germany) and is composed of 35 individual swimmer. © Klaus Lenzen
  • Finalist Josef Hinterleitner

    Finalist Josef Hinterleitner

    "Love Stories" © Josef Hinterleitner
  • Finalist Brenton Oechsle

    Finalist Brenton Oechsle

    "Deluca" - Promotional character Portrait from the 16mm WWII Short film "LEFT HAND" © Brenton Oechsle
  • Finalist Kenny Hurtado

    Finalist Kenny Hurtado

    Tuba City © Kenny Hurtado
  • Finalist Sergey Nazarov

    Finalist Sergey Nazarov

    Maria, 18 years old. Ivanovo, Russia.

    "Maria is against the Russian government spending enormous amounts of money on civilian and military defence, on wars, and at the same time not paying enough attention to science, medicine and education.In 2017 a new wave of protests started over almost all Russian states. The majority of protestants is the new young generation - school and university students. More than 1700 people got arrested on Russia day, some were underage." © Sergey Nazarov


Jury's Feedback

  • Judged by: David Alan Harvey

    David Alan Harvey discovered photography in 1956 at the age of 11 when he purchased a used Leica with savings from his newspaper route and began photographing his family and neighbourhood.

    He published his first book: “Tell It Like It Is” in 1966 and was named Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association in 1978.

    Harvey went on to shoot over forty essays for National Geographic magazine. He has covered stories around the world and published several books over the years.

    His work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Nikon Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Workshops and seminars are an important part of his life.

    Harvey is founder and editor of the award-winning Burn Magazine, featuring iconic and emerging photographers in print and online.

    He joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 1993 and became a full member in 1997.

Justin Keene
© Justin Keene
Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

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Portrait Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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