Congratulations to photographer Alain Schroeder who’s image won the competition!
– Theme: Emerging Talent / Competition Judge: David Alan Harvey
The Emerging Talent Award is dedicated to bringing exposure and discovering the best upcoming photographers from all ages, background and working in all photographic fields.
Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: There were no boundaries and we wanted you to release your creativity in as many inventive ways as you could imagine!
First Prize: Alain Schroeder
“A classically powerful image symbolising manual labor. It is the outstretched hand that makes it. I always like it when a photographer captures something special out of the ordinary.”
– David Alan Harvey
Second Prize: Fernando Leal
“An unusual image that takes a second to figure out. When you realize what is going on, it becomes even better. Yet just visually it works even with no caption.” – David Alan Harvey
Honorary Mention: Magali Chesnel
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams
“A vivid example of Adams’s words, this superb aerial composition presents a very personal visual abstraction – blending poetry, painting and photography into one universal language. Utterly inspiring! – The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: 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.