Emerging Talent Award March 2022


  • colour film portrait of a man by Kelly-Ann Bobb

    Winning Photographer Kelly-Ann Bobb

    Winning Photographer Kelly-Ann Bobb

    “Untitled” - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
    From the inception of the photographic practice, spirituality, sex and race have influenced the portrait. As we continue to reclaim the identity of the black bodies, it is important for the Caribbean photographer to capture and document his/her community and experiences. © Kelly-Ann Bobb
  • color landscape photo of fishermen in vietnam by Khanh Bui Phu

    Second Prize Khanh Bui Phu

    Second Prize Khanh Bui Phu

    “Harvesting fishing nets” - Tuyen Lam Lake, Vietnam
    Fishing nets are rudimentary handmade of dried bamboo and tied together and nomadic with their owners floating around the rivers and lakes. This is an ancient traditional craft of fishing in some Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong River. The photo was taken at Tuyen Lam Lake, Vietnam during a trip to explore the ecology of the national biosphere reserve here. In the dawn light, the striking contrasting nets reflected on the misty lake surface combined with human labor create a mysterious and magical scene. © Khanh Bui Phu
  • color portrait of a man in Saami traditional costume by Natalya Saprunova

    Third Prize Natalya Saprunova

    Third Prize Natalya Saprunova

    “Saami traditional costume at Soviet school” - Teriberka, Russia
    Andrei Zhvavyi belongs to the Saami ethnic group from Russia. He visits an old school in the village of Teriberka, northwest of the Kola Peninsula, facing the Barents Sea. There he finds old abandoned textbooks, symbols of a time when the Soviets forbade speaking Saami and wearing the traditional costume. © Natalya Saprunova
  • abstract fine art fashion portrait by Georgia Kontodimou

    Finalist Georgia Kontodimou

    Finalist Georgia Kontodimou

    “Michaela” - Heraklion, Crete, 2020
    Portrait of Michaela © Georgia Kontodimou
  • abstract color landscape photo of the sea and horizon by Lisa Shaw

    Finalist Lisa Shaw

    Finalist Lisa Shaw

    “Sunrise Melodies #3”
    Artistic Statement: A series of abstract landscape coastal compositions depicting the first light of dawn weaving rhythmically across the ocean. © Lisa Shaw
  • color fine art fashion portrait by Anna Karvounari

    Finalist Anna Karvounari

    Finalist Anna Karvounari

    “Ariadne’s thread”
    Studio portrait work © Anna Karvounari
  • color photo of a man in boat on sea by Nicolas Castermans

    Finalist Nicolas Castermans

    Finalist Nicolas Castermans

    “Navigating the Styx River” - Zywiec lake, Southern Poland
    Early in the morning, I saw a man in a small boat navigating alone in this surreal mist and fog. He looked so isolated, lost in this immensity. He seemed to be going like nowhere. This scene, for a moment, reminded me the Greek mythology and the Styx river, that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld… © Nicolas Castermans
  • color street portrait of a woman by Andrea Finocchi

    Finalist Andrea Finocchi

    Finalist Andrea Finocchi

    “Glance” - Rome, Italy
    Improvised portraits in the streets of Rome, italy. © Andrea Finocchi
  • color fine art fashion portrait by Foteini Zaglara

    Finalist Foteini Zaglara

    Finalist Foteini Zaglara

    “Desdemona”
    Studio self portrait work inspired by William Shakespeare’ tragedy “Othello”. © Foteini Zaglara
  • color conceptual fine art photo of woman and tv in woods by Ruby Hyde

    Finalist Ruby Hyde

    Finalist Ruby Hyde

    “This is No Place”
    From the ongoing series “The End of All Things”, this image explores the sense of disconnect one experiences with a mental illness. © Ruby Hyde

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • Portrait color photo of The Guardian Caroline Hunter
    © Caroline Hunter

    Judge: Caroline Hunter

    Caroline Hunter is an award-winning picture editor for The Guardian Saturday magazine (formerly The Guardian Weekend).

    She teaches a regular masterclass for Leica Akademie Italy, and over the course of the last twenty years has worked with some of the most prominent names in photography and served as a jury member for a number of leading international photography competitions, including, World Press Photo.

    She has also acted as a nominator for the prestigious Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, and in 2019 & 2020 was awarded Picture Editor of the year at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Talent awards.

     

Carlo Demicheli
© Carlo Demicheli
color photo of a boy in a train in India by Jose Carpintero
© Jose Carpintero

Current Theme:
Travel Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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