Nominees Announced for the Graduate Photographers Award 2016

The nominees for the second Graduate Photographers Award, presented by Photo London and Magnum Photos and supported by RBB Economics, have been announced.

The nomination team of 10 industry experts have selected a pool of rising photographic talent showing great potential, all of whom have graduated from a UK degree course relating to photography or lens-based media in the last three years. The Award aims to provide the graduates with support, visibility and opportunity to meet distinguished professionals from the photography industry.

The ten winners will be announced on 19 May 2016 and will win individual mentoring from a Magnum Photographer, a portfolio review with the nomination panel and their work will displayed in a slideshow in the Screening Room at Photo London, Somerset House, London on 19 May 2016.

Click here to see the full list of nominees.

The nomination panel comprises:

Emma Bowkett, Photography Director at the FT Weekend Magazine
Tim Clarke, Curator, Media Space, and Editor, 1000 Words Magazine
Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD, and Co-Founder and Artistic Director/Curator of FORMAT Festival
John Duncan, Editor, Source Photographic Review
Emily Graham, Cultural & Education Manager at Magnum Photos
Harry Hardie, co-founder of publisher ‘Here Press’, Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Westminster and Lecturer in Photography at the University of the Arts, London, Director of Cultural projects for Panos Pictures
Ashleigh Kane, Arts & Culture Editor, Dazed & Confused Emma Lewis, Curator, Tate Modern
Michael Mack, Founder & Director of MACK
Aaron Schuman, writer, curator and lecturer at the Arts University Bournemouth and the University of Brighton

Each nominator has selected 10 deserving photographers, creating a pool of up to 100 photographic artists. From this selection a final 10 will be identified by the judging panel: Michael Benson, Director of Candlestar; William A. Ewing, curator, writer and former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne and former Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York Fiona Rogers, Global Business Development Manager at Magnum Photos; and Magnum photographer Mark Power.

The Graduate Photographers Award builds on the collective commitment from Magnum Photos, Photo London and RBB Economics in the support, development and advancement of early career photographers.