Marguerite Bornhauser wins the Emerging Photographer of the Year Award

Images: Untitled, 2019. All © Marguerite Bornhauser, Courtesy Carlos Carvalho – Arte Contemporanea.

Photo London is delighted to announce that Marguerite Bornhauser is the winner of the Emerging Photographer of the Year Award 2020, in partnership with Nikon Northern Europe.

Marguerite Bornhauser lives and works in Paris. She is presented at Photo London Digital by Galeria Carlos Carvalho – Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon.

Bornhauser elaborates a visual writing form filled by intense cores, graphic forms and deep shadows that narrow the difference between the real and the fictional. The artist expands all the details: plants outlines, building shadows and human bodies in which, isolated and decontextualised, are close to the abstract realm.

Marguerite will receive the ultimate Z Series kit suited to their photography style – including a Z 5, Z 6II or Z 7II camera and a choice of two NIKKOR Z lenses. She will also receive specialist Nikon training to help take advantage of the capabilities that Nikon’s Z range has to offer.

The recently launched Z 6II and Z 7II mark the next chapter of Nikon’s mirrorless journey, including a new range of features to help empower your photography and maximise creativity.

Besides Bornhasuer, the artists who were nominated for the Award are:

The Emerging Photographer of the Year Award launched during the first edition of Photo London in 2015. It is awarded to a young artist showing at Photo London. Previous award winners have included Daisuke Yokata, Thibaut Brunet and Tania Franco-Klein, whose work is on show at Photo London Digital with ROSEGALLERY (Los Angeles).

The 2020 jury is composed by Simone Klein – Former Global Director of Print Sales at Magnum Photos – and Sofia Vollmer de Maduro – Director of Education, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, collector and Curator Emeritus of the Alberto Vollmer Foundation collection – both part of the Photo London  Curatorial Committee. They are joined by Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at the Guardian.


People’s Choice Award

The winner of the public vote is Thandiwe Muriu, presented at Photo London Digital by 193 Gallery, Paris.

Thanks to the thousands of you who have participated in the poll and selected Muriu as your favourite from the shortlist of 10 finalists.

Passionate about photography since the age of 14, Thandiwe Muriu grew up in Kenya in a family of creatives. She refined her photographic practice during her teenage years, influenced by Vogue magazine and the aesthetic canons of fashion photography. Her compositions celebrate the beauty of black femininity and the glorious past of African empires, found in the vividly coloured fabrics that envelope her subjects.



Ryoichi Fujisaki, colored oil 101, 2020. © the Artist Courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

Kira Leskinen, Entos 2019. © the Artist Courtesy Persons Projects.


Read the Award T&Cs.

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