LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards exhibited in New York
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This year’s annual 50 emerging talents chosen by Lensculture are exhibited at Klompching Gallery in New York City from December 12 to 22, 2018. An international jury of photography experts – including Anna Alexander from Wired, Simon Bainbridge from British Journal of Photography or Alexa Becker from Kehrer Verlag Publishing – reviewed hundreds of submissions from more than 150 countries – and these 50 photographers rose to the top and were unveiled on October 23. From the jury’s unique point of view, these winning photographers represent some of the best emerging talents working with photography in 2018.
“These photographers are all making remarkable, inspiring work right now in cultures all over the world,” said Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief of LensCulture. “We encourage you to take the time to appreciate each of these winners. There is a lot to see and to discover. We believe all of these photographers, many of whom have not yet received recognition on the world stage, are worthy of international attention and praise. We hope you discover work here that amazes and delights you.”
The winning projects give a snapshot of the world from the viewpoint of fresh voices in photography – from portraits and landscapes, to fashion, architecture, storytelling and plenty in-between. Juror’s picks include: Aaron Elkaim for the project “Where the River Runs Through”, Marta Blue for “Mistica” or Rongui Chen for “Freezing land”.
“LensCulture’s 2018 Emerging Talent Awards have some of the most eclectic and diverse photography submissions I’ve had the honor of jurying,” said Anna Goldwater Alexander, Director of Photography at Wired. “In fact, many projects gave me inspiration for not only my work life, but my personal life, which is why we do this in the first place!”