30 Under 30: The 2015 shortlist

30 Under 30: The 2015 shortlist

By Rachel Segal Hamilton IdeasTap 27/01/15

Once again we’ve teamed up with Magnum Photos and The Photography Show to offer 30 talented young photographers the chance to have their work exhibited. Here are the 60 who’ve made the shortlist…

Competition was fierce for this year’s 30 Under 30 brief.

A total of 664 photographers, from all over the world, submitted their pictures on the theme of “documentary photography covering social issues”. But our keen-eyed industry judges – photography journalist Gemma Padley, FT Weekend Magazine deputy picture editor Josh Lustig and Magnum photographers Chris Steele-Perkins and Moises Saman – have whittled it down to a shortlist of 60.

And they are… 


Tom Jamieson

David Severn

Michael Vince Kim

Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist 

Sam Peat

Sebastián Bruno

Jasper Bastian

Maddie McGarvey

Olga Ingurazova

Maria Paloma Velazquez

Hosain Nazari

Renaud Philippe 

Miikka Pirinen

Natalia Szemis

Mateusz Baj

Ciril Jazbec

Victoire Petin

Andre Malerba

Jamie E. Murray

Maria Gruzdeva

Sam Ivin

Ramin Mazur 

Johnny Milano

Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Peggy Ickenroth

Anna Pantelia 

Matic Zorman

Lucy Wilmer 

Maxim Babenko

Souvid Datta

Milos Djuric 

Lauren DeCicca

Tommaso Protti

José Sarmento Matos 

Danila Tkachenko

Romain Champalaune

Massimo Branca

Calogero Cammalleri

Sanja Jovanovic

Simona Supino 

Ayesha Jones

Jiehao Su

Rob Stothard

Tsering Topgyal

Carolyn Van Houten

Francesco Ragazzi

Charles Mostoller

Mario Cruz

Rahul Talukder

Marco Casino

Stefano Carini

Clémentine Schneidermann

Anik Rahman

Léo Delafontaine

Adam Birkan

Mario Wezel

Felix von der Osten

Corinna Kern

Santiago Arcos 

Moritz Küszner


A huge well done to all 60! And thank you to everyone who applied.

From this shortlist, the judges will now pick 30 winners, to be announced in the week commencing 9 February 2015. 

As well as having their work shown at The Photography Show in March, winners will attend exclusive portfolio reviews with photography industry experts.

They’ll also automatically be nominated for three “people’s choice” awards, voted for by the public, via social media. The three award winners will have their work showcased on The Photography Show and Magnum Photos websites.


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Main image © Javad Parsa

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