Last night we announced the finalists of our Photographic Award with Magnum Photos at a special exhibition hosted by Mother London. And the nine photographers going through to the next stage are...
On 31 October photography industry folk joined IdeasTap members and staff at Mother London in Shoreditch. The occasion was the exhibition of our Photographic Award with Magnum Photos, where 18 shortlisted photographers found out whether they would go through to the next stage of the competition.
This year’s judging panel, chaired by IdeasTap chairman Peter De Haan, included: Stuart Franklin, Magnum photographer; Ben Edwards, photographer and MA Photojournalism course leader at the University of Westminster; Amy Christian, Stories, Film and Photography Project Manager at Oxfam; Fiona Rogers, Cultural and Education Manager at Magnum Photos and Emma Bowkett, Photo Editor at the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine.
Image: Emma Bowkett, Amy Christian, Fiona Rogers and Peter De Haan announce the finalists of the Photogrpahic Award, © Lee Cavaliere.
With such a strong selection of photographers to choose from, our judges faced some tough decisions. But there could only be nine finalists. And they are...
For the 16-22 age category:
Image: IdeasTap Photographic Award finalist Joe Dixey, © Lee Cavaliere.
For the 23-30 age category:
Image: IdeasTap Photographic Award finalist Robert Ormerod, © Lee Cavaliere.
For the 31+ age category:
Image: IdeasTap Photographic Award finalist Abbie Trayler-Smith, © Lee Cavaliere.
Each Photographic Award finalist now receives £1,500 to shoot their dream project. They will also create a Magnum in Motion multimedia essay and attend a second mentoring session with a Magnum photographer. Ultimately, one winner from each age group will be awarded a £5,000 prize and the two younger photographers will do paid internships with Magnum Photos.
Congratulations to them all. We can’t wait to see how their projects develop!
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