Burn Magazine revolves around the EPF. Our most important curatorial contribution to the oftentimes chaotic landscape of photography today. By choosing a jury whose lifetimes have been spent in looking at photographs and making photographs, we try to give our Burn readers a distilled version of the best work of all that flows before their eyes everyday.
Most importantly our mission is to give recognition to the finest emerging authors out there and to provide some funding to at leasta few to keep going and to continue making a mark. Our previous winners prove this is not in vain.
In addition since last edition, FujiFilm is partnering with us to offer several prizes for our category “Young EPF Award” (introduced in 2014). It’s open to all photographers who are 25 or younger (born on Jan 1st, 1991 or later). All you need to do is enter into the EPF… and if you’re 25 or younger, you’ll be automatically eligible for the “Young EPF Award” as well.
Fuji offers a cash prize of $5,000 to the winner of the “Young EPF Award”, and also adds a camera valued in excess of $1,000.
Additionally, they’re offering 4 extra cameras as well (all also valued in excess of $1,000 each) for different runners up.
Of course we are immensely proud of this partnership… and hope in this way we can give back even more to the young emerging ones amongst us… who just might need it more than we can ever imagine.
This all gets added alongside our existing “main” EPF grant which is already $10,000… and both the EPF grant and the Young EPF Award are not mutually exclusive, so you could potentially win both… imagine that.
The Emerging Photographer Fund 2016
EPF 2016 WINNER – $10,000
Deafening Sound examines the deep roots of gendered violence and rape culture in American society. Presently, it combines three documentary projects, a portrait series and a collection of artifacts. It is structured so that each chapter examines different ways systematic gendered violence persists in America. It aims to reduce the stigma of gendered violence, address the complicated cycle of abuse and elevate consciousness about the prevalence of rape culture.
The EPF FujiFilm/Young Talent Award 2016
FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2016 WINNER – $5,000 + FujiFilm camera
FUJIFULM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2016 Runners up:
Sara Zanella – FujiFilm camera
Amr Dabees – FujiFilm camera
Drew Nikonowicz – FujiFilm camera
Bradley Pearce – FujiFilm camera
EPF 2016 FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order)
Aji Susanto Anom
Laura El Tantawy
FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2016 FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order)
A sneak peek of the 2016 finalists:
EPF 2016 JUDGES
(in alphabetical order)
Monica Allende | Photo Editor & Cultural Producer, Screen
Enrico Bossan | Editorial Director, Fabrica
Yumi Goto | Curator, Reminders Photography Stronghold
Jacob Aue Sobol | Photographer, Magnum
Maggie Steber | Photographer, National Geographic
In her project, Annie Flanagan addresses the ages-old tragedy of domestic abuse and rape in a manner that brings her subjects onto a contemporary stage with an updated photographic style and point of view. Her choice of subjects and visual approach make a bold statement in focusing on this continuing war on women from the beginning of time. The work is subtle but powerful. Particularly because this is an ongoing issue that in some societies is on the rise, it is important to find a way to speak to new generations with new kinds of images. In approaching her project in chapters, she manages to focus but also produce a broader brushstroke of ideas. We want to mention the photographer’s project text was well-done, articulate, informative and set the stage for her photographs.
In Aleksander Raczynski’s project he casts himself as the main character in a play in search of something, someone who feels a full tilt of emotions and reactions to what he sees and photographs and who he meets. His long series of photographs taken in many different places help him, he says, to understand the world and thus himself. He wanders, with no particular idea in mind, his life and photography a constant confrontation with his emotions. They jettison him closer to his own soul. In his words: “I find it very helpful as what scares me the most is the lack of emotions in life.” Aleksander’s photographs look like memories of one place or another, a memory that might be drawn from childhood, a place where something happened to him, odd and familiar scenes and moments that act as his visual autobiography.
Previous EPF Winners
The 2008 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to
Sean Gallagher for his essay on the environmental Desertification of China.
The 2009 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to
Alejandro Chaskielberg for his 8×10 format essay on the Parana River Delta ‘The High Tide’.
The 2010 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to
Davide Monteleone for his essay ‘Northern Caucasus’.
The 2011 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to
Irina Werning for her essay ‘Back to the Future’.
In 2012 three Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded:
one major to Matt Lutton for his essay ‘Only Unity’ and
two minors to Giovanni Cocco for his essay ‘Monia’ and to Simona Ghizzoni for her essay ‘Afterdark’.
In 2013 four Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded:
one major to Diana Markosian for her essay ‘My Father The Stranger’ and
three minors to: Iveta Vaivode for her essay ‘Somewhere on Disappearing Path’,
Oksana Yushko for her essay ‘Balklava: The Lost History’ and
Maciej Pisuk for his essay ‘Under The Skin; Photographs From Brzeska Street’.
In 2014 two Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded:
one major to Alessandro Penso for his essay ‘Lost Generation’ and
one minor to: Birte Kaufmann for her essay ‘The Travelers’.
In 2015 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Danila Tkachenko for ‘Restricted Areas’, and
the FujiFil Young Talent Award to Sofia Valiente for ‘Miracle Village’.
to the oftentimes chaotic landscape of photography today. By choosing a jury whose lifetimes have been spent in looking
at photographs and making photographs, we try to give our Burn readers a distilled version of the best work of all that
flows before their eyes everyday.
a few to keep going and to continue making a mark. Our previous winners prove this is not in vain.
First off , they must deal with me!! Never easy. In all seriousness, they all show amazing dedication to the spirit of
doing something which just feels good. To provide a platform for the up and coming.
The Emerging Photographer Fund was created and is directed by David Alan Harvey,
and curated by Anton Kusters & Diego Orlando.