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 EPF is accepting submissions until May 2st. Submit your story… if ever there was a time to emerge, that time is now.
EPF 2016 JUDGES
(in alphabetical order)
Monica Allende | Photo Editor and Cultural Producer
Enrico Bossan | Creative Director Editorial, Fabrica
Yumi Goto | Curator, Reminders Photography Stronghold
Jacob Aue Sobol | Photographer, Magnum Photos
Maggie Steber | Photographer, National Geographic Magazine & NGM Women of Vision
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 two Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded:
the EPF grant Danila Tkachenko for the essay ‘Restricted Areas’ and
the FujiFilm/Young Talent Award: Sofia Valiente for the essay ‘Miracle Village’.