The Emerging Photographer Fund 2019
“Shima & Shiva” By Azadeh Besharati
Shima & Shiva speaks about two twins who suffer from a genetic disorder and are fighting for a happy life in Iran.
The Fujifilm Young Talent Award 2019
Sleep Creek By Paul Guilmoth & Dylan Hausthor
Sleep Creek manipulates a landscape that is simultaneously autobiographical, documentary, and fictional. As described by the artists, it “is an obsession between the subject and the photographer—a compulsion to reveal its shrouded nature.”
The Emerging Photographer Fund 2019 Shortlist
Azadeh Besharati (winner)
Pieter Bas Bouwman
Lavinia Parlamenti and Manfredi Pantanella
Jansen van Staden
The full essays of all winners and shortlisted entries will be published here on BURN magazine.
The Fujifilm Young Talent Award 2019 Shortlist
Paul Guilmoth & Dylan Hausthor (winners)
Eleana Niki Konstantellos André
Ingmar Björn Nolting
Andrea Orejarena & Caleb Stein
Their full essays will be published on BURN magazine.
Emerging Photographer Fund 2019 – Judges:
(in alphabetical order)
Alfredo De Stéfano | Director of the photography festival Luz del Norte
NayanTara Kakshapati | Curator, co-founder of the Nepal Picture Library and the photography festival Photo Kathmandu
Kosuke Ohara | Photographer
Kathy Ryan | Director of Photography for The New York Times Magazine
Kevin Wy Lee | Photographer, founder of Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)
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 Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Sofia Valiente for ‘Miracle Village’.
In 2016 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Annie Flanagan for ‘Deafening Sound’, and
the Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Aleksander Raczynski for ‘Views’
In 2017 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Antoine Bruy for ‘Outback Mythologies’, and
the Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Aleksey Kondratyev for ‘Ice Fishers’
In 2018 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Shadman Shahid for ‘No Quarter’, and
the Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Tabitha Barnard for ‘Cult of Womanhood’
The Emerging Photographer Fund was created in 2008.
EPF 2019 is curated and produced by Anton Kusters & Diego Orlando.