Magnum announce Graduate Photographers Award 2017 nominees

Magnum Photos have announced the nominees for the Graduate Photographers Award 2017. The award is aimed at recent UK graduates, and acknowledges the best emerging photographers while exposing them to both a public and highly professional audience. In this gallery IBTimesUK presents ten of the 50 photographers who have been selected this year, including Lua Ribeira, Christopher Bethell, Siân Davey and Michael Vince Kim.

From the series "The Duke of Earl" by Christopher BethellChristopher Bethell/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award

The panel of nominators have each put forward ten outstanding photographers who have graduated from a UK degree course relating to photography or lens-based media in the last three years. From the 50 nominated, ten will be identified by a jury and announced in an exclusive event at Photo London. Finalists win mentoring from a Magnum photographer, a portfolio review event with the nomination panel and a slideshow of their work at the prize-giving reception at Photo London.

From the series "Concrete Horsemen" by Cian Oba-SmithCian Oba-Smith/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award
From the series "Martha" by Sian DaveySiân Davey/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award

This year's panel was comprised of Maxwell Anderson – photographer and director of Bemojake books, Tristan Lund– art consultant and curator, Natasha Caruana – photographer and senior lecturer of photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, Michael Segalov – news editor at Huck Magazine and Sabina Jaskot-Gill – associate curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery.


The Graduate Photographers Award builds on the collective commitment from Magnum Photos, Photo London and RBB Economics in the support, development and advancement of early career photographers.

Brian, Independence, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California, May 2016 by Carl BigmoreCarl Bigmore/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award
From the body of work "Alone Together" by Richard DowkerRichard Dowker/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award
From the body of work "Noises in the Blood" by Lua RibeiraLua Ribeira/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award
From the body of work "Noises in the Blood" by Lua RibeiraLua Ribeira/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award
Young Korean-Mayans play around in the pool at the 90th birthday party of a second-generation relative. Merida, Mexico. 2016 by Michael Vince KimMichael Vince Kim/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award
From the body of work "Lingering Ghosts". Democratic Republic of Congo. Time waiting for asylum: 15 years by Sam IvinSam Ivin/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award
"You might think there should be nothing from Chernobyl in my identity because I was not born at the time of the explosion and I did not yet exist in the outside world. I was born just 5 months after the day of the explosion. I remember feeling like something was wrong, not growing like a normal child" by Kazuma ObaraKazuma Obara/Magnum Graduate Photographers Award

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