Launched during the first edition of Photo London in 2015, the NIKON Emerging Photographer Award spotlights new talent. Shortlisted artists exhibit as part of the Photo London public programme and the winners receive the ultimate NIKON Z Series kit– including a Z 5, Z 6II or Z 7II camera and a choice of two NIKKOR Z lenses.
Each year’s shortlisted photographers embrace a range of practices and subject matter, cementing the award’s reputation for celebrating those pushing the boundaries of photography. Recent winners include Max Miechowski, Marguerite Bornhauser, Daisuke Yokata, Thibaut Brunet and Tania Franco-Klein. Recent jury members include Philippe Garner (Chair),Former Director at Christie’s and International Head of Photographs and 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design; Simone Klein, Photography Specialist and Consultant and Former Global Director of Print Sales at Magnum Photos; Martin Barnes, Senior Curator, Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at the Guardian.
Candlestar worked with NIKON to devise and deliver the award and shortlisted artist exhibition.
Image Credit: Graham Carlow