Winners of the Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award 2017 announced

in Inspiration / Photography

Ten recently graduated photographers have been announced as winners of the Graduate Photographers Award 2017 – an annual event, in association with Magnum Photos and Photo London (and supported by RBB Economics), which acknowledges and champions the best in emerging photography talent.

The winners are: Carl Bigmore, Georgs Avetisjans, Kazuma Obara, Lua Ribeira, Martin Seeds, Matthew Broadhead, Michael Vince Kim, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Sam Ivin and Sian Davey. Each will receive mentoring from a Magnum photographer, a portfolio review and a slideshow of their work at a prize-giving ceremony later this month.

Here is a selection of their winning images, including Carl Bigmore's Brian, Independence, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California taken from his series There It Is. Take It. Carl explains: "Brian stands outside his grandparents' home in Independence. Brian's grandparents lived in the Owens Valley during the Water Wars, when the impact of the Los Angeles Aqueduct became apparent to the communities living in the valley. The LADWP had built a depot opposite their house, and for them it was a bitter reminder of what had been done to the livelihoods of so many of the Valley's farmers."

Main image: From the series 'Martha' © Sian Davey

Brian, Independence, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California, May 2016, from the series ‘There It Is. Take It’ © Carl Bigmore

Brian, Independence, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California, May 2016, from the series ‘There It Is. Take It’ © Carl Bigmore

From the series ‘Homeland’ The Longest Village in the Country © Georgs Avetisjans

From the series ‘Homeland’ The Longest Village in the Country © Georgs Avetisjans

Scientific Atlanta Satellite Dish, Ásbrú from the series ‘Heimr’ © Matthew Broadhead

Scientific Atlanta Satellite Dish, Ásbrú from the series ‘Heimr’ © Matthew Broadhead

If the problem was visible for people, they would not ask a question like that. I felt hurt and angry. From the series ‘Exposure’ © Kazuma Obara

If the problem was visible for people, they would not ask a question like that. I felt hurt and angry. From the series ‘Exposure’ © Kazuma Obara

Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi are among the few Korean-Cubans who do not have a mixed heritage. From the series ‘Aenikkaeng’ © Michael Vince Kim

Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi are among the few Korean-Cubans who do not have a mixed heritage. From the series ‘Aenikkaeng’ © Michael Vince Kim

Family-UFO. Labour Day Weekend fair in Mars, PA. From the series ‘The New Colonists’ © Monica Alcazar-Duarte

Family-UFO. Labour Day Weekend fair in Mars, PA. From the series ‘The New Colonists’ © Monica Alcazar-Duarte

From the series ‘Assembly’ © Martin Seeds

From the series ‘Assembly’ © Martin Seeds

Democratic Republic of Congo. Time waiting for asylum, 15 years. From the series ‘Lingering Ghosts’ © Sam Ivin

Democratic Republic of Congo. Time waiting for asylum, 15 years. From the series ‘Lingering Ghosts’ © Sam Ivin

From the series ‘Noises in the Blood’ © Lua Ribeira

From the series ‘Noises in the Blood’ © Lua Ribeira

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