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