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Announcing the winners of the Graduate Photographers Award 2016 

May 19, 2016 
by Emily Graham 
Ten recently graduated photographers have been announced as the winners of the Graduate Photographers Award 2016 in association with Magnum Photos and Photo London.

The winners of the award, supported by <a href='' target='_blank'>RBB Economics</a>, have won mentoring from a Magnum photographer, a portfolio review event with the nomination panel and a slideshow of their work on Thursday 19 May, 11am – 5.30pm at the <a href='' target='_blank'>Screening Room, Photo London, Somerset House</a>.
The winners are:
<a href='' target='_blank'>Nicholas Constant</a>
<a href='' target='_blank'>Emma Gruner</a>
<a href='' target='_blank'>Tom Heatley</a>
<a href='' target='_blank'>Sean Padraic Birnie</a>
<a href='' target='_blank'>Sara Sandri</a>
<a href='' target='_blank'>Vincenzo Sassu</a>
<a href=',hijras,gi.html' target='_blank'>Charan Singh</a>
<a href='' target='_blank'>Erin Solomons</a>
<a href='' target='_blank'>Peter Watkins</a>
<a href='' target='_blank'>Feiyi Wen</a>

The ten winners of the Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award will each give a quickfire five minute talk, introducing their winning work and photographic approach, from 12pm-1.30pm in the <a href='' target='_blank'>Screening Room</a>. The informal presentations give audiences the opportunity to hear ten diverse approaches to contemporary photographic practice. The talk is open to the public and free to attend.

The Graduate Photographers Award provides a new opportunity for photographers, acknowledging the best emerging practitioners providing them with exposure to both a public and highly professional audience.

A team of ten highly skilled industry experts each nominated ten outstanding photographers who have graduated from a UK degree course relating to photography or lens-based media in the last three years. From these nominations, the final selection of ten photographers have been identified by a panel of judges: Michael Benson, Director of Candlestar; William A. Ewing, curator, writer and former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne and former Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York, Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Fiona Rogers, Global Business Development Manager at Magnum Photos; and Magnum photographer Mark Power.

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.

With thanks to the nomination panel:

Emma Bowkett, Photography Director at the FT Weekend Magazine | Tim Clarke, Curator, Media Space, and Editor, 1000 Words Magazine | Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD, and Co-Founder and Artistic Director/Curator of FORMAT Festival | John Duncan, Editor, Source Photographic Review | Emily Graham, Cultural & Education Manager at Magnum Photos | Harry Hardie, co-founder of publisher 'Here Press', Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Westminster and Lecturer in Photography at the University of the Arts, London, Director of Cultural projects for Panos Pictures | Ashleigh Kane, Arts & Culture Editor, Dazed & Confused | Emma Lewis, Curator, Tate Modern | Michael Mack, Founder & Director of MACK | Aaron Schuman, writer, curator and lecturer at the Arts University Bournemouth and the University of Brighton

For images and further information contact Emily Graham: