The shortlist of nominees for creative community D&AD’s inaugural Next Photographer award has been announced. The award gives aspiring Rankins or Leibovitz’ a unique platform to showcase their photographic talent to the global creative community. All of those shortlisted will now benefit from the mentorship provided by D&AD’s portfolio of acclaimed photographers and industry insiders as well as international recognition of their work through participation in the competition alone.

This year’s shortlist:

  • Tanya Houghton, A Migrant’s Tale
  • Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Natural Resemblance
  • Tam Hoi ying, Being Disappeared – The Paradoxical Relationship between Human Rights and Law in China
  • Solmaz Daryani, The Eyes of the Earth
  • Corey Bartle-Sanderson, HOMEWARE_update
  • Michael Nigro, Escape From Freedom
  • Anna Filipova, Research At The End Of The World
  • Alexandra Serrano, Nesting In the Wolf Tree
  • Felicia Simion, The Playground
  • Richard John Seymour, Yiwu Commodity City
  • Juno Calypso, The Honeymoon Suite
  • Yuyang Liu, At Home With Mental Illness
  • Laura Thompson, Senseless
  • Melissa Arras, El Dorado
  • Juliana Kasumu, Irun Kiko
  • Mireya Gartland, Photographer + Art Director
  • Juyan Wang, Landscapes and Ambiguities
  • Yingting Shih, Creative Revelation of Nature

The D&AD Next Photographer Award is held in partnership with Getty Images and created to find the best new photographers and promote them back to the creative industry.