Congratulations to Shutter Hub member Sian Davey who alongside nine other recently graduated photographers, has been announced as a winners of the Graduate Photographers Award 2017 in association with Magnum Photos and Photo London.
Sian, who studied for an MFA in Photography at Plymouth University in 2016, was recognised for her work 'Martha'.
'Martha' began when the subject was 16 years of age, a time when a child is on that cusp of being and becoming a woman. It’s a particular period of time, when for a brief period you are both a young woman and child in the same body, before the child leaves and the young woman stands on her own to meet the world – a complex and potentially confusing time. Davey's work has been exhibited internationally and her first book 'Looking for Alice' was published by Trolley Books in 2016.
The ten winners of the award, supported by RBB Economics, have won mentoring from a Magnum photographer, a portfolio review event with the nomination panel and a slideshow of their work at a prize-giving reception on Thursday 18 May at Photo London.
The winners are: Carl Bigmore, Georgs Avetisjans, Kazuma Obara, Lua Ribeira, Martin Seeds, Matthew Broadhead, Michael Vince Kim, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Sam Ivin, Sian Davey
The Graduate Photographers Award acknowledges the best emerging practitioners providing them with exposure to both a public and highly professional audience. A team of five 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: Mark Power, Magnum Photographer, Michael Benson, Founding Director, Photo London and Shannon Ghannam, Global Education Manager, Magnum Photos. 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.
Image: © Sian Davey