Jason Madara

AD AGENCY: In-house

ART DIRECTOR: Angela Gruszka

The 2013-14 campaign for ABC Carpet & Home blurs the lines between nature and carpet through a dramatic and harmonious environment.

Austin Walsh

AD AGENCY: Whiskey Design


This campaign for Twang Beer Salt plays off of the term "dressing your beer," creating situations where nakedness is not preferable.

Fraser Clements

AD AGENCY: Y&R New Zealand


CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Tom Paine and Maria Ward

Billboard campaign to promote York Street Mechanics' bespoke motorcycles.

Simon Harsent



An ad campaign about the dangers of driving while fatigued.

Chris Gordaneer

AD AGENCY: Proximity Canada


The "#WeAreWinter" print and film campaign cheered on Team Canada for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Jeff Stephens

AD AGENCY: In-house


STYLIST: Jocelyn Meintser

RETOUCHER: Joshua Martin

Shoes and handbags composited with scenic imagery for Neiman Marcus's The Resort Book.

Klaus Thymann


Executive PRODUCER: Nicolas Jayr

PRODUCERS: Rachel Clark, Karina Oliveira and Raphael Saraiva

EDITOR: Phil Highnett

DESIGNERS: Kenzo Kramarz, Vinny Olimpio, Bruno Reis and Ana Vallestro

Created during the filming of a short film, City of Good, for the Brazilian NGO Grupas Ruas e Praças, this series aims to draw attention to the group's work with underprivileged children in Recife, Brazil. "#THEREISLIFEINTHESTREETS" embraces the art, dance, music and culture of Recife.

Bowen Ross

AD AGENCY: GSD+M Advertising


CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Lara Bridger and Will Chau

Zales Jewelry promotes the notion that when you're in love, absolutely nothing else matters.

Martin Brent

AD AGENCY: In-house


COPYWRITER: Gareth Hopkins

A campaign for the UK group Surfers Against Sewage to support its ongoing initiative to reduce the number of plastic bags in the marine environment. The bags in these ads were found floating at various depths in the ocean and have been given the attributes of mythical and real marine predators.

Jaime Travezan

AD AGENCY: In-house

ART DIRECTOR: David Tortora

Promotional material for Hotel B, a colonial-style boutique hotel in Lima, Peru.

Munetaka Tokuyama

AD AGENCY: In-house


ART DIRECTOR: Fuko Chubachi

DESIGNER: Shino Okawara

An ad campaign for no-sugar-added plum sake, which is produced by Nanbu Bijin Brewery in Ninohe City, Japan.

Arthur Mebius

AD AGENCY: Kolle Rebbe

CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Kay Eichner, Sascha Hanke and Heiko Schmidt

ART DIRECTORS: Ralf Bierhenke and Moritz Hake

COPYWRITER: Johannes Wölfel

BACKGROUND: Getty Images

"Fat Can't Hide" campaign for the sports club Kingdom of Sports.

Lars Topelmann

AD AGENCY: Anomaly


COPYWRITER: Anthony Falvo

From an ad campaign for Naked Turtle Rum.

Alex Telfer




PRODUCER: Sophie Hector


An ad campaign announcing Guinness' sponsorship of the GAA (Gaelic Athletics Association). "Behind Every Great Town" was shot throughout Ireland, showing the breadth of the GAA.

Øivind Haug

AD AGENCY: Scandinavian Design Group

ART DIRECTOR: Annette Kriszat


DESIGNER: Sigid Pfanzelter


A promotion for traveling via Norwegian State Railway as a way to discover the fantastic landscapes of Norway.


RJ Muna

AD AGENCY: In-house

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Robert Rosenwasser

An ad campaign for Alonzo King LINES Ballet's 2013 fall season.

Dylan Coulter

AD AGENCY: Publicis New York


This series of multiple-exposure images, featuring top athletes who competed in the XXII Winter Olympic Games, was made for Citibank.

Vincent Dixon

AD AGENCY: Brunner Pittsburgh



A campaign for CARE International, a humanitarian agency that aims to provide long-lasting resources to end poverty across the world.

Gonzaga Manso

AD AGENCY: Contrapunto BBDO

CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Felix del Valle and Carlos Jorge

ART DIRECTOR: Saray Gonzalez Alvarez

COPYWRITER: Miqui Ocampo

A World Wildlife Fund campaign with the tagline "Extinction Can't Be Fixed."

Pat Molnar

AD AGENCY: Lowe Campbell Ewald Detroit

CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Doug Blanchard, Anthony Giordano and Jon Stewart


An advertisement for USAA, which provides banking, insurance and other financial services to members of the military, features a father returning home to his daughter.

Myles McGuinness

AD AGENCY: Digitaria


Producer: Amanda Huynh

Marketing: Renee Junge and Charlie Kassaseya (Islands Restaurants)

A series of images used as part of the 2013 Islands Restaurants rebranding campaign.

Sarah Silver


Executive CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jason Black



COPYWRITER: Lindsay Bowen

Hair: Ken Arthur (Rep Agency)

MAKEUP: Walter Obal (Atelier)

STYLIST: Charles Varenne (Management + Artists)

TRESemmé ad campaign for the Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Combining beautiful hair with objects found in every fashion designer's studio, these images ran in print, on Times Square billboards, on top of New York City taxis and on the side of New York City double-decker tour buses.

Taylor Castle


Chief Creative Officer: Ewan Paterson

CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Alex Braxton, Alistair Robertson and Karin Rose

ART DIRECTORS: Mary Beth Adduci, Andrew Bloom, Warren Frost and Nathan Monteithart

ART BUYER: Suzanne Koller


Producers: Jon Ellis, Diane Jackson and Katie Koehler-Reed

COPYWRITER: Cori Donohoe

Project Manager: Kelli Weber

Print campaign for the 1893 World's Fair exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago.

Sean Murphy

AD AGENCY: Cramer-Krasselt


ART BUYER: Nancy Morey

The idea behind this Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau campaign was to depict the once-in-a-lifetime moments one can experience throughout Monterey County, California.


Michael Nichols

PUBLICATION: National Geographic

Senior PHOTO EDITOR: Kathy Moran

PHOTO AGENCY: National Geographic Creative

Michael Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson traveled to Serengeti, Africa, several times between July 2011 and January 2013, to capture lions using a remote-control toy car and a rugged robot tank as vehicles for their cameras. Their multimedia presentation is an intimate look at the lions of the Vumbi pride.

Martin Schoeller



New York cover story on American artist Jeff Koons from the May 13, 2013 issue.

Dan Winters



Dan Winters traveled to Prescott, Arizona, after 19 firefighters were killed in a wildfire to photograph the families and artifacts of the tragedy.

Andrew Hetherington



PHOTO EDITOR: Michael Allin

A musical cruise to the Bahamas with Kid Rock and 2,500 of his nearest and dearest fans.

Landon Nordeman

PUBLICATION: The Cut, New York

PHOTO EDITOR: Emily Shornick

"Scenes at Fashion Week" from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013.

Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

PUBLICATION: National Geographic

Senior PHOTO EDITOR: Todd James

PHOTO AGENCY: National Geographic Creative

A series of images of tumbleweeds in California, which accompanied an article by George Johnson on fighting the invasion of Russian thistle in the United States.

Carlos Serrao



"The Opaque" is a series of portraits of Olympic gold medalist swimmers Nathan Adrian and Jessica Hardy.

Art Streiber




Producer: Laura Katzenberg

Comedian Chris Hardwick performs an accidental light-saber amputation to represent number three of the "74 Essentials Every Star Wars Movie Needs to Achieve Transcendence" for the March 2013 cover story of WIRED.

Bobby Doherty



PHOTO EDITOR: Leonor Mamanna

Thanksgiving two ways: a truly gluttonous spread for those looking to indulge and a Mediterranean-style meal for the butter-phobes.

Alec Soth

PUBLICATION: The New York Times Magazine


Design Director: Arem Duplessis

ART DIRECTOR: Gail Bichler

Associate PHOTO EDITOR: Stacey Baker

PHOTO AGENCY: Magnum Photos

"North Dakota Went Boom" is a series on the recent oil boom in North Dakota.

Richard Burbridge

PUBLICATION: Bloomberg Pursuits

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anton Ioukhnovets


Associate PHOTO EDITOR: Manuela Oprea

Richard Burbridge created portraits of Charles Ross and James Turrell, two of the artists featured in a story on earthworks in the American West.

Joseph Ford

PUBLICATION: Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

Stylist: Almut Vogel

Aerial images, mostly taken from a helicopter, juxtaposed with fashion images that echo the terrain.

Maja Daniels



Twins Monette and Mady live together, dress alike and get goose pimples from the same music. Maja Daniels photographed the sisters in their home city of Paris for a series of staged and candid imagery.

Christopher Anderson



PHOTO AGENCY: Magnum Photos

The series "Skin on Parade in Central Park" was taken while on a meander through Central Park in New York City on a day with 79-degree weather.

Ramona Rosales

PUBLICATION: The Hollywood Reporter



Deputy PHOTO EDITOR: Jenny Sargent

Set Design/Prop Stylist: Rob Strauss Studio

Mad Men actor Kiernan Shipka recreates an iconic scene from The Shining for The Hollywood Reporter's horror issue.

Jamie Chung

PUBLICATION: Document Journal


Jamie Chung worked with New York City flower design company Lewis Miller Design to photograph a series of kaleidoscopic floral compositions.

Steve Winter

PUBLICATION: National Geographic


PHOTO AGENCY: National Geographic Creative

A hidden camera records Hollywood's most reclusive star—this male cougar first seen in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, almost two years ago. A radio collar tracks his moves, but residents see scant sign of him.

Will Cotton



PHOTO EDITOR: Roxanne Behr

In "Candy Land," actor Elle Fanning serves as muse to Will Cotton while dressed in spring 2013 fashions.

Per-Anders Jorgensen



The fifth quarter, or quinto quarto, was the only cut of meat the working classes in Rome could afford. Beautiful, yet challenging, these cuts remain popular in the Italian capital. The series appeared in The Italian Issue of Fool.

Dustin Snipes

PUBLICATION: Los Angeles Magazine

Design Director: Steven E. Banks

PHOTO EDITOR: Amy Feitelberg

A series of photos capturing old Los Angeles overlaid with the new—a photo-within-a-photo tribute to how the city is changing.

Gillian Laub



PRODUCER: Christine Rampage

EDITOR: Jawad Metni

"Becoming Nikki" is the story of a biological boy named Niko who transitioned to Nikki at the age of 10. According to Nikki's mother, Marci, her daughter has been talking about gender re-assignment surgery since the time she could talk. The surgery typically takes place around age 17.

Victoria Will

PUBLICATION: Esquire.com

PHOTO AGENCY: Invision/Associated Press

While on assignment for Invision, Victoria Will asked actors attending the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to pose for tintype portraits.

Wayne Lawrence




Long before the killing of Trayvon Martin drew thousands of protestors to Sanford, Florida, to demand justice, this small town was wrestling with racial strife and economic inequality.

Adam DeTour

PUBLICATION: Edible Boston


Food Stylist: Catrine Kelty

Shrimp photographed for Edible Boston's cover story on Sky8 Shrimp Farm, a sustainable aquaculture farm in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

Stephen Wilkes


Photography Director: Susan White

Senior Associate PHOTO EDITOR: Dana Kravis

Story on the F-35A aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Nadav Kander


ART DIRECTOR: Michael Salu

Nadav Kander was commissioned to take portraits of each author featured in the fourth edition of Granta's "Best of Young British Novelists." The result is a series of haunting portraits in a style that echoes Godfried Schalken's candlelight paintings and the evocative portraiture of Gerhard Richter.

Dan Saelinger



Stylist: Birte Von Kampen

An editorial on fast-food companies building healthier junk food to curb obesity.

Eugene Richards



Deputy PHOTO EDITOR: Debbe Edelstein

Senior Associate PHOTO EDITOR: Lyn Horst

After Dallas Wiens lost his face in a horrifying accident, he decided to give up on love. Then, he met burn survivor Jamie Nash. Wiens and Nash were married in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 30, 2013.

Paola Kudacki



Senior PHOTO EDITOR: Natalie Matutschovsky

Stylist: Anya Ziourova

Actor Tina Fey photographed for the Spring 2013 issue of TIME's Style & Design publication.

Hannah Whitaker

PUBLICATION: The New York Times Magazine


Design Director: Arem Duplessis

ART DIRECTOR: Gail Bichler

Deputy PHOTO EDITOR: Joanna Milter

"Some of My Best Friends Are Germs" accompanies a story that examines the microbiome, the tiny bugs that live within us, and how they help keep us healthy.

Christopher Capozziello

TITLE: The Distance Between Us

PUBLISHER: Edition Lammerhuber

CREATIVE TEAM: Martin Ackerl, Christopher Capozziello, Lois and Sylvia Lammerhuber, Ryan Spencer Reed and Loret Gnivecki Steinberg

Christopher Capozziello's debut book explores the relationship that the photographer shares with his twin brother, who was born with cerebral palsy. It is both a brother's touching tribute and Capozziello's attempt to come to terms with the reality his brother lives, which he happened to be spared.

Jason Larkin

TITLE: Tales from the City of Gold

PUBLISHER: Kehrer-Verlag

EDITOR: Julian Rodriguez

DESIGN: James Greenhow (Realise Creative)

TEXT: Mara Kardas-Nelson and Julian Rodriguez

Jason Larkin explores the vast waste dumps created by Johannesburg's gold-mining industry, a territory where history, economy and contemporary South Africa collide. His sensitive landscapes of life on these incongruous manmade monuments, remnants of Africa's most successful mining story, highlight the ignored realities of these spaces, and the denial of the environmental legacy that has been left behind.

Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

TITLE: Pretty Much Everything




This sumptuous retrospective looks back at "pretty much everything" that the photographic team of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin has been working on for over two decades, bringing them to the forefront in the fields of both art and fashion photography.

Jen Davis

TITLE: Eleven Years

PUBLISHER: Kehrer-Verlag

DESIGN: Other Means

TEXT: Jen Davis, John Pilson and Anne Wilkes Tucker

For the past 11 years, Brooklyn, New York-based photographer Jen Davis has been working on this series of self-portraits dealing with beauty, desire, body image and identity, exploring the correlation between self-perception and how one is perceived by others. Her work is partially based on reconstructed personal experiences and partially on fantasies of how she imagines intimacy and love in a physical relationship.


James Whitlow Delano

TITLE: Black Tsunami: Japan 2011

PUBLISHER: FotoEvidence

EDITOR: Svetlana Bachevanova

DESIGN: Mark Weinberg

TEXT: David Stuart

Black Tsunami provides a haunting portrait of the devastation left by the great tsunami that engulfed northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. Eighty black-and-white photographs reveal Japan's changed landscape in the exclusion zone.

Phillip Buehler

TITLE: Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty: Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited

PUBLISHER: Woody Guthrie Publications

CREATIVE TEAM: Steven Brower, Nora Guthrie and Woody Guthrie Archives

Through never-before-published letters, historic family photos and rare personal interviews, Wardy Forty explores the five years Woody Guthrie spent at Greystone Park State Hospital in New Jersey.


Annie Marie Musselman

TITLE: Finding Trust

PUBLISHER: Kehrer-Verlag

DESIGN: Kehrer Design

TEXT: Tony Angell

Annie Marie Musselman's collection of images show injured wild animals being cared for at a wildlife rehabilitation center.

Rob Hornstra

TITLE: The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova and The North Caucasus

PUBLISHER: The Sochi Project

DESIGN: Kummer & Herrman

TEXT: Arnold van Bruggen

In 2007, Khava Gaisanova's husband disappeared, like so many men in the North Caucasus disappear without a trace—kidnapped, arrested, or executed and buried in anonymous graves. Writer Arnold van Bruggen and photographer Rob Hornstra met Gaisanova by chance and became intrigued by her story, visiting the North Caucasus numerous times between 2009 and 2012. This book is a penetrating account of their travels.

National Geographic

TITLE: National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years


EDITOR: Reuel Golden

DESIGN: Andy Disl

To celebrate National Geographic's 125th anniversary, the magazine gave TASCHEN unparalled access to its archives, resulting in three volumes that travel through the Americas and Antarctica (Volume 1), Europe and Africa (Volume 2), and Asia and Oceania (Volume 3).

Kürşat Bayhan

TITLE: Away From Home

PUBLISHER: Self-published

DESIGN: Frederic Lezmi

TEXT: Mary Ellen Mark

In Away From Home, Turkish photographer Kürşat Bayhan follows the lives of thousands of young migrants from the Anatolia region of Turkey who are working in Istanbul, isolated and living in challenging conditions in order to earn a wage.

Alec Soth

TITLE: Ping Pong Conversations

PUBLISHER: Contrasto

TEXT: Alec Soth and Francesco Zanot

DESIGN: Daniele Papalini and Tania Russo

Storytelling, and the use of color and black-and-white, staged and candid approaches, and personal and political issues are just a few of the many arguments that the American photographer Alec Soth discusses with Italian critic Francesco Zanot, resulting in a combination of words and images that constitutes both a complex examination of Soth's work and a manual on the reading of photography itself.

Fred Stein

TITLE: Paris New York

PUBLISHER: Kehrer-Verlag

EDITOR: Dawn Freer

DESIGN: Kehrer Design

TEXT: Cilly Kugelmann, Gilles Mora, Rosemary Sullivan and Theresia Ziehe

As an early pioneer of shooting with a handheld camera, Fred Stein captured poignant moments in the street life of two of the world's greatest cities: Paris and New York City, where he lived after fleeing from Nazi Germany. This same immediacy infuses his portraits of the great personalities of the era, among them Marc Chagall, Albert Einstein and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Sara Macel

TITLE: May the Road Rise to Meet You

PUBLISHER: Daylight Books

EDITORS: Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff

DESIGN: Ursula Damm

TEXT: Marvin Heiferman

In this pseudo-documentary biography, Sara Macel followed her father, a traveling salesman, on his trips across the United States. As the Internet and outsourcing have made this once ubiquitous occupation obsolete, May the Road Rise to Meet You explores the life of a businessman alone on the road as well as the changing nature of "the road" in American culture.


Per-Anders Pettersson

TITLE: Rainbow Transit

PUBLISHER: Dewi Lewis Publishing

DESIGN: Teun van der Heijden

TEXT: William Gumede

Digging beneath the myth of the "Rainbow Nation," Per-Anders Pettersson explores the complex realities of daily life in democratic South Africa. A black middle class has rapidly emerged, fostering a frenzied aspirational spirit amongst the poorer urban classes. But soon, disillusion began to smother these feelings of hope and aspiration. Greed and disillusion are now predominant themes in South African life.

Sarina Finkelstein

TITLE: The New Forty-Niners

PUBLISHER: Kehrer-Verlag

DESIGN: Kehrer Design

TEXT: Lucy Davies and Kevin Fagan

Shot over four years, The New Forty-Niners documents the new wave of gold prospectors who have rushed to California 160 years after the original Gold Rush of 1849. The tactile and earthy photographs show the gamblers, the adventurers, the desperate, the self-reliant, and the young-at-heart in their camps and on claims spread across this magnificently wild landscape.

Davide Monteleone

TITLE: Spasibo

PUBLISHER: Kehrer-Verlag

DESIGN: Kehrer Design

EDITOR: Nathalie Gallon

TEXT: Galia Ackerman, Édouard Carmignac and Masha Gesen

Davide Monteleone traveled across Chechnya from November 2012 to April 2013, documenting the complex lives of the Chechen people. Galia Ackerman says, "This book contains neither majestic city- or country-scapes nor blood-spattered depictions of violence. Monteleone rather shows us the otherwise invisible: the stifling atmosphere, the regnant helplessness and fear, the young women resigned to their fate, and the elderly, whose traditional authority has diminished in the face of Kadyrov's brutes."

Lynn Goldsmith

TITLE: Rock and Roll Stories

PUBLISHER: Abrams Books

EDITOR: Eric Himmel

DESIGN: Elizabeth Van Itallie

A collection of the best of Lynn Goldsmith's images that chronicle the ascent and musical careers of some of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll. Her commentary takes the reader into the studio, the tour bus, the concert hall and the streets where the pictures were made, offering revealing perspectives on her subjects and herself.

Douglas Ljungkvist

TITLE: Ocean Beach

PUBLISHER: Kehrer-Verlag

DESIGN: Kehrer Design

TEXT: Harvey Benge and Steve Bisson

Ocean Beach is more than a topographic study of a 1940s New Jersey beach resort—Douglas Ljungkvist's body of work contains subtexts of time, memory and identity. The project spans from 2009 to 2012, just before the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

Howard Schatz

TITLE: Caught in the Act: Actors Acting

PUBLISHER: Glitterati Incorporated

DESIGN: Alexander Spacher

CREATIVE TEAM: Owen Edwards and Beverly J. Ornstein

Howard Schatz explores the magical transformation that happens when an actor seizes words on a page and becomes another person. Featured actors include Pierce Brosnan, Bobby Cannavale, Michael C. Hall, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jane Lynch, John Malkovich, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Sissy Spacek.

Sebastião Salgado



EDITOR AND AUTHOR: Lélia Wanick Salgado

PHOTO AGENCY: Amazonas Images/Contact Press Images

Sebastião Salgado took over 30 trips around the world to create a photographic homage to our planet in its natural state in this collection of rich black-and-white photographs. Salgado says, "In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen."

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

TITLE: The World We Live In

PUBLISHER: Kehrer-Verlag

TEXT: David Bogner

DESIGN: Manuel Radde

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek focuses on how each person's experience differs from the next, exploring worlds, micro worlds, moments of everyday life and the people who live them.

Kris Vervaeke

TITLE: Ad Infinitum

PUBLISHER: Self-published

DESIGN: Hugo Puttaert (visionandfactory)

Ad Infinitum shows a selection of over 1,000 pictures taken of memorial portraits found on the tombstones in China, out of the context of the cemetery and away from the idea of death. The focus lies on the portrait itself and its beauty, exposing both the strength of the individual face and the perishable nature of the individual human body.

Sara Naomi Lewkowicz



PHOTO EDITOR: Paul Moakley

Sara Naomi Lewkowicz's documentary series "A Portrait of Domestic Violence" follows the story of Maggie, who was the victim of an attack by her now ex-boyfriend, Shane. Maggie's two children witnessed the attack, along with Lewkowicz, who had met the couple at a food festival in Southeastern Ohio and asked to photographed them. Lewkowicz later followed up with Maggie in Alaska, where she moved after the incident to repair her relationship with the father of her children.

Mark Peterson

PUBLICATION: The New York Times Lens Blog

PHOTO AGENCY: Redux Pictures

From Mark Peterson's "Political Theater," a series of images of political events surrounding the U.S. government shutdown in October 2013.

Dustin Snipes





PHOTO EDITORS: Nick Galac, Kristine LaManna and Stephanie Weed

"Stop Action" is a portrait series featuring athletes showing techniques, step by step.

Christopher Anderson



PHOTO EDITOR: Leonor Mamanna

PHOTO AGENCY: Magnum Photos

These portraits of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton appeared in the September 30, 2013 issue ofNew York.

Jamie Squire

PHOTO AGENCY: Getty Images

The women's 100-meter hurdles heats during day seven of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 16, 2013.

Ashley Gilbertson

PUBLICATION: The New York Times Magazine


PHOTO EDITOR: Joanna Milter


From the series "Concrete Beach." New York City residents find spaces in their neighborhoods to lay in the sun.

Annibale Greco


From the series "The Village of Victims." Out of the 578 inhabitants of Buganga, Central Africa, 200 women are victims of sexual violence and 24 children are orphans of women who have been victims of sexual violence. This abuse has been used as a weapon of war since the first Congo war.

Antonio Bolfo

PHOTO AGENCY: Reportage by Getty Images

From the reportage story "Mujahideen of Syria," shot primarily in Aleppo, Syria, in March and May 2013.

Jonne Roriz


Marcello Franco and Arthur Salgado fight for the ball during a water polo match in SESI Vila Leopoldina, São Paulo, Brazil, on March 19, 2013.

JM Lopez

PHOTO AGENCY: Agence France-Presse

The bodies of approximately 110 unidentified young men and boys were found in the Quweiq River in Aleppo, Syria, in January 2013.

Sebastián Liste


CREATIVE TEAM: Jorge Benezra and Patrick Witty

PHOTO AGENCY: Reportage by Getty Images

From "On the Inside: Venezuelan Prisons Under Inmate Control." Sebastián Liste was given a week of full access in March and April 2013 to the Vista Hermosa prison in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. The prison is unofficially and unquestionably run by Wilmer "Wilmito" Brizuela, an inmate serving 10 years for kidnapping and 16 years for murder.

Matt Eich


Matt Eich's ongoing portrait series in Greenwood, Mississippi, was drawn from an essay about race and class disparities in the historically divided town.

Eirini Vourloumis

PUBLICATION: The New Yorker Photo Booth Blog

"In Waiting" is an examination of Athens and its role as a physical stage for the economic crisis. Eirini Vourloumis primarily explores the interiors of government buildings, institutions and schools to question how these spaces reflect modern-Greek culture and rationalize how the deceptively tedious components of urban life factor into the economic crisis.

Ed Kashi

CLIENT: La Isla Foundation


Ed Kashi documented the stories of sugar-cane workers in Nicaragua, where an epidemic of fatal Chronic Kidney Disease is killing the workers at alarming rates without a known cause.

Abir Abdullah

PUBLICATIONS: The Guardian, The New York Times and The New Yorker

PHOTO AGENCY: European Pressphoto Agency

From the story "Death Traps: Tales of a Mega Community." Fire is an ever-present death threat for the entire community of Dhaka, Bangladesh. From homes and workplaces to shopping malls and public spaces, a lack of building codes and fire protection have created a situation where residents are living in a continual death trap.

Mads Nissen


PHOTO AGENCY: Panos Pictures

Escapists, fortune hunters, nomads, gays in exile, drunkards and warriors—in the humid air of the Amazon rainforest, they all collide. In the series "AMAZONAS," the enormous green organism envelops a riot of life.

Ed Ou


PHOTO AGENCY: Reportage by Getty Images

From the photo story "The Polar Bear Hunters," which follows Inuit families in Canada who continue to hunt polar bears to support themselves, with the blessing of the government, despite the polar bear's status as a threatened species. The current debate highlights the clash between traditional hunting practices and modern conservation science.

Jonathan Torgovnik



PHOTO EDITOR: Patrick Witty

PHOTO AGENCY: Reportage by Getty Images

Residents of Alexandra township in Johannesburg watch the live-television broadcast of Nelson Mandela's funeral. Alexandra, where Mandela lived when he first moved to Johannesburg, is one of the poorest urban areas in all of South Africa. Residents shared their feelings and thoughts about their beloved Madiba's legacy on the day the former president was buried in his boyhood village, Qunu, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Armando Ferrari

Armando Ferrari's series "Stockcar" shows close-up images of stock cars damaged from wear and tear on the racing track.

David Jay

PHOTO AGENCY: Rex Features/ZUMA Press

This image of Emily K. is part of "The SCAR Project," a series of large-scale photographs of young women who have survived breast cancer.

Elena Lusenti

Equestrian sports photographer Elena Lusenti focuses on capturing special moments that bring the viewer beyond superficial imagery to the essence and feeling of the horse-show world.

Mauricio Lima

PUBLICATION: The New York Times



F., 22, who was raped by three men in a transit van, poses for a portrait at Ipanema beach as the Vidigal slum appears illuminated in the background at Dois Irmãos Hill, in Rio de Janeiro on May 14, 2013.

Brian Smith

A series on daily life in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Katie Orlinsky

PUBLICATIONS: Grazia France, D - la Repubblica and The Sunday Times Magazine

PHOTO AGENCY: Reportage by Getty Images

The Aqualillies are an underwater dance company that has merged the art of ballet with the athleticism of synchronized swimming. They began by giving synchronized-swimming fitness workshops and performing in pools at private events in Hollywood, and have now expanded into groups across the country.

Paolo Marchetti

The series "Saudade Moon" is Paolo Marchetti's telling of the untold in Rio de Janiero, where the feverish preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games sporting events have, in part, triggered an economic reaction and led to the police pacification of the slums known as favelas.

Jacob Ehrbahn


This story, "Headbangers," is an edit of approximately 14,000 exposures shot in the summers of 2012 and 2013 at Copenhell, the largest Danish metal festival; the Wacken Open Air in Germany; and Metaltown in Sweden.

Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini

PUBLICATION: The New Republic

PHOTO AGENCY: Reportage by Getty Images

From "Aleppo's Forgotten War." As the uprising to oust President Bashar al-Assad moves into its third year, the citizens of Aleppo, Syria, and the fighters of the Free Syrian Army remain unsure of how or when the conflict will end. For those who still call this post-apocalyptic urban landscape home, death and solitude have become a way of life.

David Emmite

Hair and Makeup: Kymm Ernst

Wardrobe: Sara Moen

David Emmite adapted "Somebody's Kid," a personal series exploring the innocence of youths with military aspirations, into a printed self-promo piece, postcards and a mini book.

Simon Harsent

Art Director/Designer: Heidi Romano


A selection of images used in the catalogue for "The Beautiful Game," Simon Harsent's exhibition on soccer grounds around the world and the relationship they have with the surrounding areas.

Ken Drake/Zoo Studio

CLIENT: Bat Conservation and Rescue QLD Inc.

CREATIVE TEAM: Ken Drake and John English

A black flying fox, native to Queensland, Australia, photographed for inclusion in a 2014 calendar for the charity Bat Conservation and Rescue QLD Inc. in Brisbane.

Jonathan Knowles

Hair and Makeup: Robert Frampton

Model Clea Martin poses for Jonathan Knowles's 2013 promotional Christmas card.

Stephanie Arnett

A series of self-promo images showing household healthcare items styled to resemble floral arrangements. The images were used for an e-mail promotion and for a set of 5 x 7 prints mailed to art buyers.

David Arky

CLIENT: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

AD AGENCY: Pentagram


David Arky created an X-ray series of mechanical objects for display at the ASME headquarters in New York City.

Mitch Tobias

RetouchERS: Steven Rivera and Mitch Tobias

This self-promo series on people enjoying ice cream was used for both an e-mail and a direct-mail campaign.

John Rae

CLIENT: The Global Fund



John Rae has photographed the programs of The Global Fund since 2002, traveling to over 40 countries to document the dedication of the nonprofit organization to global healthcare work. These images are from Zambia, where the organization sponsors a program to assist families affected by HIV.

Ying Yi Chua

This series, used for Ying Yi Chua's website and online presence, explores the idea of sacred commodities, particularly religious books, drawing influence from landscape, product and architectural photographic traditions.

Eli Meir Kaplan

Designer: Efrat Levush

PHOTO AGENCY: Grasshoppers Reps

A promotional booklet designed to resemble a 45 rpm record to promote "Soul51," Eli Meir Kaplan's ongoing portrait series of Washington, DC, soul musicians.

Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer

CLIENT: Swiss Re

Corporate Citizenship Director: Anne Keller Dubach (Swiss Re)

For Swiss Re's 150th anniversary and the 2014 annual report, Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer took portraits of the international beneficiaries of the reinsurance company.

Lucas Zarebinski

"Evil Orange" direct-mail promotional piece.

Ted Morrison

An image of a rusty razor used for Ted Morrison's portfolio, website and direct-mail campaign.

Alison Rosa


Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen

A series of still images used for the promotion of the 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis.

Lennette Newell

"Cinerious Vulture" is a promotional image used to represent Lennette Newell when she appeared as a guest photographer on the reality television show America's Next Top Model.

Russ Quackenbush

CLIENT: The Andy Warhol Museum

AD AGENCY: Marc USA Pittsburgh

Chief Creative Officer: Bryan Hadlock  

CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Josh Blasingame, Greg Edwards and Craig Ferrence 

ART DIRECTORS: Tyler Bergholz and Dave Slinchak

Copywriter: Alyssa Davis 

RETOUCHER: Chris Bodice

Promotional images for summer exhibitions at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Maxine Helfman

The "Historical Correction" series rewrites history with a more diverse perspective.

Ilona Szwarc

"Rodeo Girls" is an ongoing portrait project on young girls from Texas who compete in rodeos. These individuals have a fundamentally different idea about their femininity and a contrasting attitude towards gender roles. Ilona Szwarc examines how their lives and identities are shaped by their surroundings and the experience of growing up according to a male archetype. The photographs celebrate the beauty of the terrain and the idiosyncrasies of this old-fashioned, vanishing American tradition.

Brad Carlile

"Tempus Incognitus" records the day's transitional times and shows them existing concurrently. In the course of two days, Brad Carlile created the series in camera, on film and with no digital manipulation. The esthetic of the imagery was influenced by Edward Hopper's interiors, James Turrell's color palette and David Lynch's directing.

Eric Ryan Anderson

An ongoing personal series rooted in Eric Ryan Anderson's home state of Texas, showcasing the state's fervent love for high-school football, as popularized in recent years by the television show Friday Night Lights.

Todd Antony

The "Sun City Poms" series features a group of retirees from Sun City, Arizona, who have formed a cheerleading group. Aged from 55 to 83, they train twice a week and perform at various events up to 50 times a year.

Rob Daly

A study of motion, energy and stillness.


Arthur Mebius

This series is focused on the subject of airline advertisements from the 1960s and '70s when air travel was glamorous, thrilling and sexy. The photographs place realism and artificiality at odds, and seem to have been taken a split-second before or after the "perfect picture," resulting in a tense, displaced moment.

Robin Schwartz

"Amelia and the Animals" is an ongoing series of intimate portraits showing Robin Schwartz's daughter, Amelia, with a menagerie of animals. Schwartz searches for a relationship between her subjects and says creating her imagery is "like creating a fairy tale."

Antonio Pulgarin

"Mother and I" is from an ongoing series titled "Tierra del Olvido/Land Forgotten," in which identity is examined within the context of Latin American culture. Antonio Pulgarin explores the internal struggle to connect with the matriarch of his family and the cultural landscape in which he was raised. In this photograph, he mimics this idealized image that he has had of his mother since he was a child.

Alex Telfer

A project depicting the derelict and disused St. Mary's Asylum in Northumberland, England.

Ted Morrison

Wildlife meets still life at the beautiful tide pools of Acadia National Park in Maine.

Jessica Antola

Jessica Antola spent a month photographing Ethiopia, drawn to the technicolor dress and strong identities of the Ethiopian people, as well as the raw beauty of the landscapes.

Justin Fantl

A series that shows various warheads developed and employed by the United States, and reduced to graphic specimens of destruction.

Ken Hermann

Every year, people in Bangladesh are disfigured beyond recognition by acid attacks. Ken Hermann and videojournalist Tai Klan visited Bangladesh and returned with a striking series of photos and a documentary that emphasizes the resilience of the victims.


Julia Fullerton-Batten

"A Testament to Love" is a narrative about the struggles of life when love goes wrong. Each image is set against a cinematic background, inspired by the style of Hollywood films from the 1960s and '70s, as well as the iconic work of Edward Hopper.

Miska Draskoczy

Miska Draskoczy reimagines nature photography in scenes along the polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. He combines opposing themes in his imagery: organic versus industrial and stillness within urban chaos.

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis's ongoing series of himself on-set in Los Angeles.

Aline Smithson

"Revisiting Beauty" is a series of portraits inspired by portrait paintings of the twentieth century. This work is part of a larger project that examines connections of color, landscape, pose, and object as a way to reconsider the formal expression of the photographic portrait and give a nod to classic painterly sensibilities.

Lisa Elmaleh

Lisa Elmaleh photographs musicians of traditional American music using the tintype photographic process, echoing the historic nature of the music with the way the imagery is created.

Goh Iromoto

"Reawakening" was shot at the Blue Hole Spring in Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Florida. As a freediver, Goh Iromoto says he wanted to capture the surreal sensation of floating, without the restrictions of gravity, and the perspective one feels while delving into the unknown.

Thomas Prior

Images from a series on the annual National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico.


Kerry Mansfield

“Expired” explores the time-worn evidence of a disappearing communal experience found only in ex-library books.

Claire Rosen

"Birds of a Feather" is a portrait series of live birds ranging from the common parakeet to the exotic hyacinth macaw. The birds are staged against complementary vintage wallpaper to create optical illusion and visual blending. The birds mirror the careful, self-conscious poses of the human realm in a comical and unexpected way. Posed, the birds begin to anthropomorphize as viewers attribute human emotion and intent to their expression.

Carlotta Cardana

"Mod Couples" is an ongoing personal project on couples who belong to the Mod scene, a subculture that originated in Britain in the late 1950s and became popular during the 1960s. Carlotta Cardana photographed the couples in clothes and locations of their choosing with a medium-format camera.

Corey Jenkins

PHOTO AGENCY: Image Source

ART DIRECTOR: Stephanie Cabrera


An intimate look at a CrossFit group session, focusing on the commitment, the strength and the sweat.





Cameron Davidson

PHOTO AGENCY: Corbis Images

ART DIRECTOR: Peter Schnaitmann

"The Push of Suburbia"

The development of suburbia stands in contrast to the surrounding natural landscape.

Gandee Vasan

PHOTO AGENCY: Getty Images

EDITOR: Sabine Davis

RETOUCHING: Rehman Nizam


An image that utilizes dogs as a metaphor for identity.

Jack Jeffries

PHOTO AGENCY: Cavan Images/Getty Images

EDITORS: Amy Lehfeldt and Adam Sternin


"Dolphins Surfacing on the Red Sea"

An exploration of the relationships that exist in nature.

Biwa Studio

PHOTO AGENCY: Getty Images

"Kinetic Liquids"

A study of splashes in mid-air on a black background.

Patryce BĄk

Laura Crosta


"Laugh With Me"

This series celebrates the moment when a person is engaging in and expressing the simplest form of entertainment: joy.

Thomas M. Barwick

PHOTO AGENCY: Getty Images

ART DIRECTOR: Amy Lehfeldt

Producers: Brooke Amos and Maggie Smith

"Summer at the Lake"

A group of friends enjoys themselves at a lake.

Michael Hitoshi

PHOTO AGENCY: Getty Images

ART DIRECTOR: Masa Kobayashi

"Aerial View of Tokyo"

Aerial, nighttime views of Tokyo.

Paul Edmondson


EDITOR: Patrick Donehue

"Ruben and Kelly, Bonneville Salt Flats"

An image from an ongoing personal project that explores how people connect with the environment.

Tim Tadder

PHOTO AGENCY: Corbis Images

ART DIRECTOR: Peter Schnaitmann

"Peak-Action Soccer"

A series of peak-action moments photographed in anticipation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Eric Kruszewski

PHOTO AGENCY: National Geographic Creative

"Primate Personality"

A series of images showing the personality and playfulness of wild gorillas.

Aliyev Alexei Sergeevich

PHOTO AGENCY: Cavan Images/Getty Images

EDITORS: Amy Lehfeldt and Adam Sternin


"Fisherman Walking through a River at Sunset"

Man versus nature in the Sverdlovsk Oblast region of Russia.

Edwin Remsberg

PHOTO AGENCY: The Image Bank/Getty Images

"Torres del Paine"

Hikers follow a trail in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

Jonathan Chapman

"Highway 1"

A glimpse of the California coast along iconic Highway 1.

Nick Ballon

PHOTO AGENCY: Getty Images

ART DIRECTOR: Gemma Fletcher

"The Virtue of Wrestling"

An image from a series on wrestlers grappling in the ring.

Yagi Studio

PHOTO AGENCY: Getty Images

"Digital Cloud"

A visual representation of the digital cloud and online network used for storing electronic data and files.

Marco Casino

TITLE: "Staff Riding"

CREATIVE TEAM: Andrea Bertolotti and Salvo Delle Femmine

PHOTO AGENCY: Luz Photo Agency

URL: www.vimeo.com/83486021

Staff riding, the local slang for train surfing, is a widespread phenomenon in South Africa, and becomes the framework to tell this story about the people of Katlehong. This township has been the epicenter of anti-apartheid's guerrillas, and segregation has remained more or less unchanged in daily life. Train surfing is configured as the search for a social redemption that will never come for the characters of this story.

Goh Iromoto

TITLE: "What is a Community"

CLIENT: United Way



CREATIVE TEAM: Alice Blastorah, Aaron Gaistman, Peter Ignazi, Neal Khosla, Sarah Moen, Carlos Moreno, Tom Mountain Jr., Cory Revesz and Jason Zukowski

URL: www.vimeo.com/78607523

United Way, a national system of volunteers, contributors and local charities helping people in their own communities, explores the concept of community and the relationships we form within them.

Stephen Mallon

TITLE: "Behind the Curtain: Scenes From Two Days at the Metropolitan Opera"

CLIENT: The New York Times Magazine

CREATIVE TEAM: Stacey Baker, Kathy Ryan and Catriona Stuart

MUSIC: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

URL: www.vimeo.com/63366135

A time-lapse video created from over 40,000 stills made in the course of two days and two nights of set changes at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Lauren Greenfield

TITLE: "Perfect — #trulyrich"

CLIENT: Chevrolet

AD AGENCY: Commonwealth

CREATIVE TEAM: Bob Guisgand, Jordan Miller, Agnieszka Palarz and Duffy Patten

URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV0FZ0XXlyA

For the 2014 Chevy Malibu campaign, Chevrolet asked viewers to stop taking "perfect" pictures and use the hashtag #trulyrich on images of what really matters to them.

Christopher Capozziello

TITLE: "A State of Mind"

CREATIVE TEAM: Margaret Cheatham Williams

URL: www.vimeo.com/65492161

Christopher Capozziello's multimedia piece tells the story of Monica, who struggles with a heroin addiction, depicting her life as she navigates her way through detoxing, pregnancy and a volatile relationship with the baby's father, to find normalcy back home with her parents.

Maggie Starbard

TITLE: "For Boys With Eating Disorders, Finding Treatment Can Be Hard"


CREATIVE TEAM: Rhitu Chatterjee, Ben de la Cruz, Anne Gudenkauf and Alison Richards 

URL: www.npr.org/blogs health/2013/10/07/229164585/ for-boys-with-eating-disorders-finding-treatment-can-be-hard

Twelve-year old Jonathan Noyes, diagnosed with bulimia nervosa, was the only male patient at an eating disorder program at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. Collin Schuster, 18, lived with eating disorders for six years before finding a treatment program designed for boys and men at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin.

Jonathan Bregel, Carli Davidson and Khalid Mohtaseb

TITLE: "Shake"


POST-PRODUCTION: Variable & The Mill

CREATIVE TEAM: Ian Bearce, Carli Davidson, Alex Friedman, Tyler Ginter, Sal Malfitano, Nick Midwig and Heath Raymond

MUSIC: Mayer Hawthorne

URL: www.wearevariable.com/portfolio-post/shake/

"Shake" is based on a photography series of the same name by co-director Carli Davidson. The work was inspired by her own dog Norbert, whose drool she regularly cleans off walls due to his own frequent shaking.

Christian Als

TITLE: "The Fight"

MUSIC: The Echelon Effect, Hammock and Goldmund

Stills: Thomas Lekfeldt

URL: www.vimeo.com/84075842

Discovery of cancer in anyone we love is a terrifying prospect, but we probably least expect it in our children. Three families at very different stages of this journey share their experiences of this life-changing ordeal.


Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur

TITLE: "Syria's Lost Generation"



CREATIVE TEAM: Serene Husni and Mallika Vora

URL: www.lightbox.time.com/ 2014/01/23/ed-kashi-julie-winokur-meet-syrias-young-refugees/

Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur, in coordination with the International Medical Corps, visited northern Iraq and Jordan in November 2013 to shoot a project on young Syrian refugees and the emotional toll the war is taking on them.

Gillian Laub

TITLE: "Becoming Nikki"



URL: www.lightbox.time.com/2013/08/26/a-perfect-daughter-gender-reassignment-by-gillian-laub/

"Becoming Nikki" is the story of a biological boy named Niko who transitioned to Nikki at the age of 10. Gillian Laub was commissioned by People to shoot still images for print and, in addition, created this video, which later ran on TIME LightBox.

Jonathan Bregel

TITLE: "This is Called Life"


Production Company/POST-PRODUCTION: Variable

CREATIVE TEAM: Defacto Sound, Alex Friedman, Tyler Ginter, Molly Kaplan, Paige DeMarco, Khalid Mohtaseb, Joseph Sciacca, Sarah Solon, TJ Sponzo, Dallas Taylor and Anthony Viera

MUSIC: Keith Kenniff

URL: www.wearevariable.com/portfolio-post/thisiscalledlife/

As a loving mother, Eisibe never expected that she would watch her son grow old without a chance to raise a family of his own.

Tim Kemple and Anson Fogel

TITLE: "The Explorer"

CLIENT: The North Face


CREATIVE TEAM: Skip Armstrong, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk

MUSIC: Ludovico Einaudi and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHw55K4ByOA

This video, commissioned by The North Face, highlights why humans are driven by the need to explore.

Rama Allen, Jonathan Bregel and Khalid Mohtaseb

TITLE: "Killing Kennedy"

CLIENT: National Geographic



CREATIVE TEAM: Andy Baker, Christos Devaris, Brian Everett, Alex Friedman, Tyler Ginter, Adrian Hurley, Tyler Korba, Kevin Lahr, Joey L, Edward Richardson, Fall On Your Sword, Richard Schwab, Joseph Sciacca, Adrienne Winterhalter and Caleb Woods

URL: www.wearevariable.com/portfolio-post/killing-kennedy/

A promotional video for the 2013 American television film Killing Kennedy, which aired on the National Geographic Channel.

Ramona Rosales

URL: www.ramonarosales.com

DESIGN: Jesse Merrell and Ramona Rosales

Programmer: Matt Elliott

Ty Cole

URL: www.tycole.com


DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Steven Simko

URL: www.simkophoto.com

DESIGN: Steven Simko

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Francesco Tonelli

URL: www.francescotonelli.com

DESIGN: Francesco Tonelli

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Dwight Eschliman

URL: www.eschlimanphoto.com/bicyclesf

DESIGN: Manual


Peter Schafrick

URL: www.peterschafrick.com

DESIGN: Peter Schafrick

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Michael Clark

URL: www.michaelclarkphoto.com

DESIGN: Michael Clark

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Adam Lerner

URL: www.adamlerner.net

DESIGN: Adam Lerner

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Dustin Snipes

URL: www.dustinsnipes.com

DEVELOPER: Eric Bjella/Big Folio

Lorenzo Pesce

URL: www.lorenzopesce.com

DESIGN: Lorenzo Pesce

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Peter Westrup

URL: www.peterwestrup.se

DESIGN: Peter Westrup

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Dylan Coulter

URL: www.dylancoulter.com

DESIGN: Dylan Coulter

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Stephanie Rausser

URL: www.stephanierausser.com

DESIGN: Stephanie Rausser

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Jeremy Deputat

URL: www.jeremydeputat.com

DESIGN: Jeremy Deputat

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Joey L.

URL: www.joeyl.com

Design/DEVELOPER: Flosites

Johnny Miller

URL: www.johnny-miller.com

DESIGN: Johnny Miller

DEVELOPER: aPhotoFolio

Aapo Huhta

SCHOOL: Aalto University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, Finland

According to the Finnish folklore, human life commenced in a place called Kalevala, now known as Kainuu, situated on the west side of Finnish-Russian border. These days, Kainuu is a place where east and west clash, a place of free market economy and totalitarianism, and a place experiencing steep population decline. Aapo Huhta, in a group of five photographers, explored this place and its people.

Danila Tkachenko

SCHOOL: Rodchenko Art School, Moscow

Danila Tkachenko traveled in search of people who choose to live in isolation, far away from any villages or signs of civilization. The majority of his travels were in Russia.

Jeremy Underwood

SCHOOL: University of Houston

"Human Debris" challenges viewers to reflect upon our consumer culture, the relationship we have with our environment and the pervasion of pollution. The project spotlights the environmental condition of Houston's waterways through the building of site-specific sculptures that were assembled out of debris collected from the beach, then left to be discovered.

Andrew Lyman

SCHOOL: Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia

Conjuring feelings of intimacy and solitude through manufactured and found interactions.

Brittany Cossette

SCHOOL: Minnesota State University Moorhead

This series is a visual narrative describing the weather in which atmospheric perspectives are produced. This sampling focuses on the whiteout conditions familiar to those living in the northern Midwest, specifically eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Weston Fuller

SCHOOL: Academy of Art University, San Francisco

A series of constructed montages that juxtapose food items with how they originate in nature in an effort to educate individuals on what they are actually eating.

Marcus DeSieno

SCHOOL: University of South Florida, Tampa

Archival pigment print of dry plate gelatin ferrotype from the series titled "Parasites."

Souvid Datta

SCHOOL: University College of London

Souvid Datta's reportage series "Revolution 2.0" covers the events of the Egyptian protests between 2012-2013.

Brian Biles

SCHOOL: Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia

This ongoing photographic series explores the passage of time and the notion of transience through the documentation of different ocean conditions. Presenting each photograph in a controlled 1:1 aspect ratio, Brian Biles documents a wide variety of conditions at different times, locations, perspectives and focal lengths.

Geoffrey Ellis

SCHOOL: University of Hartford Art School, Connecticut

"Valley of the Meadows" is a collection of images that echoes the look and feel of Las Vegas in the 1970s and '80s. Geoffrey Ellis explores themes of loneliness, power and sexuality, presented in small details and moments that make up the larger whole.

Natalia Wiernik

SCHOOL: Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków, Poland

Natalia Wiernik's imagery explores her subjects' relationships through visual kinship, which is further emphasized by the backdrops they are placed against.

Ilana Panich-Linsman

SCHOOL: London College of Communications

Emily Dextraze is an 11-year-old beauty pageant competitor who lives in Westfield, Massachusetts. The beauty pageant industry in the United States is estimated to be worth $5 billion annually; it is conservatively estimated that 2.5 million American girls, from babies to teenagers, participate.

Amy Davis

SCHOOL: School of Visual Arts, New York City

Anachronism examined through historical paintings that were recreated in New York City apartments.

Antony Sojka

SCHOOL: Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin

"Tide" is a photo essay about the natives of Halligen, ten small islands situated in the German North Sea without protective dikes. The flat land is often flooded with saltwater and, during a period of storm tides, residents are completely isolated from the land and often from each other. In "Tide," Antony Sojka provides insight into an area that may disappear over time due to a lack of social and environmental sustainability.

Michael Anthony Schmidt

SCHOOL: School of Visual Arts, New York City

Michael Anthony Schmidt's series is the beginning of a new relationship with his father, a former chemist who left his family when Schmidt was 2 years old and later ran a meth lab out of a senior citizen community before landing in prison. At 29, Schmidt decided to get to know him, spending a month in his home and making photographs of their time together.

G. Ligaiya Romero

SCHOOL: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Howl of the Hatchet" is a documentary-portrait series that focuses on a commune just outside Siler City, North Carolina, whose residents are dedicated to the radical transformation of their relationship to the environment.

Gabriela De Jesus

SCHOOL: Yale University, New Haven

A photo from the ongoing series "Dreamland," which documents the childhood of Gabriela De Jesus's three younger brothers. In these, De Jesus uses the clutter and chaos of the home, as well as nature, to evoke imaginary and dreamlike spaces within the confines of the urban-domestic household.

ADOBE presents the BREAKTHROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD to an artist creating compelling works through digital imaging. A $1,000 prize and a 12-month subscription to Adobe® Creative Cloud™ will be awarded to this year's winner, Gonzaga Manso.

Gonzaga Manso

Gonzaga Manso is a young photographer and film director based in Madrid. Self-taught, he has been working in advertising for clients like Pepsi, Smart, Movistar and Sony, as well as for agencies like Contrapunto BBDO, DDB and McCann Erickson. He has also collaborated with prestigious Spanish film directors such as Javier Fesser, Borja Cobeaga and Julio Medem. In addition to his commercial and film portfolio, Manso is constantly developing personal projects deeply involved with his artistic vision and creative unrest.

For the tenth year, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School for Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to this year's professional-award winner, Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini, who will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and student-award winner, Souvid Datta, who will receive a $3,000 cash prize.

Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini

Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini is American-born and Italian-raised. He returned to New York City to attend Parsons The New School for Design, where he graduated in 2010 with a double major in media studies and photography. Traveling extensively for both U.S. and European publications, Piccolomini focuses on conflicts in some of the world's most volatile regions, particularly the Middle East and Asia. He recently gained new representation by Reportage by Getty Images, and his client list includes The Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, Zeit, The Atlantic and Bloomberg Businessweek. He has received several prestigious honors, including a World Press Photo award, a Picture of the Year award and the 2013 Humanitarian International Red Cross Visa d'or award. Piccolomini was selected for The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund for his series "Aleppo's Forgotten War," which shows the changed urban landscape of Aleppo, Syria, amidst the ongoing civil war.

Souvid Datta

Souvid Datta spent his childhood between London and his birth city, Mumbai, raised within an artistic and politically active family. He developed an interest in the fields of multimedia journalism, social justice and conflict studies, and now, while completing his undergraduate studies in international law and war studies at University College London, has begun to develop a photographic career. Since winning his first digital SLR camera in 2012, he has completed commissioned and personal projects across the UK, Italy, Spain, Egypt, India and China, with his imagery appearing in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Independent and VICE. Datta has been awarded The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund for his coverage of the Egyptian protests, titled "Revolution 2.0."

The PDN PUBLISHER'S CHOICE AWARD recognizes exceptional and noteworthy work by a winner of the Photo Annual. Congratulations to the second recipients, Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur, who will be featured in a full-page promotional ad in an upcoming issue of PDN and receive a $1,500 cash award.

Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker, and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. Since 2000, he has pioneered the movement to multimedia and filmmaking in photojournalism. Kashi is a member of VII Photo Agency and has won numerous awards from World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, UNICEF's Photo of the Year 2010, a Prix Pictet 2010 Commission and honors from Communication Arts and American Photography.

Julie Winokur, executive director of Talking Eyes Media, is a writer and documentary film producer whose work uses the power of visual media to catalyze positive social change. Her work has appeared on PBS, in National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post, and on Discover.com and MSNBC.com.

In 2002, Kashi and Winokur founded Talking Eyes Media, a nonprofit company that has produced numerous short films and multimedia pieces that explore significant social issues. Projects include Curse of the Black Gold, Firestorm and Aging in America. PDN is awarding Kashi and Winokur with the Publisher's Choice Award for the 2013 documentary Syria's Lost Generation, which follows two Syrian teenagers living as refugees.

The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity in his or her approach to black-and-white photography. Congratulations to this year's winner, Paolo Marchetti.

Paolo Marchetti

Paolo Marchetti is a freelance photojournalist based in Rome, whose focus on political and anthropological issues has taken him to nearly every continent.

Marchetti is a regular contributor to L'Espresso and his stories have appeared in Italian publications such as Corriere della Sera, Io Donna, Oggi, Panorama, La Repubblica, Vanity Fair Italy and Venerdi di Repubblica, as well as international publications such as The New York Times, Spiegel, The Sunday Times and TIME. Marchetti has been honored by The International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Best of Photojournalism, PDN Photo Annual, Sony World Photography Award, Picture of the Year and others. He received this year's Epson Creativity Award for his series "Saudade Moon," his telling of the untold in Rio de Janiero, where the current social and political climate remains shaky during the preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games.

We proudly present the finalists of THE ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE. Now in its fifth year, this award is given to a winner of the PDN Photo Annual whose work echoes Arnold Newman's legendary portraiture. The winner, who will be announced at the PDN Photo Annual party on May 27, will receive a $15,000 prize, funded by The Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation with support from Maine Media Workshops, the American Society of Media Photographers and PDN, as well as an exhibition at PhoPA Gallery in Portland, Maine.

Matt Eich

Matt Eich is an American photographic essayist and portrait photographer with a degree in photojournalism from Ohio University. His clients include National Geographic, AARP, Esquire, Harper's, Apple and Republic Records, and his work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Portland Art Museum and The New York Public Library. He is the recipient of numerous grants, including the Aaron Siskind Fellowship and a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. Eich is a finalist for the Arnold Newman prize for his essay about race and class disparities in Greenwood, Mississippi.

Jen Davis

Jen Davis is a New York City-based photographer represented by Lee Marks Fine Art and ClampArt. She received an MFA from Yale University in 2008 and a BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2002. Davis's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and she was a recipient of The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2013. Her first monograph, titled Eleven Years, was published by Kehrer-Verlag in the spring of 2014 and was accompanied by her first solo show at ClampArt in New York City. Davis is a finalist for the Arnold Newman prize for Eleven Years, which explores beauty, identity and body image through self-portraiture.

Gillian Laub

Gillian Laub attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a degree in comparative literature, and later studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Her practice is deeply rooted in the tradition of portraiture. Testimony, Laub's first monograph, was published by Aperture in 2007 to critical acclaim. She is a Jerome Foundation recipient and won Aperture's Emerging Artist Award in 2007. Laub regularly contributes to The New York Times Magazine and TIME, among other publications, and is represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York City. Laub is a finalist for the Arnold Newman prize for "Becoming Nikki," a portrait series and multimedia project about Nikki, born Niko, who underwent gender re-assignment surgery at the age of 10.

Ilona Szwarc

Ilona Szwarc is a photographer based in New York City, where she received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows and her work has been featured in numerous publications worldwide, including The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph and PDN. She has been honored by the 2013 World Press Photo contest and the 2012 PDN Photo Annual, and was selected as a PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2014. She was also selected for American Photography 28 and 29. Szwarc is a finalist of the Arnold Newman prize for her project "Rodeo Girls," an ongoing portrait series that explores the concepts of femininity and gender roles of young Texan girls who compete in rodeos.