PDN publishes 2013 list of 30 emerging photographers to watch

“Emerging photographers”? Judging by their client lists alone, this lot have well and truly emerged – never mind all the awards they’ve already got.

They’re all competent photographers, to be sure, but given their educational level – I didn’t notice anyone who hadn’t been to a decent university – and their work histories, so they bloody well should be. There are only three photos out of the whole 90 that I can even remember off the top of my head, and two of those were memorable for their subjects rather than the creativity of the photographer.

I don’t know if it’s still running, but there used to be an awards scheme (London-based?) for assistants who aspired to be photographers; it was much more worthwhile from the viewpoint of promoting people who really did need the exposure, and I recall the photos were much more varied and creative than this lot, too.

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