PHM 2014 Grant international jury reviewed 1037 submissions and awarded $4,000 in cash prizes, with the aim of supporting photographers and their project. Max Pinckers, the main prize winner, is now a member of Magnum Photos.
Photographer and Member of Magnum Photos
Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has published over twenty-five books including Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), NIAGARA (2006) Broken Manual (2010) and Songbook (2015). Soth has had over fifty solo exhibitions including survey shows organized by Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008), the Walker Art Center in Minnesota (2010) and Media Space in London (2015). Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). In 2008, Soth created Little Brown Mushroom, a multi-media enterprise focused on visual storytelling. Soth is represented by Sean Kelly in New York, Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, and is a member of Magnum Photos.
Photographer and Director of Estudio Madalena
Iatã Cannabrava was born in Brazil, in 1962 and until 1980 he lived in many Latin American countries accompanying his parent's during their political exile. In his return to Brazil he began his activities as a photographer, developing a series of social and documental projects, working at newspapers like Folha de São Paulo, O Estado de São Paulo, Jornal da Tarde and magazines like Veja. He worked along side publishers like XX Century Publishing, Grafitte and Arpa Communications. He was a photographer at the São Paulo Cultural Center. Today he is carrying out experiences in many photographs techniques and is specialising the photography of architecture, urbanism and cities, approaching the urban landscape as we as the city's social geography. He's had over 40 exhibitions, he was the winner of P/B award of São Paulo photography quadrennial 1985. He was also one of the artist contemplated by the "Marc Ferrez" conquest from the National Art Foundation in 1987 and by the Incentive from the Secretariat of Culture of the State of São Paulo Prize in 1996. His work was published in 10 books.
Photo Editor of TIME Lightbox
Olivier C. Laurent is Editor of LightBox, TIME’s photography website, which provides a window into the process of how great photographs are made, and draws attention to inspiring projects and groundbreaking work by established masters and new pioneers. Previously, he was the Associate Editor for British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography magazine established in 1854, and the Editor of FLTR, the world’s first weekly magazine on smartphone photography. Born in France in 1980, he graduated from the American University of Paris in 2005 and immediately moved to London to pursue a career in journalism, starting in the financial sector on publications such as Dealing With Technology and Post Magazine, before joining British Journal of Photography in 2008. He has sat on the juries of the Visa pour l’Image Web Documentary Award, the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Prize, the FotoEvidence First Photobook Award, the Getty Images Grants for Editorial, the Visa d’Or News and Features, Photoreporter Festival, LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards and World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass.
Diana Markosian is an Armenian-American photographer whose images explore the relationship between memory and place. She received her master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism at 20. Her work has since taken her to some of the most remote corners of the world, where she has worked on both personal and editorial work. Her images can be found in publications like National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times.
Visual Journalist & Senior Photo Editor at PHmuseum
Argentine visual journalist Alejandro Kirchuk was born in 1987 in Buenos Aires, where he is based. His work is mainly focused on personal documentary long-term projects in Latin America. With his work "La noche que me quieras", about Alzheimer's disease, in 2012 he received a 1st prize in 'Daily life stories' category, in the World Press Photo contest. In his time within photography, his work has been also recognized by different organizations such as POYi, NPPA, Magnum Expression Award, Ian Parry Scholarship, Terry O'Neill Award, PhotoEspaña, Lumix FotoFestival, among others. Between 2011 and 2012 he was a fellow of the National Funds for Arts in Argentina (FNA). His photographs are regularly published in different media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Stern Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Sports Illustrated China, among others. He works as a photo editor at phmuseum.com since 2012.
Photographer and PHM Curator
Nicolas is an Argentine photographer, anthropologist and photo editor. His work is focused on long term personal projects in Latin America. Among other prizes, he has been awarded with The Repsol Prize in 2014. His work has been also recognized by Buenos Aires Photo and PhotoEspaña among others. He gives lectures and workshops in several Latin American institutions such as Centro de la Imagen (Peru), at Buenos Aires National University and FOLA (Latin American Photo Library), where he also coordinates the education programs. Nicolas has been pointed out as one of the nine Argentine photographers to follow by TIME Magazine. He served as a jury for different Grants such as Fotoperiodismo Por La Paz (Ecuador) and twice the photojournalist prize by FNPI (Colombia). His work has been featured in New York Times Lens Blog, TIME Magazine, Der Spiegel & Bloomberg News among others media. His personal work has been exhibited in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, France, Spain, USA, India & China. He works as a photo editor at phmuseum.com since 2013.
Photographer and Photo Editor at La Nacion
Ignacio Coló is a photographer and photo editor born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1980. He lived in Paris, where he specialized in Photography History at the Sorbonne University. Back in Buenos Aires, he completed photography studies at the Escuela Argentina de Fotografía (EAF) and studied Cinematography at SICA, the union of filmmaking professionals. He currently works at the Sunday magazine of La Nacion, a major Argentinian newspaper, as a photographer and photo editor. He works freelance for other magazines and newspapers. He also worked as curator for phmuseum.com from 2012 and 2015. He worked as an assistant for Magnum photographers Martin Parr and Jim Goldberg. He was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2009 organized by World Press Photo. His photographs have been exhibited in individual and collective shows.