PHM 2015 Grant international jury reviewed 994 submissions and awarded $4,000 in cash prizes, with the aim of supporting photographers and their project. Learn more about them:
Photographer and member of Magnum Photos
Christopher Anderson was born in Canada and grew up in west Texas. He first gained recognition for his pictures in 1999 when he boarded a handmade, wooden boat with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America. The boat, named the Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000 the images from that journey would receive the Robert Capa Gold Medal. Christopher is a member of Magnum Photos and is currently New York Magazine's first ever photographer-in-residence. He is the author of four monographs of photography and most recently coauthored a book with Derek Jeter that will be released in 2014.
Photographer and Co-Editor of The New York Times Lens Blog
James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times's photography blog and co-edits it with David Gonzalez. Mr. Estrin has worked for the Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001. Mr. Estrin is an adjunct professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts Masters Program in Digital Photography in New York. He attended Hampshire College and the graduate program at the International Center of Photography.
Photo Editor and Curator of Cortona On The Move
Arianna Rinaldo is an independent photo editor and curator. She began her career as archive director at Magnum Photos NY, and later worked as photo editor for Colors Magazine and D, the weekend supplement of Italy’s main daily newspaper, La Repubblica. Rinaldo is currently the director of OjodePez magazine and the artistic director of Cortona On The Move, an annual photography festival held in Tuscany, Italy. She was a jury member of World Press Photo Contest in 2009.
Photographer and Director of Centro de la Imagen (Lima, Peru)
Roberto Huarcaya was born in Lima in 1959. He teached Photography at the Universidad de Lima (1990-1993), at the Gaudi Institute (Lima, 1993-1997) and at the Centro de la Fotografía, now Centro de la Imagen (Lima, since 1999) of which he is founder and director. Participated in the 6th Havana Biennial 1997; Lima Biennial 1997, 1998 and 2000; Primavera Fotográfica of Cataluña 1998; PhotoEspaña 1999; 49th Venice Biennial, 2001; 2014 Daegu Photo Biennial; in Polyptychs at CoCA Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, 2007; Dialogues at MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art de California in 2009 and in the Mois de la Photo 2010, Paris. His work is part of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie of Paris and the Fine Arts Museum of Houston among others. He is co-director of the Bienal de Fotografia de Lima and Lima Photo, editor of Peruvian magazine CDI, and co-editor of Sueño de la Razón, a Latin American review.
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.
Myriam Meloni is a french-italian photographer currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Originally trained as a lawyer at the University of Bologna, and specialized in criminology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, she approaches to photography completing the three-years-course in Photographic Institute of Catalonia. After moving to Argentina, she specializes in documentary photography and she start to collaborate with national newspapers and international NGOs. She has been focusing her work on socials contemporary issues, with a very intimate approach, using everyday life of our society to discuss more general’s thematics. Her first documentary work "Fragile", on crack abuse among adolescents in Argentina, has been recognized as cultural patrimony of the Argentinian Republic. Since then, she was candidate for the Joop Swart Masterclass in the World Press Photo and was nominated for the Prix Pictet. Her work received several international grants: the Sony award in Arts & Culture, the Picture of the Year Latin America, the Firecracker grant for European women photographers, and the FINI grant for international Photography in Mexico. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited internationally. She is represented by the French agency Picturetank and collaborator for the International 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 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.