ABOUT THIS SERIES
GroundTruth’s “Emerging Photographers” series is all about finding and curating the work of talented photographers who are relatively new to the craft. We are looking for people with less than five years experience who have not yet had their work widely distributed. Our goal is to build a community around an appreciation for visual story tellers from many corners of the globe working on under-reported stories and perspectives.
We’re looking for rising talent — of any age — who our online audience should be following. It’s interesting that most of young photographers already engage the world with their pictures in social media, often giving their subjects a voice through looking at issues and solutions from themes such as the environment, social justice, immigration, youth unemployment and global health. These days, taking a picture has never been easier. There are so many people carrying a smart phone that there is a wide availability of digital cameras and image processing software. But despite the proliferation of technology, it still takes a great eye and persistence to be an exceptional visual story teller.
“The idea of the series is to give an opportunity to a diverse range of emerging photographers, especially from communities that are less present in the media, to present their work and through talking about it provide the necessary context,” said GroundTruth co-founder and Director of Photography Gary Knight, himself a mentor for many of our photography fellows.
The way we envision this space is a sanctuary where thoughtfully-crafted photo essays can find refuge from the deluge and proliferation of digital imaging. It’s a place where all the distraction and noise stops, and where we simply can consider great photographic work produced by some of the youngest and least-known photographers in the world. If you fit this description or know a talented photographer who does, please send a link to the work to rsennott [at] thegroundtruthproject.org.
– Richard Sennott, GroundTruth Photo Editor