27 photos from emerging photographers in 2019

Over the past five years we’ve had the pleasure of sharing the work of some truly gifted photojournalists. Some are just getting started in the field as interns. Most are few years into the profession, whether as freelancers or staff photographers.

This year, we featured photo essays by ambitious photographers tackling some of the greatest issues of our time: from immigration to the opioid crisis, and from the rise of violent hate crimes to the rise of populist nationalism.

Here are 27 photos from eight of these talented emerging photographers we highlighted this year as part of our ongoing initiative ‘A New Light.’

We look forward to sharing more work like theirs in the new year.