Announcing the nominees for the 2015 Joop Swart Masterclass

A nominating committee of 136 professional photojournalists and documentary photographers from all over the world have nominated 163 young photographers to be considered for the 2015 Joop Swart Masterclass.

Next week, on 22 April, an independent selection committee will choose the final 12 from this list who will be invited to Amsterdam in November for the masterclass.

Nominees:

  • Aapo Huhta, Finland
  • Abbas Hajimohammadi, Iran
  • Abir Sultan, Israel
  • Adil Hasan, India
  • Akshay Mahajan, India
  • Alejandra Rocabado Koya, Bolivia
  • Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Spain
  • Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina
  • Alejandro Cegarra, Venezuela
  • Alessandro Falco, Italy
  • Alex Potter, USA
  • Alexander Koerner, Germany
  • Alexander Aksakov, Russia
  • Almudena Toral, Spain
  • Americo dos Santos Hunguana, Mozambique
  • Andre Malerba, USA
  • Andrew Lubimov, Russia
  • Andrew Burton, USA
  • Anna Filipova, Bulgaria
  • Anna Di Prospero, Italy
  • Anna Tärnhuvud, Sweden
  • Anna Beeke, USA
  • Antonio González Caro, Spain
  • Arash Khamooshi, Iran
  • Arfun Ahmed, Bangladesh
  • Arko Datto, India
  • Arthur Bondar, Ukraine
  • Arturas Morozovas, Lithuania
  • Asmita Parelkar, India
  • Ayman Oghanna, UK
  • Benjamin Petit, France
  • Brett Gundlock, Canada
  • Capucine Granier-Deferre, France
  • Carla Moral, Spain
  • Cecilia Sequera, Venezuela
  • Christian Werner, Germany
  • Christian Belgaux, Norway
  • Christian Hansen, USA
  • Christian Yonathan Ugarte Bravo, Peru
  • Cristobal Olivares Araya, Chile
  • Daniel Rodrigues, Portugal
  • Donghoon Sung, South Korea
  • Elena del Estal Martínez, Spain
  • Eman Helal, Egypt
  • Emilie Richardson, USA
  • Emine Ziyatdinova, Ukraine
  • Emine Gozde Sevim, Turkey
  • Evgeny Makarov, Germany
  • Eyad F.S Jadallah, Palestinian Territory
  • Fabian Weiss, Germany
  • Faisal Al Fouzan, Kuwait
  • Felipe Dana, Brazil
  • Fred Ramos, El Salvador
  • Gert Verbelen, Belgium
  • Giorgio Morra, Italy
  • Guillermo Giansanti, Uruguay
  • Guy Martin, UK
  • Hashem Shakeri, Iran
  • Hawre Khalid, Iraq
  • Ian Willms, Canada
  • István Bielik, Hungary
  • Javier Alvarez, Chile
  • Jetmir Idrizi, Kosovo
  • Jiaxiang Wu, China
  • Jonas Fischer, Germany
  • Jordi Ruiz Cirera, Spain
  • Jordi Pizarro Torrell, Spain
  • Jorge Panchoaga, Colombia
  • Jorge Ivan Castaneira Jaramillo, Mexico
  • Jose Sarmento Matos, Portugal
  • Jošt Franko, Slovenia
  • Julien Pebrel, France
  • Julius Schrank, Germany
  • Kaveh Rostamkhani, Germany
  • Kevin Sutherland, South Africa
  • Kiana Hayeri, Canada
  • Kishor Kumar Sharma Ghorsaine, Nepal
  • Ksenia Diadorova, Russia
  • Laia Abril, Spain
  • Leonard Pongo, Belgium
  • Sara Lewkowicz, USA
  • Li Qiang, China
  • Luisa Lauxen Dorr, Brazil
  • Madeleine Carrouée, France
  • Marco Casino, Italy
  • Marie Hald, Denmark
  • Mario Wezel, Germany
  • Mario Cruz, Portugal
  • Mario Macilau, Mozambique
  • Marita Pappa, Greece
  • Mariya Kozhanova, Russia
  • Mateo Gomez Garcia, Colombia
  • Matthew Abbott, Australia
  • Maxim Dondyuk, Ukraine
  • Md. Shahnewaz Khan, Bangladesh
  • Michael Vince Kim, USA
  • Mika Sperling, Germany
  • Milko Torres Ramirez, Peru
  • Mitsu Maeda, Japan
  • Mohammad Ashraful Ashraf, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Reza Soltanitehrani, Iran
  • Mona Hoobehferkr, Iran
  • Musa Nxumalo, South Africa
  • Mustafah Abdulaziz, UK
  • Nao Manabe, Japan
  • Narendra Raj Mainali, Nepal
  • Natalie Naccache, Lebanon
  • Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi, Iran
  • Noriko Hayashi, Japan
  • Olga Ingurazova, Russia
  • Paballo Thekiso, South Africa
  • Pawel Laçzny, Poland
  • Pedro Silveira, Brazil
  • Prashit Sthapit, Nepal
  • Raphael Da Silva Vilela, Brazil
  • Raphael Yaghobzadeh, France
  • Rawsht Twana, Iraq
  • Reem Falaknaz, UAE
  • Rodrigo Jardón Galeana, Mexico
  • Roman Pilipey, Ukraine
  • Ronny Sen, India
  • Rony Zakaria, Indonesia
  • Sabry Khaled, Egypt
  • Samar Hasboun, Palestinian Territory
  • Samsul Alam, Bangladesh
  • Sanchi Aggarwa, India
  • Sayed Asif Mahmud, Bangladesh
  • Shadman Shahid, Bangladesh
  • Sheila Zhao, China
  • Shuo Jia, China
  • Simon Tanner, Switzerland
  • Sipho Gongxeka, South Africa
  • Sofia Valiente, USA
  • Sonja Och, Germany
  • Sophie Wegwood, UK
  • Stefano Carini, Italy
  • Stephen Dock, France
  • Swastik Pal, India
  • Tahmineh Monzavi, Iran
  • Takahiro Yamashita, Japan
  • Tamara Merino, Chile
  • Tanya Bindra, Canada
  • Therese Alice Sanne, Norway
  • Tiago Coelho, Brazil
  • Tomasz Lazar, Poland
  • Tommaso Protti, Italy
  • Tommy Ellingsen, Norway
  • Truth Jinsil Leem, South Korea
  • Valentino Bellini, Italy
  • Vianney Le Caer, France
  • Victor Dragonetti, Brazil
  • Virginie Nguyen Hoang, Belgium
  • Wei Wang, China
  • Wissam Nassar, Palestinian Territory
  • Xinyu Cui, China
  • Yael Martinez, Mexico
  • Yani Clarke, Australia
  • Yik Fei Lam, Hong Kong
  • Yoppy Pieter, Indonesia
  • Yuyang Liu, China
  • Zhongqiu Chen, China
  • Zishaan Akbar Latif, India
  • Zsófia Pályi, Hungary

The selection committee consists of: Jim Casper, editor and publisher LensCulture; Rebecca McClelland, photography editor and curator; Paul Moakley, deputy director of photography and visual enterprise Time; Muhammed Muheisen, chief photographer for Pakistan The Associated Press; and Darcy Padilla, photojournalist, documentary photographer and lecturer. The 12 selected participants will be announced during the annual Awards Days, on Saturday 25 April.

The Joop Swart Masterclass has been organized by World Press Photo every year since 1994 and has established itself as one of the most prestigious events of its kind. Learn more about the Joop Swart Masterclass here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/joop-swart-masterclass

To see the nominating committee and learn more about the process of being nominated, please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/academy/joop-swart-masterclass/apply.

The Joop Swart Masterclass is supported by Ammodo Foundation and Canon, which provides all participants with a grant.

Posted April 15 2015

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