EyeEm Announce 2016 Awards Shortlist

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This year’s EyeEm Awards jury, which includes representatives from World Press Photo, National Geographic, Magnum Photos and more, have selected the top 20 images from each of five categories to be exhibited at the 2016 EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards in Berlin.

“The EyeEm Awards are the biggest platform for new talents to get discovered,” said Severin Matusek, EyeEm’s VP Community and Festival Director.
“Now that everyone can take images with almost any device, we do everything it takes to find talents, help them grow and ultimately become professionals in the field.
“The photography landscape is changing completely right now and we’re excited to be part of it.”
The competition, which ran from May 3 to June 5, was free and open to photographers of all skill levels and backgrounds to submit through the EyeEm web platform and app.
The Photographer of the Year will receive a trip to Berlin for the Festival, mentorship throughout the year by senior photo editors, and all winners will get featured, exhibited and published on a global scale.
Award Categories
The Architect
The Great Outdoors
The Photojournalist
The Portraitist
The Street Photographer
The Jury
Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo
Sarah Leen, Photo Director, National Geographic Magazine
Dustin Drankoski, Photo Director, Mashable
Michael Christopher Brown, Photographer and Filmmaker, Magnum Photos Anastasia Taylor­Lind, Photojournalist and Harvard Fellow
Porter Yates, 2015 EyeEm Photographer of the Year
Nana Kofi Acquah, Photographer, Blogger and Poet, Everyday Africa
Ali Kaveh, Co­founder and Curator, Everyday Iran
Felix Hoffmann, Chief Curator, C/O Berlin
Tom Hind, Senior Director of Content Development, Getty Images
The third annual EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards is presented in partnership with Sony, Getty Images and GoEuro, and will be held Saturday, August 27 at Heimathafen Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. For tickets and more information, visit festival.eyeem.com.