Shortlist announced for the 2018 PHM Grant

Running since 2013, the PHM Grant has a reputation for finding interesting new photographers such as Max Pinckers, Tomas van Houtryve, and Salvatore Vitale. Now the 35-strong shortlist for the 2018 has been announced, with the winners due to be announced on 08 May and four prizes up for grabs – a first, second and third in the main award, plus a New Generation Prize. Each winner gets a cash prize plus a publication on World Press Photo’s Witness, a projection at Cortona On The Move and at Just Another Photo Festival, and promotion via PHmuseum.

The jury handing out the awards is made up of photography specialists – Genevieve Fussell, senior photo editor at The New Yorker; Roger Ballen, photographer and artist; Emilia Van Lynden, artistic director of Unseen; and Monica Allende, independent photo editor and cultural producer. The jury is able to give Honourable Mentions, up to six in the main prize, and up to three in the New Generation Prize.

The PHM Grant also includes another award – the Cortona on the Move prize, which is awarded by COTM artistic director Arianna Rinaldo, and which gives the winner a solo show at the event. The nominated photographers in this category are Bieke Depoorter, Tomaso Clavarino, Alvaro Deprit, Harris Mizrahi, Antone Dolezal, Andrea and Magda, Vladimir Vasilev, and Philip Cheung.

From A Myth Of Two Souls © Vasantha Yogananthan
From With all this darkness round me i feel less alone © Lucie Khahoutian
From Venezuela Blurred in despair © Fabiola Ferrero
From Underland © Tamara Merino Bloch
From The Uncanny Chapter IV © Leonard Pongo
From The Blood And The Rain © Yael Martínez
From The Appleseed Necklace © Alexey Shlyk
From The Alternatives © Matthew Swarts
From Terra vermelha © Tommaso Protti
From Slant © Aaron Schuman
From Perestrojka © Paolo Ciregia
From Part of Fortune and Part of Spirit © Antone Dolezal
From Overflow © Marvin Leuvrey
From Out-of-the-way © Elena Anosova
From Nsenene Republic © Michele Sibiloni
From NEOs © Ezio D’agostino
From Mt. Meru © Harit Srikhao
From Lithium, The Driving Force of The 21st Century © Matjaz Krivic
From L’autre rive © Emeric Lhuisset
From Inside Out © Harris Mizrahi
From I Love You, I’m Leaving © Matt Eich
From Garden of Delight © Nick Hannes
From Labyrinth © Farshid Tighehsaz
From Eternal © Grzegorz Wełnicki
From Deceitful reverence © Igor Pisuk
From Confiteor (I confess) © Tomaso Clavarino
From Chasing Winter © Katie Orlinsky
From Charlie surfs on Lotus Flowers © Simone Sapienza
From Centralia © Poulomi Basu
From As It May Be © Bieke Depoorter
From All Quiet on the home front © Colin Pantall
From Aerotropolis, the way we will live next © Giulio Di Sturco
From A New Silk Road © Davide Monteleone
From Wood Grain Lick © Dylan Hausthor
Diane Smyth

Diane Smyth is the editor of BJP, returning for a second stint on staff in 2023 - after 15 years on the team until 2019. As a freelancer, she has written for The Guardian, FT Weekend Magazine, Creative Review, Aperture, FOAM, Aesthetica and Apollo. She has also curated exhibitions for institutions such as The Photographers Gallery and Lianzhou Foto Festival. You can follow her on instagram @dismy