Matt Black, Carolyn Drake, Richard Mosse, Newsha Tavakolian, Lorenzo Meloni and Max Pinckers have been named nominees of Magnum Photos. The cooperative agency also voted to make Michael Christopher Brown, who was named a Magnum nominee in 2013, an associate of the agency. Magnum Photos announced the news yesterday at the conclusion of its annual general meeting in Paris.
Matt Black, who is based in California, has covered the state’s Central Valley for more than 15 years. He is currently working on a project, “The Geography of Poverty,” for MSNBC.
Carolyn Drake, an American, has covered Central Asia extensively. She has published two books, Two Rivers and Wild Pigeon; the latter was made in collaboration with a community of Uyghurs in western China. A winner of a Fulbright fellowship and awards from World Press and POYi, she was chosen for PDN‘s 30 in 2006.
Richard Mosse, who was born in Ireland and is based in New York City, was the winner of the 2014 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize in 2014 for “The Enclave,” a multi-screen installation of his work from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Newsha Tavakolian, who is based in Tehran, won the 2014 Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award.
Lorenzo Meloni, who is Italian, has covered Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Libya for The Telegraph, Figaro, and other publications.
Max Pinckers is based in Brussels. His books include Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty and The Fourth Wall, about moviemaking and movie fans in Mumbai.
Richard Mosse Wins $50K Deutsche Borse Prize
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