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Discover the finalists of the New East Photo Prize 2018

3 September 2018

Calvert 22 Foundation has announced the finalists for this year’s New East Photo Prize.

More than 600 rising photographers applied for 2018 prize, which celebrates contemporary perspectives on the New East, including Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.

Each of the 16 finalists was chosen for their unique approach to the places and stories shaping the region.

“The New East Photo Prize has proven itself once again to be an important space for emerging photographers to gain international recognition,” said Ekow Eshun, Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation and New East Photo Prize judge. “We look forward to working with each of them in the exhibition and beyond.”

The prize gives amateur and professional photographers the chance to have their work seen by industry leaders, including Joanna Ruck, Deputy Head of Photography at The Guardian, and Dermot Doorly, Head of Photography at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). All of the shortlisted photographers will display their work at the New East Photo Prize exhibition in London this autumn between 12 October – 2 December 2018.

The finalists are:

Antal Bánhegyesy, Orthodoxia
Vika Eksta, The Devil’s Lake
Daria Garnik, Gagarin
Ilkin Huseynov, Shared Waters
Join the Cool, Vinietka (Ukrainian graduation album)
Karol Pałka, Edifice
Lucia Sekerková, Vrăjitoare
Michal Solarski, Infirmi
Michał Sierakowski, Wild Fields
Alnis Stakle, Heavy Waters
Lana Stojićević, Sunny Side
Elena Subach and Viacheslav Poliakov, City of Gardens
Fyodor Telkov, Ural Mari
Peter Trembeczki, Victory
Adam Wilkoszarski, After Season
Boglárka Éva Zellei, Furnishing the Sacred

The New East Photo Prize 2018 private view takes place on Thursday 11 October, 6pm – 9pm. For more details, visit Calvert 22 Foundation here.