PDN Announces 30 Photographers to Watch in 2014
The editors of Photo District News (PDN) have announced their annual list of the top 30 emerging photographers for 2014. Now in its 15th year, the list highlights photographers who were selected from more than 300 nominated photographers because of their distinctive vision, creativity, and versatility.
This year, the list includes Reportage featured contributor Diana Markosian, who won wide acclaim for her project “Goodbye my Chechnya,” about Chechen girls coming of age amid an Islamic revival after two decades of war.
“I have to genuinely care about what it is I’m photographing,” she told PDN. “I am still not quite sure why I am attracted to certain places, but photography has allowed me to explore and try to understand for myself what it is that leads me to these places.”
Two other photographers selected by PDN are former Reportage Emerging Talents Maria Turchenkova and Kiana Hayeri. Learn more about their work and the rest of the winners on the PDN 30 Web site.
The folks at Reportage extend our congratulations to all of them.
Caption: SERZHEN, YURT - FEBRUARY 20: A couple on a date with her boyfriend on February 20, 2012, in the small village of Serzhen-Yurt, Chechnya. Couples must meet in public and stand a distance from one another. From the essay “Goodbye my Chechnya.” (Photo by Diana Markosian/Reportage by Getty Images)