The PDN 30 for 2018 have been announced!
The PDN 30 are a highly coveted bunch of photographers. Each year they seem to outdo themselves: newer and brighter photographers seem to take center stage each time. This year, the PDN 30 seems to involve lots of photographers who do documentary style work and tell stories. In the past there has been a mixture of commercial, portraiture, and surreal work. But this year, it’s very clear cut.
It’s pretty shocking at times though. Many photographers often ask if it’s worth it for them to apply to these and whether or not they’re scams. PDN has been proven over the years to be worth their weight in gold. Though I’ll be the first to admit the magazine itself isn’t necessarily as relevant, the stories they do are still super interesting and the contests that they hold are worth their weight in gold when it comes to boosting one’s career. In fact, lots of these photographers I’m sure have a very bright photojournalistic career ahead of them.
The 2018 PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch are:
Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
R. J. Kern
Daria Kobayashi Ritch
Paola + Murray
Hannah Reyes Morales
An Rong Xu
All images used with permission and provided by PDN.