The winners of the Single Images category of the 7th Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards have been announced, with 30 photographs included in our upcoming street exhibition in Los Angeles. Thanks to this year’s jury for single images, including Karen Comer Lowe from Hammonds House Museum, H Eugene Foster from ICP, Kainaz Amaria from Vox, photographer and educator Aaron Turner, Maura Friedman from National Geographic, and photography consultant Jason Baron for curating the exhibition.
The exhibiting photographers in Los Angeles are Zerb Mellish, Carlos Barrera, Cuneyt Gumushaneli, Richard Beck, Won Kim, Sunniva Hestenes, Ludwig Nikulski, Mahnoor Malik, Valerie Brunnette, Ryan Peticca, Gemma Pepper, Grzegorz Piotrowski, Anton Kuehnhackl, Mona Singh, Selene Magnolia, Anna Neubauer, Jari Poulin, Katia Belmadani, Shunsuke Miyatake, Szymon Lewinski, Sandra Cattaneo Adorno, Susan Borowitz, Devin Lunsford, Dorie Hagler, Jack Sorokin, Emily Neville Fisher, Alexej Sachov, Catalin Chitu, and Costas Kariolis.
This year, following a series of unprecedented events worldwide, we asked submitters in the Single Image category to “show us the world through their lens,” and the winners responded through a range of approaches, from photojournalism to fine art and beyond. Some captured quiet moments with global implications. Carlos Barrera photographed a survivor of the November hurricanes in Central America, while Valerie Brunnette, who is based in Minneapolis, visited the George Floyd Memorial. Elsewhere, Selene Magnolia covered the crossing of Europe’s Mediterranean border, known as the world’s deadliest border.
Many of this year’s winners introduced us to the people who inspired them. Mona Singh photographed a girl and her doll in India, while Sandra Cattaneo Adorno spotted children at play in sunny California. Anna Neubauer found beauty in diversity, and Won Kim looked for connection in a disconnected world. These 30 photographs will be on view in LA for one week later this year, so if you’re in the area, be sure to check them out in person. Another 30 photographs chosen by our judges will be part of a street exhibition in New York, and all winning images will be part of our upcoming photobook.