Announcing the launch of the 2024 Daylight Photo Awards!
Jean-Christophe Godet, Guernsey Photography Festival + Glaz, Guernsey, UK
Jean-Christophe Godet is the artistic director of the Guernsey Photography Festival which he founded in 2010. He is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of Glaz: Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, a major new cultural event in Rennes (France). As an independent curator and mentor, Jean-Christophe has worked with many world renowned and emerging artists from all over the world. Most recently he curated an exhibition at the Gallery Fuji in Tokyo (Japan) by artist Yulia Skogoreva. He is also a regular guest portfolio reviewer and judge for many competitions and international photography events such as Les Rencontres d’Arles (France), Fotofest Houston (USA), Format Festival Derby (UK), and many more.
Sarah Gilbert, The Guardian, London, UK
Sarah Gilbert oversees online and print content as the features photo editor at the Guardian. Her previous roles include working for numerous book and magazine publishers, picture editor at Conde Nast, and several years as Photo Editor for the Guardian. Sarah Gilbert was a mentor on the Women Photograph program, and is a lead on the positive action scheme at the Guardian.
Stephanie Heimann, The New Republic, New York
Stephanie Heimann is the Photo Director for The New Republic, an American magazine and publisher on politics and culture based in New York City. Her career began as a photojournalist covering post-Soviet culture and the first war in Chechnya, and she spent almost ten years as an expatriate photo editor based in Moscow, Hong Kong, and Europe. She teaches at the International Center of Photography in the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program, and is an advisory member on the Rory Peck Trust whose mission is to provide practical and financial support to freelance journalists worldwide.
David Johnson, Print Study for All, South Carolina
David Johnson is a lens-based artist, curator, Assistant Professor of Photography at Coastal Carolina University and Co-Founder of Print Study for All, an initiative to provide museum-quality photographic print portfolios for in-classroom study to intuitions within culturally underserved areas. Johnson’s books included Wig Heavier Than a Boot, a collaborative project with poet Philip Matthews, by Kris Graves Projects, and It Can Be This Way Always: Images from the Kerrville Folk Festival from The University of Texas Press. His photographs have been exhibited internationally in venues that include the Contemporary Art Museum in Saint Louis, Rathaus in Stuttgart, Germany, Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, and most recently, the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Paul Ninson, Dikan Center, Accra, Ghana
Paul Ninson is a Ghanaian photographer, filmmaker, and curator. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Dikan Center. The Dikan Center is a non-profit visual education organization that combines a unique interdisciplinary program with a strong foundation in the African context, history, and practice. The center comprises; a photo library, gallery, story lab, classrooms, studios, and community space.
One top prize winner will receive a $2500 cash prize and the creation of a digital feature.
Juror picks will be promoted via internal and external marketing campaigns and have the opportunity to collaborate with Daylight on the creation of a monograph of their work.
Previous Daylight Photo Award winners include Takako Kido, Vikesh Kapoor, Donavon Smallwood, Bryan Thomas, Matthew Genitempo, Bryan Schutmaat, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Tamas Dezso, Katrin Koenning among others...
Winners will be announced in August.