Palm* Photo Prize 2020 – Our Picks

Since 2018, the annual Palm* Photo Prize has aimed to support, elevate and showcase the best of the new wave of image-makers.

Maude Arsenault – Entangled

'Entangled' encapsulates a pivotal moment for Maude Arsenault’s work, representing a shift in perspective and personal responsibility.

Instagram Takeover – Cleo Goossens

Since the sudden passing of Cleo Goossens' father in 2010, photography has become, 'something important, something for me to hold on to'.

Instagram Takeover – Nico Krijno

Nico Krijno is a contemporary artist who explores photography at the blurry intersection of collage, painting, sculpture and performance. Often working with discarded found materials, he interprets and re-organises them in a non-linear manner in the pursuit of finding alternative structures for how meaning and matter are constructed and perceived.

Shane Vincent – Nuff Love

Shane Vincent's 'Nuff Love' is an ode to his hometown London, showing an honest perspective not often documented by mainstream media.

Elena Helfrecht – Plexus

Plexus is a photographic case study through archival still lifes, highlighting the effects of inherited trauma and postmemory, and providing a familiar terrain to explore the influence of the family on psychological and cultural processes within history.

Cristiano Volk – Mélaina Cholé

Mélaina Cholé from Ancient Greek μέλας (melas), and χολή (kholé), it is a photographic research on the study of humoral theory conceived by Hippocrates.

Berber Theunissen – Banana Sunbeams

"We were home. Just the three of us, without distractions, without obligations. Our old RV taking us places - breathtaking, indescribable, almost unfathomable."

Instagram Takeover – Molly Matalon

Molly Matalon is taking over @paperjournalmag until 18 May 2020, sharing her personal and sincere view of desire and the female gaze.

Alex Atack – Unsentimental City

"This project is about my family’s story, but it’s also the story of Dubai’s growth, and the story of the many foreigners who made and left behind memories in this unsentimental city."

Instagram Takeover – Tealia Ellis Ritter

Tealia Ellis Ritter's work contends with the intersecting roles of the family photograph as personal document, marker of time, and physical object.

Looking onwards: 18 photographers envision hope for the future

We invited 18 photographers from around the world to share an image each that envisions something hopeful for our future after isolation.

Nick Scaife – Alamar

Nick Scaife documents Alamar, 15km east of Havana, one of the largest social housing projects in the world, built by 'microbrigades' of worker-residents.

YES FUTURE 2020 – Études and photographers against COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Études has reached out to its creative community to launch YES FUTURE 2020, a print sale of photographs to raise funds for All United Against Coronavirus.

Michael Lundgren – Geomancy

Since the late 1990s Michael Lundgren’s photographic pilgrimages into the deserts of Arizona, Utah and Mexico have been an attempt to restore what he feels we have lost touch with – an Earth-centred mythology.

Interview – Paul Knight: jump into bed with me

A modern-day love letter between Paul Knight and his partner Peter, 'jump into bed with me' reveals intimacy in all of its guises.

Interview – Elena Subach: Grandmothers on the Edge of Heaven

Elena Subach talks to Leila Kozma about her series 'Grandmothers on the Edge of Heaven', venerating the elderly women of Ukraine.

Interview – Cherine Fahd: Apókryphos