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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.

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."

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."

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.

Domonkos Varga – Acts of Cassandra

In 'Acts of Cassandra' Domonkos Varga examines utopianism and dystopian thought in relation of present-day technological and social changes.

Theo Deproost – Still Works

Rather than focusing on the sharpened and shining finished products, Theo Deproost's 'Still Works' honour the erosion, scars and callouses that adorn the tools and machinery of the workshop.

Joshua Tarplin

'I am interested in finding my sealegs. I need my sealegs to stay balanced between all that I know and all that I see, especially as I remain adrift among an infinite swamp of imagery.'

Yorgos Yatromanolakis – The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings

Yorgos Yatromanolakis' 'The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings' is inspired by the anthropological rites of passage that mark the transitions from one phase of life to another.

Dylan Lewis – Dusker

Dylan Lewis' 'Dusker' disrupts the already-fraught relationship between image, language, and narrative to create a space where new forms of meaning-making emerge.

Giulia Parlato – Diachronicles

Sadie Cornette Cook – My Breath

On August 27, between 3:04 and 7:15 pm, Sadie Cornette Cook bent over a desk in the computer lab, scanning her breath.

Imogen Freeland – Birth of a Mother

In her series, 'Birth of a Mother', photographer Imogen Freeland documents an intimate, first-hand portrayal of newfound, unexpected motherhood.

Patrick Bienert – East End of Europe

Patrick Bienert travels to Georgia, the edge of Europe, to try and find an answer to the question of what Europe truly is.

Peter Milne – Juvenilia