THE PHMUSEUM 2019 PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT
2019 has marked the seventh edition of the PHmuseum Photography Grant. The initiative has established itself as a leading prize in the photography industry over the past six years, renowned for celebrating the importance of compelling visual storytelling and launching the careers of the younger generation through monetary prizes and various opportunities across international festivals and online media. Previous winners include Salvatore Vitale, Jacob Aue Sobol, Diana Markosian, and Clémentine Schneidermann, with Poulomi Basu claiming the Main Prize in 2018 with her project, Centralia.
This year an independent jury comprised of Louise Fedotov-Clements (FORMAT Photography Festival), MaryAnne Golon (Washington Post), Max Pinckers (Photographer), and Thyago Nogueira (Instituto Moreira Salles) has awarded the £8,000 PHmuseum 2019 Photography Grant Main Prize to Nikita Teryoshin for his series Nothing Personal, a startling exploration of the sinister world behind the business of conflict. This multimedia show has been created to showcase work by all the awarded and shortlisted photographers of the 2019 edition.
PHmuseum is a curated platform dedicated to contemporary photography. Launched in 2012, today is a community of 15,000 photographers reached by more than 500,000 visitors per year. Its mission is to discover and promote photographers, working as an innovative talent incubator. PHmuseum is well known for its program of grants, but also with online exhibition program, articles and reviews it offers a free online space where everyone could learn about photography and its language. In 2018 PHmuseum launched also an online educational program which offers the opportunity to get guidance and one-to-one online consultancy by international mentors.