W's Photographer Contest
In the November issue marking its 40th anniversary, W is introducing an annual feature called “The Shot,” which seeks to identify and support the next generation of stars in fashion photography. The issue includes a portfolio of six emerging photographers whom its editors, in a partnership with the International Center of Photography, have identified as “exhilarating new talents.” One of them will ultimately be named a winner. The grand prize is the opportunity to shoot a feature for the magazine’s September 2013 issue.
“We looked for photographers with original ideas,” said Stefano Tonchi, the editor of W. “We selected the ones who are not like anyone else.”
The finalists — Erik Madigan Heck, Boo George, Kacper Kasprzyk, Karim Sadli, Zoe Ghertner and Benjamin Lennox — include some who are already known for their work for independent magazines but have yet to break through to the big leagues.
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