Marta Blue was the personal choice of Roy Kahmann, founder and owner of Kahmann Gallery and GUP Magazine. He said he selected her work because it “holds one of the most important features of great photography” – it leaves him with questions. Each image feels like a film script, where the viewer is able to imagine the rest of the story.
These up-and-coming talents – and the rest of this year’s winners – are using photography as a medium to tell compelling stories about some of the most pressing issues in today’s society. Through their provocative, beautiful work, they help us appreciate other cultures and experiences – as well as giving us an opportunity to explore more familiar themes in a different way.
To see the rest of the inspiring photographers who made the top 50 of LensCulture’s Emerging Talent contest for 2018, visit the website. And, if you’re hoping to earn a spot as a future winner, check out the call for entries for submissions to LensCulture’s current contest, the Black & White Photography Awards.