The 2018 New Talent Award is open to Chinese photographers under the age of 35 all over the world.

2016 New Talent Award jury announced

Releases The Time: 2016-11-07

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Fei Dawei, born in 1954. The most important contemporary Chinese art critics and curators. Since the 1980s, it has been devoted to the development of Chinese contemporary art. It has brought Chinese contemporary art to the international stage and made important contributions to the exchange and dialogue between Chinese and international contemporary art.


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Alec Soth ,born in 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, is an American photographer, based in Minneapolis. He is a member of Magnum Photos. Soth has had various books of his work published by major publishers as well as self-published through his own Little Brown Mushroom.[3] His major publications are Sleeping by the Mississippi, Niagara, Broken Manual and Songbook.

He has received fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations and was the recipient of the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His photographs are in major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Walker Art Center.[4] His work has been exhibited widely including as part of the 2004 Whitney Biennial and a major solo exhibition at Media Space in London in 2015.

Cristina de Middel (born 1975 in Alicante, Spain) is a documentary photographer and artist. De Middel self-published The Afronauts in 2012, a photobook about the short-lived Zambian space program in Southern Africa. The book quickly sold out and the work was met with critical acclaim. She was nominated for the 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for The Afronauts. In 2013, de Middel received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography.

Shigeo GOTO,Born in 1954. Editor, Curator, Director in G/P Gallery, Professor in Kyoto University of Art and Design.

As an editor, he has been involved in the publications of various kind of artbooks and photobooks by an internationally acclaimed musician Ryuichi Sakamoto,and world-leading photographers like Nobuyoshi Araki, Mika Ninagawa, Kishin Shinoyama.

Ever since 1990s, he has been extraordinarily active as a leader of Japanse contemporary photography. In 90s, he curated an exhibition of works by award-wining photographers Miwa Yanagi and Tomoko Sawada (Kirin KPO Plaza, Osaka) and produced a collaborative exhibition “TOKYO LOVE” by Nobuyoshi Araki and Nan Goldin, as well as publishing many books by a variety of Tokyo based photographers including Takashi Homma.

In 2008, he founded G/P gallery and has produced many exhibitions and photobooks to introduce new type of photography sprung up in Tokyo in the digital age, in his word ‘New Tokyo Photography’. As a director of G/P gallery, he has joined the world famous art fairs including Paris Photo (2008,2009), Unseen Photo Fair (2012-2015), and Photo London (2015) to represemt and introduce young Japanese talents like Daisuke Yokota, Mayumi Hosokura, Koyama Taisuke, and Takashi Kawashima to the world.

Marcel Feil, born in 1968. Amsterdam FOAM photography museum academic deputy director, FOAM Magazine editor. Marcel Feil studied art history at the University of Amsterdam, where he has been involved in the visual arts, design and architecture. Since working at FOAM in 2002, he has been planning and organizing exhibitions on photographic history and contemporary photography.


HE Yining (born. 1986) is an writer and curator, founder of Go East Project. She is actively working with BROWNIE PHOTO as art consultant.
Yining is a graduate of the London College of Communication with a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. She is working closely with museums, galleries and other institutions in China and across Europe. Her current research focuses on the cultural identity and photography representation in England, contemporary Chinese landscape photography and contemporary photography publishing in China. Since 2010 she has been a regular contributor to many art and photography publications including Chinese Photography, The Modern Weekly, Rayarts Center, Art World, ArtForum China among many others. She is also editor-in-chief of Coastline Series which address issues of photography education.
Yining initiated the Go East Project ( in 2014, which aims at introducing contemporary Chinese photography to the West, supporting young talents to establish a local photography platform of an international scope, and exploring the infinite possibilities of photography.

Shi Hantao, born in1973, Shanghai. Executive Director of Ray Art Center; used to work at EPSON Image Space, Rockbund Art Museum, and Chronus Art Center. He has curating and organizing exhibitions and public programs in various art organizations for more than two decades. Shi’s major curatorial experience includes: Absent Minded (Lianzhou, 2005), Discomforting Anxieties (New York, 2008), Welcome to the Birdhead’s World (Lianzhou, 2010), Commemorating Shanghai 1980s (Lanzhou, 2012; Shanghai, 2013). His writing and translation work covers the fields of photography, contemporary art and institutional studies.


Yan You, born 1983, Xiangshan, Zhejiang province, is a publisher and director of photography book. In 2005 he graduated from the Beijing International Studies University.2006 he started working at "O2" , 2011 entry in the "New Vision." 2009 he began writing photography blog "Jiazazhi". Until now, he has been directing for publishing of photography book. Yan You has published 17 photography books for 16 photographer so far.