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Six New 6x6 Global Talent Program Winners Announced Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

17 December 2018

The World Press Photo Foundation has recognized six photographers from North and Central America in the fifth edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program.

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The World Press Photo Foundation's 6x6 Global Talent Program spotlights six under-recognized visual storytellers, focusing on one of six continents every three months, in a rolling process of nomination and selection. To develop a more diverse visual representation of the world the initiative aims to connect visual storytellers, who may not yet be well known outside of their own region, to a global audience.

Nominations for the visual storytellers from the global region of North and Central America were made by over 100 global 6x6 nominators. The following six visual storytellers from North and Central America are:

  • Dylan Hausthor, USA
  • Ian Willms, Canada
  • Mariceu Erthal García, Mexico
  • Nydia Blas, USA
  • Tomas Ayuso, Honduras
  • Yael Esteban Martínez Velázquez, Mexico

With Lars Boering, Managing Director of the World Press Photo Foundation, as chair, the online selection committee comprised:

  • Juan Brenner, photographer and independent art director, Guatemala
  • Ana Casas Broda, photographer, editor and co-founder of Hydra + Fotografía, Spain/Mexico
  • Barbara Davidson, photographer, Canada
  • Loup Langton, freelance photographer and editor, USA

With four of the six global regions already announced, the 6x6 Global Talent Program's first cycle will be completed in February 2019. The diverse work of the 6x6 talents will be showcased at the 11th Yangon Photo Festival from 18 February to 10 March 2019, as well as presented during Miami Photo Fest's nightly multimedia presentations from Feb. 27 to March 3, 2019. This follows the first exhibition of the 6x6 program at Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Germany and exhibitions in Kuching, Malaysia and Maputo, Mozambique, earlier this year.

In addition to the exhibitions the work of the six talents will also be published and shared on the World Press Photo Foundation's platforms, including an individual feature on Witness, our online magazine, for each of the talents.

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