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6x6 Global Talents Announced From Southeast Asia, Oceania Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

6 June 2019

The World Press Photo Foundation has launched the second cycle of its 6x6 Global Talent Program with the first edition in Southeast Asia and Oceania.

The six selected visual storytellers are:

  • Sinead Kennedy, Australia
  • Eloisa Lopez, Philippines
  • Ruth McDowall, New Zealand
  • Min Myo Nyan Win (Ko Myo), Myanmar
  • Linh Pham, Vietnam
  • Albertus Vembrianto, Indonesia

The 6x6 Global Talent Program is not a contest, but a way to highlight talent around the world and present stories with diverse perspectives, WPPF said. The first cycle of the 6x6 program began in August 2017 and, after progressing through the six global regions, has connected 36 under-recognized visual storytellers to a worldwide audience.


Nominations for visual storytellers from Southeast Asia and Oceania were made by an international community of over 100 6x6 nominators. From the nominees' submitted portfolios, a selection committee picks six visual storytellers to join the pool of 6x6 talents from around the world.

The online selection committee comprised Angelo Gian De Mesa (Philippines), photographer, writer and researcher; Maika Elan (Vietnam), photographer; Tim J. Veling (New Zealand), photographer and educator; and Emmeline Yong (Singapore), co-founder and director of Objectifs.


In addition to exhibition opportunities, the work of the six talents will also be published and shared on the World Press Photo Foundation's platforms, including a feature in its online magazine Witness for each of the talents. 6x6 talents also receive an automatic nomination for World Press Photo's Joop Swart Masterclass.

The next region in this second cycle of the 6x6 Global Talent Program will be South America.

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