I've spent some time into the woods in Italy northern region of Trentino-Alto Adige after one million meters cubic of forest was torn down by winds. It felt like the world was coming to an end.
In the fifth edition of DEBUTS we present twenty photographers, whose projects have delighted jurors with their visual sensitivity, deeply thought out composition, and well-led narration. These 20 photographers are already achieving their first successes in their home countries as well as internationally. Their photographs are something more than just a statement about their experiences and observations; they are also a strong voice of the whole generation commenting the contemporary world in both, artistic and documentary forms.
Featured photographers: Kirsten Bitzer (USA), Michele Crameri (Switzerland), Ilaria Di Biagio (Italy), Ewa Doroszenko (Poland), Jean-Félix Fayolle (France), Jordan Gale (USA), Ilias Georgiadis (Greece), Mirek Kaźmierczak (Poland), Paweł Łączny (Poland), Raj Lalwani (India), Camille Lévêque (France), Sergey Melnitchenko (Ukraine), Filippo Nicoletti (Italy), Valentyn Odnoviun (Lithuania), Anna Pfeiffer (Poland/Italy), Natalia Poniatowska (Poland/United Kingdom), Sergei Stroitelev (Russia), Gihan Tubbeh (Peru), Federico Vespignani (Italy), Adam Wilkoszarski (Poland)
Jury: Peter Bauza (Germany/Argentina), Grzegorz Kosmala (Poland), Isabella van Marle (the Netherlands), Sarker Protick (Bangladesh) and Elviera Velghe (Belgium)