a woman filtered through the lens with yellow, blue and purple with a wispy dreamscape filter, part of Photo District News "30 New and Emerging Photographer."

PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers 20th Anniversary: Then and Now

27 Jul 2019 CONTAINERS
Two men facing sideways dressed in peach and white colorful garb with a patchwork head scarves on, part of a series of Photo District News magazine's 30 New and Emerging Photographers
Photo credit: Shawn Theodore

Featuring: Chantal Anderson, Elena Anosova, Justice Apple, Sirachai Shin Arunrugstichai, Miranda Barnes, Mengwen Cao, Rose Marie Cromwell, Andrea DiCenzo, Phyllis B. Dooney,
Daniel Dorsa, Hollie Fernando, Camilla Ferrari, Michelle Groskopf, Heather Hazzan, Andrea Hernandez Briceño, Elisabeth Hogeman, Alexandra Hootnick, Janelle Jones, KangHee Kim, Devin Lunsford, Tamara Merino, Melanie Metz, Zora J Murff, Drew Nikonowicz, Jessica Pettway, Luis Antonio Rojas, Elliot Ross, Dana Scruggs, Shawn Theodore, Kiliii Yuyan

Plus photographers selected for PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch from 1999 through 2018.

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Photo District News

Every year since 1999, the editors of Photo District News, the publication for professional photographers, have selected thirty emerging photographers for its special issue, PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. This exhibition highlights the work of PDN’s 30 for 2019, a diverse group of up-and-coming photographers representing a variety of styles and genres, all of them chosen for creativity, enterprise, versatility, and distinctive vision.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of PDN’s 30, we are looking at work by photographers from previous issues of PDN’s 30. This retrospective provides insight into how artists continue to evolve through their creative work, and how much the world of photography has changed in two decades.

Thumbnail photo credit: Mengwen Cao


Photo District News (PDN) and PDNOnline, the award-winning publications for the professional photographer, have covered every aspect of the professional photographic industry for over 30 years. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business–from marketing and business advice to legal issues, cutting-edge photographic techniques, new technologies and more.

PDN published its first PDN’s 30 issue in 1999. Photographers selected for past PDN’s 30 issues have become some of today’s most acclaimed and prolific photographers.

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