We’re pleased to announce this year’s winners

2018 Winners

Special Interest

Female-identifying Photographers
Nina Röder, Germany


Climate and the Environment
Nichole Sobecki, Kenya


Racial Issues
Luisa Dorr, Brazil


LGBTQ Issues
Jan Hoek, Nederlands



  • Cassi Alexandra
  • Emanuele Amighetti
  • Amanda Annand
  • Elena Anosova
  • Alexander Anufriev
  • Ryan Arthurs
  • Sasha Arutyunnova
  • Miia Autio
  • Svetlana Bailey
  • Sarah Blesener
  • Riccardo Bononi
  • Amber Bracken
  • Rachel Bujalski
  • Carlos Chavarría
  • Will Cox
  • Nathan Cyprys
  • David Degner
  • Gabriella Demczuk
  • Andrea DiCenzo
  • Cate Dingley
  • Selina Disera
  • Chris Donovan
  • Chloë Ellingson
  • Jennifer Emerling
  • Leila Fatemi
  • Mara Gajic
  • Emily Garthwaite
  • Mary Gelman
  • Mojgan Ghanbari
  • Xavier Girard Lachaîne
  • Roei Greenberg
  • Ruben Hamelink
  • Constanze Han
  • Claire Harbage
  • William Hartley
  • Nanna Heitmann
  • Manuela Henao
  • Neha Hirve
  • Lee Hoagland
  • James Hosking
  • Eui-Jip Hwang
  • Monique Jaques
  • Camilla Jerome
  • Mark Kauzlarich
  • Tommy Kha
  • Cassandra Klos
  • Brendan George Ko
  • Ryan Koopmans
  • Jackson Krule
  • Alex Kwok
  • Joannie Lafreniere
  • Tammy Lam
  • Marvin Leuvrey
  • Camille Leveque
  • Justin Levesque
  • Yshao Lin
  • Ina Lounguine
  • Morris Lum
  • Tom Maguire
  • Alice Mann
  • Soraya Matos
  • Andrea Morales
  • Saige Mukash
  • Jake Naughton
  • Anna Ottum
  • Mikael Owunna
  • Alana Paterson
  • Matthew Polvorosa Kline
  • Alison Postma
  • Kathleen Prior
  • Antonio Pulgarin
  • Terry Ratzlaff
  • John-David Richardson
  • Darren Rigo
  • Eduardo Rivera
  • Alyssa Schukar
  • Jay Seawell
  • Manuel Seoane
  • Eleonore Simon
  • Ben Sklar
  • Mark Sommerfeld
  • Paweł Starzec
  • Robert Stothard
  • Aaron Turner
  • Ryan Van Der Hout
  • Craig Waddell
  • Andrew Waits
  • Ryan Walker
  • Emily Wiethorn
  • D’Angelo Williams
  • Ian Willms
  • Jack Yong
  • Hannah Yoon
  • Rana Young
  • Alia Youssef
  • Alena Zhandarova

The Magenta Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of TD Bank Group for their ongoing commitment to Flash Forward and to emerging artists.

TD Bank Group
Flash Forward 2018 Special Category Winners

February 12, 2019–October 19, 2019

Join us

Flash Forward: Luisa Dörr; Nina Röder; Nichole Sobecki; Jan Hoek; Duran Lantink and SistaazHood

LUMA is thrilled to present the special interest category winners of the Magenta Foundation’s 2018 Flash Forward Competition.


Opening Reception
5:30–7:30 pm

Layola University Museum of Art
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL


  • Sam Barzilay Creative Director & Co-Founder of United Photo Industries & Photoville
  • Clinton Cargill Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Chloe Coleman Photo Editor, The Washington Post
  • Peter DiCampo Photographer and Every Day Africa
  • Erin Elder Senior Manager, Business Strategy and Operations, The Globe and Mail
  • Dan Gaba Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Liz Ikiriko Photo Editor/Curator
  • Nicolas Janowski Photographer and Curator at Fola & PHMuseum
  • Cat Jimenez Executive Director, Lucie Foundation
  • Oliver Laurent Photo Editor, Foreign + Social Media, The Washington Post
  • Brent Lewis Photo Editor, ESPN and Founder, Diversify Photo
  • Paul Moakley Deputy Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise, Time Magazine
  • Lori Morgan Photo Editor, Air Canada EnRoute
  • Devan Patel Director, Project Gallery
  • Elizabeth Renstrom Photographer and Photo Editor, VICE
  • Arianna Rinaldo Independent Photo Editor and Curator
  • Vanessa Runions Associate Art Curator, TD Bank Group
  • Kim Spencer-Nairn Director, Capture Photo Festival
  • Ian Sternthal Founder, Sternthal Books
  • Jeremy Tsang Visual Artist and Founder, Jeremy Does Art Prints & Double Happiness Projects
  • Daniella Zalcman Documentary photographer and Founder, Women Photograph


NPR Goats & Soda

Surprising Images From Up-And-Coming Photographers

Washington Post

Emerging photographers confront race, gender and environment issues in the Forward Emerging Photographers Competition

Washington Post

What Meghan Markle means to black Brits

Washington Post

These women are celebrating the legacy of Marilyn Monroe

The Globe & Mail

In photos: Magenta Foundation, LGBTQ+

The Globe & Mail

In photos: Magenta Foundation, climate change

The Globe & Mail

In photos: Magenta Foundation, Racial issues

The Globe & Mail

In photos: Magenta Foundation, female identifying

The Globe & Mail

In photos: Through the eyes of Saige Mukash


Surprising Images From Up-And-Coming Photographers

ProPhoto Daily

Honor Roll: The 2018 Flash Forward Emerging Artist Competition

Flash Forward Flash Back
See featured past and present winner work and other exclusive content on our new online showcase.

Explore the showcase →

About Flash Forward

Established in 2004, Flash Forward, in all its award-winning formats, has been a life-changing career boost for young photographers since its inception 14 years ago. This program for supporting and encouraging emerging artists in Canada and worldwide began with an idea to invest in artists barely out of university. Not only did we turn a small idea into a prominent worldwide competition, we paved the way for a high school program to influence arts curriculums, change and encourage leadership in teachers and keep essential funds in high schools.