Winners of the Palm* Photo Prize 2024 announced

Photographer and filmmaker Lindsay Perryman took home the Judge’s Panel First Place with their evocative self-portrait image

Lindsay Perryman has been awarded first place in the 2024 Palm* Photo Prize. Based in New York, the artist’s practice revolves around exploring one’s sense of self through themes such as identity, representation and Africa American queer experiences.

Other notable projects by the photographer include Tops, a moving image series released earlier this year that documents individuals going through top surgery.

Top: Ornella Mazzola; Above: Lindsay Perryman
Oliver Raschka

Second place went to Oliver Raschka, a German-based photographer who uses his doctorate in behavioural economics to inform his practice, which centres around reliving sections of his own childhood with his sons.

A special mention was also given to Carson Stachura, whose work looks at themes of representation and feeling seen within the trans community, and Ornella Mazzola, a photographer based in Palermo whose projects examine the stories of women in southern Italy.

Olimpia Taliani de Marchio

The Judge’s Panel Prize was decided by a group of industry experts, including CR columnist Gem Fletcher, photographer Dana Lixenberg, former i-D editor-in-chief Alastair McKimm, and Emma Bowkett from the FT Weekend Magazine.

Other prizes include the People’s Choice Award, which went to Gabriel Fernández and was voted for by visitors to the Palm* Photo Prize exhibition at Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam. The Canvas Represents Mentorship Award was presented to Olimpia Taliani de Marchio for her ethereal photograph of a woman lying in a field of cotton. And the Ink New Talent Award was won by Hajar Benjida, who meshes intimacy with documentary within her photography.

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Carson Stachura

They join previous notable shortlisted artists and winners including Guen Fiore, Hajar Benjida, Mark Mahaney, Abhishek Khedekar, Kennedi Carter, Daria Svertilova, Mark Sommerfield, Odette England, Donovan Smallwood, Tami Aftab, Max Miechowski, Vivek Vadolia, Caleb Stein and Silvia Rosi.

This year’s Palm* Photo Prize, which aims to support, elevate and showcase the best new imagemakers, received over 7,700 submissions, with 107 shortlisted entrants and 20 finalists. A group exhibition featuring winners and shortlisted entries will take place at 10 14 Gallery in London in September.