For the Keynote each year, we invite a celebrated image-maker to discuss their work in the context of the Summit theme. This year’s keynote speaker is Elinor Carucci.


Elinor Carucci Born in Jerusalem in 1971, Elinor has lived and worked in New York since 1995. Her critically-acclaimed photography is autobiographical and personal, exploring the complexities of being a woman, daughter, wife, and mother. Her recent monograph Mother (Prestel, 2013) is the culmination of a decade-long project that began when the artist was pregnant with twins. Like much of her earlier work, the series reveals family intimacy through images of both daily routines and moments of crisis, capturing the full range of emotional experience: joy, love, pain, anger, and exhaustion. One family’s intimate moments speak to a universal human experience of closeness in these unflinchingly honest photographs.

To read the full interview with Elinor, click below.

Jurors Award Recipients

Two photographers were selected as winners of the Jurors Award for their outstanding submissions. The winners and honorable mention recipients will be featured during the lecture series and give short talks with a guest moderator on their work and process.


The ONWARD competition seeks to showcase the very best young, cutting edge photographers working today from far and wide. The two winners represent these core values and bring fresh and exciting dialogues to modern photography. We saw an incredible number of submissions from all over the world, and these photographers stood out. See the cutting edge images from this years competition.

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