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The Silver List

A prestigious list of 47 emerging photographers, chosen by hundreds of curators, educators, scholars, and critics

The Silver List is a prestigious list of 47 emerging photographers, compiled from the recommendations of hundreds of curators, educators, scholars, and critics. We asked them to list up to 10 artists who fit these criteria:

  • They love the artist’s work and feel it should be seen more widely
  • The artist uses the medium of photography (however they define it)
  • The artist is early in their career (however they define it)
  • The artist is living

It's gotten some press:

In addition to identifying and supporting some extraordinary voices, the Silver List is an unprecedented opportunity to look at the diversity of artists and experts. With the demographic information generously provided by our respondents, we are in the process of answering a complex question: how do experts and the artists they recommended compare, and along which dimensions are they similar or different?

I created the inaugural Silver List over 2020 to 2021, in collaboration with Silver Eye Center for Photography and The Black List. Generous guidance and assistance for this project came from Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List, and Joseph B. Kadane, Leonard J. Savage University Professor of Statistics and Social Sciences Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University.

See the full list here.

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