Then There Was Us: AND Annual 2022

AND Annual 2022 — A celebration of emerging contemporary photographers from across the globe. Each year we strive to celebrate and support the outstanding work of those who are consistently creating unique and powerful stories.

AND is a free to enter yearly competition. An annual showcase of some of the most interesting and distinctive photographic works in a multitude of styles and disciplines from across the globe. With a free open submission to all, the best stand alone images are carefully selected by our team and published in our yearly publication.

This is a competition for all, with no boundaries, no pay-to-play, no catch, supporting the works of new up and coming contemporary photographers. AND Then There Was Us.

AND is an annual selection of some of the best up and coming influential documentary and portrait photographers from across the globe, showcasing in this heterogeneous collection of poignant and inspiring imagery, a response to a shifting culture and change to the way photography is produced, shared and consumed. This is Then There Was Us magazine's ones to watch of 2022.

This year we have selected 52 photographers from across the world to be part of our second AND annual.


Harry Rose
Jack Kenyon
Toby Binder
Cinzia Laliscia
Caitlin Chescoe
Gawain Barnard
Meg Tall
Bryan Birks
Matthieu Kaercher
Niall Lüdecke
Megan Dalton
Henrik Ljusberg
Monty Kaplan
Fiona Veronique
Ruthie Brownfield
Raul Guillermo
Aristidis Schnelzer
Jack Sorokin
Irene Muñoz
Jake Eshelman
Joanna Wzorek
Nathan Appleyard
Jacob Robinson
Fergus Riley
Mauro Curti
Kate Schultze
Callum O’Keefe
Alex Kurunis
Ben Ward
Theo McInnes
Karah Mew
Joseph Horton
Ciro Battiloro
Curtis Hughes
Nils Böddingmeier
Raphael Gaultier
Greg Turner
Mon Levchenkova
Matthew MacPake
Karl Bailey
Jacopo Paglione
Sathya Parthasarathi
Mark Rammers
Paul Freeth
Leia Ankers
Tudor Etchells
Jessica Dunston
Ana Paganini
Chan-yang Kim
Gabriella Tigoglu
Will Jivcoff
Callan Dooley

About Then There Was Us

We are committed to promoting and championing the most exciting and engaging stories, projects and works with powerful narratives from individuals and communities across the globe. Through our online content, printed publications, and collaborative projects, we want to open up the conversation around art, fashion, sport, events, music, people, places, culture and more.

We want Then There Was Us to be an online community that offers real involvement through open collaborative projects and to explore unique conversations. This platform is a way to champion, empower and amplify the voices that often go unheard. We want to explore the meaning, reasoning and processes behind the people we interact with.


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