Flash Forward 2010 Group Show
Featuring Emerging Photographers from Canada, the UK & the US
June 2–5, 2011

There could be no Flash Forward Festival without this six-year-old annual competition showcasing the best emerging photographers from Canada, the USA and the UK. Each year, after a call for entry to emerging photographers, curators from each of the participating countries review the submitted work and identify those young people that they believe show great promise as professional fine art or documentary photographers. This exhibition and supporting publication show the result of that process.

The Magenta Foundation gratefully acknowledges the nurturing support of Flash Forward Festival Presenting Sponsor TD Bank Financial Group for its ongoing commitment to Flash Forward, in all its formats, since launching six years ago.

The following artists are featured in the Flash Forward 2010 Group Show:


  • Kotama Bouabane
  • Philip Cheung
  • Becky Comber
  • Leanne Eisen
  • Shanghoon Jeong
  • Grant Harder
  • Jennilee Marigomen
  • Andrew Myers
  • Geoffrey Pugen
  • Guillaume Simoneau
  • Jessica Thalman

United Kingdom

  • Peter Ainsworth
  • Jason Bascombe
  • Alinka Echeverria
  • Jason Larkin
  • Laura Pannack
  • Ali Richards
  • Anja Schaffner
  • Indre Serpytyte
  • Kurt Tong
  • Mike Whelan
  • Renhui Zhao

United States

  • Jowhara AlSaud
  • Claire Beckett
  • Magda Biernat
  • Anthony Blasko
  • Izabella Demavlys
  • Jonathan Gitelson
  • S. Billie Mandle
  • Collin LaFleche
  • Tribble and Macenido
  • Kevin Van Aelst


MaryAnn Camilleri magentafoundation.org

Founder, The Magenta Foundation
Director, Flash Forward Festival

Established in 2004, The Magenta Foundation is Canada’s pioneering non-profit, charitable arts publishing house. Magenta was created to organize promotional opportunities for artists, in an international context, through circulated exhibitions and publications. Projects mounted by Magenta are supported by credible international media coverage and critical reviews in all mainstream-media formats (radio, television and print). Magenta works with respected individuals and international organizations to help increase recognition for artists while uniting the global photography community. Through its successful emerging photographers program, Flash Forward, Magenta’s expansion into Boston has allowed the organization to set a standard for community collaboration while developing both a domestic and international presence vital to the success of artists. Magenta’s latest diversification and growth will continue through Magenta POP. These pop-up art exhibitions premiered in2013 in Pittsburgh.

Myrabelle Charlebois

Photo Editor, enRoute Magazine, Montréal

Myrabelle Charlebois has worked on different projects related to photography or publishing in collaboration with organizations such as Vox Contemporary Image, Pastèque publisher, Rencontres d’Arles photo festival, Slideluck Potshow Montréal, Baillat, Cardell & fils and Photomathon. She is currently the photo editor of enRoute magazine. The images produced under her mandate have won several awards including Lux Awards, National Magazine Awards and Applied Arts.

Aaron Schuman aaronschuman.com

Photographer, Writer, Editor and Curator

Aaron Schuman is an American photographer, editor, writer and curator based in the United Kingdom. He received a B.F.A. in Photography and History of Art from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1999, and an M.A. in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the University of London’s London Consortium in 2003. Having assisted various photographers — most notably Annie Leibovitz and Wolfgang Tillmans — Aaron began to pursue his own freelance career in 2000. He has exhibited his photographic work internationally, and has contributed photography, articles, essays and interviews to publications such as Aperture, Foam, Photoworks, ArtReview, Modern Painters, HotShoe International, The British Journal of Photography, Creative Review, The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times.  Schuman was the curator of ‘Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs’, one of the principal exhibitions at the 2010 FotoFest Biennial.  He is also a 2009-10 Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the Arts University College at Bournemouth, a Lecturer at the University of Brighton, and is also the founder, director and editor of the online photography journal, SeeSaw Magazine