Flash Forward 2011 Group Show
Featuring Emerging Photographers from Canada, the UK & the US
June 7–10, 2012

  • Photo by Irina Werning

    Photo by Irina Werning

  • Photo by Danny Custodio

    Photo by Danny Custodio

  • Photo by Thomas Ball

    Photo by Thomas Ball

The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward program is an annual competition that showcases the work being created by the very best emerging photographers from Canada, the USA and the UK. Every year, judges from each of the participating countries review submitted work and identify those young people that they believe show great promise as professional fine art or documentary photographers.

The Flash Forward 2011 Group Show features a select cross-section chosen from the bodies of work featured in the competition catalogue. The photography covers all genres from documentary, photojournalism and fine art studio practices and shows how each of these young photographers are affected and influenced by their mentors, interests and choices of subject matter.

The Flash Forward 2011 Group Show pays tribute to the diversity of the annual program and its growing profile, offering evidence that the best emerging photographers are at the cutting edge of the direction that photography will take in future years.

The Magenta Foundation gratefully acknowledges the nurturing support of Flash Forward Festival Presenting Sponsor TD Bank for its ongoing commitment to Flash Forward, in all its formats, since launching in 2004.

The following artists are featured in the Flash Forward 2011 Group Show:

Bright Spark Winner

  • Jessica Eaton, Canada


  • Steven Beckly
Danny Custodio
  • Daniel Ehrenworth
  • Sarah Fuller
  • Laurie Kang
  • Brendan George Ko
  • Annie Ling
Isabel M. Martinez
  • Meryl McMaster
Erik Naumann

United Kingdom

  • Thomas Ball
  • Chloe Dewe Mathews
  • Yuji Hamada
Sophie Ingleby
Jung-Wook Mok
Charlotte Rae
  • Corrine Silva
Emma Jane Spain
Irina Werning

United States

  • Matthew Austin
  • Matt Eich
Matthew Gamber
  • Julia Gillard
Jason Hanasik
Ina Jang
Yijun Liao
  • Rachel Bee Porter
Sarah Sudhoff


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.

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

Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie

Photography Editor
Managing Editor/Books & Exhibitions, The Magenta Foundation

Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie is a photo editor with an international roster of clients and contacts. The photography, video and illustration projects he has commissioned have won National Magazine, Grafika, Lux, NATJA and Pearl awards and have been praised in numerous publications including Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Computer Arts and Creative Quarterly. As a curator he has developed shows for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival, and exhibited in Toronto, Boston, Portland and London. Formerly the Photo Editor of enRoute magazine, he is now Managing Editor/Books & Exhibitions at the Toronto-based Magenta Foundation. Beaupré Ste-Marie possesses a background in Art History and Communications, and his interests lie in fashion and art photography as well as the magazine media.