Photography superstore Adorama and former America’s Next Top Model judge and photographer Nigel Barker are on a quest to find out who is the next great American photographer — and with the help of reality TV.
Appropriately entitled Top Photographer with Nigel Barker, the new reality web series will be available on Adorama’s YouTube channel AdoramaTV with the English photographer serving as host and judge. In a video preview released by Adorama, Barker promises to bring “five of the best photographers to New York” to compete and see “who not only has the eye but the technical skills to reign.”
Throughout the five episode series, other internationally acclaimed photographers will guest alongside Barker in order to judge and evaluate the work of the competitors. The last episode will follow the final two photographers battling for the grand prize of a $50,000 camera package based around the Canon 1DX II as well as an exhibition of their work in New York City with Nigel Barker. AdoramaTV aims to air the series in November of this year and is currently looking for their lucky batch of contestants.Think you’ve got what it takes to win? No matter what your profession or skill set with a camera, application is open to the public through Adorama’s official website.
Feature photo by Michael Edwards for Page Six Magazine.