Photo District News (PDN) recently released its annual list of 30, 'new and emerging photographers to watch'. The portfolios of these commercial, fashion and editorial photographers from around the world were selected from more than 300 submissions made by industry professionals. Their work will be published in the magazine's April issue, providing valuable exposure in the US for these photographers as they seek to establish careers in print and online media.

Photograph by Evgenia Arbugaeva from Russia.

In the announcement, PDN Senior Editor Conor Risch points out, 'While these photographers differ as widely as their backgrounds, histories and photographs, there is a shared personality trait that stood out this year: Self-belief.'

Photograph by Michael Hanson from Seattle. Photograph by Sim Chi Yin from Bejing.
Photograph by Jessica Sample from Los Angeles. Photograph by Bon Duke from Salt Lake City.

You can view the complete list of winners and their work in PDN's 30 2013 gallery.