PDN has announced its annual list of 30 emerging photographers to watch, chosen from a pool of almost 300 photographers. To qualify, photographers must have been working professionally for five or less years. Among the photographers included in the list PDN Senior Editor Conor Risch sees themes that reinforce the importance of finding meaningful personal work, and the value of creative problem solving to keep clients coming back. 

Take a look above at a few of our favorite images from these emerging photographers, and visit PDN's 30 2017 site to see the full list.