There’s a lot of incredible talent out there. “Arriving at our top five finalists was a real challenge” said Shawn Parkin, chair of the FTL judging panel. “It’s safe to say that we have the best young surf photographers in the world participating in FTL. “Originally founded in 2006 after the passing of Larry “Flame” Moore, 30-year photo editor at SURFING Magazine and mentor to countless young photographers, Follow the Light has provided a launch pad for some of today’s most renowned photographers, including Chris Burkard, Todd Glaser, Morgan Maassen and Ray Collins”, stated Glenn Brumage Surfing Heritages Executive Director. “As the first winner of the Follow the Light award I can tell you that it had a profound impact on my career. ” said Chris Burkard. “I’m so pleased that FTL is back and I know it will continue to be a game changer for all of our participants.
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