Alessandro D’Avenia, Aminatta Forna, Delphine Lecompte, Javier Marías, Kyung Sook Shin, Jonas Gardell and Tatiana de Rosnay.

A look inside, downcast eyes, a brief moment of doubt… There are many reasons for a photograph to ‘fail’. But many of those photos, in which someone has their eyes closed, is thinking, is vulnerable or moved, or is focused inwards, contain a beauty that go beyond the ‘nice photograph’. And for that reason, they are very much a success.