Gavin Aleshire is a 19-year-old photographer studying biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a San Diego native and draws inspiration from the surf culture he grew up in. His work mainly consists of concert photography and portraiture, but he’s recently begun documenting weekend adventures with friends. When Gavin isn’t studying, you can probably find him in an art gallery or somewhere in a nearby forest.
Sonya Alfano is a photographer from New Jersey. She has been shooting as an artistic break from her studies in pre-pharmacy; she specializes in portrait and concert work. Sonya is a die-hard Streetlight Manifesto fan (she has seen them 20+ times), and her favorite TV character is Babou from Archer. Check out her work on her website.
Zophia Dadlez is a 21-year-old photographer, sometimes-writer, and closet opera singer pursuing degrees in music teaching and French in Rochester, NY. She has soft spots for digital, film, Minnesota, and house parties. She is likely to be found double-fisting dirty chai and kombucha, writing and arranging music, and trying to get all her homework done. You can keep up with Zophia on her website.
Erin Davis is an 18-year-old writer, photographer, and multimedia journalist. Her visual work explores the intersections of identity, culture, and art, and ties these concepts to youth culture and activism. She lives at festivals, art shows, and concerts, and is always creating something. She also enjoys playing the cello and cheesy B-horror movies. Check out her work at www.erindmedia.com.
Jenny Desrosiers is a photographer and videographer from Boston currently based in Los Angeles. She’s a first-generation American born of Haitian immigrants with degrees in Journalism & Professional Writing and Photography. After originally using photography as a way to deal with her speech impediment, Jenny turned her habit of hiding behind the lens into a career as a music, portrait, and documentary photographer. Outside of her work in the music industry, Jenny’s personal photo projects focus on her identity as a Haitian American living in the U.S. You can follow her work on her website.
Lucrezia Dipasquale is a Nicaraguan-Italian 19-year-old photographer and creative director currently based in Paris while studying business at ESCP. As someone who grew up around multiple cultures, she explores diversity in her work as well as queer issues, gun control, and female empowerment. Lucrezia shoots editorial, commercial, and documentary photography, having most notably documented the 63rd CSW at the United Nations Headquarters. She loves boba, Hozier’s entire discography, and the feeling of winding up her film camera. You can find her work on her website.
Rina Dokai is a Bangkok-based photographer currently studying in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She spends her free time sneaking onto rooftops with her close friend and capturing the city from above. She shoots fashion and cinematic photos.
Jasmine Flora is an eighteen-year-old portrait photographer currently studying at the University of British Columbia. Her work is defined by its dynamic use of color and pattern and its inspiration from fashion photography. With analogous and complimentary color schemes, her pieces draw attention to details and bring out her subjects’ style and personality.
Syahirah Harun is a Malaysian photographer who calls Saudi Arabia and London her “second homes.” Syahirah dreams of traveling the world and opening her mind to new experiences and cultures. She loves avocados, face masks, doing people’s makeup (as well as her own), and photoshoot sessions with her friends. She has also seen the movies Me Before You and Love, Rosie at least five times.
Anova Hou is a teenage photographer and artist from the West Coast of Canada. She mostly resides behind a camera and can be found writing films and poems, reading her plentiful books, and exploring the world. She and her photography work can be found on her website.
Tillman James is a 22-year-old artist studying in Savannah, Georgia. Tillman uses photography to tell stories and connect with people, as she wants to use images to shed light on the moments in life that are very easily overlooked. It’s also one of her favorite ways to live inside her own head.
Callie Bri Keels
Callie Bri Keels is a recent graduate of the University of Texas, where she studied film production and creative writing. Once graduated, she packed up her life and moved to Tokyo, Japan. There she began her love affair with film photography. She is currently based in her hometown of Austin, but is looking for her next move. Callie loves capturing the different experiences of women across cultures through her film and writing. Check out her work on her website.
Kourtney King is a 21-year-old film and digital photographer from Decatur, Alabama. She’s a graduate of the University of Alabama with degrees in Criminal Justice and African-American Studies. Kourtney explores photography and film through the minds and bodies of young and old subjects, mainly focusing on the youth and coming of age.
Kaia Naadira is a filmmaker, photographer, and Howard University student originally from the historic city of Selma, Alabama. Kaia’s work is inspired by and almost exclusively centers on stories from the black, queer community, often with an experimental twist. Their work has been screened at the BlackStar Film festival, the Black Trans Media film festival and Revolve Film Festival. Their photography can also be seen internationally in magazines like Les Inrock and Glamour. They currently reside in Washington, D.C. and are looking forward to the next adventure.
Veronika Max Niko
Veronika Max Niko is a photographer and casting director based in New York City. She began working in fashion when she was 15, doing freelance work for local clothing and jewelry brands. The main focus of her work is NYC and its kids. Her work is portraiture-based, and her goal is to measure the human experience in anything but time.
Allison Park is a 19-year-old photographer studying psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Fascinated with capturing beauty and emotive truth in the seemingly mundane, she always carries a camera with her, snapping photos of people whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Allison strives to combine medical and artistic passions by shining light on mental health and therapeutic art through her work.
Lara Puopolo is a 17-year-old photographer from Birmingham, United Kingdom. She is currently at college studying photography, specializing in fashion, lifestyle, culture, and documentary. Shooting on her film camera with a flash gun is her go-to style to produce raw, fine-detailed images. There’s nothing she loves doing more than listening to music while walking around second-hand shops finding vintage gems that she can sell on her Depop.
Valeria Rios is an 18 year-old Latina photographer and creator in Florida. She grew up in Colombia and is greatly influenced by the culture there. Browse through @val.ok’s Instagram and you’ll see her style: framed by vibrant borders, beautiful portraits of people of all skin tones remain in their own world. Her experience as a Latina in America greatly influences her creativity. She is currently teamed up with Target, creating content for @targettag, and has been featured in Teen Vogue and Galore Magazine.
Lynn Seah is a twenty-year-old creative. She grew up in Singapore and studied in England before attending film school in Syracuse, NY. She loves writing and working in independent film, and is currently beginning her journey into the world of film photography by experimenting with medium format and black and white. She also loves traveling, daydreaming, reading, and a healthy dose of sarcasm.
Sophie Sebastiani is a young person living in the Southern United States who loves creating beautiful things. Photography, design, and writing are just some of the subjects she loves learning about and practicing. Sophie loves her friends, crafting a cool Instagram aesthetic, Korean fashion, puppies, and worrying about life (just kidding). You can find her work on her website.
Marina Shapiro is a photographer from southern Arizona. Alongside film and digital photography she plays a few instruments and is working towards a veterinary degree. She loves exploring the outdoors, skateboarding, national parks, almond milk, and Led Zeppelin.
Kayla Smith is a film photographer based in New Jersey. She has a BFA in Studio Art from Drew University. She adores instant photography and shoots almost exclusively on her grandmother’s old Polaroid Spectra camera. When she isn’t taking photographs, Kayla plays soccer, takes her dog on hikes, and looks for new music. You can keep up with her by visiting her website.
Taylor Sweeten is an eighteen-year-old high school senior living in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. She has dreamed of working in the photography field for as long as she can remember. Besides photography, she enjoys thrift shopping and listening to David Bowie an unhealthy amount. She enjoys curling up on the couch with her two favorite fur babies and watching a good movie.
Kristin J. Thompson
Kristin J. Thompson is a visual and literary artist who currently resides in the Midwest. As a film photographer, she primarily works with 35mm and Polaroid, and teaches home film development to new artists. When she is not writing or taking photos, you can find her reading a book in the forest or drinking wine in the mountains.
Patrick Thompson is a teenager and a mess from Long Beach. He is an aspiring photographer, creative, and activist. He usually spends time reading articles and watching anime. Patrick desperately wants to travel and experince as much as he can. He wants to learn from other people and share their voices in addition to his own.
Jay Trinh is a creative portrait and lifestyle photographer based in southern California. At first, photography was just a fun hobby, which quickly then turned into a passion. Three years ago, Jay purchased his dream camera and taught himself how to use it. Today, he is more passionate about his work and storytelling than ever, as he is studying arts and photography. You can find more of Jay’s work through his website.
Paola Trusendi is a Swiss-Colombian photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her art is described as feminist, experimental, loud, and vibrant. She enjoys horror movies, rainy nights, and listening to The Misfits on repeat. You can find Paola’s work on her website.
Gabbie Vaillancourt is a 17-year-old portrait and aspiring fashion photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Gabbie uses photography as a tangible, distorted reflection of the way she sees and feels. She enjoys enjoys wandering and exploring her new city just as much as chilly days spent on misty beaches. After taking a gap year to travel, she hopes to study photography as an art in post-secondary. You can see more of her work at www.gabbievaillancourt.com.
Soani Velez is a nineteen-year-old photographer who hopes to make an impact on the world through photography.