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.
Marissa Alper is a photo-based artist living and freelancing in Brooklyn, New York. Using her lens to subvert the male gaze, Marissa explores love in relation to loss, intergenerational trauma, and her experience reconciling with the liminality that encompasses every stage of life. She loves concert photography and helping musicians develop their visual brand, photojournalism assignments, and editorial work that reflects her personal aesthetic.
Célia Blum defines herself as the photographer of the rebels, misfits, and non-conformists. Based in Paris, she nourishes her desire to explore the world by taking pictures of what’s around her: her friends. Genuinely interested in people’s stories, she offers them a non-judgmental and loving space to express their true selves. Her colorful aesthetic find its roots in influences as diverse as cyberpunk, Afrofuturism, the LGBTQI+ community, Harajuku, and alternative cultures. Each of her creations celebrates unconventional beauties, bodies, and genders.
Shakira Burton is an 18-year-old freelance photographer currently based in Hong Kong. She started her photography journey when she made a photography account on social media at 16 and gained a lot of attention, which led to her collaborating with models and shooting for fashion shows. Shakira loves learning new things, meeting new people, and editing videos.
Emma Cheshire is a photographer working in fashion and portraiture. She creates engaging, surreal, and experimental work that is both nostalgic and current. Having a background in a range of artistic mediums, from analog and digital photography to sculpture and alternative processes, she takes pride in her creativity and ability to work outside the traditional confines of photography.
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 a filmmaker, journalist, and writer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Currently studying film and writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Erin works in multimedia journalism and documentary storytelling. She’s written and collaborated with platforms like CNN, NPR, VOX ATL, Sad Girls Club, and Adolescent Content. Her journalistic work is defined by the exploration of subculture and intersectional activism. Forever lost in the clouds, Erin fills her stolen moments daydreaming, wandering the city, and taking blurry polaroids in the woodsy metropolis of Atlanta.
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.
Arielle Gray is a 23-year-old photographer currently living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Gray is a recent grad from the University of Alabama with a degree in Art and Design. Arielle prefers to shoot on film but also shoots digital, too. When she’s not shooting, she’s constantly watching old movies, painting scenes from her favorite Studio Ghibli films, or driving through the countryside!
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.
Lauren Hicks is a photographer and filmmaker from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is currently in college studying Digital Filmmaking with a minor in Environmental Studies and assists on film sets whenever she can. Any and all other remaining time is spent working on new projects, sleeping, or watching reality TV with her roommates. She aims to create bright, otherworldly images featuring the people she loves and admires.
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.
Sophie is an Australian/Korean photographer, mixed-media artist, and actor based in New York. She aims to provide a tangible experience to the viewer and draws inspiration from personal thoughts and diary entries. Sophie graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and currently freelances with brands, record labels, and editorial publications.
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.
Valeria is a 19-year-old Bolivian art school student based in Virginia. She is currently studying Photography and a minor in Creative Advertising. Her work is comprised of film and digital photography and other alternative processes in the darkroom. Themes in her work range from intimacy, to identity, to nostalgia, to childhood, to love. She is a Taurus and has an identical twin sister. In her free time, she likes to thrift, go on Twitter, make graphics on Photoshop, listen to music, and take naps.
Jimin Ou is a photographer based in New York City. She moved to America from South Korea many years ago. She believes people are the most important, interesting, and beautiful subjects to photograph. She works with both film and digital but prefers to work with film. Her goal is to shine light on the underrepresented and the misrepresented. Through her work, she’d like to connect communities and bring forward breathtaking people of the world.
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.
Lea Ellmann Pesch
As a 19-year-old student studying the Foundation Course at Central Saint Martens in London, Lea creates art in a wide range of fields, but her strongest passion lies in film photography. She loves to explore different topics, from truthful situations to alternative realities—all in order to make the human mind conscious of its surroundings. Being a creative designer herself, she often incorporates her own crafted body sculptures and clothing items into her work. Most of her inspiration comes from conversations about our social environment and the music of the ’80s and ’90s.
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.
Savanna Ruedy is a Brooklyn-based photographer. She moved to Brooklyn after attending Minneapolis College of Art and Design for a BFA in photography. She focuses on editorial, still life, and fashion. An important aim of her work is photographing fashion with all types of people. Some inspiration for Savanna’s work lies in her interest in cinema classics and the many facets of pop culture.
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.
Juliet Wolf is an LA-born and based editorial and documentary/narrative photographer and is always accompanied by her service dog Storm. After battling multiple chronic illnesses for close to three years, she’s re-entered photography with a newfound appreciation for light, energy, and color in her portraits.
Ashley Zhang is a 19-year-old photographer based in New York City. Her work is primarily lens-based but she also explores other artistic mediums. Focusing on exploiting color, fashion, and humanistic expression, she aims to explore the realm between reality and fantasy of that which we can access. She spends her time developing various artistic skills that she never seems to fully succeed at.