In a world dominated by fast-paced social media, where digital images vie for our attention, 10 young photographers are breaking through the noise while honoring the art form and staying original. From photojournalism to fashion to celebrity portraiture, this international group of millennial image-makers offers an eye-popping look at the way photography is created, shared and consumed in today’s frenetic culture.
EMERGING showcases some of the most talented young photographers from around the world, an elite group that represents vision, creativity and versatility. The film features: Olivia Bee, discovered by Converse at the age of 14; Pari Dukovic, born in Instanbul and the youngest ever staff photographer at The New Yorker and Marcus Smith, succeeding as a ‘start-up’ from Chicago’s South Side. Also featured: Corey Arnold, part-time commercial fisherman turned extreme nature photographer; Peter DiCampo, founder of the photoblog, EverydayAfrica; JUCO, a commercial photography duo shooting for brands including Nike, HP and Target; Dina Litovsky, a New Yorker of Ukrainian heritage focusing on social documentary; Russian-born documentary photographer Diana Markosian; Dutch photographer and multi-media journalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien; and American photojournalist Katie Orlinksy, who has documented Mexico’s drug wars.
Produced and Directed by Steven Kochones. Commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography.