All about photo.com: photo contests, photography exhibitions, galleries, photographers, books, schools and venues.

Best Rising Photographers of March 2023

Posted on March 28, 2023 - By Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
Share
We keep finding amazing photography from photographers who work and travel all over the world. Here is a collection of stunning photos taken by rising stars in photography for the month of March 2023 that you may use as inspiration. We hope you enjoy this compilation,. Thank you for allowing us to discover so many incredible images each month through our different call for entries or spontaneous portfolio submissions.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Wayne Swanson
Wayne Swanson
Wayne Swanson
Wayne Swanson
United States
Wayne Swanson is a fine art photographer living in San Diego. Born and raised in Chicago, he still clings to his Midwestern sensibility. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. His career has included writing and photography for newspapers, magazines, book publishers, and corporate clients. He is a member of the Snow Creek Collaborative, a critique group of award-winning Southern California fine art photographers. His fine art photography has been included in juried exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Boston, Houston, Fort Collins, and more. He has been featured in publications including Shots Magazine, The Hand Magazine, Lenscratch, Rfotofolio, Aint-Bad, and Float. As a writer, he is a contributing editor for PhotoBook Journal.
Radana Kuchařová
Radana Kuchařová
Radana Kuchařová
Radana Kuchařová
Czech Republic
Radana Kuchařová was born in Czechoslovakia and experienced life behind the "Iron Curtain". She graduated at Czech technical university and then worked as a designer. When the borders were opened after the “Velvet Revolution”, with great joy, like many Czechs, she began to explore previously inaccessible regions. When traveling, she always carried a camera and recorded foreign countries. In addition to buildings and architecture, she became interested in people, their life and customs. The human story is what can interest me the most! She also tries to create creative photography.
Barbara Hazen
Barbara Hazen
Barbara Hazen
Barbara Hazen
United States
Barbara Hazen’s work explores the internal self and the intersection of memory and the family scrapbook, with an emphasis on cyanotype and platinum palladium processes. Her most recent work uses flowers as a metaphor to observe beauty in the beginning and ending of life. She received a BS from UCSB and later attended the California Culinary Academy. After a career as pastry chef, Hazen returned to her photographic practice. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibited in both group and solo exhibits including Center for Photographic Art, ASmith Gallery, HLiiC Gallery, The Plaxall Gallery, CordenPotts Gallery, The Image Flow, SoHo Photo Gallery, Sorensen Gallery, LightBox Gallery, and Focus Gallery.
Claudia Tombini
Claudia Tombini
Claudia Tombini
Claudia Tombini
Italy
Born in Rome in 1968, after an initial artistic training, Claudia Tombini studied Architecture at La Sapienza University. After graduating, she followed a PhD in Architecture - Theories and Design at the DIAR department of the same University. Professionally active in her hometown since 2006, she carries out her work independently after a three-year collective experience with studio A4, winner of several mentions and awards. Specialized in architectural design, she has always combined research and design. Her latest work is the restoration of the Troisi Cinema in Trastevere. In 2016 she began her own photographic research, collaborating in some of Officine Fotografiche's activities. In 2019/20 she participates in "Human" curatorial workshop with Luigi Cecconi and Francesco Rombaldi, from Yogurt Magazine, during which she elaborates her own project Move To LineTo.
Jacqueline Walters
Jacqueline Walters
Jacqueline Walters
Jacqueline Walters
United Kingdom/United States
Born in Cambridge, England, Jacqueline Walters is a fine art photographer based in San Francisco. She received a master’s degree from San Francisco State University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Both are in English Literature. It was through literature that she discovered photography. In her artistic practice, she explores the themes of transformation of place, layering of time and space, and memory. Since 2009 her work has been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area at Corden|Potts Gallery, Gray Loft Gallery, Rayko Photo Center, Santa Clara University, and The Center for Photographic Arts; in Oregon at LightBox Photographic Gallery; in New York at the SOHO Photo Gallery; in Massachusetts at the Griffin Museum of Photography; as well as many other galleries in the United States, and internationally at the Complesso Monumentale del San Giovanni, Catanzaro, Italy, and The 11th Shanghai International Photographic Festival: Invitation Exhibition, Shanghai, China. Her work has been published in LENSCRATCH, SHOTS, and AAP Magazine. Walters’ work is part of private collections nationally and internationally. She was a 2020 Griffin Museum of Photography solo exhibition awardee.
Jaroslav Mares
Jaroslav Mares
Jaroslav Mares
Jaroslav Mares
Czech Republic
Jaroslav Mares, graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, lives and works as a designer in Polička, a small town in the Czech Republic. Photography has been his hobby since childhood, he has been intensively creating fine art photography for the last ten years. His work is based on the idea that photographic art should focus on finding extraordinary things in ordinary places. His photographs are mostly a spontaneous reaction to visually interesting scenes and situations that life brings. He realized several author exhibitions and photography projects, and participated in many others. His photos have been awarded many times and published in photography magazines.
MG Vander Elst
MG Vander Elst
MG Vander Elst
MG Vander Elst
Belgium/United States
Raised In Antwerp, Belgium, MG Vander Elst is a Fine Art Photographer and holds a Certificate of Photography from The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Ga. She worked as a photographer’s assistant in NYC and developed her Portraiture work which later expanded to include, still life, abstract and landscape work. Art was all around her growing up in Antwerp, where she regularly visited the Ruben’s house, studied the Dutch Masters, and shared her parents love for Modern Art. The light, gesture and intimacy of the Dutch masters and the minimalism of modernists still influence her work. MG’s fine art photography approach is intuitive, stemming from an idea or an emotion. Whether photographing landscape, florals or abstracts she tries to make visible what is invisible, pursuing that intimate moment between inhale and exhale.
Ray Knox
Ray Knox
Ray Knox
Ray Knox
United Kingdom
I am a documentary photographer based in London. After studying Graphic Design at the University of Ulster, I moved to London to start my career as an Art Director. Working as a creative in various advertising agencies, I’ve been fortunate to have collaborated with, and learned from, some inspirational photographers. Encouraged by those photographers, I began making documentary projects and I now divide my time between photographing my personal projects and my advertising creative work.
Kelly-Ann Bobb
Kelly-Ann Bobb
Kelly-Ann Bobb
Kelly-Ann Bobb
Trinidadian
Kelly-Ann Bobb is an analog freelance photographer based in the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. She has always had a natural inclination toward creativity. After completing medical school, she fell in love with the unending complexities of film photography. She utilizes photography as a tool for unmasking, telling stories that would not otherwise be told. Revealing as much of herself as the subjects she photographs. Photography has evolved into one of her greatest forms of creative expression and activism and has fostered a profound interest in her Afro-diasporic identity, community, and the world. Her work seeks to reclaim divine bodily autonomy and agency for African diasporic peoples through the sacred perspective lens of Black bodies. Spirituality, sex, and race are the foci of my photographic portraits
Edita Bizova
Edita Bizova
Edita Bizova
Edita Bizova
Czech Republic
Born in Czech Republic in 1987 I discovered my love for photography when I got my first camera from my father when I was 15. Since then I loved shooting images and I did a very poor job. It took me years to master the craft and I am still learning with help of mentors and accomplished photographers. I studied economics in high school and political science at university, after working corporate jobs and having my first kid I decided that corporate is not my way of life and I pursued photography as a profession. I started as a portrait photographer, focused mainly on women and glamour (dress and flowers) and after a few years I wanted to find my own voice in photography and make a mark. I am still looking because there are so many topics that spark my interest! I am now a professional photographer and I have won several awards that I am very proud of. I am being published in beautiful magazines internationally and that is kind of surreal for me as my daily reality is being a mother to two amazing kids in a small village. I am preparing my first book right now and the focus of my photography changed a little bit from glamour to beauty and something more minimal. When I create, I focus on color combination and creating mood and emotion with use of colors. In some works it might be subtle, but I love to play with colors to evoke emotion.
Stay up-to-date  with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events.
Advertisement
AAP Magazine #40: Portrait
Win a Solo Exhibition in June
AAP Magazine #40: Portrait
Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #40 Portrait
Publish your work in AAP Magazine and win $1,000 Cash Prizes

Selected Books

Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #40 Portrait
Publish your work in AAP Magazine and win $1,000 Cash Prizes