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Best Rising Photographers of May 2023

Posted on June 04, 2023 - By Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
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Each month, we continue to discover incredible work from photographers that live and travel all around the world. Here is a collection of stunning photos taken by rising stars in photography for the month of May 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.
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Vincent Soyez
Vincent Soyez
Vincent Soyez
Vincent Soyez
France
I got into photography after experiencing the magic of the dark room. In my case, my grandpa was the one who tricked me into it. He used to always carry an empty slide mount inside his wallet. And if he did not have a camera with him, he’d level the slide mount to his eye, and frame the world that way. That memory has stayed with me. I do not use an empty slide mount. The apparatus is now small enough to be with me most of the time. In 1996 I moved from Paris to Brooklyn to work as a commercial photographer, specializing in the music industry, sports and men fashion. Currently, I am focusing on personal work in New York and South East Asia.
Rodrigo Paredes
Rodrigo Paredes
Rodrigo Paredes
Rodrigo Paredes
Argentina
The photography of Rodrigo Paredes captures for eternity the ephemeral. His own struggles with loneliness, distrust, abandonment, and the passage of time commiserate with the subjects of his images. They reflect feelings of abandonment, desolation, neglect, and pain suspended in a singular frame. Born in Avellaneda, a province of Buenos Aires, Paredes always remembered having a camera. His interest in photography developed into inspiration when the digital age arrived, as he immersed himself in the study of the photograph, where he developed an understanding of technique and style. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, and was awarded a 2nd place prize at “Arte x Arte”.
Margo MacArthur
Margo MacArthur
Margo MacArthur
Margo MacArthur
United States
Margo MacArthur is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer. Her street photography practice has been influenced by a search for identity and discovery arising from various life transitions. She is drawn to themes of introspection, detachment, alienation, and quirk. Order is conferred via light, shadow, lines, color and shapes thus lending structure to the unsettling and often melancholic feelings that arise from these themes.
Łukasz Korulczyk
Łukasz Korulczyk
Łukasz Korulczyk
Łukasz Korulczyk
Poland
My name is Łukasz Korulczyk, I'm 39 years old, and I live in Pruszków a city close to Warsaw in Poland. I work as a product designer, creating digital products. In addition, I'm proud to be the human father of two amazing creatures, a dog named Felek and a cat named Ósemka (eng. eight). The genre of photography that is closest to me is definitely street and documentary photography - I feel best there and do it most often. But that doesn't mean I don't touch other genres; I occasionally take landscape and portrait photos. My photos have won competitions organized by LensCulture - Critics' Choice, Bialystok InterPhoto - Street Art Photo and my photos have been honorable mentioned in competitions organized by IPA and Paris International Street Photo Award. In 2022, I started my studies at the Association of Polish Art Photographers."
Jon Wollenhaupt
Jon Wollenhaupt
Jon Wollenhaupt
Jon Wollenhaupt
United States
For more than 20 years I have been dedicated to photography and fine art printmaking. During this span of time, I have I provided photography services to corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and news and media outlets. My street photography has been exhibited nationally in the United States and published internationally. I have a degree in Fine Art from Grossmont College and further studies in Studio Arts at San Francisco State University. Other current work includes a series called Awakening, which is a series of photomontage works that involve the overlaying of disparate images that reflect the workings of the unconscious mind and amorphous embedded memories. I also experiment extensively with alternative printing processes such as platinum pallidum and cyanotype.
Henk Kosche
Henk Kosche
Henk Kosche
Henk Kosche
Germany
Since my studies at the art school, photography has been an essential tool for me to investigate something more closely or to create something that does not yet exist. In a particularly well-done picture, these two functions merge, showing a piece of newly acquired knowledge in an aesthetic format. The beauty of an image composition is always involved in the lasting effect of the story told on us via the image. Today I ask myself; how image perception can be "slowed down" again, how the habit of seeing can be adapted to the speed of man again. Without a proper amount of time for a closer look and the necessary attention, a photo loses its real strength; the durability over time.
Elmira Sturki
Elmira Sturki
Elmira Sturki
Elmira Sturki
Ukraine
My name is Elmira Sturki, I was born in 1991, a difficult year for Ukraine, in Donetsk. From the age of 15 I dreamed of becoming a photographer, my priorities were constantly changing. I wanted to shoot wildlife, become a photojournalist and even a war photojournalist. In 2014, the war came into our lives and I had to move to Kyiv, where photography faded into the background. By that time, I had chosen a family and stability. Therefore, the idea of ​​becoming a military photojournalist remained a dream. Who knew it would become so relevant. Today, living in military Kyiv, having a small child, I try to help civilians, covering what is happening from the inside. Memories of a past calm life do not let me give up, and faith in a bright future pushes me to take action and broadcast the beautiful.
Dominik Schulze
Dominik Schulze
Dominik Schulze
Dominik Schulze
Germany
Dominik Schulze is a 29 year old enthusiastic amateur photographer from Dresden, Germany. He has been shooting street photography for about seven years, but prefers to call it capturing unposed moments in our daily urban environment. Besides strong light/shadow situations, the integration of people into architecture, he also likes to experiment with abstract perspectives on everyday things. To get new impressions of street life, he likes to travel and combine this with his photography. Photographers such as Thomas Leuthard, Alex Webb, Siegfried Hansen and Josef Koudelka have particularly influenced his style. Currently, a Pixel 4a is his main camera.
Carl Young
Carl Young
Carl Young
Carl Young
United States
Carl Young is a Fine Art and Street photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has a BFA from Temple University and has studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City, and at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. He is currently a member of the Street LA Photo Collective. After a career in New York City creating ad campaigns and directing photo shoots for Fortune 500 companies, he now devotes as much time as possible to exploring and documenting the people and culture of Los Angeles. Carl's work has been included in many juried exhibitions and gallery shows, his work has been published in various photography magazines. Carl counts Gary Winogrand, René Burri, and Martin Parr as some of his strongest Street photography influences.
Daniel Dorko
Daniel Dorko
Daniel Dorko
Daniel Dorko
Hungary
I'm a freelance photographer with 15 years of international experience. My images have been published in various mags, books, photo albums and art fairs and I work as a photographer, photojournalist and videographer. I hold a degree in photojournalism and I am also an art historian. I speak 4 languages: English, French, Russian and Hungarian. I live in Paris.
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