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Best Rising Photographers of August 2023

Posted on August 07, 2023 - By Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
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Discover the extraordinary world of photography as we unveil a breathtaking collection of stunning photos captured by talented rising stars from around the globe. Get inspired by these awe-inspiring visuals, showcasing the immense creativity and skill of photographers living and traveling worldwide. Immerse yourself in this compilation of exceptional images, sourced through our diverse call for entries and spontaneous portfolio submissions. Join us in appreciating the beauty of each discovery, making every month a celebration of incredible artistry. Enjoy this inspiring showcase and be part of our journey in discovering remarkable images! This is our selection of photographers for the month of August 2023.
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Priyo Widdi
Priyo Widdi
Priyo Widdi
Priyo Widdi
Indonesia
Travel and street photography has always been my passion. I am especially interested in the subject of social life around me. I love to capture so many essential values in life through photography. I also have been working as a content creator about photography.
Raul Cacho Oses
Raul Cacho Oses
Raul Cacho Oses
Raul Cacho Oses
Spain
Raúl Cacho is a photographer born in Pamplona (Navarra, Spain). It was at the age of 22 when he began his practice of photography alongside his career as a project professional in the Renewable Energies. Raul's professional travels have allowed him to reside in various countries and continents, where he has had the opportunity to enrich and deepen his visual experiences. In 2021, after three years living in Tangier, his first photography book titled "Morocco: Lights, Souk, and Action" was published. Whether capturing an artisan, an intimate portrait or the vibrant energy of bustling traditions, Raul's photography is a testament to the power and beauty of the world around us. Through his images, he reminds us to appreciate the world we live in and to never stop exploring, learning, and growing.
Andrea Bettancini
Andrea Bettancini
Andrea Bettancini
Andrea Bettancini
Italy
I was born in a small seaside town in the northern Adriatic (Italy). A place crowded with tourists in the summer, deserted and abandoned in the foggy winters. In short, a place of contrasts. Contrast is what fascinates me the most in photography. All of my schooling was focused on creativity, starting with attending an art high school and then studying fashion design at the European Institute of Design in Milan. I worked as a designer for several clothing brands in Milan and collaborated with an architecture magazine under the Mondadori publishing group. Photography has always been a passion of mine, starting from the days spent in the darkroom. I prefer photojournalism, street photography, and in general, visual storytelling through the merging and contamination of images that develop a symbolic language rather than an analytical one. I am attracted to human interactions that generate unpredictable, complex, dramatic, or humorous situations. It often happens that people, even strangers, connect for a single moment, they are unaware, but a photograph can "freeze" that ephemeral moment, full of meaning. I was a finalist in the professional documentary section of the Sony Awards 2022, winner of the ND Awards 2022 for long exposure photography, a finalist in the Urban Photo Awards 2022 and 2023 (portfolio), a finalist in the Siena Awards 2022, a finalist in the World Water Day 2022 contest, a finalist in the Siena Awards 2023, and a finalist in the Leica Street Photography Contest 2023 and All About Photo Awards 2023. I have also won Best Author at major Italian FIAF competitions (Follonica, Truciolo d'oro, Cameri, Murlo, Brugine, etc.)
Amadeusz Swierk
Amadeusz Swierk
Amadeusz Swierk
Amadeusz Swierk
Poland
Amadeusz Świerk (born in 1995) is a documentary photographer based in Wrocław, Poland. Amadeusz strives to be an honest witness of the world. His work is often oriented on minorities – social, ethnic, religious and based on genuine experience of other human and his culture. Interested in ethnicity and natural way of living, he has done projects about Iranian nomads and informal subculture of people escaping society grown around wooden hut located in Polish mountains. Currently he is working on projects about a (in)famous district in the small town of Legnica, opioid addicts and personal, about his family.
Gianluca Mortarotti
Gianluca Mortarotti
Gianluca Mortarotti
Gianluca Mortarotti
Italy
My name is Gianluca Mortarotti, and I'm a self-taught photographer from Rome currently based in London, UK. My passion for photography started at a young age, thanks in part to my father's work as a wedding photographer. However, it wasn't until after my studies that I decided to take photography more seriously. I'm fascinated by the energy of cities and the candid moments that tell a story and I've always been drawn to the contrasts of urban life and the connections between people that can seem strange and unusual. Through my work, I try to explore these themes with a fresh and unexpected approach, creating a consistent and attractive aesthetic that is both narrative and metaphorical in its meaning. I believe that the world around us is full of hidden beauty that often goes unnoticed, and I like to create tension in my images by juxtaposing contrasting elements and highlighting the unusual connections between them, aiming to create a sense of intrigue and encourage the viewer to look closer and engage with the image on a deeper level. For me, photography is not just about documenting reality but using it as a means of expression to shed light on life beyond mere appearances.
Nicola Fioravanti
Nicola Fioravanti
Nicola Fioravanti
Nicola Fioravanti
Italy
Nicola Fioravanti started his photography at 23. He has been featured in internationally distinguished publications including Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, El País, Die Zeit, Die Welt, Vogue, PhotoVogue, Marie Claire, Grazia, Elle among others. His images have been used by Alibaba, Canon, City of London, Etihad, European Union, MasterClass, Mozilla Foundation, Oxford University, Pantone among others. His work has been exhibited internationally and has been awarded at Canon 'Come and See', Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris (PX3), International Photography Awards, Fine Art Photography Awards, Life Framer, ND Awards and Sony World Photography Awards among others. Nicola is based in Paris.
Luca Bernardini
Luca Bernardini
Luca Bernardini
Luca Bernardini
Italy
I am an amateur photographer born in Pesaro in 1990. I have always loved photography but, not sure why, I never thought of making it my own until about 3 years ago. I work as an engineer in a refrigeration company, here a colleague lent me my first equipment and incited me to try, giving me some tips. After a few days, During Covid's first pandemic lockdown, I bought my personal camera, a handful of books, and began to immerse myself in what is now my greatest passion. The goal is always to improve and to look for the right instant to get trough the lens, but the days spent walking around discovering and shooting are the greatest joy I could ever wish for. I am a very introverted person and thanks to this passion I am managing to get closer to the other people, I also hope, with time, to be able to tell more about myself and my thinking.
Vincenzo Barone
Vincenzo Barone
Vincenzo Barone
Vincenzo Barone
Italy
I was born in Italy and I lived there for a while then I ended up in France by chance. I was a musician, a writer and a philosopher. Currently I am a photographer. My photographic research finds its focal point in the street, among people, in the quite chaos of everyday life and the surprise of the daily routine. Anything ambiguous, hidden in the sunlight and in the shadows, can fascinate me. The human presence is essential in my photos, what cannot be seen and especially what is nebulously perceives represents the true essence of my research. Reinventing the signifier of everyday life, creating a new reading code, like in a dream where what seems is not. I shoot almost exclusively digitally, going from colour to black and white depending on the current project or, quite simply, depending on what I want to transmit. My photography is constantly evolving: a process that requires courage and chaotic discipline.
Ryan Bakerink
Ryan Bakerink
Ryan Bakerink
Ryan Bakerink
United States
Ryan Bakerink is a photographer in Chicago, IL focusing on social issues and counterculture lifestyle, specifically within the music industry, off the grid communities, travel, and portraiture. Ryan seeks to stretch his own personal and social boundaries by searching for authenticity in the world around him. Having grown up in a rural farming community in south west Iowa, the fuel for Ryan’s passion is to expand his horizons beyond what was imaginable in his youth. The ultimate goal of Ryan’s work has been to pull the curtain back and expose the general public to lifestyles, communities, and places that have been overlooked to help provide a greater understanding of human nature.
Joydeep Deb
Joydeep Deb
Joydeep Deb
Joydeep Deb
India
Marine Engineer by Profession Photographer by Passion. My work life takes me across the 5 continents, travelling mostly in the seas and sometimes in land. My exposure is thus spread across plural cultures, diverse architectures and plural languages of humanity. Often my in journeys I take to the streets to focus on the sights and sounds of the place and pause to frame them. Photography is my language, to access, to communicate, to identify and mostly to make it hear. The best part about being a photographer is that I am able to articulate the experience of the voiceless and bring their identities to the forefront which gives meaning and purpose to my own life.
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