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Best Rising Photographers of January 2024

Posted on January 04, 2024 - 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 January 2024 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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Jaejoon Ha
Jaejoon Ha
Jaejoon Ha
Jaejoon Ha
South Korea
My name is JAEJOON HA. I'm from South Korean and working based in New York City. I’ve been worked about street photography while understanding many place in the world. I got inspired by many people in the city. I’m not afraid of trying to experience and challenge for chasing my dream. I love to keep creating my artworks.
Benoit Segalen
Benoit Segalen
Benoit Segalen
Benoit Segalen
France
As a French amateur photographer, I've had a camera since I was 8 years old. However, it was only in 2011, when my work involved frequent travel, that I began capturing moments from around the world, especially in the streets. I am self-taught, learning through books and studying the works of renowned photographers. My passion lies in immortalizing human behaviors in their environments. I am always on the lookout for the decisive moment, patiently waiting to capture the photo that will endure.
Luca Regoli
Luca Regoli
Luca Regoli
Luca Regoli
Italy
I am Luca Regoli , i was born in 1972 and i live in Mordano a small village in Italy My passion for photography started five years ago when I decided to stop smoking. I thought of replacing the urge to smoke with the snap of the camera. I bought my first reflex and I started studying as a self-taught photography. I am very picky about the composition, much less about the perfection of the technique, I have not a top camera and I don't use much post-production I love to take photos with fixed lens 35mm or 50mm.
Gerhard Wagner
Gerhard Wagner
Gerhard Wagner
Gerhard Wagner
Austria
The reason why I take street-pictures is to catch and perpetuate short moments in life. I love Street photography and have been photographing on the street with passion since 2015... Although I probably already did street photography unconsciously in 1998, partly in my subconscious, when I look at some photos from the archive today... In my opinion, honest authentic photography does not have anything to do with image processing application or image montage. I shot only candid and unposted scenes. I took my first pictures with a Polaroid camera when I was 11 years old...I try to get better every day...Here you’ll get an impression about street photography, the way I see it. Let us retain and admire (urban) moments together
Holger Goehler
Holger Goehler
Holger Goehler
Holger Goehler
Germany
Holger Goehler is a German photographer who was born in Freiberg and is currently living in Dresden. After completing an apprenticeship as a metallurgist, he studied mechanical engineering, but discovered his passion for photography early on. At the age of seven, he bought his first simple camera from his savings and started taking pictures. At that time he developed his first photos together with his father, in the kitchen that had been converted into a darkroom. In his youth he met the Freiberg mining and local history photographer Gunther Galinsky. His trained photographic eye had a decisive influence on him. In the 1980s and 1990s, the focus of his work was on travel, everyday and street photography, which still accompany him today. For some time now, he has devoted himself to still life photography. In the process, he recognized his special potential in dealing with light and shadow. Here he works on his long-term projects "Homelights", "Office life" and "Bathroom stories" – preferably in black and white. He presented parts of this work in a portfolio at the "Photokina 2018" in Cologne. In his photographic work, Goehler focuses on compositions of objects that he puts together. He plays with cast shadows and reflections, experimenting with how shapes can manipulate light.
Chenglong Zhang
Chenglong Zhang
Chenglong Zhang
Chenglong Zhang
China
My name is Zhang Chenglong, a filmmaker and photographer. I was born in 1987 in Liaoyang, a small city in northeast China, where I have lived for 16 years. When I was in high school, I studied in an art high school and majored in drama performance for three years, which was my first contact with art and drama. As a dramatic actor, I performed Shakespeare's plays and learned Stanislavski's and Brecht's theories. Many of these were beyond my comprehension at that time, but the experience of stage practice had a profound impact on my later study and creation. I graduated from the Communication University of China, majoring in cinematography and film directing. These learning experiences have shaped my approach to photography. In my photographs, I focus more on the people themselves, about our emotions, conditions, and mysteries. I believe these are the eternal themes of photography, the silent images that can change us and the world. My current career is in film production and photography, living and working in Beijing. This year, I started submitting my work to international photo competitions. At present, I have been selected to participate in the Street Photography Masters Exhibition at the Glasgow Photo Gallery in the UK, and won the AAP Special Excellence Award for street photography in the United States. I will continue my street photography projects and try more types of photography creation.
Tommi Viitala
Tommi Viitala
Tommi Viitala
Tommi Viitala
Finland
Helsinki based Tommi Viitala has started active street photography over four years ago. However, the camera is not a new device for him because he has been filming more and less actively throughout his life, starting with film cameras from the 90s. Since the camera is almost always with Tommi, he also goes around the world filming streets, most recently in Budapest, Hungary. Tommi's photos has been published also various street photography publications and exhibitions.
Kinga Owczennikow
Kinga Owczennikow
Kinga Owczennikow
Kinga Owczennikow
Poland
A native of Poland, Kinga Owczennikow is an art photographer who considers her practice as a collaboration with the world. Kinga spent most of her adult life in metropolises like Hong Kong, London, Ho Chi Minh City or lesser known places such as Tirana or Paro, in the Himalayas. Having the outsider/insider point of view has been especially valuable to her photographic practice throughout the years. This constant geographical movement permitted her to retain the innocence of curious and attentive eyesight, at the same time gradually building an extensive experience of the wider world. Kinga is currently based in the Bay Area, in California. Kinga first studied photographic theory and practice at the Warsaw School of Photography. She holds a BA (Hons) in Photography from the University for the Creative Arts in the UK. Kinga is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, a member of the Center of Photographic Art and the Griffin Museum of Photography. She is also a part of RPS’s Women in Photography group. Kinga had a solo exhibition “The secret paths of Hong Kong” at the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw, in 2011. She was a finalist of the Mediterranean Spirit at the PhotoMed Awards, 2016, and a finalist in the Association of Photographers Student Awards 2019, in the category Places (single photo) and the AOP Student Awards 2020 in the category Things (series). Her photographic work has been exhibited in group shows in the UK, Hungary, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Greece and the United States. 30 of her photographs, including the cover image were featured in Tom LeClair’s novel “Passing Again”, published by I-BeaM Books (2022). Most recently, two of her photographs were selected as part of the 2023 International Juried Exhibition held at the historic CPA in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Joaquín Pastor Genzor
Joaquín Pastor Genzor
Joaquín Pastor Genzor
Joaquín Pastor Genzor
Spain
Joaquín Pastor Genzor is a young emerging Spanish street photographer who started photographing the streets of Zaragoza, his hometown, at the end of 2019. Although he studied a degree in photography and lighting, he has always been self-taught. He also studied graphic design and integrated the basic principles of audiovisual communication and colour theory. He discovered his passion for the aesthetics of image and the sense of beauty by participating in the shooting of several short films. Joaquín explores his city with his camera and cultivates his taste for careful compositions using the natural lighting to create an authentic ocean of emotions where stillness and reflection are the author’s signature. His work is the result of the exigency and patience when it comes to working the scene and waiting for the desired subject at the right moment. As a result, he is able to convey so much with very little. He has always liked to communicate and offer the world an alternative vision of the way human beings live, relate and think. His photographs are a clear reflection of the above. He has founded Sublime Street, a street photography hub that shares the best street photographs from around the world. It was created to inspire others and give visibility to new talents.
Ivan Ferrer
Ivan Ferrer
Ivan Ferrer
Ivan Ferrer
Israel
Ivan Ferrer took up photography thirteen years ago as a part-time hobby, but it quickly evolved into an all-encompassing way of life. Ivan’s primary wellspring of inspiration is deeply grounded in the global diversity of cultures, encompassing the people, the defining street scenes, as well as their customs, beliefs, and ceremonies. Eager and motivated to showcase what he could, Ivan has travelled to more than 50 countries, determined to share these unique cultures with his viewers. Throughout his photographic career, Ivan has earned numerous prestigious international awards, a testament to his dedication and talent.
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