Gavin Aleshire is a 19-year-old photographer studying biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a San Diego native and draws inspiration from the surf culture he grew up in. His work mainly consists of concert photography and portraiture, but he’s recently begun documenting weekend adventures with friends. When Gavin isn't studying, you can probably find him in an art gallery or somewhere in a nearby forest. You can find Gavin on Instagram. 

Sonya Alfano is a photographer from New Jersey. She has been shooting as an artistic break from her studies in pre-pharmacy; she specializes in portrait and concert work. Sonya is a die-hard Streetlight Manifesto fan (she has seen them 20+ times), and her favorite TV character is Babou from Archer. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter, and check out her work on her website.

Zophia Dadlez is a Minnesotan photographer currently studying music education at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. When she’s not out with her camera, she’s writing music, drinking a lavender latte, or riding a bus. When she is out with her camera, she tries to take pictures that make you feel nostalgic for things you haven’t experienced. She loves indie rock and daydreaming about the future. You can find more of Zophia’s work on her Instagram and website.

Erin Davis is an 18-year-old writer, photographer, and multimedia journalist. Her visual work explores the intersections of identity, culture, and art, and ties these concepts to youth culture and activism. She lives at festivals, art shows, and concerts, and is always creating something. She also enjoys playing the cello and cheesy B-horror movies. Check out her work at or @erindmedia.

Rina Dokai is a Bangkok-based photographer currently studying in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She spends her free time sneaking onto rooftops with her close friend and capturing the city from above. She shoots fashion and cinematic photos. Rina also enjoys making short, aesthetically pleasing videos, which can be found on her YouTube channel. Keep up with Rina on Instagram.

Jasmine Flora is an eighteen-year-old portrait photographer currently studying at the University of British Columbia. Her work is defined by its dynamic use of color and pattern and its inspiration from fashion photography. With analogous and complimentary color schemes, her pieces draw attention to details and bring out her subjects’ style and personality. To keep up with her work, you can follow her Instagram here.

Tasialinne Glover is an up-and-coming 20-year-old photographer with a passion for urban concepts, streetwear, graphic design, and fashion. Tasia has a lot of heart when it comes to the arts. Art knows no bounds, and it's something she feels bound to explore. Finding beauty in the little things is something, but the ability to share it is another!

Syahirah Harun is a Malaysian photographer who calls Saudi Arabia and London her “second homes.” Syahirah dreams of traveling the world and opening her mind to new experiences and cultures. She loves avocados, face masks, doing people’s makeup (as well as her own), and photoshoot sessions with her friends. She has also seen the movies Me Before You and Love, Rosie at least five times. You can keep up with her here.

Anova Hou is a teenage photographer and artist from the West Coast of Canada. She mostly resides behind a camera and can be found writing films and poems, reading her plentiful books, and exploring the world. She and her photography work can be found on her Instagram and website.

Carly Rene Hough is an 18-year-old photographer and filmmaker native to Colorado. She loves old-school horror movies and Death Cab for Cutie, and is attending Ithaca College in New York as a Film, Photo, and Visual Arts major. When she's not out with her camera, you can find her watching Master of None, playing with her black lab, Lena, or blasting ’80's music in her car. You can find Carly on InstagramTwitter, and Youtube.

Tillman James is a 22-year-old artist studying in Savannah, Georgia. Tillman uses photography to tell stories and connect with people, as she wants to use images to shed light on the moments in life that are very easily overlooked. It’s also one of her favorite ways to live inside her own head. 

Megane Mercury is a black and queer audiovisual artist based in Madrid, Spain whose art is mainly focused on LGBTQ+ and racial issues. Asides from creating videos and photos, they also model and enjoy graphic design.

Danielle Milanez is a 21-year-old photography student based in Brazil. She began studying art in 2018, inspired by vintage culture and the ’90s aesthetic. An appreciator of feminine beauty, she likes to empower anonymous millennial girls in the hopes that they’ll become powerful women full of glamour.>

Blair Moore is a 19-year-old photographer from Minneapolis. She is inspired by the dreamy façade of a glamorous lifestyle and old memories. She strives to inspire and relate to others through her art. Besides photography, Blair loves to paint and listen to her vinyl records. You can keep up with Blair on her website, Instagram, and Twitter.

Kaia Naadira is a filmmaker, photographer, and Howard  University student originally from the historic city of Selma, Alabama. Kaia’s work is inspired by and almost exclusively centers on stories from the black, queer community, often with an experimental twist. Their work has been screened at the BlackStar Film festival, the Black Trans Media film festival and Revolve Film Festival. Their photography can also be seen internationally in magazines like Les Inrock and Glamour. They currently reside in Washington, D.C. and are looking forward to the next adventure. 

Somiah Nettles, also known as Miah, is a teen photographer from Oakland, California who seeks adventure. Somiah loves speaking French, and she loves all kinds of music. She wants to attend UCLA, where she will continue her photography studies. Somiah is also a big Finn Wolfhard/Stranger Things fan. She enjoys meeting other youth creators and spreading positivity.
You can keep up with her on Instagram 

Veronika Max Niko is a photographer and casting director based in New York City. She began working in fashion when she was 15, doing freelance work for local clothing and jewelry brands. The main focus of her work is NYC and its kids. Her work is portraiture-based, and her goal is to measure the human experience in anything but time. 

Valeria Rios is an 18 year-old Latina photographer and creator in Florida. She grew up in Colombia and is greatly influenced by the culture there. Browse through @val.ok's Instagram and you'll see her style: framed by vibrant borders, beautiful portraits of people of all skin tones remain in their own world. Her experience as a Latina in America greatly influences her creativity.  She is currently teamed up with Target, creating content for @targettag, and has been featured in Teen Vogue and Galore Magazine

Lynn Seah is a twenty-year-old creative. She grew up in Singapore and studied in England before attending film school in Syracuse, NY. She loves writing and working in independent film, and is currently beginning her journey into the world of film photography by experimenting with medium format and black and white. She also loves traveling, daydreaming, reading, and a healthy dose of sarcasm. You can follow her on Instagram to see more of her work.

Sophie Sebastiani is a young person living in the Southern United States who loves creating beautiful things. Photography, design, and writing are just some of the subjects she loves learning about and practicing. Sophie loves her friends, crafting a cool Instagram aesthetic, Korean fashion, puppies, and worrying about life (just kidding). You can find her work on her website and her Instagram.

Marina Shapiro is a photographer from southern Arizona. Alongside film and digital photography she plays a few instruments and is working towards a veterinary degree. She loves exploring the outdoors, skateboarding, national parks, almond milk, and Led Zeppelin. 

Kayla Smith is a film photographer based in New Jersey. She has a BFA in Studio Art from Drew University. She adores instant photography and shoots almost exclusively on her grandmother’s old Polaroid Spectra camera. When she isn’t taking photographs, Kayla plays soccer, takes her dog on hikes, and looks for new music. You can keep up with her by visiting her website or following her Instagram.

Taylor Sweeten is an eighteen-year-old high school senior living in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. She has dreamed of working in the photography field for as long as she can remember. Besides photography, she enjoys thrift shopping and listening to David Bowie an unhealthy amount. She enjoys curling up on the couch with her two favorite fur babies and watching a good movie. You can keep up with Taylor on Instagram and Twitter  

Kristin J. Thompson is a visual and literary artist who currently resides in the Midwest. As a film photographer, she primarily works with 35mm and Polaroid, and teaches home film development to new artists. When she is not writing or taking photos, you can find her reading a book in the forest or drinking wine in the mountains. 

Patrick Thompson is a teenager and a mess from Long Beach. He is an aspiring photographer, creative, and activist. He usually spends time reading articles and watching anime. Patrick desperately wants to travel and experince as much as he can. He wants to learn from other people and share their voices in addition to his own. You can follow Patrick on his exciting journey as he attempts to become less of a mess here

Jay Trinh is a creative portrait and lifestyle photographer based in southern California. At first, photography was just a fun hobby, which quickly then turned into a passion. Three years ago, Jay purchased his dream camera and taught himself how to use it. Today, he is more passionate about his work and storytelling than ever, as he is studying arts and photography. You can find more of Jay’s work through his Instagram or his website.

Paola Trusendi is a Swiss-Colombian photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her art is described as feminist, experimental, loud, and vibrant. She enjoys horror movies, rainy nights, and listening to The Misfits on repeat. You can find Paola's work on her website and Instagram.

Soani Velez is a nineteen-year-old photographer who hopes to make an impact on the world through photography. You can keep up with Soani on Instagram and Tumblr.