Top 6: Young and talented photographers.

by Clarence D. Staley

All about photo features the work of extremely talented emerging photographers. In this top 10 you can find the work of young photographers under the age of 30 that will most likely become famous in the years to come.

1 – Mike Brodie: The Polaroid Kid (1985)

In 2003 Brodie left home at the age of 18 to travel the rails across America. Since then his photographs have been featured in many exhibitions. His project “A period of juvenile prosperity” has been published. He is represented by M+B in Los Angeles and Yossi Milo Gallery in New York.

2 – Maia Flore (1988)

Her series Sleep Elevation (2010) helped her gain international recognition. Her work featured at the Rencontres d’Arles Festival in France. She is now a member of Agence VU alongside famous contemporary photographers.

3 – Oleg Dou (1983)

Discovered in 2006, Russian photographer Oleg Dou is represented today by galleries in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Russia and United States (Deborah Colton Gallery). His work has been published in many international magazines. He is one of the most promising artist of his generation.

4 – Brooke Shaden (1987)

After graduating from Temple University with bachelor degrees in film and English, Brooke Shaden began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist. She has a blog where she shares her passion for photography. She runs many workshops worldwide.

5 – Dean West (1983)

Dean West “one of the world’s best emerging photographers” (after Capture Magazine), has a highly conceptual and thought-provoking style of contemporary portraiture. His body of work has been featured in top photography magazines, art galleries, and received numerous international awards. The incredible project “In pieces” has been constructed by combining West’s modern photography techniques and Sawaya’s unique sculptures made out of LEGO®. Dean West is represented by Cake Factory.

6 – Sayaka Maruyama (1983)

Maruyama was born in Japan and graduated from the Art University of Japan in 2005, when she began her renowned Neon O’Clock Works project. Her first monograph, entitled Krageneidechse, was published in 2007, the year she moved to London. Maruyama has exhibited widely in London and Tokyo, and her images have been published in periodicals including the British Journal of Photography, Silvershotz magazine, the Financial Times Magazine and Eyemazing.

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