Arty Friday 2021: 10 Young Photographers You Need to Meet

Images by our young artists for Arty Friday
Our Arty Friday selection of young photographers

As part of our Arty Friday celebrations in collaboration with MTArt and Marine Tanguy, we’re featuring 10 of our favorite works from emerging young artists each day this Black Friday. Now it’s the turn of the young photographers… If you like what you see, be sure to use the code ARTYFRIDAY21 at the checkout through Monday, November 29th, 2021 to get 5% off your favorite piece! 

Discover works from some of our favorite young photographers, who we have selected for their innovation and expertise in their field. Enjoy discovering our top 10 picks…

1. Charlotte Abramow

Charlotte Abramow, Find Your Clitoris II, 2017, young photographers
Charlotte Abramow, Find Your Clitoris II, 2017, available on Artsper

Let’s start with Charlotte Abramow, a contemporary feminist artist who expresses her opinions through her art in inventive and exciting ways. Her work is stunning, but it makes you think about the realities and identities of womanhood at the same time!

2. Delphine Diallo

Delphine Diallo, Genese, 2019, young photographers
Delphine Diallo, Genese, 2019, available on Artsper

Mesmerising, isn’t it? Delphine Diallo believes in the power of images and their ability to bring people together, bringing an intense beauty to her works. 

3. Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, You are one in a melon 1 , 2020, available on Artsper
Derrick Ofosu Boateng, You are one in a melon 1 , 2020, available on Artsper

Designed to evoke “feel good” emotions, Derrick Ofosu Boateng’s works are saturated with color and joy. Each of his photographs tells a story – a positive one, of course!

4. Maud Chalard

Maud Chalard, Lost & Found, 2019, available on Artsper
Maud Chalard, Lost & Found, 2019, available on Artsper

This French photographer likes to shoot images of tenderness between couples. Maud Chalard perfectly captures romanticism and a sense of poetry in her works. 

5. Ka Xiaoxi

Ka Xiaoxi, Untitled, 2011, available on Artsper
Ka Xiaoxi, Untitled, 2011, available on Artsper

Authentic Chinese youth, street culture and fashion is what Ka Xiaoxi wants to preserve in his snapshots. They are authentic, raw and capture meaningful moments in their subjects’ lives.

6. Mahtab Hussain

Mahtab Hussain, Door detail from my mother's home, 2016, available on Artsper
Mahtab Hussain, Door detail from my mother’s home, 2016, available on Artsper

You may recognize some of Mahtab Hussain’s photos, as they became iconic representations of our gratitude towards emergency services during the pandemic. It’s easy to see why! 

7. Claire Luxton

Claire Luxton, A Little Blue, 2021
Claire Luxton, A Little Blue, 2021, available on Artsper

This artist is both the creator and model in her artworks, which comment on the relationship between humans and nature. Claire Luxton‘s work is compelling, isn’t it? 

8. Walter and Zoniel

Walter and Zoniel, Toki-3-Em/n (The Knot of Future), 2014
Walter and Zoniel, Toki-3-Em/n (The Knot of Future), 2014, available on Artsper

This duo of young photographers captures moments in a way which makes us feel like we’re almost there, part of the scene ourselves. Walter and Zoniel’s works are socially engaging in a number of ways…

9. Àsìkò

Àsìkò, Stolen Identities, 2020
Àsìkò, Stolen Identities, 2020, available on Artsper

The intersection between African cultures and womanhood is Àsìkò’s focus as a young photographer. The results are something to behold!

10. Julie Lagier

young photographer Julie Lagier, Collants, 2019, available on Artsper
Julie Lagier, Collants, 2019, available on Artsper

They’re intoxicatingly disorientating – Julie Lagier’s artworks are surrealist and dreamlike, how do you feel about them? This artist is actually inspired by, and tries to recreate her own dreams. 

Enjoy Arty Friday, and perhaps introduce a new photographic artwork in your home while you’re at it! Remember, there are another 10 artists to come tomorrow in the continuation of our collaboration with MTArt – find the rest of the collection here

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