Lissy Laricchia, 20 – Ontario, Canada
Photography has the power to fascinate, inspire and even change the way we see and understand the world around us. Monday, Flickr announced its first annual “20 Under 20,” a collection that celebrates twenty of the world’s most extraordinary young photographers on Flickr.
The 20 photographers were selected by a panel of influential Flickr photographers — Lou Noble, Cuba Gallery, and Rosie Hardy — and Vice President of Flickr, Bernardo Hernandez, based on creativity, technical talent and overall strength of their portfolio. The selected photos will be curated by Vogue photography director, Ivan Shaw, and showcased at Milk Studios in New York on Oct. 1.
Shaw also chose photographer Laurence Philomene to receive the 20 under 20 Curator’s Choice Award. He felt her photography offered a unique and fresh perspective and a window into a world we hadn’t seen before. As a part of the award, Shaw will mentor Philomene for a year.
Users can choose their favorite “20 under 20” photographers from the group and nominate their work, on Twitter, in three different categories: creativity, technical skills, and strength of overall portfolio. Those who rack up the most votes will win Audience Choice Awards.
Check out some of the photographs to add a little bit of magic to your day.
Alex Currie, 17 – Buffano, NY
Brian Oldham, 21 – Los Angeles, CA
Alex Benetel, 20 – Jacksonville, FL
Berta Vicente Salas, 20 – Barcelona, Spain
Chrissie White, 20 – Seattle, WA
David Uzochukwu, 17 – Innsbuck, Austria
Evan Atwood, 21 – Flagstaff, Arizona
Greg Ponthus, 21 – Lyon, France
Katharina Jung, 21 – Hermeskeil, Germany
Lauren Withrow, 21 – Dallas, Texas
Laurence Philomene, 21 – Montreal, Canada
Nicholas Scarpinato, 21 – Richmond, Virginia
Oliver Charles, 12 – London, UK
Alex Stoddard, 21 – Sydney, Australia
Olivia Bee, 20 – Portland, Oregon
Rachel Baran, 21 – Columbus, Ohio
Silvia Grag, 20 – Madrid, Spain
Wiisa, Vanessa and Wilson, 19 and 20, Miami, Florida
Zev Hoover, 15 – Natick, Massachussetts