Aged as young as 19, these rising photographers are making a name for themselves in the industry as blossoming creators behind the lens. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I’ll give you the low-down on each of these homegrown photogs in slightly less. Here are six young Canadian photographers you definitely need to know.
At just 19, Petra Collins is a visual artist and photographer hailing from Toronto – and making her way well south of the border. A member of the Rookie team, she recently toured the states with founder and friend Tavi Gevinson to take pics on the Rookie Road Trip. Her commercial work includes clients such as Urban Outfitters, Vogue Italia, Chloe Comme Parris and Refinery 29. Her brutally honest and eloquent portrayal of teenage girls’ lives has made a name for Petra as an undoubtable talent with an eye for meaning beyond surface level ‘beauty’.
Images via petracollins.com
Born in Malawi, Africa, Hannah Sider is a Canadian photographer with a worldly perspective. With a client list that is as long as it is impressive, Sider has shot for an array of organizations such as Fashion Television, Holt Renfrew, MuchMusic and Ford Models. A past Fashion Communication student at Ryerson University, Sider’s keen eye and creative shoots blend the worlds of fashion and art, translating her ideas into visually engaging imagery.
Images via hannahsider.com
Rosenberg is the official photographer for the internationally acclaimed site, The Coveteur, an outlet which allows him to document the closets of some of the world’s most influential trendsetters. When he isn’t diving into the wardrobes of Whitney Port and Anna Dello Russo, Rosenberg works the lens behind various Canadian publications such as VIE, Bamboo and Plaid magazine. Constantly building his repertoire of projects, Rosenberg has been noted as “one to watch”.
Images via jakerosenberg.ca
Lewis Mirrett is the street style photographer for Canadian publication Fashion Magazine. His strikingly saturated style snaps showcase the best dressed of Toronto, Paris, Milan and New York. When he isn’t out documenting fashion on the streets, Mirrett does editorial projects that never cease to impress. His series of black and white portraits are hauntingly engaging and show another side of the artist’s growing collection of work.
25 year old Manitoba-born Katie Sadie is an emerging photographer based out of Toronto. Sadie is a regular contributor to Think CONTRA and its sister site Photographer & Muse. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Applied Photography program, Sadie’s active interest in fashion photography is putting her on the map as an up-and-coming artist to watch.
Images via katiesadie.com
Toronto-based Alyssa Faoro has established herself in the local art scene as a skillful budding photographer. As a recent graduate of Sheridan’s Applied Photography program, Faoro has already developed an impressively extensive portfolio. From her captivating portraits to her music and fashion work, Alyssa conveys her subjects in an honest and distinctively “Faoro” style. She has shot for the likes of Worn Fashion Journal and Century 66 to name a few.
Images via akfaoro.com