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30 UNDER 30 / 2014

In photography, the traditional place for women is in front of the lens. Visit a modern photography tradeshow like Photokina in Cologne, and most of the visitors you see swarming past are male, with their photography gadgets slung round their necks; whilst the models posing at each booth waiting for you to take their picture on new, state-of-the-art cameras, are predominantly young and female. You could say this is a picture of photography convention: as it has always been, and as it still is now.

Look at any advertisement for a new camera, you will usually see the kit beheld by a male hand, with the image of a young woman visible through the lens or emblazoned onto the glass itself, as though the camera were always meant to be a male eye, gazing out onto a world of female subjects. Photography, whether we like to admit it or not, is by and large a male-dominated arena, where the ‘looking’ is a masculine act, and the subject is feminine, playing the role of ‘looked-at’ and admired mainly for their outward appearance. Photography, then, has been a mirror for conventional gender roles in western society.

What is it like, then, to be a female photographer, to be a woman who has seized hold of an instrument of which she traditionally remains in front, and to use her eye to view the world, rather than use it to throw back a soft, muted glance into the receiving end of a male gaze? It may sound primitive to talk of the female photographer in such a way, but as the photographers of Photoboite’s 30 UNDER 30 women will undoubtedly profess, resistance – or discrimination, even subtle – can be common even today. We will each have our own stories of how being a woman has hindered, or even unfairly aided, our pursuit of this profession.

One might say that looking at the work of 30 female photographers is ‘positive discrimination’, and so it is, to the necessary extent where a focus is placed on the work of women, whether or not you view their work as intrinsically ‘female’ or ‘feminine’ – or simply human. The women here photograph men, women, animals, landscapes, objects – and even themselves, which, in cases where one’s work as a female photographer is questioned, can be even more problematic. Female self-portraiture is a genre unto itself; and with the advent of digital cameras, access to computer processing, and photo-sharing, more and more everyday women have taken up the pursuit of picturing themselves, in images which on one hand perpetuate the notion of the feminised subject, and on the other hand, defy the rules of traditional positioning by pulling the strings to their own visual representation. Whichever work you enjoy most of these women in 30 UNDER 30, see it as you will, but sustain an open mind, take your time in relishing the imagery and bearing in mind the different experiences of every artist involved.

– Natalie Dybisz (Miss Aniela / 2010)

Pauline Araujo

Born in Roubaix, I grew up in the northern region screened by stigmas of industrial decline, mired in its social differences of opinion.

I moved to Lyon in 2010 with a camera in my bag, objective still unknown. Here I find again this heavy and cut-from-human atmosphere, through industry abandoned by trend, aging but while remaining religion, urbanism that immobilizes humans.

Between the misperceptions of urban everyday life and its countryside surroundings, has formed an unconscious collective haunted by the idea of death. Paradoxes and subtleties of this heightened reality often escape our attention. The snapshot does not show a surface but an inner reality where a few ounces of life are still throbbing. Through the decrepit architecture, intensive urbanism, abandoned places, left to nature's own assaults that swallow them with a fascinating disdain, we are marked by these raw forms, clinical spirit, torpid air that emanates from every thing. It is perhaps a reflection of our own society, resigned, which would wallow in its own fears.

Traveling from Brussels to Lyon seeking industrial spectra, hospitable and religious, my pictures are coupled with a reflection on death, embodied by the good old Thanatos and with it the irresistible discomfort.

I am currently working on the design of a booklet collecting photos and texts around this theme. This publication reports a research on the deconstruction of the sense of death, through pattern and perspective, through the lens of a physical and philosophical reflection.

I use different cameras. Primarily a Nikon D5000 and a Nikon F301, from time to time, I also use a fisheye Lomography or disposable Ilford cameras.

Around this photographic universe, related to writing, focused on the search for life / death "active concentrated ", I also work around the image to emphasize the real. I get frames, repaint them and works on the framings of photographs. This salvation and rehabilitation of death in the present comes full circle, literally and figuratively, of this work on the reconciliation of the human with its past future.

I exhibited twice in my apartment, in December 2012, and then in June 2013 under the theme of the cosmic order as a social remedy for humans. I am currently preparing for a new exhibition in early 2014 about pattern and texture, an event that will launch the booklet of photos and metaphysical texts in preparation.
Katarina Balgavy

Born in Vienna, Austria, I studied Multimedia Arts and International Development. In my childhood i absorbed pictures intensely and started capturing the world with a point and shoot camera.

I am interested in spaces of Architecture, Fashion and Documentary which is kind of a wide bandwidth. I like to capture things which are uncommon to people. I like to tell stories and I am interested in other countries and cities, i travel often, i love to see things in between and things in movement. In 2013 I started studying Contemporary Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Ashley Beyer

I grew up in Central Wisconsin and moved to Colorado a little over three years ago after college. I am drawn to color, geometry and the beauty found in day-to-day life, be it something mundane or something extraordinary. I love to tell stories, and I prefer them to be bright, exciting stories of love and travel and adventure. I’ve started shooting film again–it feels so good to hold a 35mm SLR in your hands and take a portrait of your friend, both of you knowing you’ll still have it in a box somewhere when you’re both 53–because I’ve found film to tell better stories, stories that are real and natural and seemingly uncensored.

Film tells the truth when others cannot. As a moderate loner, I have always struggled portraiture (past works include lots of midsections and hands, but never the eyes), but I am proud to say this year I have actually begun photographing others and seen relatively pleasing results. It’s like discovering a new method of storytelling-one that somehow brings people together through genuine interest, under the guise of universal humanity. We’re all interested in the people around us. This has created within me the intense desire to photograph essentially everyone I meet, and I’m okay with that.

Sabrina Caramanico

Sabrina Caramanico was born in a town between the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy. At the age of 22, she quits the studies of geology to dedicate herself to a self-taught art of photography. Her photos are projections of distorted and visionary nightmares evocating dreamlike dark atmospheres.

She loves fog, insects ,trees and monsters hiding in cupboards.

Agnès Clotis

Agnès Clotis was born in south of France in 1984.
After studying photography for 3 years in ETPA in Toulouse, she pursued Architecture School in Bordeaux. She graduated in February 2013.

During 5 years of Architecture studies, her background in Photography and her on going practice of this medium lead her to question the interrelation existing between these two disciplines and the role of the photographic image in the representation of an Architecture and Landscape.

Since 2011, She has been working as a photographer in collaboration with several Architectures agencies in France and on a personal work linked to landscape, space, travel and piece of life.

Utami Dewi Godjali

From Indonesia, born in Jakarta with the nick name “Memi”. Know and love photography since high school, went to college majoring in Public Relations. Currently works as a freelance photographer, has attended several joint exhibitions in Indonesia and the Netherlands. 

My work is based on personal experiences and other forms of diaries, play in the imagination, reality, and dreams, all three seemed to be vague in my life. “White Box” a safe place for my contemplation.

Maria Gruzdeva

Maria Gruzdeva is a Russian-born photographer based in London. Being physically away from her country of origin for the past few years, she is able to offer a unique perspective on processes taking place there, investigating into Russia’s post-Soviet conscientiousness, identity and aesthetics. She draws inspiration from the prominent Western artists and art theory, however issues connecting her native country’s past and present remain central to her work. She usually works on long-term documentary projects, underpinned by extensive research.

She is a recipient of the annual Joss Turley award, Ideastap & Magnum Photos Photographic Award, winner of the Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer 2012, FFWY2012 and other competitions. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with group and solo shows in Russia, UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Malaysia. It was also featured in a number of photographic festivals, including Les Rencontres d’Arles and Bristol Photo Forum.

Anka Gujabidze

My name is Anka Gujabidze, freelence photographer. I was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. 01.10 .1987
While studying in College of Media and Television Arts, 2003 – 2006 I became interested in photojournalism. This year I took master’s diploma in photography at  KASK, academy in Gent , Belgium.

Today I am busy with making new projects and currently working to establish small photo agency in Tbilisi.

Tatiana Gulenkina

Tatiana is a photographer and a visual artist based in Washington, DC. In her work, she uses both digital technology and traditional darkroom equipment, as well as video and mixed media.

She participated in a number of group and solo shows in the US, Russia, Greece and the Netherlands.

Allison Janae Hamilton

Allison Janae Hamilton (b. 1984) is a visual artist and scholar living and working in New York City.   She integrates photography with video, collage, and costume design in order to explore the relationships between humanity, material culture, and the natural world.  Drawing from the fields of fashion theory, visual culture, and costume studies, Hamilton’s art works raise questions about the body’s role in understanding identity.  Influenced by the aesthetics of George Clinton, Sun Ra, and other Afrofuturist pioneers, Hamilton uses outer space as a metaphor for our lived experiences.  With the ferocity of sharp contrast and intimate detail, Hamilton’s art ruptures comfortable understandings of space, culture, and selfhood.

Hamilton has exhibited in solo and group shows in a number of galleries such as Rush Arts Gallery, chashama Gallery, and AIR Gallery.  Additionally, she has lectured about her work at The Smithsonian Institution, The Brooklyn Museum, Université Paris Diderot, The University of Manchester (UK), Columbia University, Northwestern University, and other organizations.   She is a 2013 Artist-in-Residence at the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) and a 2013-2014 Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program sponsored by the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY).  Hamilton’s work has been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Words Beats and Life: The Global Journal of Hip Hop Culture, HYCIDE Magazine, and Insight Magazine.  She has also been a costume stylist for a number of theatrical pieces, including the Off-Broadway production of The Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe.  She is the art director of the 2013 short film, “Roots. |&| Rigor.”

Dawn Heumann

Impermanence is an ongoing series depicting deteriorating buildings of northern California, the place I call home. Throughout my youth I retained a personal connection to old buildings of this kind, often playing in or around them. Laced with memories, both personal and mysterious, these places have come to represent a relationship between man and nature, between the known and the unknown and between beauty and truth, to name only a few.

I am interested in the synergy between dualities of this sort and the falsifications of the human idea of permanence. Using the camera as an instrument that can both illuminate and disarm the fragile veil between reality and deception. The meaning of the collection is to invoke, with ease and openness, the most fundamental of all things: all that is here shall some day disappear.

Sandy Honig

Sandy Honig is a photographer living in New York City. She currently attends New York University, and has worked in the NBC Photo Department and in Saturday Night Live’s photography department.

Her photos are character studies of individuals she meets, creates, or secretly steals photos of on the streets.

Pauline Darley

Full-time photographer in Paris since 2010, I studied communications and underwent several internships among the world of the image.

I love creating with the human form and to compose it in fashion and portraits.

Barbara Kosakowska

Young photographer and visual artist, interested  in subjects of biology, pathology and botany, good fairy tales and novels of somewhere between reality and dream.

Currently studying graphic design in Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, took part in several group exhibitions in Poland.

Lisa Lesourd

Lisa Lesourd is a free-lance Parisian Photographer.
She graduated from the CE3P school in Paris, where she studied the art of photography.

She has a taste for portraits and impromptu snapshots of every day life.

Niha Masih

Niha Masih is a documentary photographer based in New Delhi, India. She has edited the photo essay section for The Sunday Guardian. Her exhibited works include a group exhibition on Recovery by PIX and a series of exhibitions at Sarai Media Lab, as part of their ‘City as Studio’ project. She won the Toto Award for Photography for her diptych series, Heart of Darkness, shot in the aftermath of communal violence in the state of Assam.

She is the recipient of the India Habitat Centre Fellowship for Photography 2013. She currently works on a ground reportage and investigative news show, Truth vs Hype, which has involved extensive travel across the country, covering a wide range of socio-economic and political stories. Her photographic works focuses on under-reported stories and movements whose histories are often quietly buried.

Elizabeth Moran

Elizabeth Moran lives and works in San Francisco. She received her BFA in Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York and her MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work is directed by a preoccupation with evidence of unknown or little understood histories. While her work is primarily image-based, it has also taken the form of other media such as text, mixed-media, and books.

Moran’s work has been presented both nationally and globally, including with SOMArts in San Francisco, RAC Gallery in New York, Fotofest in Houston, tête in Berlin, and 72 Gallery in Tokyo. Her work has been published in HotShoe, Paper Journal, New York Magazine, Marie Claire South Africa, and Wired, among others. Moran was awarded a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in 2012 and a Tierney Fellowship in 2013 and was named one of the winners of Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward (US) for 2013.

Erin Mulvehill

“My work aims to explore the human connections and subtle nuances that whisper into the ear of our every day. Much of my work is rooted in the ideas of mind, body, seamlessness and time.

This is largely because my deepest beliefs lie in the principles of Buddhism, the integration of art and life, and the preservation of beautiful moments. I am nomadic by nature and am inspired each day by the nothingness that resides in all things.”
Lives & works in New York City.

Amanda Mustard

Amanda Mustard is a self-taught freelance photojournalist based in the Cairo. Born and raised on a Pennsylvania Christmas tree farm, she has worked in MENA, China, and across Southeast Asia focusing on humanitarian and social stories.

In 2013, Mustard completed the fourth class of RISC(Reporters Instructing in Saving Colleagues) Training and was accepted into the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI. She is represented by Redux Pictures, Wonderful Machine, and ZUMA Press.

Dina Oganova

Freelance Documentary Photographer from Georgia.

I started photography when I was 16. After 10 years I’m still In love of my profession.

Noell Oszvald

I’m a self-taught visual artist from Budapest, Hungary. About two years ago, I started to create digital paintings and photo montages, which led me to photography. 

In the future I would like to grow as a photographer, but I would also like to experiment in other fields of art.

Alejandra Cardenas Palacios

Born and raised in Mexico City, I developed a love for photography during my late teens, just when I was about to enter film school. There, I specialized in cinematography. I recently graduated and I’m currently working as a cinematographer and filmmaker in general.

Although the nature of my career forces me to focus on moving images, I believe that a still image is, yet, so much more strong. I try to capture images that allow to imagine a full context or story out of just a few elements.

Teri Varhol

Teri Varhol studied from 2006 to 2012 at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology (Atelier Intermedia-conceptual art). Since 2012 she has lived and worked in London, UK.

Teri views photography as the ideal medium for representing the concepts of vanitas and memento mori which are amongst the central themes of her work. Other significant subjects include obscurity, shades of black, bleakness, chaos and alien nature. These are dark and claustrophobic worlds which we often dread to glimpse, but they are wrapped in an omnipresent stillness and terrible beauty.

Mafalda Rakos

Born 3.6.1994, grew up in Vienna, Austria.
Attended Vienna Institute of Graphic Design and Audiovisual Media, department of photography.
Focusing on social documentary photography since a very young age.
She has realized various long-time projects in Vienna and other regions of the world such as the Middle East and West Africa.
Her work has been published in various magazines and was shown in various festivals such as Encontros da Imagem Festival, Portugal, and Voies Off, Arles, as well as in Vienna.

In 2013, she and her two colleagues were awarded the “Jugendinnovativ-Prize” for their collective bookproject “3rd Generation”.
In 2013 as well, she was awarded the Prix Revelation SAIF during Festival Voies Off at Rencontres d’Arles for her series “Il y a des jours sombres.”
She graduated from High School in 2013 and enrolled her studies in anthropology at Vienna University while pursuing her photographic work.

Tina Remiz

I am a documentary storyteller and visual artist of Latvian origin, currently based in the UK’s capital.Recent graduate from BA Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster, I work as a freelance photographer, specializing in reportage and portraiture.
Both my visual and written work has appeared in numerous national and international publications and has been exhibited in the UK and abroad.


A lot of my personal work is concerned with the issues of migration and cultural identity, as I reflect on my personal experience of growing up in the post-Soviet Latvia and immigrating to the West in late teens. What makes people to identify themselves as representatives of a particular culture, what are the manifestations of the national identity and how do they change when the person moves to live in another country are the questions that inspire many of my projects

Judit Ruprech

I was born in Pécs, Hungary. I started dealing with photography as a hobby in 2005, and this activity gradually turned into passion, life form, subsistence for me. As for qualification, I’m a historian; I’m mostly getting acquainted with photography by myself. Now and again I’m thinking in images even if I don’t have the camera at hand to throw a glance at the viewfinder.

I enjoy as photography taught me to see things differently. I prefer taking shots of authentic urban sites, photographing interesting or everyday stories at the street, anywhere I am. I’m a fool of street shadows. I also admire how tiny details reveal the whole story.  Nowadays I’m excited to illustrate thoughts – mine or the ones inspiring me. I’m more and more interested in photographing people.

Dana Stirling

My family roots back to Europe, but I was born in Israel. I was a child on a fence; a daughter to a migrating family. The house within culturally stayed European but outside was the Israeli controversial culture. I always felt a misfit with my partial incomplete identity; torn apart between parents who have never blended in to the Middle Eastern culture I felt only half belonged too.
Over the years I have heard of my parent’s memories and stories. I remember hearing of snow, youth and happiness. Stories of happier days. The stories held on to the memories of time and culture that I wasn’t a part of, and portraits of family members that always remained anonymous to me and their faces where no more distinct than any other person in generic photo album. These stories were supposed to be my heritage. As I grew up I’ve started to question photography’s function as my memory, as my family heritage.

I started not only looking for my identity in the old photos but also reflect my feelings from these photos on to the world around me. I look for Moments and objects were there is a tension that is created by their incomplete aesthetic. Photography allows me to look at the little and unimportant objects around me and make them a part of my history just by giving them attention. By looking at them I capture them to remember, not letting them go away, yet not trying to save them. Watching their last seconds before I leave and the moment becomes irrelevant, capturing their last breath. With my camera I grant them with eternity and in that I grant myself a memory.

Daro Sulakauri

After obtaining a degree from the Department of Cinematography at the Tbilisi State University, she moved to New York to study photojournalism at the International School of Photography (ICP). Before graduating in 2006, she was awarded the John and Mary Phillips Scholarship as well as recognized by the ICP Director’s Fund. Upon finishing, she returned to the Pankisi Gorge in her native Caucasus nation of Georgia and continued Photojournalism.

She won second place of the Magnum Foundation’s Young Photographer in the Caucasus award in 2009. The SCI (Civil Society Institute) award for the Best photo for Journalism. She was also featured in the American Photography 25 book, Social Documentary’s best of 2008, and recognized as PDN’s 30 emerging Photographers to watch.

Page Hall Perrault

Page Perrault is a photographer living and working in Athens, GA. Originally from Columbus, GA she began working with photography during high school as a way to enjoy and capture light. She studied at Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011, concentrating in photography.

She continues pursuing photography during her free time, working on personal and commissioned projects. Her most recent work is captured with her underwater Nikonos camera. Hall also enjoys fabric design, asking questions, listening to this American Life, road trips, and reading. She has exhibited at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Garland and Ford Contemporary Photography, and many more.

Monique Jaques

Monique Jaques is a photojournalist based in Istanbul. She has spent the past four years focused on documenting issues in the Middle East as well as Afghanistan and India.
After graduating from New York University’s Photography and Imaging program she traveled extensively through the region and landed in Turkey. Recently her project ‘Gaza’s Girls” was shortlisted for the 2013 Photocrati grant. In 2012 selected as one of the recipients of the PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist for her work in Post-War Libya and featured in the Bursa Photography Festival. She was also featured in the Ian Parry Scholarship show in 2009 and received an Honorable Mention for the 2008 New York Photo Awards.

Her work has been published by The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, GEO, The Guardian, and CNN, among others. She is represented by Corbis Images.

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