20 Under 20

Beautiful Photos. Inspiring Young Artists.

The inaugural celebration of the 20 most talented young photographers on Flickr.

Meet the photographers.

  • Battle by Evan J Atwood Finding Warmth. by Evan J Atwood Weaving. by Evan J Atwood Untitled. by Evan J Atwood

    Evan Atwood

    Evan James Atwood currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, and took an interest in photography exploring self-portraiture through a 365 project in 2012. This experience nurtured a passion for the visual arts and a fascination with expressing the darker range of human emotions. His work, however, often contains a strong element of hope and depicts simple moments with a cinematic quality.

  • Wild youth by Rachel Baran Somewhere else by Rachel Baran October by Rachel Baran Learning to live free again by Rachel Baran

    Rachel Baran

    Rachel Baran is a fine art photographer whose work centers around conceptual self-portraits. Even though Baran has received no formal training in photography or graphic design, her work has been recognized internationally on blogs such as My Modern Metropolis and on multiple book covers, and even taken her overseas under commission, displaying her photographic techniques at the "Festival Week-end au bord de l'eau" music festival in Sierre, Switzerland, this past summer.

  • Sunrise Dream by olivia bee A Quiet Moment With The Sea by olivia bee  by olivia bee Still Floating by olivia bee

    Olivia Bee

    Olivia Bee is a 20-year-old photographer and director from Portland, Oregon, who is based in Brooklyn, New York. She is intrigued by the beauty of everyday life and how the beauty of memories (real or imagined) touches us. Her portfolio includes portraits (The New York Times Magazine, TeenNick), lifestyle (Converse, Adidas, Nike), and fashion (Hermès, Harper's Bazaar, Numero, Vogue.com, Roger Vivier).

  • Once and for all, they abandoned what they knew by Deltalex.  by Deltalex. Brittany by Deltalex. Seabound by Deltalex.

    Alex Benetel

    Alex is from Sydney, Australia, and became interested in photography after taking a visual design course. She has since been published in Russia's Harper's Bazaar, showcased her work in Sydney, and has been fortunate enough to travel, meet and collaborate with other artists. Alex’s work captures mysterious yet dreamlike worlds, filled with oddities that encompass aspects of reality.

  • at war with myself by Oliver Charles tides by Oliver Charles video games by Oliver Charles Cloud catcher. by Oliver Charles

    Oliver Charles

    Oliver Charles’ interest in photography began at a young age, and he has since built a collection of work which expresses the surreal and often dark stages of human emotion. Oliver juxtaposes dreaming and reality by capturing people in dreamlike scenarios but located in natural environments. Oliver is currently based in London, where he is studying digital photography at Ravensbourne College.

  • 320/365 by alexcurrie 196/365: butterflies in my stomach by alexcurrie 109/365: is there even anything out there by alexcurrie 101/365: in rain or shine by alexcurrie

    Alex Currie

    Alex Currie is a photographer and filmmaker from Buffalo, New York. His photographs focus on conveying a story in a single frame and evoking a strong emotional connection with the viewer.



    Silvia Grav was born in Basque Country. She started in fine arts, but was frustrated and left during her second year to devote herself to improving her photography on her own. Since then, she has appeared in several major magazines and blogs, continuously working on artwork for various musicians and has been involved in various new projects.

  • back by fiddleoak summer tales by fiddleoak clifftop by fiddleoak best day ever. by fiddleoak

    Zev Hoover

    Zev Hoover is a 15-year-old lad with a camera. He tries to capture the beauty in loneliness, the beauty of being a very small person in a very big place. In addition to exhibits, there have been blogs, books, newspaper and magazines articles, and a BBC documentary on his work. When not taking pictures, he likes designing, building, flying and oftentimes crashing large foam-board remote-controlled airplanes equipped with cameras.

  • guided by a beatin' heart by Independence Photography flipside by Independence Photography letting go by Independence Photography riverside by Independence Photography

    Katharina Jung

    Katharina is a fine-art and portrait photographer from Hermeskeil, Germany. Since February 2013, she converts her daydreams into images. After finishing her diploma as a media designer in June 2014 she will go to Bali and travel thorugh New Zealand with her camera.

  • Seeing Clear by Lissy Elle Laricchia The Anatomy of Wings by Lissy Elle Laricchia Golden Hours by Lissy Elle Laricchia You Are Small: A Message From the Universe by Lissy Elle Laricchia

    Lissy Laricchia

    Lissy (Elle) Laricchia is a 20-year-old photographer from Ontario, Canada (but currently resides in New York City), with a large online presence of over 80,000 followers. Her work predominantly centers around feelings of nostalgia and feeding her inner child. Her photos have appeared in fashion, photography, and literary magazines, on book and album covers, in stores, and have inspired a music video. They have also been exhibited internationally.

  • impact by brianoldham  by brianoldham  by brianoldham a waiting game by brianoldham

    Brian Oldham

    Brian Oldham is a freelance fine-art photographer, specializing in the surreal and conceptual realms. Brian grew up, and still lives and works, near Los Angeles.

  •  by Laurence, Winter by Laurence, 5 am by Laurence, Marie-Jeanne by Laurence,

    Laurence Philomene

    Laurence Philomene is a Montreal-based freelance photographer. She started taking pictures and posting them online when she was 14 and hasn’t stopped since, developing her own dreamy, pastel-hued aesthetic. Nowadays, you can find her at home playing with dolls, taking care of her birds, napping and taking pictures that explore themes of gender identity, femininity, girlhood, and color.

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    Greg Ponthus

    Greg Ponthus is a photographer who grew in the countryside of Lyon, where he lived in golden light and grassy hills. He moved from France two years ago to attend an art school in Brussels. He stole his first camera from his dad when he was 15 or so and immediately started shooting people he lived with.

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    Berta Vicente Salas

    Berta Vicente is a Spanish photographer who started taking pictures of her friends at the age of 14. She continues to learn and explore, and currently exhibits her work in art galleries in Barcelona, London and Paris.

  • The Helpers by Nicholas Scarpinato The Keepers by Nicholas Scarpinato Untitled by Nicholas Scarpinato  by Nicholas Scarpinato

    Nicholas Scarpinato

    Nicholas Scarpinato is a photographer based out of Richmond, VA. From an early age he was trained in classical painting, sculpture, and drawing but later found photography and filmmaking to be his passion. He currently studies photography and filmmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.

  •  by alexstoddard Slip away. by alexstoddard Her time in Maine. by alexstoddard Maiden. by alexstoddard

    Alex Stoddard

    Alex Stoddard was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and spent his childhood in the deep south. He began taking self-portraits at the age of 16 in the woods behind his home in Georgia, and this stirred in him the need to create and express himself through the craft of photography. Through his work, Alex creates dark and fantastical tales that capture the drama and fragility of the human experience.

  •  by David Uzochukwu I will learn to love the skies I'm under. by David Uzochukwu [Week 49] Listening to voids tales. by David Uzochukwu Filmstill #2 by David Uzochukwu

    David Uzochukwu

    David Uzochukwu was born in December 1998 in Innsbruck, Austria. He delved into photography at the age of 10, and focused on self-portraiture and fine art photography after having fallen in love with the craft.

  •  by Chrissie White Think Happy Thoughts, and You'll Fly by Chrissie White Telluride Airport by Chrissie White  by Chrissie White

    Chrissie White

    Chrissie White is a photographer from Seattle who is always searching for magic in the nature that surrounds us all. Her childhood was spent exploring snow-covered mountains and sailing through the glittering sea, which has greatly influenced her passion for adventure. When she isn't seeing new places, she likes to dream of faraway worlds where anything is possible.

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    Vanessa and Wilson are a photography duo from Miami, Florida. They met when they were 14- and 15-years-old, and have been together since. They shoot exclusively film, and love lots of color, sunshine and the seventies.

  •  by Lauren Withrow  by Lauren Withrow  by Lauren Withrow  by Lauren Withrow

    Lauren Withrow

    Lauren Withrow was born in Texas and began photographing at the age of 15. Growing up in a small southern town, Withrow finds inspiration in the vast landscapes and dirt roads within the Texas countryside. Withrow's focus is on cinematic portraiture and is currently in development of her first film.

Meet the curator and judges.

  • Ivan Shaw

    Ivan Shaw is the Photography Director of Vogue and has contributed to numerous books and exhibitions including Extreme Beauty in Vogue and The Editor's Eye. Ivan works extensively with The Vogue Archive and has presented lectures on the archive both in England and in the United States. Ivan also lectures regularly on fashion photography at New York's School of Visual Arts. He is an avid collector of photographs and photography books.

  • Lou

    Lou Noble is a Los Angeles-based photographer who has been one of Flickr’s recommended photographers since 2012. He has taught photography workshops in the US and UK, has had photos published in the US and abroad, and is currently Managing Editor for The Photographic Journal.

  • Rosie

    Rosie Hardy is a 23-year-old portrait photographer living in Manchester, England. At the age of 19, Hardy was commissioned to shoot Maroon 5's album cover "Hands All Over," and since then has worked for clients such as Universal Music Group, Def Jam, Xerox, and Penguin. Hardy continues to illustrate her personal life online with her self-portraits, as well as injecting the surrealism and magic she creates into her client shoots.

  • Cuba Gallery
    (Andrew Smith)

    Andrew Smith is a design director and photographer based in New Zealand, who has worked with Flickr numerous times on product launches. His work is heavily influenced by his background in design through the graphic use of color, light, and composition. Andrew has a special interest in image processing which he shares with other photographers through the Cuba Gallery website, blog and social media.

  • Bernardo

    Bernardo Hernandez is the Head of Flickr, where he leads the global product development and overall Flickr experience. For him, Flickr is the most powerful platform for managing and organizing your pictures with a window to a community of people with passion for photography. Bernardo is passionate about beautiful design and sees photography as the essence of modern communication.

Audience Choice Awards

Now announcing this year's winners.

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