7th Annual Emerging Pro


Emerging Pro Finalists


Maria BurnsMaria Burns

Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image. Maria found her niche combining her newfound art with her love of psychology, creating work that attempts to understand how social interactions are defined by physical spaces. With her first short film, entitled Tendance Brute, Maria brings her defined aesthetic sense into the motion world. View More »

Greg WilsonGreg Wilson

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Maya RagazzoMaya Ragazzo

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maya Ragazzo is entering her sophomore year as a photography major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. James is Maya's first film and attempt at clay animation. Raised in an artistic family, Maya is a painter and photographer, but has an increasing passion for filmmaking, which she shares with her father. View More »

Julian Guzman<Julian Guzman

Julian Guzman was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. Once Guzman graduated with a BA degree in design in Guadalajara, he enrolled in New York Film Academy's two-year filmmaking conservatory program. During the summer between years, Guzman participated in an eight-week intensive screenwriting and still photography program. Currently in the process of finishing his film thesis, Guzman is excited to be living in New York City. View More »

Justin LewisJustin Lewis

Mendocino, California, native Justin Lewis was raised in the raw and rustic Pacific Northwest, where he honed a keen eye for capturing images that instill wonder and inspire action. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, Justin has traveled to over fifty countries where he has woven photography seamlessly into his lifestyle of exploration and conservation. His commercial and editorial work has been featured across the world while his recent environmental project, 70 Degrees West, uses a multimedia approach to capture important global stories about nature and cultural traditions. A passionate explorer of the Earth's rural and wild places, Justin considers rock climbing, mountain biking, and anything ocean-related a daily necessity. View More »

Casey SteinCasey Stein

Casey Stein fell into shooting at a very young age thanks to the influence of late 90's skateboarding videos, and soon branched out to explore narrative storytelling and photography. His approach to shooting is direct, character driven, and motivated. Casey has been photographing narrative and commercial films for eight years. He's a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and you might spot him riding over the Williamsburg Bridge on his bike. View More »

Christoph GelfandChristoph Gelfand

Christoph Gelfand was raised in a small seacoast town called Newburyport, an hour north of Boston. Though fluent in video, he was trained on actual celluloid at The State University of New York at Purchase where he learned the importance of each frame. Gelfand develops documentaries and short form work to fuel his artistic passions. View More »

Jonathan BrooksJonathan Brooks
Jonathan Brooks is an award winning photographer, whose work has been exhibited in Miami, New York City, Amsterdam, and the United Kingdom. He has a BS degree in Advertising and Fine Art Photography from the University of Miami. Brooks recently launched Teach & Greet Bilingual Greeting Cards on CardGnome.com. He is a rare Miami native who currently writes and photographs reviews for GreatFoodList.com and is the shop owner of Jonathan Brooks Visual Arts on Etsy.com. View More »

Andreas GehrigAndreas Gehrig

Andreas Gehrig is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography. A native of Switzerland, he has been living in Johns Island, SC, with his wife and son for over two years. Photography has been a passion of Gehrig's for many years, with his primary interests being still life and commercial photography. Gehrig also enjoys exploring wildlife and nature photography with his son.View More »


 
 

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