With the rise of documentary photography in the NFT space, such as the success of Justin Aversano’s “Twin Flames” and Alejandro Cartagena’s “Carpoolers”, photography is truly cementing itself as a key player in the market. Documentary photography is particularly paving its way, with the ability to connect to audiences on a wider scale through storytelling and emotional impact. We’ve piled together some works from photographers who are currently creating work in this medium, and are definitely artists to watch out for.
Steevez Rodriguez is a visual artist based in South India. His formal education is in long-form photography and photojournalism. He is increasingly drawn to new possibilities opening up in art as a result of technological developments. On top of photography, he also works with installations and virtual reality, and is now working with NFTs. Environmental destruction and politics are recurrent themes in his work across media.
Harto is a multidisciplinary artist and photographer who also works with 3D art and design. Since 2016, he has been performing with inflatable art and luminic installations. As part of his multidisciplinary practice, Harto believes in mixing “all types of art”, which is why he welcomes photography and theatre as a part of his daily life.
Edgar Dubrivsky is a Latvian-born, London-based artist and cinematographer. He has shot documentaries for Netflix, HBO, BBC, and commercials such as Adidas, Cos, Swarovski, Audi and Bentley. Edgar believes in asking questions as much as he believes in the value of the answers.
Rizacan Kumas is a photographer based in Istanbul. After studying photography at Marmara University, he worked as a Workshop Training Specialist for four years at Fujifilm in Turkey. Throughout his career in Fujifilm, he was a lecturer on Street and Documentary Photography. Since then, he has created a variety of projects around the world, often focusing on the communities he engages with.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Omar Z. Robles is a photographer creating work by searching for the subtle but riveting movements in life, a tactic learned while apprenticing under Marcel Marceau. The legendary mime figure taught students to interpret the world through subtle, powerful movements, a lesson Robles employs today in his photo series. His work has been featured in Instagram’s Blog, My Modern Met, Mashable, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Design Taxi, and Harper’s Bazaar, and more.
Henry Horenstein has been a professional photographer, filmmaker, teacher, and author since the 1970s. He studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Henry’s work is collected and exhibited internationally and he has published over 30 books, including several monographs of his own work such as Honky Tonk, Shoot What You Love (a memoir), Histories, Show and more.