When thinking of the photography greats, people often come up with people like Annie Leibotvitz or Richard Avedon. Great photographers can be any age however so we have compiled the top 4 up and coming photographers from North America!
Though accomplished for many different reasons, most of these youth have been major winners in international photo competitions. Photo competitions are the best way to get your name out there and these teens have taken advantage of this.
4. Morgan Wolfers
As 2017’s Young Travel Photographer of the Year, Morgan has a promising career ahead of him. He started taking pictures on his mom’s iPhone at nine years old before he got his first camera and went on to win Young Travel Photographer of the Year at eleven! Morgan has autism and has used photography as a relazing tool. Truly an inspiration!
3. Josiah Launstein
At 10 years old, Josiah became the youngest person to ever win the Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year and at 13, he became the only person to ever win it twice. Josiah comes from a family of photographers who have been supporting his love for photography since he was five years old. He is a young Canadian photographer with a passion for taking shots of horned sheep and any other wild critters he can capture. His work has also been represented in several international photo competitions including Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Bird Photographer of the Year, and NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
2. Cole Frechou
New Orleans native Cole Frechou is just sixteen years old. That being said he was the 2018 first place winner in the National Geographic Student Photo Contest. Growing up in the Bayou has taught Cole to be passionate about nature and has made nature his favourite subject to shoot.
1. Leah Denbok
Leah is a seventeen year old Canadian photographer with a passion for photographing the homeless population of Ontario. Her goal is to erradicate homelessness in Ontario by showing Canadians what homelessness really looks like and how it affects people. She has recently published a book entitled “Nowhere to Call Home.”