Photography is among the most common forms of visual media in contemporary society, with photographic artists constantly having to rise above past methods to intrigue viewers. Rising features 12 emerging artists who go beyond what is available to their lenses to construct imaginative, dream-sourced images. As young people struggling with the society and environment they’re inheriting, they express what they see happening in the world. In doing so, they convey contemporary and personal issues in allegorical forms, using choreography, digital composition and handmade assemblage to concentrate narratives into single images.
Curated by Alice Dixon, with special thanks to Daniel Ehrenworth.