These Young Photographers Are Curating Their Own Pop-up Gallery at SXSW

SXSW is the perfect platform for emerging talent to strut their stuff, be it an on-the-rise rapper scoring a slot on an unofficial showcase or a street artist looking to display his newest mural during one of the city’s most trafficked occasions.

During this year’s South By string, seven budding photographers from across the country will be coming together to collectively curate a pop-up gallery in downtown Austin.

Expect to see some of Cary Fagan’s pensive portraits posted next to behind-the-scene moments from RSVP Gallery’s Jake Osmun. We also have our fingers crossed that placesplusfaces will share some excerpts from his photo zine that drops this week, which is filled with candid captures of Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and Big Sean. Also showing off his most notable pieces will be Digging through the Greats contributor Tyler Mitchell, who’s been known to document some of your favorite young musicians and influencers.

Work from NEEDLES brand owner Noah Dillon and Brockhampton affiliates hk covers and franklin mendez will also be on display.

Each of the photographers will claim their own section within the space, where they’ll present 5-10 of their most definitive works. Since they’ll each be bringing samples from their own ‘folios, the event will result in an epic conglomeration of artistic styles and perspectives.

The pop-up exhibition at 2500 Burleson Road will be free and open to the public on Friday, March 20 from noon to 4 pm (so you don’t have to miss our epic one-day event, Green Label Live, in Austin on Wednesday.)

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