Young Guns

Young Guns is a portfolio-based competition awarding creative professionals 30 years and under, including designers, illustrators, entrepreneurs, and more!

2018: Building on the tremendous successes of the previous year, Young Guns 16 strived to be better than ever before, with the largest jury in Young Guns history. More than 60 creative men and women — slightly more of the latter than the former — made up of both past YG winners and industry luminaries, volunteered their time to select this year's class.

After several weeks of poring over hundreds of entries from nearly 40 countries, the jury selected an incredible shortlist of 82 finalists. From this list, the jury continued to debate and discuss, finally choosing 30 new Young Guns to join the family. These new Young Guns are set to receive this year's reinvented trophy, a floating Cube designed by YG11 winner Juan Carlos Pagan and his studio Sunday Afternoon.

Young Guns 16

Nadia Lee Cohen

Photographer, Director

Nadia Lee Cohen is a photographer, filmmaker and self-portrait artist. Heavily inspired by cinema, Americana and Britain particularly in in the 1960's and 70's, her photographs and films are veritable visions of saturated, surreal dreamscapes.

Drawing upon the duality of the female form, fine art photographer and filmmaker Nadia locks our optics upon the twisted paradise that lurks within her mind, exploring the paradoxical standoff between strength and fragility within womankind.

Nadia has worked with some of the world's most exciting brands and artists, from Miu Miu, to A$AP Rocky. She has been interviewed by the likes of Vogue, Elle and LOVE magazine, and her work featured in Paper, i-D, Vice, New York Magazine, Hunger and many others.
Most recently, she directed the surreal, color-saturated music video "After the Storm" for Kali Uchis, featuring Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins.
After the Storm Agency: Nadia Lee Cohen Client: Kali Uchis Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Sgualdrina Agency: Nadia Lee Cohen Client: GCDS Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Making the Cover Agency: Nadia Lee Cohen Client: Playboy Category: YG16 Year: 2018
FUTURE BEACH Agency: Nadia Lee Cohen Category: YG16 Year: 2018
BABUSHKA Agency: Nadia Lee Cohen Client: ASAP ROCKY Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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