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Young Guns 16

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 winnerJuan Carlos Pagan and his studio Sunday Afternoon.

The Young Guns 16 ceremony and party will take place on November 15, 2018.



Now that the winners of Young Guns 16 have been unveiled, we invite the global creative community at large to check out all of their incredible work, as well as to cast a vote for their favorite YG16 winner. The one who receives the most votes by November 14 will be announced at the party the following evening. Will your choice follow in the footsteps of South African filmmaker SJ, last year's Creative Choice winner? VOTE TODAY!


Sasha Arutyunova


Sasha Arutyunova is a Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based photographer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, WSJ Magazine, TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek and The California Sunday Magazine, among other publications. In addition to her visual practice, Sasha is a co-founder of interdisciplinary arts collective Nomadique, for which she serves as a curator and community organizer. She was named one of PDN?s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2017, and has been honored in American Photography 34, the PDN's Photo Annual 2018, and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2018.

48 Hours en Pointe Agency: Sasha Arutyunova Client: The New York Times Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Moscow Makeover Agency: Sasha Arutyunova Client: Bloomberg Businessweek Category: YG16 Year: 2018
The Look: Russia Agency: Sasha Arutyunova Client: The New York Times Category: YG16 Year: 2018
WeTransfer: A Message From Earth Agency: Sasha Arutyunova Client: WeTransfer Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Cooking Lessons Agency: Sasha Arutyunova Client: The California Sunday Magazine Category: YG16 Year: 2018
UNTITLED Agency: Sasha Arutyunova Client: N/A Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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