Young Guns 4 WINNERS

2004: Young Guns 4 represented a major shift in the growing program. Beginning this year, the nomination process was replaced by an entry system; entries were encouraged from across the globe, instead of just from New York; and the age limit was reduced to 30 and under. Winners from the three previous years of Young Guns were added to a jury, a tradition that continues to this day.

Entries were submitted from 21 different countries, and in the end, a more stringent judging process resulted in 41 new Young Guns, who were celebrated in a hardcover book, as well an exhibition that began on September 9, 2004.


Emily Shur

Emily Shur Photography

Emily was born in New York City, at New York Hospital, to an auditorium full of nursing students. She attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a major in Photography and graduated in 1998 with academic honors along with the Artist Award for Creative Excellence.

Emily’s editorial clientele includes The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Esquire, GQ, and Interview, among others. Her advertising work ranges from global campaigns for Dell, HTC, and Head & Shoulders to gallery shoots for MTV and A&E Networks. Emily’s work has been featured on numerous websites including Tiny Vices, Flak Photo, and 20x200 and has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She has lectured about her work several times at New York University, School of Visual Arts in New York City, The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and Loyola Marymount University. Her work has been featured in Communication Arts (2005) and selected for publication in American Photography 22, 24, and 25 (2006, 2008, and 2009). In 2005, Emily was selected as a winner in The Art Director’s Club Young Guns global competition. In 2008, she was honored to have an image in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. In 2009 and 2010, Emily was one of 100 photographers invited to participate in Review Santa Fe, and in 2010 her work was also included in Humble Art’s 31 Women in Art Photography exhibition.

Today, Emily lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their dog, The Baroness, in a 108 year-old house in Echo Park.




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