Young Guns

Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, filmmakers, animators and other creatives, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.

Young Guns is more than just an award; it's an exclusive community of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars, all who network, mentor and collaborate together. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Natasha Jen (YG3), Pablo Medina (YG3), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), Alex Trochut (YG6), Dark Igloo (YG10), Anna Bond (YG12), Zipeng Zhu (YG13), The Daniels (YG14) and Cait Oppermann (YG15).

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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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