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8 On-The-Rise Photographers You've Got To Know

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    UPDATE: This story was originally published on October 24.

    With the advent of Instagram, it seems everyone and their mother is a photographer (that is, if their mother owns an iPhone, too). Indeed, we'd be hard-pressed to walk by some witty graffiti, a well-frosted cupcake, or an aww-worthy pooch without bumping into a gram-happy passerby standing in the middle of the street trying to find the right filter.

    What does this mean for those who call photography not only a passion, but also a j-o-b? Well, according to the inspired and inspiring work of these eight on-the-rise artists and photojournalists, the snap-o-sphere can easily coexist with the two-billion-dollar app. Smart phones aside, our visionaries thrive easily, producing vivid images for magazines, ad campaigns, newspapers, dot-coms, and more. And, their subjects are as diverse as their aesthetics, spanning from the music biz to street style, taxidermy fairytales to women at war in Bosnia. To get in on all this creativity, we asked the shutterbugs to turn their cameras on themselves by submitting a self-portrait that exemplifies their artistic vision. And being ever the honor students, we've also made a digital gallery of some of their most inspired works — no filter, of course.

    Click through to meet the eight NYC photographers you'll want to know first.
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