15 Exciting Contemporary Photographers You Need to Watch

Seeking a sense of what’s new in photography, we headed up to the Park Avenue Armory for the 32nd edition of the AIPAD Photography Show New York, which runs through April 1. Once inside the fair, we blocked out all of the marvelous vintage prints on view in order to focus on photos from the past few years that are taking the medium to new heights. From Matthew Brandt’s landscapes of lakes that are beautifully altered by the very water from those ponds and Laura Letinsky’s deconstructed still lives made from her previous prints to Michael Wolf’s screen grabs of mishaps from Google Street Views and Jim Campbell’s urban scenes with shadowy figures digitally moving through them, photography is shown to still be an open field with endless possibilities. Click through to view a few of our favorites.

Matthew Brandt

Matthew Brandt, Mary’s Lake, MT 4, 2012, From the series Lakes and Reservoirs, Chromogenic print soaked in Mary’s Lake water, Unique, 72″ x 105″ (182.88 x 266.7 cm), Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery