Labs Gallery is pleased to announce the third edition of Labs New Artists exhibition, opening on
July 11, 2019. This annual summer group show will feature work by twenty-five emerging,
international photographers, unrepresented by a gallery or an agency, and selected from Red Hook
Labs’ open call by a jury of industry leaders.
Every year, Red Hook Labs invites emerging photographers to submit their work to an Open Call in
order to scout extraordinary, diverse and visionary talent from all over the world. Selected artists
gain industry recognition, career opportunities and international exposure through an intensive
program following the show. To give the selected artists continued support, each of our jurors agree
to mentor one of the artists for the year following the show, and one artist will be chosen by the
creative team at Dazed Magazine to shoot an editorial for their F/W issue. After the opening in New
York, Labs New Artists III will travel to Oslo and Milan.
Red Hook Labs is dedicated to supporting and furthering the careers of this impressive group of
emerging artists. Last year’s exhibition included Tyler Mitchell, who was subsequently commissioned
by jury member Raul Martinez to photograph Beyonce for the September 2018 cover of American
Vogue; Chase Middleton, who was commissioned by Gucci Beauty to photograph their web fragrance
campaign; and Chris Smith, who has been featured in Dazed, NY Mag, and W, and has collaborated
with Marni and Another Magazine to create images in his signature style.
This year, Labs New Artists III continues to present deeply personal and provocative bodies of
work and a range of photographic styles and techniques. The work is largely character driven,
narrative, and wildly creative, representing a cross section of the aesthetic currents moving
through the photographic world today.
The Labs New Artists exhibition extends our mission of giving opportunity to and supporting
emerging artists and local youth through our print sales program. All proceeds from sales are
split 50/50 between the Artists and Labs, with all Labs profits going to benefit the Red Hook Labs
Education and Jobs Initiative 501(c)3, a non-profit that provides free photographic programming,
education, and career opportunities to local youth through Labs’ community programs.
Additional programming, including panel discussions with jurors, artists and collectors, will take place
on Saturday, July 13th and Saturday July 20th, at Red Hook Labs. Please visit our website for more
The selected artists for Labs New Artists III are:
Liza Ambrossio, FR; David Baptiste, US; Tabitha Barnard, US; Salvatore Di Gregorio, IT; Rhea Dillon, UK;
Paul Guilmoth & Dylan Hausthor, US; Nanna Heitmann, DE; Luther Konadu, CA; Charlotte Krieger, CH;
Simon Lehner, AT; Marcia Michael, UK; Zora J Murff, US; Andrew Nuding, IE; Olya Oleinic, MD; Denisse
Ariana Pérez, DK; Denise Prince, US; Whitten Sabbatini, US; Jan Hoek / Duran Lantink / SistaazHood,
ZA; Cécile Smetana, DK; Daragh Soden, IE; Caleb Stein, UK; Leonard Suryajaya, ID; Dustin Thierry, NL;
Renate Ariadne van der Togt, UK; Kyle Weeks, NM.
The Jurors of the Labs New Artists III Open Call included:
Azu Nwagbogu, Director, Zeitz MOCAA, A.A.F. and Lagos Photo Festival; Jimmy Moffat, Founder,
Red Hook Labs, Co-founder, Art+Commerce; Edward Enninful, Editor in Chief, British Vogue; Kim
Jones, Artistic Director, Dior Men’s; Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Le Locle,
Switzerland; Ibrahim Kamara, Artist, Stylist and Costume Designer; Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo
Editor, The New Yorker; Sueraya Shaheen & Mubarik Jafrey, Photo Director and Publisher, Tribe Photo
Mag, Dubai; Courtney Willis Blair, Director, Mitchell-Innes & Nash; Sara Hemming, Co-Founder and
CCO, Nataal; Raul Martinez, Corp. Creative Director, Condé Nast; Michael Famighetti, Editor, Aperture
magazine; Yumi Goto, Founder, Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo; Camilla Lowther, Founder
and Director, CLM; Holly Roussell, Curator, Museologist, and Art Historian specializing in Photography
and contemporary art from Asia; Ferdinando Verderi, Creative Director and Partner, Johannes Leonardo; Ashleigh Kane, Arts & Culture Editor, Dazed; Stephen Frailey, Director of Education, Red
Hook Labs, Founder, Dear Dave; Alessia Glaviano & Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Brand Visual Director and
Photo Editor, Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue; Eve Lyons, Photo Editor, The New York Times; Fabien
Baron, Founder and CCO, Baron & Baron; Jennifer Pastore, Photography Director, WSJ Magazine;
Leslie Simitch, Executive Vice President, Trunk Archive; Michael Amzalag and Matthias Augustyniak,
Art Directors, M/M Paris; Becky Lewis, Senior Agent, Art + Commerce; Ronnie Cooke Newhouse,
Creative Director and Founder, House and Holme; David Strettell, Founder and owner, Dashwood
Books; Chantal Webber, Founder, Webber Represents.
For press inquiries, please email [email protected].
Labs New Artists III
Opening reception: Thursday July 11, 6-9 PM
Click here to RSVP: https://forms.gle/jSRXhK7s5uAcc4FG6
About Red Hook Labs:
Red Hook Labs is a public-benefit corporation located in Red Hook, Brooklyn which establishes
arts education in public schools and community centers, provides accelerated skills training on its
premises, and connects teens and young adults to internships and job opportunities in the creative
industries. Labs is comprised of: Studios, Gallery and School. Each combine to make a truly dynamic
and diverse space where the most talented emerging artists, alongside the most acclaimed, go to
work, create, exhibit, teach, learn, collaborate, celebrate, employ and be employed.