The 10 Best Fine Art Photography Portfolio Examples of 2021

Fine art photography is the ultimate way for photographers to express ideas, messages and emotions. You’ll need to see these photography portfolio examples.

June 23, 2021

Fine art photography allows photographers to bring their creative visions, emotions, and conceptual ideas to life through the lens of a camera. If you’re a talented fine art photographer, it’ll take some real chops to embark on a career in the visual arts world. From learning the latest tricks and tips to staying on top of the latest technological trends, it’s important to take the right steps when pursuing a career in any area of photography. Wondering which tips to follow? Keep scrolling to draw inspiration from some of our very best fine art photography portfolio examples. In this article, we’ll highlight some of our most accomplished photographers and visual artists — with work featured in worldwide exhibits and major outlets such as The New Yorker, Conde Nast, Nike, BBC One, and even Billie Eilish’s latest magazine shoot. 

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Mary Chen

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Mary Chen is an image-based artist trained in design and visual arts. Chen’s imagery reflects upon ways in which Asian culture is situated within Western contexts. In her work, Chen deconstructs Asian Identity by creating uncanny, staged compositions with vivid colour palettes. Through whimsical images, Chen interrogates narrative paradigms to illuminate social and cultural realities. Chen’s work has been featured and published Internationally.

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Louis Tuakli-Mason

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Louis Tuakli-Mason is a UK-based photographer and visual artist with a distinctive, edgy style capturing youth pop culture and fashion. His work in collaborating with The Gap has been featured in Dazed Magazine.

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Debbie Tea

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Duality and identity have always been notions found in Debbie Tea’s work. In a very personal manner, she relates her thoughts and feelings to her surroundings. Yet from a distance, she sees the individuals, beliefs, and daily happenings around her as anonymities that need to be investigated and solved. Her artistic practice includes challenging herself in questioning the role of digital photography, which involves digital camera, photo-editing software and herself as the person who operates.

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Xiwen Zhu

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Xiwen Zhu is a photographic artist whose work often creates assemblages from appropriated images and found objects, employs various mediums to create a sense of idealism and nostalgia. Her process involves reinventing daily context and meaning through still-life photography and collage arrangement.

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Moran Michelle Dankner

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Moran Michelle Dankner is an Israeli-American visual artist currently based in Brooklyn. She started out shooting landscapes and architecture, before moving on to shooting people — especially in portraits. In her work, Moran investigates the personal and collective memories in relationships to architecture, landscapes and body. She makes an effort to give a fine art taste to her photos, rather than making them socially or technically correct.

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Micaela McLucas

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Micaela McLucas is a photographic artist working between London and her hometown of Los Angeles. Her colorful work straddles the fine art and commercial worlds and is known for challenging traditional attitudes of the female gaze through its intimacy. She captures people and places in a manner that approaches absolute candor.

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Simon McCheung

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Simon McCheung’s work consists mainly of self-portraits, where he explores narratives with a surreal theme in order to tell compelling stories about the world.

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Farihah Shah

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Originally from Edmonton, AB, Farihah Shah is a Canadian lens-based artist based in Toronto and Bradford, ON. Farihah’s work explores themes of racial identity and collective memory. She is currently a member of Gallery 44 and Women Photograph, with work that has been featured in international exhibits in North America, Europe and Asia.

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India Treat

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India Treat is a photographer and artist living and working in Austin, TX. She graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts. India’s work seeks to question, deconstruct and reassemble the “narrow standards” of femininity. She aims to challenge the patriarchy through means of artistic expression. Through self-portraiture and photographs of other women, Treat writes a new history, told from the woman’s point of view.

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Bubi Canal

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Born in Spain, Bubi Canal is a New York-based artist whose work deals with recurring themes of love, dreams, and hope. He received a BFA in Photography from Bilbao’s University of the Basque Country. Bubi’s work has been featured in New York magazine, the New Yorker, the British Journal of Photography, the New York Times Style Magazine, and various exhibits worldwide.

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Billy Barraclough

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Billy Barraclough is a photographer based in London. His work is a study of emotion, identity and relationships between people and their environment. He is interested in weaving loose narratives in his project based work which explore the metaphorical potential of photographs.

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