The 9 Best Student Photography Portfolio Examples of 2021

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the arts, you need an amazing online portfolio. Here are some of our favorite student portfolios to inspire you.

September 22, 2021

As an art student, you probably already know the importance of having a standout online portfolio website to showcase your best work and to apply for future professional opportunities. What you may not know is what you should be including in your portfolio and how to format it to achieve the best results. If this is something you’ve been struggling with, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of our 14 favorite student portfolios and we’ll break down how these students use their portfolios, the website templates they use, and how they’ve crafted their About Me statements.

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Her artwork stems from her anger towards societal norms. From her conservative background, her family and people around her held views towards women that they were inherently weaker than her male counterparts. It's because of these surrounding beliefs that she is opposed to Hispanic traditional family values. Her objective is to demonstrate with my work what women empowerment means to her.
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Ali Choudhry

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Primarily a portrait photographer, Ali brings a clean yet emotive eye to his images. His practice aims to answer two questions: who are we and what makes us us? Through use of minimalist compositions and selective use of color and form, he aims to invoke what he calls a “breath” to all of his images.
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Céderic Vandenberghe

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Céderic Vandenberghe is a freelance photographer based in Belgium. When he isn’t working on client projects, he’s likely on the road with friends, capturing images of things that interest him.
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Lauren Kesler

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Lauren Kesler is a photographer from the USA, now based in London, United Kingdom. She has a passion for travel and storytelling and is particularly interested in cultivating a sense of global citizenship and understanding. Kesler is a student pursuing her Master of Arts in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of the Arts London. She intends to continue to work in these fields, as well as the editorial, travel, and lifestyle niches.
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Joshua James Hart

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Joshua James Hart is a contemporary photographer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. He is a student at Leeds Arts University, where he uses medium and large format film to develop specialist techniques and create intriguing bodies of work in the field of photography. Hart’s work focuses on architecture, documentary, conceptual, and editorial photography.
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Mackai Sharp

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Mackai Sharp is a photographer and filmmaker who strives to capture authenticity and vulnerability in his work. He started out by taking photos of his friends in high school, and visual arts quickly became his preferred medium of expressing himself and showing his unique perspective. His goal with his artwork is to tell stories.
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Catherine Bernhardt

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Catherine Bernhardt is a still life and portrait photographer from Paris, France. Her student online portfolio shows work that focuses on creating beautiful images of food and capturing people’s emotions in her portrait work.
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Rita Kuhlmann

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Rita Kuhlmann is a photographer based in Copenhagen. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Photographic Communication at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Kuhlmann finds inspiration for her work in alternative music, long hikes in nature, colorful reflections of light, and foggy weather.
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Tayo Adekunle

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Tayo Adekunle specializes in self-portraiture which explores issues around race, gender, and sexuality, as well as racial and colonial history. Adekunle’s work focuses on the relationship between how the black female body has been treated in the past and how it is treated in the present. She uses photography to rework historical tropes by investigating the use of the black female body in art historical paintings and sculptures, as well as 19th century colonial photography.
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Vitalia Voronyuk

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Vitalia Voronyuk is a Sydney based photographer. She specializes in food and lifestyle photography. She has a passion for finding the beauty in everything and capturing authentic and vibrant imagery in her work.
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Madison Banos

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Madison Baños loves photographs - in-studio, people, events and new places. She carries her social, upbeat attitude into her work. She found her true creative voice after taking a photojournalism class and fell in love with photography. Based in Texas, she is pursuing her photography degree in Austin, Texas. Madison Baños is always excited to collaborate on new projects creating magical imagery.

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