Let’s be honest, we’re all thinking the same thing—the 90’s was the best decade of all time. Hear me out, 90’s fashion has been constantly repeated and never has gone “out of style.” Additionally, music from all genres was unbelievably fantastic. And lastly, media was on the rise. When anyone is reminded of the 90’s, they get a rush of nostalgia. If that doesn’t prove that the 90’s was the best decade, I don’t know what does. Lucky for us, there’s a new 90’s pop culture inspired exhibit that we can all live through vicariously. Even luckier, it’s a virtual exhibit: The Nineties Project
The Nineties Project on Photential
The Nineties Project is showcased on Photential, a global art platform used to promote and support upcoming artists and photographers. The Nineties Project was launched on February 4th and is virtually open until April 30th. The exhibit was curated by creative director and fashion editor of Vogue Ukraine, Sonya Kvasha. It features thirteen upcoming artists and photographers born within the years of 1990-1999. For each artist, The Nineties Project reflects what the 90’s meant for them or photography during the 90’s meant for everyone else. Kvasha had also linked Liquid Sky NYC 90’s inspired playlist on Spotify, which can be listed to here, while viewing The Nineties Project.
Meet the Artists, By Year
Tania Franco Klein (1990)
Firstly, featured photographer of The Nineties Project, Tania Franco Klein is extremely accomplished. Born in 1990, Klein has been featured in the Guardian, CNN Style, Timeout, the British Journal of Photography, and many more. Klein’s work focuses on portraits whom portray our eternal youth and the disconnect society goes through between both the world and themselves.
Lindsay Ellary (1991)
Successful photographer Lindsay Ellary has been featured by Nike, Vogue, The New Yorker and more.
Lindsay Ellary’s Work
Chanell Stone (1992)
Successful Los Angeles based-photographer, Chanell Stone, has been featured in galleries throughout San Francisco and New York. Stone is known for being featured at the Museum of the African Diaspora with the launch of her solo exhibition, Natura Negra in 2019 through 2020.
Sonya Kvasha (1993)
Sonya Kvasha, curator of The Nineties Project, is the 1993 for the 90’s. Kvasha is the fashion editor of VOGUE Ukraine.
An Simin (1994)
Born in 1994, An Simin enjoys the appreciation of the body and gender through her photographs. Simin admits that fashion/fashion shows influence her art.
Kristina Podobed (1994)
Photographer Kristina Podobed started her journey similar to everyone else—photographing her life journey and her social life. Podobed realized her love was for capturing what others normally wouldn’t. Podobed’s photography focuses on sexuality and honestly, challenging society’s status quo.
Luca Khouri (1994)
Jamaican born and London raised photographer Luca Khouri, draws his attention to expression through photography. Khouri’s artwork focuses on the female identity.
Morgan Maher (1995)
William Waterworth (1996)
London based photographer, William Waterworth focuses on black & white photographs.
Malick Bodian (1997)
Malick Bodian originally started his adult life as a model, being the focus of other photographer’s eyes. Curious about the photography world, Bodian then started his journey and focused on his hometown.
Jan Philipzen (1997)
Photographer Jan Philipzen has been featured in Ravedeath Conventions that was launched in 2020. Philipzen’s photography work focuses on capturing the stories of fragility.
Toby Zeng (1998)
Toby Zeng’s photography journey begun using his iPhone camera. However, after purchasing a professional camera, Zeng realized that his photographs needs a purpose. Zeng’s work focuses on the human body, one feature at a time.
Clementine Balzaen (1999)
Daniil Kotliar (1999)
Lastly, Danill Kotliar focuses on capturing human life and happiness. Kotliar will bring up an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia, displaying the joys of life.
Featured Image Credit: The Nineties Project