Ryker Allen (b. 1997) (they/them) is a gender nonconforming photographer from San Antonio, currently based in New York City focusing on young queer masculinity and the boys they’ve dated. They are the Photo Editor of Hello Mr., having won numerous awards in film and photography, and was named by Conde Nast as “one of the most exciting queers to follow in 2018.” Selections of their work have been shown alongside artists like Nan Goldin, Bruce Weber, Jack Pierson and more at Colette in Paris, photo shows like Unseen Amsterdam, and emerging photographer auctions with Dan Cooney Fine Art. Ryker’s work has been featured by publications like Interview Magazine, Wonderland, Document Journal, W magazine, OUT, Nylon Japan, VICE, i-D, A Part, Fucking Young, Hello Mr., and much more. They are currently studying at The School Of Visual Arts, working on a BFA in Photo & Video.
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- Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative IndustryWe asked influential LGBT+ icons to nominate trailblazers who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 100 trailblazing LGBT+ folk breaking barriers and inspiring change! We’re on a mission to explore and tackle inequalities in the creative industry - this is why we run diversity initiatives, dedicating our curated projects and people sections on The Dots to undersung groups. This brings together an abundance of dazzling work from diverse cr100
- Editorial Photography