HRY SPACE Talk: "Portraiture and Fashion Photography in the Digital Age"


On June 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm, HRY SPACE in collaboration with SIMPL MAG will be hosting HRY SPACE Talk under the theme:

"Portraiture and Fashion Photography in the Digital Age"

Food & drinks will be provided at the event reception, the talk starts at 6:30 pm sharp.

HRY SPACE Talk is an integral programming of HRY SPACE, for which we bring industry leading individuals together in a room filled with artworks from a generation of artists that are radically reshaping the contemporary art scene, hearing them share their experiences and ideas on their own works, and how we collectively move forward to drive positive impact for millennial culture worldwide.


Gabriel Perez Silva is a 22 year old photographer whose career is still new, but rapidly growing. Born in Colombia and raised in South Florida, he was a competitive swimmer for most of his life until a serious surgery set him back. It was when he stopped swimming that his artistic career blossomed. In the past two years, he has lived in Miami, Florence, and now New York. One of his first big breaks was being the personal photographer for model Winnie Harlow while she attended the 2018 Met Gala. Since then, Gabriel’s work has been featured in Vogue, PAPER Mag, L’Officiel, People, and more. He has a body of work featuring actors like Tommy Dorfman and Dylan Sprouse, and models Salem Mitchell and Bella Hadid. Notably one of his biggest achievements was shooting Winnie Harlow for MAC’s 25 year anniversary of Viva Glam; a recreation of Rupaul's 1994 campaign. His portfolio is a mixture of portraiture both on and off a set, candid street-style photos, and unique experimental photography.

JEIROH YANGA (@jeiroh)

Jeiroh grew up in the Philippines before moving to California when he was 14 years old. While attending the Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, his fascination with photography only grew stronger. After much online research and trial and error, his photographic practice developed into a career. His portraits are personal and delicate shot in a casual polaroid style. These headshots are simple, yet effective, showing emotion and attitude through his model’s poses and expressions. Jeiroh’s work includes a polaroid series for VMAN, show packages for multiple model agencies, and shots of stars such as Jean Paul Gautier, Jeremy Scott, and Emily Ratajowski. One of his more recent achievements was shooting the cover story for L’Officiel USA “We Love New York” that included some of New York’s key characters.


Guvanch Agajumayev is a 24 year old fashion stylist who is originally from Turkmenistan. Growing up in Central Asia, Guvanch participated in an exchange program that brought him to Big Fork, Montana for his high school education. After graduating, he returned to Turkmenistan to study English education and literature, but after a few years, decided to move to New York to pursue a career in fashion. Since moving here, he has really made a name for himself. He has multiple PAPER Mag editorials under his belt featuring names like Gus Kentworthy, Emily Ratajowski, and Ashlee Simpson. He is no stranger to styling world famous drag queens like Aquaria, Yvie Oddly, and Plastique Tiara, all of whom have competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race. He blends up and coming designer clothing with luxury brands, and sometimes even garments of his own design.

This HRY SPACE Talk is co-organized by Matthew Stejbach (@mattstejbach).

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