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Rising Stars: Meet Emerald Arguelles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emerald Arguelles.

Hi Emerald, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started photography as a journey for individualism, and I feel that I evolve with every shoot. I started shooting concerts at first, and then, I found much more enjoyment and self-fulfillment from building concepts and executing them.

I believe I got to where I am today by always pushing forward and allowing myself always to learn and be inspired.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It hasn’t been a smooth road. I have had creative blocks and I’ve had to sacrifice a lot of time. However, through my journey, I’ve learned that knowing your worth will be a great filter to decide what is worthy of your time and energy.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Emerald Arguelles is a photographer and editor based in Savannah, GA. As a young visual artist, Emerald has become an internationally recognized photographer through her explorations and capturing of Black America. With an audacious mentality, Emerald relentlessly creates a communal space for Black folx in the modern world.

Through her contemporary photographic work, Emerald acknowledges and honors the Black Community, alluding to the importance of cultural acceptance and appreciation that can be recognized for decades to come.

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Growing up, I was a child that was very much to herself. I loved Hot Wheels and bringing home stray animals. But I didn’t have a lot of friends growing up.


  • $150/hr for a Photoshoot

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Headshot photographed by Naequa Petermon

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