Esther Van Halem, born in 1996, is a photographer based out of Long Island, New York. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Photography and Related Media at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Esther uses the suburban backdrop of her hometown to explore youth and the uncertainty of growing up. In 2021, her project titled Mixed Media (a collaborative project with her sister Naomi) was featured in the Soho Photos Emerging Artists online exhibition.