Antonio Privitera was born in Siracusa, Italy, in 1984.
He graduated in cinema and philosophy with BFA from the University of Trieste in 2009. In the same year he obtained a master’s degree in documentary and photography at IED of Venice and received his MFA. Privitera has been the recipient of international grants and awards. His work is widely exhibited in Europe and overseas as well. His photographs have been featured in several publications worldwide.
Currently he lives and works in Rome as a freelance artist, photographer and creative director.
Zelko Nedic’s current photographic art works, created using the time consuming, process heavy technique of wet plate collodion photography, pays tribute to his energetic career and deep passion for image making. This new work, Dot.com, signifies all Nedic’s previous works be the foundation of what is to follow and positions his current work right at the point of arrival – utilising the places he has travelled in his personal (and public) story. The presence of a contradiction between control and risk taking is apparent in most of Nedic’s works. A teenage witness to the horrors of the Bosnian War during the early 90s, Nedic knows what it is to experience a local hell and to escape into imagined havens. Through his collodion images and his earlier works, many reminiscent in texture (but not as extreme in content) of Joel Peter Witkin’s macabre tableaux, Nedic takes us to the edge and out into a world of restrictive possibilities. In his earlier series, Things Around Me, amongst the benign images of a lone chair or lamp, are the more intimate images of a cut hand or a cracked and stained hard-boiled egg. From there he offers up a flamboyant side of life with portraits of a topless woman in a gas mask, a prima donna on her veranda, and a man dressed in a naked woman’s body suit. In his series, Cleansing, hauntingly reminiscent of the 1993 Rolf de Heer film Bad Boy Bubby, Nedic wraps his subject’s body in cling wrap, but unlike in the film where death results, Nedic gives his audience a glimpse of a new life, new breath through ‘cleansing’ via a constrained and potentially deadly process. In his wet plate collodion works, along with the usefulness of ambiguous narrative learned on set as a professional hair and makeup artist/photographer on high-end fashion shoots, Nedic provides his audience landscapes buoyant with symbolism and references to social norms obscured by absurdity. These exquisite, hand coloured photographs reference numerous art styles and movements including the iconic religious works of the middle ages, indigenous Australian dot paintings and early nineteenth-century photographic tableaux. In addition, the images are steeped in a sense of pop culture with a Warhol overtone, through the reproduction of something familiar.
"Whenever I find myself standing with a piece of concrete reality in my hand, I like to observe it and disassemble it to reveal new imaginary scenarios". Emanuele Camerini (b. 1987) is a freelance photographer. He devotes himself full time to visual storytelling, focusing his attention to social and cultural issues. He currently lives and works in Italy.
Photographer situated in Belgium.I'm a social worker in a psychiatric hospital who took up photographing 5 years ago.I recently graduated at the "Haspengouw" photo academy. My pictures are mostly about all aspects of human life seen with a rather melancholic look.
Kamisalak (aka Ludovica De Santis) was born in Rome on may 13th 1991. She spent her childhood in a village near Rome. At the age of 19 she left the country to attend Film theory courses in Sorbonne University in Paris. She is now working as photojournalist and video editor in Milan.
Sidsel Lehn Mehlsen, b. 1994, Aarhus, Denmark. Admitted to the Bachelor's programme of Art & Design at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2017. Received diploma of photography at Krabbesholm Højskole in 2013 and at VERA School of Art & Design in 2016.
I am curious about the versatility of photography and the impact it has on our comprehension of ourselves and our surroundings. My work engages with human behavior through the presentation and representation of public and private space and how we - as human beings - influence our common world. Photography is an inherent part of my work. I investigate the possibilities and limitations of photography through experiments with various polaroid types, analog film and digital errors & enhancements. My work range from a starting point in photography to three-dimensional work with installation and video.
Ken Buslay was born in western Germany in 1987. After many years of living in Berlin and studies at 'Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie', he decided to leave the idea of life in one certain place behind. Today, he curiously travels the world with at least one analogue camera and a field recorder in his bag.
The freedom of going to wherever intuition brings him, living only with the most necessary things, out in the nature or a different culture is the most giving source of creativity and life energy for him.
Andrea Shkreli (b. 1980, Tirana, Albania) grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Thessaloniki in Greece where he studied photography.
A serious accident left Andrea with a complex physical disability. After a long and painful revalidation, Andrea decided to travel and to photograph the places he visited.
Through his photography, Andrea learned to observe, explore and appreciate the world around him in a different way. Since then, for Andrea photography is a means to discover the world, and has become a (new) way of life.
In order to further broaden his knowledge, Andrea studied at the ESP School of Photography and Graphic Design in Thessaloniki, and he continued his studies and graduated his specialization on photography at the Art Academy (Photography) in Bruges, Belgium.
I use film and digital photography to capture tone and atmosphere, at home in London or around the world.
I'm inspired by simplicity, introspection and the things people think, but don't say.
Fanta Kaba was born in 1987 in Paris, where she lives and works. She began her career in Finance before transitioning into photography after obtaining a MA in European Photography.
Her experimental and poetic work invites to contemplation. The textures, the natural elements, the body and the mouvement are at the heart of her photographic work. Focusing on fragments of the human body and of sculptures, she transforms her subjects into intriguing and abstract compositions of lines and texture, of shadow and light. With subtle shades of gray and delicate landscapes, the artists develops a singular and meditative photographic work that allows us to be immersed in a universe of sensations. Her black and white photographs often confuse the line between illusion and reality, a border she often plays with.
Conceived as a visual poetry which evokes rather than explains, her body of work asks questions about humanity, about our perception of reality and about traces of time. She also develops an experimental work with polaroids and around the exploration of the photographic means through a consistent confrontation between analog and digital.
Born Monday 2nd of April 1973 in Gent (Belgium). As a kid I wasn't much of a reader. I watched the pictures of my favorite Tin Tin comics over and over again. Now i'm treating the books of my favorite photographers (Garry Winograd, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Lewis Baltz...) no differently.. a good habit.
In 1993 I finally got a school degree as a car mechanic, but realized soon after that " I don't want to be car mechanic".
September 2000, started an evening photography class for 6 years at St-Lucas Academe in Gent. The academe was a 4 minutes walk from my home.
At the age of 30 I declared "I want to be a photographer".
2013, I realized that it will take a whole lifetime to be a good allround photographer.
I work with a Leica M7, M6 camera and shoot on Kodak T-max film. I always have a camera with me.
I travel alone just to take pictures. With nothing in mind i go for walks or make a road trip an stop at everything that captures my intrest.
I wait months to develop my films in the kitchen. Selections are made from a digital contactsheets (Flatbad scans). From only a final few negatives a print is made.
You can learn a lot from looking a the contactsheets of another photographer... that is why i show my contacts.
I am 27 years old and live in Brussels, Belgium. I like to photograph anything in my surroundings as long as it makes me feel something. I love letting my intuition guide me and letting the world unfold before my eyes.
It is the small scale things of life, the human connections and intimate meetings between
people that I am always looking for. I cherish the ordinary moments in life that we so easily
take for granted.
I work in the analog medium (often with disposable cameras), as I am very attracted to the
Mia Krys is a visual artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. Her work is centered around women, the female form, and movement, pairing old school darkroom techniques with an experimental approach to portray moody, thought provoking narratives.
Craig is a Sydney based photographer with a background as a print maker and graphic designer.
After working in Design for a decade in Australia and the UK, Craig returned to an early love of photography
and has been recognised for both his commercial and personal projects, with several accolades internationally and nationally and he has been exhibited internationally and nationally.
Craig most enjoys the opportunity photography gives him to focus his attention on the smaller details giving them a new perspective. He documents the beautifully dirty, decayed, and hidden, the graphic, fun and unexpected among other things.
(b.1993 in France; currently in Czechia) Partly self-taught, the camera has accompanied me since late childhood. I use it to keep a distance and at the same time exist with others in a social environment, discover new places, face the unknown, and to feel at home when - for short or long periods of time - I travel.
In a context that I document and in more transposable ways, my work relies on other people's emotions and mine. I photograph both friends and strangers, in the intimacy of their homes and outside.
Elizabeth Smarz (b. 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist born, raised, and currently based in Chicago, IL. Elizabeth received Bachelor's degrees in both Contemplative Psychology and Fine Arts from Naropa University in 2014. Elizabeth is intrigued and inspired by nature, Earth-based rituals, consciousness, and spirituality. Elizabeth's work primarily exists as drawings, paintings, and film photography, focusing on a sense of balance, beauty, and drala.
Matthew Thorne is a young Australian film director, and photographer whose work is focused around the relationships between time and community, land, mortality and spirituality.
His recent work includes intertextual film and photographic project, "The Sand That Ate The Sea" a narrative short film shot in opal mining country in South Australia about fatherhood and grief. "Gaib" a docu-narrative film shot on 16mm in a remote fishing village in West Java about death, spirituality, and community. A documentary series "Positive Movements" shot in Baltimore and Philadelphia following an Australian artist as he worked with two community groups in two of the most underprivileged communities in America - and their positive messages. Reportage photography series shot in Iran, South America, and Russia. And a photography book, "For My Father", of photos taken in Japan with his father the week before he died, and published via Palm* (UK).
Other work includes additional second unit direction and photography for Alien: Covenant, and photography on Justin Kurzel’s feature film True History Of The Kelly Gang.
Matthew’s film work has screened at festivals including the Cannes Lions Festival, Young Director Award (Cannes Lions Festival), LA Music Video Festival. And his photography has been exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney and Berlin.
Gabriela’s background growing up in Mexico influenced her fascination for textures and details.
Photography is her tool to stay present.
I was born in 1980. I live in Gdynia, Poland. I studied geography on University of Gdańsk, photo editor by profession in an educational publishing house. In 2018 I graduated from the Tri-City Photography School in Gdynia, where I also currently teach classes with photography students.
The main themes of my photos are still life and a city photo report. I photograph food, take product photography, and in times when I want to take a break from the studio, I go with my camera to the city streets and photograph the noise of everyday life.
I like analog photography, that's why I still use small and medium format cameras
William Mark Sommer (b. 1990) is a film photographer residing in Sacramento, California. Mark has earned his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University and he has exhibited over the United States and Internationally. He has been featured in publications like Stay Wild, Float, Aint Bad, Booooooom, Analog Mag, The Modern-Day Explorer, among others. Mark also has self-published 10 zines and looks to self-publish his first monograph in 2020.
Within Mark’s series he utilizes a long-term documentary mode of storytelling to explore themes of human nature, preservation and empathy. He photographs to further his understanding of a diversity of human experiences, exploring what we hold dear and how our actions shape our environments. He looks for his work to challenge stereotypes by showing the unseen and giving a voice to the misunderstood.
Growing up in the small-bypassed town of Loomis, California, Mark was shaped by the culture of the Lincoln Highway. Experiencing this culture gave him a deep admiration towards small town America and its the history along the fading highways. Following these experiences and admirations has taken him all over the Western United States and brought him a closer understanding with complexities of American culture by seeing history in person and understanding its progressive nature in forgetting the past.
Self-taught, the young artist leaves for Japan when she is 19 years old. She stayed there 6 years before having to go back following the earthquakes of 2011 (Fukushima).
This premature return to zero is a brutal turning point.
From this experience will flow a multidisciplinary work that explores the feeling of a universal existence beyond death and consciousness through erosion and static contemplation. A search for catharsis through the erasure of the present conventional existence. Sometimes just feelings, sometimes studies, the images open a window of observation on the human footprint that disappears with its environment.
Forgotten technologies, stacking materials, and the strange last dance between civilation and nature.
She chose an old Polaroid so she could really feel and catch more carefully the febrile moment rather than madly press a button to catch as much as possible as we all intend to do in our society now.
In 2019 I completed an MFA in Photography at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. I have an extensive background in structural engineering and construction. However, in recent years I’ve changed career and moved into the creative and visual arts. I currently work full time on my photographic practice.
My work focuses on the people and landscape of central rural Ireland where the cultural identity and heritage of the region, has historically been deeply rooted to the land. In recent decades, however, a decline in traditional practices coupled with the expansion of urban centres, and the growth of a commuter lifestyle, has resulted in a progressive detachment from place, community and the land. My practice draws upon this disconnection from our heritage, and the growing sense of otherness with the land, to explore universal themes of belonging and identity through landscape and community.
On the surface my work is part topographical examination of the land and part field documentary with a local and regional focus that implicates national and global issues. The archaeology of history, place and generational memory as a vehicle for metaphorical and personal excavation underpins my investigation.
Within my practice I experiment with other mediums including moving image, sound, text and sculpture often drawing upon my skills as a Structural Engineer.
Thales Banzai is a film and music videos director&producer. Currently he lives in São Paulo/Brazil and is developing a Music Documentary Series and a Feature Documentary on Religion.
was born in 1970 in East Germany. As a graduate of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Babelsberg Film University, Karoline started her professional life as an artist and filmmaker with a passion for photography. Since 2008, Karoline has been intensively involved in photographic processes. Her interest in complex visual narratives is manifest in her photography; in her most recent work, Karoline combines photographs with text and installations.
Karoline lives and works in Berlin. She teaches at various art universities and institutions and curates in galleries.
I worked as a professional advertising photographer in London for over twenty years before giving that up in 2013 to work in the film/TV industry. I currently work as prop master on feature films and the occasional TV drama; also doing the photography of the finished and fully dressed sets. Over the last four years I have been photographing the towns/villages and surrounding countryside of the Deux-Sevres departement in France - specifically the area around the town of Thouars. These images will eventually be part of a solo exhibition and possibly an accompanying book.