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.
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.
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.
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.