She was born under Northern skies, in the Netherlands. She has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Italy, Algeria, the Caribbean, Chile, Portugal and Romania.
During her biology studies with a major in philosophy at Wageningen (the Netherlands), Margrieta started with a variety of studies in bronze casting, painting, etching and ceramics. Her work embraces poetry, sculpture, but her main creative outlet is photography.
I am interested in the perceived dichotomy between the transient and the permanent and the fluidity of the experiential relationship with these states. I’m drawn to vegetation and natural elements as an expression of this, and in connection to place. My work combines analogue and digital technologies with alternative processes to create “a unique mood and energy”, tracking my physical and emotional experience both in process and subject matter. My work is intended for print, projection, and site-specific installation.
San Sebastián, 1976.
It wouldn’t be fair to say that I’m a self-taught photographer. My father was my teacher. By the age of 6 I was already taking photos. I grew up between his slices. At about the age of 21 I quit photography, very unmotivated. But 12 years later, in 2009, I bought a new camera and started again. It’s a big gap, but I don’t regret it. It’s just the way it was. My parents made me love travelling. I took Tourism Studies at the University. I enjoy travelling as much as taking photographs.
What motivates me to keep on taking photos is very simple: I love to frame the world. Capture the life and show it the way I see it. It’s the best way I know to express myself.
2013: Life Framer Winner. Theme: A World of Culture
2013: Life Framer Finalist. Theme: A Human Touch
2015: Life Framer Finalist. Theme: Six Continents
Thomas’ work is many things at once; painting, photography, poem and sculpture.
Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, he moved to London in the 90s, where he continued to make work and exhibit internationally. He graduated with a MA Photography (distinction) from Central Saint Martins, UAL London in 2014. The Brexit vote and uncertainty, because of being a foreigner had certainly direct or indirectly an impact on Thomas’ recent work. He is now dividing his time between the calming Island of Mallorca and busy London.
I am a contemporary fine art photographer and also a psychologist, based in Los Angeles. My work captures the moments that surround us and that we often overlook in the mundane of everyday living.
I want the viewer to reach beyond the obvious, feel an emotion, or think about something in a new way. I prefer to shoot whatever catches my eye as I go out into the world, and I call these “found images.” I’m drawn to singular scenes like a boy in a lingerie shop, a tree with sneakers hanging from it in the middle of nowhere at moonrise, or something about shapes, patterns, or colors. My photos are typically presented without compositing or major Photoshop editing.
I love when someone thinks that an image is set up rather than captured or is made by some kind of photographic manipulation when actually it is what the camera saw. I’m delighted when people don’t know what they are looking at in a photo, but love it anyway.
Massimiliano Pugliese was born in Rome in 1970. After graduating in Economics and
Statistics, he carried on his Photography studies at the Istituto Superiore di Fotografa e
Comunicazione Integrata (ISFCI) in Rome. For years, beside his job at a public authority,
he has been nurturing his photographic activities achieving personal projects through
an intimate language. Thanks to his strong authorial style, he stands out very soon in
several contests and photographic prizes, and his works have been displayed in several
national and international expositions.
moments of uneasiness
searching for... what really?
erring in the chaos
between laughter and tears
the sign and the signification
small lives that soon will be
gone and forgotten
I’m a photographer and avid explorer who finds inspiration in the everyday world around me. With camera in hand, I’m on a journey in search of capturing that one moment that would otherwise go unnoticed. Often, that moment is spontaneous, unplanned, and gone forever, unless preserved in a picture.
My work spans many genres of photography; nature, macro, fine art and street photography. I put a lot of effort into making each picture unique and personal. Using light, shadow, texture and contrast, my aim is to guide the viewer’s focus and set the mood. I hope to evoke that same emotion I felt when I took the picture.
Photography is my passion; from capturing that special moment to making it uniquely mine. I find great joy in sharing my journey and art with others.
Lover of politics, urban landscapes, & film
'Last Frame' for B+W Photography Magazine | April 2015
You can find me on Twitter: @m_molfetas
His voyeuristic, dimly-lit shots transform innocuous London scenes into something altogether more sinister (Timeout London Magazine)
Having two rival countries to call his home and feeling like an alien in both of them, Russian-American photographer Ilya Popenko explores the lines between national, collective and personal identities. His photography work ranges from street portraits, to cityscapes, to conceptual projects that involve models, carefully chosen locations, elaborate lighting and hyper realistic latex masks.
Ilya was born in 1980 in Moscow, Russia. In 1996 he immigrated to the USА where he graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in photography and had been working in various fields of photography ever since. In the series of solo exhibitions that he had both in Russia and in the US in the past two years Ilya has been successful in combining his photography work, his large scale illustrations and performances by his music project Mad Meg.
I make photography with my soul, capturing different moments of my life. I see the world differently through the lens of my camera; it has taught me to notice beauty when sadness surrounds me.
I’ve always been fascinated by people. I like looking at them, studying their characteristics, their reaction, getting to know their stories. I believe each human being is unique, beautiful and unpredictable.
I won many photography competitions including: National Award 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, PWP’s 37th Anniversary International, Shoot The Face International Portrait Photography Award, TZIPAC, Px3, IPA, 35photo awards and many more.
My photographs have been exhibited in places such as London, Krakow, Dublin, Vermont, New York, Vienna, Cairo, Rome, Switzerland, Athens, Moscow, India, France (Saint Gilles Croix de Vie) and many more.
My works have appeared in various publications & websites including: Adore Chroma Magazine, Silvershotz Magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine Uk, PH magazine, Worbz, Blur Magazine, Camera Obscura Journal, DPI Magazine, Tribe Magazine, Musse magazine, Foto4all, CHIP Foto Video, Photo Magazine, Fine Art Photo Magazine, Lookslikefilm, Seamlessphoto”
Although Kuehl enjoys photographing a variety of subjects, his work is rooted in nighttime landscapes. His series Savannah Nights has exhibited internationally and gained him inclusion in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Tenth as one of the Top 100 Emerging American Photographers. Kuehl was named 25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers by the Center for Documentary Studies. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Vogue, PDN, National Geographic Traveler among many others.
Kuehl works as a professor at SCAD and a freelance photographer based in Hong Kong.
Né en 1959 à Marseille. Vit et travaille à Marseille.
Justine Tjallinks is an Amsterdam-based Dutch Artistic Photographer. She started her career as a magazine Designer and Art-Director and worked for leading fashion titles. After several years of working with photography she wanted to create imagery as she envisioned and took the leap towards a new career in 2014.
Justine aims to capture the uniqueness of individuals and the diversity of human beauty, often backed by a story of social importance. Inspired by the master painters from the Dutch Golden Age, her artworks feature muted colours and balanced compositions. Fashion design is used as an additional means of expression.
Even though a sense of nostalgia speaks through her art, the aim is to always
remain in line with the contemporary zeitgeist.
Hakim Boulouiz is a Professional Photographer and an Expert in Urban aesthetics with a multidisciplinary training. After receiving a diploma in Architecture, a diploma in Filmmaking, a Master's degree in Territory Planning, he completed a PhD at the University of Geneva analyzing the mutual inspiration between urban modernity and the art of short film. Hakim considers street photography as a visual recycling. Like a sculptor manufacturing several forms from scrap metal or a designer working to give waste new life in a new use. Hakim has won several international photography awards. He currently lives and works in Switzerland.
Olympe Tits is a self-taught photographer. Born in Marseille, 3rd April 1992, she has now settled in Antwerp, Belgium.
She combines this with a life as a contemporary dancer, teaching at the Royal Ballet school of Antwerp and choreographing for dance-theatre pieces. In 2012, she began taking photographs. And this need to explore different disciplines is a core motivation, helping her understand more of the world around us.
Olympe’s dance experience helps her to achieve a different vision in photography. Through dance, she learned the aesthetics of the body in space: how movement can narrate stories, how to communicate with body’s angles and shapes, and how to express feelings in an abstract way.
Her work is an ode to the physical reality and femininity. How can we feel emotions through the infinite expressions of human form, through vibrant colors, and through the exploration of universal ideas? Always working with women, it is in staged photography, exploring such questions that Olympe finds her stride. Her pictures strive to illustrate the inescapable search for self-discovery and identity; and through her work she highlights that every human body carries a story with it.
A body never lies. Every small movement tells something, even if we are often not aware of it. And it is these nuanced truths that our body reveals, that Olympe tries to explore, interpret and capture in her photographs. Playfully contorting and directing her subjects, she sees her pictures as choreographies. The focus is on the body in space, the gesture, the colors and clothes, the setting and the emotion their combined atmosphere creates. Choreography here evolves into a still life of abandoned gestures - sometimes fragile, sometimes absurd - quietly forming an enchanting story. It is then left to the viewers to search and feel for the deep emotions hidden within her character’s bodies.
Her work has been shown at different places and galleries in Antwerp, Gent, London, Biel, Paris, Miami,Perth,..
In march 2016 Olympe won the Belgium National Award at the prestige Sony World Photography Awards.
Olympe was chosen among thousands of portfolios from Europe to compete with 11 other photographers for Master of Photography’s 150,000€ grand prize. A TV Program from Sky Arts, the show broadcast across England, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Ireland. Olympe has brought home a second place title.
Born in Malta and inspired by the fluidity of light, Kenneth has been capturing moments for as long as he can remember. He is now translating his inner states and emotions into narrative, deconstructed images and is evermore deeply intrigued by the underlying meanings which photography can convey.
He took part in various collective exhibitions in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 with other artists involved in different media.
Arnaldo Abba Legnazzi is a Milan-based italian photographer.
In August 2014 he graduated with honorable mention at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. During those years he refined his vision by working with celebrity and portraits photographers like Douglas Kirkland and Joe Pugliese.
Arnaldo is attracted to photography by the need to record and to document: narrate the world’s protagonists and tell their stories
I am a freelance street/editorial/travel photographer based in San Francisco but tra
Eduardo started his career working for renown photographers in L.A. and San Francisco. Later he worked full time as a staff photographer for The Sharper Image catalog company in San Francisco. His most recent clients include Bayer Health Care, Novartis, Intuit, among others. He's also an award-winning street photographer. Eduardo lives in Oakland, with his wife and two fun cats, Sprinkler, and Tiger.
Michael Martin is an artist and teacher who specializes in photography. After serving as Associate Professor and Academic Dean for two decades at Cogswell College in San Jose, California, he was recently appointed as Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. He lives and works in San Jose, California.
Michael’s community service work includes Board President of WORKS/San Jose Gallery, the City of Santa Clara Cultural Advisory Commission, and most recently Chair of the San Jose Arts Commission, where he was also member of the nationally recognized Public Art Committee and the San Jose Mineta Airport Art Program Oversight Committee.
Carina Wachsmann was born in Ulm (Germany), she holds a Bachelor degree in Media Design from University Schwäbisch Hall and studied photography and film with awarded scholarship at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio. She has lived 8 years in Rome and is based in Paris since 2013. Carina Wachsmann is a multidisciplinary artist, she works as a photographer, filmmaker, art director and designer and has over 15 years of international work experience in visual arts and communication. Her awarded photographs have been published in books and magazines and exhibited on international art shows.
I am a contemporary photographer currently residing in Ventura, California. For over a decade now I have been visiting Japan and documenting different cities across the country. I am shooting film with a Mamiya C330 medium format camera and a Nikon F3 35mm camera. In an attempt to capture how dense and layered, cities like Tokyo and Osaka can be, I have used in-camera double exposures, long exposures and window reflections. Much of the work (including studio work) reflects the influence of Japanese culture and science fiction and is distinguished by a dark, atmospheric quality that suggests a larger story behind each image.
This project, ANALOG JAPAN, was started over a decade ago on my first trip to Tokyo. Since that first visit, I have returned almost every year to photograph as much of the culture and beauty that Japan has to offer. The larger cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya are so dense and packed with visual stimulation. I wanted to capture as much of the visual impact that these cities offer using analog film cameras.
I love the way different film stocks capture different looks throughout Tokyo. Some of the photographs are double exposures or layered window reflections that show how rich and dense these cities can be. Other photos are simply shots that show the grand scale of a city like Tokyo.
Experimental photographer with an interest in quirky images, unusual landscapes, and interweaving my work with sociopolitical issues (plastic waste, environmental awareness). Enjoy a technical challenge, yet sometimes miss the forest for the trees.
I am an advertising art director turned photographer and since my teenage years I have carried a camera everywhere I go.
I have worked at some terrific ad agencies under (and alongside) amazing people and so for 25 years I have been steeped in the world of ideas. I hope this gives my photos an extra dimension.
I love ideas, I love humour, I love photos that are what I call 'never ending photos'. They reward you every time you look at them.
Street photography can be more than shapes, shadows, silhouettes, movement, colours. It can be rich in ideas and humour as Elliot Erwitt has shown his whole career.
My photographs were reviewed in a magazine in China recently and I managed to get the Mandarin text translated. The reviewer said: “Sometimes it needs you to just enjoy (his work), sometimes it requires your eyes to listen to the jokes it’s telling you.” I now call the way I work ‘Listening With My Eyes’.
Life gives constantly and I consider my photos to be gifts, it is almost seeing without looking. I do not search out the photographs, the photographs happen to me - in the same way that we do not 'do' listening but still are aware of the sounds that surround us.
In August I was honoured to be the winner of the Leica / Street Photography International Award for 2018/19.
Strong-minded catlover/wanderer/pizza backer/rally navigator/sundresslover/art teacher/ with a sweet tooth
My name is Anne (1993, South-Africa), I live and work in a secluded and very quiet part of the Netherlands called Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. In February 2016 I graduated from the Fontys College for the Arts in Tilburg. I went there thinking I would become a painter, but the attraction to photography became stronger every year. My final work was a photo series. Since my graduation I have had the opportunity to show my work during various group exhibitions and a solo exhibition.
In my photos I like to test the boundary between reality and fiction. Our former experiences and emotions color how we perceive things, which means that your truth does not have to be that of another. I find this a fascinating fact. A recurring theme for me is human vulnerability.
My interest is cities - their buildings, the spaces between buildings, evolution and change, construction and deconstruction, people in urban space – interior and exterior. Painting is a greater influence on my work than photography. An education in the Bauhaus method causes me to look at graphic potential, collage, and geometry – the exploration of the line between figuration and abstraction – including Modernist and Cubist principles. Art is as I find it, an expression of the moment, or of the infinite.
My work has been shown in solo and group shows and is represented in private and corporate collections in Toronto, Vancouver, Montgomery, Houston, and Perth, Australia.
Self-taught photography lover, wedding photographer, street photography enthusiast.
Growing up in rural Central New York, Chris promptly moved to NYC right out of high school and later earned his BFA in Photography from SUNY Purchase. After doing some time enlisted in the US Navy, he attended The School of Visual Arts MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media in NYC. While considering himself well rounded in practice and technique, he is drawn towards political events, breaking news, editorials and candid imagery for his personal work. He is particularly interested in working with non-profits, volunteers, rural society and communities as well as civil/public servants and people with humanistic leanings and exciting experiences they're willing to share. In addition to his media work, Chris is an avid cyclist and bike racer that enjoys long-distance trail riding and the outdoors. His work has been featured in numerous print, and online publications such as Cosmopolitan, PDN, Feature Shoot, Bustle, We Call it Stitch, La Republicca, and Il Post. He is presently living in Raleigh, NC on a 10-month documentary residency for the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and is available for assignments in the eastern United States.
My pictures are mostly from streets around the world. Where ever I am I walk the streets, or waiting in a corner looking for interesting colors, shadows and people. Trying to find moments of everyday life, something weird, colorful, friendship or loneliness.
Trying to get the time for me and my camera when not working as a copywriter. I'm living in Kungsbacka, a small town on the Swedish West coast, just outside Gothenburg, with my wife and for another year or two (I guess) my daughter and my son just a block away.
A dedicated collector of photography, photo books and dreaming about making my own.
I was born in 1974 and I studied Economics. At the age of 36 I decided to quit my job and fully devote myself to photography. I began to study photography, starting from its history, its language and its greatest authors. Today I am a documentary photographer and a teacher.
I am particularly interested in two themes:
1) humanistic photography that captures people when they lower their guard and let go, with or without awareness, of the image of themselves that they would like others to see;
2) the investigation about the concept of physical and spiritual “reclusion” to which the man is subjected or undergoes by choice.
My photographs have been exhibited in Tokyo, Bruxelles, San Francisco, Paris, Rome, London, Barcelona, Hamburg, Trieste.
Together with my wife Adele we offer wedding reportage services proposing a documentary and innovative vision of ceremony photography. We are also the directors of Meshroom, one of the largest photography schools in central Italy.
Some of my work is distributed for editorial purposes by Parallelozero Photo Agency.
I live in Marquette, MI and I enjoy taking pictures along the shores of Lake Superior.
Mark studied engineering and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His interest in film and photography began in his late teens, working on short animations and mainly monochrome images. Now based in South Buckinghamshire, UK, his practice is focussed in documentary photography, with his main interests in Social Documentary and occasional Street Photography.
Although largely self-taught, he has also attended a number of courses, to build specific skills. In June 2014 he gained his Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) and has completed a number of short courses including MoMA (Seeing Through Photographs), London Street Photography Symposium, Magnum Education on Photobooks and Publishing, Magnum Workshops and other documentary workshops.
Born in 1977 in Jastrzebie Zdroj (Poland), Damian Chrobak is a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers since 2010, founder of Un-Posed – street photography collective assembling several leading artists of this stream who were born in Poland but work in different countries.
After studying at Academy of Photography in Warsaw, Poland, Damian Chrobak moved to London in 2004, where he completed a Black & White Photography course at the University of Arts in London. Since then he is documenting city’s street life. His works were published in United Kingdom, Germany, United States of America, New Zealand, Poland and other European countries.Currently photographer is based in London and working on his documentary and street photography projects.
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From childhood, Iris Duvekot (Amsterdam, 1987) has been an observer. She sees the beauty in things, even if that beauty is not immediately visible. In her work, interaction and contact are key. She creates a personal bond with her subject and creates a trusting environment. This enables her to depict people in a natural way. She looks through her lens, but the lens does not create a barrier between Iris and her environment. Her images are pure, genuine and often a bit mysterious. They are powerful images that seem
life-like, as if they might move. (text by Renee Leeuw for Photography book The Workshop, MENDO 2017)
Lee Musgrave studied primarily with Hans Burkhardt and Fritz Faiss. Burkhardt was a studio partner of Arshile Gorky and Mark Tobey. Faiss studied at the Bauhaus with Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. He is the recipient of an American National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and his work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He specializes in abstract photography for which he has received several international awards including from 2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards; and was most recently exhibited in the 2018 Barcelona Foto Biennale & 2017 Pollux Awards, Spain; at Galerie Sehnsucht, Rotterdam, NL; at Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; at SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC plus one of his recent abstract photographs was selected by Sarah Meister, Photography Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York for a special online ‘still life’ exhibit for The Photo Review Magazine while Aline Smithson, founder and Editor of Lenscratch included his work in the 2019 Annual Photographic Exhibition at LA Artcore, Los Angeles. It was also featured in the 2016 Berlin Foto Biennale; in Art Ascent Magazine June 2018; in Artness Contemporary Magazine September 2018; in DoHo Magazine November 2017 online edition; in 2017 LandEscape Contemporary Art Review, Anniversary Edition; in the inaugural edition of Create Magazine; and in L’Oeil de la Photographie e-zine, 27 February 2016. His complete resume can viewed on his website www.leemusgrave.com He lives in White Salmon, Washington, USA.
I was born in 1953 in Basel, Switzerland, where I attended the Art School in graphics and photography. I worked in commercial advertising before being appointed as broadcast designer at Swiss Television in Lugano on the range of Motion Graphics.
- 2015 Finalist and "Honorable Mention" - International Fine Art Photography Contest "Interaction"
- 2016 Finalist - "Enhanced" Category - Sony World Photography Awards
- 2016 3rd Place National Award (Switzerland) - Sony World Photography Awards
- 2017 Finalist - "Open" Category - SIPA Siena International Photo Awards
Alessandro Cirillo, Bari, Italia
Independent photographer his research moves on the themes of the mutations of the territory with reference to the people who live there and on the concept of identity and relationship. Collaborate with agencies, private and public institutions. He regularly holds photography courses, workshops and master classes in public and private schools, in Italy and abroad. He has exhibited in many important Italian cities, including Milan, Rome, Venice, Genoa, Bari, Lecce and also abroad, in Switzerland, France, and Russia. His photographs are part of prestigious collections including those of the Giacomo Costa Foundation in Genoa and the Palazzo Vendemini (Savignano sul Rubicone) in Italy and those of the Musée de l'Elysèe in Lausanne in Switzerland and the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in Saint Petersburg. Russia. In 1999 he won the Portfolio in Piazza in Savignano sul Rubicone under the direction of Mario Cresci and, in 2013, the Confini prize for contemporary photography in Italy.
His short movie "Una storia di Piero" won in 2016 the Next Generation Film Festival in Triggiano (Ba) and in 2017 the Best Cinematographic Opera Award at the Festival Luccica in Bari. He is present as an author in several volumes including "Territori del Cinema "by Gangemi publishing house. He has been working as a photo editor and book designer for several years and has published numerous publications.
I photograph people in motion. I photograph what unfolds before me to capture an emotion and to tell a story.
I want to capture an instance where you can look at the photo and you would say: “I remember that moment, I remember what I was thinking, I know what I was feeling”. Instead of posing you and you saying: “oh, what a pretty picture”. I want to show you in pictures what you would normally take for granted.
Over the last nine years I represented Great Britain on the World Cup and World Championships in Winter Biathlon. As an athlete I started photography and through sport my photography developed.
I use my experience gained from capturing athletes in motion and I apply those principles to telling a story in sport, wedding and lifestyle photography.
Photography is both a recorded and a representational reality. There are some places, moments, and circumstances can seize the awakening eye in some aspect of their movement, their arrangement of form and light, in such a way that the single photo becomes complete language. Or it may be only a glimpse, perhaps even a type of glyph in an incomplete story. With all of this in mind, coupled with a deep longing, I seek to capture sensual places, full of creative tension; at times these places seem uneasy for reasons I am not fully certain of - perhaps they are only uneasy to myself. I am forever inspired by circumstances where intensity and emotion exist, or conversely, are made conspicuous by their absence...an unsettled sterility.
Stephanie Foden is a freelance documentary photographer who works mainly in the Americas. Her work, which often explores themes of culture, coming-of-age and journeys, depicts a deep, delicate sense of intimacy and mystery, however paradoxical it might sound.
Her work has been recognized by the Magenta Foundation, Artpil's 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, NPAC, RMG Exposed, Smithsonian Magazine photo contest, TAPSA and the National Geographic Award at the Eddie Adams Workshop.
Stephanie has worked with The New York Times, TIME, National Geographic Travel, The Guardian, ESPN, Amnesty International and CNN Parts Unknown.
Once upon a time I was a graphic designer until I discovered the joy of travel, which was when I hit the road with my backpack. After six years of globetrotting I settled into office life within the travel industry. Photography became my hobby, then the pesky thing got out of hand... so back in the summer of '15 I made my passion into my career. Today, and every day, I do what I love.
Hon Hoang is a Vietnamese-American street, portrait, and event photographer currently based in South Korea. He was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, but grew up in Los Angeles, California. He began studying Photography shortly after graduating from UCLA where he studied Psychology. He sees Photography as a medium that answers questions, satisfies curiosity, and showcases the things that are often left unseen.
He is currently working as a freelancer and on various photography projects such as www.enflight.design
I am Xavier, a Brighton based photographer, I cover a variety of styles and mediums to cater for your needs, I do specialise in music and event photography as well as promo and pr. I have been playing with cameras for nearly 30 years, but professionally I have been shooting for five. Like so many others I fell into my vocation by accident. I love my job and I love photography, I am enjoying the journey and I never stop learning.
Martin Tscholl has been studying fine art photography at Ostkreuzschule Berlin at the seminar Ludwig Rauch. Furthermore he holds an M.A. in Visual Anthropology and is a research associate at the Natural History Museum in Berlin where he conducts research about cultural perception of nature and works in environmental communication.
2019 The Independent Photographer, Talents Of The Year 2019, CLB Gallery, Berlin
2019 The Independent Photographer, Talents Of The Year 2019, Fifty dots Gallery - Barcelona
2019 Group exhibition "The Censored Exhibition" at Copenhagen Photo Festival
2019 Shortlist Athen Photofestival
2019 Group exhibition "Suche nach Schönheit" at Fotofestival Lenzburg
2019 Group exhibition "Abstract" at The SE Center for Photography
2019 Fine Art Photography Award - Category Landscape: Nominee
2019 The Independent Photographer - Color Photography Award 2019: 3rd Prize
2019 Group exhibition "Vom Kopf zum Bild und zurück" at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin.
2018 Group exhibition "Die Unwiderlegbarkeit der Behauptung" at Torstrasse 111 - Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin.
Beyond documentary, portraiture and travel, I feel compelled to make photographs that can capturing recurring images from my stream of consciousness. Categorising is counter to my process but images have coalesced around self discovery, hegemony, social injustice and the fragility of life. They are pre-visualised and my challenge is to give them physical form. I am a student at the Photographic Studies College in Melbourne.
began my photography in 1969 with a pentax K1000. Worked as a freelance for hometown newspaper, started my own business in 1972. What brought me to photography was my search for an artistic outlet
Xavier Tera is an award winning portrait and documentary photographer, from Canada, but who has been living between London, NYC and Tokyo. He is working for the likes of Vogue, GQ, The New York Times T Magazine and many more.
After a PhD in Comparative Literature, she discovered photography and became interested in minimalism.
Since then, she has explored the subtleties of her daily life by giving them a graphic and refined touch.
In 2017, she was a finalist for the Siena International Photo Prize.
Isis Ascobereta lives and works in Paris.
Rachael McArthur is a lens based artist currently living in Providence, Rhode Island. She has graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University with a BFA in Photography and attending Rhode Island School of Design for her MFA. In her work, she is interested in exploring femininity, sexuality and the fantasy.
Time is fleeting moments unraveling before us.The weaving of the human experience within nature is unique and boundless.I revel in this process ;untamed and open eyed as a individual documenting the collective ... contemporary history captured for an instant then forgotten forever.
In the film era I used to shoot with a Ricoh, I was a teen and I was particularly interested in the development of the film. I remember coping with the magnifier, the chemicals, the paper on which I used to print my pictures. Just after the college my passion vanished, I don’t know exactly why.
My interest for photography came back with the advent of the digital era. It was not until 2008 that I bought a digital camera, the Nikon D300 which I am still using.
Photography gives me the chance to use a different language. Elements, composition, colours, can resonate in those who look at my works, so establishing a non-verbal communication, sharing empathy beyond physical borders. That’s the power of photography in my opinion: relationship.
I am particularly interested in shooting portrait, architectural features and conceptual studios.
I live in Padua, Italy.
For many years I have dedicated myself to street photography which, I think, can help us understand the reality we are experiencing.
All my projects want to stimulate a reflection and interpretation in a social and anthropological key on the reality in this particular historical moment.
I am an artist photographer. I have done a 3 Years B.A. Hons in Photography from University College Falmouth, UK.
I have been doing photography for the past 20 years and I love to delve into the surreal. I personally do not delve into documentation of the world, but personally love to capture a mood or the surreal feeling. It is like a memory that is stirred when someone passes by wearing a familiar perfume.
I was previously interested in abstract photography but saw there is this funny blurry abstract in the world around, especially in a city like Kolkata, India where I belong as the chaos is hundred to thousand folds.
Photography to me is sort of a personal exercise in capturing the essence of a place rather than recording it. To me, it has always been more meditative than dramatic.
I am based in Bristol and work mainly in fine art, portrait and street photography. My work has been shown in the in New York, San Fransisco, Miami, Portland
Dian Hymer is a Bay Area photographic artist whose work explores culture, history, and projects that employ landscape and portraiture to examine social, urban and environmental issues.
She received a BA and MA from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also advanced to candidacy for a PhD degree in Anthropology. Formerly a successful real estate broker, nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of consumer oriented real estate books, Dian Hymer now pursues fine art and documentary photography with the unique perspective of exploring architecture and its impact on the landscape and human behavior.
She has studied photography at the University of California Berkeley, the Art and Design Center in San Francisco, and at intensive photographic workshops at Santa Fe Photography Workshops and Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). Workshop instructors included renowned San Abell, Arthur Meyerson and Aline Smithson. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including the East Bay Journal and Lenscratch and was recognized for her work in the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s “The Creative Portrait” Exhibition. Dian currently lives in Oakland, CA.
Dimitri Mellos was born in Athens, Greece, but since 2005 has called New York City home. He studied philosophy and psychology and is a largely self-taught photographer. As a child, he used to walk around with an old Kodak Instamatic camera (with no film loaded), pretending to be taking pictures. He rediscovered his passion for photography only many years later, this time around making sure there was film (or an SD card) in the camera. He works mainly on long-term, self-initiated projects. His work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo shows, and has garnered several prestigious awards and accolades, including being a Finalist for the Visura Grant and the Magnum Expression Award, and a Juror’s Pick at the Lensculture Magnum Photography Awards.
John Szarkowski said of Garry Winogrand that “his ambition was not to make good pictures, but through photography to know life.” This statement perfectly describes Dimitri’s photographic aspirations as well.
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.
Roger Grasas was born in Barcelona in 1970. He began his academic studies in 1995 at the Photography Faculty of the Catalunya Politechnical University where he specialized in landscape and documentary photography. In 2000 enrolled at the University of Barcelona where obtained a bachelor in Philosophy of Aesthetics and a Master on Aesthetics and Contemporary Art.
Grasas began his professional career as a photographer in 2002 documenting cooperation projects for international foundations, ngo's and for UNESCO. Since then, traveling becomes the core of his artistic work, translating his experiences and reflections into visual arts. Regular contributor to several Spanish (El País, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Ara etc) and international publications (National Geographic, Wired, Esquire etc ).
His body of work approaches the relationship between history and present, the role that technology reveals within the post-modern digital society and the state of confusion that human being suffers in the contemporary landscape. Sociopolitical issues such as globalization and philosophical concepts such as the 'difference', 'hyperreality' and 'alienation' generated by the capitalist society are also common places of his work.
His projects have been exhibited in galleries, photography festivals or institutions of Spain, France, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Brasil and Mexico. I n 2017 his latest projects 'Atenea' and 'Min Turab' have been published and distributed worldwide by prestigious RM publishing house. Several international awards or selections including Art Photo Bcn 2014, Photolucida 2017 Contest, Head ON Sydney Festival, Center for Fine Art Photography landscape Award, finalist at Lens Culture Exposure Awards 2018 and winner of PhotoEspaña Descubrimientos 2018.
trying to make true my dreams...
PF was born in Überlingen/ Germany. 1987 he started studying painting/grafics
at the university of fine arts in Nurnberg. 1993 he finished his studys at the university of fine
arts/ Stuttgart( Masterclass R.Schoofs). After this he had his first contacts with photography over his
brother who is also an photographer.With his from fine art paintings influenced photographys he
took part at many exhibitions in germany and abroad.
PF lives and works in Stuttgart/Germany
When I was a child, I used to spend most of the time drawing – to play, to learn, to escape, and even as a way to interact with others. My grandfather taught my father how to draw, thus I inherited it. Because illustration was an activity I always enjoyed, I decided to study Fashion Design, only to find out later that such a world was definitely not for me. Luckily, all the disappointment and pressure I had while dropping University only served as inspiration for me to immerse myself in Photography.
I started working with an analog camera; a tool that remains untamed in my hands, which is the reason I still adore it. Regardless of how much I can control the camera, there are always elements of surprise interfering with my expectations. I allow a great deal of my work to feature interferences which happen freely, as if somehow I become aware that sometimes I must lose control during the process and give space to other forces (whatever they might be). But I am also a strong user of flash, digital and even mobile cameras – for me, all tools are valid.
My interests lie in Street and Documentary Photography, as well as more poetic approaches with no strings attached to reality; as long as there is some sort of provocation either in the theme or in the visual of those images.
Seeking a way out of his deep and long depression, Sunyé familiarises himself with the theme of trauma. He learns that early childhood trauma is burried deep in our subconsious yet defines our present. In a sense, we thus become prisoners of our past.
During the summer of 2016 Sunyé visits the battlefields of Verdun in France and is strikken by the idea that this entanglement with our past doesn’t only play out on an invidiual level but on a societal level too. He finds that the wars we commemorate distract us from the fact that the violence never ended. What do peace and freedom mean when no bombs fall over our heads but inside ourselves we are still trapped?
Sunyé feels at home between the ruins and the silence he finds on the shooting locations he visits between 2016 and 2018. He is soothed by the humming of the engine during thousands of miles he spends on the road traveling for this project. The prospect of another shoot is what keeps him going through these difficult years.
Two years and over 20 photoshoots later, this series of photographs honours those fallen in collective violence as well as those who today are still trapped within themselves and who keep defying the elusive torments of their own past.
Photojournalist, since 5 years working for Belgian and international media. Publications include De Standaard, Le Monde, Le Courrier International, BBC, Elsevier, De Groene Amsterdammer, Goethe Insitute, among others. I also work for the NGO's Doctors of the World, Doctors Without Borders, Handicap International.
Nikon Press Photograhers Award Stories 2019
State of the World PX3 (Paris Photo) finalist 2019
PX3 (Paris Photo) honorable mention 2019
Life Framer Finalist World Travelers judged by Steve Mc Curry 2019
Brussels Street Photogaprahy Festival Eye Witness Finalist 2019
PX3 (Paris Photo) Second Prize Press Feature Story 2018
IPA (International Photography Awards) General News Third Prize 2018
IPA (International Photography Awards) honorable mention Photo Essay 2018
IPA (International Photography Awards) second honorable mention Photo Essay 2018
Life Framer Finalist 'An instant' 2018
Life Framer Finalist 'Urban Life' 2018
Life Framer honorable mention 'Street Life' 2018
PX3 (Paris Photo) Bronze Press 2017
IPA (International Photography Awards) honorable mention Photo Essay 2017
IPA (International Photography Awards) honorable mention General News 2017
IPA (International Photography Awards) second honorable mention General News 2017
ND Awards Honorable mention 2017
Life Framer Editor's pick 'Contemporary Pilgrims' 2017
Ipoty (Internatiol Photographer of the Year) honorable mention Daily Life 2017
IPA (International Photography Awards) honorable mention Photo Stories 2016
Lensculture 50 best Emerging Photographers Worldwide 2016
Ipoty (Internatiol Photographer of the Year) 3thd place Editorial 2016
Nikon Press Photographers Award in the categorie Stories 2016
Rencontres d'Arles Finalist 2016
Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant Finalist 2016
Brussels Street Photography Festival Finalist 2016
Life Framer 'Humans of the World' 2nd prize 2015
Fonds Pascal Decroos for a story on Cambodian textile workers
Fonds Filip for a story on Tonle Sap Lake
European Development Grant for a story on wastepickers in Haïti and India
Born in Japan. I’m a photographic artist based in Tokyo Japan. Photography came to me about fifteen years ago in my attempts to express my written poetry in a visual form. Two months later, I won the photography prize. Following this initial success, my works featured in photography magazines all over Japan. My works are displayed in company offices and people's houses. I took part in Portfolio Review in Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2014 and 2016. Many solo exhibitions were held all over Japan and my work were presented at selected group shows and the art fair overseas. ( Please see blow)
Email: [email protected]
IBASHO Gallery (Antwerp, Belgium)
2020.2 Haute Photoraphie (Rotterdam,The Netherlands)
2018.12「The Life Of Things」(Pictorico Gallery,Tokyo,Japan
2015.10「Nostalgia」(HCL Photo Gallery,Tokyo,Japan) 2013.6「Self-portrait」(Volvox, Mie, Japan) 2012.10 Sudi×SIGMA DP「Memories」(Galeria Ginza, Tokyo, Japan) 2011.6「DISTANCE」(Canon Galley Nagoya, Nagoya,Japan) 2011.3「DISTANCE」(Canon Galley Ginza, Tokyo,Japan) 2007.4「Yin & Yang」(Daikanyama Photo Gallery, Tokyo,Japan) 2005.8「A SLICE OF LIFE」 supported by EPSON (Una camera livera, Tokyo,Japan)
Selected Group exhibitions
2019.12「First Snow」(IBASHO Gallery,Antwerp, Belgium) 2018.9「The Shape Of Things」(Praxis Gallery,Minneapolis,USA)
2019 PX3 Photo Award Honorable Mention 2018 Tokyo International Photo Award Honorable Mention (TIFA) 2016 Emon Photo Award / Finalist 2015 PX3 Fine Art/Honorable Mention 2015 International Photography Award Honorable Mention (IPA) 2014 Moscow International Photo Award Honorable Mention(MIFA) 2012 International Photography Award Honorable Mention (IPA) 2011 Px3 Official Selection / Finalist
Travel and people photographer and filmaker based between London and Paris.
Trained in fashion and music, shot travel guides and events for many years. Currently working on 2 ongoing projects on the carnival and the circus.
Fred Mitchell is a German-born American photographer working in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA and MFA in photography from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and University of Nevada at Las Vegas, respectively. Upon completion of his degrees he has worked as an adjunct professor, art director, and photographer all while maintaining his practice as a fine artist.
Fred regularly explores process & project based work, where he researches and explores topics organically while he constructs a body of work. Often, his projects weave multiple seemingly unrelated themes to create complex visual narratives with the intention of unique experiences to be gleaned upon multiple viewings.
He has received grants from the state of Alabama as well as from the city of Las Vegas and state of Nevada. In 2019 his work has been featured in exhibitions in throughout North America as well as internationally most recently in Italy, Germany, & Japan. Previous online exhibitions include Cumulus Photo Review & Humble Arts Foundation. His work is included in Noah Waldeck’s (Subjectively Objective) Observations in the Ordinary. Recent periodicals to contain Fred’s projects include Stem Magazine, Community Garden, and Architectural Digest. In Fall of 2020 Yoffy Press will be publishing his first monograph, “You Can’t Go! If You Leave, All The Plants Will Die!” interpreting failed relationships through deceased plant material.
I am a multimedia practitioner working in the fields of photography, film, painting, drawing and technology.
My career over the years has been defined by never being entirely satisfied with the status quo, whether in the world of advertising, or in the world of art.
I have long explored ideas of the subconscious and creativity through works spanning video, installation, photography, and painting.
Giacomo d'Orlando is an Italian documentary photographer currently based in New Zealand.
He begun his career of professional photographer in 2011, when he was 21, working for a photographic studio in his born city, Verona.
After more than 3 years spent in the advertising photography industry, he decided to follow his true passion, the documentary photography. For this purpose, in 2015 he decided to move to Nepal where he begun his first long-term project about the Gender Based Violence. Since that time he specialize himself documenting social issues and environmental problems while occasionally is working for travel magazines.
In the last years he has been living in Nepal, Peru, Austrlia and now is currently living in New Zealand, where is carrying on a long term project about the Refugees of the Climate Change.
His purpose is report the social and environmental issues that our world is going through nowadays, giving to the people who don’t have the chance to travel the chnce to raise their awareness about these important topics. The reportages of Giacomo d’Orlando has been published worldwide in many recognized magazine such as VSD, DLUI ”La Repubblica”, Vice, DestinAsian, Washington Post among the others, and awarded by some prestigious photo competitions such as PX3 (State of the World 2019), International Photography Awards (2018 ,2019), MIFA (2017, 2019), TIFA (2018) and Chromatic Photography Award (2017).
Eloi Du Bois, raised in France living in Austin, TX, started making art by producing short films, one, « Bohem, Bohem… » being shown at Cannes Short Film Corner in 2014. In parallel of this formative activity, he worked on photography which became a passion that lead him to participate in workshops; the first one about portraiture with Richard Dumas in 2012 and this last one about photography visual story telling with Ed Kashi. Humans are an enigma, mysterious and unique. What Eloi likes in photography is capturing the unexpected, how Humans exteriorize their personality, how do their personality influence where they live, and the story that we can then develop from this.
A TV film director/video producer by background. With the advent of digital photography, I have evolved into an avid photographer currently based in Europe. I have continued to work on my photography skills attending master classes of renowned photographers such as Magnum's G. Pinkhassov and S. Maximishin. Being an active traveller, I focus mainly on documentary and street photography which allow to capture unexpected moments and magic of daily life.
I am a London based photographer and writer, originally from Germany, I've studied Fine Art at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam and Sheffield Hallam University. I work mostly in photography and creative ideation and love finding a good solution to a tough problem. I like to travel and see things and I have a thing for cars, they seem to be in a lot of my pictures acting as prime focus. I like the idea of getting in, hitting the road and seeing what happens along the way. Get in touch, if you got something in mind.
I am a relatively new photographer living in the San Francisco bay area. For the past three years I have been making photographs without trying to portray a specific story, message, theme, or style. Simply taking candid street photos of people, situations and decisive moments that caught my eye. During this time of randomness and experimentation I learned how to use my camera and refined my unique photographic style. I noticed how I progressively became more purposeful and intentional when taking photos, and that I made fewer frames during each photo session. This desire to uniquely document what I saw and experienced, and to apply deeper thinking into my photographs, has led me to my decision to make a photography series.
my name is : Sølvi Iren Wessel-Berg. born 091067 in The city Drammen in Norway.
-in a relationship for 8 years
-educated in photography in Norway
-documenting the refugees situation in Greece, Libanon and Norway
-working in documentary and storytelling form.
-passion for human rights, womans rights, freedom in life,and the right to speak out.
-as a photographer i feel i can bring real life of this issues to the rest of the world, and be a part of a change in importantness for Human rights.
Patrick Junker (1991) is a freelance photographer in Stuttgart. He studies photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover. For his reportages he was awarded the Hansel-Mieth Prize and the DGPh Prize for Science Photography.
He works for Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, stern, brandeins, Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, Handelsblatt, GEO Wissen and the F.A.Z. With his long-term projects he wants to create understanding for sensitive topics.
Hansel-Mieth-Preis print for “Die Spende” published at stern
Hansel-Mieth-Preis digital for “Die letzte gabe eines Menschen” published at stern.de
BFF-Förderpreis for »Mother without Child«
ProfiFoto New Talent Award for »Mother without Child«
Award for Science Photography from the German Photographic Association (DGPh)
Winner of the European Photoawards by Photographique & Martin Paar Foundation
Winner of the PDN Photo Annual with »3804 Days«
The Photobook »3804 Days« is Shortlisted at the Kassel Dummy Award
The Photobook »3804 Days« is Shortlisted at the Lucie Photo Book Prize
The Photobook »3804 Days« is Shortlisted at the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 19/20
»3804 Days« exhibited at the „Schömberger Fotoherbst“
»3804 Days« group exhibition „WHAT’S NEXT: STUDENTS FROM HANOVER“ in Perpignan -
»3804 Days« exhibited at Kolga Tbilisi Photo in Georgia
The Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII
Noor Workshop in Düsseldorf with Tanya Habjouqa and Francesco Zizola
2019 Member of the agency laif
2019 Member of the German Society for Photography
2018 Member of the Fotobus Society
2017 internship at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Toby was born 1977 in Esslingen/Germany and studied at the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design. Soon his photography focused on social, environmental and political topics.
Based in Argentina and Germany he works both on assignments and personal projects. He is mostly interested in topics of post-war and crisis situations as well as in the daily life of people.
His work has been awarded internationally, e.g. with the Philip-Jones-Griffiths-Award in 2018, the Sony-World-Photo-Awards in 2019 and 2017 and the Nannen-Preis in 2017. The same year he received an Honorable Mention by UNICEF Photo of the Year.
His work is published by Stern, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, die Zeit, Greenpeace Magazin, Amnesty Journal, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and others.
In March 2019 his first photo book „Wee Muckers–Youth of Belfast“ was published by Kehrer.
Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen, born April 5th 1994, is currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she works as a fine art photographer alongside studying medicine at University of Copenhagen. Ebbesen has always been interested in the painting media, but her passion for fine art photography started recently in 2015, when she came to Georgia Southern University, GA, USA on a Rotary Scholarship to study art from 2015-2016. Ebbesen is interested in reflections and uses reflective surfaces to decompose space and objects within the picture frame in order to create surreal effects in her photographs.
Ebbesen’s photographs have been exhibited both in the USA and Europe, and she has been featured and published by magazines like Blink Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, Musée Magazine, and Vogue Italy. Ebbesen has also won several awards and honorable mentions in different photography competitions, including two of Life Framer's monthly competitions. Ebbesen's portfolio is currently featured on Photo Vogue Italia with whom she recently exhibited in Milan, November 2017 during "Photo Vogue Festival", a photo festival organized by Vogue Italy.
I live in Johannesburg South Africa with my wife and daughter. I work as a consultant in a mechanical engineering firm by profession, so I get to spend quite a bit of time on the road, and sometimes in remote locations. I studied photography, graphic design and visual arts back in the 90's which I still have a great love for. I grew up using film which was mainly shot in black and white. I would consider myself as an intimist when it comes to my photographic work which can be found in my landscapes, portraits and still life. I find photography an excellent medium to express myself and hopefully resonates with my audience on a spiritual level.
Antoni Lallican is a French photographer born in 1988 in Paris.
After working as an office executive for several years, he has radically changed his way of life through his first long travel in 2015. Seeking meetings and adventures, he also discovered his passion for photography through the incredible human interactions made possible by his camera.
He has since decided to dedicate his career to photography with a focus on portraits of people made in their real-time environment. Traveling alone, Antoni Lallican tries to immerse himself as much as possible in the countries he crosses and the populations I mets in order to have a look as objective as possible on the experiences that he lives.
After a first exhibition in PFE festival in 2017 and a publication in fisheye magazine in march 2018 for his serie "Sleeper Class", Antoni Lallican started a reflexion about the consequences of the Kashmiri conflict on the identity of its inhabitants. He is actually exhibiting the result of this reflexion : "Kashmiris, snapshot of people facing an uncertain futur", in the cultural center FGO - Barbara in Paris.
Dan Fenstermacher’s photography merges environmental portraiture and documentary storytelling with social activism. His work aims to shed light on the perseverance of the human spirit in overcoming life’s challenges. Fenstermacher’s work has been included in juried exhibitions such as the: 2015 MFA National Competition at First Street Gallery, New York, Divergence: Emerging Legacies at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, and MFA Now 2015: Archive Project & Juried Exhibition at Root Division in San Francisco, CA.
Fenstermacher has worked in photography on four continents including a multi-media internship in Accra, Ghana, as a portrait photographer in Sydney, Australia, a Professor of Fine Arts at Xiangfan University in China, and as an artist-in-residence in San Ramon Costa Rica. His work about mental illness and stigma has been featured on The Huffington Post and UK Daily Mail, and in numerous publications including The Mighty, Art Nerd, the South Bay Pulse, and Signature Magazine.
Fenstermacher received a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Idaho. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from San Jose State University and teaches photography at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, CA, and West Valley Community College in Saratoga, CA.
Self-taught, photography is the medium I use to express myself, tell my vision of the world, and share my explorations. I am particularly attached to candid photographies that shows everyday life.
Since 2007, I travel a lot: cycling adventures around the world, road trips, artistic projects in slums, etc. Travels influence my photography practice, both mingle and give me the power to explore the world, meet people and learn.
contact : [email protected]
I love to make photo stories that capture some of the humanity and goofiness I’ve discovered in cultures around the world. With an eye toward storytelling, I use my camera to take you to some strange and wonderful places that you may not experience in your own day-to-day life. I was born in Belgium, but I’ve lived in many places, including 13 years throughout Asia. I’m happy to be based back in Europe now, but I’m often traveling, with an eye for the extraordinary. My personal work tends toward in-depth projects that become books and exhibitions. For commissioned work, I give the assignments lots of personal attention and energy.
I participated at exhibitions and festivals, e.g. with my Ad Infinitum and House Full of God series. I self published Ad Infinitum book (shortlisted for the First Photobook Award Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation)
Gemkow’s photographs have been exhibited in several galleries and museums including the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, the Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, FotoFilmic PULP Gallery Bowen Island, B.C., the Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Kaunas Photo Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, Rogue Space Chelsea in New York City, the Masur Museum of Art in Louisiana, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, Missouri, the Kevin Milligan Gallery in the Bay Area of California, the Black Box Gallery in Oregon, the PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont, the Midwest Center for Photography in Kansas, the Tubac Center for the Arts in Arizona, several galleries around the Midwest and Gallery MM in Yokohama, Japan.
Nadide Goksun (b. 1967) is a Turkish/American artist working primarily with photography and ceramics.
She is a graduate of the Bogazici University in Istanbul, the Sungshin Women's University in Seoul and participates on the ICP Continuing Education Program in New York.
Goksun's work has been exhibited in several group exhibitions including Head On Photo Festival, Sydney-Australia, 13th and 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Barcelona-Spain, Lens Culture’s 250 New Examples of the 21st Century Street Photography among others. Her artwork has been reproduced in The New York Times, PDN (Photo District News), ArtAscent International Art and Literature Journal and Pastiche Magazine publications.
She currently lives and works in New York State.
Maarten Vromans (1975, Netherlands) roams through cities and landscapes. With his photography he explores the impact that people, nature and weather have on urban development. Currently he investigates if it is possible to produce strong images by just leaving everything to chance.
His photos were published in New Dutch Photography Talent 2016, an annual platform publication featuring the work of hundred upcoming Dutch photographers. He has exhibited his work in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Budapest. Maarten is represented by Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Aaron Chapman (b. 1990, Denpasar, Indonesia) is a photographer and writer from the Gold Coast, Australia. After several years travelling and working abroad, he returned to the Gold Coast to complete a Bachelor of Arts at Griffith University. This return home marked the start of his focused storytelling practice and its ongoing development. Chapman now poetically engages the two mediums of photography and writing to create a more intimate sense of place. Currently, he is working on long-term projects documenting his hometown by considering how, as a tourist city, its subcultures and associated stereotypes influence the perception of those who live there permanently.
Myself a photographer and visualiser. Also have a keen interest in painting and CG. I do not have any professional degree in photography but it is my own interest that has driven me into it. Love to watch works from other artists so that i can learn.
Presently contributing in istock and Alamy.
PAST PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS :
Solo Photography Exhibition at Terrace Art Gallery / Jehangir Art Gallery / JEHANGIR ART GALLERY161 KALAGHODA, MUMBAI,MAHARASHTRA 400001 : INDIAfrom November 11th – November 17th 2014.
Awarded by SEEME for an exhibition from 25th July to 10th September. Title : The Story of the Creatives. Organiser : SEE.ME , Venue : Angel Orensanz Foundation 172 Norfolk Street, New York NY, 10002 . Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/jhfft - Portfolio Link : https://siddha.see.me ( Photography )
Awarded as the Honorable mention certificate in photography from MIFA 2014 in Fine Art - Still Life.
Awarded as the Honorable mention certificate in photography from IPA 2013 in both Non-Professional & Professional category.
Awarded as the Honorable mention certificate in photography from IPA 2012 in three Non Professional category.
Awarded as the Honorable mention certificate in photography from IPA 2010 in Non Professional category.
Awarded as the 6th showcase winner in 2014 & 4th / 6th / 8th showcase in 2013 & 2nd/ 3rd / 4th showcase in 2010 from artslant in photography. http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/90373-siddhartha-banerjee
Received a certificate of merit at the national level in the “International Poster Contest“ in 1997 on the theme ”Our families in the World” organized by NCERT & UNFPA.
My work is driven by a combination of poetry and pragmatism. I take inspiration from a variety of places, in particular Diane Arbus, Joel Sternfeld, Richard Renaldi, Rineke Dijkstra and Laura Panack, from Avedon’s ‘In The American West’ series as well as the Italian Neo-Realist cinema movement.
I work primarily outside in the street, in parks and on the beach, in between meetings, while on business trips or if I have a spare 40 minutes at the end of the day. As a result, my work tends towards spontaneity and serendipity. I photograph people as they are in the moment I find them. Sometimes the connections are brief, sometimes they develop and flourish, but they are all bound and connected by the place and time in which they occur.
This connection with place and time is central to my work. It is a means by which to both pragmatically structure my activity around family life, and poetically explore the ideas that are important to me. By locating a subject in a specific place and time, I have the chance to ask, ‘what brought you here to me, what ties you to this moment, where have you come from and where are you going?’ In asking these questions I hope to make a more meaningful connection with an otherwise detached stranger and thereby learn something more profound about them and the nature of our humanity.
My focus is the humanity of the person in front of the camera; community, gender identity, sexuality, transition, conformity and vulnerability are all prevalent motifs in my work, but it is this last phenomenon, our vulnerability,