Aleksei Kazantsev (1975), photographer of Belarusian origin based in Antwerp since 1999. Graduated from Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics in 1997. Graduated from SCVO Nijverheidsschool Fotografie, Antwerpen in 2011.
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.
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.
Alessandra D’Innella is a lens based artist living in London. Central to her work lies an exploration of the creative process, how this is affected by cultural identity, memory and influences in art from different cultures and traditions and how these factors can aesthetically affect and transform our perception.
In my photographic projects I find myself questioning about the nature of humanity and its essence. My work deals with human emotions both looking for them through the subjects I portray as well as the way I communicate them. I mainly work in diptychs, associating images in order to create my personal visual synaesthesias. If a related image changes, the perception of the subject itself gets transformed too; the whole perception is reorganized unconsciously following a new synaesthesia. The final photographic image possesses an autonomy which is able to create new infinite meanings in an independent way. I mainly focus in creating new unpredictable impressions generated by multiple elements influencing each other by the juxtaposition of other images. I work in photographic series, working not just on the combination of images but in the creation of a more complex storytelling.
Amateur photographer from Oslo Norway. Mostly street photography of some sort.
Brice, born in 1978 is a Parisien photographer. Self taught, he started his career as a photographer's assistant, and he now works regularly on studio fashion series. Quickly, he also became interested in conceptual and contemporary photography. It was with his project 'The Ordinary Life of Robert the Alien' that he first got noticed, when a portrait of Robert was selected as the image for an official photo festival poster. Brice likes photography as a whole and doesn't like to be boxed into a specific field. He does portraits, fashion, street, still life... His curiosity transpires through his pictures. He likes to mix styles and techniques and he works in both digital and analog. His work has been published in numerous media such as Konbini, Musee Magazine, Fubiz, Wad Magazine, Yet Magazine, Electric Magazine and the Humble Arts Foundation.
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.
Educated in Italy where she lives and works as a photographer.
Her approach to photography and its development was almost entirely self-taught.
She has lived her childhood in an artistic environment.
Her father was a composer, music and art have always been a very important part of her life. She has chosen the camera as my main artistic expression since 2012.
Photographing has become an imperative language.
I was born in Rome and I have a background in Architecture.
Now I live in Brooklyn and I take pictures.
Diploma from Roberto Rossellini's Institute in cinematography and television; Degree in Architectural Science at Sapienza University of Rome. Master of International Cooperation in Barcelona. After his studies he moves to Egypt collaborating with an NGO and then to New York where he is currently freelancing as a photographer. Among the others, his photos have been published on Repubblica, Il Post and Il Manifesto.
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.
JP Terlizzi is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore themes of memory, relationship, and identity. Drawing inspiration from his personal experiences he captures moments that convey narratives—whether the story is a framed moment that reveals something about family and home, or a poetic interpretation of a fading reality, the feeling of loss and detachment are recurring themes in his work.
Born and raised in the farmlands of Central New Jersey, JP currently lives in Manhattan. His career spans thirty plus years as creative director for a boutique agency specializing in retail design. He earned a BFA in Communication Design at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and has studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York and Maine Media College. His work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad including shows at The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, The Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Municipal Heritage Museum, Malaga, Spain, and The Berlin Foto Biennale, Berlin, Germany, among others. He was named a Photolucida 2016 Critical Mass Finalist for his series Mother and was a 2015 Critical Mass Finalist for his series Hunter’s Calling which was also selected for the C4FAP Portfolio ShowCase Vol. 9 and ONWARD Compé '16. His work has been featured in PDN, Lenscratch, L'oeil de la Photographie, The Photo Review, F-Stop and Abridged Magazine.
He also finds writing in the third person a little strange.
Jessica McDermott's work explores legacy, patterns in history, and personal life stories.
Her interests lie in personal legacies, particularly exploring gender equality and the recurrence of gender issues throughout history to the present day. Her book Females Of The Fringe documents female comedians performing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and considers the role of gender in comedy in the 21st century.
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.
Odo Hans (*1976) is a German artist who deals with the constructions of reality and its normative settings. In his works EPI, The Line and the Dot, and Spiegel he de-automates convention-bound visual habits and employs his visual concepts to place them at the beholder’s disposal.
He performed his first artistic analyses in 2001 during a stay abroad in the Netherlands. He lived there for 4 months at the home of the wood sculptor Hans Groenveld and familiarized himself with the latter’s animistic way of working and living. In order to deepen the experiences he journeyed through Ireland in 2002 and visited, among others, the artists Niall Walsh (www.niallwalsh.ie/) and Michael Warren. (http://michaelwarren.ie/). He summarized these experiences in a travel reportage that was published in various magazines. His first tentative steps with the camera were thus simultaneously publicized. Enthusiasm for the medium of photography occasioned him to take up
an assistantship with the photographer Wolfgang Zurborn. The latter’s way of freeing the image from its content-based conventions was a decisive experience in being able to take a different perspective on art photographically as well. His first experiments in the darkroom began at the same time.
Double exposure, sandwich techniques and photograms were created. Odo Hans had his first exhibitions at the Germany embassy in Brussels and also at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Brussels, where he exhibited reflections on the work of August Sander. A nine-month stay abroad in Norway followed in 2012. Following this stay came the above described projects “The Line and the Dot”, “Mit Haut und Haar” and “EPI”. Series that deal with the human surface structure and its normative representability and in which, among others, original darkroom techniques again come to bear. Odo Hans lives and works in Cologne.
I don’t consider myself a "photographer" but an image-maker, as I create work that bridges the world of photography, prints and collage. As digital cameras began producing excellent resolution, I found my perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in my current explorations in photo-inspired art using both a camera to capture imagery and a computer to alter, combine and manipulate the pieces.
My work is shown and published internationally.
I was awarded “Special Photographer of The Year” in the 2017 International Photography Awards.
I was 1st place winner in the 2017 International Photography Awards, Digitally Enhanced Category
I was one of 15 women photographers chosen to receive the Julia Margaret Cameron Award.
Along with the honor, I participated in the Berlin Biennial that took place in October 2016.
I was also awarded First Place (Fine Art, Special Effects Category) in the Moscow International Foto Awards, 2016 and First Prize, Fine Art in the prestigious PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris for my series "Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature"
My work has been shown in galleries and museums world-wide as well as numerous web-based sites. I am represented by, among others, the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach CA, the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis MO and Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe NM.
1994, Taiwan-born, L.A.-based fine art commercial photographer.
Samir Tlatli was born in 1975, in Tunis. Today, he is based and works in Paris.
He graduated from the International Institute of Professional Photography (SPEOS) in 2012.
In 2013, he Applied for a residence card bearing the mention Artist, unfortunately he was the subject of a refusal of residence accompanied by an obligation to leave the territory.
Samir Tlatli has since remained in the territory with the hope of regularising his administrative situation, over the passion he holds for art photography
It was in an abandoned building in a suburb of the Paris region that he eventually set up his studio. In isolation, he will fill that void by the creation of images.
The administrative situation of Samir Tlatli was regularised 5 years Later.
In February 2018, with his series "prefecture", he obtained a Bronze Medal at the Salon des artistes Français .
His work “Préfecture” headlined a collective exhibition at the Galerie VU’ from 04 to 09 April 2018 as part of “Circulations Festival”.
He exhibits at the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation from 22 July to 23 September 2018 in Arles.
He’s been selected for the Voies Off awards, Arles 2018.
I was born in Cape Town in 1981 and I continue to live there today. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch and during the course of my studies I was drawn to photography and I have remained passionate about it ever since.
My work has often isolated and emphasised specific features of a particular landscape, from suburban areas to more desolate rural scenes – usually elements that illustrate how we engage both deliberately and unintentionally with the world around us.
2017 - Diamonds Aren't Forever, Gallery Momo, Cape Town, South Africa
2016 - For What It's Worth II, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014 - For What It's Worth, Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 - Landmarks I, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 - Lay of the Land, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016 - Africa Reframed, Commerce & Culture, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 - Africa/ Architecture, Culture and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
2014 - Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
2013 - Present Tense, Next Future, Lisbon, Portugal and Paris, France
2013 - POPCAP'13, Piclet.org, Basel, Switzerland, Dublin, Ireland and Lagos, Nigeria
2013 - ExtraOrdinary, Noorderlicht, Drenthe, Netherlands
2013 - The Benediction of Shade, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 - Material / Representation, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 - Landscape Re-Orientation, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 - A Natural Selection: 1991 - 2011, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 - e-SCAPES, Workshop Gallery, Parkwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
2010 - Spier Contemporary, City Hall, Cape Town, South Africa
2008 - Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
Jackson Patterson received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009.
He began his process in Arizona where he grew up. Exposed to the expansive
landscapes throughout the west Jackson laid foundation for his appreciation for
the land and the human story within it. Patterson’s images breathe insight into
representation, fabrication, visual language and the relationship of people and
He has been exhibiting his photographs in Hong Kong, London, Pennsylvania,
Vermont, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, California and Arizona since 2000 at the
Houston Center for Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Morris
Graves Museum of Art, the Pendleton Art Center, the Center for Fine Art
Photography, and the David Brower Center. His work is in various private
collections and in the Paul Sack Collection at the SFMOMA. He was recently
awarded the Renaissance Photography Prize 2013 for best single image, the
International Photography Awards 1st place in 2014, and was a Photo Lucida
Critical Mass top 50 photographer in 2015. Jackson currently resides and works
I am a 22 year old photographer located in the Bay Area. I like to communicate how I see the world through my self-portraits, often using vivid colors. I often explore concepts of identity, mental illness, and more.
Yukari Chikura was born in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Music University, she became music composer, computer programmer, designer and photographer.
Yukari is the winner of STEIDL BOOK AWARD 2016 and her work will be published by STEIDL.
She is the winner of LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016 and one of the Photolucida Critical Mass Top50 Winners in 2016 and 2015. And also she won the International Photography Award, Sony World Photography Awards,PX3, Photo Basel, National Geographic among others.
Her photography was selected as "IPA Best of Show photographer 2013" and also selected as the “TOP 15 Emerging and Established Asian Photographers” by IPA (Lucie Foundation) in 2016.
She has held solo exhibitions of photography and multi-media at 12 places in Japan, and group exhibition in lots of museum and galleries around the world.
Yukari participated “Review Santa Fe 2014” , “Eddie Adams Workshop 2014” and "RPS Photobook Masterclass 2015". She was the Artist in Residence at the Rokko International Photo Festival 2015.
She lectured at Tokyo Zokei University in 2013 ,2016 and 2017.
Yukari’s photographs has been published New York Times, TIME Magazine, Wallpaper*, Vice Magazine, Fraction Magazine,GQ, Conde Nast, Aint-Bad, OnAther etc.
Some projects are collected by the Griffin Photography Museum in US, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and will be collected in K*MoPA
Brazilian photographer based in Switzerland. I am mother during the day and a photographer at night.
So Mitsuya(b.1990) is a self-taught photographer based in Tokyo.
His images has been published in Terra Firma Magazine,
Phases Photography Magazine, DER GREIF Magazine and many more,
and has been exhibited and showcased in New City Art Fair(US),
A Process 2.0 -Group Exhibition(Poland) and so on.
Aside from his personal works, he also shoot fashion, editorials and portraits.
2016 Krakow Photomonth Festival, A Process 2.0 ,Group Exhibition Curated by Lars Willumeit/ Tytano, Poland
2016 DER GREIF Online Exhibition, Curated by Joerg Colberg / Augsburg, Germany
2016 DER GREIF A Process 2.0 -Group Exhibition Curated by Lars Willumeit / Tytano, Krakow, Poland
2016 New City Art Fair 2016 -Group Exhibition, hpgrp Gallery / NewYork, USA
2016 New Japan Photo -Group Exhibition, MIDORISO.2 Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2016 "solos" APARTMENT vol .2 -Group Exhibition, A.P.S/ Tokyo, Japan
2015 “Untitled Photograhs”-Solo Exhibition,OFF/ Tokyo, Japan
DER GREIF Magazine Issue. 9(GER)
American A *Paripé Books(ESP)
Terra Firma Magazine B&W Issue 04(UK)
Terra Firma Magazine Issue 04(UK)
DER GREIF A Process 2.0(GER)
Intelligence Magazine *bunt ss17(CA)
DER GREIF-Guest Room- Joerg Colberg(GER)
PLAN Magazine Issue. 425(JP)
PLAN Magazine Issue. 426 *Cover(JP)
Wooly Magazine Issue.24(JP)
Life is a Banana(FRA)
If You Leave showcase3×1(UK)
Mutant Space "Photography"(IRL)
The Latent Image(US)
Phases Photography Magazine(FRA)
niuhans-Journal- with Ayako Shuto, July 17, 2016
TRYNOME -Online gallery to showcase the portfolios of contemporary photographers- (JP)
i am 44
Sascha Kraus’ pictures are strongly bond to moments. The pictures do not only show, but capture moments and connect individual significance with cultural and political relevance. The photographs are a way of expressing communication and create a connection between the represented and the viewer. Therefore, the photographic work creates an interface between documentary and conceptual photography – it always captures the uniqueness of moments. The outreach covers different forms of expression, seriousness and values.
Sage's work focuses on how humans interact with their home environment. The central question of her work is: what defines a place as home? One way to try and answer this is by highlighting aspects of the day-to-day that are embedded in routine. Through her photographs Sage hopes to give the viewer a new sense of appreciation and awareness for the place they call home.
Sage is a 23-year old photographer living in Toronto. She mostly uses herself as the subject of her photographs, which is both vain and necessary because she is alone a lot of the time. She is completely self-taught.
2018 : "Directors choices series" at photo18, Zurich, Switzerland
2018 : Solo show at the Centre Culturel Bellegarde, Toulouse, France, janruary-february
2017 : Songzhuang international photo biennale with "Le Damas des autres" at Contemporary Museum of Songzuhang, Beijing (Pékin), China,
2017 : Athens Photo Festival with "Le Damas des autres" at the Benaki Museum of Athens, Greece
2017 :La Nuit de l'ICART, Exils, projection de "La promesse du devenir-autre ou jouir en Dieu", juin
2017 : Life Framer Award for "Le Damas des autres
2017 : "OuvretesyeuxIntime", contemporary art exhibition for private tour ART PARIS ART FAIR ouvretesyeux.fr, Paris 1, march-april
2017 : Centre Photographique de Fontfreyde, Clermont-Ferrand, festival Circulation(s) with "Le Damas des autres", march-june
2017 : CENTQUATRE, festival Circulation(s) with "Le Damas des autres", Paris, january-march
2015 : "Mémoires de famille" in The Eyes, PARISPHOTO, Le Grand Palais, november
2015 : "Cross over", galerie Obrose, Paris, june
2015 : JABAL ART FAIR, Beirut, may
2014 : JABAL ART FAIR, Beirut, may
2014 : "The eyes collection" at galerie Intervalle, Paris, april
2014 : "Et la tendresse, bordel !", galerie Obrose, Paris, february
2013 : "Jeunes artistes originaires du proche orient, Galerie Sophie Lanoë, Paris
2013 : "Mémoires de famille" au salon de la photo, Paris, The eyes, november
2013 : presentation of "Mémoires de famille", à La Maison Rouge, Paris, The Eyes
2013 : "Coutures de guerre" at galerie de La Fonderie, october, Paris
2013-2106 : drawer activity for Le Monde
2011-2014 : graduated from l’Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués de Paris, mention Très Bien, First of class, Major
2007-2011 : Master 1 of philosophy mention aesthetic phenomenology (peut-on avoir une jouissance esthétique du dégout ? Kolnaï and JP Sartre) at l’université de Nantes (L1, L2), l’université du Québèc à Montréal (L3) and la universidad de Barcelona (M1)
I'm a Polish photographer and currently a design student based in London. I explore urban spaces across the world, not taking into account the stereotypes of what is worth visiting or looking at. I believe in concepts of Psycho-Geography and Flâneur, where a street encounter can be more interesting than Eiffel Tower or Big Ben. I am searching for random moments of beauty and connections between humans, human made things and urban landscapes.
Adelaide, South Australia.
Zanelli uses pictures to pull the people around her close, to construct spaces where they can be investigated with aggressive curiousity and playful irreverence. Drawing on intimate relationships with friends and family members, Zanelli takes a dreamlike approach to her pictures as she deconstructs her subjects and mashes them back together, through a tactile visual language where the photograph becomes an object, and the object becomes a sitter.
Zanelli has been actively exhibiting in South Australia since 2010. In 2016, she was the inaugural winner of the Helpmann Academy Watson Award, and was selected by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art to exhibit in the annual HATCHED National Graduate Exhibition, where her work was highly commended. She then travelled to Sydney for her first interstate solo exhibition at Stills Gallery in Paddington. A selection of her work has been acquired by Artbank Australia. In 2017, Zanelli took part in an artist residency at the Slade School of Fine Art research centre in London, expanding her work to become increasingly sculptural, and creating video works for the first time.
She currently creates work from her studio at Fontanelle Studios in Bowden, SA.
*28.07.95 in Hamburg
Located in Porto, Portugal
Studying Media Arts at Bauhaus-University Weimar and Escola das Artes do Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
"I was thirteen years old when I bought my first own camera. I started taking pictures of flowers, friends and my family without me really knowing why I even liked looking through the viewfinder. What does it mean to frame, freeze and archive something out of reality? I certainly did not know that and I still do not. All that I know is, that the pictures I take portray how I, myself am involved with the world and how I can perceive what’s surrounding me. Each image is an approach to challenging myself and my "reality". But who am I to judge reality? I am lost, like everybody else, but full of curiosity, naivety and motivation, that I use to create unstable pieces of poetic narration that reflect on my emotions and intuitions. I am never seeking the perfection. I am always seeking the beauty of the strange and twisted, that sometimes lie within myself. "
Laura Thompson was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and moved to Scotland in 2007 to attend the University of St. Andrews. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in business and international relations, but realised she wanted to do something more creative so in 2012 attended the London College of Communication where she received her postgraduate diploma in photography. A year later, Laura began at the Glasgow School of Art where she received her Masters in Communication Design. She currently lives in Glasgow.
Benedict Scheuer (b. 1992, MN)
Formerly, Leo Serpens
Currently Located in Columbus, Ohio
Benedict is an artist interested in identity and self portraiture as they relate to the photographic image both materially and conceptually. He examines wildness and queerness as threads of self which are embodied through and within the human body.
Over the last three years of my BFA in photography, my creative process has oscillated between photographic self-portraiture, video and installation practice, with a strong focus on the exploration of the 'gaze'.
My earlier self-portrait photographs explored tropes of traditional gender roles in the age of social media, and the parallels between the domestic family photo album, Instagram and selfie culture. However, my recent interest has focused more on female experiences from the perspective of the female-gaze, examining the interaction and connection between the female body and natural landscape.
Caterina Gradi is a young Italian artist born in Florence. She studied photography and visual art in Milan.
After finishing her studies she moved north, choosing Amsterdam as her destination, where she’s been living for more than one year.
Caterina uses photography to represent stories of surreal dark poetry, such as life, death, dreams and subconscious feelings.She doesn’t like what is usually perceived as beautiful, she prefers to look for the aesthetic features that make the dark and the macabre attractive.
Lucas Ziegler, born 1978, is a swiss-based photographer, who has recently finished the art school ZHdK in Zurich. During his studies he started to pursuit his own long-term projects. Also he has started to photograph for several indie magazines. In his work, he focuses on faces but also objects, such as empty paperback-boxes in the city's streets and lumps of dirty snow underneath travel buses. What has started as a childish game with every day objects or empty places, reveals a close look at habits and behaviours – a look into how we consume, love and move forward. Faces, materials, interactions, that’s what catches Lucas Zieglers interest and lets him study topics and things over a long period of time, until he is satisfied with the examination of those objects, or gets bored.
Florian Langellier is a 29 year old photographer from France, Normandy.
In 2009, he started photography studies at the Belgian art school « le 75 » in Brussels, gradually going away from the documentary orientation of the school as he moves towards a contemplative approach of photography.
He worked in Belgium and in France, and started a series of travels after his studies.
An attraction to the northern lights, a will to be surrounded by an almost untouched nature and to embody these sensations within photography led him to Scotland, Ireland and Norway.
Several travels to Italy and India inspired him by making a contact with ancients civilisations.
He is now installed in Lyon, France.
Francesco Canova (1992) is an italian screenwriter, director and photographer based in Rome and Venice. He graduated from the University of Padua with a Philosophy BA in 2015. Since then he has been working as an assistant director and a screenwriter for several short and medium films. In particularly, "Under the Ground" and "The Way Home" by Federico Olivetti gained more than 50 official selections in festivals around the world. In 2017 he has worked as a screenwriter for a feature film that will be produced in 2019.
He has practiced photography since he was 16 and his work has gained several recognizements including Premio Combat and Urban Photo Awards. He is interested in the relationship between human beings and the spaces in which they live, exploring the multiple connections that bond them.
Ryota Kaji Kajita is originally from Japan, completed his MFA degree in photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, worked at the University of Alaska Museum of the North as a collection photographer, and taught at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan.
His photographs have been exhibited in the Japan Professional Photographers Society Exhibition (2011), Alaska’s Rarefied Light (2012, 2013 & 2015), The Aesthetica Art Prize (2012 & 2013), Aperture Summer Open (2014), Geo-Cosmos Content Contest (2014) of The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, FotoFilmic17 Winter Shortlist Show (2017) , FotoFilmic SOLO IV Winner Exhibition (2018) and other shows.
His photography series of “Ice Formation” is featured in the magazine “Photo Technique” (November/December 2012), “LENSCRATCH.com”(May 2015), “WIRED.com“ (August 2015), “城市画報 -CITY ZINE-“ (January/Februray 2016), and is represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California.
His work became part of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affaires and The Alaska Contemporary Art Bank in 2013.
He was selected for Blue Sky 2013 & 2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program (“Drawers”) of the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, and won the Grand Prize in ONWARD Compe ’13 International Photography Competition, the Student Abstract Category Award in 2013 American Aperture Awards (AX3), Juror’s Selection / Director’s Honorable Mention / Livebooks Website Award in Natural World 2014 Nation Wide Juried Photography Competition of The Center for Fine Art Photography. He was chosen for a finalist of Lens Culture’s Earth Awards 2015 and CENTER Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice recipient 2017.
His video documentary “Losing Ground” about Shishmaref Island’s severe erosion due to climate change, achieved the Cinema Committee Choice Award in Fairbanks Film Festival (2007), and was broadcast on the Alaska Shorts Program of Alaska One television (2012).
He has traveled to more than 50 remote Alaska villages by a two-seat, light aircraft and snowmobile for scientific research. He loves travelling, backpacking and cross-country skiing with a medium format film camera and always responds to the beauty of nature.
Amber Crabbe holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and received a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2012 she received the Jack and Gertrude Murphy Contemporary Art Award and has participated in numerous curated and juried exhibitions at venues throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, the Berkeley Art Center, SF Camerawork, SomArts, the Pacific Film Archive, and the Grey Loft Gallery. She lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Cat Wilson lives between South East Coast Australia and Casablanca, Morocco. You would be hard pressed to find two places further apart, either geographically or culturally.
Her desire for broad and varied experience is also evident in the history of her practice. She began her creative life in the theatre working as a freelance director and dramaturg. In the last ten years she has shifted from live performance into video and new media work. In even more recent times she has begun working with traditional alternative photography techniques, creating prints using cyanotype chemistry with hand drawn negatives.
Tim Coad is a Tasmanian emerging artist, and graduate of the Tasmanian School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania. Tim creates large scale photographs, with a focus on portraits, to evoke an immersive, intimate environment. Tim’s work holds national recognition, and has been exhibited with the National Photographic Portraiture Prize, the IRIS International Portrait Award, and the prestigious Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize.
Tim’s work explores the threshold and tenuous grip we have on life and deals with tensions of shifting self-identity and loss of place. An innovative process see’s Tim mixing cinematic lighting with real-world environments, while Tim’s recent work ‘The Still’ makes use of total natural lighting. Working outdoors, in the elements of nature, the aim is to further evoke the fragility of our existence, and the ephemerality of light and day.
Ambiguity is an important aspect of the work, with an implied narrative across a series of images. These narratives are activated through the relationships that emerge between the images. What is hidden from the viewer becomes meaningful, and just as integral to the work as what is revealed.
After a successful career as a television writer and published author, Susan Borowitz picked up a camera for the first time in 201, immediately feeling both transported by and at home with a new medium by which she could tell stories. Although a devotee of travel street photography, Susan primarily works on conceptual narrative series, often employing self-portraiture. Her images have been exhibited in New York, Greenwich CT, Berlin and in 2018, Barcelona and are in private collections in New York and California.
Born in France, I graduated in philosophy and started photography seven years ago, after a master's degree in photography and contemporary art at Paris Saint-Denis University (France).
I then begin to work as a professional photographer assistant, for the French artist Christophe Beauregard, and as a photographer trainer. I actually animate workshops especially for children and people suffering from trisomy and autism.
These professional activities have certainly influenced my artistic work together with the passion for depicting people, whatever their social and psychological background are.
I also work as a independant photographer, specialized in portraits and photo report.
About the Artist
Karen Navarro is a Houston-based Argentine photographer. Her fine art and portrait-based photographs are known for the use of color theory, surreal scenes and minimalistic details. Karen's work approaches serious matters in a soft way with an ironic tone. Her work focuses on themes related with identity, femininity and sexuality.
The highly stylized images are tied to Karen's background in fashion design, she studied at The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) .
She lives in Houston since 2014 where she studied Photography at Houston Center for Photography. Karen has been awarded a scholarship at Glassell Art School | The Museum of Fine Art, Houston where she continues to enrich her knowledge in the field of photography.
I was born in Madrid in 1992. Since I was nine years old I have lived in several places in Spain and abroad. In 2014 I came to Valencia to study at the school Espai d'art fotogràfic and finalized in 2017 with the Master in Photography: Creation and Production. At the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, I was residing in Madrid (Spain) to take the course "Creativity and strategies in contemporary photography" at the EFTI school, taught by Javier Vallhonrat. I currently reside in London.
I have done collective exhibitions in the Gallery Cero (Spain, 2014) or in the gallery Officine Fotografiche (Rome, 2016). I won several competitions such as the Nikon Photo Contest (Japan, 2015) or the one of Photo Festival Benidorm Portrait (Spain, 2017). Finally, I published my first photo book "Portrait", won the EFTI's grant at the ArtPhotoBcn festival (Spain, 2017), I was invited as an artist in the work "A parallel world" (Spain, 2017) curated by Joan Fontcuberta and I have participated in several fairs such as Emerging Art # 3 + 1 or Photobook Festival (Spain, 2017).
In my work I speak from my experiences and the trauma, being this intimate and suggested where the image goes beyond, leaving it to the free interpretation of the spectator. I pretend to show a reality that is hidden in our inner self, is a form of reflection and contained catharsis. The introspection is a source of inspiration for my work.
I’m a freelance photographer and digital assistant based in Edinburgh. Alongside my professional activities I’m currently studying towards a BA in Professional Photography at Edinburgh College.
I originally trained as a classical and jazz musician at London’s Guildhall School of Music, before moving to Paris as an artisan baker, working with leading French boulangerie Eric Kayser. My photographic work is as diverse as my background, bringing together many creative elements in my work. I draw particular inspiration from the art, design and photography that I was exposed to during my time in Paris.
I enjoy working with clients and businesses from all walks of life, capturing their unique stories with authenticity, sensitivity and creative flair. I am comfortable working in many different photographic situations, with a strong interest in composite production and image manipulation, although portraiture and documentary remain close to my heart.
My name is Yvonne Mak, a Dutch installation and photography artist. I graduated at art school in Arnhem at ArtEZ (The Netherlands).
To me, art is a mirror of the society. Art is meant to contemplate and to motivate you to start a discussion. My goal is to inspire people to act like a hero, to show people the beauty of the earth and to help the world continue to be a wonderful place.
My work is characterized by frequent use of humor or surrealism, even on heavier topics. It is my belief that this makes people more susceptible to the message by allowing them to adopt an open mindset.
Mirène Schmitz was born 1974 in Offenbach am Main, Germany. For many years she has run her own business as a consultant in marketing and communications until she decided in 2014 to follow her true passion and study photography at the Fotoakademie Köln. Since then, her work has been exhibited in different countries all across Europe. In 2017 her work AFFENSCHAUKEL has been honoured with the NEW TALENT AWARD 1/2017. In 2018 her series AMSELFRAU has been honoured with the NEW TALENT AWARD 1/2018. Mirène lives in Bonn. She works as an independent photographer in her own atelier.
Jenny Ashley (b. 1975) is a fine art photographer from San Luis Obispo, CA. Ashley has a Masters and Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Studio Art from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she currently teaches composition & rhetoric courses centered on gender equality, racial justice and voices of resistance. In the Spring of 2019, the State Center for the Arts in Tijuana, Mexico will feature her work. Images from the same series have been included in invitational exhibitions curated by the San Luis Art Museum and are currently on display at H Gallery in Ventura, California. In August, some of Ashley's work from "The Lampshade Project" will be showcased at a feminist themed juried exhibition called "It's Time" at the Orange County Center of Contemporary Art in Southern California. To see the full series visit www.jennyashleyphotography.com or search #thelampshadeproject on Instagram.
I was born in France in 1992. I’m graduated from a two year degree in digital graphic design (Paris-2014) and a two year higher degree in fashion image, media and editorial (Paris-2016). I currently live and work in Montreal.
My work is the development of a magical universe where the visible and the invisible encounter. I want to offer my own perspective - phantasmagoria. To depict a supernatural universe gives me the chance to step away from reality and speak about it from a different point of view.
Killa Schuetze is a Peruvian-German artist born 1978 in Frankfurt am Main. Her early works combined autobiographical elements with general reflections on identity in the area of conflict between different cultural narrations and realities.
During many years of traveling she developed an aesthetics which documents her artistic encounter with the unknown which formed the basis for her later works such as several series of artist portraits.
Since 2016 she studies photography at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen/ Germany where she sets her artistic practice in dialogue with an academic perspective. Exploring the Spatial Qualities of modern photography and sculpture her work focusses on contemporary narratives.
A main point of reference are parallel worlds, which form a red line in her work. Codes of society and exclusion, digitalization and ancestral transmissions are the main topics that drive her today.
I am a photographer and filmmaker with a particular interest in historical drama.
Cara Louwman (The Netherlands, 1967) is a contemporary fine art photographer specialized in creating images that tells a story. She uses photography as a mean to stage an idea and to present new perspectives on contemporary subjects. Het photographs are characterized by the use of multiple layers. She creates images that are often different from a direct representation of reality. At this moment, Cara is particular interested in portraying the interface between art and science.
In July 2017, she has completed her study Photographic Design at the University of Applied Photography. Cara's photographs have been exhibited at BredaPhoto Festival (September-October 2018), ZomerExpo in Museum de Fundatie (May-August 2017) and Kamp Amersfoort (from April 2015 onwards).
Merle Büttner, born in 1995, grew up in Bremen, Germany. After finishing school in 2014 she moved to Hamburg to study photography.
I see things in a strange way. Daily-life-stuff-kind-of-things. Like a place you walk past every day without noticing there is a beautiful shape, pattern or atmosphere around because you simply walk past it every day. I capture my very own view on places, abstract impressions of day-to-day-life using a camera.
Fascinated by weird habits of people, strange cultural trends and unique atmospheres, Merle Büttner strolls through life. She is able to let you discover completely new sides of topics, places and objects you have known before, but you have not seen them the same way she has. Her curiosity, deep-seated visual abstraction plus the ability of sensing cultural and social vibes, merge into a unique symbioses you can find in her pictures.
Fern Berresford is a London based director and photographer.
A storyteller with work spanning across film, music videos, TV commercials and photography.
Fern’s work combines clever concepts with beautifully bold aesthetics.
She has a witty and distinctive visual style, often creating quirky characters that belong to the weird and wonderful worlds she constructs.
Whatever the medium, film, TV or photography, Fern’s imagery is full of atmosphere and cinematic drama.
Her work has been recognised across the industry picking up 2 British Arrows for her commercial work, a film funding prize from Ideas Tap, a nomination for the Young Directors Award at the Cannes Lions and her first film ‘Man Made’ was the winner of Best Film at the Women In Film Festival.
Fern’s photography has also received numerous awards including D&AD, Creative Circle and the International Photography Awards in New York.
Following on from the success of her short film "Fell", Fern is currently developing her first feature film and has plans for a solo photography exhibition to take place in 2019.
After completing my post graduate in fine art in 1993 I entered the digital industry as a programmer which has been my bread and butter for all these years. This job being a mix of logic and creativity has been a perfect fit for my skills. I have pursued my art practice outside of work and this usually involved photography, sculpture and online experiences. Most of my art has been ephemeral by nature and I’ve always tried to live an artful life.
Después de darle muchas vueltas a la fotografía, al fin encontré en 2.015 en la fotografía de calle y en la documental, las que más me apasionaban. Desde entonces no puedo dejar de hacer fotos.
Monia Marchionni (Italy 1981) is a visual artist and fine art photographer, graduated in Academy of Arts at Bologna, and a second degree inLiterature and Philosophy at Bologna with a specialization in History of Contemporary Art (2008). She is fascinated by photography for that "double glance" typical of themedium, the "already seen" become "never seen" with a different cut of the scene and with the imagination, where the boundary between reality and fiction becomes more and more confused. Photography allows her to show reality as she sees it: places swallowed by an evanescent atmosphere, metaphorical characters, every picture is poised between fiction and reality, like a dream. Monia photographs what she wants to see. With an introspective look she interprets the space connected to her own story as she sees it and not as it presents itself objectively. The Macro cosmos merges with its microcosm, with its affections, with its memories, often in the photos appear her friends, and her relatives. Composition, scenes constructed as cinematographic frames, and the extraordinary that mixes with the ordinary are the elements that characterize each of its images. Her photos will be exhibited in 2019 in the galleries of Tokyo, New York and Milan.
After 18 years as an optician, I was completely done with this profession. I decided to explore my fascination with the still image. In December 2015 I graduated cum laude from the FotoAcademie Amstedam.
I like to have complete control over everything I do and this also applies to my photography. It is therefore logical that I photograph in a studio. The images I create are based on my memories, experiences and fantasies. The topics and themes come from my heart.
I currently live in NY with my husband and 3 kids.
I am a 48 year old artist and I earned my Masters degree in Fine Arts and since have gone on to work as an Art Educator for over 20 years. I tell my students that it’s never to late to do something you love. I decided to take my own advice and turn my passion of photography to the next level and show my images to the world.
Two of my great passions in life are nature and photography. I seek to document the things I see from different and unique perspectives and to share with others how to “see” things and not just “look” at them. Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. I want to get people to see things in a new way
Everything has beauty in it but sometimes you have to look at it from a different perspective to find it. I like to find it in a way that nobody has ever seen before. Even something that is already beautiful has a “beauty secret” which I am determined to find in everything I photograph.
Im hoping people walk away with a sense of awe and wonderment about my images and appreciating its unique perspective.