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.
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.
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 an an award-winning and globally exhibited aerial photographer.
My ambitions are:
- To reveal the world from another perspective: the aerial view, pushing the boundaries between photography and painting to offer a truly unique perspective. With aerial photography, she adds an extra dimension, a degree of confusion which offers incredible views, the "wow factor".
- To be witness of her time, to take reality by surprise, to anticipate events with news pictures, to inform the public and to raise awareness, with ethics.
Born in Paris, trained in business at the HEC Business School in Paris, I am a self-taught French photographer who was based in Shanghai from 2010 to 2016. Having lived in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Madrid, New York, and Shanghai, I am always very inspired by a desire to capture the lives of the people I encounter.
Shanghai fascinated me immediately.
I was first struck by the contrasts and the surreality of this city, which I expressed in my series "Real Shanghai ?" through collage and color enhancement.
Attracted to the traditional neighborhoods, for my "Lilong Treasures" project, I spent 2 years discovering the Chinese people's lives and culture but also creating poetry of the vestiges through abstract compositions.
In Shanghai Keystones, I tried to bring a different light to construction sites, focusing on the action of construction itself, placing the worker into the focal center, rather than the building. I provided testimonials for these men and paid tribute to their efforts which often remain unknown and obscured.
My work focuses on the human dimension of the city, rendering visible what is otherwise invisible.
It has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Asia and in Europe amongst which Photo Shanghai, Art Central HK, Art Stage Singapore, Shanghai Contemporary, Grand Prix Photo Saint Tropez and Atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
Back in Paris now, I am rediscovering my own European culture and working on new series.
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.
Giovanna Petrocchi is an Italian visual artist who lives and works in London. Graduating in 2015 with a BA in Photography from the London College of Communication, she was subsequently awarded the Flowers Gallery mentorship award and her work was featured in the British Journal of Photography. Her latest work has been exhibited in the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, and in the group show "Psyche Valuations" at the White Conduit Projects, London. Most recently, she has been selected as a winner for Flash Forward Magenta Foundation 2016 and her project "Zone of Proximity" has been shown in a solo exhibition at MMX Gallery in London.
Simona Bonanno was born in Messina, Italy, in 1974, to a family involved in the arts. She received her first camera from her mother when Bonanno was studying photography at the School of Arts in Italy. She has also lived and studied in Paris where she still frequently works. Her photographs have been included in several exhibitions in Europe and abroad.
She currently lives in Messina, Italy. She works between her city and Paris.
The technical expertise of photography in his luggage, Andrin use the new tool to discover and express what rarely happens to the filter of human perception. His studies at the Zurich University of the Arts in the Department of Art and Media provided the basis for this. A place, the given situation and the context learn, take it in, take it up, let it work and interpret - inspired by it; this is the process that already led him to carefully arranged picture worlds.
For many years I have been working in the field of photography. Many years analog and today digital. Lines determine my life and inspire me. I like strong colors and often leave my feeling free. In my pictures are one I create a distance to reality.
The series Linie was created in several years. Escaping reality and plunging into another world is a big aspect of my work. From real life to unreal life.
Study ( FH Dortmund/Germany)
of communication design
/ Focus on Fotodesign with diploma 2008
graduate in Communications Design.
Since 2006 independently in the area
Photography & Design
Micaela Mau (born in 1986) is a German-Italian artist. She has studied visual communication at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and at the School of Visual Arts in New York as well as Foreign Languages and Literature at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre.
While studying and working abroad in Tokyo, Frankfurt and London she developed an interest in photography, fascinated by the ambiguous relationship between photographic image and reality.
She currently lives and works in Florence, Italy.
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)
Hannah Bates is a visual artist who works with experimental installations of large scale photographs to create illusions which augment reality, solicit the uncanny valley, and play with viewers uncertainties. Her background as an editorial retoucher informs her inquiries in identity, advertising, and deconstructing matters of representation. Hannah Bates has a BFA from CalArts, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. In 2017 she participated in the artists Residency PICTURE BERLIN, and received the Griffin Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. In 2016 she received the Estrellita & Yousef Karsh Prize in Photography, the Presidents Research Award Grant from School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Montague Travel Grant, conducted in Dubai. She has recently exhibited her work in Lage Egal Gallery in Berlin, tête Gallery in Berlin, Griffin Museum of Photography, EXPOSURE at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, School of Visual Arts in New York City, The Medal Awards Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in the South End Boston, and Nave Annex Gallery in Somerville MA.
Real Estate videographer turned aerial travel photographer. Fan of aesthetic and sharing memories made. Seattle born and bred. Communications major and student-athlete at the University of Washington.
Its always aerial szn.
Stefano Gardel, born in Milan Italy in 1980, is an award winning fine art photographer based in Lugano, Switzerland.
His mysterious and fascinating photographs often depict lonely landscapes and gloomy urban scenes, where common and familiar sights take a unique perspective, acquiring an out of worldly and symbolic dimension.
Collaborating with different art galleries, Stefano Gardel travels the globe extensively to capture the magic through a camera lens.
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.
Originally from Singapore, I moved to Brisbane to pursue my degree in photography as an advertising major and I am doing freelance photography and doing assisting work to learn how the pros do it.
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.
Johanna Laleh von Holst is a Berlin based photographer and art director. Her projects are primarily on women, objects and surreal surroundings, while she always tries to flip the obvious around. She sticks to colors, like flies to honey.
Stockholm based image maker with a strong vision and consistent visual language. Colors are the reason why I'm doing what I do today. Before I knew anything about photography, art direction, graphic design and layout, I knew that I loved working with color.
Carla Janse van Rensburg is a multidisciplinary artist that completed their BAFA with honours at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2018. They are interested in artistic expression as a mode of healing. Being tired of the tendencies in the art world to critique, without offering any form of solution, they hope to encourage a reality where each individual takes responsibility for their own healing. Their intention is to shift the focus from the oppressiveness of society to that of empowerment through self-healing.
LESIA MARUSCHAK creates mobile memory spaces. Born in 1961 in Saskatchewan she spent her childhood on the Canadian prairies, land settled by her ancestors in 1874.
Maruschak’s work - a complex exploration of memory and sensual expression - informs and expands what it means to create. According to Monica Allende, “Maruschak's work reflects on the visual memory of history, and the role of the artist in the decolonization of narratives which are critical issues in photography debate.”
Working across the still and moving image, sculpture and painting, Maruschak creates objects which encapsulate narratives emerging from fragments often multiplied thousands of times. Her commitment to making drives her to push what her camera captures until she arrives at an abstract sensual representation - almost otherworldly.
In just three years of practice Maruschak’s works have been collected by museums, exhibited in many solo and group photographic exhibitions in nine countries. She is also a maker of fine books. Her most recent publication MARIA received the International Arsenal Book Festival’s Grand Prix (2019, Kyiv). Her Limited-Edition Art Book, TRANSFIGURATION, has been acquired by numerous private and public collections including Duke University, Stanford University, Athenaeum, Columbia University, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and the Library of Congress. Maruschak collaborates with recognized international memory museums, lectures at international conferences such as FORMAT 19 University of Derby (2019). She makes special guest appearances at photo festivals including PhotoVenezia (2018) and Palm Springs Photo Festival (2017). In 2014, The Governor General of Canada presented Maruschak with the Caring Canadian and Silver Medal Award for her work.
Maruschak holds a MA in Ethnography and an MBA in International Management.
She spends her time between Alvena and Ottawa, Canada.