I was born in Poland in 1980 and graduated from the University of Silesia with a Masters in Fine Arts in 2005.
My main passion is painting and drawing but I have never lost my interest in the medium of photography, which in some sense, is an essential accomplishment of my artistic language.
I use my camera to transfer and materialise the emotions which develop in my mind, the excitement caused by encountered reality. Sometimes the photos can abstract from reality, showing different aspects of colours and forms, whereas other times they can simply reflect certain situations taking place in front of my camera.
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.
Matt MacPake is a documentary photographer, living in London, whose work is focused on people and the environment. Born in the North West of England, Matt graduated in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Photography at Blackpool & The Fylde College.
In 2015 Matt was shortlisted for the Bar Tur Photobook award at The Photographers Gallery for his project ‘To & from the North Circular’. The Portrait of security guard John came fourth in 2015 The Portrait Salon and was featured in the Guardian, BBC & was part of the Portrait Salon exhibition in London & Tokyo, Japan.
In 2016 Matt’s portrait of Wilhelemna, was one of 100 images selected in the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain, to celebrate the country’s unique heritage and diversity. The exhibition was shown across JCDecaux’s digital network of screens in railway stations, shopping centres, high streets and bus stops around the UK. Matt has shown work in Berlin, San Francisco, Des Moines I, Johannesburg, Krakow, London & Brighton. Matt recently completed a MA in photography & is a Senior Photography lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.
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.
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. I have done collective exhibitions in the gallery CERO (Spain, 2014) and at Officine Fotografiche (Rome, 2016). I was a finalist at the Royal Photographic Society (London, 2016), Can Basté (Spain, 2016) or Art Photo Bcn (Spain, 2017) and won several competitions such as the Nikon Photo Contest (Japan, 2015) and the one of Photo Festival Benidorm PORTRAIT (Spain, 2017). Finally, I published my first photo book "Portrait" and I was invited as an artist in the work "A parallel world" (Spain, 2017) curated by Joan Fontcuberta. Currently, I'm studying for a Masters of Photography: Creation and Production.
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.
Silvia Montevecchi is an Italian photographer born in 1994. She's currently studying photography at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence.
She focuses most of all on personal projects in which she expresses concepts connected to the inwardness through self-portraits and staged photography.
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.
Luca was born 1979 in Milan. He completed humanistic studies and then a degree in Sciences of Communication, with a major on visual rhetoric in Cinema in 2005. While studying he met with photography and started experimenting with large format cameras. He’s self taught about large format photography.
After finishing her MBA, Marinka's studies in Buddhist Psychology guided her philosophical journey and the Photo Academy in Amsterdam stimulated her to channel her concepts and feelings into images.
Marinka's photography revolves around people and their place in society. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work.
Her photography is a way for Marinka to communicate with the outside world about topics she cares about and an essential part of her link to life. In a way, it is her process of making sense of the world we live in.
1st place Sony World Photography Awards 2019 – Professional Creative Category | 1st place LensCulture Portrait Awards 2019 | 1st place TPOTY 2018 | 1st place Zilveren Camera 2017 – International Documentary | 3rd place Kuala Lumpur Portrait Awards 2017 | winner LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017 | Recipient Lucie Award | IPA Photographer of the Year 2016 | 1st place Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 | GUP NEW Dutch Talent 2014 and more.
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Zelko Nedic’s current photographic art works, created using the time consuming, process heavy technique of wet plate collodion photography, pays tribute to his energetic career and deep passion for image making. This new work, Dot.com, signifies all Nedic’s previous works be the foundation of what is to follow and positions his current work right at the point of arrival – utilising the places he has travelled in his personal (and public) story. The presence of a contradiction between control and risk taking is apparent in most of Nedic’s works. A teenage witness to the horrors of the Bosnian War during the early 90s, Nedic knows what it is to experience a local hell and to escape into imagined havens. Through his collodion images and his earlier works, many reminiscent in texture (but not as extreme in content) of Joel Peter Witkin’s macabre tableaux, Nedic takes us to the edge and out into a world of restrictive possibilities. In his earlier series, Things Around Me, amongst the benign images of a lone chair or lamp, are the more intimate images of a cut hand or a cracked and stained hard-boiled egg. From there he offers up a flamboyant side of life with portraits of a topless woman in a gas mask, a prima donna on her veranda, and a man dressed in a naked woman’s body suit. In his series, Cleansing, hauntingly reminiscent of the 1993 Rolf de Heer film Bad Boy Bubby, Nedic wraps his subject’s body in cling wrap, but unlike in the film where death results, Nedic gives his audience a glimpse of a new life, new breath through ‘cleansing’ via a constrained and potentially deadly process. In his wet plate collodion works, along with the usefulness of ambiguous narrative learned on set as a professional hair and makeup artist/photographer on high-end fashion shoots, Nedic provides his audience landscapes buoyant with symbolism and references to social norms obscured by absurdity. These exquisite, hand coloured photographs reference numerous art styles and movements including the iconic religious works of the middle ages, indigenous Australian dot paintings and early nineteenth-century photographic tableaux. In addition, the images are steeped in a sense of pop culture with a Warhol overtone, through the reproduction of something familiar.
"Whenever I find myself standing with a piece of concrete reality in my hand, I like to observe it and disassemble it to reveal new imaginary scenarios". Emanuele Camerini (b. 1987) is a freelance photographer. He devotes himself full time to visual storytelling, focusing his attention to social and cultural issues. He currently lives and works in Italy.
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.
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.
Verl Adams is a photographer, a registered architect in the United States, and an associate professor working in Tokyo, where he teaches spatial design and experimental photography.
Norwegian photographer - live and work on the west coast of Norway
Abstract and Landscape photographer originally from Venezuela living in Los Angeles.
Central themes in Jeroen De Wandel’s (°1980, Ronse, Belgium) work are time, family, alienation & astonishment, looked upon from different angles. Composition and interaction between the images is central. The spectator gets sucked into the images and is thrown back into the exhibition space and his own mind. De Wandel is mostly starting out of personal experiences and interests, using appropriated and original images, always playing with reality and irreality. It is unconscious work and too defined borders can disrupt the open mind that he tries to use to look at the world. He was shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 (conceptual category), had several online publications (Semi Zine (UK), D!ng (BE), PH Museum (UK),...) and showed his work at FoMu (photo museum, Antwerp, Be), Designmuseum (Tumult, Gent, Be), Somerset Gallery (UK), Cloud Gallery (NL),...
Alexander Newman was born in Oshawa, Canada to Jamaican parents and spent his childhood moving between locations in the Northeastern United States, China, and the Midwest. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in Photography in 2017, and has since relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he currently lives and works. His work is heavily influenced by the power of the geographic site. Diasporic identities, the uncanny nature of modernized landscapes, and the presence of ancestral power in physical space are all elements which inform his practice. As a visual artist who works primarily with film photography, he sees this medium as a tool to create a complete and infinite observation of space, a process which allows one to pass through a deeply layered present, informed by both memory and spiritual power. He is a part of an artistic collective, In Rapture, where he is the principal photographer, and his sister, Dr. Rachel Grace Newman, is the creative director. His artwork has been featured in internationally circulated publications, as well as in exhibitions in Europe and North America.
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.
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.
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.
Tania Franco Klein (b. 1990) is a Mexican photographer. Her photographic career started while studying her BA Architecture in Mexico which took her to pursue her Masters in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Her work is highly influenced by her fascination with social behavior and contemporary practices such as leisure, consumption, media overstimulation, eternal youth, and the American dream in the Western world.
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, that interests me most. It is when we are at our most vulnerable that our humanity is most readily evident; it is in our collective vulnerability that all our humanity lies.
Jaap van den Beukel grew up with 4 sisters and a father who was a vicar. He decides after secondary school to go to college in The Hague to study Photography and Photonics. The internships he had to do here were complete opposites. From black and white reportages at a newspaper to creating still life photography. These opposite ends of photography have contributed to his own style today. This resulted in assignments from a variety of companies and advertising- and design agencies nationally and internationally.
After a very busy working period, he decided to move with his family to Barcelona at the beginning of 2008. This Catalonian period was a sabbatical and the start of a quest to find a different style of photography. A lot of time was spent out on the streets shooting autonomous pursuits. “The fact that there are so many different people living their own lives fascinates me, so I can spend hours just walking around on the streets.” Bit by bit a signature style started to emerge, that resulted in a series of new projects that can be best described as staged reportage.
A great example of his in Barcelona developed style is his current project ‘Our Grid’. The composition of the image is partly staged, but at the same time dissolves into a documentary whole. Background and people have the same importance and join together seamlessly. The image editing has no influence on the composition but is mainly used as a tool to brighten the image to make reality more surrealistic. The interest in social subjects and the longing for reportage gets a place in his photography as well as in his films.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." ~ Marcel Proust.
Intrigued by the concept of photography as a perceptual experience, not as a snapshot of a particular moment in time, each photograph is a capture of an intensely personal emotion, a life-long meditation, a dream brought to reality, a story untold before. Always in search for the light, the color, the reflection, the refraction, the optical illusion, the symmetry in the asymmetry, Silvia enjoys manipulating the physics when engineering each photograph. All effects are in-camera captures.
My name is Konstans Zafeiri and I would primarily define myself as an artist rather than as a photographer.
I experience photography as a means of expression, an invaluable artistic outlet.
My main need and intention is to explore my inner existence, interpret reality and life, and offer an aesthetic and conceptual alternative to the restrictions we are defined by.
Our perception, the way we experience the world around us, is severely limited by both our bodies as well as by the societal norms that shape our sense of reality; we are born into boundaries.
Through my art I aim to fight more and more towards my personal freedom, to defeat my own prejudices, overcome my daemons and share with others this effort of trying to offer an alternative way of thinking.
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.
In my work, I create „soulscapes“. My approach is more symbolic. Trying to visualize a story, that is happening internally.
Born in Basel, Switzerland. Currently based in Berlin. Jessica Wolfelsperger studied photography in Berlin and had her graduation of Bachelor of Arts at the "BTK – University of Art & Design". Beside that, she currently takes weekend seminars at the "Ostkreuzschule for Photography" in Berlin and made a cerificate in 'Curating' at the "UdK Berlin". She assisted several artists/photograhers in New York, Copenhagen and Berlin. 2015 she won the 1st Prize for emerging talents in Photography Switzerland. 2017 she was the winner of the Swiss Photo Award in the category Fine Art.
Sham Hinchey Anglo-Italian photographer & DP and Marzia Messina Italian creative meet in 2002 in Rome where they begin a full-time collaboration. They create the “Marshamstreet” agency under which they shoot fashion and advertising campaigns. In 2013 they move to NYC to pursue their professional and artistic careers.
Peyton Fulford (b. 1994) is a photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a BFA with Honors in Photography at Columbus State University in 2017. With an emphasis on narrative portraiture, her work focuses on youth subcultures in the southern region of the United States.
Kumi Oguro is born in Japan in 1972.
Her study of photography started in London in 1996, followed by further development at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp until 2003.
Next to photography, she also experimented with video and installation in a postgraduate program, Transmedia in Brussels.
Her research theme in the program was the relation between still and moving image.
This subject is also treated later on in her thesis for the master course, Film studies and Image Culture at the University Antwerp in 2006.
Oguro has participated in exhibitions in Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.
In 2016 and 2017, she takes part in the travelling exhibition FotoFilmic '16 – Los Angeles / Vancouver / Melbourne.
She won the 4th place in this juried exhibition.
Her first book NOISE was published from Le caillou bleu (Brussels) in 2008.
She lives and works in Antwerp since 1999.
Frederik Buyckx was born in 1984 in Antwerp, Belgium. He received a Master’s Degree in Advertising Design at St-Lucas Antwerp and studied photography until 2013 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. Frederik became a freelance photographer in 2010. Since then, he started working for national and international media. Besides assignments he mainly focuses on personal projects. For his series “Jesus, Make-Up and Football” he documented the daily life in the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. The work won several awards, including a World Press Photo Award in 2013, and was published in a book by Lannoo (Belgium). In 2017 Frederik was named 'Photographer of the Year' at the Sony World Photography Awards.
Luca Baioni (b. 1984) was born and grew up in Milan.
Servaas Van Belle (°Belgium, 1978) prefers to photograph things that do not talk to him. He prefers to search for interesting objects / shapes in the landscape, sculptures with a story. After 9 years of Art school Servaas left for Africa for a few years where he developed an elementary school. On his return, his camera was one of his few possessions. A precious commodity that became his only breadwinner. For several years his work has been published regularly in Belgium and The Netherlands.
As an Amsterdam based Art Director/Graphic Designer I'm always looking for the most perfect graphic composition, but at the same time, my photo's tell a story.
Bastien Deschamps is a wandering photographer (currently in the Red Center of Australia - updated 02/23/2020) born in Paris in 1990. After working as a sound engineer, lighting designer and venue manager, he decided in 2015 to take the road and dedicate himself to photography full time. He mainly traveled through Russia (he spend two winters in Siberia, around the Baikal lake and Yakutia), China, Japan, India, the Middle-East and the United States.
In 2019 he graduated from the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program at the International Center of Photography (ICP).
Photography is my attempt to set up mirrors in places where not enough reflection is taking place.
Louisa Stickelbruck, born 1993, is a Berlin-based photographer. Her visual exploration sits in the midst of portrait, documentary and fine art photography, always perpetuating poetic expression. Louisa has exhibited her work in London, New York City, Prague and Berlin.
Hannah Laycock (1982) was born and grew up in the North-east coast of Scotland. Between 2005–2015 she lived in Brighton and London during which time she cultivated her skills in fine-art and commercial photography.
Hannah specialises in portrait photography, currently inspired by her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013. Her subtle, contemplative and sensuous work on MS contributes to contemporary photography, particularly art and portrait photography, and to illness narratives that come in various forms in contemporary culture: from memoirs to performance art. In two of her latest bodies of work, Awakenings and Perceiving Identity she explores her feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss and liberation, intuitively delving into and questioning the notion of neurological ‘lack’.
This is not the first time Laycock explores illness as Railing at the Enthrallment to the Failing of the Light (Parts I–II, 2009) had documented the emotional terrain of her family’s life following her father’s diagnosis with motor neuron disease.
Laycock’s two MS related projects correlate to her earlier art and portrait photography; Fragility and Primacy Subject, which deal with fragility, image and desire, and power relations between subject and observer.
Laycock uses photography as tool to reach out “to help the general population, patients and health professionals to tell and listen to the complex and unique stories of illness” through the use of visual language. “To re-imagine health and wellbeing care based on trust and trustworthiness, humility, and mutual recognition” in order to better understand such conditions as motor neuron disease or multiple sclerosis.
Aristotle Roufanis (b. 1983 Athens, Greece) is a London-based visual artist whose work focuses on patterns, textures and human interactions defined by the condition of urban life and architecture.
An active photographer since his early 20’s, Aristotle Roufanis is a self-taught artist, who has mastered his medium through a series of rigorous photographic projects. Fascinated by how humans build the environments they live in, he has travelled the world extensively, creating images that combine meticulous digital editing with a very personal artistic vision.
In 2016 he has participated in Scope Art Fair Miami Beach and in Fotofever Paris with a solo show; in the same year, his summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts sold out before opening to the public. In 2017, he showed new work at ZsONAMACO FOTO in Mexico City. Aristotle Roufanis’s work is part of the Patrons of the Royal Academy’s collections, as well as other private collections in London, Paris, Miami, New York and Mexico City.
In September 2017, a photo from his “Alone Together” series has been shortlisted by MoMA assistant curator Katerina Stathopoulou for Life Framer’s Photography Award (Edition IV - OPEN CALL). In the same month, the “Alone Together” series has been selected by Behance curators for the Best of Behance online gallery. Aristotle Roufanis’s work has been featured on international art and culture websites, as well as printed publications around the world.
As a California based Visual Artist / Photographer I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for keen places to capture, while staying focused on harmonized lines, and vivid dream-like lighting. Have been featured on many online publications (Of the Afternoon (UK), Rueville Design & Publications (UK), Float Magazine (US), Paradise Magazine (US), Peach Estate (US),..
I was born in Italy (1977), currently based in Milan.
I explore social and gender related issue in our society.
My artistic research investigates the "self", exploring its relationship with the world, with the social and natural space that surrounds the human being.
Body, identity, and emotions are my key words.
I got a degree in Natural Science for which I carried out a research project about lions in Tanzania and for five years I had been a geological and naturalistic guide in Iceland and Morocco.
I visited Sarajevo several times after the war for humanitarian purposes where I shot a documentary.
I am now working using photography, video, installations and mixed media.
I am a Leica Camera Ambassador.
If I could live a different life, I would only swap with an extreme mountain climber: one who pushes his mental and physical limits and makes discoveries.
Fanta Kaba was born in 1987 in Paris, where she lives and works. She began her career in Finance before transitioning into photography after obtaining a MA in European Photography.
Her experimental and poetic work invites to contemplation. The textures, the natural elements, the body and the mouvement are at the heart of her photographic work. Focusing on fragments of the human body and of sculptures, she transforms her subjects into intriguing and abstract compositions of lines and texture, of shadow and light. With subtle shades of gray and delicate landscapes, the artists develops a singular and meditative photographic work that allows us to be immersed in a universe of sensations. Her black and white photographs often confuse the line between illusion and reality, a border she often plays with.
Conceived as a visual poetry which evokes rather than explains, her body of work asks questions about humanity, about our perception of reality and about traces of time. She also develops an experimental work with polaroids and around the exploration of the photographic means through a consistent confrontation between analog and digital.
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.
Is a photographer who in lives Basel and received the Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize 2016. And PHOTOVOGUE in PORTRAITS His work explores the relationship between spaces and humans, the subject within the space and the space as the subject itself.
Rasano is, no doubt, an accomplished photographer with a genuine and identifiable style that crosses documentary and fine art practices. I would describe Rasano as a collector, or, a hoarder of images with the determined vision of the experienced collector. Rasano collects and catalogues people from similar backgrounds, circumstances and experiences - environmental portraits and landscapes depicting a quiet anthropological commentary. From Same place to Skin of Africa the gaze and distance speak volumes. His photography is mature, thoughtful and professional. The portraits themselves are taken in a consistent manner. In each portrait it is clear that the photographer is pre-visualizing the composition. and there is a strong relationship between the environmental portraits and landscape images. I sense the photographer is seeing both with the same eyes.
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2017 Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards .2017 PHOTOVOGUE/PORTRAITS at Leica Galerie, Milano
2017 Exhibition HIER UND JETZT Portraits of patients and employees of the Palliativzentrum Hildegard in Basel Exhibited in Predigerkirche Basel, till April 30th. 2016 / 2017 Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize 2016 National Portrait Gallery | London | First prize 2015 Escassez| Desperdício Syngenta Photography Awards 2015 Syngenta Photography Awards CCSP Centro Cultural São Paulo. 2015 Aff Galerie FOG Magazins 2015 Portrait Salon Embassy Tea Gallery London 2015 Galerie BOHAI FOG: Excerpts 2015 aff Galerie Magazinpräsentation FOG Magazin 2015 Centro Cultural de São Paulo Syngenta Photography Award ‘Scarcity-Waste 2015 Museum of African Design Johannesburg Curate Life Collection competition 2015 Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition Scarcity-Waste 2015 Exposure Awards 2014 Lensculture 2014 at Photolondon Solo Exhibition oslo8 contemporary photography 2014 Photobastei, Oslo8 contemporary photography, Basel, Zürich Cheltenham Art Gallery 2014 Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 2013 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery London 2013 Going Places. Reise ins anderswo. iaab Basement, Basel 2012 Hasselblad Masters Finalist. 2011 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery London 2011 Fotolabor Pascale Brügger, Kunstfreilager Dreispitz Basel 2011 Hasselblad Masters Finalist 10 Best Portrait photographers Ausstellung 2011 Photobook Days, Deichtorhallen Hamburg 2010 Gallery 1839 Soho, London 2010 Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington 2009 Portfoliowalk Deichtorhallen, Hamburg 2009 Obscura Gallery St Kilda, Melbourne 2008 Photoforum Pasquart, Biel 2008 frontstore, Basel 2008 PHotoEspaña, Madrid 2008 LPA: London Photographic Association, London 2007 11. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, 2007 ECAL Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne und Stiftung Binz 39, Zürich 2007 Passages by iaab choices, M54 Basel 2007 Ernte 06, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz 2006 Regionale7, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal 2006 Regionale7, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse
2017 Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards .2017 PHOTOVOGUE/PORTRAITS 2016 Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize 2016 National Portrait Gallery | London First prize
2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Preis Finalist 2015 Photography Masters Cup Nominee in Portrait 2015 Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition ‚Scarcity-Waste 2015 Exposure Awards 2014 at PhotoLondon 2014 Photography Masters Cup Nominee in Portrait JOHANNESBURG, 2013 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery London 2013 Photography Masters Cup / Nominee Architecture 2013 Photography Masters Cup / Nominee Portrait 2011 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize National Portrait Gallery London 2011 Hasselblad Masters Finalist, 10 Best Portrait Photographers 2010 Photography Masters Cup: nominated for Do we need passport 2010 Honorable Mentions 2009-2010 Exhibit A photography, Skin Of Africa 2010 Honorable Mentions 2009-2010 Exhibit A photography, Trust 2010 International Photography Awards IPA, honorable mention 2010 European Publishers Award for Photography shortlisted 2010 Head On Abanotubani, Bath 2010 Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2010 2009 American Photo Images of the Year, Portraiture, Category Runner-Up 2009 PX3 2008 Honorable Mention, Abanotubani, Bath 2009 Head On 2009 Shortlist 2009 Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2009 2009 Photography Masters Cup, the Color Award 2008 American Photo Images of the Year 2008 The 2008 International Aperture Awards 2008 Photo España 2008: Descubrimientos PHE08, Finalist 2008 LPA: London Photographic Association, Bronze Series 2008 PX3 2008 Honorable Mention for Skin of Africa 2008 International Photography awards IPA, honorable mention
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 am currently working on a series of colors that will be grouped under the title "Sitons" and will include 6 series relating to a color (black, yellow, green, blue, pink and a mysterious color). A color inspired by the encounter of a model, which I don't necessarily know, but which I imagine and dream, trying to reveal it while metamorphosing it by color.
Sylvia is a photographer who expresses herself through self-portrait. By using her own body, her work often becomes physical. Humor and surrealism are fixed values in her work. She questions the place of women in the world and makes them think about the ideal of beauty. Difficult subjects are her favorite. Life as it is. She makes us think by displaying her subjects and her self without complexity.
Rene Maurin (*1971) is a Slovene author born in ex-Yugoslavia, rightfully accused of roaming several mediums. He acquired his formal education in United States, Croatia and Slovenia. After graduation in theatre directing he filmed a series of documentaries for the Slovenian National Television and won the attention of audiences and critics with films such as "I saw Elvis!" (1999) and "Life, as from inside" (2000).
He dedicates the next decade to the theatre and takes over Ptuj City Theatre. In this time he directs several performances that reap acclaim and selected awards in Slovenia and abroad. In 2012 he enrolled the master course in film directing at the AGRFT and directed his first fiction film “Bright Black” (2014). Among others, the film received the award for the best academic achievement of University in Ljubljana and toured several prestigious international film festivals.
His photographic work serves as an expression contrasting the narrative treatment of cinematic storytelling and nests in photographic contraction of time and the capacity of uncompromised manifestation of intimate testimonies and visual langue. In 2013 he co-founded the photo-literary zine REBUS. He often writes — a common habit of directors and lectures at the Institute of Media Communication at the University of Maribor.
He chiefly lives and works in Maribor, Slovenia.
Miranda Schmitz (°1969) studied Economics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. In daily life she works as an independent interim manager and consultant.
Nevertheless she also caught the photography bug. In June 2017 she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lier. In addition she followed several master classes by well-known photographers (e.g. Michael Ackerman and Klavdij Sluban).
Miranda Schmitz strives to compile atmospheres, moods and feelings in her work. She prefers to use suggestive and ambiguous images that are often layered and which viewers may define themselves. It is the emotions and the visual poetry that provide an extra layer to her images.
The enigmatic and cinematic portraits from her graduation work ‘IN BETWEEN’ received global praise with several awards and nominations. The portraits were frequently exhibited in galleries and photo festivals across Europe and the United States.
Japanese photographer currently based in London.
My idea is based on certain characteristics of Japan, where I was born and raised up in.
In Japan, nudity tends to give people negative impression.
I have been questioning the way women are treated in the society and how nudity is often equated with pornography.
My inspiration comes from such uneasiness I feel about the world I see.
Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. He resides in Barcelona where he combines his work as a Photography teacher with the production of personal works. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Fine Arts of the Basque Country University, from which he receives a grant to develop the photographic project Conexiones in an artist residence in Arteleku Art Center in San Sebastián.
Later he moves to Barcelona to study photography and a MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New at Media Center d’Art i Disseny MECAD, ESDI.
He has been one of the winners of the Helsinki Photo Festival 2018 (Finland) and his work has been selected in different international festivals such as the Voies Off Awards in Arles (France), Solar Foto Festival in Fortaleza (Brazil) and the Addis Foto Fest in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia).
2017- present. Graduate Diploma in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Archives. UAB, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Spain
2003 MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media. MECAD, ESDI. Barcelona, Spain
1996-97 Grisart International School of Photography. Barcelona, Spain
1989-94 Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts. UPV, Basque Country University. Leioa – Vizcaya, Spain
AWARDS & MENTIONS / Selection
2019 LUCIE FOUNDATION. Chromalux X Fine Art Scholarship. Los Angeles, USA – Shortlisted
2019 PHOTOESPAÑA. Discoveries PHE19. Madrid, Spain – Selected
2019 ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL. Athens, Greece – Shortlisted
2019 BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL. Belfast, Northern Ireland – Shortlisted
2019 LIFE FRAMER. Night life. London, UK – Editor’s pick
2019 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. London, UK – Nominee
2018 HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Helsinki, Finland – Winner
2018 TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS. Tokio, Japan – Gold Winner and Honorable Mention
2018 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Los Angeles, USA – 2nd Place Winner
2018 SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL. Fortaleza, Brazil – Selected
2018 12TH POLLUX AWARDS – THE PHOTOGRAPHY GALA AWARDS. York, UK – Honorable Mention
2018 PH21 GALLERY. Nocturnal, a Curated International Photography Exhibition. Budapest, Hungary – Selected
2017 BURN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER FUND, Burn Magazine. USA – Shortlisted
2016 ADDIS FOTO FEST. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Selected
2016 ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL. Athens, Greece – Shortlisted
2014 VOIES OFF AWARDS. Arles, France – Selected
2016 Insomnia. La Grey, Space for Contemporary Creation. SCAN Tarragona 2016, International Photography Festival. Spain
GROUP EXHIBITIONS / Selection
2019 Insomnia. OUT FROM THE MIST. Frank Moran Gallery. Brisbane, Australia.
2018 Insomnia. PH21 GALLERY. Nocturna, a curated international photography exhibition. Budapest, Hungary
2018 Insomnia. HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Galleria Futura and Kellohalli. Helsinki, Finland
2016 Insomnia. ADDIS FOTO FEST. Sheraton Addis H. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2019 Where Fireflies Unfold. BIPA Best 50th photographers, Valid Foto Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
2018 Insomnia. SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL, Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura. Fortaleza, Brazil
2014 Insomnia. VOIES OFF AWARDS, Archbishop’s Palace court-yard. Arles, France
2019 Where Fireflies Unfold. BURN MAGAZINE
2019 Mimetic. PHOTO-LETTER
2019 Insomnia. LIFE FRAMER, Night life Editor’s Pick
2018 Lucernario. DER GREIF, Guest Room. «Post HomoSapiens» An online exhibition curated by Mónica Allende
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.
Milena Villalon, born in Barcelona in 1988, completed her photography studies at Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin, focusing on documentary, journalistic and artistic genres. She has completed her final project under the direction of Werner Mahler, showing a visual history among women. She has taken part in different workshops with Ute Mahler (fashion workshop in Halle, Germany) and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris (“The art of editing” at Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm).
She works as an independent photographer paying attention to the human being and the sporadic.
Freischaffende Fotografin und Organisatorin / Kuratorin der Zwischennutzung DISMantle aus München.
Milad safabakhsh is an iranian fine art photographer and also founder and editor in chief at B&W minimalism magazine. He started photography with minimalism and slowly moved towards conceptual photography. However he still kept his minimalistic view in all of his works. Milad was able to make a name for himself internationally and was even achieved numerous prizes.
Paul Thompson (b 1977 UK), graduated with a H.N.D. in photography from the Newcastle Art & Design College in 1999 and opened his London studio in 2005 after assisting leading advertising photographers.
Since opening his studio, Thompson has been recognised and honoured by leading institutions. Thompson has received both a Gold and Silver award from the Association of Photographers, two Silver and one Bronze award from Creative Circle, a yellow pencil at D&AD. He was also shortlisted in the Terry O’Neill Photography Award.
Thompson has exhibited three times at the National Portrait Gallery – London. In addition, he has shown work at The Strand Art Gallery, Design Week’s Awards exhibition, as well as at Creative Review’s Photography Annual. Thompson has appeared twice in the D&AD book, and he’s had work featured in national and international print and online publications.
While continuing to build an extensive commercial portfolio, Thompson has devoted recent years to a collection of ongoing, interconnected bodies of fine art work. His minimal, abstract photographs are often (but not always) made on the coast, usually late into the night, using a large-format film camera. Instead of adding artificial elements, Thompson subtracts them, stripping his compositions down to their most essential features.
In Thompson’s world, art is about sacrifice and dedication, and it shows in the work. In engaging with a rich and layered history of photography and visual art in general, his work also raises questions about the future of our world– the land and the sea– and mankind’s ever-shifting place within it.
Jake Mein, born in Ngaio, Wellington, 1988, is a photographer based in New Zealand. He holds a BDes (Hons) in Photography from Massey University. His work explores the sense of belonging, home, and the deterioration of familiar places. His recent work has looked into his hometown, Christchurch, following the 2011 earthquake which destroyed the city. Jake’s work has been exhibited locally as well as in shows in London and Australia. His project Six for Gold was published by the independent publisher Bad News Books.
With a background in fashion design, Argentina-born artist, Karen Navarro, works with a highly stylized aesthetic on a diverse array of mediums that includes photography, collage, and sculpture. Her constructed portraits, as she describes it herself, are known for the use of color theory, surreal scenes and minimalist details. Navarro’s work expresses self-referential questions that connect in a much larger scale to ideas of construction of identity, societal expectations and the understanding of the being; prompting a discourse about the subconscious will to comply with the contemporary societies' canons when these are in fact misleading. Similarly, Navarro explores in her work femininity as a cultural construct.
Navarro lives in Houston since 2014 where she completed the certificate program in photography at Houston Center for Photography. In 2018. Navarro has been awarded a scholarship at Glassell School of Art| The Museum of Fine Art Houston where she studied analog photography. Most recently Navarro has received the Artadia fellowship 2019. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad.
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.
Matthias Forster is a swiss-based photographer. He attended a self-taught photographer class and graduated in photography at the Swiss school of journalism. He is primarily working on long-term projects. His field of work are mainly subjects of public and urban space. In the last 15 years he traveled Asia extensively and spent a lot of time exploring major cities. Furthermore he is working on projects focusing on the balancing act between photography and painting.
Born in 1990 in Tianjin, China.
Lives and works currently in Paris, France.
Her work focuses on urban landscapes and finding commonalities between different regions.
Her last photography series "Entre le Béton" was filmed in the department 94 (inner-suburban of Grand Paris), where she was deeply fascinated by the architectural form and space atmosphere, leading her to explore her own questions. The form of the suburbs is universal in the world, and the corresponding living structure of the residents are also similar. Even if in different countries, the suburbs are like waves in the ocean, they are coming from the same source and running into the same end.
Exhibitions and prizes:
2019—The exhibition of the laureates of the Bourse du Talent 2019, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
2019 - Special Prize, Bourse du Talent #80 Espace Architecture Paysage, France
2019 - Selected, PEP-Photographic Exploration Project, Berlin, Germany
2019 - Group exhibition “Suburbs” , LoosenArt, space MILLEPIANI, Rome, Italy
2019 - Group show at Fotofever, 24P Studio, Paris, France
2019 - Solo show “Entre le Béton”, Inside Space, Tianjin, China
2019 - Art book in China -abC Art Book Fair, China
2017 - HEAT Paris 2017 - asian contemporary art festival, Paris, France
2017 - MANIFESTO'S TIME-ORVIETO 2017, Orvieto, Italy
2016 - WORKS IN PROGRESS 2016 SRFC, Rome, Italy
2013 - Graduation Exhibition of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China
2010 - Canon Photography Award of Excellence, China
2008 - 2013 Bachelor of Photography at the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China
2015 - 2016 Master of Photography at Scuola Romana di Fotografia e Cinema, Italy
Sharokh (Sha-Rock) Mirzai is an American film photographer, best known for his 35mm snap-shot, flash focused style that brings awareness of the photographer/subject relationship. Constant themes in his work deal in youth culture, diversity, and class taking inspiration from his upbringing in a bi-racial, immigrant family.
Rob grew up in sunny Dorset, United Kingdom where days at the beach and long walks in the countryside fuelled his love of natural landscapes. Rob wasn’t born with a camera round his neck, much to his mother’s relief, but started his photographic career in a foundation course at Bournemouth Arts University. Another degree and a lot of practice later, Rob started assisting in London. He was lucky enough to work and learn alongside some of the industry’s big hitters.
Rob turns the ordinary into extraordinary. He takes everyday scenes, landscapes or objects and creates a unique atmosphere around them using light, colour and composition. This ‘atmosphere’ is hard to pinpoint. It has been described as ethereal and unearthly with an otherworldly feel about it. The atmosphere can of course change depending on the feelings that the picture is trying to evoke. Rob likes to think it’s something that people might easily overlook but once captured in a photograph has a permanence, palpability and quiet beauty for all to see.
photographer currently living and working in Iceland. She has majored in Art History at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw as well as Film and TV Production at the Academy of Film and Television in Warsaw.
Vogue (Italia), Fubiz (France), C-Heads Magazine ( Austria), DRECK Magazine, C41 Magazine (Italy) Phroom Magazine (Italy), Vice (Poland), i-D (Poland), K MAG (Poland)
1st Prize Winner of The Independent Photographer´s Portrait Photography Award 2018
1st Prize Winner of Chromatic Awards in Fine Art
Represented by Syndikat Artists Hamburg
Justin is a self-taught, South Africa-focused documentary photographer currently developing his practice as part of research-based Master’s degree in the UK. His independent projects create intimate social dialogues with the people he photographs as a response to the country's historic visual economy; reviewing the ethics of photographic practice and its impact for contemporary art. His work has previously been featured online and in print for various publications and in selected group shows: BJP’s Portrait of Britain; New European Photography x GUP Magazine; The Lucie Foundation, The Independent Photographer and The Photo Vogue Festival 2019. Moving forward he intends to produce a book of his current work that explores his own family history in South Africa through the archive; focusing on research methods as a way of reinterpreting historical narratives in contemporary contexts.
François Aubret is a French minimalist photographer currently living in Los Angeles. His work is a documentation of geometries he comes across in urban environments. Like a graphic designer, he composes architecture, urban elements and nature into vibrant photographic designs. Despite the sameness of our modern cityscapes, François reveals the hidden beauty and humour found in them.
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.
Katarzyna Heeringa (b. 1969) is a photographer of Polish descent. Upon completing her studies she moved to the Netherlands. At the age of forty-five, after a long career in a different branch, it was time for a change. She decided to enrol at the Amsterdam Academy of Photography (Fotoacademie Amsterdam). This rigorous three-year programme allowed her to fully develop herself as a photographer, to choose the right path and to be where she is now.
She lives in Woerden.
Nina Röder was born in 1983 in Germany and graduated with a Master of fine Arts from Bauhaus University Weimar with the focus on staged photography. Next to her artistic activities she is a PhD candidate with the research topic about performative strategies in contemporary photography.
Nina's photographic work is exposing hidden structures of biographical stories in which she is combining aspects of the theatre, performance and stage with the timebased image space of photography. Her photographs have been shown in international exhibitions and photofestivals such as Voies Off Festival in Arles, the European Month of Photography in Berlin or the Goa Photo Festival in India.
Nina lives and works in Berlin.
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.
Hi, I'm Wiesje. I studied (analog) photography on the academy of fine arts St.Joost in The Netherlands. Got to know my boyfriend there and together we studied and a couple of years later we got two children. We live photography. I work in assignment, I teach photography on the Fontys academy of Arts and initiate my own photography projects. In 2014 I have published a photobook called "Mimus,. (In a period of 10 years I visited small family circuses. First I made a documentary series to get inspired. Later I started a collaboration with the circus artists and they have been a model for me in their own environment to express my moods. I staged with the artists.).
Matthew Thorne is a young Australian film director, and photographer whose work is focused around the relationships between time and community, land, mortality and spirituality.
His recent work includes intertextual film and photographic project, "The Sand That Ate The Sea" a narrative short film shot in opal mining country in South Australia about fatherhood and grief. "Gaib" a docu-narrative film shot on 16mm in a remote fishing village in West Java about death, spirituality, and community. A documentary series "Positive Movements" shot in Baltimore and Philadelphia following an Australian artist as he worked with two community groups in two of the most underprivileged communities in America - and their positive messages. Reportage photography series shot in Iran, South America, and Russia. And a photography book, "For My Father", of photos taken in Japan with his father the week before he died, and published via Palm* (UK).
Other work includes additional second unit direction and photography for Alien: Covenant, and photography on Justin Kurzel’s feature film True History Of The Kelly Gang.
Matthew’s film work has screened at festivals including the Cannes Lions Festival, Young Director Award (Cannes Lions Festival), LA Music Video Festival. And his photography has been exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney and Berlin.
Nathalie Dekker (1976, The Hague) is a Dutch photographer, she lives and works in Overveen, near Haarlem and Amsterdam.
She has a fascination for translating words into images, in the purest simplest way. She jot down words that fascinate her. The words themselves trigger her imagination and she knows how to capture their essence in a contemporary way. The unique way she looks at them is both unexpected and accessible. Just with a little bit of difference and playfulness, she knows how to amaze you with her work.
Nathalie graduated with honours from the Amsterdam Photo Academy in May 2018. She was selected as New Dutch Photography Talent 2019 by GUP and one of the 100 greatest emerging photographers of Europe, Fresh Eyes 2019 by GUP. The series Wallflower has been selected by Editors' pick of the open call of 2018 by Life Framer and she won 2nd place (Silver Star Award) ND Awards 2018.
I was born in Milano back in 1983 and fell in love with analog photography when I was a young teenager. Today I live in London and work in the sustainable investing industry. My passion for photography is still alive and growing every day. I am particularly interested in street and documentary photography. I love the look and the feeling of analog pictures and the whole emotional process around it. Shooting film gives me special satisfaction and happiness.
I was born the Northern Caucasus region of Russia in 1979. From the first meeting with the world of photography, I felt that the reality and the image in the photograph are very similar and at the same time different. Photography immediately fascinated me, with its process and result. It was interesting to look through the viewfinder, the world seemed like mine. Since 2000 year I live in Israel and while studying in Jerusalem at the academy of art and design Bezalel I made sure of that photography has long been more than just 'catching the moment' and requires intense intervention from the photographer. One of the interesting things I learned in academy is the understanding that, with time, photography changes, that the view towards photography as a media and as a document changes, as well as its value.
Staged photography allows me more control to make the occurrence sharper, to create a reality, where you can feel every detail. For me, to make photography is to look for an existence, a story in everything, to transform moments that I see, think, feel and dream into a visual representation. Maybe photography in my life it’s kind of a way to cope with the world and tool to research it; an attempt to create a dialog with it, to organize and explain the world. And what do we have - just a rectangle in which we keep reassembling the world. It’s a fantastic tool: an objective picture in subjective viewfinder.
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 live in a small town outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
After many years of advertising, then establishing a wet and dry
printing service for photographers, I have found some time
to re-look at the work I have made over the years.
Currently I find the idea of pairing images very attractive,
as it is open to chance and serendipity, as is photography itself.
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.
Attracted by creative process of art and the poetic and not literal language of photography.
The space to multiple interpretations. The self expression through a non unique denotation or through the abstract way that the photographic medium has.
Have attended a lot of photographic seminars, workshops and lectures. Have read lot of books about aesthetic, history, interpretation etc.
Like to search and through observation and experimentation to end up to my personal unobserved worlds.
My work is bound up in an ambiguous and cinematic image-making that borders the real and the fantastic. My approach to photography provokes contemplation and reconfiguration of common place subjects via playful revelation of the bizarre and the uncanny.
Born in Lucca, I learned to see photographically during my travels around the world. Time after time the knowledge of cultures, different from mine, teached me to be introspective, more sensitive and look with my heart and shot thru my soul. I wish to catch the reality in her ordinary kindness, respecting people in their context.
Third place Editorial and Fashion categories of Tifa Tokyo International Awards 2019
Finalist Sony World Organization Awards 2020
Finalist Fine art photography award 2020
I was born in Cagliari, Italy in 1987.
I studied political science in Rome for two years, then chose to change path. I graduated in Philosophy in Trent in 2010.
I started working on photography in 2008, taking part in many workshops in Italy. These experiences led me then to look for a more professionalizing path.
I was admitted to the National School of Photography in Arles, France, (École Nationale Supérieure de la photographie) in 2012, where I graduated with honors in June 2015.
For me, art is a unique access to the world, a threshold that mirrors the relationship between my inner being and what surrounds me.
The perceptive and sensorial experience of reality can open our mind and our creativity to unattended and unknown places.
In those places -both real and unreal- I try to find my place, in the attempt to translate in images the connection with the people and the landscapes I meet.
Photography often goes hand in hand with other media, like sound and video, or with the complementary voices that create a junction among subjectivity, otherness, identities, territories and landscapes.
I first started making night photographs while living in the USA. As an outsider, my eye was drawn to the quirky industrial and urban landscapes that surround San Francisco and I set myself a goal to photograph these unseen and overlooked areas. I developed my technique by taking roadtrips to neglected towns and photographing through the night while teaching myself the technicalities of traditional architecture photography. This was a lonely time for me and my intention was to capture this feeling in the photographs.
Upon moving back to the UK in 2014 I continued taking photographs at night, focussing on the once-great industrial towns of the midlands, developing my style further, and working on a consistent theme to tie the photos together.
Matthew Brooks is a Montréal-based artist originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He holds a B.F.A. in Photography from Concordia University and is currently an M.F.A. candidate in Studio Arts at Concordia University. He was named the 2017 recipient of the Lande Award in Photography as well as the 2018 recipient of the Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography. In 2017 he was awarded a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master's and currently holds an FRQSC Master's Research Scholarship (B1).
Aging architecture and material culture are frequent themes in his large-scale photographic work which explores ambiguous narratives and the veracity of the image. Within his hyperreal tableaus, the viewer’s sense of the real is destabilized, creating an uncanny sense of both reality and fiction. The construction of the photographic image is constantly at play in his works as he creates cinematic, anachronistic scenes which combine mundanity and artifice.
His work has been recently included in solo and group exhibitions at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Occurrence, Centre Skol, Galerie B-312, and Galerie POPOP among others. In April 2017, he presented a new large-scale public artwork in New Westminster, BC for the Capture Photography Festival which was on display until March 2018. His work has been published in print and online in publications such as Magenta Magazine, Lenscratch, It's Nice That, Huffington Post, FotoRoom, and Ain't Bad Magazine among others. His work is included in the Capital One corporate collection as well as private collections.
I love bold, dark images, with pops of color and beautiful highlights. Light is everything and I don't wait for it to naturally happen, I make it happen! Through the power of artificial light, I transform scenes to give the dramatic look and feel they deserve.
Fine art and documentary photographer based in Paris, France.
Working on the imaginary part of the reality
Interested in social systems and how they affect urbanism, habitat, bodies and lives.
Sarah Maslankiewicz completed her Advanced Diploma in Photography (Art Major) at Photography Studies College in Melbourne in 2015. She has since won a number of national and international photographic awards.
After working for the Nine Network across Australia for 20 years, she has now chosen to live in rural Mansfield in the foothills of the Victorian Alps with her husband and two young children. Raising a family, finding rewarding work and creating meaningful art are equally important to her and she tries to balances them all, a challenging task at times.
Sarah was raised on the central Queensland coast, spending most of her youth sailing with her parents and acquiring a deep respect for water. She continues to find hope and inspiration beneath its surface. Her photography explores water’s transformative qualities and the vulnerability of our existence in that underworld.
In her first series, What Dreams May Come, she experimented with refracted light, moving bodies and coloured fabrics in an underwater setting. Maslankiewicz’s subjects were no gods, kings or mythical beasts, but instead her friends, family and colleagues. She coaxed them to writhe around naked in a heated swimming pool, lighting them with a car battery-operated flounder light – a simple approach that reflected both her method (the painterly effect is entirely unretouched) and the purity of her lifelong obsession with water. The results were chaotic but beautiful, and the work attracted international interest and praise.
In What Lies Beneath she continues to follow the thread of her previous collection by photographing bodies that are suspended in chiaroscuro waterscapes evocative of late Renaissance and Baroque art. By re-examining the vulnerability and beauty of the human body in an underwater setting, Sarah is exploring new artistic and emotional boundaries.
Stained with the copper ore and minerals that lie substrata, the tributaries that weave from North Wales and on to the Irish Sea provide the immediate landscape with its distinct colouration. This coupled with soil toxicity leaves little vegetation, and a texture that speaks of the alien, the unfamiliar. This unfamiliarity is borne out of life’s absence from this landscape, not necessarily that it is a difficult topology to conceive of, or one that we perhaps have not encountered in a similar form previously, rather that the aspect and meaning generated by its rock formations, and deeply gouged earth are the antithesis of what can be considered habitable. However, it is the concept of habitation that lies at the core of this series of new photographs by Richard Lloyd Lewis. Lewis invites us to consider a landscape that at once seems instantly recognisable yet simultaneously demands distance and caution, we must remain at a safe proximity, and with the eye of an explorer, observe. Home is partially constituted by natural geography, the built environment, networks of individuals, their concomitant values, economy, a favourite pillow, shared language, the location of a record collection. The common thread, if there is one, is the absence of threat, a sense of custom and convention, and familiarity. Such representations are absent in Lewis’s images, and the concept of familiarity we are being asked to consider is expanded to the planetary. The landscape Lewis invites us to observe, both in micro and macrocosm, through the mountain and its particulars, is an earth, perhaps the one we currently inhabit, perhaps not. We are asked to consider home in the vastness of geologic temporality rather than through the all too brief window of an individual existence.
Lewis has exhibited nationally alongside artists such as Tracey Emin, Steve Pyke, Hannah Starkey, Gavin Turk, Nadav Kander, Martin Parr, Paul M Smith, Bridget Riley and John Swannell and his photographic prints are now held in several notable private collections
Lewis has a Masters Degree in Photography from The University Of The Arts London - LCC, and a BA (Hons) Degree from Exeter School Of Art & Design - University of Plymouth.
‘code name burlington’ is held in the permanent collection at the Imperial War Museum London.
Dead Tree's Event 1 to Event 6 was purchased by the Contemporary Art Society Of Wales in 2016 and is now on permanent display at Monmouthshire County Hall, as the winner of The Purchase Price at The National Eisteddfod Of Wales
Vicky Martin (UK) is an award winning fine art photographer. Studying art and photography in the 1990s it was not until 2008 after being awarded a prestigious bursary that she was able to pursue photography professionally. Since then Vicky has had her work published and exhibited nationally and internationally, from Europe to the USA in solo and group shows. Her work continues to garner many awards and nominations including Winner of the Professional Beauty and Fashion Category at the Chromatic Awards 2018, Winner of the All About Photo Magazine Colors issue 2018, Winner of the Single Image in the Professional Fine Art Category at the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards 2018 and Winner of the Professional Fine Art Series at 2016 Fine Art Photography Awards.
Throughout Vicky's practice she explores her fascination with identity and the emotions that are created by considered scenarios that are based in both fantasy and reality. Her work explores identity through staging and creating realities for characters who often display conflicting emotions with situations. Vicky seeks to encourage the viewer to ask questions of her work to which ultimately the answers depend on the viewer’s own personal identity and perceptions.
I'm a commercial photographer with a passion for travel and storytelling. Ive spent most of my career living and working in Montreal, Canada. Currently represented by Civilized Photo World in New York City.
Documentary and commercial portrait and landscape photographer, originally from Edinburgh, based in London, working across the UK and internationally.
My name is Naiwen Zhang, born and raised in China, I recently graduated from International Center of Photography - Bard MFA program and currently live in New York. My practice includes photography and videos. I am interested in time and memory. My works are focusing on telling non-liner stories of my inner world in response to the outside reality
MIIA AUTIO IS A VISUAL ARTIST WHO IS INTERESTED IN PRESENTING SOCIETAL ISSUES IN A WAY THAT KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING IS BORN THROUGH THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE VIEWER AND THE WORK. IN HER WORKS SHE DEALS THE THEMES OF IDENTITY, FOREIGNNESS AND VIEWERSHIP.
I have studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, where I obtained my master's degree in April 2008.
From the same year, until 2014, I collaborated with the lecturer, at the Politecnico di Milano, as a tutor and co-ordinator of degree theses. Since 2009 I have been working as a freelance as "Laura Zamboni ARCHITETTO".
Always passionate about photography, I took several photography courses, especially during university studies, the "Photography of Architecture" course held by photographer Marco Introini.
I am interested in landscape and architecture photography with particular attention to the compositional relationships between the natural or artificial landscape elements that photography records, and the light conditions that modify its perception.
In my photographic works I investigate the nature of the subjects, also declared through the relationship with the context, trying to highlight it with clear and essential images
I take part in international photography exhibitions.
Venice for Malemegi lab as a selected artist in a competition . 12-26 January 2019
XXIV edizione "Arte a Palazzo" Galleria Farini Palazzo Fantuzzi- Bologna 23 March 2019 - 03 April 2019
PassepARTout gallery during Milano art and design week - 6-20 April 2019
Martin Grabner, born in Graz, Austria, holds degrees in Architecture from TU Graz and Fine-Art Photography and MultimediaArt from Ortweinschule Graz Kolleg. In-between art and research he explores architecture, city, and society, understanding his photographic and cinematographic work as visual urban studies. The focus is on the exploration, discussion, and interpretation of relations between human and space. The most central topic is the expression of social meaning and transformation in the production, usage and reception of space, taking especially in account everyday life urban practice. Martin is interested in public space as a neoliberal (image) space including the privatisation and commodification of public space. Currently he particularly questions the spatial manifestation and challenging of societal structures of power, exclusion and segregation, how visible and invisible borders in cities work, how permeable and selective they are and who is defining them.
His work as a photographer and filmmaker has been featured and awarded in several exhibitions. Moreover Martin is teaching at the Faculty of Architecture of TU Graz, curating, and writing about architecture, city, and culture.
Portrait photographer, working in Adv and personal projects.
Juliette Cassidy was born in the north of Spain and at the age of 20 she moved to the United States to finish her degree in arts at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
After graduating, she travelled across 19 states of the North American country, developing the series “People we know, these Americans”, in which she focused on the emptiness brought by the most brutal capitalism in one of the richest countries in the world: the United States of America.
Afterwards, she moved to Mexico City followed by Los Angeles.
Although she works in the fashion industry, her most personal work leans towards documentary photography, which is, at times, influenced by fashion.
she is currently based in London.
Landon Yost is a film director and documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York.
He was born and raised on a sheep farm in Frederick, MD where he was immersed into a fine art community from birth. As a teenager he began capturing significant moments in his life in an effort to keep them alive.
After a short stint in photojournalism, Landon received a B.A. in Screen Studies and Film Production from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.
Landon yearns to reflect on the sincerity in fleeting moments throughout our lives. To be conscious of the emotions that pass through us, and if we're lucky, hold onto the meaningful parts a little while longer.
When looking at myself and reviewing my own work I overall see that through my photography I alsways visually try to identify the people that I photograph. And in addition to that I'm very interesseted in how their life and culture blends into their self being. I aspire to tell that story, especially for those who don't have a voice to express their own story.
Born in 1988. He published poems in french poetry journals and a photograph in "Der Greif", 12.
She graduated from the Italian Institute of Photography in 2018. Her photographic research mainly explores socio-cultural issues. Her careful look, between paradoxes and irony, is focused in particular on the relationship between people and the contemporary environment in which they live. Recently, part of her work has been exhibited at the European Photographic Festival 2019.
In 2019 I completed an MFA in Photography at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. I have an extensive background in structural engineering and construction. However, in recent years I’ve changed career and moved into the creative and visual arts. I currently work full time on my photographic practice.
My work focuses on the people and landscape of central rural Ireland where the cultural identity and heritage of the region, has historically been deeply rooted to the land. In recent decades, however, a decline in traditional practices coupled with the expansion of urban centres, and the growth of a commuter lifestyle, has resulted in a progressive detachment from place, community and the land. My practice draws upon this disconnection from our heritage, and the growing sense of otherness with the land, to explore universal themes of belonging and identity through landscape and community.
On the surface my work is part topographical examination of the land and part field documentary with a local and regional focus that implicates national and global issues. The archaeology of history, place and generational memory as a vehicle for metaphorical and personal excavation underpins my investigation.
Within my practice I experiment with other mediums including moving image, sound, text and sculpture often drawing upon my skills as a Structural Engineer.
Anabela Pinto is a Portuguese artist and photographer currently studying at the Royal College of Art in London. She is interested in the relationship between people and technologies, consumer culture and desire, and its subsequent effect on the aesthetics of our daily living surroundings.
Recent honors include being a laureate for the Dior Photography Award for Young Talents and Life Framer's Series Award winner with her series ‘Precious Things’. Her work has been exhibited in London, New York, Italy, and in festivals such as Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Encontros da Imagem, and Les Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles.
Self-taught amateur photographer from Monza, Italy. I approached photography in early 2019. I am mostly drawn towards human-altered landscape, particularly suburbs, sometimes with a penchant for strong moods.
Photographer exploring the dichotomy created by the struggle between the self and the persona in the times of social media and pc mentality.
I am deeply interested in space. In particular, I am most interested in Seoul, the largest city in Korea where I was born and raised. The first series, Faceless(2018), itself was the Namsan Tower observatory as a panopticon. Then I am working on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road(2018-) series, which deals with the interrelationships of space and inhibitors, and the Jenga (2019-)series, which explores certain space, a miniature of Seoul's expansion process.
After a university degree in study of religions and geography, I felt a certain frustration linked with the academic world and its limitations. Then I choose to devote myself to the art. I mainly produce photographs, while I also use drawing, video, performance and installations. I consider that photography is fictional while it presents itself as truthful. My images flow between total staging, spontaneous shots and archives of all kind. As such, they propose an heterogenous and ambiguous narration with the main purpose to question the western society, the art world and the interactions between the art media. They exist as either aesthetically independent photographs or in series. My work is feed as much on literature, philosophy, cinema, politics as on stories of everyday life.
2021 Personal exhibition at Espace Graffenried, Aigle, Switzerland
2020 Collective exhibition at Kammgarn, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
2020 Photographic projection at Nuit de la Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
2020 Collective exhibition at photoZürich20, Switzerland
2020 Collective exhibition at the Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany
2019 Collective exhibition at the Kammgarn West, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
2019 Collective exhibition at the Galerie Oslo 8, Basel, Switzerland
2019 Collective exhibition at the Galerie l’elac, ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland
2019 Collective exhibition at the Photobastei, Zürich, Switzerland
2019 Photographic projection at the Helsinki Photo Festival, Finland
2019 Solo exhibition at the Galerie GPS du Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland
2017 Collective exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Lens, Switzerland
2016 Collective exhibition Renaissance Photography Prize at the Getty Image Gallery, London, UK
2015 Preselection at the Grand Prix Images Vevey, Switzerland
2014 Collective exhibition Renaissance Photography Prize at the Getty Image Gallery, London, UK
2019 Third prize of the 23rd vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie, Zürich, Switzerland
2016 First prize of single image category at Renaissance Photography Prize, London, UK
2014 First prize of single image category at Renaissance Photography Prize, London, UK
Through my life I've been a composer, web designer, software engineer (still am) and now a photographer and painter.
I've been constantly unsatisfied with photographs until I've found a way to combine photography and painting and to "see" what comes from inside me while looking at the world around me. This resulted in a new technique of painting with exposition, temperature and tint brushes while developing digital photographs. Immediately it felt so right to me, so only two weeks after invention I presented twenty works on my graduation exhibition in photography school.
Jinwoo (Artist Name: Hwon) Lee utilizes film and digital photography to tell a story in form of poetry.
While living in the United States, Lee actively publishes his work through books, magazines and literary publications in both Korea and the United States. Lee's work has been exhibited in United States, South Korea and China.
Curator Mary Stanley selected Lee as one of the "Note-worthy up and coming photographers under 35" and curated his work in the exhibition
at APG Gallery. Lee also received the honor of the Excellent Book of the Year Award from ARKO (Arts Council Korea) for his photo poetry book, 『Let Us Not Be Too Desperate』(ISBN : 9791158964009). In the book, Lee presented several poems in form of images as well as images mixed with texts. Lee terms such way of working: "Poem-ography". Lee’s recently published photo essay book, 『When Your Gaze and My Gaze Move Into Opposite Directions』(ISBN: 9788965707998) (2019), is quintessential Poem-ography. In the series, the artist anthropomorphizes objects, creating 120 images taken from their imagined perspectives with a prose.
Lee’s work is also collected by Infinite Art Museum in China. Continuing to expand on the Poem-ography series, Lee recently published them on several magazines. Paper Magazine commissions Lee to publish new works bi-monthly on their Magazine.
Grzegorz Wełnicki (born in Warsaw, Poland, 1986) graduate of National Film School in Łódź, currently lives in Warsaw. His work has emerged from reportage and later on documentary photography to reach interdisciplinary dimension in his latest projects. His body of work evolves around multidimentionality of a human.
Seyhan Camgoz is a Melbourne based photographer and creative artist, known for her storytelling approach. She is equally interested in the moments and her works consist of sequences to implement these moments on still photographs.
"I am not interested in what something looks like, I am passionate about to explore what it feels like while photographing my subjects."
Her work and style are influenced by many different aspects of historical art. She likes to look at pictures and all kinds of art forms from history to inspire and create her compositions. She can get obsessed with anything if she observes long enough.
Her works feature an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in photographing came before her further education studies in photography and film. Seyhan graduated in Master of Photography by the Deakin University of Melbourne, Australia.
Thales Banzai is a film and music videos director&producer. Currently he lives in São Paulo/Brazil and is developing a Music Documentary Series and a Feature Documentary on Religion.
In her photographic practice, Stephanie Braun (*1995 in Regensburg, Germany; currently living in Munich, Germany) examines the limits of human imagination, the social value of the photographic medium in the 21st century and the abstraction of the everyday in the form of visual images.
The subject of her free photographic work is often the emergence of a visual dialogue of several individual motifs, created by different photographic techniques (digital, analog, computer-generated photography) and connected independently of each other. As an important component, the process of time is always related to her work somehow and often decides on the technique of illustration and the dynamics of the narrative.
The resulting photographic dialogue is equalized by the combination of haunting portraits and everyday scenes and shows which sceneries take place in parallel in the most diverse places of the world.
An often unresolved gap between documentation and staging raises questions of content regarding objec-tive perception and, in the playful handling of the photographic medium, finds answers in the subjective perception of the viewer.
In 2019 she won the VOGUE Germany Salon Photo competition for upcoming fashion photographers in Germany and finished her studies of photography and media at the University of Applied Science in Bielefeld, Germany. In 2016 she studied abroad at the London College of Communication and worked as a picture editor at the picture editing desk of NIDO and NEON Magazine for Gruner + Jahr, Stern Medien Group, in Hamburg. Since September 2019 she is wor- king as a creative director in Munich, Germany.
Her goal as a photographer is to create a social picture that captures the current and radically critical realities of life, the complexity and inconsistency of society in the 21st century in order to underline the
importance of seeing and being seen.
Born in Malmédy (Belgium) in 1958.
Living in Chastre (Belgium)
Master in Social Communication (1981), speciality Information
Student at Beaux arts in Wavre (2006-2019); graduated in photography (2013) and drawing (2019).
1975 : bought a first camera and telelens with friends
1981 : journalist and film critic in Africa and a first professional camera
2002 : discovers square format and moves to art photography
2005 : first exhibition of a one year work
2009 : starts "closer", the first of his long projects
Shooting side by side with analog (medium and large format) and digital cameras.
Author of multiple exhibitions (also for drawings) and installations.
I am Lithuanian photographer and artist living in Berlin.
From an early age I have been interested in the subject of the body and its representation in the arts. My early practices and works try to balance between neutral decay of bodies and its exploitation within social and economic boundaries. Lately my focus has shifted towards more abstract representations involving eroticism and studies of nature, mainly focusing on a subject of water.
I'm careful not to spoil my interest in water with convoluted interpretations. It is imbued with connotations of eroticism and transcendence, and I am happy if I manage to capture them in my work. But I also try to stay open to other meanings and dive even deeper into exploring water's nature as a physical space. As a result, a viewer is exposed to water’s physical properties, which are not only changing our perception of space and are alien to human’s life, but also are crossover links between imagination and reality.
was born in 1970 in East Germany. As a graduate of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Babelsberg Film University, Karoline started her professional life as an artist and filmmaker with a passion for photography. Since 2008, Karoline has been intensively involved in photographic processes. Her interest in complex visual narratives is manifest in her photography; in her most recent work, Karoline combines photographs with text and installations.
Karoline lives and works in Berlin. She teaches at various art universities and institutions and curates in galleries.
We live in a world where everyone seems to be visible. A world filled with selfies allows us to see the surface, one which is fabricated and unnatural. Who is able to really be themselves, in a world where everything revolves around recognition? Living in this way is unnatural, between visibility and invisibility, between self-love and self-relativization, between choice and destiny.
My work displays my own internal struggle: Who am I? Do people see me? The images are from the heart and flow together with my soul. They are the reflection of combined experiences and stories from the past. They are meant for everyone who seeks to find themselves, but to no avail. For anyone who feels invisible, but is not.
Carlo Alberto Rusca is born in Turin on the 29th of June 1989. He’s currently based in Lugano and Düsseldorf, working as freelance photographer and filmmaker. Since 2015, he’s also teaching audiovisual sciences at CSIA in Lugano. His recent work ‘Turistica’ has been selected for several national and international exhibition, among others, Vogue Italia Photovogue festival 2019 in Milan and Aperture Summer Open 2019: Delirious Cities, at Aperture Foundation, New York.
Jan Schuenke is German fine art and commercial photographer specializing in architecture, landscapes, and interiors. Born in Starnberg, Germany, in 1978 Jan received an old SLR camera from his father when he turned 14. He is a seasoned and experienced traveler, fascinated by the diversity of culture and nature, which informs
his perspective for his photography. From Sydney to Tokyo and Vancouver, Jan has wandered and photographed all over the globe. He now lives and works in Munich and partly in New York. His fine art photography often shows the influence of humans on nature and vice versa and has been exhibited in Frankfurt, Munich, Perth, Seoul and Melbourne.
Romain Farge is a French self-taught outdoor - natural and urban - photographer based in Paris. His work is mainly based on improvisation, observation and capturing the scenes who took place under his eyes.
With his approach, Romain Farge captures authentic slices of life, suspended moments, and incongruities of life with a photographic eye full of lightness, kindness and poetry.
I worked as a professional advertising photographer in London for over twenty years before giving that up in 2013 to work in the film/TV industry. I currently work as prop master on feature films and the occasional TV drama; also doing the photography of the finished and fully dressed sets. Over the last four years I have been photographing the towns/villages and surrounding countryside of the Deux-Sevres departement in France - specifically the area around the town of Thouars. These images will eventually be part of a solo exhibition and possibly an accompanying book.
Seunggu Kim lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. He earned his BFA in photography from Sangmyung University, and MFA in visual art from Korea National University of Arts. He would like to describe how we are living. He thought photography could show our ‘real world’. He wanted to balance the unnatural elements in the rectangle frame and describe that we are getting used to the social ironies of reality.
Select recent milestones include: Ten by Ten, Houston FotoFest; Grand Prix Winner, Tokyo International Photography Competition; Korean Photographer’s Fellowship of the year, KT&G; The Finalist of 2018 Art Photography, Lens Culture; Supported Artist of 2019 Solo Exhibition, Filter Space; The Korea Society, Aperture Gallery, and The UPI Gallery in New York; Filter Space in Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland; Laney Contemporary Fine Art in Savannah; Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing
His new book, BAM ISLET, was published by KT&G Sangsangmadang in 2019.
Diana Cheren Nygren is a fine art photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work explores the visual character of place defined through physical environment and weatherPlace has implications for our experience of the world, and reveals hints about the culture around it.
Diana was trained as an art historian with a focus on modern and contemporary art, and the relationship of artistic production to its socio-political context. Her emphasis on careful composition in her photographic work, as well as her subject matter, reflects this training.
Diana's photographs have received numerous honorable mentions from the Lucie Foundation and have been included in a number of juried exhibitions at Subjectively Objective, PhotoPlace Gallery, the Midwest Center for Photography, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Arlington Center for the Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Curated Fridge. A book of her photographs, "Capturing the Light", was published in 2017.