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.
Matthew Hamon is a freelance portrait photographer who lives in rural Montana. His photography exists conceptually and aesthetically in the spaces between photojournalism and staged editorial imagery. Matthew hails from a small, remote town in Northern California. A sense of place informed by wandering the woods as a child inspires his enquiry. Self-described as "post-rural," Matthew currently lives in Potomac, Montana near the Blackfoot River. Matthew is a featured artist in Scott Ligon's, "Digital Art Revolution," ( Watson-Guptil/Random House). Matthew's work has been featured in CNN, Outside Magazine, The Independent -UK, Lens Culture, LifeFramer, Le Monde, 6Mois.fr, Stern, High Country News, morphyne.com, Edge of Humanity, Don't Take Pictures, Month of Photography, Los Angeles (MOPLA), PDN's Emerging Photographer, and Smith Journal. Matthew was a finalist for the 2016 edition of "Nera di Verzasca Award," winner of the Diaframmi Chiusi Photography Prize, and included in the IPHA 5 (Manifest's International Photography Annual). He is a 2016 Syngenta photography award recipient and first prize winner in PhotogrVphy's 2016 grant, and a finalist for the Center for Fine Art Photography’s 10th Portfolio Showcase. Matthew has been featured in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, and in The Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 160 (IPE 160).
In 2011, when his interest in photography began, concludes the Introduction to Photography Course in APAF (Portuguese Association of Photographic Art). In 2012 finished the Degree in Management in ISEG (Superior Institute of Economics and Management). From 2012 to 2014 attends the Photography Course in Ar.Co (Center of Art & Visual Communication).
Since then his work focused on the attempt to document the world that surrounds him with a strong emphasis on personal memories and experiences.
A confessed film lover his work has been published and exhibited both national and abroad.
Currently lives and works between Braga and Lisbon, Portugal.
I grew up in Buenos Aires, became a photographer in Europe, and I am now living between NYC and Brussels. After decades of moving around the world, I consider myself a global citizen, feeling as much at home in Europe, as in America or Asia.
My life journey has clearly influenced the way I look at the world and the condition of the people around me. I have always lived in big cities with a sizable floating population, people in the move searching for a new life, which naturally led me to empathize with their hopes and the struggles they face.
I am interested in the trajectory that explains the human condition, the internal conflict and the story behind who and where we are now. We all are migrants in different ways, moving around trying to improve our lot in life, as it has been since the beginning of times. I try to capture this human dynamic in my photography, made of hopes fulfilled or shattered, with its drama and contradictions. The odyssey of human life.
I have been inspired by many photographers in my journey, and have learned a lot in many photography workshops over the years, from MAGNUM to IN-PUBLIC, in Paris, Brussels, London, New York and New Delhi. I consider Eric Kim, Richard Kalvar, Nick Turpin, Matt Stuart, David Gibson, Jerome De Perlinghi and many others, to have strongly influenced my photography over many days of interaction.
More recently, the APF photographers Rohit and Vineet Vohra have become my gurus and I am about to embark with them in the adventure of portraying the greatest ever concentration of humanity anywhere, the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, in 2019.
My work has been exhibited in Paris, Brussels, New York, Buenos Aires, Germany, Athens and Budapest.
I was selected artist in residency in Eyes of Main Street (Wilson, North Carolina, USA) for July 2018, and my work will be exhibited there from April 2019.
It was also published on-line in L’oeil de la Photographie, Lens Culture, Life Framer, National Geographic Magazine, Burn my Eye, Her side of the Street, Street Core Photography Magazine, Photographers Forum Magazine, Urban Eye Magazine, Based Istanbul and The Force magazine, among others.
At present, I am working on several other photographic projects, including notably:
Odyssey: trying to show migrants’ daily life in Brussels, how distorted the image of passive victimhood is for many of them. Their real story is one of courage, drive, and resourcefulness, overcoming all odds to build a decent life.
This work was presented as a solo exhibition at the European Parliament in Brussels in January 2018 and is now in the hands of the United Nations for further exhibitions.
NY Soul: this series steps indoors to discover real New Yorkers in their private environment, showing their inner lives and self-image. Together, in their diversity of origins, situations and prospects, they form the real soul of this city.
Lex 7:30: it focuses on the flow of people chasing their American dream at Lexington Avenue, after reaching Grand Central station, early every morning. Energy and drive coupled with dreaminess and self-doubt.
Part of my New York work has been finalist in the Brussels Street Photography Festival in 2018 and was also exhibited at the Rivoli59 gallery in Paris and at the Hangar gallery in Brussels in 2018, together with RAW7 photography group, of which I am a founding member. It will also be exhibited at the ROOT gallery in Brooklyn, New York, in December 2018.
Remains of a Wreck: the tragedy and comedy of a decadent summer resort out of fashion and out of season (Ostend in Belgium) and another that never really took off (Ostende in Argentina). Very different stories and yet a similar feel and aesthetic of decadence and regret; but also, humanity and humour.
This work has received the second social award prize in the Brussels Street Photography Festival in 2016 and the first prize of the Spider Awards in 2017. It was also exhibited at the Argentine embassy in Brussels in 2018.
Nicola Muirhead [b. 1986]
I am a British-Bermudian contemporary documentary photographer and visual storyteller. My personal projects and documentary work focus on rural and urban communities, as well as personal and cultural identities, and how these realities are influenced by political, environmental and economic factors.
Gender equality is a main theme running through Marinka’s work. She feels strongly about the importance of raising this subject and she just returned from Iran where she worked on two projects concerning the position of women.
Marinka's photography revolves around people and is a constant reflection of her passion for human nature. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work.
Marinka's acclaim includes recipient Lucie Award - IPA Photographer of the Year 2016, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017 and Kuala Lumpur Portrait Awards 2017, MIFA Gold, Px3 Gold and more. Her work is shown in galleries and musea around the world.
I am an artist photographer. I have done a 3 Years B.A. Hons in Photography from University College Falmouth, UK.
I have been doing photography for the past 20 years and I love to delve into the surreal. I personally do not delve into documentation of the world, but personally love to capture a mood or the surreal feeling. It is like a memory that is stirred when someone passes by wearing a familiar perfume.
I was previously interested in abstract photography but saw there is this funny blurry abstract in the world around, especially in a city like Kolkata, India where I belong as the chaos is hundred to thousand folds.
Photography to me is sort of a personal exercise in capturing the essence of a place rather than recording it. To me, it has always been more meditative than dramatic.
Dimitris Rapakousis was born in 1981 and he lives in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the "Focus" school of art photography, video & new technologies in 2010.
He is a freelance documentary photographer he cooperates with the international agencies AP (Associated Press) , AFP (Agence France-Presse) and with the Greek magazines "Epsilon" and "Unfollow"
From 2011 to 2014 Stefanie Minzenmay attended classes at the School for artistic photography Düsseldorf, and participated in a variety of workshops at Lichtblick School, Cologne, Germany.
Since then, she has started focusing on personal projects mostly conceptual series, which have been awarded, shortlisted and exhibited internationally. In January 2017 during her artist in residence time at Dresden she inspected the Hellerau festival theatre from a very focused and personal point of view. Her work was published in a book by Kunstagentur Dresden (Germany).
I was born in Athens where I live & work, specializing in portrait, theatre and advertising photography. I think that my love for photography originates in my enthusiastic passion to observe –an obsession which I inherited from my father- a keen philatelist. My childhood memories from the mysterious landscape of the Campos of Chios island -residence of the local and Genoese aristocracy of the 18th century- shaped my conception of the Landscape and ever since I am looking for the mystery and ambiguity in every space that I photograph. I came across photography in Oxford in 1982 as a student. The same year I got my first camera and my first photographic books: “Les autres Ameriques” by Sebastiao Salgado & “Ordeal by Roses” by Eikoh Hosoe & Yukio Mishima; both influenced my oeuvre decisively. I studied Town Planning and Geography in Edinburgh & London. I was photographing passionately throughout those years, but I was thrilled by the way I could correlate diverse disciplines like politics and philosophy with Art. In the 80s I got introduced to the secret and allegorical space of Theatre -a world of underlying relationships and invisible coordinated threads of interaction. Ultimately, exactly like in Theatre, photography for me poses questions about space, people and their hidden relations. Photography is about exposing the hidden layers of reality. It is a series of optical philosophical questions; enigmatic and ambiguous.
Born in Rome in 1989, holds a BA in Design and Architecture from “La Sapienza” university in Rome. Currently studies Art History in Rome. In 2010 starts collaborating in the organization of the International Rome’s Photography Festival, and with the photography publishing house Punctum Press. In 2014 starts working on his own, to focus more on his photography. In the last years his works has been featured in several printed and online photography magazines, and has been displayed in collective exhibitions and festivals.
Toby was born 1977 in Esslingen/Germany and studied at the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design. Soon his photography focused on social, environmental and political topics.
Based in Argentina and Germany he works both on assignments and personal projects. He is mostly interested in topics of post-war and crisis situations as well as in the daily life of people.
His work has been awarded internationally, e.g. with the Philip-Jones-Griffiths-Award in 2018, the Sony-World-Photo-Awards in 2019 and 2017 and the Nannen-Preis in 2017. The same year he received an Honorable Mention by UNICEF Photo of the Year.
His work is published by Stern, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, die Zeit, Greenpeace Magazin, Amnesty Journal, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and others.
In March 2019 his first photo book „Wee Muckers–Youth of Belfast“ was published by Kehrer.
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.
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.
Alina Fedorenko was born in1985 in the historic city of Lviv, Ukraine, and grew up in Berlin, Germany. She studied Fashion Design in London. After a few years in London she returned to Germany and changed focus. Alina reinvented herself and ultimately re-started from scratch her Studies, and quickly found a way to Photography. On her first trip to India she discovered her love and passion for photography. India inspired her work from the first moment and still shapes her work supplementary. Alina´s photography is the result of the expirience of her travels to many different countries. Each one of those places and people has contributed to define her as an artist and person. This expirences changed her hole view of life, it influented her photography from the first try and expirence. Her photography is very bright and rich of colors, it is mostly about the people who has less in life. Most of the work concentrate on daily moments, situations which life creates, Alina usually try not to interfered with her presence in the moments she comes along in the daily life of people.
"What makes my work special and distinguish me from other photographers is the fact that I´m a single Mother travelling and working together with my small child (2,5 years old). My child is involved in the hole process and also gives me a total new perspective of the people we come across and a different way to interact with the people. I work as a freelancer and constantly try to work on my personal photography projects.
I am a filmmaker, animation director and photographer originally from São Paulo, Brazil living in Brooklyn, NY for the last decade. I have a degree in Architecture & Urban Planning and started my career as an illustrator. I am interested in the relationship between people and the built environment around them.
Derek Man is a photographer based in London. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he has lived in the UK since 2005 and became a naturalised citizen in 2016. His work explores cultural identity and what we call home – how we form a sense of place, and what makes us feel like we belong.
Born in 1982, Felipe Fittipaldi is a Brazilian photographer currently based in Rio de Janeiro. Bachelor in journalism and post graduated in Communication and Image, he is currently engaged in personal projects related to social and environmental issues. He collaborates with some of the main news publications such as El País and National Geographic. Felipe has been selected to participate in exhibitions and festivals in Brazil, New York, Paris, Arles, Colombia, Rome, Tokyo and was recently given first place recognition at the Life Framer Award by Katerina Stathopoulou (MoMA). He has also been awarded by Lens Culture Emerging Talents Award 2017, POY Latam Award, National Geographic Photo Contest, SEBRAI Journalism Award, CCSP 2017 Exhibition, Magnum Caravan Workshop 2017 and PEF 2017. In 2018 he was selected by the World Press Photo Foundation for the second edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program.
Peruvian documentary and fine art photographer based in Paris.
Portland OR USA
I'm a travel and portrait photographer based in Brisbane, Australia.
I have a close connection to Cambodia, having spent a number of years living and working there. I'm drawn to meeting new and interesting people and compelled to learn about them. It is always my aim to capture a sense of pride and beauty in the subjects I photograph, many of whom are often ignored by the typical traveller.
I believe in the positive power of photography in changing mindsets and empowering those often overlooked. I hope that my images will encourage viewers to travel and explore our world, take chances, meet new people and share their stories.
Born on December 3, 1984 in Tehran,Iran. Amir Kabir Jabbari is an Iranian self-educated photographer. He dropped university to follow his passion and started photography in 2012. He has been working on various genres in photography and videography. Amir’s work has received the runner-up prize in the Oxford COMPAS photo competition 2016: New Horizons held by Oxford University. He has received the Special Motion Award - ChepCut film festival(London) in 2016 and was awarded at the Art Week in Istanbul Technical University in 2015. The artist’s Short film, “Kobani 15”, has won the “Lorenzo ilMagnifico” in Florence Biennale. Amir’s short film was officially selected and represented by the Golden Sun Short Film Festival 2015. Amir’s art project has been exhibited by CEC 2016 10th Annual Carnival in Shillong, India. The Washington College Art Association (Caa) 104th Annual Conference 2016 also presented his work. Amir participated in the “A Show for Peace & Humanity 2016” exhibition project. In Tehran, Amir’s works have been exhibited in two galleries. Amir is deeply engaged with the life of children, especially those effected by social and political processes, and he volunteers as an art therapist with the association of Children with CP & Autism-Tehran .
I'm a twenty-something interdisciplinary artist in Pittsburgh who spends a lot of time making multiples and installations with text, photo, and video. I'm most interested in mediums that can be democratically shared, and I am currently working on a documentary about chronic vulvar pain and taking film photos of lgbtqia+ individuals outside of performative contexts.
Born Monday 2nd of April 1973 in Gent (Belgium). As a kid I wasn't much of a reader. I watched the pictures of my favorite Tin Tin comics over and over again. Now i'm treating the books of my favorite photographers (Garry Winograd, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Lewis Baltz...) no differently.. a good habit.
In 1993 I finally got a school degree as a car mechanic, but realized soon after that " I don't want to be car mechanic".
September 2000, started an evening photography class for 6 years at St-Lucas Academe in Gent. The academe was a 4 minutes walk from my home.
At the age of 30 I declared "I want to be a photographer".
2013, I realized that it will take a whole lifetime to be a good allround photographer.
I work with a Leica M7, M6 camera and shoot on Kodak T-max film. I always have a camera with me.
I travel alone just to take pictures. With nothing in mind i go for walks or make a road trip an stop at everything that captures my intrest.
I wait months to develop my films in the kitchen. Selections are made from a digital contactsheets (Flatbad scans). From only a final few negatives a print is made.
You can learn a lot from looking a the contactsheets of another photographer... that is why i show my contacts.
Recent graduate and emerging young artist Jeremy Knowles was born in Hertfordshire, UK, in 1992. Having graduated with a degree in fine art photography from Camberwell College of Art (University of the Arts London) in 2015, his practice has developed into a playful photographic study of the everyday.
Jeremy’s images draw patterns and humour from the randomness and repetitive non-events that characterize the mundane within our lives – the overlooked and often unnoticed aspects of our existence that make us human. At the core of his approach lies a search for order and formality: whether in architecture, amongst people, or in the bits and pieces he finds while walking the streets of Berlin.
By bringing greater prominence and visibility to the accidental, the miraculous and the comical, we are challenged by the artist to reconsider the weight of our daily interactions with things and people, and meditate on what happens when we think nothing is happening.
Jeremy was shortlisted for BLOOOM Award in 2018. He exhibits regularly between London and Berlin.
I was born in Denmark and have lived in Sweden for nearly 30 years. I currently work as a photographer and teacher in photography and media at Törnströmska gymnasiet, Karlskrona. My passion for photography started at young age when I bought my first camera, and soon found myself taking a camera with me wherever I went. At the same time, I began reading about photography and photographers, and gradually learned how to use picture taking to express moods and feelings, and to explore different subjects similar to the ways ethnologists study people and their relationships. I often use minimal equipment and natural light, driven by curiosity, but most importantly by the connections I make with my subjects.
I received my education of photography at Gamleby Photo School, Gamleby, at Nordens Fotoskola, Biskops-Arnö and I became a certified media teacher at Malmö University, Malmö. I began exhibiting my work in 1998 and since then, have had numerous group and solo exhibitions, including at Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm.
Photographer from Melbourne, Australia.
Galit Seligmann is an Urban and Documentary photographer based in London. She grew up in Johannesburg and Tel Aviv, and has been living in London since 1997. With her background in Architecture and Visual Sociology, she uses photography as a means of understanding the diverse environments she encounters, as well as exploring contemporary issues.
In 2013, Galit completed her MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has had photographs published in national and international publications, and her work has been exhibited in London, Bogota & Seoul.
Patricia Sofra is a Australian based documentary photographer whose work investigates the ever-evolving relationships between people and their surroundings. Influenced by her Mediterranean heritage, Patricia reviews the way in which culture becomes embedded in place, highlighting the gulf between modern life and tradition, as well as retrospectively dabbling with the contradiction between the desire of isolation and the curiosity of human connection.
Patricia started fell in love with photography when she was just 15 years old, mostly focusing on street photography at the time. She graduated from the University of Melbourne (Victorian College of The Arts) of in Melbourne, Australia with a degree in Visual Art, Photography back in 2016.
Patricia has spent a great deal of time in the last few years travelling throughout Australia, Europe and recently dabbling through the Middle East. In September of 2017, Patricia spent a month travelling throughout Turkey, producing a collection of landscape, portrait and street images. These photos have gone on to be featured by National Geographic and Qatar Airways inflight magazine Oryx.
Photography is the instrumental and conceptual basis of my work. My career started in photojournalism, but soon migrated to a type of photography that has in experimentation its narrative axis.
The landscape is my main theme, basing the conceptualization of my works in the re-signification of the elements that compose it, as well as in the human interferences on it.
Federico Borella is a photojournalist working for QN (Quotidiano Nazionale ), national newspaper in Bologna, Italy. Since 2009 to date—he has also contributed to La Repubblica and L'Espresso Group.
Internationally published , Federico has more than nine years of experience as a news photographer and reportage working for both national and foreign magazines, agencies and publications, including Time Magazine, National Geographic USA and National Geographic Italia, Alpha magazine, Magazinet Norway, Dagens Nyether, Corriere della Sera, Quotidiano Nazionale, Panorama, L'Espresso Group, Parallelozero).
In September 2017 he screened at Visa pour l'image two different projects: “The enduring life of a quad amputee veteran” and “Sheroes” and he was also a member of the jury of the Visa d'Or news section.
Well versed in video making with advanced knowledge of storytelling, composition, lighting and post production—Federico is an educator in photography and photojournalism.
Federico completed a degree in Classical Literature & MesoAmerican Arqueology at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna in 2008. He then completed a Master in Photography Journalism at the Jhon Kaverdash Academy of Milan. From 2009-2015, he is a commissioned photographer for John Hopkins University in Bologna. He is also a contributing photographer for the International photojournalism agency Parallelozero.
Winner of the Lensculture emerging talent award 2017
Shortlisted at the Lumix photo festival 2018 in Hannover
Cyrus Cornut (France, b.1977) is a photographer and artist with an academic background in architecture. With architecture as his template he came to the world of photography through cities, paving a photographic path within the urban jungle, in search of the « poetry of fatalism in these cities, by always setting the human scale in this eternal urban palimpsest ». He has been working on capturing architectural form through light, and looks into the human hive of activity and social organisation. With a keen interest and sensitivity towards the urban or symbolic problems faced by the places he travels through, he questions the whys and wherefores of all that is built and environmental and social impact, through his photography.
I was 16 years-old when got my first camera from my father - coming from the socialistic Slovakia at that time, camera Zenit TTL was the best you can take your pictures with. I remember to always held my breath before releasing the shutter button.. and I still do that today. The first film I developed together with my father but unfortunately, no single photo was good enough. I learned through the time that photography needs lots of patience, energy and emotions. Stories to capture are everywhere around us, you just have to look carefully. But who doesn't feel it, doesn't see it.
I was born and grew up in a small town in central Italy. After I had graduated, I moved to London for a while, then to Rome, where I currently live and work.
I had always been deeply fascinated by visual languages, especially by photographic medium, when in 2009 I enrolled in a few training courses to learn its basic techniques. Afterwards, I left photography for a few years, getting back to it in 2016, while joining a collective project, which gave me an opportunity to understand deeply the expressive potential of photography.
Since then, my works have been exhibited in Italy and abroad, published on magazines such as "Grain Magazine", "Eye Magazine" and "Eyeshot Magazine", awarded by Sony Photography, IPA, FAPA, FIIPA London Street Photography Festival and Umbria World Festival.
(b.1993 in France; currently in Czechia) Partly self-taught, the camera has accompanied me since late childhood. I use it to keep a distance and at the same time exist with others in a social environment, discover new places, face the unknown, and to feel at home when - for short or long periods of time - I travel.
In a context that I document and in more transposable ways, my work relies on other people's emotions and mine. I photograph both friends and strangers, in the intimacy of their homes and outside.
Born and raised in Gdansk, Poland. Marcin Szprengiel’s unique perspective on beauty derives from the decaying architecture and life of communist Eastern Europe.
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and successfully graduated as a portrait photographer at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam in 2009. In the past I also gained a master’s Degree in communication science. My fascination for images and photography started at an early age, but I decided to become a professional photographer when I turned 35 years old.
Children, young people and particularly vulnerable groups are often recurring subjects within my photography projects. In documentary or in creative, fictional form. My portraits have been published, exhibited and rewarded internationally.
Elizabeth Smarz (b. 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist born, raised, and currently based in Chicago, IL. Elizabeth received Bachelor's degrees in both Contemplative Psychology and Fine Arts from Naropa University in 2014. Elizabeth is intrigued and inspired by nature, Earth-based rituals, consciousness, and spirituality. Elizabeth's work primarily exists as drawings, paintings, and film photography, focusing on a sense of balance, beauty, and drala.
Photography and film give me an opportunity to fulfill my curiosity for the mysteries of everyday encounters. I am always interested in people’s vitality and fate, how we shape the world around us, and vice versa.
On an emotional and narrative level, I am interested in looking at human bonds and at people’s being, both physical and mental: love relationships, family, friendship, childhood, aging, physical fragility, sensuality, courage, desire and hope. I recognize that these are very broad themes. But it’s this universality that creates a bond, touches us as we recognize common existential questions and feelings. The stories I tell through my photographs or films don’t provide answers to these questions. Hopefully, they act as moments of contemplation and recognition. This open humanist focus is the common strand between my personal projects and my commissioned work. Whether I am photographing and filming on assignment or for personal work, my drive is to tell stories that touch and inspire people.
On a technical level I like my images to have a sense of peace and quietness. Even if I capture a busy scene I find it important that the image is clear. A combination of real life stolen moments and carefully arranged framing, light and color composition. Whether it’s an assignment with a large crew behind me, or a documentary portrait just by myself I have the same approach.
Valentina De Rosa was born in Naples in 1984 after studying painting, she specialized in photography as language of art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.
Exposed in some exhibitions including: Second Biennial of Young Photographers, Bibbiena; IX National Prize of the Arts, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera; Fotoconfronti OFF 2015, Bibbiena; The Darkroom Project Exibition 5, Tevere art gallery, Roma; Smart up optima premio di arte contemporanea, Napoli; Art Prize 15.16, Arsenale, Venezia; VI ed. Expo arte contemporanea di Marche Centro d’Arte, San Bendetto del Tronto; Doni–Authors from Campania, Museo Madre, Napoli; Epifanie, SMMAVE centro per l'arte contemporanea, Napoli; Epifanie 02, Galleria del Cembalo, Roma; Premio Combat Prize 2017, Museo Civico G. Fattori, Livorno; Yicca 2017 - International Contemporary art competition, Museo Crocetti Foundation, Rome; 18 ^ Potfolio Italy, Bibbiena; Epiphany 02, Bottega Cece 'Casile, Milano; Photofestival RIAPERTURE, Ferrara; TiefKollektiv / ProfondoCollettivo, Glorenza. Finalist among the 15 photographers of the Ponchielli Award 2017. Personal exhibitions: Mono no aware, Centro per la fotografia Vivian Maier, Campobasso. Today she attended the studio of the photographer Antonio Biasiucci where she is engaged in deepening the Search Method Personal Photographic.
I'm a professional photographer based out of Nairobi. My latest body of work includes a celebrated coffee table book, The Unsung Heroes commissioned by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Sunday Best at Weekend Studio featured above. I was born in Kenya, educated in Britain with a major in Anthropology.
I frequently take pictures of female models with body types that aren’t normally featured in photography. I often frame these models in a fine art context (e.g., by portraying them as sculptures in a museum, paintings, etc.) in an effort to halt the viewer from making an immediate sexual value judgment, and hopefully open the door for the viewer to find aesthetic interest in the geometry and textures that make the models’ bodies unique.
Mathias Wasik is a New York based photographer, who has been published in The Guardian, Interview Magazine, VICE, Slate, Mic, NPR, among others.
His street photography offers a glimpse into the modern day life in New York City, exposing both the glossy surface and darker underbelly of American culture pulled to the fore, ultimately portraying a witty, affectionate satire of a diverse and fast-paced city.
Mathias is a board member of the New York City Street Photographer Collective (NYCSPC), a collective dedicated to creating and sharing the art of capturing life in public spaces.
Rory Doyle is a working photographer based in Cleveland, Mississippi in the rural Mississippi Delta.
Doyle is a 2018 Mississippi Visual Artist Fellow through the Mississippi Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts for his ongoing project on African American cowboys and cowgirls, "Delta Hill Riders." Doyle won the 16th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest with the project, which was announced in April 2019. Later that month, Doyle was awarded the Southern Prize from South Arts organization. The work was featured in the Half King Photo Series in New York and The Print Space Gallery in London before opening at the Delta Arts Alliance in February 2019. He was also recognized for the project by winning the 2019 Zeiss Photography Award, and the photojournalism category at the 2018 Eye Em Awards in Berlin, Germany.
I was born in Salerno (Italy) in 1989 and I have approached photography documenting back stages of some festivals like Giffoni Film Festival, Comicon Naples and International Festival of Journalism of Perugia.
I have had the fortune to work with great photographers like Richard Kalvar (Magnum), Moises Saiman (Magnum) and Francesco Zizola (NOOR) who have helped me to structure my narrative and to develop my personal vision.
In 2013 I had exhibited in Biennale Architettura of Venice my series “Human Waste”, about Naples’ emergency in Naples in 2011.
In 2017 I won the first young talents prize in “Oltre le mura” award by Global Sharpers, and I was shortlisted in Slideluck Naples award, Lugano Photo Days award and Leica LFI Music Contest award.
Some of my photographs have been shown at Korean Centre of Architecture and at MACRO of Rome. I am a member of "Spontanea", Italian Street Photography Collective.
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.
Mahesh is a Photographer from Chennai, India. He is interested in people and travel photography and mainly shoots travel portraits, daily street life and Travel Photography.
David Schermann, born on 3.1.1992, has been photographing since 2008. His independently acquired knowledge of photography and image processing has since been continuously expanded by sophisticated techniques and artistic skills. He is inspired by movies, song lyrics, but also painters like Caspar David Friedrich - to create both realistic and fantastic images of his own perception, which not only convey the photographer's impressions to the viewer, but also address and animate his own imagination and feelings. Schermanns work gets regularly published various art magazines. He was also in the commended section of the Sony World Photography Awards 2018, guest editor on 500px.com and part of the Learn & Explore project of Nikon Asia.
Suzan Pektaş is an İstanbul based freelance photographer. She explores various forms of expressions at the crossroad of visual art and documentary. Mostly focused on the existence of individuals and their personal environments, Suzan's photography aims to capture unseen and untouched moments of solitude. Her projects are primarily on women, urban transformation and immigration. She has been featured in printed and online media such as Leica Camera, LFI, LensCulture, RedMilk Magazine, 6Mois, etc.
I live in Berlin and by the time I work as a cinematographer for film and television. Taking photographs is a joy. I can be on my own and work out ideas, which means a lot of freedom to me.
I am a professional documentary photographer working mainly on social rights (women's rights, child protection, economic rights,...) and religious issues. I've worked the last 13 years for international NGO's, charities and UN agencies over the world under the name "simply human".
"simply human" because our differences are our wealth but our human essence is one.
I want to be close to people I photograph. I want my photographs to show what we have in common.
Discovering religious minorities or showing human right’s violations towards women or children, understanding uncommon ways of life or pointing at harsh working conditions,...
My credo is to stand always on the human side."