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 New York and Brussels. My life has influenced the way I look at the people around me.
I have always lived in big cities with a large floating population, which naturally led me to empathize with them. We are all migrants in different ways, moving around trying to improve our lot in life. 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 learned a lot in many street and documentary photography workshops over the years. From MAGNUM to IN-PUBLIC (in London, Paris, and Brussels) and from APF to LEICA AKADEMIE (in London and India) and, more recently, at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. Many photographers have influenced my work and, lately, I am inspired by Rohit and Vineet Vohra and have embarked with them in portraying the incredible Kumbh Mela in India.
My work has been exhibited around the world in 17 countries of Europe, America, and Asia, including 4 Individual exhibitions and over 40 Collective exhibitions. It has been published by Eyeshot, Fotografiska, Leica Fotografie International, L’Oeil de la Photographie, UP Photographers, Burn my Eye, LensCulture, Life Framer, National Geographic, PH Museum, Inspired Eye, Street Photography Magazine, Urban Eye, World Street Photography, Women in Street and many others.
I won the Second Prize at the Brussels Street Photography Festival 2019 and was Finalist at the Miami Street Photography Festival, StreetFoto San Francisco, Italian Street Photo Festival, and Brussels Street Photography Festival several times.
I am Ambassador and Jury of Women Street Photographers, curated by Gulnara Samoilova and based in New York; and Ambassador and Curator of Fotografas LATAM, an international group of Latin American women photographers. I am a founding member of the Little Box Collective, a group of street photographers from all over the world.
I give photography Workshops (last one at the Brussels Street Photography Festival). I am also a curator and Jury of photography exhibitions (last one of the Women Street Photographers Artist Residency in New York).
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.
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.
GEO Magazine | The Observer |The Guardian | El País | La Stampa | Magazine European Photography | Il Post | United Nations | National Geographic | Die ZEIT | Stern | Israel Times | La Stampa | Tages Anzeiger | HuffPost | Vanity Fair | Blouin Art Info | LINDA | Musée Magazine | Pf | Marie Claire | Jan Magazine | the Daily Mail | Tagesschau | Metro UK | Sofia Press | Marie Claire | Courrier International | El País Semanal | Observer Magazine | BJP British Journal of Photography – Portrait of Humanity and more.
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).
Photojournalist, since 5 years working for Belgian and international media. Publications include De Standaard, Le Monde, Le Courrier International, BBC, Elsevier, De Groene Amsterdammer, Goethe Insitute, among others. I also work for the NGO's Doctors of the World, Doctors Without Borders, Handicap International.
Nikon Press Photograhers Award Stories 2019
State of the World PX3 (Paris Photo) finalist 2019
PX3 (Paris Photo) honorable mention 2019
Life Framer Finalist World Travelers judged by Steve Mc Curry 2019
Brussels Street Photogaprahy Festival Eye Witness Finalist 2019
PX3 (Paris Photo) Second Prize Press Feature Story 2018
IPA (International Photography Awards) General News Third Prize 2018
IPA (International Photography Awards) honorable mention Photo Essay 2018
IPA (International Photography Awards) second honorable mention Photo Essay 2018
Life Framer Finalist 'An instant' 2018
Life Framer Finalist 'Urban Life' 2018
Life Framer honorable mention 'Street Life' 2018
PX3 (Paris Photo) Bronze Press 2017
IPA (International Photography Awards) honorable mention Photo Essay 2017
IPA (International Photography Awards) honorable mention General News 2017
IPA (International Photography Awards) second honorable mention General News 2017
ND Awards Honorable mention 2017
Life Framer Editor's pick 'Contemporary Pilgrims' 2017
Ipoty (Internatiol Photographer of the Year) honorable mention Daily Life 2017
IPA (International Photography Awards) honorable mention Photo Stories 2016
Lensculture 50 best Emerging Photographers Worldwide 2016
Ipoty (Internatiol Photographer of the Year) 3thd place Editorial 2016
Nikon Press Photographers Award in the categorie Stories 2016
Rencontres d'Arles Finalist 2016
Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant Finalist 2016
Brussels Street Photography Festival Finalist 2016
Life Framer 'Humans of the World' 2nd prize 2015
Fonds Pascal Decroos for a story on Cambodian textile workers
Fonds Filip for a story on Tonle Sap Lake
European Development Grant for a story on wastepickers in Haïti and India
Demetris Koilalous was born in Athens.
Between 1980 and 1989 he was based in the UK where he studied ‘Town and Country Planning’ in Edinburgh and ‘Geography’ in London. He took up photography in 1982. He works as a freelance photographer since 1990 specializing in Portrait, Theatre an Advertising Photography. He has worked with public and private organizations, central and local government, museums, national and municipal theatres; his work has been published in most Greek magazines and newspapers. Since 2004 he teaches photography in private and public institutions. His works are found in private and public collections, in the collections of the Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki, of Head on Photo Festival in Sydney, and in CENTER, Santa Fe
2019-03 ● “the duration of a sigh; CAESURA” Benaki Museum; Athens, Greece
2015-07 ● “Lebanese Notebook; AntiParadise” Chios Photo Festival, Chios, Greece
2017-06 ● “HETEROTOPIA”; “Any more Odes” City of Athens Art Centre, curated by Vangelis Ioakimides; Athens-GREECE
2019-10 ● “CAESURA”; “Novas Visões Na Fotografia Contemporânea” Imago Lisboa; curated by Rui Prata; Lisbon-PORTUGAL
2019-09 ● “Lebanese Notebook; AntiParadise” “Liban, Réalités & Fictions” - 3eme Biennale des Photographes du Monde Arabe Contemporaine” Institut du Monde Arabe; curated by Gabriel Bauret, Paris-FRANCE
2018-12 ● “CAESURA; the duration of a sigh” nominated for PRIX PICET 2019, “Hope”
2018-07 ● “HETEROTOPIA”; “curated Artist”, Head on Photo Festival, curated by Moshe Rosenzveig; Sydney-AUSTRALIA
2018-01 ● “CAESURA”; “Critical Archives III: Identities” MEDPHOTO FESTIVAL; Museum of Modern Art, Rethymno-GREECE
2017-10 ● “CAESURA”; “Local Stories”; LM Gallery; curation N. Kassianou, Piraeus-GREECE
2017-09 ● “CAESURA”; “family”, Kuala-Lumpur International Photo Awards 2017 Kuala Lumpur-MALAYSIA
2017-08 ● “CAESURA”; shortlisted & exhibited “Freedom” Aperture Summer Open, Aperture, New York- USA
2017-06 ● “CAESURA”; “YICCA International Awards 2017” Rooster Gallery, Vilnius-LIITHUANIA
2017-05 ● “CAESURA”; shortlisted & exhibited CENTER Santa Fe Photo Festival, New Mexico-USA
2017-05 ● “CAESURA”; “Portrait & Mobile prizes exhibition” Head on Photo Festival, curated by Moshe Rosenzveig; Sydney-AUSTRALIA
2017-05 ● “HETEROTOPIA”; shortlisted & exhibited “Conceptual Series”; KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi-GEORGIA
2017-05 ● “CAESURA”; shortlisted & exhibited in “Documentary Series”; KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi-GEORGIA
2017-05 ● “CAESURA”; shortlisted and exhibited "the Recount of Conflict" PhotoIreland; Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin-IRELAND
2017-05 ● “CAESURA”; shortlisted and exhibited in "ZEITGEIST" Cardiff International Festival of Photography; Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff-UK
2017-05 ● “CAESURA”; “Les Boutographies” Festival; Montpellier-FRANCE
2016-06 ● “CAESURA the duration of a sigh”; “Misplaced - Displaced” Athens Photo Festival; Benaki Museum; Athens-GREECE
2015 ● assigned by the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation to photograph sites & people of Chios Island for the Chios Mastic Museum
2012 ● “Lebanese Notebook; AntiParadise” “Trois Photographes Grecs au Moyen-Orien d’aujourd’hui” PhotoMed festival; curated by Vangelis Ioakimidis Toulon-FRANCE
2012 ● “Lebanese Notebook; AntiParadise” “oriented and disoriented in the Middle East”, Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki; curated by Vangelis Ioakimidis; Thessaloniki-GREECE
2011 ● commissioned by the Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki to photograph contemporary Lebanon as part of government project “Thessaloniki at the crossroads of civilizations” initiated by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Tourism
2010 ● “déjà vu” participation/projection in the 21st photobiennale of Thessaloniki 'TOPOS'; the Archaeological museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki-GREECE
2009 ● “Earth/Tracks” participation in the exhibition for the Prix Pictet Awards, Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki (ThMPhoto); curated by Gabriel Bauret & Vangelis Ioakimidis
2018-07 ● “CAESURA thew duration of a sigh” authors: Bill Kouwenhoven/ Demetris Koilalous, publisher: KEHRER VERLAG July 2018
PUBLIICATIONS ● CATALOGUES
2019-08 ● “LIBAN, RÉALITÉS & FICTIONS” exhibition catalogue for Institut du Monde Arabe, publisher: SILVANA EDITORIALE August 2019
2017-10 ● “CAESURA” & “HETEROTOPIA” exhibition catalogue for KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Festival, publisher: photo house KOLGA August 2017
2017-10 ● “CAESURA the duration of a sigh” Life-FRAMER travelling exhibition catalogue 2017, 'exhibition annual 2017'
the book “CAESURA , the duration of a sigh” published by KEHRER VERLAG [authors: Bill Kouwenhoven and Demetris Koilalous]
has received the following awards and distinctions:
SEP 2019 ● Finalist ‘first book’, 3rd LUCIE Photobook Prize Awards 2019
AUG 2019 ● Gold Winner for documentary Book, Moscow International Fotography Awards 2019
AUG 2019 ● Bronze Winner for documentary Book, Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2019
JUL 2019 ● Honorable mention for documentary Book, International Photography Awards 2019
JUN 2019 ● Silver Winner for documentary Book, Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018
JUN 2019 ● Shortlisted in Belfast Photo Festival 2019
APR 2019 ● Chosen and exhibited in 2019 Photobook exhibition in PhotoWien
JAN 2017 ● Shortlisted in Gomma Grant 2016
FOTOFILMIC 18 June 2019 ●Grand winner ● “HETEROTOPIA” Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation
CENTER Photo Festival Santa Fe ● Exhibitor’s choice 2017 1st place Award ● “CAESURA”
Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2017 “Photo Stories - FAMILY” ● 1st place Award ● “CAESURA”
FOTOFILMIC “Solo II exhibition Award” November 2017 ● Runner Up ● “HETEROTOPIA” Juried by Alec Soth
Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 “Borders” & “Life” categories ● finalist ● “CAESURA”
PDN “Storytellers” 2017 ● runner up ● “CAESURA”
Life-FRAMER “Series Award” 2017 ● runner up ● “CAESURA”
YICCA International Awards 2017 Italy ● 1st prize ● “HETEROTOPIA”
Head On Photo Festival (Australia), “Head On Mobile” Prizes 2017 ● 1st prize ● “CAESURA”
Head On Photo Festival (Australia), “Head On Portrait” Prizes 2017 ● 2nd prize ● “CAESURA”
Life-FRAMER, “Still Life” 2017 theme ● 1st prize ● “CAESURA”
Giacomo d'Orlando is an Italian documentary photographer currently based in New Zealand.
He begun his career of professional photographer in 2011, when he was 21, working for a photographic studio in his born city, Verona.
After more than 3 years spent in the advertising photography industry, he decided to follow his true passion, the documentary photography. For this purpose, in 2015 he decided to move to Nepal where he begun his first long-term project about the Gender Based Violence. Since that time he specialize himself documenting social issues and environmental problems while occasionally is working for travel magazines.
In the last years he has been living in Nepal, Peru, Austrlia and now is currently living in New Zealand, where is carrying on a long term project about the Refugees of the Climate Change.
His purpose is report the social and environmental issues that our world is going through nowadays, giving to the people who don’t have the chance to travel the chnce to raise their awareness about these important topics. The reportages of Giacomo d’Orlando has been published worldwide in many recognized magazine such as VSD, DLUI ”La Repubblica”, Vice, DestinAsian, Washington Post among the others, and awarded by some prestigious photo competitions such as PX3 (State of the World 2019), International Photography Awards (2018 ,2019), MIFA (2017, 2019), TIFA (2018) and Chromatic Photography Award (2017).
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.
Patrick Junker (1991) is a freelance photographer in Stuttgart. He studies photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover. For his reportages he was awarded the Hansel-Mieth Prize and the DGPh Prize for Science Photography.
He works for Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, stern, brandeins, Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, Handelsblatt, GEO Wissen and the F.A.Z. With his long-term projects he wants to create understanding for sensitive topics.
Hansel-Mieth-Preis print for “Die Spende” published at stern
Hansel-Mieth-Preis digital for “Die letzte gabe eines Menschen” published at stern.de
BFF-Förderpreis for »Mother without Child«
ProfiFoto New Talent Award for »Mother without Child«
Award for Science Photography from the German Photographic Association (DGPh)
Winner of the European Photoawards by Photographique & Martin Paar Foundation
Winner of the PDN Photo Annual with »3804 Days«
The Photobook »3804 Days« is Shortlisted at the Kassel Dummy Award
The Photobook »3804 Days« is Shortlisted at the Lucie Photo Book Prize
The Photobook »3804 Days« is Shortlisted at the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 19/20
»3804 Days« exhibited at the „Schömberger Fotoherbst“
»3804 Days« group exhibition „WHAT’S NEXT: STUDENTS FROM HANOVER“ in Perpignan -
»3804 Days« exhibited at Kolga Tbilisi Photo in Georgia
The Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII
Noor Workshop in Düsseldorf with Tanya Habjouqa and Francesco Zizola
2019 Member of the agency laif
2019 Member of the German Society for Photography
2018 Member of the Fotobus Society
2017 internship at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Toby was born 1977 in Esslingen/Germany and studied at the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design. Soon his photography focused on social, environmental and political topics.
Based in Argentina and Germany he works both on assignments and personal projects. He is mostly interested in topics of post-war and crisis situations as well as in the daily life of people.
His work has been awarded internationally, e.g. with the Philip-Jones-Griffiths-Award in 2018, the Sony-World-Photo-Awards in 2019 and 2017 and the Nannen-Preis in 2017. The same year he received an Honorable Mention by UNICEF Photo of the Year.
His work is published by Stern, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, die Zeit, Greenpeace Magazin, Amnesty Journal, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and others.
In March 2019 his first photo book „Wee Muckers–Youth of Belfast“ was published by Kehrer.
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.
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.
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.
I'm a filmmaker and photographer based out of Austin, TX and Warsaw, Poland. When not working on set of a production I spend all my time overseas traveling and taking photos.
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 a car running on the highway. It is on the road that I feel home. I travel the world to get to know my family.
Portraitiste Photographer traveling and living without fix house.
After a first journey around the globe, I started and completed some photography studies at Marsan School (Montreal) in 2011-2012. Since then, backpack attached, I’m constantly moving and exploring different horizons. Photography is for me and for this travel a documented memory that contemplates a ‘’fideles’’ human representation colored by different cultures. As, i concentrate my work on a portrait project that capture the individus posed and composed in their natural environment. A project that take shape and get articulated on a long term, a actual contemplation and eventual socio historical research that observe the humans and their cultures at four corners of the world. Other series proposed are of more specific themes and observations.
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 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 in Karlskrona. 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.
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.
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.
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 am a humanitarian photographer and visual advocate. I believe an image is a powerful tool that creates a lasting impression of curiosity, emotion, compassion, and hope of mankind. An image can help people heal, feel empowered and give dignity. My work celebrates the individual's strength and beauty, as well as their vulnerability and spirit. I go beyond how one presents oneself to the world. My work is adding to the global conversation of diversity. www.michelezousmer.com @humanityisart FB- MicheleZousmer
Dean Davies is a fashion image-maker from Wirral, North West England.
In a practice seeking to reposition fashion’s exclusivity, non-models and communities feature as active participants in Davies’ image making, which encompasses; creative direction, photography, film-making, casting and styling. His upbringing, and the people he grew up around have had a noticeable influence upon his image-making, and, in homage to his youth, the majority of his work has been captured in North West England, featuring family, friends and locals to the region.
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.
India born Vikram Kushwah, is a fashion and art photographer based in England. Whether fashion, artistic or advertising, his pictures have a dream-like quality, in which the boundaries between fiction and reality are blurred. He is interested in how the memory works, how it distorts, even fictionalises events, with the passage of time. In addition to being inspired by his own childhood memories, Vikram’s artistic influences include the photographers Guy Bourdin, Tim Walker and Deborah Turbeville, as well as the works of the Surrealists and the Romantics. He strives to draw viewers into phantasmagorical worlds through his meticulously staged photographs. Each element in the images serves as a piece of information to the viewer. The photographs are not definitive, only directional. The viewer is invited down the rabbit hole without knowing what lies beneath.
Lately, he has been exploring real life stories, crossing over between portraiture, reportage and fine art, the latest being a deeply personal photo story - The Education I Never Had - based on the sacrifices his father made to provide him with a privileged life.
His clients include Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar India with works having been featured in Vogue Italia. His Duracell batteries campaign for Grey Worldwide, Singapore won the bronze for 'Best Photography' at the Cannes Young Lions Awards.
He has been selected to exhibit his work around the globe, including by Vogue Italia in Milan's 10 Corso Como and in the Getty Images Gallery in London. He was recently selected for the 'AOP50 : Images That Defined The Age' exhibition in London where the 50 most influential images by AOP members in the past 50 years, were exhibited. He was a Portrait of Britain winner in 2018. His works have been acquired by private and corporate collectors the world over.
Vikram lives in Oxfordshire with his wife, three dogs, two cats and a few chickens - all rescue animals barring a Tibetan Spaniel. When he’s not shooting, he likes spending his time walking their dogs in the countryside.
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.
Marvel Harris (1995) started capturing himself with the camera to manage emotions he was not capable of putting into words adequately. In the beginning, this most often was when he experienced feelings such as anxiety, loneliness, or feeling desperate about the future. Looking at his work from a distance, he realized photography has helped him to understand his own complex identity.
Marvel aims to reveal that which is hidden, and wants to make the lifelong journey of self-discovery visible with his camera. He was born and raised in the Netherlands and successfully graduated as a photographer at the University of Applied Photography.
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.
Yuri Andries (b. 1986 Sint-Niklaas, lives and works in Ghent, Belgium)
A longing for the other as well as encounters with the uncanny inform the photographic language of Yuri Andries. The artist works both close to home, or travels miles away to explore unknown territory. His images are characterized by a deliberate use of colour and a keen sense of the graphic. They evince a serene aesthetic and a search for stillness. They hover between dream and reality, between reality that is not the truth and fiction that is not a lie.
Yuri Andries holds an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. During his Graphic Design studies, he developed an interest in photography, fascinated by the medium’s tense relation to reality and its function both as a documentary medium and a means to stimulate the imagination. For six months, Andries attended a seminar with Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer, and took various courses in analogue photography. In 2014, he took on a position as an assistant in a photo studio to further develop his skills in technology, such as the use of light and the digital editing of images. Since 2016, he focuses on his own photographic projects which have been published in National Geographic, GUP Magazine, Ignant and Aint-Bad, among others.
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A freelance photographer and cinematographer based in Berlin and born in Northern Germany in 1981. After completing his studies in 2002, he started to work in the television industry as a camera–assistant. In 2007 he quit his job to become a cinematographer.
He studied Cinematography at the University for Film and Televison “Konrad Wolf“ in Potsdam – Babelsberg. He graduated in 2012. For the next two years he has travelled through the Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Russia working on personal photo-projects. Since 2015 he is working as a freelance photographer.
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.
Photographer based in Athens, Greece with a special interest in architecture and the urban landscape.
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.
Born in 1984 in Long An, Vietnamese photographer Duy Phuong grew up surrounded by photography. His parents, building their photo business from scratch, offered their services for family events and eventually opened their own modest studio.
After entering university to study for a degree in photography in 2006, he was selected in 2008 by Jean-Luc Amand Fournier from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles for a three-month residency. His work was displayed the following year at the Musée du Quai Branly as part of the Photoquai photography biennale exhibition.
Since returning to Vietnam he’s devoted his energies to his personal photographic projects. Holding Water is a five-year-long project documenting Tri An Lake and of the lives of its people; dealing with the cyclical nature of life, it often blurs the line between truth and fiction. He balances form and concept in a way that is both provocative and restrained.
Starting in 2012, his work has increasingly gained recognition both at home and abroad, with numerous personal and collective exhibitions at the Centre Culturel Français in Hanoi and Hue, at Casa Italia in Ha Noi, at Sao La Art Space in Ho Chi Minh City, at Richard D.Baron Gallery in Ohio, and at Saatchi Gallery in London as well as the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, Photo Kathmandu in Nepal, the Singapore International Photography Festival, the Sequences Photography Festival in Romania, the WITP Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition in England, the Poznan Art Week in Poland and the Start Art Fair in England. In 2016, he was invited by photographer PiPo Nguyen-duy who teaches at Oberlin College in the USA for one-month residency and solo exhibition along with a series of lectures and workshops.
Bryce Watanasoponwong is a Thai-Australian photographer who explores worlds most people pass by; worlds where everyday lives, upon closer inspection, open into stories of experience and perspective.
‘When I go out onto the streets, my aim is to capture fleeting moments of beauty, quirkiness, mystery and humour. Saturated, vibrant colour, natural and neon light, unusual shadows and interesting patterns and textures are elements of my work. Many times I focus on the abstract. To look at an image and not fully understand what it is, opens the mind to new possibilities and ways of seeing things’, says Bryce.
Areas of Expertise: - Fine Art - Abstract - Street - Photojournalism
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."
My name is Boris Joseph. I was born in 1974 in Paris. I studied Architecture and Plastic Arts. It is during humanitarian missions, in India, that I start practising photography and video. It is the beginning of a series of numerous trips which will take me back to Asia again and again. In India, I am achieving a thorough study of the Untouchables. In Tibet, since 2005, I have been focusing my attention on the changes that the country has known after 50 years of colonization. Since 2010, I have published in several magazines such as Le Monde, Aftenposten, The Independent, Internazionale, GEO, Grands Reportages, Newsweek Japan, La Vie, Corriere de la Serra. Several of my pictures of Tibet have been acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Portrait photographer, working in Adv and personal projects.
Graduated in 2009 from the Department of Photography at Wizo Academy of Design and Education, Haifa, Israel. Completed in 2015 the master’s program at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie with Ute Mahler and Robert Lyons, Berlin, Germany.
In her work she constantly investigates personality, social and imaginary themes inspired by different people she has encountered and know, among them some of her family members.
Her photographs deal with childhood and family. When she was nine-years-old her parents divorced. This had an immense impact on her life. She was a teen-ager when she discovered photography and began documenting and staging private, intimate moments in her family’s daily life: “I was 15-years-old when I began creating my first project “Near Conscious” It took me 12 years to complete. During that time I began to understand that as in life, and in photographs, the inner experience is released and a new truth is created”.
Shtainer has shown her work in over 40 solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Israel, and USA. Her work has appeared at the National Portrait Gallery in London and Hearst Gallery in New York.
She participated in the project “Art Vending Machine” at the Jewish Museum in Berlin and was invited to be a curator at the “International Photography Festival” in Israel. Her works have been published and reviewed in international publications, including “Dente Di Fotogra”, “Der Spiegel”, “brennpunkt”, “The Marker”, “Artberlin”, “Berlin Quarterly”
and many more. She has been the recipient of numerous international awards, and fellowships including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, MIA Portfolio Review, Hearst 8x10 Biennial, IPA, America Israel Cultural Keren Sharet, and the Shpilman Scholarship for photographer.
She is represented by the Hezi Cohen Gallery in Tel Aviv, and the Podbielski Contemporary Gallery in Berlin.
In recent years, she has published the series:" Homesick" (still in process) “Pandora” (2014-2017), “Wagenburg” (2011- 2014), "Twins - Duo Morality” (2010),”Home for special Children” (2008-2009) and "Near Conscious” (1997-2009).
Born: 1982, Israel, Lives and works in Berlin.
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.
Cyril Elijah Jones
Born 1939 in Aberysthwith (Wales), into a family of Punch and Judy puppeteers. During his youth, Jones decided to leave for London to train as a stage actor, instead of following in his parents footsteps. In 1965 he graduated, together with Mike Leigh, from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
He made headlines for the role that almost cost him his life, when portraying a character who died of a heart attack in the science fiction play Underground (Armchair Theatre London). Off-stage he suddenly collapsed and had a real heart attack between his scenes. The other actors and director improvised to account for his absence. No recording of this play exists. After his recovery, Jones took a break from life on stage and embarked on various journeys that led him to the Middle East, Africa, Americas and Eastern Europe.
Since an early age Jones had taken photographs of the people around him but when he had moved to London he became immensely fascinated with people from different cultural backgrounds that he encountered there in manifold. Intrigued by their customs and ways of living he turned into an enthusiastic hobby anthropologist, using every opportunity possible to travel and to document human life around the world. Although time and time again he had to come back, to take on roles in plays and films to finance his trips, his heart really is set on exploration.
His photographs though clearly reverberate his background in theatre, since his archive of the world and its cultures contains not one single snapshot, all the different peoples he has portrayed, pose in front of backdrops. Nevertheless, this working method, choosing the means of stylization, opposed to documenting the natural flow of life, doesn't make his images and the individuals he encounters all over the globe less authentic. Quite on the contrary, since a certain stylization occurs in all types of photographic representation. Unequivocally using the stylistic device of posturing and a composed setting, is in a way more genuine than its concealment.
Jones believes that through cultural customs and traditions the essence of life is revealed, and he understands the task of his life, to be the collector of all those astonishing details. To this day he travels and documents human life forms on earth, by taking portraits and gathering detailed information about the individuals he meets in his meticulously kept travel journals.
Gabriela Vivacqua discovered her passion for photography and made it her profession.
After an unpretentious start in the photographic universe followed by an unusual invitation to work in
another continent, the Brazilian educated in law embarked to Africa in 2015 in her first experience as a professional photographer.
During the past four years Gabriela has been engaged in humanitarian projects. She lived for two years in Sudan working with UN agencies such as IOM (International Organization for Migration) and WFP (United Nations World Food Program). Gabriela also contributed with work for UN Habitat, UN Women and OCHA and have been moving through places such as Somalia, Ethiopia, Egypt and Kenya.
In 2018, the photographer moved to South Sudan, where she stays until 2020.
Gabriela’s autoral work is focused on long term projects about women issues.
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.
Mary Gelman is a VII Photo Agency Member photographer based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
In 2016 she graduated School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc (Saint - Petersburg) and was a participant in various international and local workshops. She works as a photojournalist and teacher. The most important part of her professional life is personal projects. She explores the larger world through close personal narratives. Mary focuses on a study of issues of gender and body, boundary and identity, discrimination and the human relationship with the environment.
Mary has been a winner of different competitions. She's the recipient of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Pictures of the Year, Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award, Istanbul Photo Awards, Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest.
Erik van Cuyk
Graduated as a lawyer but opted for photography after a few wanderings. Graduated in December 2018 at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam.
Van Cuyk grew up with photography, his father was a passionate hobby photographer with his own darkroom and his eldest brother had a photo shop and was a teacher at the photography school. In the first year of the Photo Academy Van Cuyk was included in the GUP / NIKON 100 New Dutch Talent book and featured on Rotterdam Photo.
Immediately after graduation, Van Cuyk was admitted to the stable of photo book publisher Lecturis with the social documentary work 'Rijnwijk Mijn Wijk', an autonomous project about a Dutch City-demolition district. The series was shown during the Voies Off of the photo festival in Arles and was recently featured in the British Journal of Photography.
Erik van Cuyk lives and works in Arnhem the Netherlands
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.
For my whole life, I have been living in a small town in Anhui, China. My camera tries to stay true to men and women living in this country that I know of. Things change, if too quickly - the commercialization of everything, the expansive urbanization which has made farmers live in skyscrapers. Something will never change. Such as craze for wealth and power. Such as those who were left in the margin dealing with a further marginalization. Humanities are only absurd in the dilemma between the changing and unchanging. Those are what my camera tries to deliver.
Sara is a photographer who lives and works in New York City. On the street with her camera is where she thrives and making honest connections with people is what she loves most about photography.
Born in Cambridge in 1981, photographer Rinchen Ato has been travelling to East Asia since she was two years old. Here, she shares a heartfelt selection of images captured across nearly two decades of visits to her father’s homeland.
I was born, raised and I studied in Moscow, Russia.
I received my degree in Graphic Design from the Moscow Institute of Arts and Industry (2008), gaining an advertising design specialization.
I have studied a course of portrait photography in St. Martin`s University, London in 2009.
In 2013 I received my second degree in Photography from Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata (ISFCI) in Rome, Italy
Since 2013 I live and work in Milan as a freelance photographer; founder of "Photo Studio Milan"
i am "the schitto", graphic designer, art director and photographer. i own a degree in visual communication from the university of applied sciences mannheim and got my hands on experience in filmmaking at nyfa in new york. after half a lifetime as a creative director in advertising with award winning campaigns for movies and art exhibitions, candy bars and sports cars i decided to leave the advertising world to devote myself entirely to photography. today i shoot portraits of young and old, beautiful and distinctive, popular and forgotten people. not to mention my soft spot for street photography, fashion, performing arts and food.