Justine Tjallinks is an Amsterdam-based Dutch Artistic Photographer. She started her career as a magazine Designer and Art-Director and worked for leading fashion titles. After several years of working with photography she wanted to create imagery as she envisioned and took the leap towards a new career in 2014.
Justine aims to capture the uniqueness of individuals and the diversity of human beauty, often backed by a story of social importance. Inspired by the master painters from the Dutch Golden Age, her artworks feature muted colours and balanced compositions. Fashion design is used as an additional means of expression.
Even though a sense of nostalgia speaks through her art, the aim is to always
remain in line with the contemporary zeitgeist.
Olympe Tits is a self-taught photographer. Born in Marseille, 3rd April 1992, she has now settled in Antwerp, Belgium.
She combines this with a life as a contemporary dancer, teaching at the Royal Ballet school of Antwerp and choreographing for dance-theatre pieces. In 2012, she began taking photographs. And this need to explore different disciplines is a core motivation, helping her understand more of the world around us.
Olympe’s dance experience helps her to achieve a different vision in photography. Through dance, she learned the aesthetics of the body in space: how movement can narrate stories, how to communicate with body’s angles and shapes, and how to express feelings in an abstract way.
Her work is an ode to the physical reality and femininity. How can we feel emotions through the infinite expressions of human form, through vibrant colors, and through the exploration of universal ideas? Always working with women, it is in staged photography, exploring such questions that Olympe finds her stride. Her pictures strive to illustrate the inescapable search for self-discovery and identity; and through her work she highlights that every human body carries a story with it.
A body never lies. Every small movement tells something, even if we are often not aware of it. And it is these nuanced truths that our body reveals, that Olympe tries to explore, interpret and capture in her photographs. Playfully contorting and directing her subjects, she sees her pictures as choreographies. The focus is on the body in space, the gesture, the colors and clothes, the setting and the emotion their combined atmosphere creates. Choreography here evolves into a still life of abandoned gestures - sometimes fragile, sometimes absurd - quietly forming an enchanting story. It is then left to the viewers to search and feel for the deep emotions hidden within her character’s bodies.
Her work has been shown at different places and galleries in Antwerp, Gent, London, Biel, Paris, Miami,Perth,..
In march 2016 Olympe won the Belgium National Award at the prestige Sony World Photography Awards.
Olympe was chosen among thousands of portfolios from Europe to compete with 11 other photographers for Master of Photography’s 150,000€ grand prize. A TV Program from Sky Arts, the show broadcast across England, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Ireland. Olympe has brought home a second place title.
Amateur photographer from Oslo Norway. Mostly street photography of some sort.
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).
Of Armenian and French origin, born in Paris, Alexis Pazoumian is a photographer and director. He did a graphics school in Paris during 4 years. He will graduate with Congratulations of the jury in 2012. The notions of humanity, identity, society and territory are the heart of his reflection. Through few photographic projects in the favelas of Brazil, India, Armenia and recently in New-Orleans He questions the relationship of individuals in their environment. Finalist of the photo-reportage student competition «Paris Match» for his series on the Favelas, he made his first exhibition for the first time at 51 rue de Seine 'Plan b la galerie' in 2012. Alexis joined the Hans Lucas Studio in 2016.
Silvia Montevecchi is an Italian photographer born in 1994. She's currently studying photography at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence.
She focuses most of all on personal projects in which she expresses concepts connected to the inwardness through self-portraits and staged photography.
Strong-minded catlover/wanderer/pizza backer/rally navigator/sundresslover/art teacher/ with a sweet tooth
My name is Anne (1993, South-Africa), I live and work in a secluded and very quiet part of the Netherlands called Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. In February 2016 I graduated from the Fontys College for the Arts in Tilburg. I went there thinking I would become a painter, but the attraction to photography became stronger every year. My final work was a photo series. Since my graduation I have had the opportunity to show my work during various group exhibitions and a solo exhibition.
In my photos I like to test the boundary between reality and fiction. Our former experiences and emotions color how we perceive things, which means that your truth does not have to be that of another. I find this a fascinating fact. A recurring theme for me is human vulnerability.
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.
Rachael McArthur is a lens based artist currently living in Providence, Rhode Island. She has graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University with a BFA in Photography and attending Rhode Island School of Design for her MFA. In her work, she is interested in exploring femininity, sexuality and the fantasy.
Diploma from Roberto Rossellini's Institute in cinematography; Degree in Architectural Science at Sapienza University of Rome. Master of International Cooperation in Barcelona. After his studies he moves to Egypt collaborating with an NGO and then to New York where he currently lives and works.
Cataloging ordinary objects in series, Tommaso Sacconi’s photography is focusing on a conceptual research on existential themes such as memory and identity.
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).
Gaile Juknyte is a portrait photographer from Kaunas, Lithuania, who currently resides in London, United Kingdom. In 2015 she graduated BA (Hons) Photography in Middlesex University, London and discovered her passion for traveling. Fortunate enough to visit 7 countries in a few months, she left London to travel South East Asia and Indonesia mainly focusing on volunteering and animal rights.
Eloi Du Bois, raised in France living in Austin, TX, started making art by producing short films, one, « Bohem, Bohem… » being shown at Cannes Short Film Corner in 2014. In parallel of this formative activity, he worked on photography which became a passion that lead him to participate in workshops; the first one about portraiture with Richard Dumas in 2012 and this last one about photography visual story telling with Ed Kashi. Humans are an enigma, mysterious and unique. What Eloi likes in photography is capturing the unexpected, how Humans exteriorize their personality, how do their personality influence where they live, and the story that we can then develop from this.
Jessica McDermott's work explores legacy, patterns in history, and personal life stories.
Her interests lie in personal legacies, particularly exploring gender equality and the recurrence of gender issues throughout history to the present day. Her book Females Of The Fringe documents female comedians performing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and considers the role of gender in comedy in the 21st century.
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.
My work as an artist-photographer has always been strongly connected to people. For over over a decade I have been focusing on relationships and family dynamics through various photographic projects. Strengths, weaknesses, conflicts, fears, pathologies, unresolved issues with each other – all these psychological aspects are the subject of my visual and conceptual investigation.
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.
Odo Hans (*1976) is a German artist who deals with the constructions of reality and its normative settings. In his works EPI, The Line and the Dot, and Spiegel he de-automates convention-bound visual habits and employs his visual concepts to place them at the beholder’s disposal.
He performed his first artistic analyses in 2001 during a stay abroad in the Netherlands. He lived there for 4 months at the home of the wood sculptor Hans Groenveld and familiarized himself with the latter’s animistic way of working and living. In order to deepen the experiences he journeyed through Ireland in 2002 and visited, among others, the artists Niall Walsh (www.niallwalsh.ie/) and Michael Warren. (http://michaelwarren.ie/). He summarized these experiences in a travel reportage that was published in various magazines. His first tentative steps with the camera were thus simultaneously publicized. Enthusiasm for the medium of photography occasioned him to take up
an assistantship with the photographer Wolfgang Zurborn. The latter’s way of freeing the image from its content-based conventions was a decisive experience in being able to take a different perspective on art photographically as well. His first experiments in the darkroom began at the same time.
Double exposure, sandwich techniques and photograms were created. Odo Hans had his first exhibitions at the Germany embassy in Brussels and also at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Brussels, where he exhibited reflections on the work of August Sander. A nine-month stay abroad in Norway followed in 2012. Following this stay came the above described projects “The Line and the Dot”, “Mit Haut und Haar” and “EPI”. Series that deal with the human surface structure and its normative representability and in which, among others, original darkroom techniques again come to bear. Odo Hans lives and works in Cologne.
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 was born in Paris in 1974.
The most of my life I spent in Belgrade, Serbia, where I was raised and did all my schooling.
2001. BA degree from the Academy of Art “Braca Karic” (BK) in Belgrade, photography department.
2003 – 2005. TA (teacher’s assistant) at the department of photography, Academy of Art “Braca Karic” (BK), Belgrade.
In 2005 I moved to Paris where I work as artist photographer.
Life experienece: earthquake and bombing raid.
Peyton Fulford (b. 1994) is a photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a BFA with Honors in Photography at Columbus State University in 2017. With an emphasis on narrative portraiture, her work focuses on youth subcultures in the southern region of the United States.
Luca Baioni (b. 1984) was born and grew up in Milan.
I've been taking documentary photos since 1999. I live in NYC but travel as much as possible to take photos and broaden my horizons. My video docuseries is called FACES where I take a street photography approach to spontaneously capturing a story. The series has over 25 finished shorts and photography plays a big role. I want access to the most interesting people and events around the world.
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.
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.
I was born in Italy (1977), currently based in Milan.
I explore social and gender related issue in our society.
My artistic research investigates the "self", exploring its relationship with the world, with the social and natural space that surrounds the human being.
Body, identity, and emotions are my key words.
I got a degree in Natural Science for which I carried out a research project about lions in Tanzania and for five years I had been a geological and naturalistic guide in Iceland and Morocco.
I visited Sarajevo several times after the war for humanitarian purposes where I shot a documentary.
I am now working using photography, video, installations and mixed media.
I am a Leica Camera Ambassador.
If I could live a different life, I would only swap with an extreme mountain climber: one who pushes his mental and physical limits and makes discoveries.
I am a 24 year old photographer located in the Bay Area. I like to communicate how I see the world through my self-portraits by simultaneously using dark shadows and vivid colors. I often explore concepts of identity, loneliness, and other human conditions.
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 .
Gowun Lee is Korean born who studied, lived and worked in New York City for 10 years. She met a homosexual Korean teenager while she was visiting in Korea for her previous project called “In your words”. He came out to her; she was totally stranger to him.That was his first time to came out to someone. She decided to do her project “I’m here with you” in Korea so she moved to Korea from New York and has been working on this project for 2 years.
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.
Sascha Kraus’ pictures are strongly bond to moments. The pictures do not only show, but capture moments and connect individual significance with cultural and political relevance. The photographs are a way of expressing communication and create a connection between the represented and the viewer. Therefore, the photographic work creates an interface between documentary and conceptual photography – it always captures the uniqueness of moments. The outreach covers different forms of expression, seriousness and values.
Sage's work focuses on how humans interact with their home environment. The central question of her work is: what defines a place as home? One way to try and answer this is by highlighting aspects of the day-to-day that are embedded in routine. Through her photographs Sage hopes to give the viewer a new sense of appreciation and awareness for the place they call home.
Sage is a 23-year old photographer living in Toronto. She mostly uses herself as the subject of her photographs, which is both vain and necessary because she is alone a lot of the time. She is completely self-taught.
Is a photographer who in lives Basel and received the Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize 2016. And PHOTOVOGUE in PORTRAITS His work explores the relationship between spaces and humans, the subject within the space and the space as the subject itself.
Rasano is, no doubt, an accomplished photographer with a genuine and identifiable style that crosses documentary and fine art practices. I would describe Rasano as a collector, or, a hoarder of images with the determined vision of the experienced collector. Rasano collects and catalogues people from similar backgrounds, circumstances and experiences - environmental portraits and landscapes depicting a quiet anthropological commentary. From Same place to Skin of Africa the gaze and distance speak volumes. His photography is mature, thoughtful and professional. The portraits themselves are taken in a consistent manner. In each portrait it is clear that the photographer is pre-visualizing the composition. and there is a strong relationship between the environmental portraits and landscape images. I sense the photographer is seeing both with the same eyes.
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2017 Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards .2017 PHOTOVOGUE/PORTRAITS at Leica Galerie, Milano
2017 Exhibition HIER UND JETZT Portraits of patients and employees of the Palliativzentrum Hildegard in Basel Exhibited in Predigerkirche Basel, till April 30th. 2016 / 2017 Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize 2016 National Portrait Gallery | London | First prize 2015 Escassez| Desperdício Syngenta Photography Awards 2015 Syngenta Photography Awards CCSP Centro Cultural São Paulo. 2015 Aff Galerie FOG Magazins 2015 Portrait Salon Embassy Tea Gallery London 2015 Galerie BOHAI FOG: Excerpts 2015 aff Galerie Magazinpräsentation FOG Magazin 2015 Centro Cultural de São Paulo Syngenta Photography Award ‘Scarcity-Waste 2015 Museum of African Design Johannesburg Curate Life Collection competition 2015 Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition Scarcity-Waste 2015 Exposure Awards 2014 Lensculture 2014 at Photolondon Solo Exhibition oslo8 contemporary photography 2014 Photobastei, Oslo8 contemporary photography, Basel, Zürich Cheltenham Art Gallery 2014 Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 2013 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery London 2013 Going Places. Reise ins anderswo. iaab Basement, Basel 2012 Hasselblad Masters Finalist. 2011 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery London 2011 Fotolabor Pascale Brügger, Kunstfreilager Dreispitz Basel 2011 Hasselblad Masters Finalist 10 Best Portrait photographers Ausstellung 2011 Photobook Days, Deichtorhallen Hamburg 2010 Gallery 1839 Soho, London 2010 Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington 2009 Portfoliowalk Deichtorhallen, Hamburg 2009 Obscura Gallery St Kilda, Melbourne 2008 Photoforum Pasquart, Biel 2008 frontstore, Basel 2008 PHotoEspaña, Madrid 2008 LPA: London Photographic Association, London 2007 11. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, 2007 ECAL Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne und Stiftung Binz 39, Zürich 2007 Passages by iaab choices, M54 Basel 2007 Ernte 06, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz 2006 Regionale7, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal 2006 Regionale7, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse
2017 Finalist, LensCulture Portrait Awards .2017 PHOTOVOGUE/PORTRAITS 2016 Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize 2016 National Portrait Gallery | London First prize
2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Preis Finalist 2015 Photography Masters Cup Nominee in Portrait 2015 Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition ‚Scarcity-Waste 2015 Exposure Awards 2014 at PhotoLondon 2014 Photography Masters Cup Nominee in Portrait JOHANNESBURG, 2013 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery London 2013 Photography Masters Cup / Nominee Architecture 2013 Photography Masters Cup / Nominee Portrait 2011 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize National Portrait Gallery London 2011 Hasselblad Masters Finalist, 10 Best Portrait Photographers 2010 Photography Masters Cup: nominated for Do we need passport 2010 Honorable Mentions 2009-2010 Exhibit A photography, Skin Of Africa 2010 Honorable Mentions 2009-2010 Exhibit A photography, Trust 2010 International Photography Awards IPA, honorable mention 2010 European Publishers Award for Photography shortlisted 2010 Head On Abanotubani, Bath 2010 Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2010 2009 American Photo Images of the Year, Portraiture, Category Runner-Up 2009 PX3 2008 Honorable Mention, Abanotubani, Bath 2009 Head On 2009 Shortlist 2009 Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2009 2009 Photography Masters Cup, the Color Award 2008 American Photo Images of the Year 2008 The 2008 International Aperture Awards 2008 Photo España 2008: Descubrimientos PHE08, Finalist 2008 LPA: London Photographic Association, Bronze Series 2008 PX3 2008 Honorable Mention for Skin of Africa 2008 International Photography awards IPA, honorable mention
I started with photography by burning my dads red pants which I used for light effect in the darkroom. It took me almost 10 years to discover a pure love for this matter. I'm in the beginning of this journey and I'm enjoying it. Born in Poland, working in Dubai.
Felix Gaertner (*1990) from Stuttgart, Germany, is a photo artist. In 2015 he finished his photography studies at the University of Applied Sciences & Arts Dortmund, Germany. He fell in love with portrait photography, travelling and the internet world. If you really want to understand what this man is doing, you should definitely visit his well-curated web page felixgaertner.com.
I am currently working on a series of colors that will be grouped under the title "Sitons" and will include 6 series relating to a color (black, yellow, green, blue, pink and a mysterious color). A color inspired by the encounter of a model, which I don't necessarily know, but which I imagine and dream, trying to reveal it while metamorphosing it by color.
Agnieszka Rudnicka is a photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and a fine artist. With a background in human sciences, her projects focus mainly on social related subjects. Bridging photojournalism and fine art she tries to address sensitive subjects in an artistically engaging way.Winner of an Award of Merit at the Los Angeles Film Festival of Hollywood (2010), Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (HIPA) international photography competition finalist (2013), the best documentary finalist at the Hollywood Film Festival (2015). Committed to using all mediums to enhance the lives of underprivileged and those with disabilities, her recent documentary, In His Shoes, shot as an awareness campaign on profound intellectual disability has been screened at Cannes Film Festival SFC and Hollywood Film Festival where it was recognised as one of five best documentaries in the Image and Justice category.Her deep interest in understanding consciousness and different ways of life have prompted her to travel across continents to remote places in Central, East and South-East Asia, the Middle East and South America, developing a personal photographic research and an extensive image library.With an ongoing series, she continues to document lives of indigenous peoples, shamans and so-called holy man and women across the globe.
Adelaide, South Australia.
Zanelli uses pictures to pull the people around her close, to construct spaces where they can be investigated with aggressive curiousity and playful irreverence. Drawing on intimate relationships with friends and family members, Zanelli takes a dreamlike approach to her pictures as she deconstructs her subjects and mashes them back together, through a tactile visual language where the photograph becomes an object, and the object becomes a sitter.
Zanelli has been actively exhibiting in South Australia since 2010. In 2016, she was the inaugural winner of the Helpmann Academy Watson Award, and was selected by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art to exhibit in the annual HATCHED National Graduate Exhibition, where her work was highly commended. She then travelled to Sydney for her first interstate solo exhibition at Stills Gallery in Paddington. A selection of her work has been acquired by Artbank Australia. In 2017, Zanelli took part in an artist residency at the Slade School of Fine Art research centre in London, expanding her work to become increasingly sculptural, and creating video works for the first time.
She currently creates work from her studio at Fontanelle Studios in Bowden, SA.
Melika Dez is a photographer who captures dancers executing some of the most graceful moves in the world's biggest cities. As a former professional dancer, she knows just when to snap the perfect moment. Somewhere between precision and the beauty of spontaneity, she immortalizes these dancers in beautiful locations that will become the dancers' urban stage.
Miranda Schmitz (°1969) studied Economics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. In daily life she works as an independent interim manager and consultant.
Nevertheless she also caught the photography bug. In June 2017 she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lier. In addition she followed several master classes by well-known photographers (e.g. Michael Ackerman and Klavdij Sluban).
Miranda Schmitz strives to compile atmospheres, moods and feelings in her work. She prefers to use suggestive and ambiguous images that are often layered and which viewers may define themselves. It is the emotions and the visual poetry that provide an extra layer to her images.
The enigmatic and cinematic portraits from her graduation work ‘IN BETWEEN’ received global praise with several awards and nominations. The portraits were frequently exhibited in galleries and photo festivals across Europe and the United States.
Japanese photographer currently based in London.
My idea is based on certain characteristics of Japan, where I was born and raised up in.
In Japan, nudity tends to give people negative impression.
I have been questioning the way women are treated in the society and how nudity is often equated with pornography.
My inspiration comes from such uneasiness I feel about the world I see.
Lucy Ridgard is a portrait photographer interested in capturing people (often teens and the elderly) whose identities are interwoven with their sense of fashion and style, that she frames against unexpected environments. Her juxtaposition of self-consciously constructed styles with disordered settings produces statements about worlds colliding.
For example, Lucy’s project ‘Children of the corn’ portrays ‘indie’ teenagers sprawled across the canvass of the Suffolk countryside, evoking natural beauty versus the stylised posturing of teenagers; the timelessness of the natural world against youth and ageing: images that recall Lucy’s colourful experience of growing up in 80s-90s’ Suffolk.
Her project on teenagers in Marrakech represents the global expression of teenage identity through Western fashions, from boys sporting Adidas and Converse, to James Dean-denim style, contrasted against the earthy hues and materials of northern Africa. She was awarded Winner, ‘Best Single Image’ Renaissance Photographer Prize (2015) for one of the portraits in this project, ‘From Marrakech Head North’.
Lucy is heavily influenced by documentary photography and blends it with portraiture and fashion photography. Recently, her work has become more choreographed and directed, whilst still making social commentary.
Her photographs have been featured in The Guardian, The Financial Times, Dazed Digital, i-D, Vice, GirlGaze, and magazines such as Positive, Something About, Rodeo, Used, Hunger and EyeEm. She has exhibited her work in London, New York and Switzerland. As well as winning the ‘Best Single Image’ Renaissance Photographer Prize (2015) she was shortlisted for the IPF photography prize 2017, selected as one of the Labs New Artists 2017 and exhibited at the Biel/Bienne festival of Photography 2018 and at PhotoEast photography festival 2018
Lucy works on film using a medium format camera.
Benedict Scheuer (b. 1992, MN)
Formerly, Leo Serpens
Currently Located in Columbus, Ohio
Benedict is an artist interested in identity and self portraiture as they relate to the photographic image both materially and conceptually. He examines wildness and queerness as threads of self which are embodied through and within the human body.
Freischaffende Fotografin und Organisatorin / Kuratorin der Zwischennutzung DISMantle aus München.
Mia Krys is a visual artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. Her work is centered around women, the female form, and movement, pairing old school darkroom techniques with an experimental approach to portray moody, thought provoking narratives.
Photography has long been a “back burner” interest for me, but I didn't become serious about it until I moved from Nova Scotia to the Canadian Arctic. Struggling to fit in, I turned to photography to build a bridge between myself and the Inuit, creating a friendship of sorts with a visual record of an intangible exchange. After leaving the North, I left my business career behind to study photography full time at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO). Here I learned the importance of vision, content and craft in creating art.
I always seem to be looking for home and consequently where I live inspires my work. Since moving to Saskatchewan, I am influenced by a profound longing for the east coast and a desire to feel a sense of belonging on the Prairies. I believe landscape is more than the physical place but that there is also an invisible landscape of memories, meanings and associations. Therefore, I do not set out to document but I often make work using the local iconography or the portraits of people of the place as a means to cultivate human attachment and belonging. Researchers refer to this attachment to somewhere by different terms including “place attachment,” and “environmental identity.” I like “sense of place” which captures the idea of location along with the notion it involves a feeling. Memory, place, identity are three words I use as touchstones in my work.
I make use of numerous genres in my work including landscape, architecture, portraiture and self-portraiture. Though I primarily work with film, I also enjoy incorporating various techniques and cameras into my practice, taking advantage of all photography has to offer in the creative process. I tend to work intuitively often starting a project with a question rather than an answer.
I am more interested in the semblance of emotion than I am in seeking truth through photography. For me photography is about personal interpretation, rather than straight documentation. Being a photographer enables me to express what is in my mind and heart. Since I try to infuse a bit of myself into each photograph, if a viewer recognizes an undercurrent of emotion in my work I believe they will know me better. Perhaps a shared history of common experience will emerge or a kind of kinship will form. It is this engagement that I welcome.
Freelance photographer currently based in the South East of England working on commissions and personal work based around British culture and its place in the world.
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.
Michael Joseph is a street portrait and documentary photographer. Raised just outside of New York City, his inspirations are drawn from interactions with strangers on city streets and aims to afford his audience the same experience through his photographs. His portraits are made on the street, unplanned and up close to allow the viewer to explore the immediate and unseen.
Michael’s project “Lost and Found” has been featured on Vice.com, CNN.com, AllAboutPhoto.com and published in magazines internationally. He has been exhibited nationally, notably at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, (New York, NY), the Aperture Gallery (New York, NY), Project Basho Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) as well as the Rayko Gallery (San Francisco, CA). He has lectured for Amy Arbus at the International Center of Photography (New York, NY) in portraiture classes at the New England School of Photography (Boston, MA) and taught at the Light Factory (Charlotte, NC).
His portraits are held in the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana and private collections. He is a 2016 Photolucida Top 50 winner, LensCulture Portrait Award Finalist and a recipient of the fellowship in photography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He is represented by Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York City.
Snezhana von Buedingen, born in 1983 in Perm, Russia, studied Photography at the Fotoakademie Cologne, finishing her Diploma in 2016.
Snezhana lives and works as an independent photographer in Cologne/Germany.
2018 Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018, Shortlist
2018 Prix Virginia International photography prize for Woman 2018, Finalist
2018 Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Photoawards 2018, Finalist
2018 Life Framer Photo Award 2018, Winner
2018 LensCulture Portrait Awards 2018, Finalist
2018 August-Sander-Preis 2018, Shortlist
2018 ZEISS Photography Award, Shortlist
2018 PROFIFOTO „New Talent Award 2017“, Winner
2017 Nikon Photo Award, Winner
2017 Verzasca Foto Award 2017, Finalist
2017 Sony World Photography Awards 2017,Kategorie „Professional Portraiture“, Shortlist
After a successful career as a television writer and published author, Susan Borowitz picked up a camera for the first time in 2011, immediately feeling both transported by and at home with a new medium by which she could tell stories. Although a devotee of travel street photography, Susan primarily works on conceptual narrative series, often employing self-portraiture. Her images have been exhibited in New York, Greenwich CT, Berlin and Barcelona and are in private collections in New York, New Jersey and California.
(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.
Antonio M.M. was born in 1985 in Mallorca, Spain. He received a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology in UCT, Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2011 he has been a world nomad. His love for traveling lead him to his second love of his life, photography. He is a self taught photographer in the pursuit of maintaining a nomadic lifestyle.
Sharokh (Sha-Rock) Mirzai is an American film photographer, best known for his 35mm snap-shot, flash focused style that brings awareness of the photographer/subject relationship. Constant themes in his work deal in youth culture, diversity, and class taking inspiration from his upbringing in a bi-racial, immigrant family.
Mirène Schmitz was born 1974 in Offenbach am Main, Germany. For many years she has run her own business as a consultant in marketing and communications until she decided in 2014 to follow her true passion and study photography at the Fotoakademie Köln. Since then, her work has been exhibited in different countries all across Europe. In 2017 her work AFFENSCHAUKEL has been honoured with the NEW TALENT AWARD 1/2017. In 2018 her series AMSELFRAU has been honoured with the NEW TALENT AWARD 1/2018. Mirène lives in Bonn. She works as an independent photographer in her own atelier.
Mannheim [Germany] based photographer, originally from Kazakhstan. Initially devoted to street photography, with a growing interest in photojournalism in recent years.
Pippa was born in Canada and spent her formative years at a Hogwarts-like boarding school in England. After attending The University of Manchester she re-located to London, NYC and Los Angeles where she worked in the film industry for a decade and trained in musical theatre on Broadway. She is now based in her home town of Vancouver.
It is probably fitting that she worked in the entertainment industry for so long as her friends describe her as intense, dramatic and empathetic, all qualities that inform her artistic voice. Her guiding principle in documentary photography is trust. She seeks always to earn the trust of her subjects and so produces images that are sensitive, vulnerable and honest. Just as she learnt from her time studying theatre, there is no greater beauty than when we are truly our authentic selves. The desire to capture this authenticity drives her decision-making as she documents through photography.
Justin is a self-taught, South Africa-focused documentary photographer currently developing his practice as part of research-based Master’s degree in the UK. His independent projects create intimate social dialogues with the people he photographs as a response to the country's historic visual economy; reviewing the ethics of photographic practice and its impact for contemporary art. His work has previously been featured online and in print for various publications and in selected group shows: BJP’s Portrait of Britain; New European Photography x GUP Magazine; The Lucie Foundation, The Independent Photographer and The Photo Vogue Festival 2019. Moving forward he intends to produce a book of his current work that explores his own family history in South Africa through the archive; focusing on research methods as a way of reinterpreting historical narratives in contemporary contexts.
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.
21 years old, born in Sydney. Currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW Art and Design. I have been taking photos from a young age, learning the basics and more from my father who is a photographer. I like to shoot from an observational perspective, capturing something most people would overlook. The current series I am working on is called 'Slacks Track' and it's a documentary style series on the suburb Mount Gravatt East in Brisbane, Australia.
Katarzyna Heeringa (b. 1969) is a photographer of Polish descent. Upon completing her studies she moved to the Netherlands. At the age of forty-five, after a long career in a different branch, it was time for a change. She decided to enrol at the Amsterdam Academy of Photography (Fotoacademie Amsterdam). This rigorous three-year programme allowed her to fully develop herself as a photographer, to choose the right path and to be where she is now.
She lives in Woerden.
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.
I am a photographer and filmmaker with a particular interest in historical drama.
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 am a conceptual photographer who challenges ideas of race, culture, home and socio-economical imbalances using history, portraiture, landscapes and props. I create work for Museums and Galleries and have had my work published in National Geographic and Lens Culture. I shoot on both digital and film cameras and work in studio and outdoors. I also have experience working on movie sets.
I am a photographer (°1995) based in Antwerp, Belgium. Currently I am in my final year of Photography studies at Karel De Grote University Antwerp. I would say my photography is my personal search for what is honest, pure, intimate and real.
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.
Rens Dekker (1977) is a Dutch designer and photographer who has provided many domestic and international companies, brands and artists with a visual identity.
Photography helps him to express himself and therefore most projects are non-commisioned. Often the subjects in his photographs can be linked to important people and events in his life.
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.
My work is an extension of my imagination — inspired by the constant flow of culture from past to present.
I feel like there is a responsibility for me as an artist, to explore unique ways to get across ideas through the power of conceptual and creative content creation.
I am a multi-media visual artist focusing on art direction, set design, and photography to create unique and surreal visual content.
Documentary and commercial portrait and landscape photographer, originally from Edinburgh, based in London, working across the UK and internationally.
MIIA AUTIO IS A VISUAL ARTIST WHO IS INTERESTED IN PRESENTING SOCIETAL ISSUES IN A WAY THAT KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING IS BORN THROUGH THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE VIEWER AND THE WORK. IN HER WORKS SHE DEALS THE THEMES OF IDENTITY, FOREIGNNESS AND VIEWERSHIP.
Iris Kivisalu (1983) is a photographer currently living in Tallinn, Estonia. She's studied journalism and sociology which both contribute to her unique style of melancholic beauty often paired with documentary storytelling found mostly in portraits, work with creatives, street photography, but her fashion work is more rare. Iris Kivisalu’s work can mostly be described by a very strong orientation to details through a timeless approach. “I’ve never liked to present straight guidelines for reading my material, it’s important that the viewer’s senses will start painting with the canvas I’ve presented. It’s never about pleasing the mind with simple esthetics, it’s more about layering.”
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."
I was Born in 1971 in León, Spain. I Graduated in Law at the University of Seville and Lived in New York City from 1995 to 2002, where I studied video at the School of Visual Arts, and initiated in photography.
I live currently in Seville, where I combine my artistic and teaching work.
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.
The german photographer Tamara Eckhardt, born in 1995 ,lives and works as a freelance photographer in Berlin. Since 2017 she has been studying at the renowned Ostkreuzschule for photography in Berlin.
Her current focus lies in the depiction of Irish youth.
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.
I am deeply interested in space. In particular, I am most interested in Seoul, the largest city in Korea where I was born and raised. The first series, Faceless(2018), itself was the Namsan Tower observatory as a panopticon. Then I am working on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road(2018-) series, which deals with the interrelationships of space and inhibitors, and the Jenga (2019-)series, which explores certain space, a miniature of Seoul's expansion process.
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.
Thales Banzai is a film and music videos director&producer. Currently he lives in São Paulo/Brazil and is developing a Music Documentary Series and a Feature Documentary on Religion.
TOM “TBOW” BOWDEN
As a young photographer, I followed the work of Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and Mary Ellen Mark. Nowadays I willingly veer off the path of that early education, while maintaining a strong focus on the people I meet, their stories and the lives they live.
In her photographic practice, Stephanie Braun (*1995 in Regensburg, Germany; currently living in Munich, Germany) examines the limits of human imagination, the social value of the photographic medium in the 21st century and the abstraction of the everyday in the form of visual images.
The subject of her free photographic work is often the emergence of a visual dialogue of several individual motifs, created by different photographic techniques (digital, analog, computer-generated photography) and connected independently of each other. As an important component, the process of time is always related to her work somehow and often decides on the technique of illustration and the dynamics of the narrative.
The resulting photographic dialogue is equalized by the combination of haunting portraits and everyday scenes and shows which sceneries take place in parallel in the most diverse places of the world.
An often unresolved gap between documentation and staging raises questions of content regarding objec-tive perception and, in the playful handling of the photographic medium, finds answers in the subjective perception of the viewer.
In 2019 she won the VOGUE Germany Salon Photo competition for upcoming fashion photographers in Germany and finished her studies of photography and media at the University of Applied Science in Bielefeld, Germany. In 2016 she studied abroad at the London College of Communication and worked as a picture editor at the picture editing desk of NIDO and NEON Magazine for Gruner + Jahr, Stern Medien Group, in Hamburg. Since September 2019 she is wor- king as a creative director in Munich, Germany.
Her goal as a photographer is to create a social picture that captures the current and radically critical realities of life, the complexity and inconsistency of society in the 21st century in order to underline the
importance of seeing and being seen.
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.
was born in 1970 in East Germany. As a graduate of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Babelsberg Film University, Karoline started her professional life as an artist and filmmaker with a passion for photography. Since 2008, Karoline has been intensively involved in photographic processes. Her interest in complex visual narratives is manifest in her photography; in her most recent work, Karoline combines photographs with text and installations.
Karoline lives and works in Berlin. She teaches at various art universities and institutions and curates in galleries.
Dee is a London based portrait photographer with over a decade of experience in commercial advertising and editorial. The focus of his personal work is socially engaged projects and social documentary, working with people in their environments, subcultures and dystopian parallel universes.
His most recent personal work has been exhibited in the Nope to Hope, Art vs Arms, Oil & injustice exhibition and has also been included in the recent Extinction Rebellion Hand Book. Dee has a small studio in Brixton, but you'll mostly find him on location - anywhere from a Patagonian ranch to a South London multi-storey car park.
Hello. My name is Justin Lister. I'm a commercial and fine art photographer in Kansas. My passion is making images that are cinematic and narrative . I strive to tell a story through details in the image as well as the lighting and mood. I also know the importance of the work after the shoot so I have extensive knowledge of building and I often build my own sets for my fine art imagery. I am a Broncolor Abassador as well. Thanks, Justin.
Fabrizio Spucches was born in Catania / Italy in 1987.
He studied at Accademia di Belle Arti of Catania - Italy, Universitè de Picardie Jules Verne of Amiens - France and University for the creative arts of Canterbury - UK.
He has been working for ten years with Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani.
In 2019 he worked as a Creative Director at United Colors of Benetton and Fabrica research center.
He is currently living and working in Milano at Spucches Studio.
I focus on the matter of contact. Photography and video, as well as performance and digital processing are the media I use most often. I deal with staged or provoked camera situations that I base on my personal experiences, documentary research or whim. I like using smartphone, but I also work with professional equipment. I used to play the cello and the piano which is an important factor that keeps provoking me to explore the matter of sound and music in my audiovisual works.
Antonina Konopelska (1990). Multimedia artist based in Poland. The core of her artistic experiments and research is contact. Graduate of Grzegorz Kowalski’s Audiovisual Space Studio ‘Kowalnia’ at Media Art Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (MA, BA) and Modern Language Studies at University of Warsaw (BA), currently working on the PhD project at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She presented her works during numerous solo and group exhibitions in Warsaw, Katowice, Krakow, New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Szczecin, Cetinje, Minsk and Łódź, among others. Recipient of Scholarship of ZAiKS — Polish Society of Authors and Composers (2020-2013), Adam Mickiewicz Institute Polish Culture Abroad scholarship (2020 and 2018), among others. Her commissioned works were made for institutions like Los Angeles Opera, The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, Nowy Theatre in Poznan, Guliwer Theatre in Warsaw, Embassies of Germany and Turkey in Warsaw. Founder of BA\SEN Artspace at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She has a high awareness of the necessity of form.
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.
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.