• Justine Tjallinks

    Justine Tjallinks

    
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

    Olympe Tits

    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.
    www.olympephotography.com

  • Henning S Pettersen

    Henning S Pettersen

    Amateur photographer from Oslo Norway. Mostly street photography of some sort.

  • Matthew Hamon

    Matthew Hamon

    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).

  • Alexis Pazoumian

    Alexis Pazoumian

    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

    Silvia Montevecchi

    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.

  • Anne Nobels

    Anne Nobels

    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

    Nicola Muirhead

    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.

  • Marinka Masséus

    Marinka Masséus

    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.

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    Awards
    1st place Sony World Photography Awards 2019 – Professional Creative Category | 1st place LensCulture Portrait Awards 2019 | 1st place TPOTY 2018 | 1st place Zilveren Camera 2017 – International Documentary | 3rd place Kuala Lumpur Portrait Awards 2017 | winner LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017 | Recipient Lucie Award | IPA Photographer of the Year 2016 | 1st place Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 | GUP NEW Dutch Talent 2014 and more.

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    Publications
    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

    Rachael McArthur

    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.

  • Tommaso Sacconi

    Tommaso Sacconi

    I was born in Rome and I have a background in Architecture.
    Now I live in Brooklyn and I take pictures.

    Diploma from Roberto Rossellini's Institute in cinematography and television; 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 is currently work as a photographer.

  • Stefanie Minzenmay

    Stefanie Minzenmay

    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

    Gaile Juknyte

    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

    Eloi Du Bois

    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

    Jessica McDermott

    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 Binder

    Toby Binder

    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.

  • Viktoria Sorochinski

    Viktoria Sorochinski

    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.

  • Dan Gemkow

    Dan Gemkow

    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.

  • Cyrille Robin

    Cyrille Robin

  • Odo Hans

    Odo Hans

    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

    Jaap van den Beukel

    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.

  • Isabeau De Rouffignac

    Isabeau de Rouffignac

  • Alina Fedorenko

    Alina Fedorenko

    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.

  • Tijana Pakic

    Tijana Pakic

    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

    Peyton Fulford

    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

    Luca Baioni

    Luca Baioni (b. 1984) was born and grew up in Milan.

  • Josh Ethan Johnson

    Josh Ethan Johnson

    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

    Derek Man

    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.

  • Doug Shobbrook

    Doug Shobbrook

    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.

  • Pietro Baroni

    Pietro Baroni

    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.

  • Jamie Shin

    Jamie Shin

    I am a 22 year old photographer located in the Bay Area. I like to communicate how I see the world through my self-portraits, often using vivid colors. I often explore concepts of identity, mental illness, and more.

  • Amir Kabir Jabbari

    Amir Kabir Jabbari

    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 .

  • Sona Shahinyan

    Sona Shahinyan

  • Hannah Bates

    Hannah Bates

    Hannah Bates is a visual artist who works with experimental installations of large scale photographs to create illusions which augment reality, solicit the uncanny valley, and play with viewers uncertainties. Her background as an editorial retoucher informs her inquiries in identity, advertising, and deconstructing matters of representation. Hannah Bates has a BFA from CalArts, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. In 2017 she participated in the artists Residency PICTURE BERLIN, and received the Griffin Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. In 2016 she received the Estrellita & Yousef Karsh Prize in Photography, the Presidents Research Award Grant from School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Montague Travel Grant, conducted in Dubai. She has recently exhibited her work in Lage Egal Gallery in Berlin, tête Gallery in Berlin, Griffin Museum of Photography, EXPOSURE at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, School of Visual Arts in New York City, The Medal Awards Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in the South End Boston, and Nave Annex Gallery in Somerville MA.

  • Gowun Lee

    Gowun Lee

    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.

  • Sascha Kraus

    Sascha Kraus

    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 Szkabarnicki-Stuart

    Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart

    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.

  • Claudio Rasano

    Claudio Rasano

    BIOGRAFIE
    Claudio Rasano
    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.
    Text By next Level Magazine

    EXHIBITION
    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

    AWORDS
    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

  • Piotr Chrobot

    Piotr Chrobot

    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

    Felix Gaertner

    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.

  • Philippe Savoir

    Philippe Savoir

    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

    Agnieszka Rudnicka

    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.   

  • Emmaline Zanelli

    Emmaline Zanelli

    b. 1994
    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

    Melika Dez

    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.

  • Shiori Akiba

    Shiori Akiba

    Japanese photographer based in London.

  • Lucy Ridgard

    Lucy Ridgard

    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

    Benedict Scheuer

    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.

  • Magdalena Jooss

    Magdalena Jooss

    Freischaffende Fotografin und Organisatorin / Kuratorin der Zwischennutzung DISMantle aus München.

  • Mia Krys

    Mia Krys

    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.

  • Vera Saltzman

    Vera Saltzman

    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.

  • Michael Joseph

    Michael Joseph

    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

    Snezhana von Buedingen

    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.
    Nomination:

    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

  • Susan Borowitz

    Susan Borowitz

    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.

  • Simon Beraud

    Simon Beraud

    (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.

  • Palebluewanders

    palebluewanders

    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.

  • Mirène Schmitz

    Mirène Schmitz

    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.

  • Arthur Bauer

    Arthur Bauer

    Mannheim [Germany] based photographer, originally from Kazakhstan. Initially devoted to street photography, with a growing interest in photojournalism in recent years.

  • Pippa Scott

    Pippa Scott

    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.

  • Vivian Keulards

    Vivian Keulards

    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.

  • Henry Butterworth

    Henry Butterworth

    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

    Katarzyna Heeringa

    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.

  • Tara Fallaux

    Tara Fallaux

    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.

  • Iness Rychlik

    Iness Rychlik

    I am a photographer and filmmaker with a particular interest in historical drama.

  • Daniela Muttini

    Daniela Muttini

  • Valentina De Rosa

    Valentina de Rosa

    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.

  • Oluwasegun Oladele-Ajose

    Oluwasegun Oladele-Ajose

    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.

  • Pauline Van Aelst

    Pauline Van Aelst

    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.

  • Mia Collis

    Mia Collis

    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.
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  • Caleb Stein

    Caleb Stein

  • Rens Dekker

    Rens Dekker

    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 Balasubramanian

    Mahesh Balasubramanian

    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.

  • Michael Le

    Michael Le

    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.

  • Miia Autio

    Miia Autio

    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.

  • François Struzik

    François Struzik

    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."

  • Tamara Eckhardt

    Tamara Eckhardt

    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.

  • Monika Drabot

    Monika Drabot