Hakim Boulouiz is a Professional Photographer and an Expert in Urban aesthetics with a multidisciplinary training. After receiving a diploma in Architecture, a diploma in Filmmaking, a Master's degree in Territory Planning, he completed a PhD at the University of Geneva analyzing the mutual inspiration between urban modernity and the art of short film. Hakim considers street photography as a visual recycling. Like a sculptor manufacturing several forms from scrap metal or a designer working to give waste new life in a new use. Hakim has won several international photography awards. He currently lives and works in Switzerland.
In 2011, when his interest in photography began, concludes the Introduction to Photography Course in APAF (Portuguese Association of Photographic Art). In 2012 finished the Degree in Management in ISEG (Superior Institute of Economics and Management). From 2012 to 2014 attends the Photography Course in Ar.Co (Center of Art & Visual Communication).
Since then his work focused on the attempt to document the world that surrounds him with a strong emphasis on personal memories and experiences.
A confessed film lover his work has been published and exhibited both national and abroad.
Currently lives and works between Braga and Lisbon, Portugal.
Michael Martin is an artist and teacher who specializes in photography. After serving as Associate Professor and Academic Dean for two decades at Cogswell College in San Jose, California, he was recently appointed as Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. He lives and works in San Jose, California.
Michael’s community service work includes Board President of WORKS/San Jose Gallery, the City of Santa Clara Cultural Advisory Commission, and most recently Chair of the San Jose Arts Commission, where he was also member of the nationally recognized Public Art Committee and the San Jose Mineta Airport Art Program Oversight Committee.
I am an advertising art director turned photographer and since my teenage years I have carried a camera everywhere I go.
I have worked at some terrific ad agencies under (and alongside) amazing people and so for 25 years I have been steeped in the world of ideas. I hope this gives my photos an extra dimension.
I love ideas, I love humour, I love photos that are what I call 'never ending photos'. They reward you every time you look at them.
Street photography can be more than shapes, shadows, silhouettes, movement, colours. It can be rich in ideas and humour as Elliot Erwitt has shown his whole career.
My photographs were reviewed in a magazine in China recently and I managed to get the Mandarin text translated. The reviewer said: “Sometimes it needs you to just enjoy (his work), sometimes it requires your eyes to listen to the jokes it’s telling you.” I now call the way I work ‘Listening With My Eyes’.
Life gives constantly and I consider my photos to be gifts, it is almost seeing without looking. I do not search out the photographs, the photographs happen to me - in the same way that we do not 'do' listening but still are aware of the sounds that surround us.
In August I was honoured to be the winner of the Leica / Street Photography International Award for 2018/19.
In her work as a visual artist and photographer, Dineke Versluis has been documenting outdoor situations and architectural sites, often void of live human activity. With her symmetrical approach and love for detail, she aims to achieve an unbiased view by literally putting her subjects at a certain distance, driven by the desire to capture a minute part of reality before it is lost to view and forever left unnoticed.
My pictures are mostly from streets around the world. Where ever I am I walk the streets, or waiting in a corner looking for interesting colors, shadows and people. Trying to find moments of everyday life, something weird, colorful, friendship or loneliness.
Trying to get the time for me and my camera when not working as a copywriter. I'm living in Kungsbacka, a small town on the Swedish West coast, just outside Gothenburg, with my wife and for another year or two (I guess) my daughter and my son just a block away.
A dedicated collector of photography, photo books and dreaming about making my own.
Kalel Koven is a French photographer, best known as a streetphotographer, he has been exhibited with his Light of My Eyes series, 2010 on several occasions in Paris and Berlin and then in residence at L'Area Galerie in Nice, France. A work that he extended 5 years later with his recent, noticed, series, Between Us, 2015. He has since worked and published in various magazines (France/International).
Influenced by photographers such as James Nachtwey, Paolo Pellegrin, Christopher Anderson, Trent Parke and documentary photographer such as Bruce Davidson, David Alan Harvey, Alec Soth, Alex Webb, his work is part of a permanent visual as well as personal search.
Leaving his comfort zone as much as possible, "do not lose your beginner spirit" as he says, not to rest on his acquired and exploring different kinds of photographs. He continues to vary his work, to evolve, to learn while working for the press, fashion, focusing in particular on documentary photography on medium / long term projects.
Kalel Koven is a member of Hans Lucas Agency / Ambassador Fujifilm - Official X-Photographer
I am an artist photographer. I have done a 3 Years B.A. Hons in Photography from University College Falmouth, UK.
I have been doing photography for the past 20 years and I love to delve into the surreal. I personally do not delve into documentation of the world, but personally love to capture a mood or the surreal feeling. It is like a memory that is stirred when someone passes by wearing a familiar perfume.
I was previously interested in abstract photography but saw there is this funny blurry abstract in the world around, especially in a city like Kolkata, India where I belong as the chaos is hundred to thousand folds.
Photography to me is sort of a personal exercise in capturing the essence of a place rather than recording it. To me, it has always been more meditative than dramatic.
Eléonore Simon is a French photographer currently working in Valparaíso, Chile. She studied at the Université Lumière Lyon II in France and at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a MA in Art History. After several years working in New York working as a studio manager and serving as teaching assistant at The International Center of Photography, Eléonore is developing long term personal and documentary projects in Chile.
Camilla Ferrari (1992) is an Italian documentary photographer based in Milan. She graduated with a Humanistic Science and Communication BA from the University of Milan in 2015, and continued her education at the Italian Institute of Photography from which she graduated in 2017. Her work won various awards including 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, ARTPIL, The Independent Photographer / Street Photography competition and Gli Occhi della Guerra Best Portfolio Prize (Gli Occhi della Guerra), Il Giornale.
Her interest lies in the relationship between human beings and their surroundings, exploring this relationship with a delicate voyeurism. Part of her research is concerned with how social media have the power to enrich visual storytelling through the mix between short videos and photographs, still and moving images. Perpetuating the sense of gentleness that arises from her photographs, she expresses her delicate observations also through her instagram stories, which are an active part of her practice.
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.
Street Photography and Travel Photography
Lukasz Gasiorowski is an independent photographer and filmmaker born in 1985 in Poland, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
His solo photography exhibitions took place in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum or Sapporo Contemporary Art Institute and his cinematography work was screened during the San Sebastián International FF, Berlinale, São Paulo International FF, Montreal FF, New York Asian American FF, Beverly Hills FF and others.
His directorial debut "No Song to Sing" had its world premiere during 2017 Holywood Independent Film Festival and since screened at number of festival like Edinburgh International FF, Montreal FF, Chicago Blow-Up FF, New York Asian-American FF and others.
Maarten Vromans (1975, Netherlands) roams through cities and landscapes. With his photography he explores the impact that people, nature and weather have on urban development. Currently he investigates if it is possible to produce strong images by just leaving everything to chance.
His photos were published in New Dutch Photography Talent 2016, an annual platform publication featuring the work of hundred upcoming Dutch photographers. He has exhibited his work in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Budapest. Maarten is represented by Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I moved to Boston, Massachusetts where I completed college and have lived there ever since. I currently reside between Boston and Miami. I work in advertising as a TV Commercial Executive Producer. I’ve produced TV Commercials for clients such as Bank of America, Burger King, Cadillac, Chili’s, Coca-Cola, Dunkin’ Donuts, Hyatt, Jet Blue, Royal Caribbean and many more. My passion is photography, although not a photographer by trade. I love photographing people on the street. I bring my camera with me everywhere. It has become an extension of me. Clicking the shutter brings me in my element and makes me the happiest. I hope you enjoy my pictures as much as I enjoy taking them. Thanks! Alex
Born and raised in Greece.
After completing my studies in business administration and while working I took an interest in people and street photography.
Five years ago I moved to Miami, USA and started working on various projects, mostly documentary.
I love exploring relationships, emotions and the energy that lies beneath. Photography is more than a passion, it is a part of myself.
Workshops with David Alan Harvey, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris, Bruce Gilden, Costa Manos, Raul Touzon who also mentored me for a year while working on a documentary project.
Collaboration with the Inter-university Postgraduate Program "Museology-Cultural Management” within the frame of the ‘Greek Diaspora Research Program’ in Greece, 2017.
Exhibitions in ZM Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece 1998
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece summer 2017
Member of BULB collective http://www.bulbphotos.eu/
Latest publication at BURN magazine http://www.burnmagazine.org/
MSPF (Miami Street Photo Festival) finalist 2017
MSPF keynote speaker at the HistoryMiami Museum during Art Basel 12/2017
Selected photo exhibited at the HistoryMiami Museum during Art Basel 12/2017-4/2018
Selected among the 30 MSPF finalist photographers and exhibited at the first annual Key West Photo Festival 2018
Sony World Photography Awards shortlisted and commended photographer 2018
Selected photos exhibited in Somerset House, London UK
Life Framer Editors' Pick 2018
Kari Bjorn is an Icelandic photographer, based in New York City.
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.
Peruvian documentary and fine art photographer based in Paris.
Born in Paris in 1981, Alexandre Chaplier is a French photographer based in Morocco. His work attaches as well through black and white as
the color to capture atmospheres. Since 2015, he began a photographic work composed of street clichés that tries to capture a Morocco sometimes moving sometimes frozen in the past.
If it is in adolescence that he is initiated to photography, it is during his curriculum at Penninghen School that he really confirms his passion. He directed various series devoted to the human and captures clichés at public gatherings in Paris. After a trip to India, he moved to Morocco in 2009 and decided to open his agency there. Familiar with the orders for luxury hotels, design creation and publishing, projects that he leads directly with his personal research.
Today, his photographic work is presented in various group exhibitions and festivals.
I've been a hobbyist street photographer since January, 2016. I try to look past the obvious various patterns of the cloth that makes up New York City. What I search for, more, is the underlying thread that links us all as humans together - breathing the same air, walking the same sidewalks, feeling the same cold or heat of the day. The gesture of a hand, the half-second of an offhand gaze, or even a hidden moment of affection - as human beings, we all give and get moments like these, every hour of every day.
Anna Siggelkow deciphers the urban space and puts it in a new context. She shows a world flattened between figuration and abstraction.
Even if certain elements of the scene are pragmatic and just functional by nature, they develop a curious, particular energy in the pictures.
The banal objects in the settings seem to play a role in a somehow important, and on the other hand absurd spectacle. Anna is making fun of the human effort, giving everything a clearly defined function. It is a manic answer to a capitalist designed world, playing a visual game of a goal-oriented lifestyle.
Between a magical vision and a postmodern conglomerate of equivalent elements, with no meta meaning, a 2D vision, with no link to a third dimension, the pictures might even be post-historical, not telling a story anymore.
Thus natural elements find a place in the settings, more like cultivated plants, than being a natural counterpart. Typography dissolves in symbols.
The human body seems to be erased, since his mortality cannot fit in this alternative creation of a world of objects. And so patina is not been found, and if, it seems to be added on purpose, rather than being part of a disaggregation.
Anna Siggelkow‘s work relates to the contentual engagement with the terms of art and technology and its word stem ‚techné‘. As to be found in Heideggers philosophy, Anna does not differentiate between its technical and creative characteristics, but in a manner of how one perceives the world.
Artist and commercial photographer based in Cologne I Germany
2001 – 2007 Academic studies at „ecosign/ Akademie für Gestaltung“, Cologne (Germany)
Subjects: Design/ photo design
Diploma in design/ photo design („sollbruchstelle“)
Assistance to Adrian T Kubica, Robin Preston, lindemannFotodesign, Marcus Pietrek, Tania Walck,
Tomas Rodriguez, susanne troll fotografie, Jörg Hejkal, Marcus Pietrek and others
2007-2009 Photographic journeys
2007 Participation at Cologne Kunstverein (art association)
2007 Internship at „fotografie tomas rodriguez“ (lifestyle photographer)
2004 Internship at „Fotografie Jörg Hejkal“ (photographer)
2017 „Mut zu Toleranz, Freiheit und Liebe“ – 8. Mühlheimer Nacht – Kunstwerk e.V. – exhibition of several artworks – Cologne (Germany)
2016 „Wir wollen mal nicht übertreiben“ – PIK – class of Mischa Kuball – „Lotus Power“ – installation – Cologne (Germany)
2015 „Krambambuli – Erzähl mir eine Geschichte“ – group exhibition – Marie Wolfgang – „Ferner hier“ – Essen (Germany)
2013 „Mensch und Topografie. Weit, weit von hier, hier vor meiner Tür“ – Emscherkunst. 2013 –
Blowin’ Free – Das Containerdorf der KunstVereineRuhr – group exhibition – „ferner hier“ – Oberhausen (Germany)
2013 Exhibition of several artworks – Goldkante - Bochum (Germany)
2012 „Fotoweihnachtsmarkt“ – Projektraum-Fotografie – exhibition of several artworks – Dortmund (Germany)
2011 „le bloc - Mode und Design“ – exhibition of several artworks – Cologne (Germany)
2010 „SuperMarkt – Cologne Music Week - Passagen“ – exhibition of several artworks – Cologne (Germany)
2009 „Hug me, Heimlich“ – 10 Jahre Lange Nacht der Kölner Museen – exhibition of several artworks – Cologne (Germany)
2008 „Sense of place“ – exhibition of the artwork „sollbruchstelle“ / „geradeausdranvorbei“ – Cologne (Germany)
2007 „sollbruchstelle“ – exhibition of the artwork „sollbruchstelle“ im „off Broadway“ – Cologne (Germany)
2007 „sollbruchstelle“ – diploma exhibition in the ecosign/Akademie für Gestaltung – Cologne (Germany)
2005 „passagen 2005“ – exhibition of the artwork „geradeausdranvorbei“ – Cologne (Germany)
I do photography for about 40 years now, but I discovered street photography only 2 years ago and I have been hooked since.
Now, I shoot together with photographers from my home town and from other cities all over the world,
I'm a Polish photographer and currently a design student based in London. I explore urban spaces across the world, not taking into account the stereotypes of what is worth visiting or looking at. I believe in concepts of Psycho-Geography and Flâneur, where a street encounter can be more interesting than Eiffel Tower or Big Ben. I am searching for random moments of beauty and connections between humans, human made things and urban landscapes.
Born in 1992 in Bangkok, Jutharat (known as Poupay) found her passion in photography during high school and kept on shooting since then. She is a quiet observer who likes to capture unexpected moments in ordinary places. Her eyes look for peculiar traces of humanity everywhere she goes. In her photography, she loves to leave my viewer with a mystery. Poupay has just graduated from the International Center of Photography (ICP) in 2017. She is currently living in New York City as a freelance photographer.
Photographer, since 2005. Lives and works between Europe and Africa.
Baptiste de Ville d’Avray’s photography is orientated towards a cinematographic, latent and contemplative vision of the landscape and portraiture. Since 2009, he has been working on a project based on the transformations of Mediterranean landscapes, particularly in Morocco. His images seek to construct mini photographic fictions based on a real territory that becomes a character in its own right and on anodyne moments from daily life, by flirting with the boundaries of documentary photography and poetry. They express the contradiction between a perpetual movement and the immobility of bodies, thus presenting an X-ray view of the inner workings of a country and its inhabitants.
Baptiste is a member of Hans Lucas Agency.
In 2017, his work "So far away, yet so close" has been shown in several exhibition in France and Morocco and featured on several online magazine.
I m a French Photographer based in south of France. I have started photography when I was a sailor, carrying my camera around the world but without really having time to develop my skills . Maybe my big DSLR wasn't the right tool for what I wanted to do. Now that I'm using an analog rangefinder all my perceptions have changed. Since Feb 2017 my work is mainly focus on Street photography.
Michael Meissner lives and works in Cologne as Creative Director in an advertising agency. For over 20 years he has been mesmerized by the idea of freezing moments and scenes to brand them with a unique, personal view.
He believes that fascination can be found within the ordinary, and that most stories of life taste their best when served raw. Therefore he seeks to find visual thrills, unsuspected beauty and true soul in his close surroundings as well as on travels.
Alex P. Berri was born in 1990 in the city of Montreal. He began taking photographs as a teenager in Toronto to document his lifestyle, friends and art with point and shoot cameras. When he was 23 year old his grandfather who helped spark his interest in photography passed away. He decided to move back to Montreal and take care of his grandmother who was grieving the loss of her husband. In his grandfathers room he found various SLR cameras and began practicing the art of manual film photography.
Born Dundee, Scotland.
Formerly, architectural and sometime press photographer.
Latterly, small business owner and street photographer.
Finalist, LensCulture Street Photography Awards.
Finalist, Best Series, Streetfoto, San Francisco.
PDN 7th annual Exposure Award winner.
Juror’s Pick, LensCulture Street Photography Awards.
Series Winner, PHoS Athens.
Finalist, Miami Street Photography Festival.
Second place winner, Chromatic Photo Awards.
Finalist, Italian Street Photography Festival, Rome.
Dom Literatury, Lodz, Poland (UrbanPhotoAwards).
Second prize winner, The Independent Photo Street Photography Awards.
LensCulture Network Gallery.
Honorary mention, "Street Life" theme, Life Framer.
3 Honorable mentions, Chromatic Photo Awards.
Urban Street Dive
The Street Photographer Book Vol. 2
Interview - Streethunters, PHoS Athens
Chromatic Photo Awards Annual Book
The Best of LensCulture, Volume 1
The Best of LensCulture, Volume 2
Born in France, I graduated in philosophy and started photography seven years ago, after a master's degree in photography and contemporary art at Paris Saint-Denis University (France).
I then begin to work as a professional photographer assistant, for the French artist Christophe Beauregard, and as a photographer trainer. I actually animate workshops especially for children and people suffering from trisomy and autism.
These professional activities have certainly influenced my artistic work together with the passion for depicting people, whatever their social and psychological background are.
I also work as a independant photographer, specialized in portraits and photo report.
I believe that photography is like instrumental music. It needs no words nor stories to tell to evoke emotions. Photography does not need to refer to anything we know to exist and make its way to our memory. To be honest, I believe that the more it separates from reality, the more we can appreciate it as it is since it no longer imitates anything. It splits from reality.
Split photography can be endlessly interpreted as on its own it is incomplete. Split photography cannot be compared with its original subject matter as the subject matter comes from the world that split photography does not try to imitate. Facing split photography, words lose their power. Therefore, there is no way to describe split photography. It must be experienced.
Split photography comes from the realm of emotions and imagination. It should be sensed with emotions and imagination.
I am a French photographer...well it is more complicated than that...I am actually a Chinese Cambodian French man living in the US...I told you, it is complicated. My family is originated from China and migrated to Cambodia because of the insanity of one human being (watch the « Killing Field » or « First they killed my father » and you’ll understand what I mean). We migrated safely to France in 1979 (thanks Dad for keeping us safe during our exodus and our stay in this dangerous indo-chinese jungle!).
I think this multicultural part of me keep me curious and open minded, which for me it is a corner stone of creativity.
I started photography very late, around 25 I’d say in France, in a photo club where I learned a lot with some tremendous artists, people who were still using black and white film - at a period where digital photography begun to be the only option for the millenials - and these friends of mine were so keen to share their craftsmanship for the dark room and the enlarger! My passion of black and white came from here for sure, it was so magical to see and understand how light can be manipulated with hand manipulation to dodge or burn to interpret your picture in an Photoshop predominant era. I must admit the smell of the chemistry miss me even now!
Born in Naples in '84. Raised without forearm and left hand, he developed from an early age the ability to observe and previsualize the behavior of people, aimed at hiding his disability to others, what has returned in the approach to documentary photography. Self-taught, when is not working as an IT specialist, he loves to tell the places he visits mixing irony, social criticism, melancholy and surrealism.
My initial love to street photography began when I first saw pictures made by my father-in-law made in 1987, after a Beatrice concert in Budapest, Hungary. I was in my mid-thirties and my mind was blown away to find out how easily one can make the whole world around you a candid studio. Hence a new chapter in my life began...
I was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1980 and have been living in Barcelona for the past 18 years. I work as a Logistics Engineer as a profession.
When it comes to my work in street photography, I see each and every situation as a single unrepeatable moment in life at a given time, thus my work has no connection with each and other photos. Images should be viewed and observed as a unique frozen moment of time, individually.
I'm drawn to humour and coincidences in the streets although subtle and melancholy moments capture my shutter finger when I'm out and about shooting.
Finalist of Miami Street Photography Festival 2018
1st place PHOS Athens Festival
Shortlisted Sony World Photography Awards 2019
Desiré van den Berg (Zaanstad, 1991) is a photographer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2011, Van den Berg became active as a nightlife, subculture and travel photographer and now she is mostly known for her editorial, documentary and portrait photography. She has a BA in Linguistics from University of Amsterdam and studied Chinese at University of Leiden and City University Hong Kong. Van den Berg is an autodidact in photography, exploring both digital and analogue photography. Interested in scientific and philosophical theories questioning truth, objectivity and reality, she considers her work as an ongoing study of these subjects.
I'm a young fine art photographer, specializing in B&W pictures of streets. I have a landscape background but had to adapt when I came to live in New York three years ago, to pursue a BFA in Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Not having access to the same kind of landscape as when I lived in Switzerland, I began shifting towards street photography. The style I adopted also changed, as my mindset changed. I began observing the world with another eye. I'm now showcasing the concrete jungles as I see them, instead of showing nature, as I used to do.
This work also serves as a self-exploration. After creating pictures, there is a journey to understand how, and why I created them. I've always seen art as a form of self-understanding for the artist, and always find new items about me after reviewing my pictures.