Leifur Wilberg and Kristina Petrosiute .
Leifur and Kristina are photographers both living and working in Reykjavík Iceland. Their collaboration consists of 2 individual projects that both deal with similar matters but different approach. After attaining a degree in photography at Lette Verein Berlin, Leifur moved to Iceland to work on various photo projects and magazines. He exhibited his work in Reykjavik, Paris, Berlin and Munich. His latest work, "Subterranea" was shortlisted for the Dummy Award and exhibited at the Fotodoks Festival in Munich. Leifur is currently working on a book about Eastern European funerals to be published in 2017. Leifur is based in Reykjavik working on personal projects as well as freelance photography. Kristina graduated from The School of Photography in 2015. Her works have been exhibited in Reykjavík, New York, London and Biel/Bienne. in 2015 she received a grant to work on a documentary project on lighthouse keepers in Iceland. Currently she is teaching at The School of Photography in Reykjavík as well as doing freelance photography.
Michal Adamski - born in 1976 in Poznan. Member of the The Association of Polish Art Photographers. Participant of Napo Images Agency Mentor Program. He deals with social and documentary issues with a great importance of a man and his life in the modern world. Scholar of the Marshal of Wielkopolska Region. Winner of photographic competitions, including International Photography Award, PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3), Grand Press Photo, Greater Poland Press Photo. He cooperates with Pix.House Gallery. He published a photobook " I can't get through the chaos" in 2015.
Born in Cork, Ireland and graduated from Photographic Studies at St. John’s Central College, Cork in 2012. Currently working independently on personal photography projects, primarily with analogue techniques, while also editing an online photozine called Howl (http://howlzine.tumblr.com/) and working as festival coordinator for Cork Photo (http://corkphoto.com/).
I was born in 1971 and I work and live with my wife and my two sons in Erice (Italy) I think of myself as a serious amateur photographer who firmly belives in the power of this medium to preserve memory through art. My photos were published in some magazines and webmags, and I had the opportunity to participate in some collective exhibitions in Italy. I love going around looking for images that stimulate my interest for daily life. With no hurry, I try to take some picture that can be strong enough to stay with me for my lifetime, remembering me who I was, the people I met, the road I chose.
Markus Andersen Sydney, Australia. Andersen studied photography at the Sydney Institute of Technology and his art practice encompasses documentary and conceptual bodies of work. Markus Andersen has held solo and collaborative exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Istanbul, Sydney and the United Kingdom; and his work is represented in numerous private and institutional collections. In 2015, Andersen was the subject of a documentary entitled "Into the Belly of the Beast" by noted director Rob Norton. In late 2015 / 2016 Andersen's first photographic book "Rage Against The Light" was released through T&G Publishing. His second book is due for release late 2016 through T&G Publishing.
- Since the end of 80’s, photography is used as an important vector for stimulating reactions and awareness,sense of collective and individual identity, self-esteem, for vulnerable people. - Long term personal photographic projects, subjective and documentary, with solo and collective exhibitions mainly in Europe, focused on borderlands, in between places, urban life. - Documentary film maker, awarded at Tallinn Fotofilm Festival (2011) with Night Zigzags and Luzern International Film Festival (2012), with 13:04. Last exhibitions 2015 - Silence, Galerie Krisal, Geneva, Switzerland, April - May 2015 2014 - Le ciel était si bas, Maison de la photographie Robert Doisneau, Gentilly, France, Feb. – May 2014 - In Motion – Multimedia exhibition-installation, Cesis Exhibition House, Cesis, Lettonie, Sept. 2014 2012 - 13:04 - Lucerne International Film Festival, Award of Merit, at Oct. 2012 - Invited artist by the Movie and video festival Invideo 2012, Milan, Nov. 2012
Thanasis Athanasiadis Was born in 1955, in Thessaloniki and is an amateur photographer. Actively engaged in photography since 1999 at the Photography Center of Thessaloniki and already member of the administration board. He also is the founder of the Creative Group Photo P31. He has participated in over 40 group exhibitions in Greece, 2 personal - and 2 International - in Serbia (Ecological Reality) – and in Sofia (Month of Photography 2016), - as well as in many artistic events nationwide. http://thanasisathanasiadis.wix.com/-photography
Alexis Aubin is a documentary photographer from Montreal, Canada now based in Bogota, Colombia and represented by Hans Lucas. He discovered photography as a visual language during an internship in Mexico in 2006, while documenting Capulalpam de Mendez people for Canada World Youth. Back home, he studied commercial photography at Marsan college. Since then, Alexis has worked for various NGOs and newspapers. His work aims to explore the impact of systematic pressure and conflicts on civilians.
Le Gall Augustin
I started photography when I was student in Anthropology University. I was interested about different societies and ways of life around the world. Humans and theirs practices are in the center of my work. My approach evolve into documentary and narrative photography, where portrait photography is in the center of my body of work. I work on long-term project about contemporary and society issues in North Africa and the Mediterranean, especially about intangible heritage, minorities and human rights and public space. Between 2011 and 2016 , I was based in Tunis (Tunisia) to document the different challenges of the democratic transition in Tunisia. I am member of Haytham Pictures Agency since 2013.
Born in 1981 in the southwest of France, Baptiste Mourrieras lives and works between Paris and Ludwigsburg (Germany). After studying economics, he quickly turned to photography enrolling in the Gobelins school in Paris. His work as an author focuses on three areas that often intersect and merge: street photography, portraits and landscape. Designed as photo essays, his series reflect a personal and intimate spin on reality. Close to « documentary fiction », the work of Baptiste Mourrieras captures reality while fortifying it with the artist’s own imagination. EXHIBITIONS/PUBLICATIONS - Festival Voies Off, Nuits de Projection, Arles 20016 : Chinese Variations. - PhotoIreland Festival 2016, Obscure Street Exhibition. - Jitterbug Gallery, Paris 2016 : Contribution to LEI exhibition. - Librairies du moniteur Odéon-Trocadéro, Paris 2009 : Architekture. - Mois de la Photo Off, Paris 2008 : Atlantic Landscapes. - Group exhibition, Coutras (33) 2007 : Un air de famille.
Zsolt Bátori was born in Budapest, Hungary. He earned his PhD in philosophy at Rutgers University, NJ, USA. He specializes in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, especially in the visual arts and photography. During his doctoral studies at Rutgers, Zsolt also attended a number of courses in photography, and he continues to complement and enrich his theoretical work with an active photographic practice. Zsolt has been teaching philosophy of art and photography theory courses at various universities in the United States, Hungary, and Argentina. He is an associate professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics and a research fellow at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Zsolt’s current research is focused on interpreting and evaluating photographs. He has also been exhibiting internationally as a fine art photographer. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Aesthetics and the International Association for Aesthetics.
Norman Behrendt (Berlin, Germany 1981) is a german photographer, living and working in Berlin. He studied graphic design and photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam under Prof. Wiebke Loeper and Jan Stradtmann and is best-known for his non-conventional portraits of the Berlin’s graffiti artists. In 2012 he majors in Photography with his longterm project ‘burning down the house’. Burning down the house won the first prize at the Fotobook Dummy Award 2013 in Kassel and got also an appreciation at the ’10th Aenne-Biermann-Prize’ for contemporary german photography in Gera in 2013. In January 2015 it got published by seltmann+söhne and within a few months the book got sold out. Norman Behrendt’s images have been exhibited in several group and solo shows, and international photography festivals across Europe, in Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Lithuania and Ireland.
Photographer and journalist at various types of media of communication STUDIES: 2013-14: Visual Art (Fotografia) - Academia de San Carlos, UNAM, México 1985-89: History of Art and Hungarian Literature and Grammar - ELTE, Budapest (MA: 1991) 1982-84: Studies of Theatre and Film - Academy of Film and Theatre, Budapest SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2013: Gallery A38 , Budapest 2012: Galeria de ENAP, La Esperanza (Mexicocity) 2011: Gallery A38 , Budapest 2010 : Gallery at the CEU (Central European University), Budapest
Hakim Boulouiz is an expert in urban aesthetics with a multidisciplinary training. After a diploma in architecture, a diploma in filmmaking and a master degree in territory planning, he completed a PhD analyzing the ambivalent relationship between urban design and the art of film. He is fascinated by order and disorder of cities…by colors, by fullness and emptiness, by spaces and dressing it up in light and shadow. Today he is active in street photography all around the world.
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Education BA Anthropology (Università di Bologna) studied also Statistical Sciences (Università di Padova) Visual Arts (IUAV, Venice) Awards 2016 – Kaunas Porfolio Competition, Winner 2016 – Lumix Hannover Festival Public Choice, Winner 2016 – Gomma Photography Grant, Second Place 2015 – Lucie Emerging Scholarship, Shortlisted 2015 – selected by Getty Reportage Emerging Talents 2015 – Magnum Photos / IdeasTap: 30 Under 30s, Winner 2014 – Photocrati Fund for Humanitarian Photography, Top Finalist 2014 – Int’l Photography Awards: deeper perspective, Honorable Mention Exhibitions 2016 – Kaunas Festival, Kaunas 2016 – Lumix Festival, Hannover 2016 – Social PhotoFest, Perugia 2015 – OrganVida Festival, Zagreb 2015 – Photography Show, Birmingham 2015 – Museo di Scienze Naturali e Archeologia, Montebelluna 2014 – Ritmi e Danze dal Mondo, Giavera del Montello 2013 – Biblioteca Sala Borsa, Bologna 2012 – Galleria della Stua, Padova Lectures University of Brighton, 2016 Perugia Social Photo Fest, 2016 OrganVida Festival | Zagreb, 2015 Isolab | Venezia, 2015. Sherwood Festival | Padova, 2014 Utopya Fotografia | Abano Terme, 2014 Publications Proof|National Geographic; Stern.
M. Scott Brauer
M. Scott Brauer is an American freelance photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Montana, Brauer attended college in Seattle, Washington. After college, he interned at American newspapers and the agencies Black Star and VII, and then moved to China in 2007 and began his career as a freelance photographer. He regularly works on assignment for international newspapers and magazines on stories ranging from politics, business, and science and technology to opiate addiction, mental health, and economic issues. His work has been published by Time, Esquire, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, Le Monde, MIT Technology Review, New Scientist, Wired, NPR, and others. Brauer is also the co-founder and editor of dvafoto.com, a long-running blog about photojournalism, the world of photography, and ethics. In 2015, Brauer began writing a column on photographers' sketchbooks for the photography magazine Raw View.
Marco Brienza Como, 1985. He graduated in Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2009. The day after graduation he was admitted with a scholarship in a photography school in Milan. In 2011 he founded Sfelab, company that deals with design and visual communication. In 2015 he founded Yama Photos.
I have a degree in „Computer Science and Media“ (Master thesis „On reality in the age of digital photography"). While in university I spent 2 years in a photography school and started working on photography projects. In 2014 I decided to take photography seriously and took part in the 1-year-long „Anzenberger Masterclass“ in Vienna. My current long-term project „The Arsenic Eaters“ (2014–ongoing) traces the widespread popular belief that the consumption of arsenic, generally known to be a deadly poison, is beneficial to one’s health. The book will be released by TEC books (Netherlands) in 2017. In May I received the „START-Stipendium“ (a grant for young artists) of the state of Austria. In August 2016 I will take part in ISSP summer school.
I am an amateur photographer from Lithuania. I started taking pictures when I was 13, now I am 19 and I think I grew. However, I still don't consider my photographs professional. My pictures have been noticed in several contests for students, one picture was chosen for National Geographic YourShot story this year.
Jean-Marc Caracci Caracci
Of 100% Sicilian heritage, I was born in Tunisia in 1958... but I have lived in south of France, Montpellier, since my little childhood. Self-taught photographer, I started using black room at the age of 15. When I was 20, I had the great opportunity to be the photographer of the regiment where I made the army. I learnt a lot there how to photograph people, and my work started focusing on the Man... the Man as a representation of belonging, rarely as a social object. My style is clearly inspired by photographers like Henri Cartier Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Raymond Depardon... but also by the American painter Edward Hopper. In 2000, I wrote a still unpublished novel : "Love and Chickpeas Soup". In late 2005, I decided to leave the company where I was employed, in order to devote myself exclusively to photography... and so begin a photographic artist full-time career. To date, the series “Homo Urbanus Europeanus” is my biggest artwork.
Photography exhibition:Portfolio – PIAF – L’Oeil de la Photographie.- 1/2016;#memory_archive – Boyd School Studios, Melbourne – 2/2016;The Valentine’s Exhibition – Lenscratch – 2/2016;Lines and curves – PH21 Gallery, Budapest- 3/2016;Creative Quarterly, Issue 41(on line) - Spring 2016;Human Nature - Colors of Humanity Art Gallery - Everett, Pensilvânia – 4/2016;“E Abril abriu”, Galeria Municipal, Sobral de Monte Agraço - 4/2016;Photo Patagonia - I Festival Internacional de Fotografía Analógica y Procesos Alternativos - 4/2016; LIGHT & SHADOW – 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA- 4/2016;Botanicals Art Exhibition-Photography & Digital-Special Recognition Artists - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery- Jupiter, Florida – 5/2016;Black and white 2016 - PH21 Gallery, Budapest- 5/2016;Artis 2016 – XIV Festival de Artes de Seia – 5~6/2016;6x6x2016 – Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester – 4~7/2016
Julie Chovin is a visual artist and photograph, live and work in Berlin and in Paris. She is graduate from the Saint Etienne School of Art and Design, France, in 2006. She was laureate from the Icart Price in 2009 and receive a research grand from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst in 2012 for a research residency at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. She is participating to numerous group show in France, Germany and Poland. In 2016, she spend 2 months in Poznan at the CK Zamek residency. Her last project is connected to walk, drift in urban space, in Europe, espacielly in Eastern countries.
Grado (GO), Italy
Lara Ciarabellini, Italian photographer, works on collective memory and identity, and their representation in visual arts. She holds a Master degree in Photojournalism and Documentary photography from London College of Communication (2011-2012). Her recent achievements are the Humanistic Photography award by 2015 Fodar Biennal of Photography (Bulgaria); the nomination for the mentorship program for emerging photographers LOOKBetween - part of the LOOK3 festival -, in Charlottesville (USA); the presentation of her paper “Collective memory and social landscape photography” in the framework of the conference “Museum of Memory” at Plymouth University (UK); the second place in the 2014 portfolio review during the Bratislava Month of Photography. She is distributed by Anzenberger Agency. She published her first monograph “Somnambulism” with Kehrer in July 2015. She widely exhibits in Europe: London, Berlin, Dublin, Rome, Savignano, Tbilisi, Bratislava, Slupsk (Poland), Vienna, Lubiana. Next exhibitions: Riga and Budapest.
Jan Cieślikiewicz is a New York-based photographer from Gdansk, Poland. A graduate of the General Studies program at International Center of Photography, he also holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, was a Polish national swimming champion and spent six years working as a trader on Wall Street. Jan is currently splitting time between various entrepreneurial business projects and his photography practice.
Juan Cristobal Cobo
New York, United States
I was born in Cali Colombia and moved to New York as a teenager. My earliest passions were centered on filmmaking, but after 30 years as a cinematographer and commercial director, I found myself being strongly drawn to the art of still photography. Unlike the controlled chaos of a film set, I find peace in getting lost among strangers, immersed in diverse surroundings, and ready to capture spontaneous moments with the solitary click of my shutter. Since 2013, this new passion has been my sole focus and the means of allowing me to best express my inner voice. I currently live in New York City.
I was born in Stockholm. Since 1999 I live and work in Paris. I have studied photojournalism and I have an MFA degree in graphic design & illustration. My main subjects are the self-portrait and random wanderings in the city and especially the suburbs. I like melancholy, surrealism and I have a dark sense of humour. Apart from photography, I also create images through drawing and printmaking. I'm a member of Studio Hans Lucas.
I believe in the image to make more than visual pleasure or emotion, something which reflects what it belongs to my mind, to reality and to the others. the world offers to my eye a show i try to capture, a moment who is never gone to happen again with people, buildings or dog's shit
Mathias de Lattre
Images of landscapes with dreamlike tendency, got gestures when the body lets go, gardens sources of visions, M D L spread a universe where realism and mystery interlace. His work was exposed in Paris and Brussels.
Augusto De Luca
Augusto De Luca graduated in law, then became a professional photographer in the mid-1970s, working along the boundary line between traditional and experimental photography. With his style, he has been going through multiple photography genres.
Raffaele De Pascalis
Salento (Italy, Puglia) in the heart, Florentine by adoption and Sagittarius in the soul; "citizen of the world", architect for passion, dream’s hunter for profession. Photographer, writer and artist to unconsciousness. He attended the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, where he graduated with a thesis on "urban planning" on the "genius loci". He attended courses and workshops on photography and printing in the darkroom, participated in "collective" of painting and photography, and began writing stories. Its first cameras are a Nikon F90X, his first love a Nikkormat '67, a Lubitel 6×6 and several other film cameras; approaching in a professional manner to Digital Photography and her first "machines" are a Fuji S2 Pro and an "old" but fascinating Nikon D1H. Now it uses a Nikon D200 with professional optics,an Olympus 1S, and many other cameras. From 2014 deals with commitment to its photographic exhibitions and to spread the photographic culture in his country.
Born in 1979, Margaret Dearing is a French fine art photographer, living and working in Paris. She graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy in 2001, then from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, in Arles, in 2004. Her groups of photographs are concerned with questions linked to landscape, revealing temporal and formal relations between natural and man made spaces, representing an environment which seems difficult to live in. Her works has been presented in solo shows ( recently : La Couleuvre, Saint Ouen, 2016; Progress Gallery, Paris, 2015), and group shows ( recently :Laurent Mueller Galler, Paris, 2015; Gallery Jeune Création, Paris, 2014, at the Galerie Lab Artyfact, Paris, 2014; at the Galerie Immix, Paris, 2013. Margaret Dearing also teaches photography to art students and participates in curatorial projects presenting young photographers' work for the non-profit organization Jeune Création in Paris.
Marilia Destot (born 1977 in Grenoble) is a french photographer, living and working between Paris and New York. Portraitist, fashion and dance photographer, Marilia Destot likes working on a variety of projects and initiating art collaborations in different fields. Her personal work focuses, through portrait and landscapes series, on the intimate writing of time and space intercrossed. Exploring, in a cinematic or sequence form, her definition of the photographic medium : a fragmented and subjective vision of the lived, the felt, and the memory. Her work was awarded in 2008 (bourse du talent) and 2000 (SACD) and presented in many shows in Europe and the U.S. , particularly at the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, at the Bourse du Talent/BNF in Paris (Ellipses 2008), at the French Institute in New York (Variations for Two 2010), and in large urban installations by the Foundation Artbridge in Brooklyn NY and Italy (Variations for Two 2010-2011, and Gowanus Dance 2014-2015).
MICHELE DI DONATO
Michele Di Donato, when he was 9, received, as gift, his first camera: a Diana F. He loves reportage photography and conceptual art, as well as I love to express himself in black and white, more suitable in his opinion with his way of understanding the image. He also like the use of color, still very faint, sketchy, when necessary. In 2013 he was Art Director of the Diffrazioni Festival of Photography for which he organized personal and collective exhibitions of well known Italian photographers. He participated in many photographic competitions, Italian and international, achieved excellent, the latest of which are: • Honorable Mention to the portfolio "Sicilian People" in MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARD 2015; • Winner in FIIPA International Awards 2016, in “Stories” category with the portfolio "Rapid Eye Movement" • Winner in 16th CHINA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS 2016 in “Documentary” and “Art” categories. • Winner (Gold and Brown medal) in Doboj Int. Photo Salon 2016 in “Child” and “City Life” categories. He exposed in numerous solo and group exhibition, the latest of which are: • “LE VIE DELLE FOTO”, April 2016 with the project “Fautographie”, Trieste • “MOSTRE DIFFUSE FOTOGRAFIA”, May 2016 with the project “no-places”, Magliano Sabina (RI) • 16th CHINA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION, May 2016 with the project “The ongoing moment”, Zhengzhou, Lishui, China's Henan Province
After a diploma of national art school in France, i worked as art director in advertising in France and central Europe. Later on i joined the Hans Lucas agency as photographer. When iam not travelling, i work for publishing houses based in Paris.
Dainius Dirgėla was born in 1969 in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1993 graduated Vilnius University, Lithuanian language and literature and classical philology. Lives in Vilnius, works in advertising agency as Creative Director. Poet: Member of Writers Union of Lithuania since 2014. Photographer: Member of Lithuanian Nature Photographers Club GREEN UMBRELLA. Participated in Photography Exhibitions of GREEN UMBRELLA. Personal Exhibitions of Photography: Dusetos Art Gallery, Lithuania, 2015 Zarasai Museum, Lithuania, 2016 State Cognition Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016 Awards: Diplomas in Lithuanian Nature Photography contests GINTARINIS ŽALTYS 2013, 2014, in contest HORSE IN PHOTOGRAPY 2015. Diplomas for Photos in MIFA 2014, 2015 (Moscow International Photo Awards, Russia), Plovdiv International Photo salon 2014, 2015, 2016 (Bulgaria), FIAP Honorable Mention in Greek Photographic Circuit 2015 (Greece), Diplomas in Life Press Foto 2015, 2016 (Ukraina), RPS Silver Medail in 8th International Photographic Salon Varna 2015 (Bulgaria), PSA Honorable Mention in Gradac 2015 (Serbia), PSA Ribbon Belgrad Photo 2015 (Serbia), UPI Ribbon Illusion 2015 (Macedonia), The Action Photographer Category Winner in The 2015 EyeEM AWARDS (USA), IAAP Ribbon Photo Motion 2015 (Macedonia), FIAP Honorable Mention Pannonia Reflections 2015 (Slovenia), PCA Circuit 2016 Salon Bronze Medail (Serbia), RPS Gold Medail BALKAN DREAMS 2016 (Serbia), Silver Medail PERASTO 2016 (Montenegro).
Studied fine arts, work as a graphic designer. Long time practicing photography, focused on urban landscape and the resilience towards uniformisation. I try to put in light the successive layers of lives, the personnel stories that lies behind the scene. I'm not focused on the pathos side but the collective envy tending to eradicate traces of original individuals to replace it by calibrated uniformity under the disguise of originality.
Born in Athens, Greece I have steadily pursued photography since 2010 with images of mine being published on online magazines, with two solo exhibitions and by taking part in various group exhibitions. Member of 1415mobilephotographers Associate member of BULB
Berlin-based German artist Boris Eldagsen studied photography and visual arts at the Art Academy of Mainz, conceptual art and intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague and fine art the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication Hyderabad, India. In addition, he studied philosophy at the Universities of Cologne and Mainz. 2013, he participated in a Roger Ballen Masterclass. His photomedia work has been shown internationally in institutions and festivals including Fridericianum Kassel, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, CCP Melbourne, ACP Sydney, EMAF Osnabrück, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Edinburgh Art Festival, FORMAT Festival Derby, Encontros da Imagem Braga, FestFoto Porto Alegre, Photolux Biennale Lucca, PhotoVisa Krasnodar, Noorderlicht Groningen, Singapore International Photography Festival, Voies Off Festival Arles, l, Media Forum Moscow, WRO Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Biennale Le Havre and Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth. Since 2004, Boris has lectured at Victorian College of the Arts / University Melbourne, Photography Studies College Melbourne, Escola d'Art i Superior de Disseny d'Olot, Akademie für Bildende Künste Mainz, Hochschule Furtwangen, PhotoWerkBerlin, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Westlicht Wien, F/Stop Leipzig, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, RMIT University Melbourne and Monash University Melbourne. He has been awarded the „Prix Voies Off“ in Arles (2013) and the „Photography Show Award“ at the FORMAT Festival in Derby (2015).
Dawne Fahey was born in Melbourne and lives in Sydney. Dawne is a practising visual artist, and a part time PhD student at Western Sydney University - School of Humanities and Communication Arts. Her research focuses on the use of historical photographic processes and practice and auto-ethnography as a means to visualise empathy. In her personal work, Dawne is particularly interested in creating fine art and documentary photographs, urban and country landscapes, and fine art photography books. Dawne originally studied Black & White Photography a number of years ago before taking up mixed media arts and more recently has rekindled her love of hand made prints by studying alternative photographic printing processes in New York and Australia. Dawne's work highlights an intense curiosity between self and other, in an exploration of the intersection between cultural immersion, light, identity, landscape, personal meanings, time and sensability. Dawne seeks to find emotional depth in ordinary events and everyday objects, and the extraordinary in the landscape that surrounds her. In doing so, Dawne's photographs make sense of her felt experience of the world.
Dawne Fahey's imagery speaks to an intense curiosity between self and other, in an exploration of the intersection between cultural immersion, light, identity, landscape, personal meanings, time and sensability. Dawne seeks to find emotional depth in ordinary events and everyday objects, and the extraordinary in the landscape that surrounds her. In doing so, her imagery make sense of her felt experience of the world.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
John Farrell b. 1990, Bellshill, Scotland firstname.lastname@example.org Education 2011 – 2015 First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography with Distinction, Glasgow School of Art Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2015 I have been working on a major new body of work, made in part for the Royal Scottish Academy's New Contemporaries exhibition at the RSA Galleries, Edinburgh in March 2016. Working primarily with photography my work begins as a response to historical or cultural signifiers. Using text and found objects alongside photographs and archival material I am drawn to make work about forgotten places and histories.
I'm an Italian photographer based in Milan. I'm 35 years old. My work is focused on reportage and street photography. I believe in the social role of photography and I try to open the people's eyes using my eyes.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Around 7 years ago I bought a small, plastic 35mm camera at a market and have been interested in photography ever since. I have organised exhibitions of both my own work and the work of others in Glasgow. In 2014 I self-published my first photo book, and followed it up with another in 2015.
Régis Feugère is building an improbable world, on the edge of perception, constantly questioning our codes of vision. We can perceive how much his work is rich in reference : From Romantism to the Avant-Gardes, the surrealistic focus points of which remain distant, whereas the elementarity so near to Moholy Nagy appear to me to be closer to Régis Feugère's real options. The artist calls into play with great precision the different trends in historical photography, within the limits of onset and the balance between shadow and light.
Paolo Fusco is a photographer based in Rome. His work mainly focuses on architecture and urban landscape, but often looks at social issues. He is a member of the Shoot4Change community, and his photos have been published on Domus, Ulisse Magazine, La Repubblica, Urbanautica, New Landscape Photography, Witness Journal, Living Roome, and elsewhere. His works have received prizes and commendments in national and international competitions and have been exhibited in venues such as the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Somerset House in London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, in Novi Sad.
Chicago, United States
Dan Gemkow is an artist and Instructor of Photography. He is originally from New Hampshire and grew up in the suburban Chicago area. He received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2010 from the University of Missouri. Since completion of his MFA, Gemkow taught both traditional darkroom and digital photography for three years at Missouri Valley College. Currently, he lives and works in Chicago. Gemkow has participated in exhibitions at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Kaunas Photo Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania, the PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, 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 Rogue Space Chelsea in New York City, 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.
I am 40 years old, my name is Géraldine Villemain, I am French and mother of 2 children. I practise the photography since decade. Through the photography, I share my vision of the world, the sensations which I feel according to my relations with the people who surround me, according to the meetings, the exchanges. Such a walker, I observe my life, and its interactions with those others.
I am aself taught photographer. I have been photographing for more than 10 years. My main influences are photographers who's works are described as 'aesthetics of boredom', artists like Remigijus Treigys,Vytautas Balcytis, Raimondas Urbonas and others.
Gilles Mercier is a photographer who very soon opted to live “the part of me where I am not” Having acquired a Law degree, he heightened his artistic sensibilities by working with artists and reporters whilst remaining under the influence of Lee Friedlander, Gary Winogrand and Bernard Deschamps. He is self-taught and committed to the medium of photography and to the Lumen Collective. Having decided upon this path, he moved to Paris to complete his formal technical training with the Iris Centre. There, his talents were noticed by Mr Drouet, the director of the reportage department of the Explorer agency. Gilles Mercier currently works on multiple institutional orders and as the photographic assistant to AC Barbier. Following diverse photographic exhibitions, it was his work in reportage that directed him towards social action. Currently director of a social housing unit, he is reinvesting in his medium.
Maria Luigia Gioffre
Soverato, United Kingdom
Maria Luigia Gioffrè, born in 1990. 2015-17 MA Photography I Art Programme I Central Saint Martins college of arts and design, UAL, London. background of academic studies and practice in photography, performance, narratives, sociology and languages.
ELTON GLLAVA I was born in Vlore (Albania) in 1974. I have been living and working in Rome since i was 18 and for the past ten years I have been part of the world of photography. I have attended various photography schools and workshops including: 2007-2009 Diploma from Scuola Romana di Fotografia. 2009 Masterclass in photojournalism and reportage. 2010 Workshop with the photographer Lina Pallotta. 2011 Workshop with photo editor Christian Caujollle. 2012 Workshop with the photographer Morten Andersen. 2012 Residence at ISSP, Latvia. 2016 “Finding the narrative in your work” workshop with Joan Lifting. My projects are focused towards both social and authorial reportage with a strong draw towards the intimate aspects.
Distrito Federal, Mexico
Madrid 1983. She currently lives between Madrid and México city working for different publications as free lance photographer for, Accent, Travel & Leisure, Vice, Life & Style, Think Tank Media... She studied photography and sociology in the Sorbonne, Paris. Her theoretical field studies were based on the representation of the disappeared in Argentina. She worked for several years in Magnum Photos in Paris on different exhibited and published projects. During these last years she’s been focused on personal photographic projects that tend to a visual anthropology. “Buscando a Marcos”has been exposed in different cultural centres over Mexico. This series was also selected for the price Descubrimientos PHotoEspaña 2014 and was published in the french magazine Art Press . “La Playa “ has been selected for XVII photography Biennale in Mexico.
Valérie Gondran trained first as an architect. She lives and works in Grenoble (France), where she is a photographer. She learned of photography with Arno Rafael Minkkinen and Bernard Plossu. She works about daily decors, modified with simples items, by exacerbating the scene’s narrative potential. Some humans « fingerprints », around the cities and around the world. Her prints are small formats, miniatures. People who looks her photographs are forced to be close, and to be in the picture’s intimacy. They can imagine their own stories. She is represented by « HorsChamp » gallery : http://www.galerie-horschamp.fr/ Selected exhibitions : 2016 "La Photo se Livre", Fontaine Obscure, Aix-en-Provence Fotografia Europea 2016 - Off - Portfolio en ligne, Reggio Emilia, Italie 2015 "Animaleries", Galerie La Carpe, Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne "PHPA", Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris "Une part d'intime", Galerie HorsChamp, Sivry-Courtry 2014 Sélectionnée pour "Open Show # 4", ENSP, Rencontres Arles "Quoi de neuf à l'artothèque ? Dernières acquisitions", Artothèque de Grenoble 2013 "Minimalistement", Artothèque de Grenoble "A l'orée des routes", Galerie HorsChamp, Sivry-Courtry Journées d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble Nuit blanche Paris, Galerie HorsChamp, Sivry-Courtry "Sept dormants en Matheysine", Puits'art, La Mure "Loin", Galerie Sainte Anne, Malestroit "Itinéraires croisés", Galerie Ka&Nao, Grenoble "4A8 éditionn 2#", Collectif AQUATRE, Aix en Provence
Silvino González Morales
I began my life as a photographer a bit late, after my struggle to find myself in engineering I finally decided to follow my Father's footsteps and pursue my love for photography. My professional career is as a graphic designer, but photography is a special, unique way to control and mitigate my bipolar condition. It is my personal treatment and many of my works are deeply influenced by my changing and contradicting mood states. As it is for many of my work is cathartic and a declaration of pride about my condition; my art pieces try to talk about my country, our wars, our pain, our dreams, our cultural melting pot and our never ending search for meaning. The other ever-present theme in my work is the concept of role as a cultural creation which has little relationship to human beings and is the fruit of powers in some specific space and time. I don’t believe I create photographs, instead I think I build images using photographic medium and techniques as a part of the process of giving material sensate structure to concepts and ideas. I deeply admire artists able to capture meaningful instants allowing them to stand in time. But as a creator, I see myself more like an artisan, like a designer who plays with ideas, thoughts, cultural values and pressures; who attempts to balance tensions, tones, shapes in the pursuit of visual pieces that are imagistic in their deepest nature, but beyond the act of capture alone.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
I am a documentary photographer, focusing primarily on landscape. Informed by a background in environmental science and economics, my projects often explore the tension between the visual poetics of land and its industrial exploitation. I studied BA in Professional Photography at Edinburgh College, UK. Originally from Poland, I now live and work in Scotland.
1993 - Born in Vilnius, Lithuania. 2012 - Graduated from Vilnius Jesuit Gymnasium and left the country. Traveled through Europe, Africa and Asia. Rediscovered photography. 2016 - Came home to Vilnius. Camera in-hand, continues to study life.
Theresa Lynn Groth is a fine art and social documentary photographer based in Canada and prefers to shoot mostly with a discreet digital rangefinder. She has over 25 years of experience in different creative media and has had the privilege of exploring many creative fields while working in the Fashion Industry as a Visual Display Artist, as a Makeup Artist and working on various advertising campaigns. These creative pursuits have helped enhance her skills in composition and perfect her artistic eye.
Simone Grussu born in Mogoro (OR) in the 1990 He grew up in Sardinia, an ancient land, home to many traditions and rich in history and struggles of so many different peoples and nations; land strong and rich in nature and colors. Often, already as a child, I felt the need to get away and stay on the sidelines in the outdoors; immerse myself in solutidine, watch and listen; a total immersion in the natural world. My next increasingly strong passion for photography led me to seek in every way to "carry" the visual world and the things sound that created the emotion of the moment in the frame. I am a lover of color, the artistic photography and reportage. I have always been a strong supporter of the proverb "the right picture is worth a thousand words"
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Born in 1990, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Student of Fotodepartament.Institute since 2014. Took part in group exhibitions: “Common Imaginary”, Fotodepartament Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia; "Construction. Photography in search of approach”, international Festival of Photography, Uglich, Russia; "Experiences of Brownian Motion” in Moscow at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia. His first solo exhibition "Keep an Eye on what you see” took place at Fotodepartament Gallery in January 2016. The book "Keep an Eye on what you see” was shortlisted at Unseen Dummy Award 2015 in Amsterdam, Athens Photo Festival 2016 and Self publish Riga in 2016.
Marcus Gyllborg -born 1982 in Singapore. After studying Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Colorado he decided to continue his studies in Europe, focusing his work on personal documentary photography. His projects are explorations and attempts to comprehend an ever-changing world around him through careful observations and meetings in everyday life. Concentrating his efforts on examining his own and other culture's personal identity issues within society.
London, United Kingdom
London based photographer specialising in Balkan issues. London based photographer specialising in Balkan issues. London based photographer specialising in Balkan issues. London based photographer specialising in Balkan issues.
Laura Happo is a finnish photographer who works in a field of photography very extensively. Her genres are both photojournalism and photoart. Her style in both genres is refelective, sensitive and a bit mysterious. Her aim is to create feelings that are not so obivious at first sight. Based in Tampere, Finland.
British freelance photographer based in Eastern Europe since 1995 and specifically Poland since 1999. He is a member of SDP (the Polish Journalists' Association) and has worked for several quality Polish and British newspapers and magazines including The Guardian and Gazeta Wyborcza.
leeds, United Kingdom
Graduated from Edinburgh college of art in 2008. I now shoot large format images of urban environments with over sized sculptures placed in the scenes. My latest project is a 15 foot fly that has been made. My work aims to amaze the viewer. I want you to really ask yourself what you are actually looking at.
Paulis Jakušonoks I was born in 1991 in Latvia. In 2010 I have graduated from a web design department of Riga Crafts college. In 2009 I joined the photo studio of Andrejs Grants where I got to know more about the history of photography as well as many great authors and started to practice urban landscape photography. After college I continued individual studies of photography because in Latvia there are no possibilities to get higher education in this field. I did a two years private course (ISSP) and actively participate in photographic events - visited exhibitions, did workshops and participated in portfolio review. Occasionally I work as a reportage photographer. My series of urban landscapes “Around” was published in a yearbook of a photography magazine “Fotokvartals”. In 2014 I had a first personal exhibition in a gallery “Māksla XO” in Riga where I exhibited 19 analogue prints. After the exhibition I am continuing to work with the same series and doing a book dummy.
Mateusz JAZWIECKI (born 1986, Poland) - self taught documentary photographer based in Warsaw. Interested in social issues and exploring slow pacing culture changes. He loves to travel, meet new people, learn from them and sometimes even photographing them.
2016 Juin, VORKOUTA - Finalist LA BOURSE DU TALENT #65 Reportage Mai, Europe - Fête de l’Europe, ville de Vincennes / Ecole National des sciences géographiques, Marne-la-Vallée / Avril, Festival ITINÉRAIRES DES PHOTOGRAPHES VOYAGEURS, Bordeaux / Publication in Café Babel Mars, Sol.Air - Instutut BERNARD MAGREZ, Bordeaux Février, Crimée - Maison d’Europe et d’Orient, Paris / Minsk - Projection Centre des Recollets, Paris 2015 Décembre, VORKOUTA - Laureate of the contest « Storytelling » FISHEYE MAGAZINE Septembre, Kairos - Publication in MONOLOG Art review 2013 Septembre, Buryats - MEO, Paris / Publications La Dame de Pique et NOVO 2012 Mars, West End - Carthago Delenda Est, Bruxelles 2011 Mai, Transversale - Ecole des Beaux-arts de Saratov, Russie / Août, Friche DMC, Mulhouse (Festival Premiers Actes) 2008 Minsk - Galerie L’Aiguillage-Les frigo, MEO, Paris. Galerie Shimiliova, Minsk / Publications in Le Figaro, Regard sur l’Est, Café Babel et Photomagia
Marton Kallai (1982) is a documentary photographer living in Budapest, Hungary. After graduation he studied photography and sociology in the "ELTE" University Budapest. He has been working as a photographer since 2006. He focuses on documentary photo essays with a special interest in nature and environment.
London, United Kingdom
Elisavet Kalpaxi (born in Greece) is a visual artist, researcher, and photography lecturer, living and working in London. Her work deals with photography, mixed media, and installations. She completed a PhD in Art at Goldsmiths College, Department of Art in 2012, and is currently working as a lecturer in the University of Northampton. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the Brighton Photo Fringe, the Venice Biennale and Athens Photo Festival, as well as symposia and conferences internationally, and her essays on photography have been published in international journals, including the Philosophy of Photography, and JAR.
Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is a Lithuanian artist working and living in Glasgow, Scotland. She has studied in Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and the Glasgow School of Art from where she holds a 1st Class BA in Photography and a Masters in Fine Art with distinction. Her work is centered around the photographic image, but also extends to moving image and installation. Kotryna has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in Trongate 103 Glasgow, Kaunas Gallery Lithuania, Rovinj Photodays Croatia, and British Council New Delhi India. Kotryna's work focuses on themes of history, politics, identity, memory and change, exploring different strategies picture making. Kotryna has been awarded a Lithuanian Culture Council grant, an Ideastap Innovators Fund grant and Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust grant. She is currently working towards three exhibitions later in the year in Glasgow, two of which will present new work.
Ania Kłosek is documentary and street photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. She is a laureate of Polish and international photo contests. She has presented her works at numerous group exhibitions including Street Photography Now, Leica Street Photo and Miami Street Photography Festival. She is a member of the street photography collective UN-POSED.
Bronek Kozka lives and works in Melbourne Australia. Kozka's ongoing involvement in arts education, he is a lecturer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, lecturing in photography and portraiture, and his commercial photographic practice form the basis, for his art practice, his investigation of the portrayal of remembered moments and his “construction” based approach to sculpture. He exhibits regularly in both in Australia and internationally. Kozka work is held in private and public collections in Australia and internationally. He is represented by MARS Gallery in Melbourne & Bett Gallery Hobart, Australia and Clelia Belgrado – Visionquest Gallery in Genova, Italy.
The Hague, Netherlands
In his photographic practice Audrius Kriauciunas contemplates the relation between place and function. We tend to dive into daily routine quite quickly and our immediate surrounding becomes too obvious to question it. Artificiality is a natural habitat of today’s society; places like schools, offices, hospitals or bedroom neighbourhoods for that matter are all built to serve a function. By photographing a seemingly mundane places/spaces and presenting it to the viewer photographer invites to ponder upon our society and the ways it functions.
Vytautas Kumza (1992) born in Lithuania, Klaipeda. Now working and living in Amsterdam. Graduated at Vilnius College of Design and studied at KABK (Royal Academy of Arts) in The Hague, Netherlands. At the moment studying at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Nominated and selected for European Photography Prize 2016
As of now, I'm not sure where I will be living after June. But, probably in Moscow., Japan
After growing up in Japan and studying in journalism in the University of Missouri, Columbia, Ikuru Kuwajima has been living and photographing in various post-Soviet countries in the past 8 years. He extensively photographed in Central Asia and now lives Russia, continuing personal projects. His photobook “Tundra Kids” was published in Vienna, Austria in 2015. He is fluent in Japanese, Russian and English.
Koziegłowy koło Poznania
Marek Lapis, born in 1968, lives Poznań. Member of the of Association of Polish Artists Photographers. He is documentary photography, reportage and the wider social photography. Winner of the prestigious photographic competitions m.in .: Black & White Spider Awards 2015 International Photography Awards 2013 in Los Angeles, Paris PX3 2015 Grand Press Photo 2008, 2015 and 2016 Leica Street Photo, BZ WBK PRESS PHOTO, National Geographic Poland, Project Processing. Workshop participant prestigious Magnum Photos and Ryszard Horowitz Workshop. Publications in the majority of Polish magazines and weeklies opinion (Wprost, Polityka, Newsweek) and in the foreign media m.in .: Time, Focus, The Sunday Telegraph, Reuters. Lecturer photography at the School of Humanities and Journalism and in Greater Poland School of Photography. Shoots environmental niche, alienated from society generally understood. The photographs interested him primarily man and his emotions.
Graduated from Superior School of Journalism of Lille (France), I mainly work as a photographer of architecture within public projects and for private companies. Since 2011, I’m running a personal project dedicated to the place of history, conflicts and individuals in the representations of urban landscapes. By extrapolating the codes and stereotypes which underlie the depictions of contemporary architecture, this work explores the distance between imaginary cities and the reality of places. It particularly focuses on capitals that have been targeted for ideological reasons, such as Sarajevo, Phnom Penh or Beirut. It has been exhibited, amongst others, in Brazil (International Festival of Photography of Belo Horizonte, 2015 and 2016), in Cambodia (PhotoPhnomPenh, 2015), in Spain (Getxophoto, 2013), in Switzerland (Biel Festival of Photography, 2011), etc. My first monograph, titled “Coming shortly: Sarajevo”, is published by Les Editions Intervalles (Paris, 2016).
Adrien Leguay lives in Rennes, France. His work is a mixture of biographical events and plastic works. He discovered film photography in 2013 and has been practicing it since then in addition to digital photography. The major part of his photographs are narrative and relate to dream. They are inspired by the language of cinema, whether it be plot or light configuration. He produces both personal biographical and with an artistic intention photographs (photo series, plastic projects). In the automn 2014, Adrien is selected as one of the finalists of New York Photo Festival. He exhibits in Brooklyn, as a part of the PhotoWorld 2014: Breaking Photography, his series The Cellulose Beings.
St Peters Bay, Canada
One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are. Minor White. A Canadian born photographer and printmaker, Philip LePage is a 1996 BA (Art History) graduate of the University of British Columbia. Marc Augé argued “that we are in transit through non-place for more and more of our time, as if between immense parentheses…." Philip LePage explores these non-places, subways, paths through parks and underpasses, the edges of the man-made and natural world and how they reflect and shape identity and social relationships: What these ‘parentheses’ say about the way we interact with each other, nature and the world we have created.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Born in Strasbourg (France) and now based in Cambridge (UK), I hold a BA in Visual Arts from the University Paris 8 and graduated from a Master’s degree in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster (London, UK) in 2014. I also completed a six months artist residency at Cambridge Anglia Ruskin University. My moving image work has been screened and exhibited in various places in the UK such as the gallery Ambika P3, the Institute of International Visual Arts and the Regent St Cinema. My work was short-listed for the 2015 edition of the French festival Les Nuits Photographiques and received a "Special Mention" in 2016 during the event La Nuit de L'Instant in Marseille, France.
Born in 1980, Julien Lombardi studied first ethnology. He turned to photography eventually as a means of achieving an artistic investigation. His artistic approach to the medium transforms reality into a scenic spaces. His staging of the ordinary creates a simulacrum, and the neutral elements of our daily lives take on new meanings. Themes like territory, identity, memory and the organization of space are always present in his work. He use photography as a tool to probe what isn’t visible or is about to vanish. His series are regularly exhibited in festivals like Circulation(s), Athens Photo or Medphoto. Also in galleries, art centers and shows. His work is part of collections such as BNF and Chateau d’Eau in particular. His work has received honors including the Bourse du Talent, the Marco Pesaresi Award 2015 and was finalist of the HSBC Prize for Photography 2016.
Lucie Jean lives and works in eastern Paris. Alternating between documentary and contemplative approach, the photographic work of Lucie Jean focuses primarily on registration of traces of human in nature with a predilection for the aquatic element that gives his compositions - yet extremely rigorous formal - a powerful sense of unreality. She participates in artist residencies in Quebec, Finland, Japan and Iceland. In 2016, Quartiers d’hiver (Winter Quarters), executed in 2015 on the occasion of her residency and exhibition at the contemporary art center Langage Plus in Northern Quebec, is presented during the Rencontres photographiques d'Arles to the gallery Les Comptoirs Arlésiens (that she integrated in 2103), and in the Rencontres photographiques d'Arlon in Belgium (as one of the two guests of honor). Between 2014-2015, her serie Pluie noire (Black Rain) is presented to the gallery Les Comptoirs Arlésiens during the Rencontres d'Arles, also to the National Library of Paris (BNF), to the House of Photography of Lille, during the 6th International Festival of Photography of Dali (Yunnan, China). These series are both published by Arnaud Bizalion Editor.
Aurelija Maknytė is an active participant in contemporary art exhibitions and projects in Lithuania and abroad. The artist’s most frequently explored subjects are archiving, memory and coincidence....
German photographer, *1949, based in Darmstadt. Streephotographer and photographic artist. Workshops with Anders Petersen, Arno Minkkinen, Anja Niedringhaus, Philipp Blenkinsop, Kadir v. Lohuizen, Davide Monteleone, Simon Norfolk, Celina Lunsford. The DGPh, (=German Society of Photography) appointed me a member. Exhibitions in Kaunas (Lituania), Teplice/Prague (Czech), Plock (Poland), Tbilisi (Georgia), Helsinki (Finland) and Germany and internationally (DIE ZEIT-online,Zeit-Magazin,LFI LEICA FOTOGRAFIe, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Fotografia, DOC, SHOTS, lenscratch, lensculture, LifeForce, Der Greif, etc.). HM London Photo 2016; Shortlist Athens Photo 2015; LODZ 2015; Finalist Kaunas 2015; Finalist Schömberg 2015; HM MIFA (Moscow)2014; HM PAA (Prague, Czech Republic) 2014; HM Lucie-Award, (USA) 2013; Shortlist Schömberg 2013, Shortlist Athens Photo 2013; Shortlist Tbilisi Kolga (Georgia), 2012, HM Lucie-Award (USA) 2008; HM, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (France) 2007.
kostas maros is a swiss photographer who currently lives in Basel and works in Switzerland and worldwide for international editorial-, corporate- and advertising clients. He is represented by the photographers agency 13PHOTO
I am a visual storyteller. I believe the visual image is a powerful tool that creates a lasting impression of emotion, curiosity, caring and ultimately hope and humanity. Photographs illustrate life in a way that words cannot. What is important to me in my work is the way my understanding of people and the world deepens. I travel the world photographing divergent peoples and cultures. he soulful intimacy of my photos comes from having developed personal relationships with my subjects, spending time in their world and capturing the essence of their culture. The permission they grant me, the openness they offer by inviting my into their world, never ceases to inspire me. My mind, my eyes and my heart have been opened by these experiences. I hope my images do the same for you .
Education Math's Degree, UB Photographic schools, BCN. Workshops by Fontcuberta, Esclusa, Navia, Caujolle, Ortiz Monasterio, Parr, Cohen, Schmid, Sluban, Hassink,... Main exhibitions Oniric sensations, GRISART, BCN, 2004 A stroll through Barcelona, OLLADAS Festival, Coruña, 2006 Interiors, Medinaceli DeArte, 2009, Soria and Encontros Imagem, Braga, 2010, FotoNoviembre, Tenerife, 2011, Can Basté and Estambul, 2012 Hortus botanicus, Soria and Collage Gallery, Lleida, 2010, Espai Garum, CC Albareda and Olot Biennial, 2014 Diagonal-Cornellà, Passanant Foto, Reus and Lleida, 2012, Rencontres Arles, Valparaíso Festival and Can Basté, 2013 and Barcelona Visions Gallery, 2014 Mongolia, Collage Gallery, Lleida, 2013 Proximity, Lleida, 2013, Espluga Francolí, FineArt, Can Basté, Ripoll and Reus, 2014 Gràcia, Tuesday evening, FotoNoviembre, Tenerife, 2013 Confluences/Influences, Soria; Úrex, Baeza and Jaén, 2014 50, Rencontres Arles and Photogenic Festival, 2015 Landscapes of my memory, Revela-T Festival, 2015, FineArt and Berlin Biennial, 2016 Awards Interiors, scholarship artistic project, MUSAC, 2007 Hortus Botanicus, Visionats award, Emergent, Lleida, 2008 Diagonal-Cornellà, Passanant Foto produces exhibition Award, 2011 Landscapes of my memory, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, 2015
Curious, I travel around the world to catch of a different view on our industrial, historical and natural heritage. Often beyond of the line, I explore the city from basements to roofs and try to discover the unseen places.
Matthias Koch is a self-taught artist and photographer originally from Germany. He lived and worked in Chile, Venezuela, Mexico and France and currently established his basecamp in Paris. He graduated from Offenburg University in Germany, where his major was Management and Economy which means that he has no special education in photography, which results in an a very free and unconventional approach.His photography is driven by his personal search for meaning and understanding of the surrounding world. Photography is for Matthias a tool for philosophical investigation and research of truth as well as a vehicle for artistic expression. The interaction between Humans, Space and Time and the underlying concept of Impermanence is one of his favorite subjects. Since 2006, he extended his imagination towards fine art and conceptual projects. He recently started a cooperation with the French philosopher Claude Molzino, combining text and photographs. His work has been published in German and French print and online magazines.
Christopher Mavric *1985 is a documentary photographer based in Vienna. Apart from his own project he works for newspapers, magazines and international companies. Since 2012 he is a teacher for creative darkroom technique in Graz / Austria, at the Academy of Applied Photography. His first street photography book "Wildfremd" with street Portraits from Graz and Vienna was published by "Fotohof edition" in 2015. www.wildfremd.at
Diego is a freelance photographer from Italy. In 2009 he received a Master’s Degree in Photography and Visual Design from NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts, Milan). His work is based on commercial assignment and personal projects. His first monograph "Grey Grass" will be published by Tomo Tomo in October 2016.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
I was born in Motherwell, Scotland, and grew up in East Kilbride where my family moved in 1966. I studied Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. Immediately after graduation in 2014 I won first prize in the Jill Todd Photographic Award. Over the last three years I have exhibited in Lithuania, China and throughout the United Kingdom. My first degree was in Medieval and Modern History and my photographic practice uses history as material for exploring contemporary issues such as migration, nationhood and urbanism.
Since when was a kid, I was attracted by TV spot and use to imagine how would develop his own for my favorites brands. Raising up I spent more time on photoshop's online tutorial then on school books to approach photography around the age of 16. Finished the high school (with a kick in the back) I started working for the Italian Institute of Photography (IIF) as studio assistant and equipment manager. Thanks to this experience I get connected to Capture Image Studios where I had the opportunity to work with national and international photographers. In 2014 I moved to Amsterdam to expand my working network and here I started my career as artist and photographer. What will come is still to be wrote.
Vega Osorno Mezli
Mexican visual artist, photographer, who lives in France and Mexico since 2000. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille in 2007. The following year, she wins a grant, Jóvenes Creadores from the FONCA in Mexico. As a selected artist in residence at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d'Arles between 2009 and 2010, she continued to develop her conceptual approach. She received the award of La Maison Blanche and Phot'Aix Public Award. In 2014, she obtained the Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise Award with The Valley. Her work has been shown internationally in France, Germany, Serbia, The Netherlands and Thailand. She also has published works in the press (Télérama, Picnic Magazine, El País) and she has collaborated with international Festivals such as Festival de Théâtre d'Avignon and the Festival International du Cinéma de Marseille. Through her work, she questions the authenticity of images. Her photos evolve from a choreographed scene to a quasi-documentary approach. A certain ambiguity remains between straight forward documentation and fiction. The line with reality is blurred and the viewer is confronted with poetic moments.
Costa di Mezzate, Italy
I've always been attracted by the pictures, but I approached late to photography after following other paths. I attended the first photographic courses in 2012 and at the same time, I participated in various photographic workshops in different areas. After an important and challenging workshop in Berlin with Sara Munari, in October of 2012, I decided to attend evening studies at the Italian Institute of Photography in Milan, where I won a scholarship in 2013 and the Project Book in 2014.
My fascination in photography I started a few years ago. In the meantime, I completed study multimedia graphics and photography in Warsaw. My photography is a combination of grays and emotions. In 2011, I set my goal that I will only practice and develop in black and white. I deal mainly reportage and document, I like it. And I hate posed photos. To this day, I had two solo exhibitions in Warsaw (Poland). My dream is to show my photos in the U.S. and Japan. Most of my photographic awards (including 3rd place as the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year + over a dozen podium places in contests around the world) are associated with perhaps the biggest music festival in the world where in 2011 were over one million people: Woodstock Festival in Poland. In 2015, I documented the festival for the fifth time. It was to be the last time, but I think this year also I will take the camera. It works like a magnet. In March 2013, I started with my new project: Vieworld Photo Magazine. Vieworld focuses on documentary photography, street and photo series shown in grayscale. This project really made me developing, and a few thousand readers is a beautiful thing together with it!
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Exhibitions (selection) 2016 Coup de coeur Festival Vevey Images at Festival Circulation(s), 104, Paris From La Chaux-de-Fonds with Love II, Quartier Général, La Chaux-de-Fonds Documenting a Stranger at Artsenal, Delémont, Switzerland (solo show) 2015 10 Jahre Jungkunst ! Container Museum Jungkunst, Winterthur Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection, Mappa dell’arte nuova, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice Talent's Archive, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens Nuit de la photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds 2014 Jungkunst, Winterthur Nuit des images, Voies Off - Photographie Arles, France Espacestand, Galerie Passage, Moutier, Suisse (solo show) ECAL Photography, 10 Corso Como, Shanghai Planche(s) contact, Deauville (Residency and exhibition) Distinctions Prix pour la relève photographique Pro Helvetia 2015, with Jennifer Niederhauser Shlup, awarded Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2014, shortlisted Prix Voies Off 2014, Arles, shortlisted Wallpaper* Graduate Directory 2014, selected
Chrystel Mukeba (b.1983) Based in Brussels Studied photography at Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Belgium). Became assistant of belgian photographer Vincen Beeckman, this bring to work for various social project. Principal exhibitions in 2012, at the Mamac of Liège for the international biennal of photography and the Cultural Center in Wallonie-Bruxelles in Paris in 2013 with the confrontation work. Work the portrait since years, i start a new kind of photography. Asking the question about the man and the landscape and the question of territory.
Andrei Nacu (b. 1984) is documentary photographer based between London, U.K. and Iasi, Romania. He graduated with an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport. In his creative practice he is using family photography and archive photos to create stories which analyze the junction between personal memory and social history.
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan - Enviromental Chemistry Bachelor Degree 2006-2009 Adam Mickiewicz Univeristy in Poznan - Enviromental ChemistruyMaster Dergree 2009-2011 Academy of Photography 2014-2016
I discovered photography in 2003 when I got back to school to study Interior Design (my first profession is translator) and a two year Photography course was a part of rewarding and comprehensive curriculum. Since then camera became my main and favorite creative media, a way to explore the world. In 2014 I decided to boost my photographic experience and as a result became a winner of Vienna International Photography Award (in amateur category). I am an intuitive traveling and street photographer trying to capture the beauty of the unknown places. My photos have been exhibited in Cyprus, France, Poland and Croatia. I was born in Moscow and for the last 15 years live in Cyprus.
He’s one of these professional photographers that have the magic eye, the one that gives us to see where we would see little or not, but in any case he knows how to do it. As almost all photographers when Nicolas Landemard must speak of himself, he expresses it in photos. www.elizabethpoulain.com. Nicolas LANDEMARD is somehow a survivor. Born in France, raised in Africa. Went through studied history and political sciences, he embraces professional photography late. An art to which he was introduced very early into a family photo fans. Went through the school of the assistantship, he quickly launches as a freelance and works so that in institutional and press. Alternating different projects, he uses all the techniques of photography according to its desires and its research. Far from being confined to what he does, hating the boxes and labels, he held since this unsettling ability to not be where we expect; reportages, portraits, illustrations, black and white, color ... He sees photography as a huge playground (or therapy).
Né à Paris en 1967, il débute la photographie en 1999 après une formation à l'E.S.R.A., école supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle et un passage dans les ateliers Henri Alequan à la faculté de Paris-Nanterre. 2004 Santiago de compostella, road trip trekking 1700 km, pilgrim new face documentary 2008-2010 India motobike road trip documentary, 17000 km 2012, selection Art take time square, catalog SEE-ME, New-York city, USA. Exhibition group, Nina Torres fine art gallery Miami, USA Exhibition group, Montserrat gallery New-York city, USA. 2014-2015, India part 2, 2015, festival international of the photography, Bièvre, Paris, France. 2015, Eliane POGGI gallery, permanent artist, Grenoble, France. 2015, exhibition group KIAF, Séoul, galerie Bruno Massa, South Korean
London, United Kingdom
Izabela Nowak raised in Poland. Based in London. Exhibitions: 2016 Eyes on Main Street, Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival, Wilson, USA 2015 Interphoto Bialystok, Street Art, Group Exhibition, Bialystok, Poland The EVIDENCE of Slideluck, FORMAT Festival, Derby, UK Eyes on Main Street, Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival, Wilson, USA Slideluck VII, Street photography Slideshow, L.A., USA 2014 Night Contact Project, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK 2013 “I wish you a new brave world”, group exhibition, Miejsce Kultury 44 Gallery, Swinoujscie, Poland “Obecnosc Posrod Nieobecnych“, group exhibition, Dom Polsko-Slowacki, Gorlice, Poland 2012 New Artist Fair – Brick Lane Gallery, group exhibition, London, UK 2011 Street photography exhibition – Actus Magnus Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania Publications: 2015 BLACKLIE BOOK, BLACKLIE. VOLUME II, by Limes Images, Italy F-Stop Magazine, Issue no. 73 “Where I Live”, USA 2014 International Street Photographer Magazine, The Portfolio Issue – July, USA F-Stop Magazine, Issue no. 65, USA Shots Magazine, Issue no. 123, The city theme, USA Street hunters, 25 Inspirational Ladies of Street Photography
-16 Raised by scientist parents in Copenhagen suburbs. (Mother: Environmental biology – Father: Thermodynamics, etc. ) 16-32 Attended the Royal Academy of Art in Denmark, as one of the youngest ever. Worked for 16 years as a visual artist, and was exhibited, close to, 100 times in both Europa & America. (See detailed CV below). 32-48 Despite being one of the most recognized young Danish artists at the time, in 1998 I decided to focus solely on making digital inventions, especially focused on predicting and understanding our subconsciously behaviour and perception. Most acknowledged outcomes are probably GoViral & ProChords 48 – 16 years later, at the age of 48, I decided to combine the two obsessions of my life, art & behavioural science, and re-entered the public art scene with the solo exhibition “System 2” at Martin Asbaek Gallery ( Denmark, 2016).
Leifur Wilberg Orrason
After attaining a degree in photography at Lette Verein Berlin, Leifur moved to Iceland to work for various photo projects and magazines. He exhibited his work in Reykjavik, Berlin and Munich with his work Subterranea which was shortlisted for the Dummy Award. Leifur is currently working on a book about Eastern European funerals to be published in 2017. In that project, Leifur is interested in culture and history, like in many of his previous works. Leifur is based in Reykjavik working as a freelance photographer.
Leifur Wilberg and Kristina Orrason and Petrosiute
Leifur Wilberg: After attaining a degree in photography at Lette Verein Berlin, Leifur moved to Iceland to work for various photo projects and magazines. He exhibited his work in Reykjavik, Berlin and Munich with his work Subterranea which was shortlisted for the Dummy Award. Leifur is currently working on a book about Eastern European funerals to be published in 2017. In that project, Leifur is interested in culture and history, like in many of his previous works. Leifur is based in Reykjavik working as a freelance photographer.
Je ne vous présenterai ici aucun CV ou parcours pro...puisque je n'en ai pas , je vais plutôt essayer de vous raconter ce que me fait vivre la photo depuis deux ans. J'ai toujours eu un petit boîtier à tripoter, mais je n'ai jamais pris le temps d'apprécier la Photo à sa juste valeur jusqu'à ce qu'un accident de la vie me fasse trébucher et tomber face à elle. Mais c'est surtout la photo de rue qui m'a atteint et m'a poussé à aller chercher plus loin et prendre cette décision avec le pari de vivre d'une de mes passions. On le dit souvent la rue est le miroir de notre société, mais moi j'adore regarder changer ses reflets et essayer de les capturer ! J'y ai passé de longs moments étant plus jeune, toutes mes « perm » à l'internat c'était pour aller se cogner des baby et toute la panoplie des années 90, mon premier métier m'y a fait passé beaucoup de moments sous toutes les conditions. J'y ai vu les lumières changer tout au long des journées, les choses se« mettre en place » et j'adorais ça sans savoir pourquoi... J'en ressors frustré de temps à autre, heureux la plupart du temps et enrichit à chaque fois. Se laisser attirer par un bruit, réchauffer par une lumière, rencontrer un inconnu qui se révèle être un personnage extraordinaire…laisser passer le temps et le prendre comme il vient en fait.
Photography for Davide Palmisano is a sensitive tool to depict reality - or its fragments - that he uses to interpret his perception in a candid way. The medium becomes a channel to stimulate the emotional dimension of the viewer. In his expressive practice he focuses on researching suggestion and representing moods as a visual response to his feeling when observing a situation; the images thus conceived portray an 'inner landscape'. Davide likes to describe his photography as "a means to disclose a statement about this world and those who inhabit it". He believes curiosity and imagination are the emotional fuel and the genuine reasons of creative action.
Gianluca Panella is an independent visual journalist focused on social reportage, current affairs, and portraits. His photography has been featured in a variety of Italian and international publications. His work "Gaza BlackOut" is awarded World Press Photo 2014 third prize General News Stories. Among his works, "Fishing Under Fire" is shortlisted at the Amnesty International Press Awards 2014. "First Day" and "Parkour Strip," won honorable mentions at the 2013 International Photography Awards, "Gjakmarrje" earned him two honorable mentions at the 2012 International Photo Awards, and "The Concordia Show" was awarded an honorable mention at the 2012 International Photo Awards and the Foto8 Summershow. He was a finalist for the Leica Award 2013 and the Leica Talent 2012. His exhibitions have included "Caliber 3" at the 2013 Festival of Ethical Photography and The "Concordia Show" at the Foto8 Summershow and at "A World Elsewhere" with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is a member of Italy's National Order of Journalists since 2004.
New York, United States
Jaime Permuth is a Guatemalan photographer living and working in New York City. In 2014, he was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Artist Fellowship and was also nominated for a 2015 USA Artists Fellowship. In 2013, his monograph Yonkeros was published by La Fabrica Editorial (Madrid). Also, in 2013 he was nominated for the Prix Pictet and awarded an NFA Fellowship from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. His photographs have been shown at several venues in New York City, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Queens Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. He has also exhibited internationally at the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno in Guatemala, Ryugaheon Gallery (Korea) Casa del Lago in Mexico City. Jaime Permuth is a Faculty Member at the School of Visual Arts where he teaches in the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography program.
Tbilisi - Kolga Photo Bordeaux - Itineraire des Photographes Voyageurs London Art Fair Paris - Slick Pierrevert - Jury Award Paris - Fotofever Epinal - Musee de l’Image Strasbourg - La Chambre Berlin - Exposure 12 Gallery Lannion - L'Imagerie Phnom Penh - MRPF festival Arles - Voies Off Montpellier - les Boutographies Represented by Galerie Voies Off Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Photographie Master in Philosophy
His photos published in Time Europe, U.S. News & World Report, NZZ Folio Magazine and on the cover of The New York Times. In 2004 he covered the Ukrainian presidential elections for World Picture News. That same year he participated in the Agency VII Master Class in France. In 2005 Pipars received a grant from the European Cultural Foundation to create a project about illegal workers in Eastern Europe, in collaboration with Sputnik Photos. His work has been shown at the World Press Photo Baltic Seminar in Vilnius in 2005; the VII Master Class Group Exhibit at the European Human Rights and Democratisation Conference in Warsaw in 2006; and the Zona Documentary Project Exhibition in Kraków in 2006.
Personal exhibitions 2016 Photography exhibition ‘Collective gardens’ in Kačerginė multifunctional centre 2015 Photography exhibition ‘Collective gardens’, Kaunas museum in Raudondvaris castle 2015 Photography exibitions ‚Books coming to life‘, Kaunas Žaliakalnis library, Teiziai library, Meteliai library, Lazdijai youth centre, Domeikava library, Kaunas Public Library2012 Photography exhibitions ‚State of mind‘, f gallery, Kaunas 2012 Photography exhibitions ‚State of mind‘, A. Martinaitis art school, Kaunas, f gallery, Kaunas 2010 Photography exhibition ‚Medidation sketches‘, Kaunas public library Group exhibitions 2015 ‘About ecology’, french institute, Vilnius 2012 Kaunas Photo ‚About photography lab‘, Fluxus Ministry, Kaunas Projects 2016 Kačerginė poetry flowering feast – ‚Books coming to life‘ exhibition 2009 Project ‚Young man in XXI century‘ Scholarships 2015 Kaunas culture and art scholarship for two months for the project ‘Collective gardens’
Rafa Raigón born in 1976 in Cordoba, Spain. He studied sports science in Granada, Spain, and later on Theater in Cordoba, Spain. In 2009 he moved to Berlin with his family. The difficulty to perform in German made him pick up a camera to illustrate that what he could not express due to the language barrier. Since then, being completely self-taught, he has been developing his work and skills through festivals such as PA-TA-TA in 2012 held in Granada, “full-contact” within the festival SCAN 2012 in Tarragona or EI AWARD in Braga 2015. His work has been exhibited in Berlin in 2014 and 2015 and will be exhibited in Lecce, Italy, in September 2016.
Renaud Philippe (1984) grew up and lives in Quebec City, Canada. As a freelance photojournalist and member of Kahem collective, Renaud has travelled far and wide in Haiti, India, Nepal, Thailand, Kenya, Tunisia, and Canada. Renaud is following the threads of pressing themes like social exclusion and exile, forging connections through his art with those forced by war, injustice, and natural disaster to leave everything behind. He is represented in Europe by Hans Lucas. Renaud’s awards include a Gold National Magazine Award (Photojournalism & Photo Essay), the Magenta Foundation’s 2014 and 2015 Flash Forward award, an Award of Excellence in the International Pictures of the Year Award (POYi), four annual grand prizes from Quebec’s association of independent journalists (AJIQ), and the Quebec’s professional journalists’ federation (FPJQ)’s Antoine Desilet award.
My approach as an author is essentially intuitive and centred on a certain perception of reality, fields of possibility, intimacy and memory. I like revisiting the apparent banality and immutability of everyday life, of the things that surround us but that we no longer pay attention to. The notion of passage between « hardly anymore » and « not yet » constitutes a recurring theme in my work.
Born in 1975, Poznan, Poland. Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Graphic Design and Visual Communication in Poznan (now University of Arts). He lives and works in Warsaw. Exhibitions: 2016 Dom Braci Jablkowskich, Polish Street Photography, Warsaw, Poland 2016 CKiS Konin, Poland 2015 PIX.HOUSE Poznań, Poland 2014 Bratislava Month of Photography, Slovakia 2014 CinEast Photo Exhibition, Luxembourg 2014 Liverpool, UK: Liverpool One / SWPA 2014 Cologne, Germany: Photokina / SWPA 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, London, UK 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, finalist 2013 Encontrarte Amares, Portugal Publications: 2015 Inspired Eye 2015 CinEast 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Book 2014 Villa Magazine 2013 BR& Magazine Awards: 2016 - International Photographer of the Year 2015 - Winner (People: Street) 2016 - Polska Ulicznie 2016 (Polish Street Photography) - honorable mention 2014 - Sony World Photography Awards 2014 - category Travel - Finalist
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
My name is Liubov, but my friends call me Liuba as it is less official and less meaningful. I was born in Leningrad and then I did all the «proper steps» to become a grownup individual (went to school and graduated from a University, changed a few jobs, adopted a dog and a parrot, etc.). Educated engineer I currently have a full time job as a manger, seeking for an inspiration in the everyday routine of a megapolis inhabitant. I have never thought of myself as a photographer and in fact I would prefer to avoid being one. For me to take a picture is a casual gesture of appreciation of the world around, an adventure I take with my eyes, a way to catch things on the edge of existence. I would say that for me photography is a way to incorporate child’s play into everyday life.
Self-taught documentary photographer, born in Brzesko near Krakow, now based in Warsaw, Poland. Graduate of the Krakow University of Economics where she studied International Relations and also a graduate of the Warsaw National Defence Academy. Double finalist in the III Leica Street Photo Contest (2013) and the finalist in the DEBUTS 2016. She has also taken part in all three editions of EASTREET (2013, 2014, 2015) – an international exhibition of street photography from Eastern Europe. She is a freelance photographer who cooperates with one of the largest Polish photo agencies – Forum Agency. Her career began when she documented the effects of an earthquake in Haiti and a flood in Poland. She is currently focused on personal topics related to life and working conditions in Poland, India and Sudan and is also covering the current refugee crises. Member of UN-POSED street photography collective and 14&15 mobile photographers collective.
Thom Sanchez - french photographer and videographer - has lived and worked in Buenos Aires for the last seven years. Upon completing his masters program at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière in Paris, he decides to adventure to this new location with the intention of steering away from the classic conception of documentary photography. His creative drive comes from experimenting, investigating and confronting himself - via the use of vanguard techniques and mediums - in order to immerse himself in the constant development of new possibilities in the language of images. With his vast variety of subjects and their respective contexts, one can observe how his point of view evolves towards a more humane perspective, always accompanied by a simultaneous search for color, form and materiality.
Street photography is unpredictable, magic moments happen every time, and I would say it is a matter of luck to be in the right place at the right time with camera in hands. So camera is 16 years with me :)
My work explores the underlying psychological patterns of urban landscapes through image-based installations and site-specific documentation. I visit places that for one reason or other do not enter conventional urban logic - yet they are part of our cityscapes. These vary from urban areas that went far from their original function, to sparsely inhabited (but not abandoned) cities or utopian architectures. I start my work with exploration to produce documentation that later becomes the raw material for my interventions, videos, installations.
Torsten Schumann was born in Dresden in 1975. He studied at Lichtblick School, Cologne and BerlinPhotoworkshops. In 2015, Torsten Schumann's works were shown at the Festival Circulation(s) in Paris, at the exhibition Context 2015 by the Filter Photo Festival Gallery in Chicago, and at the International Print Exhibition by the Royal Photographic Society in London. He received the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice in 2012, the Berliner Liste Award in 2014, and the OPUS Kulturmagazin award in 2015. Schumann's works are represented in international collections such as the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. Torsten Schumann currently lives and works in Berlin.
Michał Siarek (1991), Documentary photographer, student at cinematography department at PWSFTviT in Lodz, Poland. Fascinated by the Balkan Peninsula issues he spent three years on his debut essay “Alexander” focused on myths, identity and nationalism in one of the ex-Yugoslav republics. Nominee for the 2016 Joop Swart Masterclass.
Michał Sierakowski is a photographer living in Warsaw, Poland. He received his BA in photography in 2015 from University of Arts in Poznań, Poland. He works in field of documentary photography dealing with topic of how people change their environment to fit their needs and how landscape influences communities. Recently he has been titled Emerging Talent of 2015 by Lensculture followed by titling his work as one of the best photographic diplomas of 2014-2015 by Poznań Photodiploma Award. Awards: 2015 1st honorable mention, Poznań Photo Diploma Award 2015 winner, Lensculture Emerging Talents 2014 nominee, photobook of the year prize, Czytelnia Sztuki, Gliwice, Poland Group exhibitions: 2016, Uranium, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France 2015, Uranium, Słodownia+1 Gallery, Poznań, Poland 2015, Poznań Photography Biennale, Poland 2015, Lensculture Emerging Talents, SF Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, USA 2014, Melancholia, OdNowa Gallery, Toruń, Poland 2013, Skrinja Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia Shortlists: 2016, ING Unseen Talent Award 2016, Portfolio Review during Duesseldorf Photography Weekend 2016 Education: 2015, Experiencing the Landscape, Alexander Gronsky's workshop at ISSP 2015, Latvia 2015, Photography BA, University of Arts in Poznań, Poland Publications: Calvert Journal, Bird in Flight, Lensculture, Featureshoot, Fresh From Poland, Defeated Zine, Onward Forward
Working as a graphic designer, electronic music composer, photographic painter: I have always admired the way the drama of the ever-changing landscape evolves over time - with the shifting of light, the effect of wind, the viewing of different points of perspective. I am not content to capture one frozen moment alone but am driven to find a way of expressing the shift of time and place in that one image. My images are a combination of many photos, taken from slightly varying angles and of course, across a short period of time. The combination of these many impressions create a juxtaposition of parts that make a whole, yet show the parts in various aspects of viewing. Clouds drift, tree limbs move, the cliche is no longer.
Charlie Simokaitis was born and lives in Chicago, IL. He received a BFA in photography from the University of Illinois and an MFA from the Hartford Art School. His photographs have been exhibited in various galleries and exhibitions domestically and abroad. This year his project With Whom do I have the Pleasure will be exhibited at the Athens Photo Festival 2016. His commissions for corporations, foundations and various firms have taken him to six continents as both photographer and filmmaker. In 2012 Charlie co-founded Groundifre Pictures, a multimedia production company. Charlie lives in Chicago with his family.
Born and raised in Kaunas, Lithuania. Pijus studied Mathematics at Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie in Paris and then moved to Lyon, where he is currently studying for Master's degree in Computer Science at Ecole Normale Supérieure.
Photographer. Visual artist . Lives and works in Minsk, Belarus. Editor in chief and founder of IMBALANCE magazine, an online magazine on Belarusian contemporary photography. She’s currently working on long-term projects in documentary and conceptual photography also experimenting with video art and multimedia projects. She focuses on daily routine, experiments with easy everyday things to explore the edge between document and fiction, human and space where it operates, in her projects she is looking for the place where reality starts to dissolve and restructure itself.
I live in Milan and work as an art director for fashion and design firms. After 25 years of reviewing other people’s pictures, I decided to start taking photos by and of myself. Through photography I hope both to convey the world I live in, of which I am consciously a prisoner, and to find a way of communicating authentically, which is often difficult because of my strong sense of privacy. The element of water is often present in my shots, whether in the form of rain, tears or humble public swimming pools. Water cleans, soothes and swallows, becoming the only escape. 2013 Modalità Femminili: ritratti, storie, racconti, fughe in 10 scatti di Anna La Stella e Isabella Sommati, Milan 2014 FestivArt della Follia, Turin 2014 La poetica del corpo, il corpo poetico, Turin 2014 Espressiooni, del sentire umano, Milan 2015 SeeMe Exhibitions, Paris 2015 Paraphoto, Paratissima, Turin 2015 Portrait Salon 2015, London, Tokyo 2016 Boutographies Festival - Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier 2016 3rd Documentary Photography Days in İstanbul 2016 Slideluck Dallas
An artistic married couple active since 2008. Prof. Ľubo Stacho established photographic studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (AFAD) in Bratislava. He has had solo exhibitions in Pittsburgh, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Berlin and other cities. His photographs are in collections around the world. Monika Stacho, his wife, has a doctorate from photography. Together, they are devoted to conceptual and documentary projects. In addition, they are dedicated to installations, events, inter-media overlaps, videos and, mail-art and participatory projects. Together they have exhibited at Fotofest in Houston, Warsaw, Wrocław, Prague and Slovakia
Born in 1977 in Spišská Nová Ves. In 2004 she received a graduate degree at Academy of Fine arts and Design in Bratislava. During her studies she experimented with different kinds of art media. She shot a few video works using photographs, for example, Annual Report (2002), Funeral Hearts (2003). Towards the end of her studies she started to work more with digital photography, although in her case it reflects painting as media. That is also when her graduation project, the collection, The Eternal Truth, was created. For this work, in 2004, she received the rector’s award. She finished her doctorate study with the photographical and participating project with kids under the 5 years.
2013 - the winner of portfolio review in Kiev 2013 - participated in the workshop by Lisa Sarfati in St. Petersburg 2014/15 – studied the course by Nadi Sheremetova "Overcoming a photograph», FotoDepartament, St. Petersburg 2015 - participant ISSP in Kuldiga, Latvia
Daniele Tamagni Is a freelance fashion and documentary photographer based in Milan and author of Gentlemen of Bacongo . He received a prize in the Arts and Entertainment Stories category at the 2011 World Press Photo Contest and was the 2010 recepient of the International Center of Photography Infinity Award in applied fashion photography. Tamagni’s work have been exhibited worldwide and is become part of private and public institutions & museum permanent collections among them ; Lacma Los Angeles and Mocp Chicago.
I'm a press photographer for the national titles, living in Glasgow, Scotland. When I'm not working, however, my passion is to photograph the city and its streets and its people. I've exhibited my personal work at the Glasgow Art Club, Street Level, and the Hidden Lane Gallery. I've also had work published on the Leica Fotografie International blog.
My name is Thomas. I was graduated from ETPA (photography school) in 2009, I used to work for MaxPPP agency in Paris and since 2014 I'm back in my natal town Toulouse to develop my independent activities. I was always interested by social and human behavior and photography permits me to show concretely what I like to do and to show. This portfolio shows old buildings and shops abandoned since years, places where people used to live, to communicate, places with history and now people walk ahead without a though or a look for these places. It shows how we go forward and how we are small in this world.
Filmmaker and photographer Maarten Tromp (Amsterdam, 1980) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in The Hague. Political and social issues constitute recurring themes in his work, with a very personal approach. His photographic essay made in the streets of Amsterdam East was published as the book 'The neighbour, his ex & the owner of the launderette' (2008) and his series about the Volkskrant building in Amsterdam was published as the book '-1 tot 7' (2012). Currently he is working on his first feature-length film about surveillance. For his series 'Groups' he received the 2nd Prize at the Dutch photography awards Bouw in Beeldprijs 2009. Maarten Tromp's photographs and films were exhibited at FOTODOK and Fotofestival Naarden, in the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Filmhuis Den Haag and Nieuw Dakota.
Aleandro Tubaldi was born in Recanati, Italy in 1985. He majored in literature University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Then he moved to London where he studied cinema at the London Film Academy. In 2009 he moved to Brazil where he devotes to his passions: film-making, photography and caipirinha. Between 2010 and 2012 he made two features documentaries: Chi Animale?, about countryside life in the center of Italy, and The Wide Door (2012) , filmed in a Brazilian female detention center and selected for the 36a Mostra Internacional de Cinema de Sao Paulo. In Brazil he also made several short-films, like Christine (2009), Iguaçu (2010) and Notes on a Night of Samba (2011). From 2012 he devotes more to photography. In 2014 Aleandro moved to Tunis, where he lives and works. From 2015 he's been developing photographic projects about the cities of Bangkok and Tunis.
Solo exhibitions: 2015 Ghost town-FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, Budapest Selected group exhibitions: 2007 Dunaújváros Photobiennal-Intercisa Museum, Dunaújváros The 60th Anniversary of Polaroid-Hall of Hungarian Culture Foundation, Budapest 2009 ...Spektroid-Museum of Tatabánya Dunaújváros Photobiennal-Bartók Theatre and House of Arts, Dunaújváros IX. Autumn Exhibition-Museum of Tatabánya 2010 New Hungarian Topography-Artbázis, Budapest Surveillance-Fogasház, Budapest 2011 Attention-Artbázis, Budapest Dunaújváros Photobiennal-Kassák Gallery, Dunaújváros New Hungarian Topography-Szkéné Theatre-Kancsal Puttó Gallery, Budapest 2012 Polaroid 65-exhibition on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Polaroid-Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét Polaroid 65-18th Esztergom Photobiennal-Castle Museum, Rondella Gallery, Esztergom Polaroid 65-exhibition on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Polaroid-Kolta Gallery, Budapest 80's Generation-Artbázis, Budapest 2013 I. Spring Exhibition-Contemporary Gallery, Tatabánya X. Autumn Exhibition-Museum of Tatabánya 2015 80's Generation-Balassi Institute, Sofia Red Alert!-PH21 Gallery, Budapest XI. Autumn Exhibition-Contemporary Gallery, Tatabánya City+Life-PH21 Gallery, Budapest Selected bibliography: Fotóművészet magazine 2012/III.-Csizmadia Alexa: Esztergom Photobiennal - 2012 - Polaroid / Instant melancholy? Apokrif literary magazine-Mihalicz Máté: Allegory and melancholy in photography, 2014
Born in Riga in 1979, Iveta Vaivode graduated from Bournemouth Art Institute (UK) in 2008 and currently continues her studies with Master in Photography at Aalto University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Her last work „Somewhere on a disappearing path” has been selected amongst the recipients of CO Berlin Talents award 2013, Burn Magazine grant and been shortlisted for Sony World Photography award and Leica Oscar Barnack award in 2014. Since 2008 she is a member of non-profit education organisation ISSP (International Summer School of Photography) and her works has been exhibited worldwide.
Jan Dirk van der Burg
BIOGRAPHY Jan Dirk van der Burg (1978) photographs and films. He also creates books and in addition to Twitter biographer he is also the national authority on Olifantenpaadjes, the Dutch term for desire lines, the shortest route from A to B. His most well-known work is the book of photographs Olifantenpaadjes/Desire Lines (2011), both an optimistic indictment of an abuse of the landscape and an ode to the shortest way to get from A to B. He also compiles the best Twitter accounts in the Netherlands in autobiographical anthologies in the ongoing series Tweetbundels. His graduation project in 2004, a series about office culture, landed him in a photographic niche of public hearings, meetings and classes. The world under the modular ceiling.
Van der Berg/ van der Burg
This serie is a collaboration between Photographers Gijs van der Berg and Jan Dirk van der Burg. Gijs van der Berg (34) is art director at Kesselskramer and visual artist. He captures human behaviour and it's consequenses. Jan Dirk van der Burg (38) photographs and films. He also creates books and in addition to Twitter biographer he is also the national authority on Olifantenpaadjes, the Dutch term for desire lines, the shortest route from A to B.
Architect During the year of 2012, attended a DSRL shooting course at Fundação de Serralves, as well as the Digital Course at PPI|Portuguese Photography Institute. His learning specializing activity continued the year of 2013 at Lisbon atelier, attending several courses and workshops under the direction of Bruno Pelletier Sequeira, Bruno Santos and António Júlio Duarte, as well as the achievement of na artistic residence with Jem Southam. Along the years 2012 to 2015 several workshops have been attended, under the direction of Susana Paiva, and realize tree editions of the Informal Photography School | EIF.
Diane Vincent lives in Berlin, and works both as an artist and freelance photographer for national and international magazines and clients. In her work she follows the impulse to expand, whether into places she finds in the physical world or into inner spaces. To make books is one of her passions. Vincent’s first self-published photobook OBEN was shortlisted for a book award at the Unseen Photofair in Amsterdam, selected for LensCulture ‘Photobooks of the Year 2014’, and has since been featured in several exhibitions. Vincent released her second publication i join the crystal-eyed turtle’s hand as a limited edition in December 2015. In April 2016 she joined Exposure Twelve, a collective of photographers aiming to develop contemporary photography through a space for meetings and exchange.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Anton Vinogradov, was born in 1991 in Russia. Work as a documentary photographer since 2014. Interested in the way that the life and self-identification of a modern person is influenced by the ideology, culture and history of the country he or she lives in. 2014 – Completed a course “Documentary Photography", FotoDepartament, St. Petersburg, Russia. 2014 – Participant of group exhibition“Young Photographers 2014“ 2014 – Participant of group exhibition on the results of XIII Inter-regional competition of reportage photography "In Memory of Alexander Efremov" Publications in magazines and on-line media: 2014 – Sambo ; 2015 – TakieDela; 2015 – LensCulture; 2015 – ArchivoZin.
Fiona Weir (GB) was born in 1973 and grew up in The Netherlands, England and the South of France. She currently lives and works in Rotterdam. In 1999 she finished her studies in printmaking and painting at the Royal Art Academy of The Hague. She continued her studies at The Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam where photography and film became a means for her to explore the aesthetics of normality and reality. Her playground covers a sympathy towards the wonderment of a place. She's interested in capturing 'potential' places. She stumbles upon them, almost unaware of the place itself when she takes the picture. Only later, she inquires what is behind or beyond the original depiction or condition of the image and determines what will be seen. The locations photographed are reloaded, made ready for a new reality to occur.
London, United Kingdom
I live and work in London and studied Communications (Film) at Goldsmith’s. I lived in Vancouver, Canada for several years, and was represented by a commercial gallery where I had solo exhibitions of photographic and video works and exhibited across Canada and the United States. I received a Canada Council visual arts grant and had work purchased by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Since returning to London I have exhibited in various group exhibitions including the London Art Fair, Royal West of England Academy, where I won the prize for photography in 2014, and Raven Row, London.
Charlene was born in Singapore and spent fifteen years in Australia before deciding to give up on having a fixed address. She still lives out of a bag, constantly on the move. She grew up an inbetweener – culture, ethnicity, nation – without managing to inhabit one side fully for any amount of time. Accordingly, she is fascinated with how changes in identity affects perspective of the spaces that we live in, move through, borrow, and own during our lives.
It was my father who taught me about photography when I was a young boy: how to operate a manual camera, skillfully interpret light and imaginatively compose an image. But more importantly, my dad instilled in me a sense of curiosity and adventure. It is these traits that truly make me a photographer. In fact, to this day, one of my father’s favourite expressions is, “You never know if you never go.” I’ve adopted this saying and made it my maxim — my life’s philosophy — that I carry with me every day. I call my photographic style “Choose Your Own Adventure Photography” after the books I used to read as a young boy. Literally and creatively, I can go one direction and discover a remarkable photographic opportunity; or I can go another way and find something entirely different. It is this serendipity that is the beauty of picture making for me.
Born in 1984 in Warsaw, Poland. Studied first computer science then economy, turned to photography eventually. Freelance documentary photographer by choice working also on commision. In his own work focused on people and their habitat.
Expositions / Publications Exposition collective, Festival d’Avignon Off 1982 FIAC, Paris 1984 Galerie point virgule, Orléans 1985 Halle aux grains, Vendome 1985 Galerie 2Visu 2014 1:1 Photo Magazine 2015 Aint-Bad Magazine 2015 IRIS Online Gallery 2015 Revue Camera /Page Facebook 2016 Revue photo Le Mag 2016 Revue Camera / Page Facebook – Série OXYMORES 2016 D!NG Magazine La Cigale, Tallard
Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
Was born in Kaliningrad, Russia in 1984. Studied at Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2013), at the Department of Social Philosophy at Russian State University for the Humanities (2011) and at Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (2006). As an artist he prefers to work with photography and, occasionally, with video. He is special interest in research related to the correlation between visual structure of the city and its impact on the non-urban landscape.
Anna Zagrodzka (b. 1991, Warsaw). Graduated from the Technical University of Lodz (Faculty of Biotechnology and Nutrition Science) and has an honour degree in Photography at Cinematography Faculty at the Film School in Lodz. Held internships at the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchaster and Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. Laureate of ShowOff during the Photography Month in Cracow (2015). She has participated in photography’s exhibitions in Warsaw, Lodz, Cracow and Wroclaw. Her work combines photography with video and sound.
Born in Singapore. Currently living and working in Hong Kong. I make a living working in a creative agency and focus on my photography outside of work. I am interested in how people from different walks of life come to live together in a particular place. The congregation of people creates a multi-layered society which exist in cities throughout the world. My work is an exploration of this complicated and multi-layered world.