Michał Giedrojć

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Age group 1980, artist-photographer from Poland, student of Photography at the University of Arts in Poznań, for many years in the photographic branch. He had so many exhibitions – both individual and group, in Poland and abroad. Publications of his works were shown for years in many magazines around the world. He is a laureate of many competitions – especially those of international importance. He cooparate with various artists, also willingly shares his experience with other adepts of photographic art, leads workshops and meetings.

First of all, he is interested in creative photography. All photos represent his own, subjective view of reality, people, places. In works he gives you the possibility to get to know his visions, his perception of the world, the unreal world. Most of them are based on graphically manipulated images, the vision is filtered by sensitivity. Situation presented in artistic photography never happened and were only created by author’s imagination and dreams. The quality, the consequence, the imagination – this is very important to him in photography, especially experimental photography. He likes this kind of conflict between what is realistic and what constitutes the author’s imagination on the subject of a particular scene.

As he admits, experimental photography is pure passion, the idea of not only creation, but also for life. The uniqueness of moments leads to a subjective presentation of reality, emotions, details. He is not afraid of his own opinion, he is looking for the truth.

The creative process does not start with pressing the shutter button. This is just one part of the whole work. In artistic photography, creation starts with an idea, and the author never stars work without special vision of the photo. Time spent in front of computer monitor is the most important moment in the formation of the world on a particular picture, but the same focus is needed on every creative step.

The artist as his main artistic point consider his dreams visions, however, the creative photography allows him to wider artistic activities. He likes playing with expanse, different situations, or even yourself – his self-portraits. Everything is done without preconceived rules, which gives enormous possibilities. The main thing in his job is to arouse feelings and emotions in the audience, even if this would be a complete denial of all effects. This is just artistic photography – so many hours to create, thenthe final element of surprise, sometimes even for the author.

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James Akena

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I spend a lot of my time covering political news here in Uganda and the Great Lake region, and I photograph feature stories too. I cover topics in different countries in this part of Africa, and have been monitoring and reporting on political developments in the restless Democratic Republic of Congo for a long time

David LaChapelle

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David LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages.

LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s when he began showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. His photographs of celebrities in Interview garnered positive attention, and before long he was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation.

LaChapelle’s striking images have graced the covers and pages of Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and i-D, and he has photographed some of the most recognizable faces on the planet, including Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Eminem, Andy Warhol, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Jeff Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Britney Spears, Amanda Lepore, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Angelina Jolie, to name a few. After establishing himself as a fixture in contemporary photography, LaChapelle decided to branch out and direct music videos, live theatrical events, and documentary films. His directing credits include music videos for artists such as Christina Aguilera, Moby, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, and No Doubt. His stage work includes Elton John’s The Red Piano and the Caesar’s Palace spectacular he designed and directed in 2004. His burgeoning interest in film led him to make the short documentary Krumped, an award-winner at Sundance from which he developed RIZE, the feature film acquired for worldwide distribution by Lion’s Gate Films. The film was released theatrically in the US and in 17 different countries in the summer of 2005 to huge critical acclaim, and was chosen to open the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

In 2006, LaChapelle decided to minimize his participation in commercial photography, and return to his roots by focusing on fine art photography. Since then, he has been the subject of exhibitions in both commercial galleries and leading public institutions around the world. He has had record breaking solo museum exhibitions at the Barbican Museum, London, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Museo del Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, the Musee de La Monnaie, Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2011, he had a major exhibition of new work at The Lever House, New York and retrospectives at the Museo Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, the Hangaram Design Museum in Seoul, Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, Fotografiska Museet in Stolkholm, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, in which he was awarded artist of the year. In 2014, LaChapelle exhibited his new series, “Land Scape” in New York, Vienna, London and Paris.

Other selected museum exhibitions include: the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Museum in Krakow, the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hanover, Germany, the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art Museum in Italy, the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, and the Kunsthaus Wien in Vienna.

Over the course of his 30+ year career, LaChapelle continues to be inspired by everything from art history to street culture, from the metaphysical to immortality, projecting an image of twenty-first century pop culture through his work that is both loving and critical. Always aware of larger social implications, LaChapelle’s work transcends the material world. He is quite simply the only photographic artist working today who has been able to successfully maintain a profound impact in the realm of celebrity photography as well as the notoriously discerning contemporary art intelligentsia.

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State Of Things, Nicolas Janowski

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Nicolas Janowski (b. 1980) is an argentine photographer based in Buenos Aires.

BA degree in Anthropology from the UAB (Barcelona, Spain) Photography studies at Centre Iris (Paris, France) and at ARGRA (Argentina).

In 2011 he received a National Grant from INCAA for develop a project about Archaeological Sites in Argentina.

His work has been featured in NY Times Lens Blog, De Spiegel, Burn Magazine, Emaho Magazine , Lugares and Rolling Stone among others.

Along the way he has received several awards, such as first prize in Repsol Lima Photo 2014, Finalist in Burn for Emerging Photographers 2012 and Top Finalist in Fotovisura 2013 edition.

He has exhibited collectively in PhotoEspaña-Brasil 2013, Sao Paulo; Colorful Ghizou 6th China International Photo Festival; PhotoEspaña 2013, Madrid, Fotografia Latinoamericana Contemporanea; Miami PHM Art Basel(2012); Lima, Peru (2012) Miscellaneous Cultural Center and Los Alamos Gallery (Barcelona, 2006-2007) and PhotoPro’s Gallery (El Paso, Texas, USA, 2009) Individually in Vendrazanne Gallerie d’art (Paris, France, 2008); Metales Pesados (Santiago, Chile 2103); Casa Florida Fotografia Contemporanea (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013)

His photographs have been exhibited in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, France Spain, USA, India & China.

Based in Buenos Aires, he currently works as a freelance photographer. At the same time he works on photographic projects independently.

He is also a curator at http://www.phmuseum.com, an online photography museum.

Entidades, Alejandro Sayegh

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Alejandro Sayegh incursionó en el mundo de la fotografía viéndola como una herramienta para la investigación científica oceanográfica. Iniciado en la fotografía submarina, científica y documental, obtuvo su única formación formal en fotografía en el Curso de Fotografía Profesional a distancia del New York Institute of Photography. Desde 2009 es fotógrafo freelance especializado en danza, comida gourmet y fotografía científica. Además, ha formado parte del Proyecto Cultural “El Puente”, destinado a estrechar lazos entre artistas de Italia, Japón y Venezuela.

Según Sayegh, esta serie titulada Entidades es un ejercicio de exorcismo. Luego de capturar los paisajes con su lente, transforma lo que registra hasta descubrir formas que forman entes que para él son “esas fuerzas que te empujan a tomar decisiones a lo largo de la vida”. Formas que podrían ser “lo que denominamos ‘conciencia’” y está dada por los valores familiares, la educación y las emociones de quien se presente ante la pieza fotográfica”. Entidades sirvió para darle “un rostro a mis demonios personales, para poder enfrentarlos”, e invita al espectador a ver en ellas a los suyos, que en el fondo no es otra cosa “que verse a sí mismo”. Además de haber participado en varias exposiciones regionales, esta serie ingresó al II Salón Nacional de Fotografía en el MéridaFoto 2014.

Pierre Fudarylí

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“Trying to understand art is simply trying to feed the ego so you can have a topic of conversation in a coffee house table in front of another pseudo-intellectual or someone you want to acknowledge that you know a lot about art.”

The daily geometry of our death, from birth until we cease to die. compose what I call “altered reality of human energy” which graphically describe the behaviors in different states, different vectors fired in all directions in a fractal way, both introspection and projection.

My art does not represent things in a two-dimensional way, but hepta-dimensional way, it analyzes all the spatial axes (north, south, east, west, up, down and the point where you are) and freezes a moment of our human supra-reality.

Helen Sobiralski

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Almagul Menlibayeva

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My educational background is in the Soviet Russian avant-garde school of Futurism, which I combine with a nomadic aesthetic of post-Soviet, contemporary Kazakhstan – something that I have been exploring in recent years through my photographic and video work.
I use specific ways of expression in modern and contemporary art as a vehicle to investigate my personal archaic atavism as a certain mystical anthropomorphism.
In other words, I explore the nature of a specific Egregore, a shared cultural psychic experience, which manifests itself as a specific thought-form among the people(s) of the ancient, arid and dusty Steppes between the Caspian Sea, Baikonur and Altai in today’s Kazakhstan. In the Russian language, Archaic Atavism is personalized as a being, which points to and creates a different meaning. We are not just speaking about an idea or archaic element in the collective subconscious of a people, but about the embodiment of our archaic atavism which becomes an active entity, just like a creature itself. Our archaic atavism is not just internalized, but also externalized. It is as if he has been awakened by the post-Soviet experience of the indigenous Kazakh people, who are becoming their own after 80 years of Soviet domination and cultural genocide.
Suddenly he (Archaic Atavism) became interested in enculturation and in behavioral modernity. He also began to have entertaining dialogues with the transnational circulation of ideas in contemporary art. For this dialogue, I have chosen the medium of video and photography and like to work with the notion of memory and reality. My archaic atavism is interested in my video explorations in the Steppes and in post- Soviet Asia. By editing raw data and combining documentary and staged footage, I become his voice, enabling a cultural exodus from long oblivion. My work raises metaphysical questions such as Who am I? and Where shall I go?; this (psychic) experience and perspective marks my artistic language.

Mifos, Eros & Tanatos, ANDREY VANDERUS

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Bodyscapes , Allan Teger

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Allan Teger has been a full time artist since 1981. Before that he was a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University. All of his work has its roots in his studies and teaching of psychology and spirituality.

The Bodyscapes intend to show that there can be two different realities that exist simultaneously. They also speak to the possibility that we can  have more than one interpretation of what we see, and that both can be valid.

His newest work, photo transfer collage, speaks to the fact that all people have similar feelings – those from different generations, although dressed differently, are really no different from us – with the same fears, hopes, desires and conflicts as we experience.
His hand painted photographs speak to a timeless moment – showing almost no action, but reminding us of the energy of a place, and of all the people that have been in that location.
Allan’s work has been included in many gallery shows, exhibits,magazines, and books. For a complete bio, see: http://www.bodyscapes.com/bio.htm.

Melih Dönmezer

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Melih Dönmezer is a Turkish photographer who likes to experiment with the photographic process. He digitally manipulates his images through several techniques, including that of combining them with scanned powered papers.

You can find more of Melih’s photographs on his page and on flickr.

Globe transparency, Lynn Bianchi

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Lynn Bianchi is a New York City-based fine art photographer and multi-media artist who has shown work in over thirty solo exhibitions and in museums worldwide, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan; the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland; Musée Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy; 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada. Her photographic art has been featured in over forty publications, including the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture in the U.S., Vogue Italia and Zoom in Italy, Phot’Art International in France, and GEO in Germany. Bianchi’s work resides in numerous private collections across the globe as well as in museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the Biblioteque Nationale de France, Paris. In 2012, her work was exhibited in the Armory Show at Salomon Arts Gallery and in a two-person show at One Art Space, both in New York City. Soon, Bianchi’s Heavy in White work will be featured in an upcoming book and exhibition entitled “SometimesBeautiful” curated by Michael J. Beam. She is also being featured in the revolutionary Art Photo Index, an online platform for artists.