Amber Rose Ortolano

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Amber has traveled across the United States throughout most of her childhood. At 16, she has been featured in and interviewed for numerous magazines and websites.

“I hope people see themselves. Each one of my photos is a small moment, and they will all add up to one life, and I really hope people see that; it’s not just about being beautiful or pleasing to the eye, I want people to experience a rush of feelings, as if their whole life is flashing before them.”

Amber currently lives in New York.

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Ami Vitale

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In the beginning, photography was my passport to meeting people, learning, and experiencing new cultures. Now it is more than just a passport. It’s a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities in the world we share.

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Ivor Prickett

Having studied documentary photography at Newport University in Wales, Ivor began his career as a freelance photographer in London. With a particular interest in the aftermath of war and its humanitarian consequences, his early projects focused on issues throughout the Balkans. In 2009 he relocated to the Middle East from where he documented the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings in Egypt and Libya, working simultaneously on editorial assignments and his own long term projects. Currently based in Istanbul, Ivor continues to work extensively throughout the Levant and Turkey. For much of the 2014 and 2015 he has been documenting the Syrian refugee crisis in the region as well as Europe, working closely in collaboration with UNHCR.

His work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards including The Ian Parry Scholarship in 2007 and The National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing prize in 2015. In 2011 he was named by both Foam Talent and PDN 30 as a photographer to watch and was also selected to participate on the World Press Photo masterclass.

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Erich Lessing

Erich Lessing was born in Vienna in 1923 as the son of a dentist and a concert pianist. His father died of cancer in 1933. Sixteen-year-old Erich Lessing managed to escape to Palestine in 1939, but his mother and grandmother were murdered in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. Lessing studied radio engineering at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. Working as a taxi driver and a carp breeder in a kibbutz, he eventually found his way back to the hobby of his youth, photography. He started out as a kindergarten and beach photographer before joining the British 6th Airborne Division.

Returning to Austria in 1947, Lessing was hired as a photo journalist for the American news agency Associated Press. In 1951, David ‘Chim’ Seymour invited him to join Magnum Photos,

a photographic cooperative with offices in Paris, New York, London and Tokyo. He became a full member in 1955 and is currently a contributor.

In the course of his career, Erich Lessing covered many significant political and social events.

His photographs illustrate the atmosphere of post-war Europe, such as Allied occupation in Vienna, reconstruction in war-damaged Germany, life under communist rule in Eastern Europe, several political summit conferences, Charles de Gaulle’s visit to Algeria in 1958 and the dramatic events of the Hungarian Uprising in 1956.

Erich Lessing’s photographs were published in renowned magazines including LIFE, Paris Match, Epoca, Picture Post, and Quick. Many of his images, such as the photograph showing the presentation of the Austrian State Treaty on the balcony of the Belvedere palace in front of a cheering crowd, have become iconic. Lessing’s portraits of politicians like Dwight D. Eisenhower, Konrad Adenauer or Nikita Khrushchev, and artists like Herbert von Karajan or Oskar Kokoschka won him international acclaim. He took pictures of the actors and crew on the film sets of Moby Dick, Zorba the Greek and The Sound of Music, and continued to vividly capture everyday life and unusual events, such as the ‘Miss Sopot’, the first beauty contest to be held in communist Poland.

From the 1960s, Lessing increasingly turned towards art and historical subjects, specializing in large-format colour photography. He photographed thousands of works of art in museums and visited historical sites and places of archeological interest. His work was published in more than sixty art books by international publishers: Szene about the Viennese Burgtheater and Opera,

The Voyages of Ulysses in the footsteps of Homer, Imago Austriae, an Austrian history, The Bible as a history of the Jews, The Travels of Saint Paul, Florence and the Renaissance, The Louvre: All the Paintings and many more. Recent volumes include Von der Befreiung zur Freiheit – Österreich nach 1945 and Anderswo, portraying a world away from the familiar and habitual.

Having taught photography in Arles, at the Venice Biennale, at the Salzburg Summer Academy and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Erich Lessing has been honored with numerous international awards such as the Art Directors’ Club Award for his work during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Prix Nadar for his book The Voyages of Ulysses in 1966. In 2013, Lessing received the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class. This award was bestowed by the Republic of Austria in recognition of his lifetime achievements. He is a member of UNESCO’s International Commission of Museums (ICOM).

The Erich Lessing Kunst & Kulturarchiv (www.lessingimages.com), his archive and photo agency based in Vienna, organizes and licenses his photographic collection of more than 40.000 images and works closely with a network of international distribution agents. The collection covers a wide range of subjects such as religion and history, landscapes, historical portraits, music, fine art and archeology. In 2012 Lessing opened a photo gallery in the heart of Vienna, where he showcases his work.

Erich Lessing is married to the Time magazine journalist Traudl Lessing and has three children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson

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Ben Shahn

Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898 – March 14, 1969) was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He is best known for his works of social realism, his left-wing political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content. Continue reading “Ben Shahn”

Fan Ho

Award-wining photographer Fan Ho won nearly 300 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. Ho was elected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, England; Honorary Member of the Photographic Societies of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore and etc, and honored with many One-Man-Shows in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Fan Ho was invited by 12 Universities in Taiwan and Hong Kong as “Visiting Professor, ” teaching the art of film-making and photography. He written five books, one of them containing all his award-winning prints that is currently a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir is his latest book published by Modernbook Editions. Further, Fan Ho was an accomplished and acclaimed Hong Kong film director. He won the “Best Film Award” in Banbury International Film Festival in England. Three of his films was received the “Official Selection” of the International Film Festivals of Cannes, Berlin and San Francisco; and five of his films was selected in the “Permanent Collection” of the National Film Archives of Taiwan and Hong Kong. He was also a judge of the Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival and Hong Kong Oscar Film Award. These diverse cultural backgrounds made Fan Ho’s creative style so unique, full of lyrical beauty, dramatic power, and poetic grandeur.

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Rania Matar

Rania Matar was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. in 1984. Originally trained as an architect at the American University of Beirut and at Cornell University, she studied photography at the New England School of Photography and the Maine Photographic Workshops. Matar started teaching photography in 2009 and offered summer photography workshops to teenage girls in Lebanon’s refugee camps with the assistance of non-governmental organizations. She now teaches Personal Documentary Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and regularly offers talks, class visits and lectures at museums, galleries, schools and colleges in the US and abroad. In the winter/spring of 2017, she will be an artist-in-residence/visiting artist at Kenyon College. Matar’s work focuses on girls and women. She documents her life through the lives of those around her, focusing on the personal and the mundane in an attempt to portray the universal within the personal. Her work has won several awards, has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally. Her images are in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide. Matar has published three books: L’Enfant-Femme (2016), A Girl and Her Room (2012), and Ordinary Lives (2009).

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Milos Bicanski

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Bicanski began his career covering the tumultuous events surrounding the breakup of Yugoslavia for Serbian magazines and newspapers.Milos Bicanski now lives in Athens, Greece where he is focusing on documenting financial crisis and it reflection on society. For his work Milos has received several intrenational and domestic awards like Days of Japan , CHIP, Black and White Spider award etc

Ilse Bing


Ilse Bing (1899 – 1998) was a German avant-garde and commercial photographer who produced pioneering monochrome images during the inter-war era.

Ilse Bing was born into a comfortable Jewish family in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, in 1899. As a child, her education was rich in music and art and her intellectual development was encouraged. In 1920 she enrolled at the University of Frankfurt for a degree in mathematics and physics, but soon changed to study History of Art.

Bing bought a Voigtlander camera in 1928 and started to teach herself photography. The following year she bought a Leica, the new and revolutionary 35mm hand-held camera that had been commercially introduced just three years earlier and enabled photographers to capture fast-moving events.

In 1929, while still pursuing her studies, Bing started to gain photojournalism commissions for Das Illustriete Blatt, a monthly supplement of the illustrated magazine Frankfurter Illustriete. She continued to provide regular picture stories for the magazine until 1931.

At this time, Bing also started collaborating with the architect Mart Stam, a prominent modernist who taught at the Bauhaus school of design from 1928-9 and was appointed chief architect to ‘Das Neue Frankfurt’ (a major construction project) in 1929. Stam commissioned Bing to record all of his housing projects in Frankfurt. He also introduced her to Frankfurt’s avant-garde artistic circles, in particular that of artist Ella Bergman-Michel and her husband Robert, great patrons of the arts who frequently hosted artists such as El Lissitzky, Kurt Schwitters, Jean Arp and Hannah Höch at their house.

With her artistic horizons expanding and finding some commercial success, Bing finally gave up her thesis in the summer of 1929 to concentrate on photography – a rather shocking decision for a woman of her background that astonished her family. The following year, greatly impressed by an exhibition of modern photography in Frankfurt, especially by the work of Paris-based Swiss photographer Florence Henri, Ilse Bing decided to move to Paris, the capital of the avant-garde and epicentre of developments in modern photography.

For the first couple of years in Paris, Bing still published her work regularly with German newspapers, continuing her association with Das Illustriete Blat. Gradually, she also started to publish work in the leading French illustrated newspapers such as L’Illustration, Le Monde Illustré and Regards, and from about 1932, increasingly worked for fashion magazines Paris Vogue, Adam and Marchal, and from 1933-4, American Harpers Bazaar.

the space between, Jennifer Shaw

 

I am photographing my life. It is as simple and complex as that. Presently, my life is overrun by exquisite little creatures known as children. As they explore the elements with carefree abandon, I observe with camera poised, balanced between protection and permission.

I work from a place of intuition, capturing the action as it unfolds and stealing sidelong glances at the details of our environments. The images are juxtaposed to create an introspective narrative, mining the richly ambiguous state of parenthood, akin to the murky realm between a river’s glittering surface and its hidden undercurrents. Through the camera’s lens I am transported, traversing the spaces between shadow and light, dreams and reality, delight and disquiet.

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Sara Facio

 

Nace en la Argentina en 1932.
Profesora Nacional de Bellas Artes (1953)
Beca del Gobierno de Francia (1955/56). Reside en París donde estudia Artes Visuales.
Viaje de estudios a Inglaterra, Italia, Alemania, Suiza y Austria.
Entre 1957/60 aprendizaje fotográfico en talleres de profesionales de la Argentina, Francia e Italia; en 1960/61 es asistente de Annemarie Heinrich. Cursos de foto-color en Kodak-Rochester, EE.UU. (1960) y Agfa-Gevaert, Bs. As. (1965).
En 1960 abre un Estudio en sociedad con Alicia D’Amico con quien colabora hasta 1985. Se especializa en retratos, ensayos sociales y periodismo gráfico y escrito, colaborando en diarios y revistas de la Argentina, América y Europa hasta la actualidad.
Crea Secciones Especializadas en los diarios Clarín, La Nación (1964-1974) y en las revistas Autoclub, Vigencia, Cultura, Fotomundo,(1970-1998).
En 1973 funda con María Cristina Orive LA AZOTEA Editorial Fotográfica, que aun dirige, destinada exclusivamente a la publicación de fotografías.
En 1979 es miembro fundadora del Consejo Argentino de Fotografía.
En 1985 crea la Fotogalería del Teatro San Martín (Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires) que dirige hasta 1998 y donde presentó más de 160 exposiciones con sus catálogos.
Entre 1995-1999 es Asesora en Fotografía de la Secretaría del Cultura de la Nación y del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
En 1998 crea y presenta en el MNBA la primera Colección Fotográfica de Patrimonio Nacional, en base a donaciones privadas.
Es curadora independiente desde 1961 (Fotografía Argentina en París, Palais Royal) y del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes desde 1995, (Fotografía Argentina 1895/1995).

Solitudes et autres étrangetés, Eric Bénier-Bürckel

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Born in 1971 in Paris, Eric Bénier–Bürckel is professor of philosophy and writer.
He began his photographic work in 2013.
His research, on the bottom as on the form, tends to put the representation in question or even create discomfort in representation. It is turned primarily towards experimentation.

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Muzi Quawson

Muzi Quawson is a London-based artist and photographer who documents different aspects of American society. Quawson’s practice explores the nature of identity, focusing on people and communities that have adopted an existence as society’s alleged outsiders.

Junku Nishimura

Born in a small coal-mine village in 1967, in Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan, where he lived until 18. Entered college in kyoto and he studied Latin American affairs. After college performed as a club DJ, worked as a construction worker and he got a job with a cement manufacturer, worked tunnel construction sites across the country as a concrete expert. And he got a Leica and he began photographing the places he worked. After 18 years working, he quit his job and photographed countries and regions wandering around the world. He now works as a freelance photographer based in Yamaguchi

Harry Gruyaert

Born in Antwerp in 1941 and a member of Magnum Photos since 1982, Harry Gruyaert revolutionized creative and experimental uses of color in the 1970s and 1980s. Influenced by cinema and American photographers, his work defined new territory for color photography: an emotive, non-narrative, and boldly graphic way of perceiving the world.

In 1972, while living in London, Gruyaert created the striking series TV Shots by turning the dial on a television set at random and photographing the distorted images he saw there. A later series, Made in Belgium, portrays his ambivalent relationship with his homeland in a palette of saturated tones. In his most recent work, he embraces the possibilities of digital photography, taking further creative risks to capture light in new ways.

Gruyaert’s images are autonomous, often independent of any context or thematic logic. This volume, the first retrospective of his work, is a superb overview of his personal quest for freedom of expression and the liberation of the senses.

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Aurore Valade

Aurore Valade is a french photographer born in 1981. She creates images that play with the iconic register of scenography. In these elaborate stagings, we are often confronted with clichés, meaningful reflections of a social, economic or cultural situation in contemporary life.

 

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Reed Young

Reed Young is a New York-based photographer. Through colorful portrait essays he tells stories of people and places that fascinate him, with a particular focus on those whose narratives typically live outside the spotlight. Recently these have ranged from the voice actors that dub popular Hollywood films into Italian, to a town that resides in a single building in rural Alaska. Reed’s stories have been featured by The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Geographic, TIME magazine, NPR, Wired and The Guardian

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Solitudes et autres étrangetés, Eric Bénier–Bürckel

Eric Bénier–Bürckel is professor of philosophy and writer.
He began his photographic work in 2013.
His research, on the bottom as on the form, tends to put the representation in question or even create discomfort in representation. It is turned primarily towards experimentation.

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