Citizens, Martin Ogolter

The famous ocean sides neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone are known the world over and are the picture postcards of the city if not the country as a whole. About 35 kilometers inland, in the North Zone of the city, far from the famous beaches these are the suburbs and the hottest neighborhoods of the city. Decidedly working class there is no tourism to be found here but there is a vibrant scene of youth culture and underlying creativity. Despite the tiny bikinis seen on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro the culture of the rich, “white” South Zone is inherently conservative and conformist with a eurocentric view of representation. In the suburbs of the North Zone the picture is another, here the countries african heritage has historically been part of everyday life and individuality is celebrated. The mainstream representation of the poorer parts of society in Rio focus on the favelas and violence, this installation of 110 quase formal portraits focuses on the joy, energy and pride of residents of those suburbs who are usually left out of the local canon of visual representation on TV, the visual arts and the news media.

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Marianne Breslauer

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Marianne Breslauer was born in Berlin on November 20, 1909. The daughter of Dorothea Breslauer and Prof. Alfred Breslauer launched her career as a photographer in 1927.
Having trained at ‘Lette–Haus’, Berlin, Breslauer travelled to Paris in 1929 where she met Man Ray. He encouraged her straight away to pursue her own photographic ideals. Magazine publications of her works in ‘Für die Frau’ and ‘Frankfurter Zeitung’ met with considerable success.
She returned to Berlin in 1930 to start work with Elsbeth Hedenhausen at the Ullstein photographic studio. In 1931 she embarked on a two–month tour of Palestine; in 1932 she left the Ullstein studio to return to Paris.
Her works were regularly published in magazines such as ‘Das Magazin’, ‘Wochenschau’, ‘Weltspiegel’ and ‘die neue linie’. In 1933 the Academia agency sent her on a photographic assignment to Spain in the company of the Swiss author Annemarie Schwarzenbach. Following the Nazi coup, Breslauer did not return to Germany but travelled to Zürich instead where she obtained work with the ‘Zürcher Illustrierte’ through Arnold Kübler, its editor-in-chief. Her photo series about the satirical revues at the ‘Pfeffermühle’ originated in this context.
Family matters prompted her return to Berlin in ca. 1934, where she initially worked for the Ullstein magazines ‘Uhu’ and ‘Die Dame’; she also published under the pseudonym ‘Ipp’ for the Kind photographic agency, and for Deutscher Kunstverlag; ‘Funkstunde’ and ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ also published Breslauer’s photographs.
In 1936, having married art dealer Walter Feilchenfeldt, Marianne Breslauer decided to leave Germany and to immigrate to the Netherlands. In 1938 she gave up her activity as a professional photographer, embarking on new ventures instead.

Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh is a German photographer and filmmaker. He currently maintains residences in Paris, Manhattan, and Arles. Peter was born on November 23, 1944 in Leszno, Poland. He spent his childhood in Duisburg.

After a basic school education he worked as a window dresser for the Karstadt and Horten department stores in Duisburg. At 18, he moved to Switzerland. Eight months later, he went from Lucerne to Berlin and took evening courses at the Academy of Arts. He hitchhiked to Arles in the footsteps of his idol, Vincent van Gogh. After several months in Arles, he continued through to Spain and Morocco, a journey that took him two years.

Returning to Germany, he studied Free Painting at the College of Art in Krefeld. In 1969, while still a student, he exhibited his work for the first time at the Galerie Denise René – Hans Mayer. Concept Art marked his last period of interest in art. In 1971 his interest turned toward photography and for two years he worked as the assistant to the Düsseldorf-based photographer, Hans Lux.

Peter Lindbergh moved to Paris in 1978 and started working internationally for Vogue, first the Italian, then the English, French, German, and American Vogue, later for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure, and Rolling Stone. His mostly black-and-white photographs, implement a pictorial language that takes its lead from early German cinema and from the Berlin art scene of the 1920s.

Clive Arrowsmith


Clive Arrowsmith is a celebrated international photographer who is based in London.
After leaving art school in North Wales, where he had studied painting and design, he attended Kingston College of Art (where he gained a first class Degree) on graduation he painted for two years. He then began taking photographs whilst working as a graphic designer for Rediffusion TV (the makers of the legendary music show Ready Steady Go!).
On leaving television to work as a photographer, he soon gained commissions from leading fashion magazines (following the delivery of a dynamic set of photos of the Paris Collections) for, most notably, British & French Vogue, Nova Magazine, Harpers, The Sunday Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire U.S.A, and the F.T. “How to Spend It” luxury magazine and numerous publications world wide.
Clive continues to work in this genre in both editorial and advertising photography but is equally known for his music and celebrity images of Sir Paul McCartney, Wings, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Daniel Barenboim, Anna Netrebko, Art Garfunkel, Def Leppard, Prince Charles, Michael Caine and Damien Hirst to name just a few of the celebrated people he has photographed.
Clive is also an accomplished landscape and still life photographer with a large collection of archive images available at Camera Press London (contact Jaqui Wald on + 44 (0)207 940 9123).
Clive Arrowsmith is the only photographer to have photographed the Pirelli Calendar two years in succession, taking on the themes of Heroines and Chinese Astrology with typical enthusiasm. The Heroines calendar was also the subject of a TV documentary for Granada TV which was fronted by broadcasting legend Michael Aspel and documented the story behind the pictures, including the entire set blowing of the edge of a cliff!
Having worked on so many major stills advertising campaigns for clients like De Beers, Revlon, G.H.D. Morello, Caroline Castigliano, Lexus, Hassleblad and Yves Saint Laurent etc. Clive continued to broaden his creative scope by moving on to direct commercials. He has directed for Heinz, Revlon, Hamlet Cigars (winner of The Silver Lion Cannes Film Festival), Rapeed Sunglasses, Greenmail Whitney Beer and music videos of artists like Lee Griffiths, Jamiroquai, Jools Holland, ZTT and Def Leppard and still has ambitions to direct more documentary and film projects.
Clive has worked on the Free Tibet campaign with the Heavy Metal band, Chthonic, in Taiwan and has also photographed portraits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama several times.
Clive recently reinvigorated his long standing relationship with Japanese design legend Kansai Yamamoto (he designed the clothes for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust incarnation) and travelled to Japan to work with Kansai photographing his new collection and filming behind the scenes at his ‘Hello Tokyo’ Super show”.
Clive was recently made a fellow of The Royal Photographic Society. His work is also included in the newly released limited edition book VOGUE Voice of The Century (Genesis Publications) and in 50 Years of Pirelli (Taschen publications).

Peter Basch

 


Peter Basch (1921 – 2004) was an American photographer. Basch was born in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Felix Basch and Grete Basch-Freund, both prominent theater and film personalities of the German-speaking world.

In 1933 the family came to New York due to fears of rising anti-Jewish sentiment and laws in Germany. The family had US citizenship because Felix’s father, Arthur Basch, was a wine trader who lived in San Francisco. After moving back to Germany, Arthur Basch kept his American citizenship, and passed it to his children and, thence, to his grandchildren.

When the Basch family arrived in New York in 1933, they opened a restaurant on Central Park South in the Navarro Hotel. The restaurant, Gretel’s Viennese, became a hangout for the Austrian expatriate community. Peter Basch had his first job there as a waiter. While in New York, Basch attended the De Witt Clinton High School. The family moved to Los Angeles to assist in Basch’s father’s career, during which time Basch went to school in England. Upon returning to the United States, Basch joined the Army. He was mobilized in the US Army Air Forces’ First Motion Picture Unit, where he worked as a script boy.

After the war, he started attending UCLA, but his mother asked him to join her back in New York. His parents had decided that Basch should be a photographer, and they obtained a photography studio for their son.

For over twenty years, Peter Basch’s had a successful career as a magazine photographer. He was known for his images of celebrities, artists, dancers, actors, starlets, and glamour-girls in America and Europe. His photos appeared in many major magazines such as Life, Look and Playboy.

Mauro De Bettio

Difficult to express, but I’m quite sure photography is for me my primary way of speaking.
In my life I had the chance to visit wonderful places and especially to meet great people.
My purpose is, and has always been, capture the feeling of what I “touch”, not just the appearance of it.
Capture the essence and express the nuances of a person in just one frame showing those subtleties that can be hard to describe in words.
Reproducing every emotion, from happiness to sadness, from fear to excitement.
Through simply showing an images, evoke an emotion in someone else, make people stop and think.
Stop them in their tracks just with a glance at an image.
Photography is a fantastic story-telling medium.
Just ask yourself what story you want to tell, and photography can get you there.

Mauro De Bettio (born March 4, 1975) lives now in Barcelona, Spain.

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Seydou Keïta

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Seydou Keïta’s photographs eloquently portray Bamako society during its era of transition from a cosmopolitan French colony to an independent capital. Initially trained by his father to be a carpenter, Keïta’s career as a photographer was launched in 1935 by an uncle who gave him his first camera, a Kodak Brownie Flash, which he had purchased during a trip to Senegal. During his adolescence Keïta mastered the technical challenges of shooting and printing; he later purchased a large-format camera. The larger format not only offered an exceptional degree of resolution, it also made it possible for Keïta to make high quality contact prints without the aid of an enlarger. In 1948 he opened his own studio in Bamako and he quickly built up a successful business. Whether photographing single individuals, families, or professional associations, Keïta balanced a strict sense of formality with a remarkable level of intimacy with his subjects. Like many professional photographers, he furnished his studio with numerous props, from backdrops and costumes, to Vespas and luxury cars. He would renew these props every few years, which later allowed him to establish a chronology for his work. Keïta commented on his studio practice, “It’s easy to take a photo, but what really made a difference was that I always knew how to find the right position, and I was never wrong. Their head slightly turned, a serious face, the position of the hands . . . I was capable of making someone look really good.”

Keïta went to exceptional lengths to bring out the beauty of his subjects and the brilliant patterns of his backdrops proved a particularly effective foil. He worked intuitively, reinventing portrait photography through his search for extreme precision. In 1962 the newly installed Socialist government made Keïta its official photographer; shortly thereafter he closed down his studio, although he remained active until his retirement in 1977. His archive of over 10,000 negatives was gradually brought to light in the early 1990s; Keïta has since achieved international recognition. Inventive and highly modern, his emphasis on the essential components of portrait photography—light, subject, framing—firmly establishes Keïta among the twentieth-century masters of the genre.

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Andrea Hübner

I was born in 1984 in a small town near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Very early in my life, I became interested in photography and soon started with sports photography (cycling). Some years later, I began to focus on people and nude photography, a sphere that began to captivate me and until now remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration. I studied French and British Studies at the university of Mainz. Photography is a passion for me, but not my profession.
Living and working near Mannheim, Germany.

Nour El Ghoumari

Nour Eddine El Ghoumari’s street photography and portraiture is considered by many critics and enthusiasts to be some of the finest photography in the world today.

His work has been the subject of discussion in some of the world’s most widely read books and photographic magazines.

A selection of his work is published in the prestigious book The World’s Greatest Black and White Photographers; globally, numerous websites profile and debate his highly influential street photography. Exhibitions from London to Japan, from the Russia to Chile, have testified to his unique appeal.

Nour Eddine has also won several International awards; Gold medal for the best portraits in the Arab world for two consecutive years, and the prestigious Photographer of the year in the UK as well as the second place in the World Colour Awards.

Norman Parkinson

I like to make people look as good as they’d like to look, and with luck, a shade better

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Arnold Newman

 

Arnold Newman is acknowledged as one of the great masters of the 20th and 21st century and his work has changed portraiture. He is recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture.” His work is collected and exhibited in the major museums around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Chicago Art Institute; The Los Angeles Museum of Art; The Philadelphia Museum; The Tate and the National Portrait gallery, London; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and many other prominent museums in Europe, Japan, South America, Australia, etc.

Newman was an important contributor to publications such as New York, Vanity Fair, LIFE, Look, Holiday, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Town and Country, Scientific American, New York Times Magazine, and many others. There are numerous books published of Newman’s work in addition to countless histories of photography, catalogues, articles and television programs. He received many major awards by the leading professional organizations in the U.S. and abroad including the American Society of Media Photographers, The International Center of Photography, The Lucie Award, The Royal Photographic Society Centenary Award as well as France’s “Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.” In 2005, Photo District News named Newman as one of the 25 most influential living photographers. In 2006, Newman was awarded The Gold Medal for Photography by The National Arts Club. He is the recipient of nine honorary doctorates and has lectured and conducted workshops throughout the country and the world.

Arnold Newman died on June 6, 2006 in New York City. He was 88 years old.

Trevor Cole

 

To capture people, wildlife and landscapes and the interactions between them in the light of a world in transition is to encapsulate an inimitable moment which will never again materialise. My own ‘take’ as a geographer photographer!

Born in the City of Derry in Northern Ireland and still have inextricable links to my home country. Since leaving I have lived in England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia, Brazil and most recently in Ireland. My photography, together with travel, have become two of my life’s passions and they in turn are an integral part of having studied Geography at University and taught it in international schools. My photography focuses on culture, landscapes and wildlife; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life.

I believe fully in the concepts of sustainable tourism and development and in trying to support a perspective which enables a greater harmony to exist between people and their environment. I often use my images to educate or enhance the knowledge of others. This has promoted not only my own areas of interest but also a genuine interest in travel to others. Considered reflections may be used to market and to disseminate and promote acquired knowledge in a stimulating way. To record an image digitally or on film certainly helps to bring the reality of such experiences to life.

I have published images in magazines, calendars and cards and presented to the Royal Geographical Society. Images have been used for educational purposes and I have exhibited in Ethiopia and Ireland. I have also reached the final of travel photographer of the year (TPOTY) in 2010 and 2011.

My Facebook page is – http://www.facebook.com/AlternativeVisionsPhotography and 500px – http://500px.com/trevcole

Joana Choumali

Joana Choumali, born in 1974, is a fine art photographer based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. She studied Graphic Arts in Casablanca (Morocco) and worked as an Art Director in an advertising agency before embarking on her photography career.

She works primarily on conceptual portraiture, mixed media and documentary. She uses her photography to explore her own identity. Much of her work focuses on Africa, and what she, as an African, is learning about the myriad cultures around her. Her work allows her to explore assumptions she has and nourishes her as she expands her conceptions of the world

Jack Radcliffe

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Trevor Cole

To capture people, wildlife and landscapes and the interactions between them in the light of a world in transition is to encapsulate an inimitable moment which will never again materialise. My own ‘take’ as a geographer photographer!

Born in the City of Derry in Northern Ireland and still have inextricable links to my home country. Since leaving I have lived in England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia, Brazil and most recently in Ireland. My photography, together with travel, have become two of my life’s passions and they in turn are an integral part of having studied Geography at University and taught it in international schools. My photography focuses on culture, landscapes and wildlife; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life.

I believe fully in the concepts of sustainable tourism and development and in trying to support a perspective which enables a greater harmony to exist between people and their environment. I often use my images to educate or enhance the knowledge of others. This has promoted not only my own areas of interest but also a genuine interest in travel to others. Considered reflections may be used to market and to disseminate and promote acquired knowledge in a stimulating way. To record an image digitally or on film certainly helps to bring the reality of such experiences to life.

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Michael Woloszynowicz

I’m a fashion, beauty and portrait photographer and retoucher based out of Toronto, Canada

In addition to creating images, I have a love for teaching and do so through a variety avenues. I provide a comprehensive set of free tutorials on my YouTube channel and am also an instructor at Retouching Academy and RGG EDU, as well as a Staff Writer at Fstoppers.

My work has been featured in a wide variety of international fashion and photography publications and syndicated TV shows including Maxim Mexico, Maxim Columbia, Maxim India, Maxim Indonesia, Factice, Point Seven Mach and many others.

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Gerald Förster

German born photographer/director Gerald Forster has contributed to a range of publications including Esquire, Vogue, New York Magazine, Newsweek and Premiere.

His advertising clients include Hewlett Packard, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lufthansa, Halston, Pantene, Virginia Slim, Charles Schwab and HBO. As a director, his work includes among others commercials for Manon Jewelry, Isabella Fiore and music videos for Jihae.

Forster’s latest work – a series of portraits titled The New Yorkers – is to be published by Oro editions in 2016.

His fine art photography and video installations have been widely exhibited and published by Visionnaire, Les Inrockuptibles, French Photo and Italian GQ.

He is the recipient of numerous international awards like the European Professional Photo Award, the One Life International Award, the Photography Master Cup & the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts.

The LightYears Projet was exhibited at Jenkins Johnson Gallery in New York City & San Francisco, Nocturnal at Hous Projects in New York City and Stephen Cohen Gallery in LA.

Nocturnal is published in a limited edition book available on photoeye.com and selected bookstores.

Gerald Forster resides in New York City.

Sylwia Makris

Sylwia Makris was born in 1973 in Gdynia, Poland. She worked as a sculptor before finding her way to photography in 2007. Today she lives in Munich as freelance photographer.
She photographs people. People who are strong or delicate, broken or dynamic. She photographs faces of our time-and in doing so gives a face to our time. Nakedness is the most natural state. And in our day the most intrusive and common-every-where naked bodies are used to tempt, advertise and sell. Nakedness can only say as much as it is allowed to say. Sylwia Makris respects the nude body as part of a story that must be told. As part of a stroy that tels of people, nakedness regains its original magic, its archaic power and its complexity of expression in Makris’ photos. Until the viewer sometimes feels more naked than the model in the image.

Claudia Cosentino

I’ve started taking photos during my last year of university, when I moved back to my hometown. I was bored and lonely, so I decided to start a relationship with a camera. The only model I had was myself, that’s why I started an endless journey about self portraits. With the time I’ve improved my skills and made some friends, so I’ve started to test my camera on other people too. It was interesting. Girls are still my favorite subjects, intimate atmospheres and strong feelings are what I want to capture. Then, I sometimes like find a good song, because even images often need a soundtrack.

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Rick Gallina

I have fallen in love with taking portraits. Taking portraits help me show you how I see these people, to express how I am feeling, and to tell my story.

I’m Rick. I’m a portrait photographer in Southern Colorado. I have worked in professional advertising sales, and am currently a photography teacher at the high school level. I have an undergrad in Mass Communications and an M.Ed. in Education. What does all of that even mean and how is it relevant? It means that at my core I truly enjoy working with people, whether it was with businesses developing comprehensive marketing strategies, with my students helping them develop their passion for art and creativity, or now working with amazing people helping them create visuals that they can cherish and be proud of. I believe this love for connecting with people shows itself in my work.

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