Pieter Hugo












Pieter Hugo is a photographic artist living in Cape Town. Major museum solo exhibitions have taken place at The Hague Museum of Photography, Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Fotografiska in Stockholm, MAXXI in Rome and the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, among others. Hugo has participated in numerous group exhibitions at institutions including Tate Modern, the Folkwang Museum, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and the São Paulo Bienal. His work is represented in prominent public and private collections, among them the Museum of Modern Art, V&A Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, J Paul Getty Museum, Walther Collection, Deutsche Börse Group, Folkwang Museum and Huis Marseille. Hugo received the Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles Festival and the KLM Paul Huf Award in 2008, the Seydou Keita Award at the Rencontres de Bamako African Photography Biennial in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012.

 

 

Philippine, Valerio Bispuri

Valerio Bispuri was born in Rome in 1971 and after graduating in Literature he decided to devote his attention to photography. Professional reporter since 2001 he collaborates with numerous Italian and international magazines, among which L’Espresso, Il Venerdì, Internazionale, Le Monde, Stern. He has carried out reportages in Africa, Asia, Middle East, but it is in Latin America that Valerio worked the longest and has lived in Buenos Aires for more than a decade.

He has worked on “Encerrados” for 10 years, a long term photographic project on the life conditions in 74 prisons across all the countries in the South American continent, describing with an anthropological and journalistic approach, the inmates’ reality. This work has been exhibited at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, at the University of Geneva, at the Browse Festival in Berlin and, in October 2014, at the Bronx Documentary Center of New York.

In November 2014 “Encerrados” became a book edited by Contrasto.

In 2015 Valerio finished another important photographic project that lasted for 8 years, denouncing the diffusion and the effects of a new low-cost drug called “Paco” that is killing an entire generation of youths in the suburbs of South American large cities. The work on “Paco” has been exhibited in Rome, Milan and Istanbul (catalogue published by International Green Cross).

Nepal, Leila Joy

Memories. Strangers. Constructed fairytales. The smell of foreign soil. A gust of wind blowing hair tangled across parted lips. Foolish choices and dirty, grazed knees. Uncontrollable laughter, tickling a poised face away. The deep breath before a dive. Explorations of light.

With a camera in one hand and a pen in the other, I capture and record little sparks of life and share them with others. There are so many different stories to tell…

I hope this website will take you on adventures and offer you a peek at the world through my eyes

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Zhang Jingna

 

Born 1988 in Beijing, Jingna lives and works in New York City.

A former rifle shooter, Jingna is a Commonwealth Games medalist and represented Singapore in numerous ISSF World Cups from 2002-2008. She was a student at Raffles Girl’s School and Lasalle College of the Arts until the age of 19, where she dropped out and self-published her first photobook, “Something Beautiful”.

In the years since, Jingna’s works have been featured on international editions of Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Her solo exhibitions include galleries at The Arts House and Japan Creative Centre in Singapore, and group exhibits like “45 Frames from Photo Vogue” at Leica Gallery in Milan, and Clé de Peau Beauté’s 30th anniversary exhibition in Hong Kong.

Jingna was named Master Photographer of the Year by Master Photographers Association in 2007, Photographer of the Year at ELLE Awards Singapore in 2011, and was a recipient of the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in 2015. Her works are represented by Trunk Archive, world’s leading image licensing agency.

Jingna is currently teaching a course on artistic portrait photography with Learn Squared and producing the Motherland Chronicles artbook. In her free time, Jingna enjoys Go, Gundam, and reading.

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Lee Chee Wai

A self-taught and avid photographer, a creative director/account manager in his advertising team, based in Ipoh Malaysia. his passion for photography has been brewing since he learned to appreciate art and at the same time pursue his studied in Graphic Design.

Being a founder member of a photography society in his hometown in 1990, his journey of photography had been driving him to contemporary and fine art photography mostly in black and white.

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Rick Gallina

I love portraiture. But perhaps more, I love exploring unknown places and stumbling across an interesting person and setting. I have been fortunate enough to randomly meet kind people who were generous enough to allow me to photograph them. Some of my favorite examples of these instances are below

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John Kenny

The pictures on this site are the result of hundreds of hours spent walking, hitching, and driving across Sub-Saharan Africa. They are a testimony to the vibrant cultures that still exist within some of the most isolated lands on earth

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Estevan Oriol

Estevan Oriol is an internationally celebrated professional photographer, director and urban lifestyle entrepreneur. Beginning his career as a hip-hop club bouncer turned tour manager for popular Los Angeles-based rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain, Estevan’s passion for photography developed while traveling the world. With an influential nudge and old camera from his father, renowned photographer Eriberto Oriol, Estevan began documenting life on the road and established a name for himself amid the emerging hip-hop scene.

Nearly 20 years later, Oriol’s extensive portfolio juxtaposes the glamorous and gritty planes of LA culture, featuring portraits of famous athletes, artists, celebrities and musicians as well as Latino, urban, gang, and tattoo counterculture lifestyles. He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally-acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy.

In addition to shooting campaigns for companies including Cadillac, Nike and Rockford Fosgate and directing new media projects for My Cadillac Stories, MetroPCS, MTV and Apple, Estevan has designed album covers and/or directed music videos for artists including Eminem, Cypress Hill, Blink 182, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit.

Mark Seliger

 

 

Mark Seliger was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1959, where he lived with his parents, Maurice and Carol Lee, and his two older brothers and younger sister, until 1964, when they moved to Houston. Seliger’s early interest in photography began when his brother Frank promised to give him his Diana camera if he got a base hit in Little League. He didn’t get the hit, but he got on base (by getting a walk for getting hit in the shoulder with the ball), and the camera was his. His first love quickly became the darkroom where he began experimenting with printing and developing in the family’s bathroom. He attended Houston’s High School for Performing & Visual Arts and, from there, went on to attend East Texas State University, where his education began in earnest, as he studied the history of documentary photography. He moved to New York City in 1984. In 1987, he began shooting small assignments for Rolling Stone. He was signed as their Chief Photographer in 1992. During his time at Rolling Stone, Seliger shot over 125 covers and began a long term collaborative relationship with Design Director, Fred Woodward, which continued into their work with GQ. They have co-directed numerous music videos for artists such as Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz and Elvis Costello. In 2001, Seliger moved from Rolling Stone to Condé Nast. He shoots frequently for Vanity Fair, Elle, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and German Vogue. In 2011, he co-founded a non-profit exhibition space for photography with Brent Langton called 401 Projects, which has featured shows for James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards, Albert Watson, Platon, among others. Seliger continues his love of the darkroom by using the platinum palladium process to create large-scale, 30”x40” prints, and his photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries. He has published numerous books, including: On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories (Rizzoli, 2016), Listen (Rizzoli, 2010), Mark Seliger: The Music Book (teNeues, 2008), In My Stairwell (Rizzoli, 2005), Lenny Kravitz/Mark Seliger (Arena, 2001), Physiognomy (Bullfinch, 1999) and When They Came to Take My Father – Voices from the Holocaust (Arcade, 1996). Seliger is the recipient of such esteemed awards as: Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, Lucie Award, Clio Grand Prix, Cannes Lions Grand Prix, and ASME’s. In 2017, Seliger’s work became a part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

 

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Marion Post Wolcott

Marion Post Wolcott was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at the New School for Social Research, New York University, and at the University of Vienna. Upon graduation in 1932, she returned to New York to pursue a career in photography and attended workshops with Ralph Steiner. By 1936, she was a freelance photographer for Life, Fortune, and other magazines. She became a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin in 1937 and remained there until Paul Strand recommended her to Roy Stryker at the Farm Security Administration, where she worked from 1938 to 1942. Wolcott suspended her photographic career thereafter in order to raise her family, but continued to photograph periodically as she traveled and taught, in Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, and New Mexico. In 1968 she returned to freelance photography in California and concentrated on color work, which she had been producing in the early 1940s. Wolcott’s photographs have been included in group and solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in 1962, ICP, and elsewhere. Among other honors she has received are the Dorothea Lange Award, and the 1991 Society of Photographic Education’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The several books on her life and career include Paul Henrickson’s Looking for the Light: The Hidden Life of Marion Post Wolcott (1992).

Wolcott’s documentary photographs for the FSA are notable for their variation in subject matter. Because she joined the organization late in its existence, Stryker often gave her assignments intended to complete projects already begun by others. Wolcott’s photographs show wealthy and middle-class subjects in addition to the poor people and migrant workers who appeared in most FSA photographs. Her body of work provides a view into another side of the 1930s in America, among that small percentage of people who could afford to escape the damaging effects of the Depression.

Gypsies, Valerio Bispuri

The Roma are a distinct ethnic minority originating from Northwestern India and living all over Europe and America. Their total population has recently been esteemed to be more than 14 millions. They usually form a separate social group, only partially integrated into the societies and countries where they live. A history of discrimination, persecution and killings – culminating with the Nazi holocaust – has pushed the Roma and other related minorities (Sinti etc.) to the margins of society, making them one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged minorities in Europe. Many Roma continue to face widespread racism and discrimination and to get limited access to basic rights and services and are almost unrepresented in public and political life. As a result, poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, lack of formal education, substandard housing are commonplace among them.

The photographer’s work on the Roma started in the late ’90s, in several Roma camps scattered around Italy (Rome, Naples, Bologna). In 2015, he returned to Bosnia on the tracks of their culture. From Mostar to Sarajevo, Roma people live in the outskirts of cities in labyrinthic villages consisting of shacks or small houses and keep more faithful to ancient traditions than more nomadic groups who moved to the West and got influenced by richer and consumeristic societies.

This story intends to tell Roma’s unvarnished truth, beyond stereotypes and ignorance still surrounding them, benefiting from a very close and intimate look and revealing unknown aspects of their emotions and culture.

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Lise-Anne Giguere Marsal


I started in this business as a hair and makeup artist 20 years ago. It’s a world I love and understand, even though it is sometimes crazy and superficial.

I started photography late in my career, simply with my children, their cousins and friends in my home state of Massachusetts and on vacation in Maine. I love photographing children and adolescents-their expressions, their offhand style, their innocence and spontaneity.

As an American, who has been living in France for the last two decades, I feel I bring a certain “Made in the USA” authenticity and naturalness to my photos.

If I can achieve a blend of European sophistication and American realism in them, I’m happy.

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Indonesian Transgender, Fulvio Bugani

Fulvio Bugani was born in Bologna in 1974.

He started working as a photographer in 1995. After a close collaboration with major photo studios of Bologna, he founded his own studio in 1999

Bugani has been a freelance professional photographer for over 20 years, working with associations and NGOs. He actively collaborates with MSF (Medecins Sans Frontier) and Amnesty International, for which he has participated in several projects on human rights, illegal immigration and the right to housing.

His work has been published on international magazines and websites like TIME LightBox, LFI – Leica Fotografie International and Cubadebate.

Among other recognitions, in 2015 he was awarded at the World Press Photo, for his work about Indonesian Transgender. While in 2016 his reportage about Cuba was selected as one of the 12 finalists at the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

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Martin Chambi

Martín Chambi tiene origen campesino, proviene de los Andes Peruanos, de un pueblo llamado Coaza, distrito de Carabaya cercano al lago Titikaka en el departamento de Puno. Nace el 5 de noviembre del año 1891.

Luego de su primer contacto con la fotografía en la mina de oro donde trabajaba su padre, la Santo Domingo Mining Company, viaja a Arequipa donde aprende el oficio de su maestro y guía Don Max T. Vargas, luego del aprendizaje y práctica en los talleres del Portal de Flores de la Plaza de Armas, finaliza su estadía en Arequipa exponiendo, gracias al patrocinio de su maestro en el Centro Artístico de aquella ciudad el 12 de octubre de 1917.

En los siguientes meses viaja acompañado de su esposa Manuela López Visa y sus hijos Celia y Víctor a la ciudad de Sicuani donde instala su propio y primer Estudio y taller. Sicuani, capital de la provincia de Canchis, es un lugar próspero en ese entonces por el desarrollo en la explotación de las lanas de alpaca y llama y su industrialización textil; durante su permanencia allí nace su única hija fotógrafa Julia Chambi.

Se establece profesionalmente y luego decide trasladarse al Cusco, ciudad a la que llega en 1920 atraído por su esplendor e historia, es en esta ciudad en la que desarrolla su trabajo más importante y deslumbrante hasta su muerte. Es aquí también donde nacen sus hijos Angélica, Manuel y Mery y es desde el Cusco que logra dimensión nacional e internacional por su trabajo.

En vida y en persona, expone en diversas Salas y Galerías de Lima y Arequipa, también muestra sus obras en La Paz, Bolivia en 1925 y en Santiago de Chile en 1936.

Es interesante mencionar su paso como reportero gráfico, por el Diario peruano La Crónica y las revistas Variedades y Mundial y finalmente por La Nación de Buenos Aires durante los años de 1918 a 1930. También publica su obra fotográfica en la revista norteamericana National Geographic en febrero de 1938.

Martín Chambi revela el universo cotidiano y mágico de la cultura andina entregándole al mundo su secreto más íntimo, a través de su archivo fotográfico que contiene cerca de 30,000 negativos, entre placas de vidrio, las cuales tienen diversos formatos: desde las más grandes de 18 x 24 cm. pasando por las de 13 x 18 cm., 10 x 15 cm; hasta las más pequeñas de 9 x 12 cm. y películas flexibles, rollos de 120 y de 35 mm. material que se encuentra en perfecto estado de conservación en la ciudad del Cusco.

El archivo cuenta felizmente con la protección y cuidado de sus herederos, en especial por su hija Julia, lamentablemente fallecida en el año 2003, a la que deja su Archivo en su lecho de muerte el 13 de septiembre de 1973, confesándole que le entrega una mina la cual ella sabrá explotar.

Constance Stuart Larrabee

Constance Stuart Larrabee, a photographer who recorded the vanishing tribes of southern Africa, the World War II battlefields of Europe and her life on Maryland’s tranquil Eastern Shore, died on July 27 at her home in Chestertown, Md. She was 85.

Known as Constance Stuart earlier in her career, Mrs. Larrabee in 1997 donated her African images to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, her World War II pictures to the Corcoran Gallery and her views of the Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

She photographed South African soldiers fighting their way up the Italian boot, as well as the liberation of Paris, with Gen. Charles de Gaulle, in profile, addressing a crowd. Finally, the show ended on a genteel note in Maryland, where she bred Norwich and Norfolk terriers on a farm and depicted the rivers and creeks, wildlife and people of her surroundings.

Two of her South African photographs were included in Edward Steichen’s famous international exhibition and collection of the mid-1950’s, ”The Family of Man.” The Museum of Modern Art billed it as ”the greatest photographic exhibition of all time,” and she shared the credits with the likes of Margaret Bourke-White, Frank Capra and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Born in England, Mrs. Larrabee grew up in Pretoria, South Africa, and studied photography in London and Munich. In 1936 she started a portrait studio in Pretoria to capture the white South African elite along with visitors like Noel Coward and members of the British royal family.

Apart from her commercial work, she began to chronicle the vanishing ethnic cultures of Bushmen, Transkei peoples and others in the region. Her exhibitions drew national attention and led to her appointment as a war photographer.

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Jacques-Henri Lartigue








 

Jacques Henri Lartigue was unknown as a photographer until 1963, when, at 69 years old, his work was shown for the first time in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. That same year, a picture spread published in Life magazine in an issue on John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s death also introduced Lartigue’s work to a wide public. Much to his surprise, he rapidly became one of the twentieth century’s most famous photographers.

Jacques Lartigue was introduced to photography as early as the year 1900 by his father, Henri Lartigue, who gave him his first camera in 1902, when Jacques was eight years old. From then on, Jacques recorded incessantly the world of his childhood, from automobile outings and family holidays to inventions by his older brother Maurice (nicknamed Zissou). Born into a prosperous family, the two brothers were fascinated by cars, aviation and sports currently in vogue; Jacques used his camera to document them all. As he grew up, he continued to frequent sporting events, participating in and recording such elite leisure activities as skiing, skating, tennis or golf.

But young Jacques, acutely aware of the evanescence of life, worried that photographs were not enough to resist the passing of time. How could images taken in just a few seconds convey and retain all the beauty and wonder around him? In parallel to his photography, he therefore began keeping a diary, and continued to do so throughout his life.

He also took up drawing and painting in 1915. After briefly attending the Julian Academy in Paris, he became a professional painter, exhibiting his work from 1922 on in Paris and the south of France. In 1919, Jacques married Madeleine Messager, the daughter of composer André Messager; their son Dany was born in 1921. Jacques and Madeleine divorced in 1931.

Jacques circulated in high society until the early 1930s, when the decline of the Lartigue fortune forced him to look for other sources of income. But he refused to give up his freedom by taking on a steady job, and lived meagerly off his painting throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In the early 1950s, while pursuing his painting career, he also began to receive some recognition as a photographer.

In 1962, with Florette, his third wife, he sailed by cargo ship to Los Angeles. During their travels, they stopped in New York, where they met with Charles Rado, founder of the photo agency Rapho. After seeing Lartigue’s photographs, Rado introduced him to John Szarkowski, the newly appointed director of the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art. Szarkowski was so impressed that the following year, he organized the first-ever exhibition of Lartigue’s work.

A retrospective of Lartigue’s photographs was held in Paris’ decorative arts museum, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, in 1975—the year after the French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, asked him to take his official portrait. In 1979, Lartigue signed an act donating his entire photographic output to the French government, the first living French photographer to do so; and mandated the Association des Amis de Jacques Henri Lartigue to conserve and promote his work. In 1980, his exhibition “Bonjour Monsieur Lartigue” was shown at the Grand Palais in Paris. He continued taking photographs, painting and writing until his death in Nice on September 12, 1986, at the age of 92, and left behind more than 100,000 photographs, 7,000 diary pages and 1,500 paintings.

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”

Tejal Patni

I graduated from the Sir JJ School of Applied Arts and started out as a still photographer. After all these years, I’m happy to report I’m still one. I’ve shot for Harvey Nichols, Chanel, Levi’s and a whole host of some of the world’s most exciting brands. ( I guess I’ve been lucky.)

I’ve always tried to ‘push things a bit’, give people something they haven’t seen before.

Sometimes I’ve managed to do that. Sometimes I haven’t.

Over the past few years or so, I’ve been pushing myself. I still love stills, but I don’t like being static. Cut to London. I’m in a classroom full of kids studying film making. I graduate from the London Film Academy.

I’m moving. I think there is something deeply fulfilling about the whole idea of Locomotion. I’m not too sure where it’s all headed, but it feels good. To be a journeyman, to be on the road. Especially when the light’s just right.

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Mariana Yampolsky

 

 

 

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Para Mariana Yampolsky (Chicago, 6 de septiembre de 1925 – † Ciudad de México, 3 de mayo de 2002), la fotografía fue un modo de conocer, de adentrarse en la memoria y las vivencias cotidianas de los seres humanos, acaso con el propósito de identificar, en los abundantes signos que encierran sus imágenes, las identidades de individuos y colectividades, la manera única en que estos se relacionan con el mundo. Desde su llegada a México, en 1945, fue una dedicada viajera de los caminos mexicanos. Doce años después de su muerte, somos testigos de la enorme curiosidad de la artista por las costumbres de la gente que encontraba en su camino. Pero Yampolsky buscó siempre trascender la descripción antropológica.

Después de una trayectoria larga y laboriosa, tuvo la satisfacción enorme de haber dedicado su vida a lo que ella más amaba: México y su gente. Al ver sus fotografías, uno se pregunta qué es México, por qué unos sí y otros no, por qué el hambre, el desasimiento; Mariana da una única respuesta: la de la dignidad. Su rigor es absoluto, sin concesiones. Porque fue maestra, sabe enseñar y si antes enseñó con palabras, con sus imágenes enseña visualmente. En las fotografías de Mariana Yampolsky no hay urgencias, ni prisas, ni ‘instante decisivo’. Para ella, tomar una foto era un viaje al interior que debía hacerse con mucho tiento. Sus imágenes nunca hieren, jamás tomó a un ser humano en su peor momento. Ni a un perro siquiera.

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