Pantaleón Astiazarán

Pantaleón Astiazarán (1949), es un médico, deportista, karateca, buzo, marino, periodista y fotógrafo uruguayo. Conocido como Panta Aristazarán. Heredó su nombre de su abuelo que fue el médico y político Pantaleón Astiazarán. Estudió en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de la República, se tituló de médico general. Mezcló sus estudios con su pasión por el buceo, realizando en París un curso de medicina submarina. Ganador rioplatense de karate, fue custodio de Liber Seregni en el año 1971, luego retomó sus estudios de medicina. Trabajo para diferentes medios como el diario el El País y la revista Tres. Editor fotográfico de AFP, ha realizado numerosa muestras colectivas e individuales. Recibe el Premio Morosoli en 1999, otorgado por la Fundación Lolita Rubial por el conjunto de su obra fotográfica. Se trata sin duda de uno de los autores de mayor nivel de la fotografia uruguaya, sin embargo, quizas por desinteres oficial, quizas por voluntad propia, su obra no se ha vuelto a editar despues de su libro de 1980, Como agua entre las manos, editado en Brasil. La calidad de su fotografia se puede apreciar casi exclusivamente en su sitio web http://www.pantafotos.com/

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Bernard Plossu

Bernard Plossu now lives in France, although still walking the world. His work coincides with the development of French contemporary photography. His sensual images, still vibrate silent and speak to us of the sweetness of the body, matter, motion and other “middle landscape”. Topics such as travel, space, family, often treated as autobiographical in his work, intimate writing language recognizable through the years.

John Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer, born in Illinois, is a founder member of the VII photo agency.
Over the last decade, Stanmeyer has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic, producing more than 12 stories for the magazine. Between 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for Time magazine, during which time he photographed the war in Afghanistan, the fight for independence in East Timor, the fall of Suharto in Indonesia, and other significant world news events. His years with Time resulted in 18 covers of the magazine.
Stanmeyer has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa award (Overseas Press Club), Magazine Photographer of the Year (POYi), and numerous World Press, Picture of the Year and NPPA awards. In 2008, his National Geographic cover story on global malaria received a National Magazine Award, and in 2012 he was nominated for an Emmy with the VII documentary film series, ‘Starved for Attention’.

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Jeremy Piper

Jeremy Piper grew up on the Northern beaches of Sydney on the East Coast of Australia. Studying photography at High School and immersing himself in the darkroom at an early age led him on a path of wonderment ever since.
Beginning his career as a ‘copyboy’ in the ever shifting sands of print journalism in 1989 at News Ltd in Sydney tutored him about life and the media, a long way from telling his father, a policeman and artist that working for a newspaper was going to be “taking photographs of cats up trees”.
Three decades on his work continues to explore the connection between exponential growth of population in Australia and the effect on the environment with his work on Badgery’s Creek “In the name of progress”.
His work on the Ship Graveyards of India bares witness to the impact of man on the environment whilst giving dignity to the workers amongst the mudplains of Gudjarat. His work was published widely in the book ‘The Human Condition”.
The natural devastation inflicted on Vanuatu from Tropical Cyclone Pam and his work from the East Timorese referendum received many accolades. He has recently been commissioned by National Geographic and Fox to document Tokyo, Japan as part of a Tokyo 2020 multimedia piece. Piper’s work is held in institutional collections and has been widely exhibited throughout regional Australia and parts of France.
He is a co-founding member of Oculi, an Australian based collective of visual storytellers offing a narrative of contemporary life, Piper balances family life between Sydney the Asian Pacific Regions.

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Albert Levy

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HI I am a B&W photographer who enjoys photographing people , landscapes & teaching people how to take & produce more emotive B&W images. I believe to produce a good B&W you need to capture the gesture, then be able to extract that from your image for the viewer to enjoy. B&W photography is the soul of photography it has an honesty I don’t think we see in Colour, but that is just me. I offer Workshops here in New Zealand on a unique high country sheep station, challenging photographic situations, great place.

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Oliver Stegmann

I was born in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland. Since my late teen years, photography has become a key medium for me to express myself. Professionally, however, I took a different path, studying economics and now working in a management position. I’m married and a father of two lovely daughters.
On many trips to different continents, I have continuously worked on improving my skills as a photographer and on developing my own visual language. I participated in various workshops of well-known photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Anders Petersen or Ernesto Bazan.
Until 2007 I photographed exclusively with black-and-white film and made all prints in my own darkroom. In 2005, I started scanning the negatives, editing them in Photoshop and creating fine art prints. Two years later, I started to use also digital cameras.
My long-term project on circuses behind the scenes is planned to be published as a photo book in 2021. My other on-going personal project is to document the childhood years of my children.

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Jacob Aue Sobol

Jacob Aue Sobol was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1976. A photographer and member of Magnum Photos, he has published several monographs of his unique, expressive style of black-and-white photography and exhibited his work widely. His images focus on the universality of human emotion and the search for love within oftentimes harsh surroundings.
Jacob lived in Canada from 1994-95 and Greenland from 2000-2002. In Spring 2006 he moved to Tokyo, living there 18 months before returning to Denmark in August 2008. He has traveled extensively in the years since, photographing in Siberia, Thailand, Mongolia, America, and China while staying based in Copenhagen.
After studying at the European Film College, in 1998 Jacob was admitted to Fatamorgana, a Danish school for documentary and art photography. In the autumn of 1999 he went to live in the settlement Tiniteqilaaq on the East Coast of Greenland. Over the next three years, he lived mainly in this township with his Greenlandic girlfriend Sabine and her family, living the life of a fisherman and seal hunter but also photographing. The resulting book “Sabine” was published in 2004.
In the summer of 2005, Jacob traveled with a film crew to Guatemala to make a documentary about a young Mayan girl’s first journey to the ocean. The following year he returned by himself to the mountains of Guatemala, where he met the indigenous Gomez-Brito family. He stayed with them for a month to tell the story of their everyday life. The series won first prize in the Daily Life category of World Press Photo in 2006.
In 2006 he moved to Tokyo and during the next two years, he created the images for the book “I, Tokyo,” which was awarded the Leica European Publishers Award in 2008.
Following his time in Tokyo, Jacob worked extensively in Bangkok, resulting in the 2016 book “By the River of Kings.” In 2012 he began photographing along the Trans-Siberian Railroad and spent the next five winters photographing in the remote Russian province of Yakutia for his project “Road of Bones.” He has ongoing projects in Denmark (“Home”) and the United States (“America”).

Martine Franck

Franck studied art history at the University of Madrid and at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
In 1963, Franck became an assistant to photographers Eliot Elisofon and Gjon Mili at Time-Life in Paris. By 1996 she was a busy freelance photographer for magazines such as Vogue, Life and Sports Illustrated, and the official photographer of the Théâtre du Soleil (a position she held for 48 years). From 1970 to 1971 she worked in Paris at the photo agency Vu, and in 1972 she co-founded the photo agency Viva.

In 1980, Franck joined the famous Magnum cooperative photo agency as a “nominee”, and in 1983 she became a full member. She was one of a very small number of women to be accepted into the agency. In 1983, she completed a project for the now-defunct French Ministry of Women’s Rights and in 1985 she began collaborating with the non-profit International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor. In 1993, she first traveled to the Irish island of Tory where she documented the tiny Gaelic community living there. She has also traveled to Tibet and Nepal, and with the help of Marilyn Silverstone photographed the education system of the Tibetan Tulkus monks. In 2003 and 2004 she returned to Paris to document the work of theater director Robert Wilson who was staging La Fontaine’s fables at the Comédie Française.
Nine books of Franck’s photographs have been published, and in 2005 Franck was made a chevalier of the French Légion d’Honneur.

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Francisco Mata Rosas

Es uno de los exponentes más reconocidos de la fotografía contemporánea. Estudió Ciencias de la Comunicación en la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco 1979-1983. Y la Maestría en Artes Visuales en la UNAM. Se desempeñó como fotoperiodista en el diario La Jornada de México, 1986-1992. Su trabajo fotográfico se ha publicado en varios de los principales periódicos y revistas de Estados Unidos, España, Canadá, Italia, Francia, Inglaterra y México. Sus fotografías han sido expuestas en: México, Holanda, Alemania, Italia, España, Francia, Inglaterra, Estados Unidos, Escocia, Japón, Argentina, Brasil, Panamá, Uruguay, Ecuador, Perú, Honduras, Cuba y Costa Rica, por mencionar sólo algunos espacios.

Premios: Premio de Adquisición en la Bienal de Fotografía Mexicana, 1988. Premio de Honor en el Concurso del Bicentenario de la Revolución Francesa, México-Francia, 1989. Beca de Jóvenes Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, México, 1989. Third Mother Jones Fund for Documentary Photography USA,1993. Premio de Fomento y Coinversión del Fondo Naciónal para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994 y 1999. Residencia Artística en el Museo de Bellas Artes de Orleáns, Francia, en el marco del 5º Recontres Photographiques d´Orleáns, Une Saison Mexicaine. Octubre-Noviembre, 2004. Honor of Distinction in Photojournalism, Black an White Spider Awards, 2006 Pertenece al Sistema Nacional de Creadores de México a partir del año 2000.

Publicaciones: América Profunda, 1992. Sábado de Gloria, 1994. Litorales, 2000. México Tenochtitlan, 2005. Tepito ¡Bravo el Barrio!, 2006 Arca de Noé, 2009 Un Viaje. El metro de la ciudad de México, 2011

 

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Mauricio Palos

Mauricio Palos , documentalist and cultural promoter, works mainly in North and South America.

His work explores a variety of topics related to human rights, historical memory related to political crises and land conflicts.
Normally he is producing projects of personal initiative that are published as zines, newspapers and photographic books, he is also constantly experimenting with his audiovisual production.

He is currently a fellow of the National System of Creators in Mexico from FONCA and his work has been exhibited at festivals around the world. Palos is based in the north of Mexico, in the city of San Luis Potosí.

Jesús Abad Colorado

Jesús Abad Colorado es un fotoperiodista colombiano. Su trabajo se centra en los derechos humanos y el conflicto armado de Colombia.​
Nació en 1968 en Medellín. Recibió un BA en Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Antioquia. Trabajó como fotógrafo para el diario El Colombiano de Medellín de 1992 a 2001. Su trabajo se ha exhibido en más de 30 exposiciones, e internacionalmente. Es coautor de dos libros, Relatos e Imágenes: El desplazamiento forzado en Colombia y La prisión, realidades de las cárceles en Colombia, y ha colaborado en muchos otros libros sobre el tema de los derechos humanos, además de su reciente documental El testigo en 2019, transmitido por el canal Caracol de Televisión. En 2000, fue secuestrado en una barricada por las guerrillas del Ejército de Liberación Nacional y retenido durante dos días.

Su trabajo ha sido reconocido con numerosos premios. Ganó el Premio Simón Bolívar de Periodismo tres veces. En 2006, fue galardonado con el premio Caritas en Suiza y el CPJ International Press Freedom Awards del Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ). El CPJ nunca había otorgado este galardón a un fotoperiodista. En 2009, estuvo en la lista de candidatos para el Premio Pictet.

Benedict J. Fernández

Benedict Joseph Fernandez III (April 5, 1936 – January 31, 2021) was an American educator and journalistic and documentary street photographer. He is noted for photographing the protest movements of the 1960s, particularly those of the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War movement. Home

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Emmet Gowin is an American photographer known for his broad range of subjects, including moths, his wife, and landscapes. “There are things in your life that only you will see, stories that only you will hear. If you don’t tell them or write them down, if you don’t make the picture, these things will not be seen, these things will not be heard,” he has said. Born on December 22, 1941 in Danville, VA, he studied at the Richmond Professional Institute and received his MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1967. Studying under Harry Callahan at RISD, Gowin adopted his professor’s penchant of using his wife as a model for photographs. By the 1980s, the artist’s work had expanded to include aerial photography of derelict industrial factories, damaged agricultural fields, and nuclear plants, in different locations around the world. These works hint at Gowin’s fascination with finding beauty in areas devastated by manmade and natural disasters. He currently lives and works in Newtown, PA. Today, the photographer’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

 

 

 

Mayerling Garcia

Originalmente se formó como Lic. Comunicadora Social. Se acerca a la fotografía principalmente como fotoperiodista. Trabajó con periódicos nacionales y ha colaborado con agencias internacionales de noticias como France Press . Con el tiempo se distancia del fotoperiodismo e inicia una búsqueda de una fotografía personal, narrativa y sutilmente literaria. También se enfoca en cuestiones o temas sociales contemporáneas, con una visión muy documental e íntima de la vida cotidiana.

Manuel Álvarez Bravo


Manuel Álvarez Bravo fue el primer fotógrafo artístico de México y es la figura más importante de la fotografía latinoamericana del siglo XX. Nació y se crió en la Ciudad de México. Mientras tomaba clases de arte en la Academia de San Carlos, se covirtio en fotografo autodidacta. Su carrera abarcó desde finales de la década de 1920 hasta la década de 1990 con su pico artístico entre los años 1920 y 1950. Su sello distintivo como fotógrafo era capturar imágenes de lo ordinario pero en forma irónica o surrealista. Sus primeros trabajos se basaron en influencias europeas, pero pronto fue influenciado por el movimiento muralista mexicano y el impulso cultural y político general en el momento de redefinir la identidad mexicana. Rechazó lo pintoresco, empleando elementos para evitar estereotipos. A lo largo de su carrera tuvo numerosas exposiciones de su obra, trabajó en el cine mexicano y fundó la Editorial Editorial de la Plástica Mexicana. Ganó numerosos premios por su trabajo, sobre todo después de 1970.
La carrera fotográfica de Álvarez Bravo abarcó desde finales de los años veinte hasta los noventa. Se formó en las décadas posteriores a la Revolución Mexicana, cuando hubo una producción creativa significativa en el país, en gran parte patrocinada por el gobierno que quería promover una nueva identidad mexicana basada tanto en la modernidad como en el pasado indígena del país.
Aunque ya estaba trabajando a fines de los años 20, se convirtio en un fotógrafo freelance a tiempo completo en 1930, renunciando a su trabajo del gobierno. Ese mismo año, Tina Modotti fue deportada de México por actividades políticas y dejó a Álvarez Bravo su cámara y su trabajo en la revista mexicana Folkways. Para esta publicación, Álvarez Bravo comenzó a fotografiar la obra de los muralistas mexicanos y otros pintores. Durante el resto de la década de 1930, su carrera se estabilizo. Se reunió con el fotógrafo Paul Strand en 1933 en el lugar de filmacion de Redes, y trabajó con él brevemente. En 1938, conoció al artista surrealista francés André Breton, que promovió el trabajo de Alvaréz Bravo en Francia, exponiéndolo allí. Más tarde, Breton pidió una fotografía para la portada del catálogo para una exposición en México. Alvarez Bravo creó “La buena fama durmiendo”, que los censores mexicanos rechazaron por desnudez. La fotografía se reproduciría muchas veces después de eso sin embargo.
Alvarez Bravo capacitó a la mayoría de la próxima generación de fotógrafos como Nacho López, Héctor García y Graciela Iturbide. De 1938 a 1939, enseñó fotografía en la Escuela Central de Artes Plásticas, actualmente la Escuela Nacional de Artes (UNAM). En la segunda mitad de los años sesenta impartió clases en el Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos. De 1943 a 1959, trabajó en la industria cinematográfica mexicana tomando fotografias, lo que le llevó a experimentar algo con el cine. En 1957 trabajó haciendo fotos para la película Nazarín de Luis Buñuel.
Su carrera incluyó más de 150 exposiciones individuales de su trabajo junto con la participación en más de 200 exposiciones colectivas. En 1928, una fotografía suya es elegida para ser exhibida en el Primer Salón Mexicano de la Fotografía. Su primera exposición individual fue en la Galería Posada de la Ciudad de México en 1932. En 1935 expuso con Henri Cartier-Bresson en el Palacio de Bellas Artes, con textos de Langston Hughes y Luis Cardoza y Aragón. En 1940 su obra forma parte de una exposición surrealista de André Breton en la galería de Inés Amor. Edward Steichen seleccionó el trabajo de Bravo para la exposición 1955 en el MoMA que fue exhibida alrededor del mundo, vista por más gente que cualquier otra hasta la fecha. En 1968, el Palacio de Bellas Artes realizó una retrospectiva de cuatro décadas de trabajo de Álvarez Bravo. Expuso en el Museo de Arte de Pasadena y el Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York en 1971, la Galería Corcoran de Arte en Washington en 1978, el Museo de Israel en Jerusalén en 1983 y la Biblioteca Nacional en Madrid en 1985. De 1994 a 1995, Evidencias de lo invisible, cien fotografías, se presentó en el Museo de Bellas Artes de Nueva Delhi, en el Palacio Imperial de Pekín y en el Centro Cultural de Belém en Lisboa. En 2001, el J. Paul Getty Museum de Los Angeles organizó una retrospectiva de su obra.

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Jeanloup Sieff

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Jeanloup Sieff (November 30, 1933 – 20 September 2000) was a fashion photographer.
Sieff was born in Paris to parents of Polish origin. His interest in photography was first piqued when he received a Photax plastic camera as a birthday gift for his fourteenth birthday. He recalled his holidays in Polish winter resort of Zakopane as a period when photographing newly met girls he got really hooked on photography. In 1953 he attended the Vaugirard School of Photography in Paris, later on moved to the Vevey School in Switzerland, and in 1954 he was already working as a freelance reporter, leaving aside his brief interest in cinema.
In 1956 he began shooting fashion photography, and in 1958 he joined the Magnum Agency. His work for them made him travel to Italy, Greece, Poland and Turkey. He settled in New York for a number of years in the 1960s, where he worked for Esquire, Glamour, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, becoming extremely popular in America.
He won a number of prizes, including the Prix Niepce, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in Paris in 1981 and the Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1992. He photographed many celebrities, among them Jane Birkin, Yves Montand, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Rudolf Nureyev. Dancers and nudes were two recurring themes in his works. Jeanloup Sieff died in Paris, September 20, 2000 at the age of 66. His daughter, Sonia Sieff, is a known photographer.
All aspects of photography interest me and I feel for the female body the same curiosity and the same love as for a landscape, a face or anything else which interests me. In any case, the nude is a form of landscape. There are no reasons for my photographs, nor any rules; all depends on the mood of the moment, on the mood of the model