Ilse Bing

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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.

Woodland, Kilian Schoenberger

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I’m a professional photographer & geographer from Germany; born in 1985. My aspiration was always to cut my path as a photographer with an own creative perspective – despite beeing colourblind. I recognized that I could turn this so-called disadvantage into a strength, too and developed my own unique photographic view: E.g. while getting a picture of a chaotic forest scene, I can’t clearly distinguish the different green and brown tones. Brushing aside this “handicap” I don’t care about those tones and just concentrate on the patterns of the wood to achieve an impressive image structure. Currently I have two residences: One in Cologne and one near Ratisbona in Bavaria. My photographic work concerns the whole range of topics from natural landscapes to cityscapes. Remote rural areas are photographically as interesting as the lifestyle and architecture of urban melting pots. Both worlds fascinate me and so I try to capture my individual view of these changing and challenging environments. For landscape photography I prefer temperate and high latitudes and alpine landscapes. I like the harsh beauty of those areas and the peculiar melancholy that surrounds them. Regions which I am interested in are Norway, Iceland, the Alps, Scotland, the Pacific Northwest, Saxon Switzerland, Kamchatka, Patagonia, New Zealand, the Altai Mountains, Canada and Siberia

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Marius Vieth

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My street photography revolves around the human element in an urban world. In the heart of the city hustle from New York to Seoul I capture the synergy between random strangers and their urban environment.

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George Portz

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Vincent Peters

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Vincent Peters was born in 1969 in Bremen, Germany. He began his career taking pictures while traveling through Thailand in the 1980´s. The pictures from this trip were later published by GEO Magazine. In 1989 he moved to New York and started working as photographer assistant. Soon after, Vincent decided to pursue his own creative vision. His work diverged from the path of commercial photography and focused on photography as fine art. The resulting body of work was exhibited extensively throughout Europe and was published in numerous portfolios in fine art periodicals. He returned to Europe in 1995 and rededicated himself to the world of fashion and celebrity photography. Since then he is based between Paris and New York.

His work has been published in international magazines such as Italian Vogue, L´Uomo, French Vogue, British Vogue, Spanish Vogue, German Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Numero, ELLE, British GQ, Italian GQ, Spanish GQ, Arena, Dazed and Confused, The Face.

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Fred Herzog

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Fred Herzog (b.1930, Germany) is a photographer known primarily for his photos of life in Vancouver, Canada. He worked professionally as a medical photographer. He was the associate director of the UBC Department of Biomedical Communication, and also taught at Simon Fraser University.

He grew up in Stuttgart, but was evacuated from the city during the aerial bombardment of the Second World War. His parents died during the war (of typhoid and cancer), after which he dropped out of school and found work as a seaman on ships. He emigrated to Canada in 1952, living briefly in Toronto and Montreal before moving to Vancouver in 1953. He had taken casual photos since childhood, and began to take it seriously after moving to Canada.

His work focuses primarily on “ordinary” people, the working class, and their connections to the city around them. He worked primarily with slide film (mostly Kodachrome), which limited his ability to exhibit, and also marginalized him somewhat as an artist in the 1950s and 60s when most work was in Black and White. However, he has been increasingly recognized in recent decades. His work has appeared in numerous books, and various galleries, including the Vancouver Art Gallery

Florian Weiler

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Astrid Sterner

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Spanish-German born artist Astrid Sterner started photography at an early age, documenting her surroundings and creating stories using her friends as main subjects. After being accepted into Central Saint Martins in 2007, she moved to London where she would study photography. There she experimented with a large range of lighting and imagery techniques. She was later accepted into a special training program with the Magnum Collective for young upcoming photographers. After graduation, Astrid moved to NYC where she worked for two years for renowned fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti. Later she took the position as Photo assistant and Studio manager of photographer Miguel Reveriego. Astrid is now a freelance fashion photographer based in NY. She has contributed to numerous fashion publications including Vogue Mexico, Interview Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Elle Vietnam, I-D Spain.

La nostalgie d’ amour, Horst Kistner

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Klaus Kampert

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The body is the shell of the soul.

My work is mainly concerned with the human body.
Still, I do not consider my images to be classic nudes or erotic photography, although these genres may have an impact on my work.

By picturing nakedness in an image, it is to reveal mind and emotion, not only showing the body as such.

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Jo Schwab

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Jo Schwab is a German photographer born 1969 in a small town near Frankfurt. He studied at the State Academy of Photograpy in Munich, and now lives and works in Berlin.
It is a widely recognized artist in the world of photography primarily for his portraits of nudes. These images are pure, direct and without artifice. A neutral background and a model of torso or full body exhibiting their authenticity in front of the camera of a photographer skillful enough to catch it.

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Johanna Knauer

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Volker Birke

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I can’t draw, but release the shutter… 😉

All his life Volker Birke has been fascinated with nature, particularly sea and landscapes, and how it relates to personal feelings, atmosphere and moods. He got his first camera around the age of 10 (taught by his father, later on doing photography primarily self-taught). Therefore, artistic sea and landscape photography has always been a favorite subject (viewing landscape paintings also, e.g., created by Caspar David Friedrich or William Turner in the late 18th and 19th century). Although, he is much interested in other genres of photography as well. For the last ten years, he has primarily employed digital SLR cameras (Canon), though still shooting and developing film (b&w 35 mm, Zeiss and Yashica cameras) occasionally

Clemens Kalischer

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Clemens Kalischer immigrated with his parents to Paris from his native Bavaria in 1933, when Hitler came to power, and then to the United States in 1942. After studying photography at Cooper Union and the New School for Social Research, he worked as a photojournalist for the French Press news agency and for Coronet magazine. By 1949 he was a successful freelance photographer and photojournalist, with work published in such magazines and newspapers as the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Fortune, Du, and in the alternative press as well, including In Context and Common Ground. Kalischer’s architectural photographs have appeared in Architectural Forum, Urban Design International, and Progressive Architecture. He has operated the Image Gallery in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for more than thirty years, and maintains an archive of some 500,000 stock photographs, supplied to publications worldwide. As both photographer and teacher, he works extensively with institutions such as Bennington and Hampshire colleges, Georgetown, and Harvard. Kalischer has been an active member of One by One, an international dialogue group for survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust that seeks emotional healing.
Kalischer’s work extends the tradition of photojournalism inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson and André Kertész. His recent interest in agriculture, architecture, education, the environment, music, religion, and socioeconomic matters, however, adds a level of personal dedication to his images that pushes his body of work beyond its aesthetic precedents.

Annett Turki

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Thomas Bichler

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Gerhard Riebicke

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Michael Magin

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My primary goal as an artist is to create a moment between me and the subject, no matter who or what it is, that reflects my own understanding of eternalness, no more and no less. I also do not offer commissioned work and follow only my own directions. Furthermore, my art is not politically motivated or socially critical, I’m only trying to create aesthetic images for the sake of aesthetics.

Arnold Genthe

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Born in Germany to a family of scholars, Genthe was a recent Ph.D. in classical philology when he came to the United States in 1895 to work for two years as a tutor. On his days off, he walked the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco, where he began to photograph. After publishing some of these images in local magazines, Genthe decided to open his own studio, specializing in portraits of prominent locals and visiting celebrities. Genthe’s work and studio were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and resulting fire–save for the Chinatown images that had been stored in a bank vault. He published those early images in the 1909 book Pictures of Old Chinatown. After the fire, Genthe re-established his studio in San Francisco and in 1908 spent six months photographing in Japan. In 1911 he moved to New York, where he continued to work as a successful portrait and pioneering dance photographer. With New York as his new home base, Genthe also traveled and photographed throughout Europe and the United States