Marta Sarlo

was born in Trani in 1983 and currently lives and works in Rome. In 2007, after a three year period, she was graduated by the Scuola Romana di Fotografia. During the years 2006-2007, she produced a reportage focused on inmates living conditions in the psychiatric and penitentiary hospital of Aversa and in 2007, thanks to such reportage, FNAC assigned her an honorable mention (“Attention to a photographic talent”). Starting from 2007 she has been working for CONTRASTO. In 2008 she took part in the Reflexions-masterclass, held by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret.  In 2009, with the reportage focused on obesity entitled Angela 

angela-4

angela-1 angela-6 angela-9 angela-14

 

Nikita Pirogov

was born in St. Petersburg in 1989. Since early childhood he has been involved in various aspects of art such as music, painting, dancing, theatre. While a student at the St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy in 2008-2010 he took up photography and literature and became interested in the Japanese dance theatre Butoh. His multi-pronged approach makes his style full of associations from different art forms.

nikita-pirogov-30

nikita-pirogov-35 nikita-pirogov-38 nikita-pirogov-39 nikita-pirogov-42

Monika Redzisz and Urzula Bereżecka

polish photographers that met while studying at the department of photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. In 2000 they set up a photography group under the name of “Zorka Project”. Since then, they have been working as a team, taking photographs and writing press articles together. In their cycles of portraits, so far, they have shown: Warsaw female tram drivers, nuns, bodybuilders, refugees, drag queens and homeless mothers with children.

zorkaproject-madres-17

zorkaproject-madres-23 zorkaproject-madres-24 zorkaproject-madres-25

Matt Hoyle

Before becoming a professional photographer, Matt Hoyle was a Creative Director in the advertising industry. This is where he developed a strong sense of concept and story. Today, his photography is recognized across the globe. His work has been featured in countless publications and won numerous awards including a Cannes Gold Lion. Hoyle has been selected as one of the 200 Best Ad Photographers by Lurzer’s Archive, and has appeared multiple times in the IPA Best of Show.  His photographs have been exhibited in major galleries and his clients include Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, GSD&M, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Wired,  Fast Company,  and others. On his practice Hoyle says: “People have always interested me. It may actually  be as boring as that. I love sub-groups and the sub-cultures. Whether that be aging boxers who used to be champions, winter swimmers or sideshow freaks. The imperfections of society are what interests me also and that’s why I try to unapologetically bring them out. I love the beauty in imperfection. They make great stories, don’t they? Every great story has a flawed character. I just try to magnify them.”

matt-hoyle-25

matt-hoyle-26 matt-hoyle-36

Rachel Papo

born in 1970 in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Israel. She began photographing as a teenager and attended a renowned fine-arts high-school in Haifa, Israel. At age eighteen she served in the Israeli Air Force as a photographer. She earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Ohio State University (1991-96), and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City (2002-05).

rachel-papo-billy-3 rachel-papo-perfect-6 rachel-papo-serial-3 rachel-papo-serial-10 rachel-papo-serial-14

Jindrich Štreit

is a Czech photographer and pedagogue known for his documentary photography. He focuses on documenting the rural life and people of Czech villages. He is considered one of the most important exponents of the Czech documentary photography.

jindc599ich-c5a1treit-19 jindc599ich-c5a1treit-36 jindc599ich-c5a1treit-31 jindc599ich-c5a1treit-11 jindc599ich-c5a1treit-3 jindc599ich-c5a1treit-27 jindc599ich-c5a1treit-15

Stephen Shore

is an American photographer known for his deadpan images of banal scenes and objects in the United States, and for his pioneering use of color in art photography. He was interested in photography from an early age. Self-taught, he received a photographic darkroom kit at age six from a forward-thinking uncle. He began to use a 35mm camera three years later and made his first color photographs. At ten he received a copy of Walker Evans’s book, American Photographs, which influenced him greatly. His career began at the early age of fourteen, when he made the precocious move of presenting his photographs to Edward Steichen, then curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Recognizing Shore’s talent, Steichen bought three of his works. At age seventeen, Shore met Andy Warhol and began to frequent Warhol’s studio, the Factory, photographing Warhol and the creative people that surrounded him. In 1971, at the age of 24, Shore became the second living photographer to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

stephen-shore-6 stephen-shore-10

Matt Eich

is a freelance photographer and founding member of LUCEO. His work is rooted in memory, both personal and collective and he strives to approach every photograph with a sense of intimacy.  He believes that stories are the fabric of history and that they have the power to inform and transform. While he has worked on five continents, Matt’s images focus on his own back yard, often exploring communities, the issues they face and their sense of identity.

Melissa in the doorway in Norfolk, Virginia. matt-eich-2 matt-eich-12 matt-eich-26

Elina Brotherus

born in Helsinki in 1972 spending much of her time in Paris. She was trained in analytic chemistry before she decided to take up photography. Her early works, rooted in the documentary tradition, involved self-portraiture but more recently her interests have been dominated by formal concerns. Her practice continues to focus on the human body and landscape. While her works provoke conceptual questions, the artist insists that her interests are primarily visual. In her ongoing series, ‘The New Painting,’ Brotherus uses a camera to investigate the dilemmas that have challenged painters for centuries. The early works of Elina Brotherus mainly involve self-portraiture but as her practice has evolved, it has become almost devoid of all autobiographical elements. Still studying analytical chemistry when she decided to take up photography, Brotherus was at first resistant to the idea of investigating her own emotional life. On completing her science degree, however, once freed from the rigours of the scientific thinking, she experienced ‘a tremendous burst of creativity’, which resulted in a series of self-portraits, ‘Das Mädchen sprach von Liebe’ conceived between 1997 and 1999.

elina-brotherus-elina_brotherus_model_study_12-imgelina-brotherus_i-hate-sex brotherus3