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Regine Petersen was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1976. She lives in London, UK, where she received her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2009. Exhibitions of her photographs include the House of Photography in Hamburg, Museum Folkwang in Essen, A Foundation in London and Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne.
Clare Strand is a British Photographic Artist. Her constant passion is the appeal of Utilitarian Photography where aesthetic issues are secondary to specific formulations and generic expectations. Research stimulates much of this dynamic. Strand has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and her monograph entitled, Clare Strand is published by Photoworks and Steidl.
Karen Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s. She finished her education in Paris and London. Karen has taught, exhibited and lectured internationally, including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. She studied at the University of Westminster in the mid-1970s, exhibiting photography that addressed debates in cultural studies and film theory concerning the ‘politics of representation’ practices, which emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey. Karen ’s work developed a critical and playful dialogue with documentary photography using different visual and textual strategies to explore her chosen subject matter that ranges from the family and lifestyle to the animal and its representation in the museum context. More recently she has left documentary to make photographs that explore the boundaries between illusion and reality.
Laura Pannack has recently received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. Her work has also won and been shortlisted for a total of 15 other awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited world-wide. These awards include first place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O’Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009. She was chosen as the ‘Judges Choice’ at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including being shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009.
Pannack was selected as a YPU member and is on Talentpool on the D&AD website having being commended for her work on Alzheimer’s in the D&AD awards. Some of her clients and publications include The Saturday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian Weekend, The Mental Health Foundation, The COI, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Seesaw Magazine, Hotshoe and BJP.
Sarah Pickering lives and works in London. Pickering studied MA Photography at the Royal College of Art (2003-05) and has been the recipient of the Peter S Reed Award (2008), the Jerwood Photography Award and Photographers Gallery Graduate Award (2005). She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include: Incident Control, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2010), Holding Fire, fotogallery, Cardiff, Explosion, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, (2009). Selected group exhibitions include: Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection, New Mexico Museum of Art, Manipulating Reality, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Photography Collection, V&A Museum, London (2010), Theatres of the Real, Fotomuseum, Antwerp (2009), Rethinking Landscape: Photography from the Allen G.Thomas Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, How we Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain (2007). Forthcoming exhibitions include the Jerwood Space Commission Locate (Aug 2010) and PM Gallery and House Revealing Evidence (Sept 2010). Her work is featured in national and international publications including the Phaidon anthology on contemporary photography, Vitamin Ph, and in Portfolio Magazine’s 50th edition, 50 Significant Artist Photographers in the UK, Her monograph, Explosions, Fires and Public Order is published by Aperture. Pickering is represented by Meessen De Clercq, Brussels.
Tereza Zelenkova was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic in 1985, but she currently lives in London, UK. She received her BA in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster earlier this year and is currently studying for her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art. She has several self-published books in addition to Supreme Vice, which was published by Mörel Books. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and Czech Republic.
Agata Madejska, born 1979 in Warsaw, moved to Germany in 1992. Diploma in Photography from University of Essen, Folkwang School of Arts, Germany in 2007. 2004 Exchange programme, École Supérieure d’Art Graphique et d’Architecture Intérieure Penninghen in Paris. 2010 graduated from Royal College of Art in London. From October 2010 to January 2011 teaching position in Basics of Photography at the Folkwang School of Arts in Essen, Germany. In 2008 she has been awarded the renowned Contemporary German Photography bursary by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation in cooperation with the Museum Folkwang, Essen. In 2009 represented Germany at the Cuenca Biennale in Ecuador. She participated in several international projects such as gute aussichten – New German Photography 2007/2008, Menos tiempo que lugar curated by Alfons Hug, reGeneration 2 – Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, and the New Contemporaries 2010, UK. Recent shows include Objet Trouvé, WIDMER&THEODORIDIS contemporary, Zurich; Menos tiempo que lugar Palacio National de las Artes, Buenos Aires; reGeneration 2, Musee de l’Elysée, Lausanne and daadada at the Ada St. Gallery, London. She lives and works in London and Essen.
Born in Scotland, Zoe Maxwell moved to London in 2005 where she continues to live and work. Graduating from The Royal College of Art in July 2009, her work has been exhibited at Keith Talent Gallery, Vegas Gallery, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris and at Bafa Foto, Bel-Air Fine Art, Geneva. She has won a number of Photographic awards and was the recent recipient of the 2009 Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers Award, and in 2010 was short-listed for The Deutsche Bank Award. Alongside her own practice, she is part of the arts collective Sunny 16 and has recently worked collaboratively on a project, Mr. Bulldog, for The Photographers Gallery.
Tess Hurrell is a London based photographic artist, born in Zimbabwe 1975. Since graduating from the University of Brighton in 2006, her work has been exhibited and published in the UK and internationally.
Noemie Goudal was born in Paris on July 7th, 1984. In 2002, she moved to London to pursue a Graphic Design Degree, at Central St Martins. She graduated in June 2007 with a First class Bachelor, then started to work as a freelance photographer in London. In September 2008, she enrolled in the Photography MA at the Royal College of Art in London. During her studies, she conducted research into the construction of fictional spaces and the depiction of narrative. She is particularly interested in the pairing, layering, or juxtaposing of spaces within the context of the photographic image.
Dana Popa (Romania, 1977) completed her master’s degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the London College of Communication in 2006. Prior to that she studied at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Studies of the University of Bucharest, Romania. She is currently working as a freelance photographer mostly in Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom, specializing in contemporary social issues with a particular emphasis on human rights. In 2009/2010 Dana Popa exhibited her work at the Impressions Gallery Bradford, UK and Photofusion Gallery, London, UK. In 2010 her series not Natasha received the Project Competition First Prize at Center Awards, Santa Fe and in 2007 the Jerwood Photography Award, as well as the Jury Prize in the Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards. This series has been commissioned by Autograph ABP London and resulted in a book entitled not Natasha, published in spring 2009. Her photographs have been published in several magazines including Foam Magazine, Portfolio, Foto8 Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Days Japan, Vrij Nederland, and Next Level.
Recently featured in the Wallpaper* Graduate Directory 2010, Alicia Hart graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Recently selected a solo show at the Dovecote Gallery, emerging artists programme by Redbridge Council. Hart is a regular contributor to titles such as Wallpaper* and Nowness. She has won a number of photographic awards, including the Renaissance Photography Prize 2010 and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2010. Born in Essex in1974, Hart lives with her family in Wanstead, East London.
Emma Wieslander, born in Lund, Sweden, lives and works in the UK. In 2007 she received a Master in Photography from the Royal College of Art. Recent shows and screening include; GSK Contemporary; Art of a Changing World at the Royal Academy of Art, London, Internationale Fotografie II: into LANDSCAPE at Galerie Helmut Hartman, Vienna, transmediale 09 – deep north, Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Anticipation at Ultralounge Gallery, London.
Natasha Caruana was born in 1983 and lives and works in London. Caruana has been exhibiting in various group shows, such as Invisible Adversaries, alongside Francesco Goya and John Constable and The Fool at the Northern Gallery of Contemporary of Art, Sunderland. Previous group and solo exhibitions have been in The United States, Poland, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Her work is held in London collections at the British Library, Woman’s Library and Laguna Art Museum and The Kinsey Institute in the United States. She combines her practice with lecturing at universities and herself graduated from an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2008.
Born in San Francisco in 1980, Emily Keegin moved east in 1999 to study at Bennington College where she majored in photography and liberal arts. Upon graduation she moved to New York, working as a photo editor at Time Magazine while pursuing her own work, showing at Caren Golden and Moti Hasson, amongst others. In 2007, she enrolled at the Royal College of Art in London, earning a Masters in Fine Art Photography in 2009. Emily’s most recent body of work 2012 AD, cleaves to her obsession with pop Americana and the 21st century conundrum.