group show 47
Space Jamz
The Artists


Alberto Sinigaglia  (b. 1984, Italy) obtained his BA in architecture at Iuav University, Venice and attended the Photoglobal Programme at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.
Since 2015 he is among the founders and a editor of GENDA Magazine. His artworks have been included in several group shows in Italy and abroad, and in 2014 his book 'Big Sky Hunting' was published by Editions du Lic/Skinnerboox.

Adam Thorman is an artist, photographer, and teacher who lives and works in Oakland, CA, where he grew up. He got his BFA at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and his MFA from Arizona State University. His work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ, Sam Lee Gallery in Los Angeles, and Pictura Gallery in Bloomington, IN.

Alexander Harding received his BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2002. He returned to MassArt in 2011 and received his MFA in Photography. Alexander has been in numerous group shows throughout the United States and abroad, most notably the Cultivated: New Photography from New England exhibit and the FIFA International Photography Festival in Brazil. He currently works as a Curatorial Assistant in the department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Yale University Art Gallery and teaches both photography and art history at The Hartford Art School and the University of New Haven. Alexander lives with his wife in Cheshire, Connecticut and is currently represented by Panopticon Gallery in Boston.

Lydia Anne McCarthy  is a Brooklyn-based artist. Her work has been exhibited widely, including Daniel Cooney, Essex Flowers and the Scandinavia House in New York and NAU Gallery in Stockholm. In 2012 she was included in Humble Arts Foundation’s 31 Women in Art Photography at Hasted Kraeutler. Lydia’s work has been reviewed and published in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Dossier and the Huffington Post. She received a yearlong American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship in 2011 and has held residencies at the Banff Centre and the Vermont Studio Center.

Anna Karaseva (1987, RU), lives and works between Lausanne and Moscow. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor studies in photography at ECAL, Lausanne (CH). Her works were exhibited in Baltic Photo Bienale, Beat Film Festival, and group exhibitions in ECAL.

Ian Kline Ian Kline was born in 1994 and currently lives in Lancaster, PA where he is pursuing a BFA in photography at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

Steven Turville is a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay. He earned his B.S. in Visual Communication from Ohio University in 2013. He is actively pursuing long-term projects and commission while working full-time as a curator at VSCO.

John A. Chakeres has been a working artist for more then 40 years. He’s had numinous exhibitions and three books of his photographs published, Traces: An Investigation in Reason, D’art Objects: A Collaboration, and Random New York: An Unscripted Walk. His photographs are in many museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Southeast Museum of Photography. He is represented by Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX.

Anya Schiller (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) - works on the field of personal art photo and video documentary, present her works at independent publishing projects and self created exhibitions.

Rachel Brady is a Photographer and Digital Illustrator based in Austin, Texas. She constructs images using multiple photographs and various other media, manipulating them in Photoshop to form original works. Rachel received her MFA in Photography from School of Visual Arts and her BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from Ringling College of Art and Design. Work experience includes St. Louis Cardinals, Annie Leibovitz Studio, Laurence Miller Gallery, Hasted Kraeutler, ARTnews, and Maine Media Workshops.

Kirsten Kay Thoen was born in 1977 in Holladay, Utah, and is based in Brooklyn, NY.  She received a BA in Arts in Context from the New School’s Eugene Lang College, continued her studies internationally at The Royal Academy of Art in Den Hague, NL, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Thoen’s artwork has exhibited in New York by Humble Arts Foundation at the Chelsea Art Museum and Affirmation Arts, by Capricious Presents at Smack Mellon Gallery, and at Field Projects Gallery.  Among art fairs, her work has been curated into NEXT Chicago’s Special Projects and presented at SCOPE Basel, NADA Miami, and SCOPE NY 2014 with Natalie Kates Projects.  Humble Arts Foundation awarded Thoen with the New Photography Grant, Spring 2010, and included her work in 31 Women in Art Photography 2010 and The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography, Vol. 2, published in 2011.  Thoen’s works are in private collections in New York and France. 

Magali Duzant is a multidisciplinary artist exploring light, time, space, and intimacy through durational works and photographic projects. Her practice examines the place of technology as a mediator of contemporary experience. Her first book, I Looked & Looked, was published by Conveyor Editions in 2015.

Guilherme Gerais is a photographer and cinematographer from Brazil. His activities are divided between shooting for movies and his photographic production. Among his works stands out the photobook Intergalático, self-published by Avalanche, with participations at Encontros da Imagem Festival - Portugal, Fotografia Europea - Italy, Big Pictures ( Cincinnati Art Museum ) - USA. He also won the prize for best photographic work in Paraty em Foco Festival 2015 - Brazil and was selected to publish in the anniversary issue of GUP Magazine.

Drew Nikonowicz is an artist from Saint Louis, Missouri who is currently living and working in Columbia, Missouri. His work employs computer simulations as well as analogue photographic processes to deal with landscape and exploration in contemporary photography. He was recently awarded 1st place for the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize, and for the 2015 Lenscratch Student Prize. He is currently pursuing his bachelors degree in fine arts from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

Cassandra Klos is a fine art photographer living in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BFA from Tufts University at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2014. Born in New Hampshire, she has had a growing fascination of the great outdoors and stargazing since childhood. Her work explores themes of simulated environments and abstract realities. 

Christopher W. Luhar-Trice is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of North Florida. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His photographs are held in various collections, including those of The Photomedia Center in Erie, PA and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography; his work has been selected for recent juried exhibitions in New York City, Saint Louis, and San Francisco. 

Cristina De Middel presents fictional scenes through a reality-based lens in her photographs. Disenchanted with photojournalism and the media’s shaping of public opinions, de Middel emphasizes holistic storytelling in her art, which is rooted in systems of beliefs, rituals, and religions. She is best known for “The Afronauts,” a self-published series about the short-lived Zambian space program. The series follows a fictionalized representation of true events, juxtaposing space age themes against a folk art aesthetic with the intent of criticizing the Western media’s stigmatization of Africa. De Middel’s goal is to spark debate about representations of the truth through these staged images. Most recently, de Middel has used photography to explore community militarization in Brazilian favelas, slums in Lagos, and Nigerian spam emails

Hillerbrand & Magsamen is a collaborative artistic team that expands their personal family life into a contemporary art conversation about family dynamics, suburban life and American consumer excess. This new kind of “suburban fluxus” generates work that questions the birth of consumer culture, material prosperity and family identity in the context of the material, socio-cultural and political consequences of America's policies at home and abroad.

Matthew Flores is an emerging multimedia artist currently based in Columbia, Missouri. His works include tactics of appropriation, redaction, obstruction, and obfuscation. 

Anastasia Samoylova is an artist and educator based in upstate New York. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and included in the collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and ArtSlant Prize collection in Paris. She serves as assistant professor of photography at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, MA.

Vanessa Marsh is a visual artist working in Oakland, CA. She earned her MFA in 2004 from California College of the Arts. Marsh has exhibited widely including the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, Foley Gallery in New York, and photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe. She has received fellowships from the Headlands Center for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Kala Art Institute and was AIR at Rayko Photo Center.

Ariana Page Russell creates images that explore the skin as a document of human experience, using her own hypersensitive flesh to illustrate the ways we adorn, express and articulate ourselves.  She is an internationally exhibited artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA.  Recent shows include the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, the Luminato Festival in Toronto, and Magnan Metz in New York City.  Ariana is also a creativity coach and founder of the Skintome movement.  She received her MFA from the University of WA, Seattle in 2005. 

Rutger Prins ( b. 1983) roots lie in image manipulation, back when digital photography was still in its infant years. Mortality is a recurring theme in his work, often showing both its horrors and beauty in a single scene. Almost anything from his studio is depicted with a raw sense of violence and a certain taste for showmanship, taking influences from pop culture and slow motion cinema. 

Sean Deckert is a visual artist based in Los Angeles. He graduated from Katherine Herberger Institute for Fine Arts at Arizona State University in 2012 with a Bachelors in Photography. He received the 2012 Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Award from Phoenix Art Museum. His work has been featured in Photo District News, Arid Journal, Art Ltd, Visual Art Source and The State Press. He has exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum, SF Camerawork, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, ASU Art Museum Combine Gallery, Tempe Center for the Arts, Eye Lounge and Northlight Gallery. He currently maintains a full-time art practice in Los Angeles.

Christine Lorenz uses photography to examine the ordinary, overlooked, disposable and forgotten. She earned her MFA at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and BA at Ohio State University. She teaches the history of photography and visual culture in Pittsburgh, PA.

Sage Lewis (born 1981 in Waterville, Vermont) holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from The Ohio State University and recently completed a 10-month Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. Lewis is interested in the connections between material process and concept and works through drawing, sculpture, prints, and photography to translate images into multiple outcomes. Lewis has recently exhibited at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Hamad bin Khalifa University Art Gallery in Doha, Qatar.

Krum Brice (Brice Krum) was born in Paris in 1978, lives in Paris. Self-taught, he began as an assistant photographer, he works regularly in photo studio but is also interested very quickly to film photography. He likes to use anachronisms, confront the present, palpable, the object of the imagination, the cliché, the codes, the unconscious. He works the materials and rendering your photos using various techniques (film, 3D, filters), it hardly uses photoshop, he prefers the raw rendered.

Matthew Bradley (b.1992) is based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Maury Gortemiller Maury Gortemiller is a photographer based out of Decatur, GA. He is also a competitive apneist, and plans to make an attempt on the breath-holding world record by fiscal year 2016.

Alexandra Lethbridge Alexandra Lethbridge is a photographer born in Hong Kong and based in the UK. She graduated from the University of Brighton with a Masters in Photography. Previous education includes the International Center of Photography. She was shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award 2014 for her book, The Meteorite Hunter. Most recently, she’s been selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2015, and as a winner for Flash Forward Magenta Foundation 2015.

Sadie Wechsler was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and returned last year after travel and graduate school to live again in her home city. Her work has been included in shows across the United Sates along with a few international shows and has been featured in many magazines. She enjoys using her imagination to make work that questions how memories and realities are formed. 

Lex Thompson obtained a BA in History at New College, Florida and a MA in Religion and Art at Yale, and his MFA in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is Professor of Art at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, a 2010 McKnight Artist Fellow for Photography, a 2008 & 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient , a 2009 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer and shortlisted for the 2014 Source-Cord Prize. 

Tom Turner lives in San Antonio where he is a Resident Artist and Co-Director of Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery. 

Josh Poehlein (b. 1985) is a visual artist living and working in Seattle, WA. He received his BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007, and his MFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2013, both in Photography. His work has been exhibited here and there nationally, a few places across the pond, and in bits and pieces online. He recently started running an exhibition space called SAD Gallery out of his garage.

Birgit Krause was born in Hildesheim (DE), and lives and works in Berlin (DE). She graduated in Arts and Cultural Studies from the University of Bremen (DE). Afterwards she studied at the Ostkreuzschule for Photography, Berlin, with Sibylle Bergemann and Prof. Arno Fischer (master class). She completed her degree in photography under Prof. Ute Mahler in October 2013 at the Ostkreuzschule. Her work has been shown in several festivals and exhibitions.

Kate Greene received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008 and her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2010. She currently lives and works in Portland, Maine.

Karine Baptiste is a French visual artist. She is graduated from the International Center of Photography, where she was awarded the ICP Director’s Fellowship. She has participated in several group exhibitions, including, “Archimedes’ Bathtub” at Lorimoto gallery, “Imagined Realities” at Photoplace gallery, and Unfolding Images photo book exhibition. Her work has been featured in LBM’s blog, L’Oeil de la Photographie, and Gathering Clouds. In 2014, Karine participated to NYFA’s Immigrant Artists Mentoring Program.

Natalja Kent is an artist working in Providence, RI. Her work seeks an expanding concept of photography. Research, appropriation and experimentation are the foundations of her studio practice. For the past few years she has been working with NASA archives, museum databases and public collections.

Amelia Bauer earned her BFA from The Cooper Union and is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, at galleries including RBContemporary in Milan, IT, De Soto Gallery and Aran Cravey Gallery in Los Angeles, Phillips de Pury Shop and Capricious in New York, Flanders Gallery in Raleigh, NC, and Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver, BC. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including The Walker Art Center, CoCA Seattle, CCA Santa Fe, The Museum of New Mexico, and the National Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Albuquerque Museum and SFMOMA.

Giovanna Petrocchi is an italian fine art photographer who lives and works in London. She graduated this summer from the BA Photography course at the London College of Communication with her final series of images titled Zone of Proximity. At her degree show she was awarded the Flowers Gallery photo prize 2015. Recently she was invited by Sian Bonnell to take part in the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China.

Lily Landes is a documentary and portrait photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. In June of 2014, she completed The International Center of Photography's Documentary and Photojournalism Graduate Program (2014) where she was the recipient of The Dow Jones Scholarship for Photojournalism by the Wall Street Journal. Lily's work has been featured by USA Today, Mental Floss, Atlas Obscura, Autre Magazine, and Featureshoot, among others. She is currently working as a photography teacher at the 92Y and as a studio assistant and archivist for New York street photographer, Joel Meyerowitz.

Meytar Moran (born in 86', Israel) is an Israeli artist, based in New York and currently doing an MFA program in photography, video and related media in SVA, NY. Meytar received her BFA in photography with honors (July, '13) from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Meytar has exhibited her works in various venues, such as the Photography museum in Tel-Hai, IL, Fresh Paint Art Fair in Tel-Aviv, IL, Jaffa Art Salon Galley, IL and Space Between Gallery, Cape-Town, SA. 

Serrah Russell is a visual artist and independent curator, living and working in Seattle. She uses instant film, found imagery and digital photography to create works of collage, photography and sculpture. Russell received a BFA in Photography (2009) from the University of Washington and has mounted solo exhibitions in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Vancouver, B.C.; and exhibited in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Miami, FL; London, England; and Athens, Greece. 

Marissa Long lives in Arlington, Virginia. She's an artist and the founder of Great Big Iceberg, an online arts publication.

Marcus DeSieno is an artist from Tampa, Florida whose work is concerned with science and exploration in relation to the history of photography. He received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2015. DeSieno's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in various galleries and museums and has also been featured in a variety of publications including FeatureShoot, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, LENSCRATCH, National Geographic's Proof, PDN, Slate, Smithsonian Magazine, and Wired. 

Oscar Henderson-Pennington was born in Leicester (UK), and graduated this year with his BA Photography degree from Leeds College of Art. He now lives and works in Leeds, where he continues to develop future projects. He is also involved with a group of fellow photography graduates from LCA as part of 'Round Table Collective', currently in the process of working on their first major commission which will be completed late 2016.

Heather M. O’brien is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from CalArts and currently teaches at California State University Long Beach and Moorpark College. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Conveyor and Her recent book, I see in the sea nothing except the sea. I don't see a shore. I don't see a dove., was published by Secretary Press New York, with reading events

Teresa Christiansen was born and raised in NYC and now lives in Portland, OR where she teaches photography at PNCA. She received her MFA from ICP-Bard in 2008. Most recently she has shown work at chashama, Aperture Gallery, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Newspace Center for Photography, and the Philadelphia Photo Art Center. She was a 2007 winner of PDN Photo Annual, a 2013 RACC grant recipient and a 2014 Wassaic Artist Resident.

Matthew Avignone is a Korean-American photographer born in 1987. In 2011, he obtained is B.A. in photography from Columbia College, Chicago. He has been nominated for the 2012 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer (The Baum Foundation, San Francisco, CA). His work has been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation (2011) and in the Pingyao Photography Festival: Student Exhibition, Pingyao, China (2011). His book, An Unfinished Body, is now part of the collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (Rochester, New York) and the International Center for Photography (New York, NY). He is currently working and living in Chicago.

Maria Lax is a Finnish photographer currently splitting her time between the UK and Northern Finland.

Kate Robertson Kate Robertson is based in Melbourne, Australia. She has exhibited in Australia, United Kingdom, USA, New Zealand and Germany.  Recent exhibitions include The Alchemists, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2015); Garnkiny to Ganyu: Artists who capture the night, GYRACC, Katherine, Northern Territory (2015); Galerie Pavlova, Photo London, London (2015). Kate is currently undertaking a PhD at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

Dave Greer is a photographer currently based in Philadelphia who likes science, space and the internet.

Jeremy August Haik is an artist and writer. His work has been exhibited most recently at Aperture Gallery, NY; Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam; Newspace Center for Photography, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York; PCNW, Seattle, The Camera Club of New York, and Guest Spot, Baltimore. His writing and photography has been published in print and online by Conveyor Magazine, Mt. Figure and Der Greif. His book Permanent Constructions was recently published by Silent Face Projects.

Brandon Petulla Was born in 1994 in Malibu, California. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and attends Parsons The New School For Design as a third-year undergraduate student in Photography.

Anthony Earl Smith is a photographer from Atlanta, GA. He received his BFA from the University of Georgia in 2007 and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. His work has been shown at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond,VA), Page Bond Gallery (Richmond,VA), Tula Arts Center (Atlanta, GA) and Big Medium (Austin, TX) among others. 

Catharine Maloney (b. 1982, Austin, Texas) is an art photographer, elementary school art teacher, and band member of Teen Men. She has a BA from Bennington College and a MFA from Yale School of Art. In 2014, was chosen for Foam Magazine's Talent Issue. 

Jacob Haupt is an artist currently pursuing a degree from Brigham Young University. Taking interest in the overlap between fact and fiction his work takes the form of photography, video, sculpture and performance. His first solo show Beyond the Super Rainbow (CA) opened at Airlock Gallery in May this year.

Dogan Arslanoglu is a Libyan born, Turkish artist working in Miami, Florida and Istanbul, Turkey. He received his BFA from Florida International University and has exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, David Castillo Gallery, Pierogi Gallery and, Edisyon Istanbul. He was the recipient of the Turkish Culture Exchange Fellowship.

Roxana Azar is an artist from Philadelphia, PA. Azar received a BFA in photography from Tyler School of Art in 2012 and has been featured in Mossless Magazine, Ain't Bad, Paper Journal, and Vice Magazine. Azar is currently pursuing an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Qian Zhao is a photographer and artist, who was born in China and currently lives in San Francisco. His work focuses on his life. 

Colleen Cunningham is a visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is interdisciplinary with a focus on photography and collage. She has participated in dozens of exhibitions across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Colleen lives in Flatbush with her husband, Luigi and their cat, Frida.

Jamie Pettigrove is a photographic artist currently based in Plymouth, UK. occasional teacher/workshop host. Endlessly fascinated by simple interactions of light and chemistry often exploring historical and camera less photography.

William Berger Bill is artist and fabricator who lives and works Detroit MI. His series ("Portraits") are photographs of air-born dust that is shaken out of a shirt that was worn for a day by the subject.  

Laura Ryan works with photography, video and installation. She has a BA in Philosophy from Bard College (2006) and completed her MFA in Photography at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2013. Her works have been installed at the Montserrat College of Art and in numerous pop-up spaces in Boston and New Bedford MA. Her photographs have also been shown in two person and group shows in Santa Fe NM, Vermont, Boston MA, and New Bedford MA.

John Grant Using the latest technological imaging tools along with his deep background in graphic design and photographic illustration, John Grant's work often involves extreme high resolution capture. His work is found in major collections, including The National Institute of Health, The United States Federal Reserve Board, the permanent collection of Capital One, and many other private collections.

Jessica Harvey is a Chicago-based artist who explores the myths we create for ourselves and nature while trying to preserve a more desired history. Harvey received an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was awarded a Fulbright Grant to Iceland. She has attended residencies at ACRE, Anderson Ranch, Byrdcliffe, The Luminary, and Vermont Studio Center. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include shows at Hardesty Arts Center (Tulsa, OK), ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL), Good Weather (North Little Rock, AR), and The Luminary (St. Louis, MO).

Sandy Carson (b. 1972) is a Scottish photographer who emigrated to the United States in 1993 to pursue cycling, and enjoyed a 15 year career traveling the world as a professional cyclist, where he honed his skills as a photographer. Carson’s photography explores sensitive cultural issues of American consumerism and the social landscape with a scrutiny particular to one who was born and raised in another country. Constantly at play in his photographs is an irony born from the juxtaposition of disparate elements, a duality that consistently informs his viewpoint and is an intrinsic element of his work. Carson’s photography examines a specific and personal segment of American life with a bent simultaneously absurd and poignant.

Rebecca Marino is an artist, writer, and curator based in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she graduated from St. Edward's University in 2010. She was selected for the 2010 Texas National, juried by artist and juror Judy Pfaff. Her work was featured in the exhibition Field Collision, which was nominated by the Austin Critics Table Award for best group exhibition in 2013-2014 and was included in the Austin Chronicle's "Top Ten of Austin's Visual Art 2013." Her solo exhibition The Best Available Evidence opens at grayDUCK gallery in April 2016.

Laura Noel is an Atlanta artist whose work addresses some of the ways public policy decisions and cultural trends affect individuals, as well as autobiographical projects. She graduated from the University of Georgia with an MFA in Photography in 2009. Her work has been exhibited and published in the US, China, and Europe. 

Barry Hughes is a photographer and writer and the founder of SuperMassiveBlackHole magazine. His photographic work scrutinizes the idea of coincidence, and the medium's inherent failure to communicate absolute truth.

Claude Labrèche-Lemay is a Montreal based visual artist. Now studying in Fine Arts Photography at Concordia University, photography was the first medium she included in her practice. She now mix it with silkscreen, painting, and various mediums always trying to work with the material itself. Her work turns around questions of memory, identity and emptiness.

Christina Wang spends her time being a psyconaut of this life looking for ways to fight terrestrial stagnation. Sometimes that takes the form of photographing and being in the darkroom.

Dorotka Kaczmarek was born in 1990 in Poland. She graduated in art history from the University of Warsaw and from the Academy of Photography in Warsaw. In her works she tests the possibilities of the photographic medium, mostly using digital manipulation. She searches for unusual combinations of textures and objects, and likes to use illusion and deformation.

Andrew Frost was born in Japan, moved 18 times before he turned fifteen, and now regretfully lives in New Jersey. 

Maurice Depestre is a self-taught photographer and artist. As long as he can remember, art has been an integral part of his life. He started as a casual street photographer and used to take most of his shots on the fly, with very little to no preparation. All the urgency and spontaneity of the streets were important then. Today his work is more rigorous and focused. Time is central to those themes, and he is obsessed with chaos in order and order in chaos, nature and our place, as humans, within it. He's also an astronomy freak.

William Erickson Shields is an artist who lives in Seattle, Washington.

Julie Renée Jones was born 31 years ago in the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio. There she learned how to transform the tedious, cookie cutter landscape of her neighborhood into magical, wild new worlds. In 2001 she learned how to do this with a camera, and hasn't looked back. Julie's work revolves around imagination, memory, and dreams as they clash and meld with reality and the ordinary. She daydreams unapologetically and can usually be found chasing light spots and thunderstorms.

Matthew Herrmann is an artist based in Long Island City, New York. He moved to NYC from Indiana in 2012 to work on his MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. He is interested in using photography to create veneers that appear real but are constructed (as seen in my Veneers work). Additionally, he is interested in manufactured experiences and narratives through photography as seen in Other Earth Study

Lori Nix has lived most of her life in the rural Midwest. A childhood spent playing in open fields and witnessing countless storms and natural disasters has left her with a deep affection for the American landscape. This love of the land and sky in its endless variations, in addition to a fascination with the absurdities of life, has developed into a series of constructed environments that form the basis of her photographs. Cardboard, plaster, faux fur, and paint are employed to create highly detailed dioramas for the camera. Like a movie still, Nix’s photographs capture the drama mid-story, and it is up to the viewer to complete the narrative. Nix has received several photography awards. She is a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant recipient. In 2001 she was awarded a residency at Light Work (an internationally recognized photography organization in Syracuse, New York). Nix was a 1999 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant; a 1998 recipient of a Greater Columbus Ohio Arts Grant; she participated in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2000; and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts for photography in 2014.