group show 60:
Winter Pictures 2019
About the Artists
Julia Abzaltdinova was born 1984 and lives and works in Moscow, Russia. Julia's main themes are the representation of national identity and traces of human influence on the natural landscape. Studying at the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, Julia began her first project “The Big Game” (2010-2016) - a six-year visual study. The territory of Greater Sochi (Russia) is shown as a space of global changes during the preparation for the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Going deeper into the topic Julia touches such problems as mythology of place and time, quasi-patriotism, archeology of modern society and traces of human activity. This personal project was exhibited in 7 cities of Russia (2017-2018), at the festival of modern photography Presence (St. Petersburg, 2017) and at the Baltic Biennial of the photo (Kaliningrad, 2017). Expanding the theme of national identity representation Julia proceeds to the problems of self-identification of a modern office person in her project «Chad» (2018). In the project “Invisible life of plants” (2014) Julia observes the biotic and abiotic factors in the formation of urban life in Krasnoyarsk, delving into the theme of traces of human influence on the natural landscape.
Mircea Sorin Albutiu Born in 1968, in Romania. Albutiu is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. He started his work in 2011, documenting the life of the dancers behind the scenes of Cluj Napoca's Opera House. At the same time he approached the Jazz musicians, photographing them mostly during the soundchecks. He has master degree in documentary filmmaking.
Delaney Allen Delaney Allen is an American photographer whose work investigates self-exploration while surveying and masking varying objectives within photography. Employing the use of self-portraiture, still-life and landscape, Allen constructs an individualized path as the collections intersect in storytelling. He has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally including Foam (Amsterdam) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville) . He was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s “51 Instagram Photographers To Follow” for 2016, awarded as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographer by the Magenta Foundation in 2013 and was chosen to attend Alec Soth’s Camp For Socially Awkward Storytellers in the same year. His first publication, Between Here And There, was awarded “Best Books Of 2010” by Photo-Eye Magazine. He holds a BFA in media arts from the University of Texas - Arlington ('03) and an MFA in visual studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art (’10). He currently splits time between Oregon and Texas and is represented commercially by Redeye.
Karl Baden lives in Cambridge Massachusetts. He is a poster boy for cabin fever.
Horatio Baltz is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and photographer. He has trained with Alec Soth, Chien-Chi Chang, and Werner Herzog. His work has been seen in Rolling Stone, Noisey, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, and various other publications.
Carlos Barradas (b.1978, Portugal) Photographer with an anthropology degree and a MsC in sociology. Studied photography at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, in Rio de Janeiro. Won the "Postcards from Portugal - Future Memories" competition at Encontros da Imagem Festival (Portugal) and finalist for the Discovery Awards. FNAC Portugal New Talents in Photography Award 2018 honorable mention, and awarded a scholarship for the European Master in Contemporary Photography at the European Design Institute, in Madrid.
Lila Barth is a 24 year old photographer from Metuchen, NJ with a BFA in photography from FIT. Her work is shot entirely on 120 film and focuses primarily on portraiture and the relationships between individuals and their environment. Her work has been published in Aint-Bad, American Chordata, GUP, PDN, and several others. In July she will be attending Fotofilmic's workshop with Alec Soth, "On Making a Photo Book that Matters".
Sasha Bauer was born at Surgut, Russia and is currently based in St. Petersburg and has been making photographs since 2010. She is interested in both documentary and art photography. Her projects deal with personal and collective topics such as relationships, family, housing and spaces, and people's private lives and personal experiences.
Callum Beaney Born 1994; graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2017. Working predominantly in the forests and tracks surrounding his home, Beaney is concerned with our experiences of and relationships with these places; how they change through time, and how we perceive these changes. The presented image comes from some work in progress made during one of many walks through the winter night, camera and flash in hand. Beaney is based between Suffolk and Cambridge, UK.
Teo Becher & Roxane Gabet Teo Becher lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He has a BA in photography from “Le 75“ in Brussels (2014) and just started a MFA at KASKA in Antwerp. Teo founds a deep interest in the image itself and how it is interpretated, especially through landscape photography. Teo is a collaborator of Brassage Photographique (https://www.brassage-photographique.com/collaborateurs). Roxane Gabet lives and works in Brussels (and she loves that city). She graduated in graphic design and in political science, and is now pursuing a masters degree in visual anthropology.
Jayson Bimber sunburns easily and really likes soccer, bikes, hikes, whiskey and hot dogs. Jayson notes that his greatest regret is life is that he cannot dunk.
Ali Bosworth is a photographer from Victoria, Canada currently living in Toronto, Canada. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In 2017 he was selected as a Canadian winner of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward competition.
Alyson Bowen is a working photographer in Portland, Oregon. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Photography through the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts & Design, she made the move West in search of something unfamiliar. Personal discovery and discomfort, social issues, and internal and external conflict often construct the basis of her work. These themes have played a large part in her endeavors throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Martin Buday is a photographer living and working in Philadelphia. He lives with his wife, two young children and cat named Wyatt.
Ronghui Chen (b.1989) is a Chinese photographer and storyteller based in Shanghai, whose work focus on China’s urbanization in long term projects. He has devoted himself to the study the relationship between China’s urbanization and individual’s experiences.
Ali Kate Cherkis is photographer from Western Massachusetts who seeks to make photographs that reflect her current state, telling her story. She uses photography as a meditative tool, allowing her to tune in to the present, and connect with those around her.
Lane Coder: A photographer since the age of 19, Lane’s career has taken him around the world. Lane has lived and worked in New York City, Paris, and Los Angeles. He currently resides in New Canaan, CT, where he was born and raised. He has won numerous awards throughout his career and has been included in many galleries exhibitions as well as having work in the permanent collection in The Costume Instituted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lane received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. His clients include : Vogue, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and The Daily Telegraph. His advertising clients include Apple, Coca Cola, Smirnoff, and Plavix. Lane currently sells his Fine Art prints through Clamp Art NYC and is commercially represented by Nest Artists.
Ben Davis is a visual artist working primarily in the mediums of photography and bookbinding. His current focus is still life imagery, be the subjects found or constructed. He is also interested in work exploring the modern urban environment. By using photography and bookbinding he is able to create a conversation between the images, adding a new dimension to the sometimes mundane aspects of our everyday environment.
Tim Davis is an artist, writer and musician living in Tivoli, NY and teaching photography at Bard College. His next project, a big book of photographs of Los Angeles called “I’m Looking Through You” will be published by Aperture in the Fall of 2019
Adam Ekberg By performing actions before the camera, Adam Ekberg creates images that address presence and absence in an understated and, at times, absurdist way. Ekberg received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has had recent solo exhibitions at ClampArt, New York; DeSoto Gallery, Los Angeles; Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago; Platform Gallery, Seattle; and Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others. His monograph is entitled The Life of Small Things and he was recently a resident at Yaddo.
Andrea Fernandez - b. 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, now living in Vancouver, Canada. She holds a BA in Photography from the University of Brighton, where she developed a passion for the darkroom and analogue processes. She is constantly fascinated by the relationship between memories and spaces.
Ivan Filimonov is a Saint Petersburg based artist who works with documentary and street photography. He is 27 y.o. He is a student of "Fotografika" academy.
Melanie Flood (b. New York) is an artist based in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University.
Daniel George is a photographic artist whose work is rooted in the medium’s documentary tradition and explores the interconnection of place and culture as it relates to communal and personal identity. Daniel’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, and has been published internationally in both print and online publications. He is currently based out of Vineyard, UT where he teaches at nearby Brigham Young University.
Vincent Glielmi is a photographer based in a suburb of Chicago. He received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
John Andreas Godwin is a photographer who is currently based in Stockholm. His work encompasses a broad spectrum of minimal subjects ranging from urban details and isolated cityscapes to portraits and landscapes.
Haley Golden is a self-taught photographer who spent her childhood on a farm in the Hudson Valley, just 100 miles north of NYC. Growing up surrounded by natural beauty, she internalized an appreciation for her environment. Longing to explore the west, she moved to Portland, Oregon to earn her BA in Anthropology and Art History. She has lived and worked in places from Alaska to South America to Southeast Asia. She now resides in California.
Orestes Gonzalez is a Cuban-American photographer based in Long Island City, Queens,NY. His monograph, “Julio’s House” (+KG Projects), was recently exhibited at SF Camerawork Gallery in San Francisco. His work is in the collections of the NY Metropolitan Museum and the Perez Art Museum in Miami, Fl. He is currently working on a series of the disappearing artist studios of LIC as a result of its continual gentrification
Lauren Grabelle’s photography falls in the matrix where fine art and documentary meet, where she can tell truths about our relationships to other people, animals, nature, and ourselves. Her work has been been exhibited at Blue Sky Gallery, Candela Gallery, Colorado Photographic Art Center, and in Europe and Dubai, UAE; and has been published in Harper’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and China’s Photographer’s Companion, among others.
Gretchen Grace is a Brooklyn-based artist, photographer, and designer.
Keegan Grandbois is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based out of New York.
Elizabeth Greenberg is an artist and educator living on the coast of Maine. She is an explorer of places and memories of that which has never been seen. Elizabeth’s passion for photography is her guide for living a life and career immersed in a daily conversation about looking at and making pictures. She is the VP of Academic Affairs at MMW + C and teaches in all programs at Maine Media, including a workshop in Hawaii.
Garrett Grove gained an MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford after completing his BA from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently at Organ Vida in Zagreb, and the Wrong Gallery in Marfa, Texas. He lives in Sedro-Woolley, WA
Cig Harvey is a photographer whose practice seeks to find the magical in everyday life. Rich in implied narrative, Harvey’s work is deeply rooted in the natural environment, and offers explorations of belonging and familial relationships. She is the author of three sold-out books, You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Gardening at Night and You an Orchestra You a Bomb, 2017). In 2018, Cig was the recipient of the Prix Virginia, an international photography prize.
Beth Herzhaft got her first break in the business by sneaking into the art department at Capitol Records. When not shooting jobs, Beth is shooting fine art. She maintains a studio in Los Angeles, CA.
Joseph O. Holmes’s photographs have hung in solo and group shows around the world. His show "The Booth” was a featured exhibition in the 2014 Toronto Contact Photo Festival. Among other awards, Holmes has been honored with a Curator's Commendation at the Houston Center for Photography, and Honorable Mention in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition. His prints are in the permanent collections of museums including the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library. Holmes is represented by Jen Bekman Gallery, NYC.
Chelsee Ivan (b 1987) in Taber, Alberta. Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
Ellen Jantzen was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri but now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Not considering herself a "photographer" but an image-maker, Ellen Jantzen creates work that bridges the world of photography, prints and collage. As digital cameras began producing excellent resolution, Ellen found her perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in her current explorations in photo-inspired art using both a camera to capture imagery and a computer to alter and combine the pieces.
Kyle Jeffers (1998) is a photographer based in Hamilton Ontario. Jeffers is currently attending Sheridan College to gain his bachelors in photography, Jeffers aims to find vibrant colour and shape in an otherwise mucky and muted landscape. His work can be described as graphic, mysterious and simplistic blending the natural with the man-made.
Ryan Johnson received his MFA in Photography from The Savannah College of Art and Design. He has since continued to focus on documenting his family and other occurences close to him. His current tool of choice for recording these occasions is his cell phone camera.
Rebecca Johnston is a fine artist from London, working primarily with photography.
Dave Jordano was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1948. He received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in 1974. In 1977 he established a successful commercial photography studio in Chicago, IL, shooting major print campaigns for national advertising agencies. Since 2000, Jordano has concentrated on and established himself as an award-winning mid-career fine art documentary photographer. His recent publication, “Detroit: Unbroken Down” documents the cultural and societal changes of his home town of Detroit and was published in the fall of 2015 by PowerHouse Books, Brooklyn, NY. His fourth coming publication "A Detroit Nocturne" with an essay by Karen Irvine, Co-Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, will also be published by PowerHouse Books and was launched in April 2018.
Artyom Kabajev is a free and versatile photoartist who started his photographic journey in 2012. Born, raised, and currently living in the country of Estonia, on the coast of the Baltic sea. Artyom did not study in any institutions. All his knowledge and experience is gained from practicing and exploring the work of other photo artists.
Arman Kashabayev is a Kazakhstani photographer based in Astana. He engaged in photography in 2017 by joining the “Illuminator” student photo club in the city of Samara. He’s currently working on a project in the Astana region.
Alec Kaus is an artist based in Athens, Georgia. He is an MFA candidate in Studio Art at the University of Georgia where he is a Whitehead Graduate Art Fellow, and holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Alec's work moves between the fields of art history, art criticism, curation, and photography.
Kang Hee Kim aka TinyCactus (b.1991) is a Korean born artist currently based in New York. She has shown her work internationally. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Painting.
Katrin Koenning is a photographer living and working in Melbourne, Australia.
Sydney Krantz grew up in northern new jersey and currently lives and works in los angeles. She graduated massachusetts college of art + design with a bfa in photography and has an extensive background in both film and digital photography. She is interested in the concept of "reality", altering those states, and how the perception of the world varies - from human to human, or species to species. her work is conceptual, often using color to abstract the scene, bringing the viewer into a different realm and space. a lover of all things photography and fauna, she’s always hustling to make the world a better place.
Susan Lapides is a fine art photographer with a strong background in editorial assignments. While her work ranges across a variety of subjects, she maintains a focus on people, culture, and place. Her work is exhibited widely in solo and group shows. In 2018, Lapides was the recipient of the Beth Block Foundation Honorarium from the Houston Center for Photography. She lives in Cambridge MA and frequently visits New Brunswick, Canada.
Jaume Llorens i Bach was born in 1966. Located in Banyoles (Catalonia) has been an amateur photographer since adolescence, and is passionate about landscape and nature photography.
Ulf Lundin was born in Alingsås, Sweden in 1965 and trained as a still photographer at the School of Photography, The University of Gothenburg (MFA, 1997). He now lives in Stockholm and works as an artist, primarly in the field of video and photography. Lundin is represented by Galleri Magnus Karlsson.
Levi Mandel’s sensibility is one that follows true throughout his work – there's no time for the typical. By applying his ethos as a portrait photographer to his travel stories, he introduces emotion into static landscapes, capturing surreality within the ordinary.
Andrew Mangum (b. 1987) is a documentary and portrait photographer born and based in Maryland. He uses the documentary tradition to explore his curiosities of human nature throughout the United States. He spends his time working on editorial and commercial commissions while also pursuing personal projects. His work has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones Magazine, and Washington Post Magazine, among others.
Dana Marks (born 1989) is a Milwaukee-based artist who uses photography to explore ideas of time, place, identity, and memory. By utilizing an analog and digital photographic workflow, she is able to create images that maintain a subtle, timeless aesthetic while exploring line, form, and physical space. She often employs minimalist design, finding quirks and beauty in the mundane. Though influenced by minimalism, Marks also likes exploring surrealism, using digital tools to alter her subjects. Inspired by photographers form the early 20th century, she began photographing in her teens, taking her first photography lessons in an after-school program in high school. In 2016 she earned her BFA in photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has since exhibited her work both locally and nationally.
Kenzie Meeker is a photographer from Northwest Arkansas. She would describe her work as a mix of fine art travel and lifestyle photography. She is not on the road full time... (yet), so she really has to discipline herself to continue to grow and shoot wherever she’s at! But she absolutely thrives when she is on the road!
Diane Meyer received an MFA from UC San Diego and a BFA from NYU. Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally including in shows at the George Eastman Museum, Rochester; Regina Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna; Robert Mann Gallery, NYC; Schneider Gallery, Chicago; and the Diffusion International Photography Festival, Wales. She is currently living in Los Angeles and is represented by Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn.
Fred Mitchell is a German-born American photographer working in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA and MFA in photography from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and University of Nevada at Las Vegas, respectively. Upon completion of his degrees he has worked as an adjunct professor, art director, and photographer all while maintaining his practice as a fine artist.
Chris Moody is a queer artist who grew up in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and now roams the continent in search of something more.
Kris Kozlowski Moore is an artist and writer currently based in Amsterdam.
Maren Morstad is a Norwegian photographer currently residing in Brooklyn New York.
Jay Muhlin is an artist, educator, and photographer currently living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He has a BFA in Photography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Transmedia/Photography from Syracuse University. Muhlin has completed artist residencies that include the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, The Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY, and the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy, NY. Muhlin focuses his art practice by producing artist's books, multiples, and collaborative works, and by fostering local conversations as a member of the Vox Populi Gallery (2012-2018). Jay has taught a wide range of photography, typography, and digital media design courses at Bennington College, Syracuse University, Moore College of Art and Design, Salem Community College, University of Delaware, Rowan University, La Salle University and The College of New Jersey. Muhlin continues his photography practice working with cultural heritage objects for museums and libraries. This includes an IMLS grant to document the South Asian art collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and establishing a new photography program at the Science History Institute. At the Institute, he is currently responsible for photographing and working with curators across the museum and library working with rare books, archives, fine art, photographs, and culturally important scientific tools and ephemera documenting the 20th-21st century history of science.
Nadiya Nacorda was born in Detroit, Michigan to a Filipinx immigrant father and a South African mother. She later moved to Virginia, where she received her BFA in Photography & Film in 2014 from Virginia Commonwealth. Nadiya is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Throughout the year, she travels to her respective home countries of South Africa and the Philippines to document her family and places of origin.
Emily Najera is an artist and educator based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her research as a photographer examines forms of architecture as vernacular artifacts. Partnering with historic preservationists and urban planners, Emily documents and archives the changing landscape of city neighborhoods. She is a Visiting Professor of Photography at Grand Valley State University.
Holly Northrop’s unique approach to her work is in the style and use of the camera she chooses. Restricting herself to the limits of the camera, weather, and film speed forces her to focus on the environment rather than gadgetry. Shooting mostly in black and white, much of her work has a dark ethereal feel due to misfiring shutters and natural light. A preference for expired film aides in creating the composition of a photograph.
Molly Peters is photographer based in Los Angeles. She completed her BA in Photography and Italian Studies at Bard College in 2010 and earned her MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School in 2018. Her photographs have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Hartford, and Berlin, Germany, and prints of her work are in a number of private collections worldwide.
Jody Poorwill (B. 1977, New York; lives in Tacoma, Washington). They received their BFA with a concentration in Photography in 2001 from the State University of New York (SUNY), Purchase College.
Jennifer Ray’s work is in the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Museo del Barro, the Fundación Bienal Asunción, and the Kinsey Institute. It was selected for the Asunción Biennial (Paraguay) and Bienal de Curitiba (Brazil), and has been exhibited at the RISD Museum of Art, the Chelsea Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Hyde Park Art Center, and Chicago Cultural Center, among other venues.
Shawn Records lives and shoots, primarily in Oregon. When he's not doing, consuming, or teaching photography, he's probably walking his dogs, shooting hoops in the driveway, or looking up news bloopers.
Jared Ricardo is an artist living and working in New York City. His work mostly deals with the uncanny and reality subverting nature presented by the contemporary photographic landscape. He has had his work exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as been featured in Nakid Magazine, Lime Hawk Literary Arts, and others. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and producing music.
Jenny Riffle was born in Washington state in 1979; she holds a BA in photography from Bard College, and an MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Riffle’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and featured in numerous publications worldwide including Photo District News (PDN), The Independent, Zeit Campus, and Yen Magazine; her monograph Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting was published by Zatara Press in 2015. Riffle has received several awards including FotoFilmic’s Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation Award in 2016, The Pilkington Prize in 2015, PDN’s 30 in 2014 and the Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant in 2013. Riffle lives in Seattle, where she teaches at Photographic Center Northwest and shoots editorial assignments for The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Telegraph Magazine, and The California Sunday Magazine, among others.
Joseph Ritchie is an artist whose work is influenced by the experience of discovery through the medium of photography. He uses photography as a tool to explore and investigate places that he finds both visually significant and meaningful. His photographs have been exhibited in multiple cities across the U.S. such as the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University; Month of Photography in Los Angeles; and Photoville in New York City.
Tyler Roste (b.1990, Kansas City) is a photographer from Kansas City who grew up on the Kansas side of the border. Roste received a BFA from the University of Kansas in 2013. Roste’s work has been published online in publications such as Aint-Bad and FotoRoom. Since finishing undergrad, he has been living and working in New York City where he continues to photograph in the Northeastern regions of the United States.
Meg Roussos is a second year MFA student at East Tennessee State University. After earning a BS in Photojournalism from Ohio University, she completed the Triple Crown walking nearly 8,000 miles. Recent explorations reflect this cathartic journey which deepened her bond to the land. Roussos undergoes long walks to create works that meditate on thoughts of time, simplicity, impact, and walking.
Stepan Rudik Born on 6.12.1982 in Izmail (Ukraine). Studied photography at the Kiev National Art and Culture University (V. Kukorenchuk studio). Specialize in reportage, genre photography, psychological portrait. Worked with various publications in Ukraine. Member of Photo Artists Unions of Poland, Ukraine and Russia. FIAP grand prix and gold medal in black-and-white section at the 1st International Photographic Biennial Rivne-2007 (Rivne, Ukraine). Grand prix of the “Siberian Biennale” – 2007 International Photo Festival (Surgut, Russia) for the series “Mental House”. Participant of the photo exhibition “Lapin’s School”, May-July 2009, Moscow – St.Petersburg (Russia). “GAUDE POLONIA” 2010 fellow (Polish National Culture Center scholarship for Arts). Currently works as a freelancer.
Nadia Sablin is a photographer, whose work investigates the relationship between documentary and fictional storytelling, exploring the larger world through close personal narratives. Sablin’s monograph, Aunties, was published by Duke University Press/Center for Documentary Studies in 2015. She is currently on a Guggenheim fellowship in Russia. When she returns in the fall of 2019, she will continue teaching photography at SUNY New Paltz.
Ioanna Sakellaraki is a London based photographer. Through personal and subjective forms of conceptual photography, she explores the fine line between isolation and obsession. She has exhibited her work in three solo exhibitions and several photography festivals including Athens Photo Festival, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival and Retina Scottish International Photography Festival among others. Her work was shortlisted for the Prix Levallois 2018 in France. She was recently awarded with The Royal Photographic Society Postgraduate Bursary 2018.
Jacob Schlather is a visual artist, software engineer and former mathematician living and working remotely in Los Angeles. In his spare time he takes photos, edits them too much, watches films, listens to music and also sleeps.
Sam Schmieg was born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis. As a freshman in high school he received his first camera, an AE-1 passed down from his dad. While the photo world had moved towards digital, it was meditative to learn the art of image-making in tandem with the analog processes of film. Since moving to Chicago in 2012, photography has provided the perfect outlet to digest this new world and set of experiences.
Bryan Schutmaat is a Texas-based photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published in the United States and abroad. He has won numerous awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and an Aaron Siskind Fellowship. Bryan's photos can be found in many collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Pier 24 Photography.
Matt Shallenberger is a self-taught large format landscape photographer, based in California. Each of his projects begins as an attempt to reinterpret an existing work of literature, most often mythology.
Ilya Shtutsa is a street and documentary photograph currently based in St. Petersburg, Russia, a member of Observe collective.
Brant Slomovic (b. 1970, Montreal) is a Canadian photo-essayist based in Toronto, with a background as an emergency medicine physician. His experiences as a frontline doctor inform a unique perspective on the human condition and imbue him with an acute sense of professional responsibility. These attributes are carried into his role as a storyteller and image maker. He employs long-form documentary projects to examine narratives of cultural identity. What underlies Brant’s approach to work and artistic expression is a viewpoint that considers every person through a lens of commonality and connection.
Elisabeth Smolarz Immigrating from Poland to Germany to the US, Elisabeth Smolarz grew up on the cusps of two different cultures affected by a communist and democratic system. Consequently, she became involved in the idea of how consciousness and perception is formed by one’s surroundings. Since then her work has been shown nationally and internationally - in venues such as The Bronx Museum, New York, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York, Baden Württembergischer Kunstverein, Photography Triennial Esslingen, the Sculpture Center and the 3rd Moscow Biennale among others. Awards and residencies include the National Endowment for the Arts grant, LMCC Work Space Residency, New York, MASS MoCA artist residency, North Adams, AIM Artist Residency, Bronx Museum, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Travel Grant, Karin Abt-Straubinger Stiftung Grant, LMCC Swing Space Residency Sarai Artist Residency, New Delhi, India, Capacete Artist Residency, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Red Gate Gallery Artist Residency, Beijing, China and more.
Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has published over twenty-five books including Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), NIAGARA (2006), Broken Manual (2010), and Songbook (2015). Soth has had over fifty solo exhibitions including survey shows organized by Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008), the Walker Art Center in Minnesota (2010) and Media Space in London (2015). Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). In 2008, Soth created Little Brown Mushroom, a multi-media enterprise focused on visual storytelling. Soth is represented by Sean Kelly in New York, Weinstein Hammons Gallery in Minneapolis, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, Loock Gallery in Berlin and is a member of Magnum Photos.
June T Sanders is a writer & photographer from the shrub steppes of Eastern Washington State. She lives there still. She is currently an MFA candidate at Washington State University.
James Talbot is an artist who lives and works in Utah. His work focuses on time and landscape; a big question he likes to ask is how are mythology and nostalgia linked, and what role does places serve in that question. Talbot spends a lot of time exploring by himself and thinking about the past and the future.
Arnaud Teicher (b1985) is a young French photographer based in the south of France. After pursuing undergraduate studies in science and then majoring in Design in Paris, Arnaud has progressively sought out more isolated climes in which to devote time to a photographic practice. Fascinated by the elements connected to earth and its environment, Arnaud explores terrains, forests and mountains in search of traces, be they drawn by time, shaped by climate or left behind by man.
Sonja Thomsen is a Milwaukee/Chicago-based artist whose multifaceted practice combines photography, sculpture, interactive installation and site-specific public art to create space and choreograph experience. Since she has exhibited with Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, Center for Photography at Woodstock, DePaul Art Museum Chicago, Gallery f5,6 in Munich, Higher Pictures NY, John Michael Kohler Art Center Sheboygan, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, New Mexico Museum of Art Santa Fe, the Reykjavik Museum of Photography, and Soccer Club Club Chicago among others. Thomsen is a member of the international photography collective Piece of Cake, and is a Lecturer in the Photography Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (The winter photograph was made on her train commute to teach)
Her current installation, “her penumbra,” 2018 is on view at the John Michael Kohler Art Center at Sheboygan WI through June 2019
Evgenia Tolstykh Russian-born. 2016 MFA Cultural Heritage photography from ISIA Urbino. MFA Photography from Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. In 2014 she participated in the Biennial of Young Photographers at CIFA in Bibbiena. In 2016 he exhibited at the "Entrevu" at the Museum of the People of Abruzzo and in 2016 at the "Natural and urban landscape” at MiniMu in Trieste (Italy).
Jason Vaughn is a fine art documentary photographer based in Wisconsin. His first major series, hide, presented a typological study using Wisconsin hunting stands as a reflection on legacies and family. It was released as a monograph in 2014 and featured in the New York Times and Artforum. He released his second monograph, Driftless, through TBW Books, in collaboration with writer Brad Zellar. The book was inspired by a one-year relocation to La Crosse, Wisconsin, a small town on the Mississippi River. Vaughn again draws on the circumstances of his life to visually explore themes of restlessness and immobility.
Rosa Verhoeve lived and worked in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She graduated in Sculpture/Autonomous Works from the Rietveld Art Academy, Amsterdam. After her graduation, while living in a rural community in France for seven years, she discovered the powerful tool of the camera. She became the villagers’ visual storyteller and has been photographing ever since. Rosa travelled and photographed in Europe, Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan) and Asia. In 2006 she was awarded one of the prestigious Zilveren Camera awards for her series “Salto Vitale”, about Ethiopian youth circuses. In 2009, Christian Caujolle (Agence VU) selected her series TB+, about a MSF tuberculosis field clinic in Sudan, for the international exhibition Stop TB now. She sadly passed away last year - we have included her work in her memory and honor. May she rest in peace.
Sara Sofia Wallach is a fine art photographer living in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. After finishing her bachelor's degree at in photography Bard College, she lived in Eastern Europe, including Greece and Albania, and later London where she pursued a Master's degree in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her creative interests stem from a lifelong project on mess, ruin, death, and impermanence.
Nina Weinberg Doran It wasn’t until the age of 46 that NINA WEINBERG DORAN, a self-taught artist, discovered her passion for photography. Based in New York, she has shot in the Caribbean, Guatemala, Morocco, Mexico and the streets of New York City. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at museums and galleries including the Griffin Museum of Photography (MA), Umbrella Arts(NYC) A Smith Gallery(TX), SxSE Gallery(GA), Lightbox Photographic Gallery(OR),PH21Gallery (Budapest), Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), Center for Photographic Art (CA), The Half King (NYC), Dark Room Gallery (VT), AHM Gallery (VA), Eyebuzz Gallery (NY). In 2013, she was included in Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy, an exhibition at both Governors Island and the Museum of the City of New York, a collaboration between the Museum of the City of New York and the International Center of Photography. In 2011, she received an honorable mention in the Robert Cornelius Portrait Award competition and in 2017 won the Julia Margaret Cameron Award competition for nudes; her work is included in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award’s “A collection of works by women photographers”. She is currently developing a body of work exploring the concept of stillness
Mikayla Whitmore She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1988. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she graduated in 2010. She was selected as the Best Photographer in the city of Las Vegas by Desert Companion; she won a 3rd place distinction from Best of The West for a photo essay on the Mojave Desert. A Resident Artist at both the Cosmopolitan (2015) and the Neon Museum (2016), her work has appeared at Torrence Art Museum, CA, Humble Arts Foundation, NY, and in galleries across Las Vegas, including Donna Beam Gallery of Fine Art, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Art Center. She currently lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Amani Willett is a Brooklyn and Boston-based photographer whose practice is driven by conceptual ideas surrounding family, history, memory, and the social environment. Working primarily with the book form, his two monographs have been published to widespread critical acclaim. Both books, Disquiet (Damiani, 2013) and The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer (Overlapse, 2017), were selected by Photo-Eye as “best books” of the year and have been highlighted in over 50 publications including Photograph Magazine, PDN, Hyperallergic, Lensculture, New York Magazine and 1000 Words and recommended by Todd Hido, Elisabeth Biondi (former Visuals Editor of The New Yorker), Vince Aletti and Joerg Colberg (Conscientious), among others.
Christian Woodward is a San Diego and New Jersey based photographer who focuses on people, their environments, and the interactions therein. While attaining a Bachelors degree in psychology, he pursued a minor specialization in lens-based art at the College of New Jersey, exhibiting his work in catalogues and gallery shows produced by the school. His work has also been recognized in Humble Arts Foundation, Blackwell Street art show, CCM photography contest, and Scholastic art & writing awards.
Tara Wray (b. 1978) is an American photographer, writer, and filmmaker. Her first monograph, “Too Tired for Sunshine,” was published by Yoffy Press in 2018. Recently she founded the Too Tired Project, a photo initiative helping those struggling with depression by offering a platform for collective creative expression. Born and raised in Kansas, Wray graduated from NYU where she studied documentary filmmaking. She is director of two feature length documentaries: “Manhattan, Kansas” and “Cartoon College.”
Magdalena Wutkowska (b. 1986, Poland) attempts to visually describe her personal perspective on people’s relationship with their surroundings and processes associated with it, such as emotions, alteration, choice, chaos and displacement. She focuses on landscape-altered people, man-altered landscapes, and the connection between human inner and outer setting. Although mostly self-taught, in her photographic practice Wutkowska experiments with a variation of different materials and techniques.
Devin Yalkin (b. 1981), native and resident of NYC, is a black & white photographer who received his BFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts.
Michael Zuhorski, (b. 1992 in Detroit, Michigan), is currently based in Marquette, Michigan. In 2015 he graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in photography. His work has been published internationally and exhibited widely in group shows, as well as in several solo shows in the Midwestern United States.