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Damian BirdTo commission him or to request prints of his work:damianbirdphotography.comDamian Bird (born London, 1972) is a photographer, photojournalist and lecturer with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe. He was educated in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Communication where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism. In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of 16 years, Alice. As well as Editing Life Force magazine, he is currently engaged in photographing a series of photo-essays on English culture and has recently returned to Afghanistan.His first book Seabird was released in November 2017.
Shirley BakerShirley Baker (1932-2014) was a British documentary and street photographer. She grew up in Manchester and had an extensive career in photography, exhibiting in galleries across Europe. Her archive is now stored at Mary Evans Picture Library in London.
George RodgerBorn in Cheshire, George Rodger served in the British Merchant Navy. After a short spell in America, he worked as a photographer for the BBC's The Listener magazine, followed in 1938 by a brief stint working for the Black Star Agency.His pictures of the London blitz brought him to the attention of Life magazine, and he became a war correspondent. He won eighteen campaign medals covering Free French activities in West Africa, and went on to document the war front in Eritrea, Abyssinia and the Western Desert. He travelled to Iran, Burma, North Africa, Sicily and Salerno, Italy, where he met and befriended Robert Capa.Having covered the liberation of France, Belgium and Holland, Rodger was the first photographer to enter Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. In May he photographed the German surrender at Lüneburg for Time and Life. Traumatized by the experience of looking for 'nice compositions' in front of the dead, Rodger
Norman SeeffTo commission him or to request prints of his work:www.normanseeff.comNorman Seeff was born March 5, 1939, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since moving to the United States in 1969, his work as a photographer and filmmaker has been focused on the exploration of human creativity and the inner dynamics of the creative process.
John Rendall & Derek CattaniAustralian-born John Rendall first came to London in the late 1960s and it was there that he first came across Christian, at that time a young cub lying in a cage in Harrods department store. John is trustee of the George Adamson Foundation. Christian's 'legacy' is the continued interest in his unique life.
Hayahisa TomiyasuTo commission him or to request prints of his work:www.tomiyasuhayahisa.comHayahisa Tomiyasu 1982 born in Kanagawa, Japan.2002-2006 Studies in Photography at the Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo.2008-2016 Studies in Photography at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig under Prof. Peter Piller (Dipl. & MA).Lives and works in Leipzig and Zurich.
He continues to have his work published in national and international newspapers and magazines including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Daily Mail, Dazed & Confused,The Face, Country Life, Coast and Geographical magazine. He lives in Devon, England with his wife, four children and his dachshunds, Jessie and Wilhelmina.
Bertien Van ManenTo commission her or to request prints of her work:www.bertienvanmanen.nlBertien van Manen started her career as a fashion photographer, after having studied French and German languages and litterature. Inspired by Robert Frank’s “The Americans” she travelled to Budapest and New York, photographing what she saw. She had her first exhibition in the Photographers Gallery in London in 1977 of images she made in Budapest.Bertien van Manen has worked on projects like “a Hundred Summers a Hundred Winters”, photographs taken in the ex-Soviet Union. This project won several prizes.“East Wind West Wind” made in China. “Give me your Image” photographed in Europe, published bySteidl and shown in “New Photography” at MoMA in 2005. In October 2011 “Let’s sit down before we go” came out with MACK London. “Easter
and Oak Trees”, 2012 published by MACK London shows intimate, black and white images of van Manens family in the Seventies. In April 2014 van Manens album “Moonshine” was published by MACK. It contains photographs taken over the years in the Appalachian Mountains.Bertiens project "Beyond Maps and Atlases" of photo's made in Ireland has been published by Mack in 2016. In 2017, ‘’I Will Be Wolf ‘’was published by MACK, edited by Stephen Gill.All these projects have been widely exhibited over the world. Van Manen lives in Amsterdam.
Derek Cattani is an international award-winning photographer; whose career spans some four decades on assignment for many top magazines and Fleet Street
newspapers. The highlight of his early career was meeting and photographing Christian and going with him and his owners to Africa.
embarked on a 28,000-mile journey all over Africa and the Middle East, focusing on animal life, rituals, and ways of life that exist in a close relationship with nature.In 1947 Rodger was invited to join Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and William Vandivert in founding Magnum. His next major trip was a Cape-to-Cairo trans-Africa journey, during which he made extraordinary pictures of the Kordofan Nuba tribe which first appeared in National Geographic in 1951. Africa remained a preoccupation for him for over thirty years.Enormously successful during his lifetime, George Rodger died in Kent on 24 July 1995.
Harvey SteinTo commission him or to request prints of his work:www.harveysteinphoto.comHARVEY STEIN is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography. Stein is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. He is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery, located in the East Village of Manhattan. He has also been a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New School University, Drew University, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Bridgeport. A recipient of a Creative Arts Public Service (CAPS) fellowship and numerous artist in residency grants, Stein’s eighth and latest book, Mexico Between Life and Death, will be published this September by Kehrer. Other books of Stein’s photographs are Parallels: A Look at Twins, E.P. Dutton (1978); Artists Observed, Harry Abrams, Inc. (1986); Coney Island, W.W. Norton, Inc. (1998); Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life, Gangemi Editore,
Rome (2006); Coney Island 40 Years, Schiffer Publishing, (2011), Harlem Street Portraits, Schiffer Publishing (2013), and Briefly Seen New York Street Life, Schiffer Publishing (2015). Stein’s photographs and portfolios have been published in such periodicals as The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, American Heritage, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, Forbes, Psychology Today, Playboy, Harpers, Connoisseur, Art News, American Artist, New York, People, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, The Hopkins Review (cover), Sun Magazine (cover) and all the major photo magazines, including Camera Arts, Black & White Magazine (cover), Shutterbug, Popular Photography, American Photo, Camera, Afterimage, PDN, Zoom, Rangefinder, Photo Metro, fotoMagazine (Germany), photo technique and View Camera.Stein’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe—84 one-person and over 165 group shows to date. He has curated 59 exhibits since 2007. His photographs are in more than 57 permanent collections, including the George Eastman House, Bibliotheque Nationale, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the Denver Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), the Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, Museet for Fotokunst (Odense, Denmark), Musee De La Photographie (Charleroi, Belguim), the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, The New York Historical Society and Museum, and among others, the corporate collections of Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, LaSalle Bank (Chicago), Barclay Bank and Credit Suisse. His work is represented by Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York City. Stein’s work can be seen on his web site, www.harveysteinphoto.com and on Instagram @stein.harvey
Mark SteinmetzTo commission him or to request prints of his work:www.marksteinmetz.netMark Steinmetz is based in Athens, Georgia, his work has appeared in exhibitions at the MoMA New York, The Art Institute of Chicago and The High Meuseum of Atlanta. The images in Past K-Ville were made while Steinmetz received support from a Guggenheim Fellowship.