The magazine of the photo-essay
January 2018 issue
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
Wendy Paton To commission her or to request prints of her work:  Wendy Paton is an award winning American photographer, best known for her dramatic black and white candid, nocturnal portraits.  Specializing in analog photography and printing in a traditional darkroom setting, she splits her creative life between her studio in Lambertville, New Jersey and Paris, France.   Paton's keen interest in photography began in 1981 while in the throes of a groundbreaking career training and driving Standardbred racehorses. She went on to study at the International Center of Photography in New York City, learning the intricacies of night photography from Michael Kenna and darkroom printing from her mentor and collaborator, master printer, Chuck Kelton.   In 2012 the launch of Paton’s first monograph, Visages de Nuit, published by Kehrer
Ara Oshagan To commission him or to request prints of his work:  Ara Oshagan is a photographer, installation artist and curator whose work revolves around the intersecting themes of identity, community, and displacement. His first book, Father Land, addressing displacement and multi-generational marginalization in the unrecognized post-soviet region of Armenia, was published by powerHouse books in 2010.  His second book, Mirror, was self-published in 2016: it uses technology (Augmented Reality) to bridge the worlds of image and sound. His other projects include "A Poor Imitation of Death" about the disrupted lives of youth in the California prison system; “iwitness” portraits of witnesses of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and their stories of survival, and “Traces of Identity” about transnational and ambiguous identity as seen through the Armenian community of Los Angeles. His installation work includes iwitness, “(re)population” in Armenia, “Drum Room” at Tufenkian Fine Art and an interactive documentary initiative called
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R.J. Kern To commission him or to request prints of his work: R. J. Kern (b. 1978) is an American artist whose work explores ideas of home, ancestry, and the sense of place. He uses the photographic medium in multiple formats, utilizing both natural and artificial light to document the interaction of people, animals, and cultural landscapes. In May 2017, Corey Keller, Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, selected Kern's project, The Unchosen Ones, as her Curator's Choice Award from CENTER (First Place). In November 2017, Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator, National Galley of Art, Washington, DC, awarded his work (Second Place) at the 2017 International Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art exhibited in Carmel, CA.
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James Clancy To commission him or to request prints of his work: James Clancy was born in 1971, close to the rural town of Newmarket in North Cork, Ireland. In 1990 he moved to Cork City where he later studied film (with emphasis on camera and lighting design) and worked in film making, music and theatre, producing works which were presented and screened at film festivals and on national television. His love of photography grew from these experiences. Since 2004 he has been working solely in photography with most of his works being in black and white. Still being influenced by film James’ works, many of them are photo series, have a narrative character. Since 2006 James has been exhibiting widely in Europe and Asia. In 2011 he published his first photobook called “Border Country”, a black and white photo series, through Kehrer Verlag, a renowned German publisher specialized on photobooks. In November 2011 “Border Country” received the predicate “Selected Title” of the prestigious Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2012, awarded by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels.
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Karen Haberberg To commission her or to request prints of her work: KAREN HABERBERG is a New York City-based portrait photographer. Her photography has been shown in numerous gallery exhibitions, magazines, and newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Daily News, Huffington Post, Time Out NY, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, New York Family, and Fit Pregnancy. Her work was recently featured on ABC News and NY1. In addition, Haberberg teaches photography at the 92Y and JCC of Manhattan. For nearly a decade, she served as the Director of Photography and Digital Media at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, where she spearheaded photography related programming for children and adults. Haberberg has also curated numerous exhibitions and collaborated with well-known photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Elliot Erwitt, Joyce Tenneson, Gillian Laub, Bruce Davidson, among others. Haberberg holds a BA from Brandeis University and earned her MA in Art and
Ritesh RoyChowdhury To commission him or to request prints of his work: email
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Daniel Tchetchik To commission him or to request prints of his work: Daniel Tchetchik is a staff photographer and the chief editor of the photography blog at Haaretz Newspaper. He has displayed his personal works in leading museums and galleries in Israel as well as on international stages in NYC, San Francisco and India. The works are part of the collections of The Museum of Tel Aviv, The Museum of Ramat Gan, The Peter Blum Gallery, The Marc Rich Foundation, The French Institute as well as several private collections.  Tchetchik divides his time between personal projects and documentary assignments, many times each approach provides inspiration for the other. His editorial work has appeared in the New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine, National Geographic,
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ZekeLive. He has had solo exhibitions at the LA Municipal Art Gallery, Downey Museum of Art, powerHouse Arena and Tufenkian Fine Art. His work has been reviewed and featured in PDN, Mother Jones, the Times Literary Supplement, LA Times, LA Weekly, Zeke and on NPR's Morning Edition and is in the permanent collection of the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Downey Museum of Art, the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, and the MOMA in Armenia. In 2015, Ara and the iwitness team installed the first public art installation in Los Angeles’ Grand Park. For this work, they were recognized as one of “100 Leading Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy Magazine in DC. iwitness also became the first large-scale public art installation in the City of Glendale in 2017. Currently, Ara is a curator at Glendale’s Downtown Central Library ReflectSpace gallery, developing exhibitions around human rights violations that bridge artwork and artifact. He is also the chair of the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission. In 2017, he was named an arts “Trailblazer” by Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural of Affairs.
Verlag, coincided with the solo museum exhibition, Wendy Paton:  Visages de Nuit, in Moscow at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography.  In 2014 Paton's U. S. museum exhibition, WENDY PATON | NUIT BLANCHE, opened at The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  Her images have been published in international publications as well as exhibition and museum catalogs, and appeared on CNN and Russia Today television.  The artist’s exhibitions have been seen in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe.   Paton’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of SpallArt Collection, Austria; Museée de la Photographie, Belgium; James A. Michener Art Museum, PA, U.S.; Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography in Moscow; International Center of Photography, New York; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Personal Collection of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco as well as other notable private, international collections.   "Paton's images are portraits and stories captured with the craft of perception and the energy of visual instinct.  Her eye is that of celebrant as well as voyeur, and in graphic compositions of black and white, she offers personal and intimate glimpses of our human, ineffable presence".  Philip Clark, The ARTPOINT. Limited signed copies of the monograph, Visages de Nuit, are available through the  artist’s website.   Purchase book here.
A portfolio of his work is featured in the November 2017 issue of National Geographic along with work on exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. In Spring 2018, Kern will publish his first monograph with Kehrer Verlag titled, "The Sheep and the Goats." Kern work's resides in the permanent collection at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Judith Fox To commission her or to request prints of her work: Judith Fox is an award-winning photographer, writer, public speaker, and business leader. The temporary service she founded in Richmond, Virginia in 1978 was purchased by a NYSE firm in 1996. During her business career, Fox served on many for-profit and non-profit boards, was a public speaker and consultant. She was elected to membership in the Committee of 200 in 1994. After selling her company, Judith devoted herself full-time to photography and writing. Fox’s award-winning photographs are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts(VMFA), the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), the Southeast Museum of Photography (SMP), the Harry Ransom Center, the Haggerty Museum of Art, and
the Harn Museum; her work is in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Fox’s photographs have been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and Europe. After her book I Still Do: Loving and Living with Alzheimer’s was released, Fox became a global advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness and education. She’s been a speaker and consultant on Alzheimer’s and family caregiving for corporations, non- profit associations and universities. I Still Do was named “one of the best photography books of 2009” by Photo-Eye Magazine. Fox has been interviewed on television and radio shows including Terry Gross’ NPR show Fresh Air, and her work and story have been in dozens of publications including BBC Online, the Guardian (uk), ELLE, Forbes Woman and Tu Style (Italy.) Her new book, One Foot Forward: Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers, features insightful and powerful stories and photographs of twenty widowed women and men. It documents the experience of bereavement, acceptance, and perseverance in the face of the life-altering death of a spouse. The book is published by powerHouse Books. 100% of the author’s royalties will be donated to the National Hospice Foundation. Judith Fox lives and works in La Jolla, California.
Photography from the ICP. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children Maya and Liam.
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Ulrike Crespo To commission her or to request prints of her work: Ulrike Crespo(born in 1950 in Fulda) After completing high school in Darmstadt, in the 1970s Ulrike Crespo studied French, Art History and Archaeology in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland. After returning to Germany in the 1980s, she studied Psychology in Frankfurt/ Main and gained a licence to practice as a psychotherapist. Since the 1990s she has closely concerned herself with photography. Ulrike Crespo lives and works in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Vienna, Austria, and West Cork, Ireland. Further publications by Ulrike Crespo: Twilight, 2011 (German Photo Book Prize – Nominated 2012); Ephemere, 2012; Cold Landscape, 2013; Nachtblüten, 2013; Unter der Haut des Wassers/ Under Water’s Skin, 2014 (German Photo Book Prize – Nominated 2015); Rainflowers, 2015; Iceland(2017); Danakil(Spring 2018)
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Catherine Leutenegger To commission her or to request prints of her work: Catherine Leutenegger (b. 1983) is a visual artist based in Switzerland. BA and MA in Visual Communication / Photography with First Class Honours at University of Art and Design / ECAL. Catherine Leutenegger is a photographic archeologist, fascinated by the culture of photography and its impact on how we live and work. Through her photographs, she examines historical shifts that relate to transformations in our identities. Her first monographical book titled Hors-champ revealing photographers’ workspaces, was published by Infolio through the Manor Cultural Award 2006 which includes a generous cash prize and an exhibition at the Musée de l’Elysée curated by William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorfer. The Manor Award established in 1982 by Philippe Nordmann represents one of the most prestigious acknowledgements of
artistic merit and one of the most significant promotional instrument within the contemporary Swiss art scene. Beside she is the recipient of several major fellowships including two Swiss Federal Design Grants (2006 and 2008); the Raymond Weil International Photography Prize (2008) and the BCV Encouragement Prize (2006). In 2007, she took part of an artist residency program in New York and started her project named Kodak City in Rochester. Her second monography was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2014 and looks at the demise of the once booming Kodak empire. Throughout her recent body of work titled New Artificiality (2015-), Catherine Leutenegger investigates the current potential and limits of 3D printing technology in numerous business sectors. Leutenegger’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions on the international scene: Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Aperture Gallery, New York; Lianzhou Fotofestival; Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich; Museum Bellerive, Zürich; Bieler Fototage, Biel; Fotomuseum, Winterthur; Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Greece;  Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan; Head On hotofestival, Sydney; Le Petit Palais, Paris. Her work is in the collections of several public and private institutions, including : Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; MAST Foundation Collection, Bologna; Musée Nicéphore-Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône; Banque Cantonale Vaudoise Art Collection, Lausanne; Banque Piguet-Galland; Maus Frères Holding and Raymond Weil, Geneva.
Myself Magazine, Haaretz Newspaper and more. His works are on a permanant display at Hotel Montefiore in Tel-Aviv.
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Isabelle Armand To commission her or to request prints of her work: Isabelle Armand worked with fashion photographers in her native Paris and in New York City, where she lives and works since the 1980’s. Eventually, Armand’s predilection for art drew her away from the fashion industry. She assumed the position of U.S. editor for the French magazine Connaissance des Arts, in whose pages her own photographic portraits of contemporary artists appeared. After a productive stint as editor, Armand devoted herself to a full-time career in freelance photography. Concentrating on black-and-white film portraiture and documentaries, primarily in a 6 x 7 medium format, Armand’s highly original works can be found not only in private collections, but also in museum collections. In addition, they have been featured both in national and international publications.
Jeff Rothstein To commission him or to request prints of his work: Wandering the streets with my 35mm cameras loaded with b&w film, I consider myself an urban observer. I try to capture the city's environment - structures, signs and, most of all, the fleeting moments of people on the streets that will soon disappear into thin air. My photos have appeared in numerous publications, including Street Photographers Notebook, Creative Boom,SHOTS, New York Alive, Our Town, Bijutsu Techno, The Shin Bijutsu Shinbun, Hyperallergic, and Art Asia Pacific, and illustrated such exhibition catalogs as YES Yoko Ono, Over the Edges, and Hori Kosai. Recent exhibitions include Week of Protest, a group show at Central Booking Gallery in New York City (January 2017), and my book launch-exhibit at H.P.F, Christopher (July 2017).
My photobook, Today's Special: New York City Images 1969-2006, has been published by Coral Press Arts in June 2017.
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I am an amateur freelance (people and documentary) photographer from Kolkata, India and have been being under the mentorship of one of the leading photographers of Kolkata and of the world, Joydeep Mukherjee. I started my photo journey in 2012. I think that an expression captured at the right moment makes a perfect frame. The conventional ways should not set boundaries for the expressions of art. A true creation must always hold the real feelings of the creator. My mentor always asks for something different and expressive so that people can see beyond the frames captured and I try my best to follow his teachings and path. The two most inspiring people behind my photography are my mentor and my wife Arundhati. I wish someday I can make both of them proud.