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April 2017 issue
Sverre Chr. Jarild & Julie C. Knarvik To commission them or to request prints of their work: facebook (born 1970) is a Norwegian freelance photographer and works with reporting and documentaries for magazines and newspapers.
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Peter Schlesinger To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.pschlesinger.com Born: Los Angeles, CA, 1948 Currently resides in New York City and Bellport, NY.
Barbara Kyne To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.barbarakyne.com Barbara Kyne is an American artist who divides her time between Oakland and Mariposa, California. As an artist she asks fundamental questions about reality such as, who are we, and how are we related to the cosmos? Underlying themes in her work are intelligence and nature, and a philosophy that collapses the dualism between science and spirituality. She believes photography, particularly abstract photography, facilitates abstract thought. "A Crack in the World" was published by Daylight Books in October, 2016. A solo exhibit accompanied the release at Krowswork, a gallery in Oakland, California. An image from the series also won Honorable Mention at PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris. Book reviews were published by "L'Oeil de la Photographie”, "Musee Magazine”, “ ENSCRATCH", "F-Stop Magazine”, "KQED ARTS" magazine and an interview was published by Moore College of Art and Design's "Moore Women Artists”. The series "By Fire", exploring the mystery in the dark forces of the night was exhibited at SF Camerawork in San Francisco in 2015 and published as a photographic chap
Rajib Singha To commission him or to request prints of his work: srajib2006@gmail.com Rajib Singha is a self-taught photographer and a teacher by profession who lives in West Bengal, India. Rajib has contributed to multiple citizen journalism sites such as Reuters Your View, Yahoo News, BBC Your View and others, along with national news dailies. As well, Rajib has won multiple photography competitions nationally and internationally.
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Michelle Frankfurter To commission her or to request prints of her work: michellefrankfurterphotos.com Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD. She graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in English. Before settling in the Washington, DC area, Frankfurter spent three years living in Nicaragua where she worked as a stringer for the British news agency, Reuters and with the human rights organization Witness For Peace documenting the effects of the contra war on civilians. In 1995, a long-term project on Haiti earned her two World Press Photo awards. Since 2000, Frankfurter has concentrated on the border region between the United States and Mexico and on themes of migration. She is a 2013 winner of the Aaron Siskind Foundation grant, a 2011 Top 50 Critical Mass winner, a finalist for the 2011 Aftermath Project and the 2012 Foto Evidence Book Award for her project Destino, documenting the journey of Central American migrants across Mexico. Her first book, Destino was published in September 2014 by Foto Evidence.
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CJ Clarke To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.cjclarke.com CJ Clarke is an award winning filmmaker, producer and photographer. He is the author of Magic Party Place which has recently been shortlisted for the Aperture Paris Photo First Book Award 2016. Completed over the course of ten years, the book documents contemporary England, mapping the roots of Brexit in the process. His film Mother & Daughter won the inaugural BJP/Canon Open Shutter award. He also also wrote and directed It Shouldn't Happen Here an advert Save the Children's UK poverty campaign. In parallel to Magic Party Place, CJ has been working on the project Loyalists about contemporary Northern Ireland. His work has been commended in the once in the Ian Parry Award, twice in the Observer Hodge Award, three times in the Magenta Flash Forward Award.
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Arno Gasteiger To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.arno.co.nz Arno Gasteiger tells stories with photographs. He specialises in exploring contemporary issues and presenting them in a thoughtful body of work. He credits his curiosity and love of adventure to his upbringing in a small village in the Austrian Alps surrounded by snow, rock climbers and artists. His move to New Zealand coincided with the birth of its most innovative photographic publication, New Zealand Geographic Magazine. He became its primary photographer. Arno produced more than 90 assignments with the magazine, which took him to all parts of New Zealand and the South Pacific.  His work covered subject matter as diverse as the effect of global warming on the Tokelau Islands to the state funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary. His geographic grasp of New Zealand and the South Pacific is unsurpassed in
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Randi Malkin Steinberger To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.randimalkinsteinberger.com Randi Malkin Steinberger is an American photographer and documentary filmmaker whose work has been shown worldwide. Malkin Steinberger's experience as a photographer and filmmaker was shaped by her studies in Italy, where she lived for ten years while launching a photography school and gallery. She has produced artists' books that are now part of the permanent collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Malkin Steinberger's documentary films include Holi-days, which was shot in Jerusalem, Florence, and Las Vegas and aired on the Sundance Channel. She has published two books of her collaborations with renowned artist Alighiero Boetti. Accanto al Pantheon, published by Prearo Editore in Milan, and Boetti by Afghan People: Peshawar, Pakistan, 1990, published by RAM Publications. Her latest book No Circus, a collection of photographs of structures colorfully tented for fumigation includes an essay by D.J. Waldie and was published by Damiani 2016. She is represented by Sears Peyton Gallery in New York and Los Angeles.
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Deborah Feingold To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.deborahfeingold.com One of photographer Deborah Feingold's earliest darkrooms was actually a prison cell.  After graduating from Emerson College in the early 1970's, she was awarded a grant to teach photography to troubled youth in a Boston prison, affirming her belief in the power of the camera as a tool for self-expression and communication and laying the groundwork for a decades-long career photographing the most prominent names in American culture.   Feingold moved to New York City in 1976, where her relationship with a jazz musician inspired her to embrace a spirit of improvisation in her photography and led to her first major assignment: shooting jazz icon Chet Baker for the Artist House record label. Her work with Baker and others on the label caught the attention of Musician magazine, who hired Feingold as their New York liaison. Turning her small apartment into a makeshift studio (this time her shower stall served as the dark room) and freewheeling it on the unpredictable streets of New York, Feingold captured indelible images of some of the most legendary names in music, from B.B. King and James Brown to
Stephan Wurth To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.stephanwurth.com Stephan Würth is a photographer originally from Germany who grew up between Munich, Texas and California.  He discovered photography at age fourteen during a family vacation in Spain; his favorite subjects were sun-bathing women on the Costa del Sol.  In 2000, he enrolled in the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale to study photography, and after graduating, became a full time photographer. Since then, his work has been featured in editions of Vogue, The New York Times, Porter Magazine, GQ, Playboy, Esquire, Galore Magazine, Treats Magazine and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition among others.  His advertising clients have included Levi's, Bonobos, Virgin Atlantic, Würth Group, A Pea in the Pod, The Related Group to name a few. In 2011, Stephan released his first book “Ghost Town” published by Damiani.  His latest title "Ikinga" is in the s/s 2016 catalog with publisher Damiani.
Richard Ehrlich To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.ehrlichphotography.com Richard M. Ehrlich was born in New York City and resides in Los Angeles.  Since 2001 his fine art photographs have been held in the permanent collections of 19 museums, including Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, The George Eastman House, Denver Art Museum, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, among others. He was the first to photograph the Holocaust Archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany: the project is in the permanent collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, The Jewish Museum- New York, The Jewish Museum Berlin, and Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme Paris, as well as others. He has participated in over 30 gallery shows, and his books include:  The Forbidden Zone: Images from Namibia and Anatomia Digitale – both from Nazraeli Press, the recently published The Other Side of the Sky, Reverie and the soon to be published Faces of Promise: Looking Beyond Autism.
(born 1973) is a Norwegian journalist and author.
Damian Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.damianbirdphotography.com Damian Bird, is a photographer and photojournalist 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 14 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. 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, Dazed & Confused,The Face, Country Life and Geographical magazine. He lives with his wife and four children in Devon, England.
Christine Osinski To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.christineosinski.com Christine Osinski’s work has been included in recent exhibitions at Paris Photo; The Brooklyn Museum; The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC; The Alice Austen House, NYC; Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece; Sasha Wolf Gallery, NYC; and AIPAD.   In 2005 Osinski became a Guggenheim Fellow.  She received an inaugural photography grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2015.  Her work has also received support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Graham Foundation and Lightwork among other grants.   Photographs and reviews of her work have appeared recently in:  The New York Times; The New York Times Sunday Magazine; The New Yorker; BBC News; The Daily Telegraph; The Guardian; The Wall Street Journal; The Atlantic: City Lab; I-D/Vice; Time Light Box; vogue.com; Slate; American Photo; Boston Globe; American Suburb X; Philadelphia Magazine, as well as in numerous books and other periodicals.   Christine Osinski received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art.
Bono and Madonna to REM and Pharrell.   Feingold's unique ability to put her subjects almost immediately at ease engendered the kind of rare moments of honesty and intimacy that became the hallmark of her work, and over the ensuing decades, her photographs would appear in Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek and The New York Times among others, along with countless album and book covers. The portraits in her catalog read like a who's who of cultural icons: President Barack Obama, Mick Jagger, Bill Gates, Tom Wolfe, Prince, Johnny Depp, George Carlin, and many more.   Her new book, Music, collects some of the most dazzling moments from her sessions with the artists whose work has defined the last 40 years in popular (and stridently unpopular) music, and asserts Feingold as a singular talent with the ability to distill their artistry and humanity down into a single frame.
Tim Richmond To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.timrichmond.co.uk Photographer Tim Richmond,  known for his cinematic approach to photography, for over 25 years has worked for international publications including L’Uomo Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wonderland, Telegraph Magazine, GQ, Port  and World of Interiors as well as recently making short films for Nowness. In 2008 he started undertaking long-term documentary projects, the first of which Last Best Hiding Place is an alternative epic journey through the overlooked aspects of the American West over seven years, was published June 2015 to great acclaim. With another American series planned, Richmond decided that next he wanted to concentrate on a series in the West Of England, where he lives for most of the year. Love Bites is his poetic current on-going project.
His work is housed in many private collections in USA and Europe.
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Michele Sibiloni To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.michelesibiloni.com I am an Italian photographer born in Parma in 1981, I have been based in Uganda for six years, now I split my time between Italy and East Africa. I have been documenting the night time of Kampala for few years. This project became a book called F**k It published by the Swiss based publisher Edition Patrick Frey in March 2016. It has been selected among the best photo books of 2016 by: Time magazine, Internazionale, Sleek-Mag. My editorial work has been published in The New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, Vice, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, M magazine, Wired and others.
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He is co-founder of crowd sourced activist initiative, The Rape in India Project (www.therapeinindiaproject.org/). He is co-founder and director of Just Another Photo Festival (http://www.justanotherphotofestival.com/), a guerrilla festival that democratizes visual media by taking photography to the people and forging new audiences.
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Tierney Gearon To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.tierneygearon.com Born in Atlanta, GA, Tierney Gearon is an acclaimed Los Angeles based contemporary photographer, who has gained both critical and commercial recognition for her powerful and intense colorful photographs. Praise for her powerful and haunting images did not come to art through traditional means. Her life goal was always to be a mother. After being a model and commercial photographer for years, her marriage dissolved. She then turned her camera on her family. Through those images she acquired on different family trips around the world she was discovered by Charles Saatchi. She was thrust into the spot light in 2001 when her work was featured as one of the main photographers in the famed “I Am A Camera” exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Her work became an overnight sensation when images of he children came under public scrutiny. Since her controversial debut, Gearon has been pushing the envelope of contemporary photography. “The Mother Project” and “Daddy, Where are you” both give the viewer an intimate look into Tierney’s relationship with her mentally ill mother, not only capturing the raw intensity but also celebrates her free spirit. In 2009, Gearon pushed her photography to a new zenith, double exposing film inside of
the camera to produce groundbreaking chance narratives in her work titled “EXPLOSURE”. Tierney has been exhibited at many prominent galleries and museums including, Gagosian Gallery, Yossi Milo, Ace Gallery, The Parrish Art Museum, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and Phillips de Pury & company in London. Her most recent project, a 24 page feature of 13 Oscar Award winning woman titled “Hollywood Heroines”, was featured in the New York Times magazine. She will be previewing a new collection of works titled “Shape Color” at Paris Photo Los Angeles Photography Art fair at the end of April 2013. Damiani published a book of Tierney Gearon’s children’s photography titled ” the alphabet book ” in the Fall of 2013.
Würth currently splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and Miami with his wife, Vanessa.
Claude le Gall To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.clgp.fr Born in a little village on the north coast of Brittany. 1962. First photographs taken with a bakelite camera ( 6x9 cm) 1970s. Becomes a teacher of English and, at the same time, develops a deep interest in photography. Documents his environment, in particular the life of local kelp-gatherers whose activity will come to an end a few years later. 1981. Exhibition on Brittany at the Canon gallery in Paris. 1982. Starts work on Ireland. The project will be concluded in 1994. Some of this work will be shown in France and in Poland. 1986. Starts a project on Galicia, the so-called Celtic part of Spain. This work is still in progress and part of it was exhibited at Museo do Pobo Galego in Santiago de Compostela in 2012. 1993-2013. Work distributed by Agence VU in Paris. Has become a free-lance again and is currently organizing the work he has done over the past 46 years.
photographic circles. With this knowledge, plus his eye for intimate and poignant human detail, he was quickly noticed by international magazines and commercial companies in Europe and the USA. Over the last 15 years Arno has specialised in location photography for commercial and editorial clients.   These include GEO (Germany & France), Spiegel, Australian Geographic, Smithsonian (USA), Merian (Germany), The New York Times, Rexel, Fletcher Challenge and Tourism New Zealand. Books are Arno's favourite medium for exploring ideas and presenting a coherent body of work. Arno is the co-author of nine books, one of which, CENTRAL, won the illustrative category of New Zealand's prestigious 2004 Montana Book Awards. His work is widely exhibited in his new home of New Zealand as well as in Australia, Germany and France. Arno lives with his family in the subtropical rainforest of Titirangi, Auckland. When he is not working on location you may find him cycling in the Waitakere Ranges, chopping wood, gardening or building something.
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book, with poetry by Kyne and is distributed by Norfolk Press in San Francisco, CA. "At the Museum" has been shown at several galleries including SF Camerawork in San Francisco, CA and the Photo Center NW in Seattle, WA. William T. Wiley and Mary Hull Webster chose her work for The Oakland Museum of California's exhibit, "What is Art For?" Kyne wrote for and created portraits of art world figures as a contributing columnist for Artweek, an art journal specializing in West Coast art and has taught photography and art extensively at university.
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