Juan Pablo Echeverri is a talented artist, photographer and filmmaker, who was born in 1978 in Bogotá, Colombia. Hstudied art at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, where he continues to live and work. After studying he did residencies in England, Mexico, Brazil, the United States and elsewhere. His work strongly explores identity, gender and a unique response to popular culture, culminating in video diaries. Juan´s native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English.
Fredrik Holm is a talented Swedish photographer, geologist and geographer from Stockholm, who currently based in Reykjavik, Iceland. He studied geography and geology at the Stockholm University and University of La Laguna in Tenerife. Fredrik did his Masters degree at the Nordic Volcanological Centre in Reykjavík and researched there for another two years.
Born in Berlin in 1908, Gisèle Freund was one of Europe’s most prominent photographers and a pillar among French feminist intellectuals after fleeing Nazi Germany and settling in Paris in the 1930’s, where she pursued her doctoral studies at the Sorbonne. Her thesis on photography in France in the 19th century was met with scepticism, because photography was not considered a serious study then.
David Chancellor is a multi award winning documentary photographer based in South Africa. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, exhibited in major galleries and museums, and published worldwide. Named Nikon Photographer of the Year three times, he received a World Press Photo Award in 2010 for Elephant Story from the series Hunters. Chancellor won the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize in 2010, exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery London. In 2012 he received a Sony World Photography Award (Nature and Wildlife) and Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. In 2013 he received the World Understanding Award in the Pictures of the Year International competition; the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Award for portraiture; the Vienna International Photo Award for documentary photography; and the Kontinent Award for documentary photography.
Jedediah Johnson was born on May 31st, 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the tender age of 18 he lit out for Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s school of Cinema-Television. Frustrated by the lethargy of the process of Filmmaking, he took up Photography in 1999. No longer interested by Film or School, Jedediah dropped out of Film School in the year 2000. For the next 4 years he honed his craft by photographing parties and models around Los Angeles. After a spirited yet casual, 6 month, battle with cancer in 2005 he decided to get serious about something and photography certainly was something. He graduated with distinction with a BFA in photography from Art Center College of Design in December of 2009. In 2013 he received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. After a brief stint teaching at Wilbur Wright College and SAIC, he returned to Indianapolis, to begin work on a new familial history project titled My Father’s Murder.
As jigsaw puzzles piece together to a form a visual image, the sedimentation of symbols within Christto & Andrew’s photographs reveal the affects of history, politics, the economy and popular culture into the construction of contemporary society specifically found in the Gulf region. Using Qatar as an example, exaggerated colours, staged compositions and uncanny humour hightlight this constant development, and the malleable state of transformations into which its multitude of lifestyles are nurtured and interact.
Andrea Grambow and Joscha Kirchknopf is a talented photography duo, who’ve worked on a number of fantastic projects together over recent years. Kirchknopf & Grambow originaly from Bielefeld and currently based in Berlin, Germany. They shoot a lot of colorful fashion, editorial and commercial photography. Joscha lived and assisted in Sao Paulo before he started to study photography and during their studies Andrea and Joscha continued assisting internationally renowned photographers.
Mikkel Jul Hvilshøj is a talented photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has worked in a shipping company in Dubai, before going back to Denmark to attend college to study economics. While in Dubai Mikkel has bought his first SLR camera, a Minolta of questionable quality, taking up photography as a hobby, and when faced with the challenge of "What to do now if not college?" he decided to move to Copenhagen to get an apprenticeship as a photographer. Today he shoots advertising and editorial assignments, specialised in high-end still life photography.
From an early age, Dave Lehl had little interest in the usual youth sports fare. Boards and bikes replaced bats and balls. Craig Kelly, Matt Hoffman, and the Bones Brigade were his Michael Jordans, John Elways, and New York Yankees. Like many an alt-teen, he mainly joined the high school yearbook staff as an excuse to get out of class. It was there he picked up his first camera, and as it turns out, he had a knack for capturing the moment. His photography experience led him to focus on Journalism and Fine Art photography where he earned degrees from CU Boulder, and ultimately scored a photography internship in the fashion world. Dazzled by the idea of hanging out with models, Dave planned a move to New York City to pursue fashion photography professionally, but first stopped off in Summit County, Colorado, to try accumulating a few bucks for the move by shooting snowboarding. He soon found out that although there were no big bucks, he had a better eye for capturing brats on boards than babes on beaches (plus snowboarding is damn fun!). He spent the next 7 years climbing the winter sports ladder, ultimately landing staff positions at Future Snowboarding Magazine, Rome Snowboards, and Sims Snowboards. Dave has since broadened his focus to include a wider range of his passions: skateboarding, cycling, running, motorcycles, and adventuring. Dave is located in the sickeningly outdoorsy mecca that is Denver, Colorado.
David Vintiner is a talented photographer based in London, UK. Vintiner has a very distinctive and modern style, which dwells in bluey, desaturated tones. He is an incredibly personable man and as a result manages to entice even the shyest of subjects out of their shells.