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America, Point Blank. (September 2016, Photoville, Brooklyn)

Matt Borowick, Justin Cook, An-Sofie Kesteleyn, Andrew Lichtenstein, Joshua Lott, Peter Andrew Lusztyk, Sabine Pearlman, Ruddy Roye, Wil Sands, Kathy Shorr

Matt Borowick (American, based in NYC). Matthew Borowick's work has been exhibited in New York and Washington, D.C., most recently at the International Center of Photography and the American Institute of Architecture. He is a native New Yorker and graduate from the International Center of Photography in 2014 with a certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, and from Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2011.

Justin Cook (American, based in Durham, NC) Justin Cook is a photographer because he believes that relationships foster a deliberate life. Relationships are the core of collaboration and intimate storytelling. Relationships create change. Based in Durham, N.C., his clients include The National Audubon Society, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The INDY Week, Education Week, VICE and The Bitter Southerner.

An-Sofie Kesteleyn (Belgian). An-Sofie Kesteleyn was born in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and took up photography when she was 18. In 2011 she gained a master’s degree in photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK). Immediately after that, An-Sofie moved to Amsterdam and started working as a freelance photographer for the Dutch daily De Volkskrant. She also works on independent photo-essays, focusing mainly on people and the ways they live. 

Andrew Lichtenstein (American, based in Brooklyn).  Fovea is pleased to exhibit the work of Mr Lichtenstein's a third time, including a solo show entitled 'Behind Bars' in 2008.  His work has appeared in most international newspapers and magazines over the course of his career.  His series of photographs titled “Witness to an Execution” were inspired by a Sound Portraits radio documentary of the same name that aired on NPR’s All Things Considered and won a Peabody Award in 2000.

Joshua Lott (American, based in Chicago). Joshua Lott is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Reuters, Getty Images, Agence France Presse and The Washington Post. He has a passion for documenting politics, when he started covering news assignments in his hometown of Chicago.

Peter Andrew Lusztyk (Canadian, based in Toronto). Peter Andrew Lusztyk is a commercial and fine art photographer from. His signature series 'Interchanges' and 'Point Blank' have been featured in dozens of publications like National Geographic, Le Monde, Wired, The New Republic, and The Atlantic. 

Sabine Pearlman (Austrian, based in Los Angeles). Educated at Pratt Institute, Otis College of Art and Design and Santa Monica College, in 2013 Sabine Pearlman won the Lens Culture Emerging Photographer Award. Her work is exhibited internationally.

Ruddy Roye (American, based in Brooklyn). Ruddy Roye is a documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography. He is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. He strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fiber paper.

Wil Sands (American, based in Barcelona).  William Sands graduated from Hampshire College with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and in 2011 co-founded Fractures Photo Collective, an independent documentary photography collective based in Barcelona. He firmly believes that journalism’s role is to “hold truth(s) to power”. As a photographer he searches for stories that add nuance and complexity to public discourse. Wil's work seeks to challenge reductionist narratives that maintain the status quo.

Kathy Shorr (American, based in New York). Shorr’s work has been widely exhibited and published internationally. Her images have been published in Popular Photography, Newsweek, Business Insider, New York Observer, and The Atlantic. Her book on this long term series will be published in spring of 2017 by Powerhouse, entitled 'SHOT'. 

 

Aliza Eliazarov,Waste Not (June-July 2016, Beacon NY)

Aliza Eliazarov (American, based in NYC).

A New York City photographer, Ms Eliazarov has a focus on farming and food. She has worked with leading farmers and food professionals around the world to create compelling and memorable imagery.  Clients, features and interviews include Modern Farmer, The New York Times, Slate, New Republic, Huffington Post, Rangefinder, TakePart,  Fortune, CNN.com, The United Nations, MTV, Robb Report, Audubon, Dark Rye/Whole Foods, Edible, Feature Shoot, Flavor Wire, La Lettre De La Photographie, Grace Communications Foundation - Our Hero Series, Quest Magazine, Satellite Magazine and StarChefs - Rising Stars Magazine. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S and abroad including The International Center of Photography, The Pingyao China Photo Festival - 25 Emerging Photographers in America, The 92nd Street Y, and Fovea Exhibitions. Aliza holds an advanced certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from The International Center of Photography, masters degrees in Creative Arts in Education and Elementary Education from Lesley College, and an undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management and Engineering from The University of Connecticut.

Political Theatre (Jan-March 2016, Beacon, NY)

Mark Peterson (American, based in NYC)

Born 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American photographer based in New York City. Much of his work consists of political figures and people of wealth and notoriety. He frequently uses rich texture and detail. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Time magazine, The New Republic, and Geo Magazine. He has photographed major political moments in history, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Clinton, Dole, and George W. Bush campaigns. Recently, he has been working with national publications covering the events surrounding the buildup to the 2015 Presidential Campaign. He has received several awards including the Eugene Smith support grant for his work on revolving door alcoholics. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions and museum shows including the Louvre in Paris, Franc. His monograph Acts Of Charity was published by powerHouse Books. He is represented by Redux Pictures.

 

Gitmo at Work, Gitmo at Play (June-July 2015)

Debi Cornwall (American, based in NYC)

Debi Cornwall is a Brooklyn-based photographer working at the intersection of documentary and fine art. She trained at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) while completing a Bachelor's degree in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and went on to attend Harvard Law School. Debi practiced for more than a decade as a civil rights attorney representing the wrongly convicted. Her photographs examine the human experience of systemic injustice, trauma and transition; look to transcend simple labels of "perps" and "victims;" and explore the ways in which spaces reflect conflict and its aftermath.

This is Debi’s first project after returning to visual expression in 2014. The New York Times Lens Blog first profiled “Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play” last fall. Since then, it and “Gitmo on Sale” have been profiled around the world in print and online publications such as Newsweek Japan, the New York Times Magazine, Vantage, and the British Journal of Photography. Photographs from the series are also on show this summer at the 2015 Belfast Photography Festival, the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts. The series is available in limited-edition prints through the artist.

BRAVING EBOLA (January-February 2015)

Daniel Berehulak (Australian, based in New Dehli, India)

A native of Sydney, Daniel has visited over 50 countries covering history-shaping events including the Iraq war, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labor in India, Afghanistan elections and the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, and documented people coping with the aftermath of the Japan Tsunami and the Chernobyl disaster. His coverage of the 2010 Pakistan floods was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize nomination, one of several honors his photography has earned including the Chris Hondros Award, three World Press Photo awards and the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club.

Born to immigrant parents, Daniel grew up on a farm outside of Sydney. Their Ukrainian practicality did not consider photography to be a viable trade to pursue so at an early age Daniel worked on the farm and at his father's refrigeration company. After graduating from university his career as a photographer started humbly: shooting sports matches for a guy who ran his business from his garage. In 2002 he started freelancing with Getty Images in Sydney shooting mainly sport.

 From 2005 to 2009, Daniel was based in London as a staff news photographer with Getty Images. He then shifted to New Delhi to advance Getty's coverage of the Indian subcontinent with a focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbours.. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, TIME Magazine and Der Spiegel in particular, and his work appears internationally in newspapers and magazines worldwide.

WAR & MEMORY: PRESENTED BY THE HOMECOMING PROJECT

(Spring 2014, Fovea Exhibitions + September 2014, Fovea Exhibitions at Photoville, Brooklyn)

Cynthia Bittenfield  (American, based in NYC) Cynthia Bittenfield pursues projects that shed light on the human cost of war whether dealing with the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder, documenting the sites of battlefields and atrocity, or considering life on the home front. She has been in numerous exhibitions, including Gallery 110, Photography Center Northwest, and the Frye Museum in Seattle, WA, Houston Center of Photography, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR and Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Recently, her work has been exhibited at the School of Visual Arts Gallery, and Broadway Gallery, both in New York City, The Print Center in Philadelphia and in the show Photography NOW 2010: Either/And, Part 2: The New Docugraphics at The Center for Photography at Woodstock and The Art of Photography Show in San Diego, CA. Her video work was included in Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah screening in New York, London, and San Francisco. Bittenfield is a grant recipient from the School of Visual Arts, New York, where she received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media. She holds a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Illinois. Her photography and related projects are available online at www.bittenfield.com.

Ashley Gilbertson (American, based in NYC) is known for his images of the Iraq War and the effects of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on returning veterans and their families. A photographer with the VII Photo Agency, and a principal of Shell Shock Pictures,  Gilbertson's photographs from Iraq where he worked from 2002 until 2008, gained him recognition from the Overseas Press Club who awarded Gilbertson the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal. His first book, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, was released in 2007. Since then, Gilbertson has been examining veterans issues including Post Traumatic Stress and suicide for Time Magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Times. In 2007, he began working on Bedrooms Of The Fallen, a collection of photographs depicting the intact bedrooms of service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Michael Kamber (American, based in the Bronx) has worked as a photojournalist for 25 years and is a former contract photographer and writer for The New York Times. He is the founder of the Bronx Documentary Center, a gallery and educational organization dedicated to film and photography. In the last decade, Michael has worked primarily as a conflict photographer and has covered a dozen conflicts including Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Liberia, Darfur and the Congo. He photographed the war in Iraq for The New York Times between 2003 and 2012. He has also worked as a writer and videographer for that newspaper, contributing dozens of articles from Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan and West Africa. As one of the first journalists to routinely file photography, video and written articles from overseas, Michael helped pioneer the use of multimedia. His photos have been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers.

Ed Kashi (American, based in NYC) Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. Along with numerous awards, including honors from Pictures of the Year International, World Press Foundation, Communication Arts, and American Photography, Kashi's images have been published and exhibited worldwide, and his editorial assignments and personal projects have generated four books.

Gina LeVay (American, based in Brooklyn) LeVay works both in the US and abroad on editorial, commercial and independent projects. Her award-winning work, The Sandhog Project, was exhibited as a large-scale photo and video installation at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. In Fall 2009, her first book on the work, SANDHOGS, was published by powerHouse Books.  LeVay’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Europe, including Museum of Contemporary Photography, American Museum of Natural History, Hous Projects NYC, Center of Fine Art Photography, Fovea Gallery, Visual Arts Gallery, Noordelicht Festival (Netherlands) and Photo Espana (Madrid). Gina has been a grant recipient of The Andrew Rhodes Fund for Young Artists at The Visual Arts Foundation, as well as one of PDN’s 30 image-makers of the future. Gina is an alumnus and current staff member of The Eddie Adams Workshop, as well as an adjunct professor of photography at The Fashion Institute of Technology

Andrew Lichtenstein  (American, based in Brooklyn) Lichtenstein's last exhibit at Fovea was in winter of 2008, a solo show entitled 'Behind Bars' His work on prisons and incarceration has appeared in books, newspapers and magazines, including Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times. His series of photographs titled “Witness to an Execution” were inspired by a Sound Portraits radio documentary of the same name that aired on NPR’s All Things Considered and won a Peabody Award in 2000. He released a book 'Never Coming Home', which shows the faces behind the Iraq War casualty statistics.Lichtenstein is interested in long-term projects of social concern, particularly in America. His photographic essays have taken him to Haiti, South Africa, and across America, exploring poverty, addiction, the prison industrial complex, and the casualties of war. His work has been published and exhibited in New York and around the world. In 2000 he received a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Institute.  

Brandon Thibodeaux (American, based in Dallas) Brandon’s photo career began at a small daily newspaper down in southeast Texas while studying photography at Lamar University. He now resides in Dallas, where he freelances for clients like Forbes, MSNBC.com, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. When he’s not doing that he’s likely found running the back roads of the South with a twin lens over his shoulder. He is a member of the photography collective MJR, based in New York City. In 2009 he became a member of the Getty Reportage Emerging Talent. In 2012 his work in the Mississippi Delta received CENTER’s Review Santa Fe Award, and was selected for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2012. The Oxford American listed him in the 100 Under 100, New Superstars of Southern Art 2012.

Erin Trieb (American, based in Austin, TX & NYC) Triebs' last exhibit at Fovea was "The Gun Show" in the summer of 2013. She is the founder of the Homecoming Project, whose mission is to  to illuminate key issues affecting military communities related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through storytelling and the arts. She has covered major stories in the Middle East, Africa, and most recently the war in Afghanistan. Erin has gained international recognition for her work including awards from World Press Photo and Pictures Of The Year International on her coverage of the Texas Gubernatorial elections in 2006.  In 2010 she was awarded again from Pictures of the Year International for her coverage of a US military medical unit in Afghanistan.  She has also been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers, and was the recipient of a Rory Peck Trust bursary in 2009.     

Peter van Agtmael (American, based in Brooklyn) Represented by Magnum Photos, van Agtmael is the 2011 recipiant of the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer. In 2006, he traveled to Iraq twice, spending nearly half the year on embeds. In 2007 and 2008, he spent several months embedding in the remote American outposts of Eastern Afghanistan and working un-embedded in the north and Kabul. When not in Iraq and Afghanistan, van Agtmael photographed the war at home, following the recovery of wounded soldiers and the families of the fallen. In 2008, he helped organize the exhibition and book Battlespace, a retrospective of unseen work from 22 photographers covering Iraq and Afghanistan.  A monograph of his work, '2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die' was published in 2009.    

Craig F. Walker (American, based in Denver) In 2010, Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "for his intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood. In 2012 he won again the same prize in the category “Feature Photography”" for his photodocumentary "Welcome Home". Walker was inspired to embark on this series by a conversation amongst editors wondering what kind of person, in 2007, would sign up for the military knowing he would be going to war. Walker spent over two years photographing American teenager Ian Fisher in his transition from high school student to soldier. Craig F. Walker is on staff of The Denver Post.

 Damon Winter (American, based in Brooklyn) joined the staff of The New York Times in May 2007 after working for the previous three years as a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. He has also worked for The Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, Magnum Photos, The Ventura County Star and The Indianapolis Star. Mr. Winter has covered a broad range of stories including conflicts in Israel and Afghanistan, 9/11 in New York, the Olympic Games and feature stories in Vietnam, Cuba, Russia and India. Mr. Winter has won awards from World Press Photo, Picturàs of the Year, Society of News Design, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, APME, and was named the NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year in 2002.

CONSERVATION JOURNAL (winter 2014)

Jason Houston (American, based in Boulder, Co) has worked in visual communication for over 20 years, much of the time as an independent photographer / filmmaker doing magazine stories, books, and NGO image library assignments as well as related long-term personal projects on social and environmental issues. His work has appeared in large market outlets such as The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Photo District News, Discover, Business Week, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon, and the United Nations, as well as boutique outlets like Gastronomica, Orion, Day Light, The Drake, and Bike Magazine. He has photographed several books, including Reclaiming Our Food: How the grassroots food movement is changing the way we eat (Storey Publishing, 2011), which documented community-based food programs across the country and was named one of the "Top 10 Books on the Environment" in 2012 by the American Library Association. Jason is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and has exhibited widely and lectured often on his work at venues including Mountainfilm, San Francisco Art Institute, Harvard, Yale, Duke, Williams College, The New Mexico Museum of Art, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, and the Nevada Museum of Art. He also teaches photography and documentary workshops privately and for various organizations including the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in California and this summer at the prestigious Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. From 2004-2012 he was photo editor for Orion magazine and in April 2013 he co-chaired and presented at the 2nd annual “Collaborations for Cause” conference in Portland, Oregon. Jason is currently the first national board member for Blue Earth (a non-profit fiscal sponsor for independent documentary projects) where he has served as an advisor since 2008.

THE BEACON PORTRAIT PROJECT (fall 2013)

Meredith Heuer (American, based in Beacon, NY) was born and raised in Detroit, MI. After graduating with a degree in French Literature, she moved to New York City and was quickly swept up into the editorial world, traveling the globe  for magazines such as Fortune, Gourmet and Travel & Leisure and winning awards (Society of Publication Designers, Photo District News). Her assignments have ranged from apples to Arnold Schwarzenegger but portraiture remains her passion.  After hopping back and forth between the East and West coasts, she settled with her husband, two sons and four chickens in Beacon, New York where started her "Beacon Portrait Project" in 2008 and received a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council in 2012.

THE GUN SHOW (summer 2013) 

Barbara Davidson has been a staff photographer for The Los Angeles Times since 2007, and is the recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for her photo essay coverage of on the effects of gun violence in LA County included in this exhibition. She documents in detail the stories of several residents and their families, including their lasting physical and emotional trauma.

Jon Lowenstein (Chicago, Il) received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his decade-long project documenting the lives of the people living on the South Side of Chicago, one of the most segregated cities in the US. His work examines not only the toll of gun violence, but of systematic disenfranchisement and neglect.

Pete Muller attended the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show, one of the country’s largest fully automatic machine gun expos, where gun enthusiasts — often with their families in tow — make a weekend of firing a vast array of fully automatic weapons, riding in tanks, and flying in military helicopters. Jesse Burke's series 'Blind' explores man's relationship with nature through the lens of hunting, including a beautiful but oblique typology of ad hoc hunting blinds. Burke has work in many private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Art, Houston and is represented by ClampArt in New York City.

Ty Cacek is an American documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist with the vision of promoting the understanding of individuals, groups, and subcultures living on the fringes of today’s global society. He photographed the Ohio Defense Force, a private militia of 300 members across rural Ohio, and photographed them as they employed a variety of combat weaponry in training exercises.  Drew Ludwig's experimental series of photographs, in which he positions shooting target posters in school settings, illuminated by overhead projectors. This series was made as a reaction to the trauma of the Newtown school shooting and its aftermath. The images are unsettling, forcing the viewer to confront issues of fear and violence existing in environments where these emotions should never be found.

Erin Trieb has covering major stories in the Middle East, Africa, and most recently the war in Afghanistan. In May she was assigned by NBC to document the 2013 annual meeting of the National Rifle Association in Houston, where thousands of people from across the country congregated to view the wares of over 500 exhibitors of firearms and accessories, take classes, practice at the air gun range— and participate in a gun rights rally called "Stand and Fight".

Falling Into Place: Self Portraits (Spring 2013)

Patricia Lay-Dorsey

Born in Washington, DC in 1942, Patricia Lay-Dorsey brings her training as a social worker (MSW, Smith College School for Social Work, 1966) and over three decades as a visual artist to her work as a photographer. Her photographic practice focuses on seeing herself and others from an insider’s point of view. Patricia’s self portrait project, Falling Into Place, has been featured in print in Newsweek Japan and New Mobility magazines, and online on the New York Times Lens blog, Visura Magazine, Burn Magazine, PDN Photo of the Day, Fototazo, Lenscratch and in Catherine Edelman's The Chicago Project. An image from this project was included in the 2011 Beauty CULTure exhibit at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, and appeared in Lauren Greenfield's "Beauty CULTure" documentary film. Falling Into Place was awarded 3rd prize in the 2010 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project. Patricia was a finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2012. Fotofest Biennial 2012 Meeting Place portfolio reviews led to Patricia receiving invitations to solo exhibits of Falling Into Place at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA (January 17-March 3, 2013), and at Fovea Exhibitions in Beacon, NY (April 13-July 7, 2013). Falling Into Place, the book, is to be published by David Drake, director of Ffotogallery in Cardiff, Wales, with a projected release date in late 2013. In addition to her self-portrait project, Patricia has numerous portfolios of photographs that document people of all ages, races, abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds. She especially delights in showing the remarkable life and energy of the people of Detroit, a city she has loved since she and her husband moved there after marrying in 1966.

Studio Mali (Winter 2013)

Francois Deschamps
Francois Deschamps (1946- ) is a professor at the State University of New York in New Paltz,
NY where he teaches photography and related media. As a photographer and book artist he has produced over 10
artists’ books. He has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as two artists’ fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2002, he was awarded a residency at the Cite Internationale Des Arts in Paris and in 2010-11 he was awarded a Senior Research Fulbright grant to Mali.

Lexicon of Sustainability (Fall 2012)

Douglas Gayeton (born August 14, 1960) is an award-winning American multimedia artist, filmmaker, writer, and photographer who divides his time between a farm near Petaluma, California and Pistoia, a medieval Tuscan town. Along with his wife, Laura Howard, he directs the Lexicon of Sustainability project. He is also the creator of Delta State and Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey as well as the author of Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town. He received his BA in Literature and Writing from the University of California, San Diego in 1983, where he studied under dramatists Adele Edling Shank and Alan Schneider. Under the guidance of Reinhard Lettau he also founded the literary magazine Birdcage Review, which featured contributions from a mix of students and notable composers, writers and artists, including Ernst Krenek, Eleanor Antin, Robert Creeley, and David Hockney (who provided artwork for the Fall 1982 cover). In 1983 Gayeton directed La Entrada, a full length documentary on the lives of Mexican migrant workers traveling to the US.

ONE EARTH (Summer 2012)

A group exhibit featuring photographs by Peter Blakely, Antrim Caskey, Robert Clark, Hélène David, Nigel Dickinson, Patrick Dodson, Aliza Eliazarov, Cédric Faimali, J. Henry Fair, Danny Wilcox Fraiser, Stanley Greene, Jason Houston, Garth Lenz, David Liittschwager, Kadir van Lohuizen, Benjamin Lowy, Pete McBride, John Novis, Daniel Ocampo, Joel Sartore, George Steinmetz, Jamey Stillings, Les Stone, & Tyrone Turner.

LIBERTY & JUSTICE (FOR ALL) A GLOBAL PHOTO MOSAIC (Spring 2012)

Curated by Benjamin Spatz, Guest Editor, Alaska Quarterly Review.

Contributers include: Rodrigo Abd, Lynsey Addario, GMB Akash, Akintunde Akinleye, Jan Banning, Marcus Bleasdale, Dominic Bracco II, Heidi Bradner, Nina Berman, Pep Bonet, Eric Bouvet, David Burnett, Andrea Bruce, Michael Robinson Chávez, Alan Chin, Jodi Cobb, Elizabeth Dalziel, Barbara Davidson, Agnès Dherbeys, Peter DiCampo, Giles Duley, Natan Dvir, Alixandra Fazzina, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson, Lori Grinker, Carol Guzy, Ramzi Haidar, David Hartman, Ron Haviv, Todd Heisler, Bill Hess, Brendan Hoffman, Michael Kamber, Ed Kashi, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Karim Ben Khelifa, Gary Knight, Roger LeMoyne, Marc Lester, Rick Loomis, Jon Lowenstein, Benjamin Lowy, Alex Masi, Andrew McConnell, John Moore, Dominic Nahr, Farah Nosh, Finbarr O’Reilly, Katie Orlinsky, Athit Perawongmetha, Platon, Spencer Platt, Emmanuel Santos, Stephanie Sinclair, Benjamin J. Spatz, Scott Strazzante, John Stanmeyer, Mario Tama, Newsha Tavakolian, Andrew Testa, Brandon Thibodeaux, Peter Van Agtmael, Ami Vitale, and Teun Voeten.

   

BEACONS OF MUSIC 2 (Spring 2012)

Rob Penner

Rob Penner is an editorial and fine art photographer based in Beacon, NY. Rob started out in the early 70’s as an assistant to many of the top fashion and advertising photographer of the day. In 1980 he began his own career continuing to shoot fashion and advertising photographs for the editorial and commercial industry. In 1990 Rob decided to make a move into the graphic design and advertising field putting photography on hold for. That turned into a 19 year career in advertising and branding. Fast forward to 2005 when he decided to return to his passion for photography and the visual image embarking on a path of fine art photography and portraiture. Today Rob shoots portraits and still life for commercial and editorial clients as well as his own fine art work.

Occupy: A Group Slideshow curated by Nina Berman. (Winter 2012)

 Fovea is pleased to present 'Occupy', a photographic slideshow curated by Nina Berman and featuring the work of international photojournalists
Noah Addis, Nina Berman/Noor , Todd Bigelow , David Butow/Redux , Alan ChinStephanie Keith Yunghi Kim  Yuri Kozyrev/Noor , Andy Kropa, Jon Lowenstein/Noor, Erica McDonald, Mark Ovaska & John Trotter.

Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me (Fall 2011)

Vincent Cianni

Documentary photographer and educator Vincent Cianni attended Penn State University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz. He teaches photography at Parsons, The New School of Design and the International Center of Photography.

 Cianni’s documentary work explores community and memory, the human condition, and the use of image, word and text. We Skate Hardcore was published by NYU Press and the Center for Documentary Studies in 2004 and was awarded the American Association of University Presses’ Best Book Design.  His work was published in Double Take, Aperture, The New Yorker, New York 400: A Visual History of America’s Greatest City (Running Press, 2009); The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collection of Photography (Taschen, 2005) and 1000  Male Nudes (Taschen, 1998).  His work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Photographers’ Gallery, London; George Eastman House and the Museum of the City of New York.  

 Duke University’s Rare Books, Manuscripts and Special Collections Library established a study archive in 2007 to “insure the preservation of the documentary record created” throughout Cianni’s career as a documentary photographer, and includes photographs, negatives, video, notes, correspondence made in conjunction with the projects and darkroom.”  His photographs are represented in the collections of: Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research; George Eastman House; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of fine Arts, Houston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Harry Ranson Humanities Research Center, and Bibliotecque National de France.

Cianni received awards from the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Artist’s Space, New Jersey Sate Arts Council, Agfa Corporation, Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, and most recently two support grants from the Palm Center and the New School University’s Faculty Fund Award to support his new project “Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me.”

The Nights of 9/11 (Fall 2011)

Hale Gurland

Hale Gurland was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA, in 1952. He became interested in photography in his teens and photographed for his school papers, then for the Bayonne Times newspaper. Later, while still taking pictures, he started to work in stone and metal in the field of sculpture. In college, armed with advice both from his father and mother — “ Art is no way to make a living” — he studied geology and paleontology. During those years, he also studied to be a commercial pilot for helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts. He still flies today. Finding science less than captivating, he dove back into the field of art. Today, Gurland is a multi-disciplined artist. His work in sculpture consists of monumental pieces that range from the figurative to the abstract. His paintings follow the path of his works in sculpture with the use of heavy colors against bright to achieve his ideas. He has been photographing around the world for over forty years capturing diverse cultures — ordinary moments of daily lives, conflicts and religions. His work has been shown in Europe, Asia, India, South America and North America. He lives and works in New York City.

Children of the Cheyenne River (Summer 2011)

Emily Schiffer  

 In 2003 Emily Schiffer received her BA in Fine Art and African American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2005, she founded the My Viewpoint Youth Photography Initiative on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, where she continues to teach and shoot. Awards include: a 2011 Emergency Fund Grant from the Magnum Foundation, the 2010 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Portraiture, the 2010 winner of the PDN Photo Annual Personal Project Category, first prize in the 2010 IPA awards: People/ Children category,  the 2009 Inge Morath Award, presented by Magnum Photos and the Inge Morath Foundation, and a 2006-2007 Fulbright Fellowship in Photography. Emily has exhibited her photographs internationally. Publications include: Smithsonian Magazine, PDN, The Raw File, Verve Photo, and BURN Magazine. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Farnsworth Museum, US, The Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan, Foto Baryo, Philippines, and The Center for Fine Art Photography, US. Emily is based in Brooklyn New York but will spend most of 2011 in Cameroon and France.

Japan Now: A Group Exhibition. May 14-July 17 2011

Christoph Bangert is German, and lives in Uster, Switzerland. He studied photography at the Fachhochschule Dortmund and at the International Center of Photography, New York. Bangert has worked in Palestine, Japan, Chad/Darfur, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, the US, Lebanon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Iraq. His pictures have been published in Stern, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, GEO, Der Spiegel, Courrier International, Neon, Days Japan, Zürcher Tagesanzeiger, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Two books have been published, both by powerhouse: Travel Notes (2007) and The Space Between (2007).

Carlos Barria. After six years in Miami, Carlos, 31, has been assigned as photographer based in Shanghai, China. He was born in Patagonia, in the south of Argentina, and studied photography in Buenos Aires. He has covered breaking news, sports and features in the Americas, the Middle East, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In 2007 Carlos was named Photographer of the Year by Reuters.

Peter Blakely is an American photographer currently based in Tokyo. As a photojournalist, he has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Kosovo. Peter was one of the first Western photojournalists on the streets of Kabul after the fall of the Taliban. Peter’s work has been published in many magazines worldwide, including Time, Newsweek, Forbes, BusinessWeek, New York Times, Fortune, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Sunday Telegraph, New York Times Magazine, and National Geographic. He is represented by Redux photo agency.

David Butow is a photojournalist based in California. Assignments have taken him to Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South America. His primary interests are social issues and the effects of public policy at local and international levels. Butow also works extensively in the United States covering issues of politics, education, race, immigration and poverty among others. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Government he moved to Los Angeles where he worked for newspapers before starting his current work as a freelance magazine photographer. He has received various awards from World Press Photo, Communication Arts, University of Missouri Pictures of the Year, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Photo District News, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, The American Photography Annual, The New York Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Magazine Designers. David is represented by Redux photo agency.

Adam Dean is a freelance photographer based in Beijing, China represented by Panos Pictures. Editorial clients include The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone Magazine, Stern, The Sunday Times Magazine and The Telegraph Magazine.
In 2011 he was selected as one of PDN's 30 emerging photographers, won a 1st Place POYI award and commendations from Days Japan Photojournalism Awards and Sony World Photography Awards. His work has been shown at Visa Pour L'Image festival in Perpignan ('07, '08 & '09) and exhibited worldwide.

James Whitlow Delano has lived in Asia for 17 years.  His work has been awarded internationally: the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, Photo District News and others. His first monograph book, Empire: Impressions from China and work from Japan Mangaland have been shown at several Leica Galleries in Europe. Empire was the first ever one-person show of photography at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art.  His second book, I Viaggi di Tiziano Terzani was released in spring 2008.  His work has appeared in magazines and photo festivals on five continents from Visa Pour L’Image and Rencontres D’Arles; to Angkor, Cambodia; Lianzhou, China; Noorderlicht; Netherlands; Rovereto, Italia; and Foto Freo, Australia.

Shiho Fukada is a freelance photographer based in Beijing, China. She is a native of Tokyo, Japan with a degree in English literature, who worked in the fashion and advertising industries in New York before becoming a photojournalist.Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Fortune, Geo, Stern, De Spiegel, Le Monde, Figaro, New York Magazine, among others. She has also shot several television commercials, using her still images. Her commercial clients include Microsoft, Nike, Clinique, Johnson & Johnson, CBS News, MSNBC, among others.

Five-time Pulitzer finalist David Guttenfelder was born in Iowa and is currently based in Tokyo with the Associated Press He is currently AP’s chief Asia photographer. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology. He has worked for the Associated Press since 1994 based in Kenya, Ivory Coast, India and now, Japan. David’s work has been recognized by the World Press Photo Association, the Overseas Press Club of America and the National Headliners Awards. In 2006, he was named the US National Press Photographers Association Photojournalist of the Year. He is a two-time runner-up for Newspaper Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International.

Kim Kyung-Hoon studied photojournalism at Chung-Ang University in South Korea before beginning his career at a local newspaper. In 2002 he joined Reuters’ bureau in Seoul as a staff photographer and has been based in Tokyo, Japan since 2007. He has covered a range of stories from the daily news, the tsunami disaster in Indonesia and North Korea’s capital Pyongyang to big sports assignments such as the World Cup and the Olympic Games. He has a keen interest in shooting features and multimedia production.

Dominic Nahr is based in Nairobi, Kenya and raised in Hong Kong where he established himself as a photojournalist. There he worked for the South China Morning Post as a staff photographer. In 2007, while still attending university in Toronto, Dominic became a freelance photographer, being commissioned by magazines such as Newsweek and GQ.
Dominic has been honored with several prestigious awards, including The Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award. He has been selected as one of the ‘Top 30 under 30 photographers’ by PDN magazine and has been exhibited at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan where he was nominated for the Visa d’Or prize. Recently he has received the Emergency Fund grant by Magnum Foundation, a Pulitzer Center grant for Crises Reporting, as well as attending this years Joop Swart Masterclass. His clients include National Geographic Magazine, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde 2, Internazionale, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine and The New York Times. Dominic’s fine art prints are featured in major collections and represented by O’Born Contemporary in Toronto. Dominic is represented by Magnum Photos.

Jake Price is an American photojournalist and filmmaker based in New York. He is currently producing and directing a documentary film in Haiti that explores how the nation is coping in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake as told though one young Haitian doctor who has worked tirelessly to help his people.  Since the earthquake Mr. Price has made four trips to the island working for The New York Times, the BBC and El Mundo and other  publications. Jake’s work has taken him Kosovo, Pakistan, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Haiti and many other countries. His work appears in Newsweek,  BBC online, The New York Times, TIME, The Village Voice,  Le Monde 2 magazines. He has exhibited in the Leica Gallery, New York, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, and the Alliance Francais New York.  He returned from 5 weeks of reportage in Japan in late April. 

Q. Sakamaki was born in Japan before moving to New York in 1986. For the first several years he covered many of American cultural scenes to Japanese media, more as writer than photographer. However, soon he encountered a series of radical anti-gentrification protests in New York’s Lower Eastside that was called “Tompkins Square Park Movement.” In the mid-1990s, his photographic interests started to move to more international affairs. He has been photographing war zones and other facets of human conditions in many parts of the world, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Kosovo, Haiti, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Turkey, Georgia, etc. He has received many awards, including World Press Photo, two Overseas Press Club awards including the Olivier Rebbot prize, and two Days Japan International Photojournalism awards. He has published five books, including the two latest ones; “WAR DNA”, covering seven deadly conflicts, published in Japan in 2007 and “Tompkins Square Park” published by powerHouse Books. Sakamaki is also working with video. His footage of the Liberian war used in "Liberia: An Uncivil War" was nominated on the 26th Emmy Awards/ News & Documentary in 2005. He holds the master degree of International Affaires from Columbia University. He is represented by Redux Pictures.

Damir Sagolj of Reuters

From Bosnia and Herzegovina, educated at the Moskovskij Energeticeskij Institut (Tehniceskij Universitet). In addition to capturing the moving images from Japan, he has also produced accliamed images from the war in Afghanistan, Libya as well as Iraq.  In 2004, he was a Pulitzer Prize Finalists for his unforgettable picture of a burly American medic in Iraq cuddling a child whose mother had just been killed in a crossfire (moved by the jury from the Breaking News Photography category).

Ko Sasaki. A native of Japan, Ko Sasaki has covered civil wars, conflicts, and  social issues in Cambodia, Palestine, and Japan, among other countries.  His work as a freelance photographer has been published in the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Marie Claire.

Prior to photography, Donald Weber originally trained as an architect and worked with urban theorist Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He freelanced for the international press in places as diverse as Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and South America before taking aim at the bigger picture: the growth of insoluble World Power. His work has appeared in numerous international publications including Der Speigel, The Guardian, Newsweek, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Stern, Time and The Walrus. He has worked with the NGO’s Medecins sans Frontieres, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and War Child. Weber’s photography projects have been exhibited at festivals and galleries worldwide including the United Nations, Museum of the Army at Les Invalides in Paris, the Portland Museum of Art and the Alice Austen House Museum in New York. Other major awards include the Duke and Duchess of York Photography Prize, a World Press Photo award, PDN’s 30 and was named an Emerging Photo Pioneer by American Photo. He is represented by the VII photo agency.

Nothing Like My Home: The Iraqi Refugee Crisis (winter, 2011)

Lori Grinker (American, based in NYC) Ms. Grinker began her photographic career in 1981 while a student at Parsons School of Design when her photo-essay about a young boxer was published as a cover story by Inside Sports. During that time she met another young boxer, 13 year-old Mike Tyson, whose life she documented for the following decade. Since then in addition to her reportage of events such as the destruction of the World Trade Center, she has delved into long-term book projects including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (Jewish Publication Society, 1989, 7 editions), and Afterwar: Veterans from a World in Conflict (de.MO, March 2005), her fifteen-year project on veterans of the last century.
Published in major magazines, her work has earned international recognition, garnering a World Press Photo Foundation Prize, a W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund fellowship, the Ernst Hass Grant, The Santa Fe Center for Photography Project Grant, and a Hasselblad Foundation Grant, among others. Her photographs have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the world and are in many private and museum collections including: ICP (The International Center of Photography), The Jewish Museum in New York City, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Lori Grinker is represented by the Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York. She has been a member of Contact Press Images since 1988.

ONE BLOCK: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds (Fall 2010)

Dave Anderson

 Dave Anderson has been recognized as “one of the shooting stars of the American photo scene” by Germany’s fotoMAGAZIN and named a “Rising Star” by Photo District News. A multi-talented image-maker, Dave worked in the Clinton White House and at MTV before discovering photography. His acclaimed first project, “Rough Beauty” was the winner of the 2005 National Project Competition awarded by Center, Santa Fe and was published with an essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker. Vince Aletti of the New Yorker has called his work “as clear-eyed and unsentimental as it is soulful and sympathetic.” Anderson’s work has been featured in magazines from Esquire to Stern and can be found in the collections of prominent museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; the Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. As a filmmaker, Dave’s original video series, “SoLost,” shot for The Oxford American, was recently named a finalist at the 2010 National Magazine Awards.

INTENDED CONSEQUENCES: RWANDAN CHILDREN BORN OF RAPE (Summer 2010)

JONATHAN TORGOVNIK

 Jonathan Torgovnik was born in Israel, and graduated with a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he studied Photography and Art. His photographs from various projects and assignments have been published in numerous International publications including Newsweek, Aperture, GEO, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, Paris Match, and Mother Jones among others. Torgovnik has been a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine since 2005, and is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography School in New York.  He is the author of two books: Bollywood Dreams (Phaidon, 2003), and Intended Consequences: Rwanda Children Born of Rape (Aperture, 2009). Torgovnik's award-winning photographs have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world and are in the permanent collections of museums and institutions such as The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bibliotheque National De France in Paris, and the Library of congress, Washington, DC.

He has received numerous honors such as The National Portrait Gallery Portrait Prize in the UK, the Open Society Institute Documentary photography Project Fellowship Grant, Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, the ASMP/PDN Alfred Newman Prize, an Emmy nomination, and the DuPont Columbia University journalism Award for his short multimedia film “Intended Consequences”. He has also received awards from: World Press Photo, Picture Of The Year International, American Photography, Graphis, Communication Arts, and Photo District News. Torgovnik is the co-founder of Foundation Rwanda an NGO that supports secondary school education for children born of rape during the Rwandan genocide. (www.foundationrwanda.org).

HAITI (Spring 2010)

Ron Haviv (American, based in NYC) Mr. Haviv produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War. Haviv is a co-founder of VII, the elite photography agency, and his work is published by top magazines worldwide. He has also published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography and has contributed his wide-ranging body of work to several other books. Haviv has been the central character in three films. His photographs have earned Haviv some of the highest accolades in photography, including awards from World Press Photo, Picture of the Year and the Overseas Press Club, as well as the Leica Medal of Excellence.

FAITH (Winter 2009)

Christopher Churchill. Born 1977, Christopher Churchill is a photographer in the Boston area.  His works are held in private and public collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Addison Gallery of American Art, Boston Public Library, Fidelity Investments, The Portland Museum of Art, The Palm Springs Art Museum and Brown University.  His editorial clients include Newsweek, Inc., The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, Real Simple, Kiplinger’s, Time inc., and The New York Times Magazine.  His commercial clients include MTV, The Federal Reserve Bank and The Massachusetts General Cancer Center.  Past projects he has worked on include a series titled “The Augusta Mental Health Institute” in which he spent a year photographing on the criminal unit of a mental institution in Maine.  His current project “American Faith” explores the common human need to be connected to something greater and the different ways this need is manifested throughout the United States.  The project is due to be published by Powerhouse in the spring of 2010 and will be his first monograph.  He currently lives with his wife and daughter outside of Boston.

AMERICAN YOUTH (Summer 2009)

Marc Asnin is an award-winning documentary photographer. His photographs have been published in numerous publications, including Life, People, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Readers Digest and Stern. His docu- mentary photography has received many awards, most notably the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the Mother Jones Fund for Documentary Photography Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and Alicia Patterson Fellowship.

Portrait photographer Ben Baker, whose work has been collected by the National Portrait Gallery and twice recognized by the American Photography collection, is renowned for his diverse portfolio of the power elites who define our world today. Transcending national borders and spheres of influence, Bens work includes presidents and heads of state (Presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Barack Obama) to pioneers of business like Warren Buffett, and screen icons like Scarlett Johansson.

Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, widely published and exhibited, with a primary interest in the American political and social landscape. She is internationally known for her images of wounded American military personnel, which received World Press Photo awards and several American foundation grants. She is the author of Purple Hearts: Back from Iraq and Homeland, both published by Trolley Books.

David Butow is a California-based photojournalist who has covered a variety of news and feature assignments from Baghdad to Shanghai. His clients have included international newspapers, business and travel magazines, Apple Computers and National Geographic Books. He has won awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, American Photography and other contests.

A former fishmonger and sous chef, Peter Frank Edwards photography is primarily of travel, people and food. When not shooting on location, Frank splits time between his Charleston, South Carolina home and a cottage in Maine near Stonington, a coastal village he visits frequently (and where he found the subjects for the images he contributed to this book).

Danny Wilcox Frazier is a documentary photographer who focuses on issues facing rural and other marginalized communities both in and outside of the U.S. A five-year long project documenting the challenges small towns and rural people face in his home state of Iowa, was awarded the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize. Fraziers book, Driftless, was published by Duke University Press and CDS in 2007. His work often appears in TIME and he is a contributing photographer to Mother Jones.

Eros Hoagland began working as a photojournalist in 1993, covering the aftermath of El Salvadors civil war. He has continued to work in countries stained with violence and unrest across the globe, including Iraq, Haiti, Mexico and Colombia. Eros clients include TIME, The New York Times, Newsweek, Stern and FADER among others. Corporate clients include Visa, IBM and Wells Fargo in addition to shooting for clients such as Wired, TIME and the Discovery Channel.

John Keatley was recently hired to photograph celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, something few photographers have done. Other people John has enjoyed working with include Anthony Hopkins, Tim Gunn, Andy Samberg and Sally Field. John and his wife, Nichelle, live in Seattle, and take advantage of the outdoors as much as possible, rain or shine.

Andy Kropa is a New York City-based freelance photographer who studied documentary photography at the famed Institute of Design in Chicago. He has worked extensively for The Village Voice newspaper and has been published in major publications throughout the U.S. and abroad. Kropa frequently exhibits his work and is passionate about pursuing the art of photography.

Erika Larsen’s work appears in magazines both in the U.S. and internationally, covering a range of topics including family life, religion, and spirituality in rural America. Her most notable work to date is her immersion into the world of hunt- ing, which began in 2003 and led to her becoming a contributing photographer to Field & Stream Magazine. Her work has been recognized by World Press Photo, American Society of Magazine Editors, American Photography, Society of Photographers, New Jersey State Council of the Arts, and others. She is currently working on a project in the Scandinavian Arctic. Erika is based in New York City.

Gina LeVay was born in Chicago and holds an MFA in Photo and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Inspired by the diversity and energy of people, LeVay works both in the U.S. and abroad for editorial, advertising and music clients while pursuing independent projects. Her award-winning work, The Sandhog Project, was exhibited as a large-scale photo and video installation at New Yorks Grand Central Terminal in 2006.

Joshua Lutz is widely exhibited and collected, and has received many awards and fellowships, including Photo District Newss 30 Emerging Photographers, Communication Arts Editorial Highlights, and The Tierney Fellowship. His first monograph, Meadowlands, released in the Spring of 2008, has been named a favorite in Photography Books of 2008 by Photo District News and American Photo. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, The New Yorker, Newsweek and TIME. In May of 2009, his most recent work, Amsterdam, will be exhibited in conjunction with Foam Museum at the Stadsarchief Amsterdam.

Preston Mack is a Florida-based photographer. He shoots for magazines such as ESPN the Magazine and BusinessWeek, and for companies such as Walt Disney World and Marriott.

Kevin J. Miyazaki is an editorial and fine art photographer who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His travel and portrait work has appeared in GQ, Entertainment Weekly, TIME and Travel & Leisure. His personal project work focuses on issues of memory and architecture.

Darcy Padilla is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in San Francisco. She has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Open Society Institute.

Mark Peterson is the author of Acts of Charity, published by powerHouse Books in 2004. He has won numerous awards and honors, including the W. Eugene Smith Grant, 1st place Feature Picture Story in the Pictures of the Year International Competition, and has been included in the World Press annual book and traveling exhibition. He is an editorial photographer based in New York who works on assignment for The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, GEo and many other publications.

Michael Rubenstein is a documentary photographer relocated from lovely Portland, Oregon to Mumbai, India. He enjoys long walks on the beach, quiet evenings with friends and horribly trite 80s movies. He enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, including The New York Times, Monocle, Gourmet, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Art+Auction, Mix and Weiden and Kennedy.

Greg Ruffing is a portrait and documentary photographer working in the Mid- western U.S. and beyond. His photographs have appeared in a wide range of publications, including TIME, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Mother Jones, Stern, Der Spiegel, Spin, Rolling Stone, Readers Digest and Forbes. His work has been recognized by the PDN Photo Annual and the Eddie Adams Workshop.

Q. Sakamaki has covered both U.S. domestic and international issues, particularly on deadly conflicts. His photographs have appeared in books and magazines worldwide and have been exhibited in solo shows in New York and Tokyo. He has received many awards, including World Press Photo and Olivier Rebbot of Overseas Press Club. He holds a masters in international affairs from Columbia University. His latest book, Tompkins Square Park, has been published by powerHouse Books.

Erin Siegal is a New York City-based freelance photographer, and a 2009 Fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. She has shown her photo work at the Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City, and her clients include the United Nations, The New York Times, Human Rights Campaign and more. She is currently writing her first book, and daydreams about moving to Latin America with her pug.

Angie Smith is a freelance photographer based in Los Angeles. Angie currently exhibits her work in galleries in New York and Los Angeles. She shoots for The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Forbes, Budget Travel and Nike.

Ben Stechschulte’s interest in young farmers stems from broader interests in the food industry, agrarian landscapes, and the integrity of those who work the land. Ben is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Based in New Haven, Connecticut with his family, Ben travels widely for projects and assignments.

Born and raised in Encinitas, California,  Brad Swonetz attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he pursued two of his great passionssurfing and sculpture. After finishing in Santa Barbara, he moved to Los Angeles to start assisting photographers and learn the trade. Now, Brad lives with his wife/ assistant/CFO/producer in a beach town in Southern California. He loves to surf, play ping-pong, and pool and the occasional round of Wii.

Nathaniel Welch is a New York City-based photographer specializing in portraits for magazines, advertising and record covers in the U.S. and abroad. His favorite movie is Star Wars; his favorite food is the famed Runza from Nebraska.

David Yellen was born and raised in Flushing, Queens. After brief stints as a musician, fashion designer and fishing boat mate, he discovered his true passion for photography. So far, his assignments have covered five continents, and subjects have varied from Richard Branson, Jay-Z, Terrell Owens and a Guns N Roses cover band in Ohio. David has published two books: Too Fast for Love (2004) and Hair Wars (2007). His client list includes Fortune, TIME, People, BusinessWeek, ESPN, Best Life, o Magazine, The History Channel, Sci-Fi Network, Under Armour and A&E.

The Last Gorillas of the Congo (Spring 2009)

Brent Stirton (South African)

Brent Stirton is a senior staff photographer for the assignment division of Getty Images, New York. He specializes in documentary work and is known for his alternative approaches. He travels an average of ten months of the year on assignment.

Stirtons evocative coverage of the gorilla killings in the Virunga National Park, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in July 2007 has garnered a number of awards this year, including:

  • World Press Photo First prize, Singles, Contemporary Issues
  • The International Photographer of the Year by the Lucie Foundation
  • World Press Photo First prize, Singles, Contemporary Issues
  • American Photo 2008 Photo of the Year
  • Visa Pour lImage 2008 Visa dOr for Feature Photography
  • 4th China International Press Photo Contest Nature and Environment News Stories
  • Days Japan Awards Second Place
  • LeadAwards Second Place
  • Overseas Press Club Awards Feature Photography Award
  • PDN Photo Annual Photojournalism/Sports/Documentary
  • Pictures of the Year International Multimedia Feature Story
  • Prix de la Photographie Feature Story

Brent work is published by: National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, The Discovery Channel, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Times Magazine, Le Express, Le Monde 2, GQ, Geo, Stern, CNN, and many other respected international titles. He also writes a blog for the Discovery Channel which regularly features pictures and stories from his travels.

Brent also works for the Global Business Coalition against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He has been a long time photographer for the World Wide Fund for Nature, shooting campaigns on sustainability and the environment. He also works for the Ford and Clinton Foundations, the Nike foundation and the World Economic Forum.

Brent has received awards from the Overseas Press Club, the Frontline Club, the Deadline Club, Days Japan, P.O.Y, China International Photo Awards, the Lead Awards, Graphis, American Photography, American Photo and the American Society of Publication Designers as well as the London Association of Photographers. Brent has received 5 awards from the World Press Photo Foundation and has also received awards from the United Nations for his work on the environment and in the field of HIV.

As journalists we often have to find new ways to tell an old story. I believe in trying to tell that story in the most powerful way I can under the limited circumstance that time brings to any assignment. I am trying to be less concerned with who I am working for and more concerned about what I am doing with my time. This is crucial period in our history on this planet and I want to feel like I am working on issues that matter beyond the sensationalism of the 24 hour news cycle.”

Watch web and pod casts of Stirton talking about his work on Getty Images' website, YouTube, and VodPod.

 

HARD RAIN (Spring 2009)

Anthony Suau (American, based in Brooklyn)

Pulizer-prize winning photojournalist Anthony Suau has dedicated his career to documenting the effects of international events on the lives of people around the world. In 1991 he became a contract photographer for TIME magazine and has covered more than 20 conflicts and revolutions including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, The first Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin wall, and the Bosnian War.

His coverage of famine in Ethiopia earned him a 1984 Pulitzer Prize, and his reportage of pro-democracy demonstrations in South Korea won him the World Press Photo Foundation's 1987 Press Photo of the Year. He was the 1996 recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his coverage of the war in Chechnya. In 1995 Suau published two books, one on the war in Chechnya and the other on the genocide in Rwanda.

In 1999 Suau completed a ten-year project titled Beyond the Fall, which documented the transformation of the former Soviet bloc. An exhibition of that work was presented in London, New York, Washington, and in more than a dozen cities throughout Europe. In 2004, Fear This, a book of Suau's photographs documenting the United States during the buildup to the Iraq war, was published in 2004.

Suau's contributions to National Geographic magazine include "Eritrea: Region in Rebellion" (September 1985), "Silent Death From Cameroon's Killer Lake" (September 1987), "Berlin's Ode to Joy" (April 1990), and "Ukraine: Endangered Revolution" (March 2006).

BEHIND BARS (Winter 2008)

Andrew Lichtenstein (American, based in Brooklyn)

Lichtenstein's work on prisons and incarceration has appeared in books, newspapers and magazines, including Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times. His series of photographs titled “Witness to an Execution” were inspired by a Sound Portraits radio documentary of the same name that aired on NPR’s All Things Considered and won a Peabody Award in 2000. Lichtenstein is interested in long-term projects of social concern, particularly in America. His photographic essays have taken him to Haiti, South Africa, and across America, exploring poverty, addiction, the prison industrial complex, and the casualties of war. His work has been published and exhibited in New York and around the world. In 2000 he received a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Institute. Andrew Lichtenstein's recently released book, 'Never Coming Home', shows the faces behind the Iraq War casualty statistics.

PLANET CHINA (Fall 2008)

Julien Chatelin (French, based in Paris) 

After graduating from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he received a BFA of photography, Julien Chatelin returned to France in 1992 to become an independent photojournalist. He covered the conflicts in Abkhazia, Chechnya, and produced many features in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. In 1994 Mr. Chatelin joined REA press agency in Paris, where he was in charge of covering social aspects of French society. He worked on issues such as the emergence of crack cocaine in Paris, unemployment, homelessness, emigration, or the problems in suburban towns. In 2000 he co-founded, ‘De L’air’, a photo reportage magazine, that soon became a reference in the French photography and design world. Mr. Chatelin is a member of Rapho agency, and collaborates with numerous French and foreign publications. He recently published a book ‘Israel Borderline’, an unusual and incisive portrait of Israeli society.

Alan Chin (American, based in NYC)

Born and raised in New York City, since 1996 photojournalist Alan Chin has covered conflicts in Iraq, the ex-Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Alan has most recently documented the aftermath of the Sichuan Earthquake in China, and completed a long-term project on New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. He contributes regularly to the New York Times, Newsweek, and Time magazines, exhibits at Sasha Wolf Gallery and the Asian-American Arts Center, and is in the collection of the Museum Of Modern Art. The New York Times nominated his Kosovo coverage for the Pulitzer Prize twice, in 1999 and 2000.

Justin Guariglia (American, based in NYC)

is the author of the critically acclaimed photo book Shaolin: Temple of Zen, which the Aperture Foundation has transformed into an international touring exhibition. He lived and photographed in Asia for nearly a decade. Guariglia has worked for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian magazine, and Newsweek, and was nominated for the International Center of Photography’s Young Photographer Infinity Award. He also received an Eddie Adams Workshop award, was selected for the 2006 “Discoveries of the Meeting Place” exhibition at Fotofest by portfolio reviewer Alan Rapp, and was named by Photo District News as one of the top “30 Young Photographers under 30.” He lives in New York City.

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONTLINES: 12 WOMEN PHOTOJOURNALISTS (Summer 2008)

Samantha Appleton (American, based in Portland, Maine)
Focuses primarily on long-term projects including recent work in the Middle East and illegal immigration in America. Samantha has won numerous awards including Picture of the Year and the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Her main clients are Time magazine and The New Yorker. Samantha resides in New York City and Portland, Maine.

Lynsey Addario (American, based in Istanbul, Turkey)

Born in Westport, Connecticut, she received a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Lynsey began photographing professionally in 1996 in Argentina, followed by a three-year stint as a freelancer for the Associated Press in NYC. Throughout her time in New York, Lynsey completed several overseas self-assignments, with Cuba as a focus, documenting the influence of Capitalism on the young generation of Cubans, and life under one of the last communist regimes. In 2000, she moved to New Delhi, India, and covered human rights, social, and women’s issues in India, Afghanistan under Taliban rule, Pakistan, and Nepal. She then moved her base to Mexico City, Mexico, where she covered a myriad of immigration, human rights and social features. After September 11, 2001, she returned to South Asia, where she covered the war in Afghanistan, including women’s education since the fall of the Taliban. She has been in Istanbul covering the Middle East since 2003. She traveled to Northern and Central Iraq, where she spent almost two years covering the Iraq war. In 2004, she also began her coverage of the ongoing conflict in Darfur, where she continues to work today, covering Sudanese refugee camps in Chad and burnt-out, abandoned villages in Darfur, documenting internally displaced people and the rebel groups in Darfur.
She photographs regularly for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and Fortune, among others. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, has been exhibited widely and has published several books on Iraq and Darfur.

Kael Alford (raised in Middletown NY, based in Atlanta)
One of the very few independent photographers in Baghdad during the US bombing in 2003, Kael documented the impact of the war and its aftermath. In the fall of 2003, she rented a room in Ramadi, Iraq, to photograph the resistance as it was first taking place in the months after the US-led invasion. She also crossed the front lines in Najef and Sadr City to photograph the Mahdi Militia battles with US forces.

Nina Berman (American, based in New York City)

Nina Berman received a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. from Columbia University’s School of Journalism, and has been photographing the political and cultural landscape in the United States for nearly 15 years. Berman’s photographs have been exhibited in museums and widely published in magazines including Time, Mother Jones, Harper's, Geo, and National Geographic. She resides in New York City, where she teaches at the International Center of Photography. Her first book, Purple Hearts—Back from Iraq, was published by Trolley in 2004, followed by a second printing six weeks later; and a Japanese version. The book has received widespread press attention including coverage on ABC, CBS, NPR, MSNBC, dozens of internet sites, and features in Mother Jones and the Los Angeles Times. Excerpts from the book have been published in magazines and newspapers in eleven European countries.

Heidi Bradner (American, based in London)
Heidi earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Alaska in 1989 and her first jobs were for the Juneau Empire newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, the Tundra Times, the Alaska Economic Report, and the Alaska Legislative Digest. In the 1990s Heidi lived and worked in Moscow and Prague as an independent photographer, covering Russia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe, which led to her involvement with issues such as Chernobyl, the war in Chechnya, refugee camps of Ingushetia and the disappearing minority populations of Siberia. Her work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, Granta, Geo Korea, The Independent on Sunday Review, Time, Newsweek, US News and other international publications. She has exhibited in the US, the UK, France, Germany and Russia. She is the winner of many international awards, most notably World Press Photo in 2003, Missouri Pictures of the Year International 2004 and Humanity Photo Awards 2004 (China). She was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence and the Alexia Foundation Photography Grant for her work in Chechnya.

Paula Bronstein (American, based in Bangkok)

Paula Bronstein attended the University of Colorado, where she majored in Fine Arts photography. Her education took an interesting turn while she pursued a career in skiing, teaching for 3 years. After that break, she went to the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in photojournalism. Paula started her career as a newspaper photographer in the early 80’s as an intern at the Providence Journal Bulletin. In 1982, she became a staff photographer in New Haven, Ct. with the New Haven Register. Paula’s major influences as a newspaper photographer were the 12 years spent at The Hartford Courant from 1984 to 1996, her one-year stint at The Chicago Tribune and finally her time at The Register Guard newspaper in Eugene, Oregon. In 1998, Paula chose to go freelance, leaving the newspaper world behind along with the USA, basing herself in Bangkok, Thailand to cover news and feature stories throughout Asia. During this time Paula was affiliated with several photo agencies - Black Star, Gamma Liaison and Tony Stone Images - shooting various international assignments. In 2002, after freelancing for a brief period, Paula joined on as senior staff photographer with Getty Images. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her photography, which appears daily throughout the world’s media.

Rina Castelnuovo (Israeli, based in Jerusalem)
Rina presently works for the New York Times Jerusalem bureau. The daughter of World War II survivors who immigrated to Israel and settled in Tel Aviv, she started taking pictures while studying arts at the Academia de Bella Arti in Rome where she began her photography career as a stringer for the Associated Press. In 1980 she joined the AP staff in Tel Aviv. After the 1982 War in Lebanon, where she was based for months, and following a slight injury in a Beirut car bombing, Rina gave in to family pressure and left the Associated Press. She became a freelancer. She has extensively photographed war, peace and crisis in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, including the first and second "Intifadas". She has covered Yasser Arafat’s life in Tunis after the first Gulf War, the plight of the Kurds in northern Iraq, the Gulf War’s Scud attacks in Israel, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the airlift of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, the fall of Ceausescu, the plight of refugees in Tirana, Albania, the Gaza Strip "Disengagement," and the second war with Lebanon.

Jessica Dimmock (American, based in New York City)

Jessica is a graduate of The International Center of Photography's Program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. Her work has appeared in Aperture, The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Time, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Wired, and Fader. For her work on heroin addicts in New York she received several awards including the F Award for Concerned Photography from Forma and Fabrica, the Inge Morath Award from Magnum, the Marty Forsher Fellowship for Documentary Photography from PDN and the Juror's Choice Award for the Project Competition from the Santa Fe Center for Photography. In the fall of 2007 Jessica's first book, The Ninth Floor, was published by Contrasto and was listed by Photo District News as one of best books of 2007. Jessica had her first international solo exhibition at Forma, The International Center of Photography in Milan. In the Spring of 2008 Jessica had two more solo exhibitions - At Foam, The Photography Museum of Amsterdam and at Foley Gallery in Chelsea, New York. Jessica was accepted into the VII Network, part of VII Photo, in 2008. She has appeared as a guest speaker at events such as the Aperture lecture series, the VII seminar, the School of Visual Arts, and the Stoop Series (sponsored by New York Magazine and the Rotunda gallery.) Prior to pursuing documentary photography, Jessica worked as a public school teacher in Brooklyn, New York.

Evelyn Hockstein (American, based in Nairobi, Kenya)
Evelyn Hockstein has worked in 29 countries in Africa, where she is currently based, and more than 50 worldwide. Before moving to Nairobi, Kenya she spent four years covering the Middle East. Her coverage of the fate of civilian populations in conflict has garnered her several awards, including her photos of the Darfur crisis. Evelyn’s work has been exhibited in Japan, South Africa, and The United States and has been published internationally in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Stern, and L’Express. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was a fellow at the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

Mona Reeder (American, based in Dallas)

Was a Pulizer finalist in 2008 with her work on poverty in Texas. As a young girl from a small, farming community in Kansas, Mona Reeder would joke with her mom about one day traveling the world as a journalist like Brenda Starr from the comics, never thinking it would really happen. Instead, Reeder initially pursued a music major at the University of Kansas, but after two years realized it wasn’t for her. She moved to California where she worked as a first mate on a three-masted brigantine while trying to decide what to do with her life. Later, she returned to college and graduated from California State University with a BFA in journalism and art. After working at papers in California, and Ohio, first as a writer, Reeder then moved in 1994 to Phoenix as a staff photographer with The Arizona Republic. In 1999, she joined The Dallas Morning News and her dream of receiving international assignments was fulfilled. While a staff photographer with The Dallas Morning News Reeder has covered the presidential elections in Mexico, traveled to Turkey to photograph the plight of the Kurdish people, and in 2002 was sent to Afghanistan to photograph the War on Terrorism.
“I really like the variety of assignments you get working (for a newspaper) Reeder says, “But what I most enjoy are stories surrounding social issues and documentary photography.”
Her photographs have won numerous national awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Award of Excellence for her documentary work on the diabetes epidemic of Native Americans in Southern Arizona. She has also received several awards from the Pictures of the Year competition.

Anastasia Taylor-Lind (English, based in London)
Having graduated in 2004 from The University of Wales Newport in Documentary Photography, Anastasia is now a London based freelance photojournalist. Her work is socially concerned and focuses largely on the lives of women as they struggle to survive in patriarchal male-dominated environments. Anastasia has won a number of young photographer awards including The Guardian Photography Prize in 2006. In 2007 she was a selected winner in the Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers Award and in 2004 represented the UK at a World Press Photo Forum for Young Photographers in Vietnam. Anastasia’s project about the PKK was also supported through the Gareth Jones Memorial Scholarship for Welsh graduates.
Her clients include The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Marie Claire and The National Museum of Wales. Her work has been exhibited at The Frontline Club in London, the Lodz Photo Festival in Poland and as part of the World Press Photo Educational Department show in Amsterdam. Anastasia’s PKK story was recently featured in a BBC television documentary about conflict photography. She is represented by French agency Cosmos.

Lana Slezic
Was born to Croatian parents in Toronto, Canada. She has been a professional photographer since 2000. Slezic believes in cohesive bodies of work that communicate an issue or concept and therefore focuses her efforts on project-based work. In 2005, Slezic was invited to participate in the World Press Joop Swaart Masterclass in Amsterdam, one of 12 young photographers selected world-wide. In 2007 she won the Luis Valtuena Special Prize for Humanitarian Photography for her body of work on Afghan women. Later that year she published her first book “Forsaken” which in 2008 was chosen as one of the Top Ten Photo Books of the Year by American Photo Magazine. In addition to several other awards, most recently Slezic was given a World Press Photo Award in the Portrait Story category. She has spoken most notably about her experiences in Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She has also exhibited in Canada, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Croatia, France, the U.S. and Turkey. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, Time Magazine amongst many others.

Alexandra Boulat (French, 1962-2007)
Was born in Paris, France, and passed away after suffering a brain aneurism while on assignment in Israel. She was originally trained in graphic art and art history at the Beaux Arts in Paris. She was represented by Sipa Press for 10 years until 2000. In 2001, she co-founded the VII photo agency. Her news and features stories have been published in many international magazines, including Time, Newsweek, National Geographic Magazine and Paris-Match. She is the recipient of many International awards, including Best Women Photographer, Bevento Oscars, Italy 2006, Overseas Press Club 2003 – Afghanistan.
Alexandra covered news, conflicts and social issues as well as produced extensive reportages on countries and people. Amongst her many varied assignments, she has reported on the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq, Afghanistan at the fall of the Taliban, and the Women condition in the Islamic world.

“Dispatches from the Frontlines” is dedicated to our colleage Alexandra Boulat and is a tribute to her vision and fierce spirit, from her colleagues and women photojournalists she has inspired throughout her career all around the world.


VANISHING GIANTS: THE ELEPHANTS OF ASIA (Spring 2008)

Palani Mohan

Born in Chennai, India, Mr. Mohan moved to Australia as a child. He began his career at the Sydney Morning Herald, and since has been based in London, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur. Mohan’s work is regularly featured in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers. His work is in the collection of the Portrait Gallery of London, he has been awarded a prestigious World Press Photo award, and he has exhibited at the international photojournalism festival in Perpignon, France. He is the author of “Vanishing Giants - Elephants of Asia” published in 2007 by Editions Didier Millet.

 

DOUBLEBLIND: LEBANON CONFLICT 2006 (exhibited Winter 2008)

Paolo Pellegrin (Italian, based in New York + Rome)

Pellegrin became a nominee of the prestigious photo agency Magnum Photos in 2001 and a full member in 2005. He is a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine. Pellegrin is winner of many awards, including eight World Press Photo and numerous Photographer of the Year Awards, a Leica Medal of Excellence, an Olivier Rebbot Award, the Hansel-Meith Preis, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. In 2006 he was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. His books include Children (1997), a collection of his photographs from Uganda, Romania, Bosnia; Cambodia (1998) which is the result of a collaboration with Doctors without Borders in Italy, and Kosovo 1999-2000: The Flight of Reason, a compilation of images documenting that conflict.
While covering this story, Pellegrin was injured by shrapnel and suffered a concussion during a missile attack. In 2007 he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club for this work, which recognizes international reporting “requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.” These photographs also earned him a first place prize from the World Press Photo compitition, based in Amsterdam.

BOSNIAN DIARIES (Winter 2007/2008)

Ziyah Gafic (Bosnian, based in Sarajevo)
Gafic was a young boy growing up in Sarajevo when the Bosnian War started, and as a teenager turned to photography. After the Dayton Peace Accords were signed in 1995 the international media spotlight left Bosnia. Gafic remained in his homeland, attended university, and started his own work. His next four years were spent photographing the aftermath of the war, including returning refugees, his remaining family and the sites of the mass executions, including Srebrenica.
As a European Muslim with firsthand experience of war, Gafic then expanded his subject to document the aftermath of other countries currently experiencing a struggle similar to that in his homeland, including Palestine, Iraq, Chechnya, Lebanon and Afghanistan. Ziyah Gafic shares his very personal experiences through his photographic stories.

Gafic's work has been exhibited widely, including Visa pour l'image, Les Rencontres d'Arles and Fovea Exhibitions, and his work has appeared in some of the world's leading publications including Amica, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, La Repubblica, L'Espresso and Tank. His photo essay on the aftermath of the Bosnian war was published in the book "Tales from a Globalizing World" by Thames & Hudson, while a selection of his photographs are included in several overviews of contemporary photography such as "Photography as Contemporary Art" by Thames & Hudson.

THE CHILDREN OF DARFUR (Fall 2007)

Ron Haviv (American, based in NYC) Mr. Haviv produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War. Haviv is a co-founder of VII, the elite photography agency, and his work is published by top magazines worldwide. He has also published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography and has contributed his wide-ranging body of work to several other books. Haviv has been the central character in three films. His photographs have earned Haviv some of the highest accolades in photography, including awards from World Press Photo, Picture of the Year and the Overseas Press Club, as well as the Leica Medal of Excellence. Mr. Haviv has just returned from six weeks in Sri Lanka following the plight of the children affected by the civil war for UNICEF.

IT IS OUR WAR (Summer 2007)

CHRIS HONDROS (March 14, 1970 – April 20, 2011) was an American Pulizer Prize nominated war photographer. After receiving a Master's degree photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communications, Hondros returned to New York to concentrate on international reporting. Hondros photographed in most of the world's major conflict zones since the late 1990s and his work  appeared in every major international magazine. He was awarded several grants and fellowships for his work, including Robert Capa Gold Medal, war photography's highest honor, for "exceptional courage and enterprise in his work from Iraq. He was a staff photographer for Getty Images until the time of his tragic death in Libiya covering the conflict  in 2011.

TODD HEISLER born 1972 is currently a staff photographer for the New York Times. He was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for the material presented by Fovea. Previously a staffer at the Rocky Mountain News, this story has also won honors from the World Press Photo and Visa Pour L’˙Image, and the American Society of Newspapers. Time, Stern, Paris Match, and the Sunday Times published images from this project. Heisler graduated from Illinois State University in 1994.

SUSANNE OPTON has exhibited internationally, her work in the collections of such prestigious places as the Bibliothque Nationale de France in Paris, and the Muse de Elyse in Lausanne, Switzerland. Her photographs have been published in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Fortune and other publications. Currently, she teaches at the International Center of Photography and the Cooper Union, both in New York City. From 2002 to 2006 year she worked out of her photographic studio in Beacon, New York.

AFTERWAR: Veterans from a World in Conflict (spring, 2007)

Lori Grinker (American, based in NYC) Ms. Grinker began her photographic career in 1981 while a student at Parsons School of Design when her photo-essay about a young boxer was published as a cover story by Inside Sports. During that time she met another young boxer, 13 year-old Mike Tyson, whose life she documented for the following decade. Since then in addition to her reportage of events such as the destruction of the World Trade Center, she has delved into long-term book projects including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (Jewish Publication Society, 1989, 7 editions), and Afterwar: Veterans from a World in Conflict (de.MO, March 2005), her fifteen-year project on veterans of the last century.
Published in major magazines, her work has earned international recognition, garnering a World Press Photo Foundation Prize, a W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund fellowship, the Ernst Hass Grant, The Santa Fe Center for Photography Project Grant, and a Hasselblad Foundation Grant, among others. Her photographs have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the world and are in many private and museum collections including: ICP (The International Center of Photography), The Jewish Museum in New York City, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Lori Grinker is represented by the Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York. She has been a member of Contact Press Images since 1988.