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Nov 2014 back issue
Dougie Wallace To commission Dougie or to request prints of his work: www.dougiewallace.com London-based photographer Dougie Wallace, "Glasweegee" grew up in Glasgow. He is known for his expressive social documentary and street photography.  See his full biography here: www.dougiewallace.com
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Esther Horvath To commission Esther to request prints of her work: www.estherhorvath.com Esther Horvath is a freelance documentary photographer based in New York City. She publishes at National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, New Yorker Magazine, Stern Magazine, Newsday among others and is contributor to Getty Images and Redux Pictures New York. She was born in Hungary and after graduating with a Masters Degree in International Business from West Hungarian University, she moved to Vienna where she started to work as a freelance photographer in 2007. In 2012, she moved to New York City in order to attend the International Center of Photography, where she received a degree in Documentary and Photojournalism.
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Delphine Diallo To commission Delphine or to request prints of her work: www.delphinediallo.com A graduate from the Académie Charpentier School of Visual Art in Paris in 1999, she worked in the music industry for seven years. Disillusioned by a world driven by mass consumption, she left her work environment and found refuge in Saint-Louis, Senegal, hometown of her father. She discovered her extended family and started portraying them. Delphine then created the Magic photo studio, homage to Malick Sidibé’s photo studio. She began adding collages, drawings and colors to her photographs, to underline the emotions of her subjects and tell the whole story. In 2008, the French-Senegalese photographer moved to New York to live her artistic life, considering that Paris is not the right place for an artist to emerge. She realized that mixing mediums of expression is a powerful way to describe the world she is trying to capture. Delphine juxtaposes reality with imaginary conscience; fashion with documentary photographs; tradition with modernity. On a trip back to Paris, she met Peter Beard and shared her first series of mixed media portraits. Impressed with her creativity and spontaneity, he offered her to collaborate for the Pirelli calendar photo shoot in Botswana.  
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Mohammad Amin Nadi To commission Amin or to request prints of his work: m.amin.nadi@gmail.com Mohammad Amin Nadi (1988 - Yazd, Iran) Lives and works in London, Ontario, Canada Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Documentary Directing at Iran Broadcast University He started photography in 2005 Focusing on Social Documentary, Street photography and Urban Landscapes in order to approach fine art and journalistic goals. He’s been winning, honored, shortlisted and selected photographer at several local and international photo festivals, photography books and magazines (Photoforum in Slovakia, Between the Sky and the Earth in Slovenia, The Child in Serbia, Six weeks of Iranian Art in Canada, National Geographic Magazine, Hamdan photography festival (HIPA), Asahi  
Arthur Bondar To commission Arthur or to request prints of his work: www.arthurbondar.com Arthur Bondar is a freelancer and shoots his own documentary projects. He studied photography in New York University and was a participant of the Eddie Adams Workshop  and NOOR-Nikon Masterclass. Arthur was awarded and granted with Magnum Emergency Fund, The Documentary Project Fund, National Geographic Grant and the Best Photographer of the Year in Ukraine. His projects were exhibited as installations, exhibitions and screenings worldwide. Nowadays Arthur is a participant of VII Photo Mentor Program.
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Pietro Basoccu To commission Pietro or to request prints of his work: basoccupietro@gmail.com Pietro Basoccu lives and works in Sardinia, he is keen on social photography, author of many photographic projects that investigate the social problems from different points of view. He pays attention in particular to the innermost aspects and sometimes the most suffered aspects of life. The social photography is intended as deep compassion for the difficulties and participation in pains of the others. It is not a look or a feeling of pity but it is a strong emotional feeling, an intimate communion with the suffering that binds deeply human beings.
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Norman Parkinson To request prints of his work: proud.co.uk Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) was one of the twentieth century's best-known fashion photographers. He was active for over 50 years and was instrumental in taking portrait and fashion photography beyond the stiff formality of his predecessors and injecting an easy and casual elegance into his images. Norman Parkinson's impulsive and unstructured style changed forever the static, posed approach to fashion photography, while his enchanting, idiosyncratic persona charmed his sitters and projected an alluring and glamorous public image. Standing at 6 feet 5 inches tall, Parkinson was unable to remain unobtrusive behind the lens and instead created ‘Parks’, the mustachioed, ostentatiously elegant fashion photographer – as much a personality as those who sat for him, and frequently more flamboyant. His flawless professionalism, manners and well-rehearsed eccentricities reassured the uneasy sitter and disarmed the experienced. His photographs of celebrities, artists, and the British
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Sergey Stroitelev To commission Sergey or to request prints of his work: facebook Born in 1985 in Leningrad. I am a documentary photographer making long-term photograhy projects with a particular interest in human rights issues in Russia and Asia. At the moment I am working with Red Cross Nepal and different NGO's covering the number of social problems including: Human trafficking, prostitution, HIV and leprosy. I graduated from Saint-Petersburg school of photojournalism in 2014 with an award "Golden Mark" for the best diploma project that was dedicated to the Maidan revolution in Ukraine, where I spent two months documenting the events. Besides that I received other significant awards including: -winner of Young Photographers of Russia Photofestival 2014 with the series of pictures from Maidan "Flashes", -winner of Saint-Petersburg Photofestival 2014 with the series of pictures from Maidan "Flashes", -winner of Fotoevolution Festival 2013 (Kostroma, Russia) in the "Reportage" category, -finalist of Miami Street Photography Festival 2013, -second place at RusArtPhoto Festial
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Phil Moore To commission Phil or to request prints of his work: philmoore.info Phil Moore (b. 1982) read Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, where he graduated with a first-class B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence with honours, before pursuing a Ph.D. in Knowledge Management Using Intelligent Web Techniques whilst working as a research associate at the University of Sheffield. He then spent three years working in Paris, France, as technical director of an online media company. He says information is what has driven him through his career: from the management and access of information, to its presentation. In 2011, he began working in photojournalism—becoming a primary source of information —whilst covering South Sudan's referendum for independence, and its subsequent split from Khartoum. Since then, he have covered several conflicts, including Libya, Syria, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic, as well as the drought
Ernesto Bazan To commission Ernesto or to request prints of his work: www.bazanphotos.com Ernesto Bazan was born in Palermo, Italy, in 1959. He received his first camera when he was 14 years old and began photographing daily life in his native city and in the rural areas of Sicily. Photography has been more than a profession: a true passion, a mission in his life. Bazan has published five monographs of his work including The Perpetual Past (1983), and Passing Through (1992) and three catalogs The First Twenty Years, Isola y Molo Nord. In 2008, he launched BazanPhotos Publishing and has released three books: BazanCuba (2008), Al Campo (2011), and Isla (2014). The trilogy of books on Cuba is the result of 14
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Conrad Lewis To request copies of Conrad’s book Exposed: johnp24@hotmail.co.uk Conrad Lewis studied at Chelsea College of Arts in London where he developed a passion for film and photography. He produced several photobooks including his most recent, the innovative and inspiring, Exposed.  Before Conrad’s tragic death in 2014 at the age of 22, his aspirations were to work in the creative industry where he hoped to always strive for the best possible standards in his work and fulfil his ambitions.  Conrad is dearly missed by many friends and family members including his father John, his mother Joanna and his brother Matthew.
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Betina La Plante To commission Betina or to request prints of her work: facebook page Born in Argentina, Betina left at the age of 8, when she went to boarding school in Europe.  She did an art foundation course at Harrow Art school in London and studied Dramatic Art in Rome, before moving back to London to work in television and film production for several years.Currently she lives in the small town of Ojai, California.  She is a self proclaimed, “full time mother, occasional photographer”, but has always loved photography and began taking a more serious interest in it after meeting and becoming close friends with the legendary Elliott Erwitt and his wife Pia while living in East Hampton, NY.She started shooting social events, weddings, locations and casting photos for experience, before concentrating on her real passion – people. The results of a photo session with Terence Stamp in 2009 led to some great exposure in international competitions, which fueled the passion to keep taking portraits.  Currently, she is working
Rachel Carbonell To commission Rachel to request prints of her work: www.rachelcarbonell.com Rachel was born in Bilbao (Spain). She graduated with honors and distinction in Philosophy from the University of Deusto (Spain) and Lancaster University (England). Later she studied Photography at the prestigious school IDEP (Barcelona). Rachel´s passion is traveling the world, specially third world countries. Up to now she has traveled 24 countries in Africa and Asia and most of them several times. She is interested in travel documentary photography. She loves documenting people daily life in the places she visits, specially street life.
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Werner Mansholt To commission Werner or to request prints of his work: www.werner-mansholt.de Werner Mansholt, born 1949, lives and works in Darmstadt, Germany. He studied photography with well-known photographers such as Arno R. Minkkinen, Anja Niedringhaus, Martino Marangoni, Wolfgang Zurborn, Andreas Herzau, Eva Leitolf, Philipp Blenkinsop, Kadir v. Lohuizen, Simon Norfolk (Masterclass). His work was exhibited  in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Darmstadt etc.), Finland, Georgia, Poland  etc. and published in magazines, calendars, newpapers, almanacs and books/ catalogues. In 2013 he published the book Besuch bei Detlef Kraft (with a text of Celina Lunsford). Awards, amongst others:  Shortlist Fotofestival Schömberg 2013; shortlist Tbilisi Kolga-  
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Shimbun of Japan, Sony World Photography Award, The 12th Iranian biennial of photography, Fajr Visual Arts Festival and etc.) He currently continues his career as a freelance photographer.
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Oksana Yushko To commission Oksana or to request prints of her work: http://youok.ru Oksana Yushko is a freelance photographer, based in Moscow, started working as a professional journalist in 2006, currently focuses on personal projects in Chechnya, Russia and Ukraine. Yushko was a selected participant of Noor-Nikon masterclass in documentary photography in Bucharest, Romania, in 2011, a finalist of the 2010 Conscientious Portfolio Competition, among others. Yushko's work has been exhibited in major galleries in Russia, also in Tampere Art Museum, Finland during the 9th International Photo Festival BackLight2011, at NYPH Provocation 2011 and had screening at Palm Springs Photo Festival 2011 and World Photography Festival (London, UK). Yushko was also the Grand Prize Winner of Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011, a finalist of the Aftermath Project 2010 and Manuel-Riveira Oritz Foundation. Yushko has been published by media across the world, including Russian Reporter, RFE/RL, The New York Times, Guardian (UK), Stern (Germany), Mare (Germany), Le
Point (France), La Vanguardia (Spain), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), VISION (China), RearViewMirror (Italy), PhotoRAW (Finland), among others.
on several personal portraiture projects, and hopes to collaborate with other photographers who inspire her to broaden her horizons.
Royal Family, as well as leading figures from the worlds of film, theatre, politics and music are known throughout the world and have become icons of twentieth century style. In a career that spanned seven decades, Norman Parkinson dazzled the world with his sparkling inventiveness as a portrait and fashion photographer. His work provides a comprehensive and unique record of the development of fashion design, photography and modelling from the 1940’s to 1990. By charting the changing face of fashion through the twentieth century, Norman Parkinson’s work also serves as a hugely significant historical record and a reflection of the societal changes that shaped our modern culture. Parkinson worked for a wide range of publications, once declaring “a photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields”. His long association with Vogue (working with Audrey Withers, Diana Vreeland and Grace Coddington amongst many others), and his numerous assignments for Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country and other international magazines, brought him worldwide recognition. Parkinson’s work is still considered hugely innovative and his influence remains evident in the work of many contemporary photographers. Parks reinvented himself for each decade of his career, from his ground- breaking, spontaneous images of the 1930s, through the war years and the Swinging Sixties to the exotic locations of the 1970s and 1980s. By the end of his life he had become a household name, the recipient of a CBE, a photographer to the royal family, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and the subject of a large scale retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Norman Parkinson died whilst on location in Singapore shooting for Town and Country in 1990.
2013 (Suzdal', Russia) in the "Portrait" category, - third place at Visible Features of the Era Photofestival 2013 in the "Life as an overcoming" category. I have collaborated with numerous magazines including: VICE, Wall Street International magazine, Around the world magazine, Russian Reporter, Neva Times, Lenta.ru, Colta.ru and others. I believe that photography can change the world to the best. By making documentary projects a photographer may raise awareness about social problems all around the world accordingly giving knowledge to the individuals who are willing to help however do not know anything about particular issues. Thus together we can fight diseases, poverty and violence.
in the Horn of Africa and several of the continent's elections. He is currently pursuing a long-term project in eastern Congo, and is interested in innovative ways of viewing and engaging with visual and audio documentary.
years of Bazan’s life and photography on the island: Bazan Cuba is an intense and intimate black-and-white poem about life in Cuba. Al Campo is an in-depth color exploration of the Cuban countryside. Isla is a black-and-white panoramic love affair and goodbye to the island. He has won some of the world’s most prestigious photographic awards, among them The W. Eugene Smith Grant and the World Press Photo award. He has also received fellowships from the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Bazan Cuba was awarded Best Book of the Year at the New York Photo Festival in 2009. Bazan’s work is included in many private and museum collections including: the Museum of Modern Art (New York), International Center of Photography (New York), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (Durham), Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona), Fondazione Italiana per la Fotografia (Turin), Bibliotèque Nationale (Paris), and Musée Réattu (Arles). In 2002, Ernesto Bazan created his own photographic workshops providing special emphasis in Latin America. Editing photographers' work and guiding them through their creative process have been some of the highlights of his work as a maestro. Several hundred students have studied with him in the last 13 years. He lives in Veracruz, Mexico, with his wife Sissy, his twin boys, Pietro and Stefano, and their dog, Diva.
During her botswanian trip, she experienced a new environment in which people co-exist with wild animals. Inspired by their courage and modesty, she decided to return to Senegal. While shooting the streets of Saint-Louis, Delphine praised the simple life of her characters and turns them into heroic figures. She created the Renaissance series. Her most inspirational journey to date, took place in a very different setting. In August 2010, she traveled to the Crow country. It opened her to a completely new world, a greater and new vision. In 2012, Smithsonian named Delphine Diallo one of Photography’s Emerging Stars. In 2013, Delphine Diallo named one of PDN’S 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.
Rachel is contributor to Getty Images and Age Fotostock agencies. She never joined a photo contest, because she thinks photography is not a competition just a personal way of seeing the world. Her images have been published in press, books, magazines, websites etc. around the world.  Publications and Clients featuring and publishing her work: The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, Microsoft Media Publishing, Financial News, Rtl Nederland Interactief B.V, ESPN, Capstone Press, MC Ediciones, Editora Ática, Saraiva Sa Livreiros Editores, Ramdom House Mondadori S.A, Cosmopolitan France, Glamour France, Condé Nast, Red Bull Media House, Fabulous Magazine News International, Hearst, Fadaat Media, Iberia, Nulle Parts Ailleurs Productions, Viacom Media Network, Leonhardt Multimedia, Webnovias, Fridaymagazine, Letsbonus, Active Ingredients, Littlewoods Shop, Smarter Travel, MSN, Aol.com, 121clicks.com, The Travel Photographer blog etc.
Festival 2012, Honorable mention at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2007, Honorable Mention, Lucie-Award, Los Angeles 2007.
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Damian Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.damianbirdphotography.com Damian Bird, is a photographer and photojournalist with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe.  He was educated in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Printing where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism.  In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of ten years, Alice.  As well as Editing Life Force magazine, he is currently engaged in photographing a series of photo-essays on English culture and has recently returned to Afghanistan (Aug 2013). He continues to have his work published in national and international newspapers and magazines  including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Dazed & Confused,The Face, Country Life and Geographical magazine.
He lives with his wife and three children in Devon, England.
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