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Oct back 2016 issue
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Nick Hannes To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.nickhannes.be Nick Hannes (°Antwerp, 1974) is a Belgian photographer based in Ranst. He graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent in 1997. For the next eight years he worked as a freelance photojournalist for mostly Belgian and Dutch media. In between assignments he spent time in the Middle East, working on a political documentary about the Kurdish people. In 2006 he quit doing press assignments, in order to fully concentrate on self-initiated, longterm documentary projects. He left for a one year round trip through the 15 former Soviet republics, carrying only a bagpack and a camera. This big trip resulted in his first book, Red Journey (Lannoo Publishers, 2009), which deals with the transitional phase in post-communist society. Red Journey laid the foundation of Hannes’ distinctive photographic style, in which irony, ambiguity and visual metaphors play a prominent role. In 2010 he started Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man, an epic project that involved
Veronique de Viguerie To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.veroniquedeviguerie.com Veronique de Viguerie, multi-awarded French photographer represented by Reportage by Getty Images, is based in Paris. Having completed a Master’s Degree in Law in France, she studied photojournalism in England. She spent 3 years living and working in Afghanistan. Since 2006, she has covered stories around the world in Iraq, Somalia, Lebanon, Kashmir, Mexico, Algeria, Guatemala, Pakistan, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Syria etc. Her work Afghanistan Insh’Allah was exhibited in Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, in Paris and in the Scoop Festival in Angers. The Oil War in Nigeria was exhibited in Bayeux festival for the war correspondents.  Her pictures are regularly published in Paris-Match, the New-York Times Magazine, Newsweek,  El Pais, Stern, Der Spiegel, Figaro Magazine, Geo, Marie-Claire, Mail on Sunday, the Guardian, l’Optimum etc. She was especially noticed for having photographed the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pirates in Somalia, the Oil Pirates in Nigeria and the Sicarias (women killers) in Colombia, the MNLA in Mali etc. She bravely takes on these challenging assignments and personal projects in some of the most dangerous places on the planet, often working with her French journalist friend and colleague Manon Querouil.
Damian Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.damianbirdphotography.com Damian Bird, is a photographer and photojournalist with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe.  He was educated in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Communication where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism.  In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of 13 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 four children in Devon, England.
Sharon Castellanos Tuesta To commission her or to request prints of her work: sharoncastellanos.blogspot.com Sharon Castellanos Tuesta (Lima - Perú, 1989) Self-taught photographer. She has worked four years as a photojournalist for a national newspaper. Currently, she is focused on photo essays around Cusco city.    * Awards, Recognitions:  - Selected Participant / The New York Times Portfolio Review 2016 (USA).  - Finalist / Scholarship: Roberto Villagraz 2016 - EFTI (Spain).  - Honorable Mention / Scholarship: MAPA Lens Escuela de Artes Visuales 2016 (Spain).  - Finalist / Red Bull Illume 2013. Photobook. Category: Lifestyle (Austria).  
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Julian Bound To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.behance.net/julian_bound Born in England, I am a photojournalist and have lived in Asia for several years with my work featured on the BBC news, in the international press and National Geographic. My work focuses on the social documentary of world cultures, religions and traditions.   My previous work has covered the soldiers of the Burmese Karen National Liberation Army (K.N.L.A.), the Arab Spring of 2011 in Cairo, Egypt, and the Thailand political uprisings in Bangkok during the riots there of 2009 and 2014. My photography work has also included portraiture of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and I have documented the Tibetan refugee camps of Nepal and India, the road working Gypsies of western India, the slums of Mumbai, India, and the train track slums of Jakarta, Indonesia. I was present and documented the Nepal earthquake of 2015 and I am currently working as an emergency deployment photographer for various NGO’s throughout Asia. Between working on social documentary and NGO work, my photography focuses on 
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Nina Berman To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.ninaberman.com Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, author and educator, whose photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, and Dublin Contemporary.  She has received awards and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, (NYFA), the Open Society Foundation, the Aftermath Project, World Press Photo,  Hasselblad and Pictures of the Year International.  She is the author of two monographs: Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq, and Homeland, which examine the aftermath of war and the militarization of American life.  She lives in New York City, is an associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a member of the NOOR photo collective.
Paddy Summerfield To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.paddysummerfield.com Oxford-based photographer, Paddy Summerfield, trained at Guildford School of Art in the Photography and the Film departments. Pictures he took in 1967, when he was still a first year student, were later published in Album, and spreads in Creative Camera received encouraging recognition of his expressive and psychological approach. He has spent a life-time making personal photographic documents, and teaching and running work-shops, as well as undertaking commissions. He started exhibiting in London in the
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Ted Grant To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.tedgrantphoto.com Photojournalist-Author-International Lecturer. Regarded as Canada's premier living photographer,Ted Grant's career covers 60 years as a photojournalist. He's captured news, sporting events and important people throughout the world for Canada's newspapers and magazines. He is the award winning photographer behind the images of Pierre Trudeau sliding down the banister, and Ben Johnson becoming the fastest man on earth. Ted Grant is known in the trade as the "father of Canadian photojournalism" For a more information visit: www.tedgrantphoto.com/Bio.htm
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Mikel Landa and Luke Duggleby To commission them or to request prints of their work: www.lukeduggleby.com Luke Duggleby is a British born award-winning freelance photographer who has been based in Asia for the last 10 years. After leaving the UK with a degree in photography he moved east to develop his career as a travel, portraiture and documentary photographer. His work involves undertaking photographic assignments for some of the world’s biggest names in media as well as NGO’s, mostly around the Asian continent but also further a field in Africa and South America. Luke has been commissioned by and published in such publications as National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian Magazine, The Smithsonian Magazine and GEO to name a few. He is a roster photographer for Redux Pictures in New York. Erde der Salz is his second published book, his first was called Il Lato Invisible del Paradiso - Pellegrinaggi ai Confini del Tibet (The Invisible Side of Paradise - A Pilgrimage in to Tibet's Borderlands) by publisher Nicolodi in Italy.
Rash Oyshe To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.flickr.com Rashed Shariar Oyshe. Born Bangladesh 1992. In 2015 he graduated from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology having previously completed a basic course in Photography at Dhaka University, Dhaka, in 2012. He has a Diploma in  Documentary Photography from counter foto, Dhaka.  
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Sean Hawkey To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.hawkey.co.uk By name is Sean Hawkey and I'm a photographer and journalist. I’ve worked in 50+ countries, mainly on issues of social interest stories, development, humanitarian crises, solidarity. My work has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, Morning Star, Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Science Magazine, the Journal of the Royal Photographic Society and has been used by 200+ organisations including Fairtrade networks in 30 countries, ACT Alliance and its member organisations around the world,  DanWatch, the Centre for Journalism Ethics, World Council of Churches, World Health  Organisation, World Bank, UNESCO, UNISDR, International Dalit Solidarity Network,  Greenpeace, Climate Action Network and the RMT trade union. My photographs have  been exhibited as joint and solo exhibitions in Mexico, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria,  UK and Spain. Before freelance photography I worked in international aid, I taught  architecture and I ran communications for global NGOs. I'm based in the UK and I'm  working freelance
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Willeke Duijvekam To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.willekeduijvekam.nl Willeke Duijvekam (1968) is a documentary photographer. Since she graduated from the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam she has worked on individual freelance assignments, as well as on long-term projects. She focuses her attention on people whose lives have taken a significantly different turn than most people’s lives. For instance, she has made portraits of monks, obese children and young people with a visual handicap. By dedicating herself to her subject for long periods of time, her lens is able to get beyond the surface. In her restrained photos, intimacy and emotion are the motif, in which she reveals how those she portrays go about their daily lives. Her assignments are often a continuation of her own work. In 2011, she won the World Press Photo Award in the Portrait Stories category with a series entitled  ‘Eva' (2007-2011), about a teenage girl with a gender identity disorder. She has also won several PANL Awards, The Dutch Photo Academy Award, and she was
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Rita Leistner To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.ritaleistner.com Rita Leistner is a politically engaged photographer and documentarian. Her books include Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq and The Edward Curtis Project. She teaches the history of photojournalism at the University of Toronto and is represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery.
Ross Halfin To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.rosshalfin.com Ross W Halfin (born 11 August 1957) is a British rock and roll photographer. He began his career working for Sounds magazine in the 1970s, shooting various artists on the punk scene including The Clash, The Jam, The Sex Pistols, 999, and The Adverts. After linking up with writers Geoff Barton and Peter Makowski, Halfin moved on to working mainly in the US with bands like AC/DC, UFO, Rush, Journey, Aerosmith, and Black Sabbath. Halfin established Kerrang! magazine in 1980 with Barton and produced images of  bands from that era. He has toured with many bands, including Metallica, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Mars Volta.
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Tim Miles To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.timmilesphotography.com Tim Miles (born 1946) is an American photographer who lived in Sydney, Australia for most of his childhood and traveled to almost every corner of the earth during his career in the US Government. He has been exposed to many different cultures and beliefs and has a deep concern about the human condition and what is happening to Mother Earth through greed, hatred, indifference, and neglect. Tim was a founding member of the Vine Corps, a tutoring and mentoring organization for at-risk teens in Cheverly, Maryland following his retirement.  He is now a Guardian ad Litem volunteer working with and advocating for abused children. Tim received a Master’s degree in History from the University of Southern California in 1971 and training in black and white and color photography at Prince George’s Community College and through several Nikon seminars over the past 15 years. He focuses mainly on nature, landscape, and street photography and has studied the work of Ansel Adams, William Allard, Dorothea Lange, Joel Sartore, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, and other American masters. His photos have previously appeared in a Dark
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In 2006 she published her 1st book, Afghanistan, Regards Croises with Marie Bourreau, in 2011 Carnets de Reportage du XXIe siècle and in 2015 Profession: Reporter with Manon Querouil Bruneel. In 2012, she was chosen by HBO to be one of the three photographers to be part of the Witness program for her work on the Arrow Boys in South Sudan.
Alfredo Macchi To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.alfredomacchi.it Alfredo Macchi, Italian journalist and photographer, was born on June the 25 th 1967 in Sorengo, Lugano (Switzerland) and actually he lives in Rome. He covered some of the most important events of the last 20 years as special correspondent and he has been in many war areas: Kosovo, Afghanistan, Middle East, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Lebanon, Angola and South Sudan.
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Monia Lippi To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.monialippi.com Monia Lippi was born in Italy near Bologna. In the  From her formal education in Interior Design in Milan, she arrived to photography and video through different experiences in Italy, Paris and then in New York from 2005. She was has always been interested to the versatility of the U.S. American landscapes and cityscapes and their cultural identities and how different life-styles reflect themselves in architecture. Exploring different environments she did personal projects and in 2015 she did new works also in Vietnam. This October ’16, she will exhibit at the Berlin Foto Biennale, 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography.
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twenty trips to 21 Mediterranean countries over four years of time. Published in 2014 by Hannibal Publishers (Belgium), this series juxtaposes parallel realities and paradoxes of the Mediterranean region, focusing on various contemporary issues such as mass-tourism, urbanization, migration, conflict and crisis. Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man was launched at the Museum of Photography (FoMu) in Antwerp in 2014. Hannes is currently working on a new project about consumerism, recreation and artificial urban development in Dubai.   Hannes exhibited at Thessaloniki Biennial for Contemporary Art, Museum of Photography (Antwerp), Bozar Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels), Flanders Center (Osaka, Japan), Breda Photo (Breda, NL), Visa pour l’Image (Perpignan), Kaunas Photo (Lithuania), Foto Festiwal Lodz (Poland), PhotoMed (Sanary-sur-Mer, France), Head On (Sydney), Athens Photo Festival, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia (Almeria) amongst others. He was a finalist for the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz (2016), EI Award at Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal (2015), Leica Oskar Barnack Awards (2014), Lens Culture Exposure Award (2013). Since 2008 he has taught documentary photography at KASK/The School of Arts in Ghent (B).
Mikel Landa is a Ph.D. architect specialised in wooden heritage preservation. For more than two decades he has carried out a balanced mix of research, teaching and heritage preservation projects. Research carried out in wood repair and reinforcement techniques have allowed him to carry out surgical interventions in a number of heritage sites. His interest in photography began in the early eighties mainly focusing on architecture and cultural landscapes, he uses it as a tool to communicate and has published a number of books. For fourteen years he led the recovery of Añana Salt Valley. The work in this exceptional site is in the origin of this book. As a consequence of his intervention he was invited to participate in the “Meeting on the 20th Anniversary of the Nara Document on Authenticity” held in Nara, Japan, where he presented the conservation theory behind the recovery of the site. The conservation works have been recognised with the Europa Nostra awards 2015. His teaching in several Universities, in Spain and abroad has been constant since 1991, including the ICCROM wood course (ICWCT) in Oslo. He is member of several associations devoted to heritage preservation such as ICOMOS and its International Wood Council.
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Georgio Taraschi To commission him or to request prints of his work: giorgiotaraschi.photoshelter.com Italy, 1986. Visual Journalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. Editorial Clients: International New York Times - The Guardian - Al Jazeera English - Internazionale - Courrier International - Geo Voyage - Asian Geographic - South East Asia Globe - South China Morning Post - GUP Magazine - Zazpika - MO* Mondiaal Nieuws - The Nepali Times - Gioia Magazine Corporate Clients: Ray-Ban - Luxottica - International Labour Organization (ILO) - The Rockefeller Foundation - Plan International - Accademia Italiana Fashion & Design Institute Awards & Exhibitions: 1ST PRIZE DOCUMENTARY - PRIDE PHOTO AWARD 2014 SILVER MEDAL DOCUMENTARY - PX3, PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2014 SILVER MEDAL FASHION PHOTOJOURNALISM - PX3, PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE 2014 HONORABLE MENTION - PX3, PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2014 ISTANBUL PHOTO FESTIVAL, ISTANBUL 2014
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nominated for the Silver Camera Portrait Prize. Her work has been published in many magazines and newspapers including Vrij Nederland, de Volkskrant, Het Parool, NRC Weekblad, GUP, Photographer’s Forum, Credits, ELLE, Marie Claire, LINDA, and many different international magazines. In 2013, she published her photo book 'Mandy and Eva', designed by prize- winning designer Sybren Kuiper (SYB). Willeke Duijvekam is represented by Unit CMA < www.unit.nl >.
late sixties, and his work has been shown in galleries, such as the ICA, The Barbican, The Serpentine, and The Photographers' Gallery, National Museum of Photography Film & Television, Bradford. In 1976, Sir Nicholas Serota (when he was director there,) invited Summerfield to exhibit Beneath The Dreaming Spires at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, his first one-man show.
Mountain blog and will be in a forthcoming Grit magazine special feature issue. He is currently living in Mount Airy, a town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, and is learning about and photographing the people and the beautiful countryside of Appalachia.
portraiture of the people of Asia, with portraits of the people of Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar.For more information concerning my photography books please follow the link below: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0054G0UKK
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