ALISON WRIGHT To commission Alison or to request prints of her work: or To support her foundation visit the Faces of Hope Fund:
DENIS TARASOV To commission Denis or to request prints of his work: CATHERINE KARNOW     To commission Catherine or to request prints of her work: DORIN GOIAN   To commission Dorin or to request prints of his work:
BRETT ZIEGLER   To commission Brett or to request prints of his work: FEBRUARY 2013 BACK ISSUE Tarasov was born in 1971 in the Sverdlovsk, Russia.He finished at the Ural State Law Academy (Russia) in 1997. He has been active as a photographer since 2007 and between 2007-2011 he has participated in more than 15 exhibitions in Russia, Italy, USA and the Philippines. In 2007 he was in the top 10 for Young photographers of Russia.  He held a personal exhibition "From supervision" in the Photographic museum of Metenkov's House (Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2008), and was the winner of "the Volga biennial 2010" (Nizhni Novgorod, Russia).In 2012 he was one of 22 young photographers to represent Russian photography at "Fotofest" - 2012 in Houston, USA in an exhibition "The Young Generation". Denis Tarasov lives in the Yekaterinburg, Russia. RALPH LEE HOPKINS   To commission Ralph or to request prints of his work: TOMASZ TOMASZEWSKI To commission Tomasz or to request prints of his work: Alison Wright, a New York based documentary photographer, has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. For many of her projects Alison travels to the remotest regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and people while documenting issues concerning the human condition. Wright's assignment work is represented by National Geographic Assignment ( Her photographs have been published in a number of National Geographic publications, Outside, Islands, Smithsonian Magazine, American Photo, Natural History, Time, and The New York Times. She is a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography for her photos of child labor in Asia, a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award and numerous portfolio winner through the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). Wright has photographed/authored eight books including The Spirit of Tibet: Portrait of a Culture in Exile, The Dalai Lama: A Simple Monk, Faces of Hope: Children of a Changing World, and a variety of National Geographic books. On January 2, 2000 Alison's life was nearly cut short during a horrific bus accident on a remote jungle road in Laos. Wright's memoir, Learning to Breathe; One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival, chronicles this inspirational story of survival and years of rehabilitation, and her ongoing determination to recover and continue traveling the world as an intrepid photojournalist. Alison has photographed for a variety of non-profit and humanitarian organizations. In the spirit of helping the communities that she photographs, Wright has founded the Faces of Hope Fund that helps provide medical care and education to children in crisis around the world. ( These images are excerpted from her new book, "Face to Face, Portraits of the Human Spirit," (Spring 2013, Schiffer). Through her photos and text Alison portrays the indomitable spirit that lives within us all. It is what bonds us as mankind, a continued thread, as together we continue on this journey in the pilgrimage of life. Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based photographer Catherine Karnow shoots for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other international publications.  She has also participated in several Day in the Life series, Passage to Vietnam, and Women in the Material World. Catherine has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay film stars; victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam; Russian "Old Believers" in Alaska; Greenwich, Connecticut high society; and an Albanian farm family.  In 1994, she was the only non-Vietnamese photo-journalist to accompany General Giap on his  historic first return to the forest encampment in the northern Vietnam highlands from which he plotted the battle of Dien Bien Phu. She also gained unprecedented access to Prince Charles for her 2006 National Geographic feature, "Not Your Typical Radical." Dorin Goian was born and raised in Moldova, a former USSR republic, he has a bachelor's degree in marketing. In 2006, Dorin Goian immigrated to Canada and studied photojournalism, in 2009 he attended Magnum Workshop in Toronto and he was a selected participant at Noor-Nikon masterclass in documentary photography in Bucharest, March 2011. He lives between Canada and Moldova working with NGO's on different social issues and long term projects. Brett is a Visual Journalist based out of Washington, DC. His work explores the beauty, subtleties, and humor of daily life and the world around us. He is currently on staff at U.S. News & World Report working as both a photographer and assistant photo editor. Feel free to contact him with any questions, comments, commissions, or assignments. Ralph Lee Hopkins is the director of Expedition Photography for Lindblad Expeditions-National  Geographic ( and a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers ( He is lecturer on tour with National Geographic Traveler's digital seminar series. His latest book is Nature Photography-Documenting the Wild World (Sterling Publishers, 2010). Specializing in press photography, Tomasz Tomaszewski has had his photos published in the world's major magazines appearing in several dozen countries: Stern, Paris Mach, Geo, New York Times, Time, US News & World Report, and numerous others. He has also authored a number of books - including Remnants, The Last Jews of Poland; Gypsies, The Last Once; In Search of America; A Stone's Throw and has co-illustrated over a dozen collective works. His numerous individual exhibitions have been held in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Japan, Madagascar, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and Poland. He is the winner of Polish and international awards for photography. For over twenty years, he has been a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, where 18 of his photo essays have been published. Tomaszewski teaches photography in Poland, the U.S., Germany, and Italy. CHLOE BARCELOU To commission Chloe or to request prints of her work: As a photographer, Chloe Barcelou is a personal illustrator of the human heart. Through the lens, she is able to capture the beauty in every moment, creating timeless portraits that depict the very soul of her subjects. At only 22 years of age, Chloe has already developed a deeply unique and dynamic style. Incorporating the philosophy that ''Art is not a thing; it is a way'' Chloe delves into the creativity of her projects at hand with passion and focus. Using unconventional materials, meticulously crafted props and originality in her approach to photography, she is able to create the staged imagery in which her portraits come to life with vivid colors and deeply emotive concepts.  Chloe is a soulful individual seeking to capture the beauty the world offers and release it back, profoundly affecting the roots of the human spirit.She has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and has recently begun her professional practice Back to current issue