Sasha Bezzubov is a multiple recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award for his work in Vietnam and India, whose work regards the politics and environment of our changing world. The Gringo Project, Expats and Natives, and his upcoming project The Searchers, a collaboration with Jessica Sucher, look at the role of Western tourism in the developing world. In January 2007, Taylor De Cordoba will be showing his most recent project, Things Fall Apart, a series of landscape photographs taken after natural disasters. The show will feature work made in five locations – India after an earthquake, the midwest after tornadoes, California after wildfires, Florida after hurricanes and Indonesia and Thailand after the tsunami. Bezzubov uses a large format camera to create photographs where every broken, singed and twisted detail is visible. Arriving at each event after the fact allows him to witness the destruction with a degree of distance. Using the form of landscape photography, a tradition born with industrial expansion, these photographs evidence nature’s force as it reclaims land subdued and ruled by a myopic civilization.
Joost Vandebrug is a fashion photographer and filmmaker, but his latest project sees him roaming the streets and tunnels of Bucharest. In a world devoid of parental guidance, the stereotypical tropes are there; drug abuse, run-ins with the law, gang-mentality, yet they are eclipsed and often subverted by the familial bond between these so-called ‘Lost Boys’ - Bucharest’s youth left behind after the fallout of Communism. Led by a myserious tattooed character known as 'Bruce Lee', the group make up just four of an estimated thousand homeless children who end up forming tunnel communities together. Some of the photos below are from this project, which you can see more about here.
Lukasz Wierzbowski was born in 1983 and is a self taught photographer living in Warsaw. Wierzbowski’s photographic work covers a huge range as he shoots in both colour, black and white, portraits and everything in between. Nevertheless, what really makes him stand out is his way of taking peculiar, yet eccentrically normal photos of mesmerizing girls in ordinary locations that turn magical when he adjusts his lens. In other words, photography at it’s best.
Mustafah Abdulaziz was born in New York City in 1986. He worked as the first contract photographer for The Wall Street Journal. Has been published in The New York Times, Monocle, Newsweek, Le Monde, NPR,Mother Jones, National Geographic Poland, Outside Magazine, Financial Times, Fader Magazine, VICE Germany. In 2012, he was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch. He now lives in Berlin, Germany.
Nico Krijno is a South African photographer who lives in Cape Town. He is blind in one eye and self taught. He has recently held his first solo show at the Museum Gallery in Cape Town, where he exhibited about two hundred photographs taken between 2009 and 2011 and collected in the book “On How To Fill Those Gaps“.
Geordie Wood is a freelance photographer and photo editor based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013 he was named one of PDNs 30 New and Emerging Photographers to watch. He is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School and current photo editor of The FADER.
Hannah Putz is a Visual Artist born in Vienna/Austria in 1987. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria as well as at the BAUHAUSUniversity in Weimar, Germany. Her work has been published in TAR, New York Magazine, Zeit Magazin, British Journal of Photography and DUST Magazine amongst others. She lives and works between Vienna and London.
David Cherihew is a British commercial and fine art photographer specializing in portraiture and sports, who has often shot for Adidas, Nike, Umbro, Sony, Guinness, Sainsburys, BT Sport, Crest, Samsung, Sprite, Coca Cola, Speedo, Powerade, Sky, Redbull, The Royal Opera House, Honda, Swatch, Renault, IBM, Space NK, T Mobile and RBS.
Stefan Ruiz studied painting and sculpture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, before turning to photography. In addition, he has taught art at San Quentin State Prison and was the creative director for Colors magazine from 2003 to 2004. His work has appeared in magazines around the world, including the New York Times Magazine, Details,L’Uomo Vogue and Rolling Stone. His award winning advertising photography includes campaigns for Caterpillar, Camper, Diesel and Air France. His photographs have been exhibited at the Photographers’ Gallery, London; Photo España, Madrid; Les Rencontres d’Arles, France; New York Photo Festival; Havana Biennial; and the Contact Photography Festival, Toronto.
Wayne Lawrence is a St.Kitts born documentary fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work represents a visual diary of his life’s journey and focuses on his relationship to communities otherwise overlooked by mainstream media.
Hugh Holland, a classic of the Southern California skate scene and self-taught artist began experimenting with photography in the late 1960's but didn't discover his definitive subject until his move to Los Angeles from his native Oklahoma. His colour images are exceptional in their on-going contemporary feel. Shot with a special colour film and often taken during late afternoon, everything is bathed by the soft illumination of the low-lying sun. Special attention is paid to line and form, transforming the snap shot images to appear like carefully composed film stills. These seminal images document the classic era of the early skateboard scene in California in the early 1970's, with many of the images featuring the now legendary names of the sport, such as Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. Holland began documenting the burgeoning phenomenon in 1975 after becoming instantly captivated through a chance encounter with a group of skateboarding kids whilst driving up Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
Fervent enthusiasm for the energy of the counterculture quickly certified Holland's acceptance within the community. Every spare moment was spent capturing the everyday social interactions of groups, such as the notorious Z-boys from Santa Monica and Venice and the skaters of Kenter Canyon, Paul Revere and Brentwood.
Christopher Churchill works as a fine art and commissioned photographer based in New England. His photographs are held in various permanent collections that include The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Center for Creative Photography, The High Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, MFA Boston, MFA Houston, The Museum of Contemporary Photography and The Smithsonian. His first monograph American Faith, was published in 2012 by Nazraeli Press and the Joy of Giving Something. In 2010 he was named to the Critical Mass top 50. He had had the good fortune of working with a variety of clients that include Budweiser, Businessweek, Esquire, Fast Co., Inc., GQ, Liberty Mutual, Newsweek, NYTimes Magazine, Stern, Time, Travel & Leisure, Salvation Army and PBS. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and two daughters.
Perry Ogden was born in Shropshire, England, grew up in London and now lives in Dublin, Ireland. His photographs have appeared in countless magazines worldwide including Italian Vogue, Luomo Vogue, W, the Face and Arena, and he has shot advertising campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Chloe and Calvin Klein. These have supplemented more personal projects including the PONY KIDS photographs, which were published by Jonathan Cape/Aperture in 1999.