Joseph Rodriguez is an internationally recognized documentary photographer who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Joseph's work has appeared in such publications as American Photo, Black&White, ESPN, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Jane, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Los Angeles Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Esquire, Stern and Der Spiegel. He also teaches at New York University, the International Center of Photography, New York and has also taught at universities in Scandinavia, Europe and Mexico.
Matt Eich is an independent photographer living in Norfolk, Virginia. He was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1986 and home schooled for eight years before studying photojournalism at Ohio University. As a kid he mowed enough lawns to buy my first camera, and after that he worked at a camera store and learned his trade. He has made photographs for clients around the country, as well as Peru, Rwanda, Botswana, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Timothy Archibald started photographing his autistic son Elijah when he was 5 years old. His aim was to document the often bizarre and incomprehensible world of his son but the project developed into much more. Elijah has a need for repetition, loves mechanical objects and is socially withdrawn and Timothy set out to document these often annoying habits and rituals. However, over time Elijah became more involved in the process and helped setup and organise locations and poses.
“According to Timothy, his project Echolilia helped him understand the situation, his role as father, but most importantly, to accept his own son’s differences. Those habits that first drove him nuts completely changed through his photos. In Echolilia, father and son create their own visual language, thanks to which they can communicate with each other even when there are no words they both can understand. In fact, Elijah receives positive attention for his rituals, can share something with his dad, and has even started to take his own photos."
Marcus Smith is an only child, remembers things from when he was 3, is a Hallmark Institute of Photography graduate, worked as advertising photographer, Gary Land's full time assistant and retoucher for 2 years, has a degree in Business Economics from the Univ. of Illinois, was born and raised in Chicago, loves Michael Jordan AND the Bulls, owns 48 pairs of gym shoes and keeps them all in their original boxes, has 2 middle names, knows the subtle difference between being smart and being intelligent, might talk you to death if given the right conversation to use as a weapon, has a midwest/southern accent, loves music and used to play the piano, thinks awkward situations are hilarious, and lastly, believes anything is possible because his momma told him so.
Scott Pommier was a recipient of the PDN Photo Annual 2011 advertising award and in 2009 won a place in both the Communication Arts Photo Annual and Luerzer’s Archive. Clients include Converse, Dickies, Nixon, Vans, Ferrari Magazine, Chrysler, Dodge, Harley-Davidson, Chevrolet, Under Armour, Puma, Kohl’s; and editorial work for ESPN the Magazine, Intersection, The Daily and Conde Nast.Scott Pommier was born in Elliott Lake, Canada in 1976. He lives in Los Angeles.