Dina Litovsky’s work examines social performances and group interactions in both public and private spaces. Dina was born in Ukraine and moved to New York in 1991. After receiving her bachelor degree in Psychology from NYU, Dina turned to photography and earned her MFA graduate degree in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 2010.
Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers whose work hangs in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. For over six decades, he has photographed the frontline of fame, from the greats of screen and stage to presidents, prime ministers and rock stars.
No other living photographer has embraced the span of fame, capturing the icons of our age from Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Amy Winehouse, from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Nicole Kidman, as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan.
He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands in 1963, pioneered backstage reportage photography with David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry and his images have adorned historic rock albums, movie posters and international magazine covers.
With a background in Art History, Philippe Vogelenzang applied for the photography department of The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. After one year he decided to develop himself further as an autodidact. From that point, Philippe developed a simplistic and honest style, resulting in images that often render a classic quality. Driven by imagination, curiosity, and intuition, Philippe aims to capture a crude presence or intensity in the people and objects he photographs. His images are vibrant, suggestive and playful, all photographed in an aesthetic way and with a strong feel for fashion.
His work has been featured in V Magazine, VMan, Vogue Hommes International, L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Netherlands, El Pais, L’Officiel Hommes NL and a selection of his work is represented by ‘Foam Editions’.
Varun Thota is a front end web designer/developer and talented semi-professional photographer, who based between Macau and Hong Kong and shoot with iPhone 5s. Varun was graduated from Portland State University.
The Oldest Living Things in the World by Rachel Sussman
Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn. For nearly a decade, she’s been developing the critically acclaimed project “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” for which she researches, works with biologists, and travels all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2000 years old and older. Stewart Brand calls her work “the missing science of biological longevity.” She’s received numerous awards, and spoken at TED, The Long Now Foundation, and UCLA, amongst others, and appeared on the air on CNN, BBC, and various public radio programs. Her exhibition record spans more than a decade in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, and her photographs and writing have been featured on global media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and NPR’s Picture Show. Jerry Saltz says of her work: “These stately pictures quiet the soul…Sussman brings you to the place where science, beauty, and eternity meet.” Her first book is due out in Spring 2014 from the University of Chicago Press.
Black and White Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the street photography or life reportage style that was coined The Decisive Moment that has influenced generations of photographers who followed.
Cartier-Bresson was born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, France, the oldest of five children. His father was a wealthy textile manufacturer, whose Cartier-Bresson thread was a staple of French sewing kits. His mother’s family were cotton merchants and landowners from Normandy, where he spent part of his childhood. The Cartier-Bresson family lived in a bourgeois neighborhood in Paris, near Place de l’Europe. His parents were able to provide him with financial support to develop his interests in photography in a more independent manner than many of his contemporaries. Cartier-Bresson also sketched in his spare time.
As a young boy, Cartier-Bresson owned a Box Brownie, using it for taking holiday snapshots; he later experimented with a 3×4 inch view camera. He was raised in a traditional French bourgeois fashion, required to address his parents using the formal vous rather than the familiar tu. His father assumed that his son would take up the family business, but the youth was strong-willed and upset by this prospect.
He attended École Fénelon, a Catholic school that prepared students to attend Lycée Condorcet. The proctor caught him reading a book by Rimbaud or Mallarmé, and reprimanded him: “Let’s have no disorder in your studies!” Cartier-Bresson said, “He used the informal ‘tu’-which usually meant you were about to get a good thrashing. But he went on: ‘You’re going to read in my office.’ Well, that wasn’t an offer he had to repeat.”
Max Ellis has spent the past 20 years as a professional illustrator and photographer, working with the top agencies and publishing houses throughout the world and heading up many internationally famous campaigns. His clients are as varied as Lloyds Bank, Penguin Books, Beefeater Gin, Sony PlayStation, Camel, Bill Bailey, Paul McKenna, The BBC, The Guardian, The Times, Time Magazine, Time Out, Maxim, GQ, Mayfair, Hugo Boss, Pro Plus, EuroStar and more.
Max studied photography at college and has been working as a professional photographer for 15 years, moving between photo-illustration and pure photography, developing concepts and techniques to forge a unique style expressed as kinetography.
Working closely with his wife, international House Music Diva Katherine Ellis, he has developed brand strategy, international advertising, billboards, record covers, publicity, and video materials.
Max is currently working towards an exhibition of his work in London
Brandon Stanton is an American photographer and blogger, most known for his photo blog, Humans of New York (HONY), started in 2010. The blog features street portraits of people in New York City, along with snippets of conversations. In October 2013, his first book, Humans of New York was released, it soon became a bestseller. By January 2014, his blog had 2.55 million followers on Facebook and around 400,000 on Tumblr.
In May 2013, HONY won the 2013 Webby Award’s People’s Voice award in the “Best Use of Photography” category.
Dutch photographer Iwan Baan is known primarily for images that narrate the life and interactions that occur within architecture. Born in 1975, Iwan grew up outside Amsterdam, studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and worked in publishing and documentary photography in New York and Europe.
Iwan fell unexpectedly into the subject of architecture in 2005 when he proposed to Rem Koolhaas that he document a project by the architect’s firm OMA. The proposal led to his first major project, the documentation of the construction of OMA’s China Central Television (CCTV) building and Herzog & de Meuron’s completed National Olympic Stadium, both in Beijing. Iwan collaborates with the world’s foremost architects, photographing institutional, public and private projects by Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Morphosis, Frank Gehry, Toyo Ito, Steven Holl, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Zaha Hadid, and young architects like Sou Fujimoto, Selgas Cano among others. His work is characterized by the portrayal of people in the architecture, the context, society and environment around architecture. He also completes documentary projects on social initiatives such as schools, libraries and community centers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Iwan’s images appear frequently in The New York Times, Domus, Abitare and The New Yorker, among others. Current and upcoming exhibitions include Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at the Museum of Modern Art and Richard Neutra in Europe, which opened this May at the Marta Herford Museum in Germany and will travel to several other locations. Iwan’s work has also been included in exhibitions at the Architectural Association in London and the AIA New York Chapter.
He frequently collaborates on books covering diverse subjects including SANAA Studios, the Porsche Museum, Steven Holl’s Knut Hamsun Museum, and the new book, Brasilia – Chandigarh: Living With Modernity with Lars Mueller Publishers. Upcoming books include a book with Lars Mueller Publishers and the Benesse Foundation on the Setouchi islands in Japan, and the book “No More Play” with Michael Maltzan and USC, School of Architecture in Los Angeles on the city, published by Hatje Cantz.
Niels Stomps is a professional photographer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands who shoot advertising, architecture and journalism photography. His photographic work exists of photographic series. The central theme of these projects is the way people behave and respond to major changes in their environment and surroundings.