Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastião Salgado was born on 8 February 1944 in Aimorés in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, and currently lives in Paris with his wife and greatest accomplice, Leila Wanick Salgado. Having trained as an economist, he went on to a career as a photographer. He began working as a photographer in Paris from 1973 onwards, through the Sygma, Gamma and Magnum Photos agencies. In 1994, he and his wife Leila set up their own press agency, Amazonas Images, created exclusively for his photographic work.

He has travelled more than a hundred countries for his photographic projects which, in addition to their numerous appearances in the press, have been published in books such as Other Americas (1986), Sahel: The End of the Road (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013) and Kuwait (2016). Touring exhibitions of these works have been, and continue to be, organised across the globe.

Sebastião Salgado has been awarded numerous photographic prizes. He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States.[1]In 2016 Salgado became a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France, appointed to the seat previously occupied by Lucien Clergue. The same year he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour, France.

Of his many projects, Genesis, which he began in 2004, is undoubtedly one of the most extensive. For this reason, the book was only published in 2013, some eight years later. He creates photographic series of landscapes, flora, fauna and human communities which are still living according to their ancient cultures and traditions. This work is intended as an investigation into nature in its original, unspoiled state. The magnificent book which came out of this project is a work which brings together thirty journeys and over two hundred images. Genesis is Salgado’s paean to the beauty of the planet, a heartfelt “love letter to our planet”.[2]

Lélia and Sebastião have been working together since the 1990s on re-establishing the environment in a small part of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, in the state of Minas Gerais. They started to return a piece of land which they owned to its natural state and in 1998 they turned the land into a nature reserve and created the Instituto Terra, the aim of which is to encourage reforestation and education about the environment.

In 2014, Wim Wenders and the photographer’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado made a documentary about Sebastiano Salgado’s work, The Salt of the Earth, which was awarded the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival in 2014. It was also nominated for the Best Documentary, Feature Academy Award at the Oscars in 2015.

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Olga Zavershinskaya

Olga Zavershinskaya (b.1986) is a Russian fine art photographer and artist. Lives and works in Czech Republic.

2015 13th Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, USA
2015 “Staging and Revelation III” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 Triennial Exhibition of Visual Arts in Rome, Italy
2014 12th Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, USA
2014 “Staging and Revelation II” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 11th Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, USA
2013 Trierenberg Super Circuit 2013 Exhibition, Linz, Austria
2013 “Staging and Revelation” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Trierenberg Main Exhibition, Linz, Austria
2013 “Form of Life”, Warthausen, Germany
2012 Trierenberg Super Circuit 2012 Exhibition, Linz, Austria
2012 “Contemporary photography” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2012 Trierenberg Main Exhibition, Linz, Austria
2011 “Colours of the Blacklight”, Prague, Czech Republic

Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2013 FIAP Best Authors Award
Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2013 Gold Medal for the winning entry “Covered”
Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2013 Gold Medal for the winning entry “Diaphragm”
Black & White Spider Awards 2013 Merit of Excellence – Nude category for the winning entry “Geometria”
Black & White Spider Awards 2013 Honorable Mention – Fashion category for the winning entry “Vikencia”
IPA 2013 Country’s Pick 3rd place
IPA 2013 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Nudes category for the winning entry “Paper Work”
IPA 2013 Honorable Mention in Advertising – Beauty category for the winning entry “Sandra”
IPA 2013 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Portrait category for the winning entry “Nefertiti”
Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2012 1st Prize in Nude category.
IPA 2012 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Nudes category for the winning entry “Geometria”
IPA 2012 Honorable Mention in Advertising – Beauty category for the winning entry “Medusa”
IPA 2012 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Portrait category for the winning entry “Theatre of the Absurd”
IPA 2012 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Nudes category for the winning entry”Ice Cream”

Full list is available upon the request.

Masters Of Anatomy
Trierenberg Super Circuit 2013 Luxury Edition
“Self Artists” by Olga Zavershinskaya, Marten Martens
Trierenberg Super Circuit 2012 Luxury Edition
No Words, Yearbook 2012
Beyond, Yearbook 2011

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Douglas Reeves

This is Paul. An elderly gentleman living in London. I met him outside my local cafe, trying to sell his old portable transistor radio. He tells me he’s 70 years old, going blind and deaf, and living on a state pension. Previously a musician and a poet who’d been homeless in the 1980’s but is now living in a flat provided by one of the local housing associations.

Douglas Reeves, Photographer says in his Instagram page:

“Whoever, Wherever, Whenever, Whatever” London based photography, taken and edited on iPhone only

Yuri Yasuda

Originally from Japan, Yuri Yasuda is a portrait photographer with an impressive portfolio and curriculum.

His character is quite enigmatic, he often denies the spotlight. This eclectic and rather mysterious environment is an important factor in many of his works. While many professional portrait photographers try to create a specific idea, somehow specific to portraying the spirit of their object, Yasuda strives to become a part of his own work. In a way, the viewer is able to understand a part of the artist within these photographs. Colors and unmistakable angles of Yasuda are part of this energy that is present within the images.

Unlike his homeland, Yuri Yasuda’s work is affected by a very interesting and eye-catching contrast between old and new, traditional and modern, classic and high-tech. I think you can say that Yasuda is obviously very personally and emotionally present within his own work.

In addition, Yuri Yasuda is known for often adding a certain amount of surrealism to his photographs, in order to compensate for the art and other tools.

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Koen Demuynck

Koen Demuynck is a famous photographer of twenty first century from Belgium. He is specialized in advertising photography. Koen Demuynck was born in Belgium. There is no information about his birth date, childhood, his birth city, father, and mother, his sibling, so do about his education in media as well as on Internet. There is wide collection of his photographs in his own website and other blogs.

Koen Demuynck is known from his artistic way of editing his post snaps. His personal life is also unknown to the twenty first century media and Internet. It has not been revealed yet whether he is having affair or already have girlfriend. There is also no information about his marriage children and divorce or his extra marital affairs. His exceptional skills are very effective for promoting brands and lots of major brands must be in his contact. He is a famous artist and must have good sum of net worth but the actual digits are unknown.

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Sarah Cheng-De Winne

Sarah Cheng-De Winne is a freelance photographer-artist specializes in portraiture, fashion and conceptual photography and keen to discover new ways of representing identities through photography.

Trained formally in Art & Design, the 20-year-old first picked up fashion photography as a reflexive means of making social commentary about media portrayal of women, through the project Eight: For the Urbanized Woman. Sarah’s insightful combination of thoght and aesthetics in her portraits have resulted in a constant refinement of her artistry. In particular, Sarah’s self-portrait projects reveal her continued desire to use her unique perspective to explore women’s issues and her identity as an artist.

A selection os Sarah’s works is currently represented by 2902 Gallery, Singapore.

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Senol Zorlu

Senol Zorlu commonly known by his first name Senol is one of the renowned figures in the world of photography. He is popular for taking the close up shots of the young children. Senol Zorlu was born to the middle-class family in Turkey. The photo that he had taken has attracted the heart of thousands of people. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he is white Turkish.

Senol Zorlu started his photography career in Madagascar in 1996. In that respect, he captured four pictures of African Children, which was liked by many people. However, later he was underground avoiding media or outlet of any kind. Since then, nobody has seen him and neither he has shown up.

Senol looks like a man of mid-fifties. He seems a married man but the information regarding his personal life has not been disclosed yet. He might have some love affairs and dating histories in past but Senol has kept it quite and tide.

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Marcel Sternberger

Though the modern American public is only now coming to know Sternberger’s name, almost everyone has carried one of his images. A portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt taken by Marcel was the basis for the American dime. This marks Sternberger as one of the great photographers of the last century, but it also makes him as prolific as any artist in history. How the art of a refugee from World War II came to live in America’s pockets is an amazing story.
Marcel Sternberger began his life in 1899 as a citizen of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and served in World War I as an intelligence officer. During the years that followed, his country saw the rise of communism and then fascism, and neither were good for Marcel and his family. In the late 1920’s, after protesting the anti-Semitic regime with other veterans, he fled Austria-Hungary.

Eventually he arrived in France. There he began his career as a journalist. He would go on to write for Le Soir and Le Soir Illustré among other publications. When he later became a photographer, he brought to his work his journalistic instincts, turning every portrait session into an interview documented with his hand held Leica.

He soon moved from Paris to Germany. In 1932, he met his future wife Ilse, at the time a film student. It was actually Ilse’s love of film that would translate into a career as a photographer for Marcel. Indeed she gave him his first camera, a Leica, as a wedding gift. After they were engaged, the Sternbergers travelled back to Paris.

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Ciril Jazbec

I was born in Slovenia in 1987. As a kid I dreamed of becoming a photographer for National Geographic. Then I forgot all about it.

I studied Management at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana before moving to London to study photography. I obtained my MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication in 2011.​ Since then, I’ve been working as an independent freelance photographer.

In 2013, I received the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for a photo story called Waiting to Move. In the same year, I also received an award at the Les Rencontres d’Arles, for my photo story On Thin Ice, which also won MAGNUM 30 under 30 in 2015.

I’ve been working as a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine since 2014. So much for childhood dreams ever being naive.

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Lee Towndrow

Senior Visual Effects Artist at The Mill.

I started out as a designer making album covers. I was moved by Cunningham’s All is Full of Love to learn Flame and quickly became a lead artist with a roster of clients. After a number of years running sessions in the suite, I set out to broaden my mastery of the image in the physical world. I worked in Buenos Aires on fine art installations, and became an award-winning photographer (TIME Magazine, Fast Company) and a cinematographer (HBO’s Going Clear, Ivory Tower). I refined my eye for lighting, composition and story. Excited by the rapid developments in CG, I expanded my skills in Nuke and Virtual Reality.

Since moving to New York City in 2010, I have worked with such fine studios as The Mill, Artjail, MPC, and Method Studios, both as a Visual Effects Supervisor and Senior Compositor. I love to solve difficult technical problems and make beautiful pictures with smart clients.

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