║ Hannah Starkey ║

© Hannah Starkey, Untitled, May 1997 © Hannah Starkey, Untitled, June 2007 “Using actors within carefully considered settings, Hannah Starkey’s photographs reconstruct scenes from everyday life with the concentrated stylisation of film. Starkey’s images picture women engaged in regular routines such as loitering in the street, sitting in cafes, or passively shopping. Starkey captures these…

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║ Annika von Hausswolff ║

© Annika von Hausswolff, Untitled, 2006 © Annika von Hausswolff, Back to Nature, 1993 “In her next work, Back to Nature (1993), Hausswolff moved on to working with arranged photos. This series shows more or less undressed female bodies that lie scattered in nature. The photos were produced while Hausswolff was at the University College…

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║ Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre ║

.© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Kraftwerk, Muldenstein, from the series Eastern Germany industrial vestiges   © Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Bleichert Transportanlagen, Leipzig from the series Eastern Germany industrial vestiges “During the industrial revolution, factories were built with a great aesthetic concern since there used to promote the image of companies. More than…

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║ Daniel Mirer ║

© Daniel Mirer, Shea Stadium, Players Walkway, from the series ArchitorSpace, 2003   © Daniel Mirer, Shea Stadium, Office Hallway, New York 2, from the series ArchitorSpace, 2003 “The “ArchitorSpace” photographs display a specific interest and fears I have about the banality of spaces such as those of enclosed areas. These places are typologies of…

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║ Susanna Majuri ║

© Susanna Majuri, Birthday, 2007   © Susanna Majuri, The Plant, 2004 I suggest: we can be multiple. Touch your enviroment and it will show itself as fantastic. People are unpredictable. They are male and female at the same time. Eyes whisper sparks. The water is the most remarkable. It carries bodies. Water is colour.…

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║ Jari Silomäki ║

© Jari Silomäki, from the Series My Unopened Letters   © Jari Silomäki, from the Series My Unopened Letters   “In “My Unopened Letters”, Silomäki creates a kind of fictive reality: the tales of a fictive self and network concerning the self’s relationships with other people in the past, present and future. Over the years,…

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║ Martine Fougeron ║

© Martine Fougeron, Tête-à-Tête III, c.2007   © Martine Fougeron, Tête-à-Tête IV, c.2007 “This work explores adolescence as a subliminal state, between childhood and adulthood, and between the feminine and the masculine. The portraits, naturally staged, explore the intrinsic interior quest of the adolescent’s journey. I noticed that most photographers portray adolescents as outsiders with…

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║ Michael Schnabel ║

© Michael Schnabel, Elephants/Rinoceri, Stuttgart, 2000   © Michael Schnabel, Monkeys, Stuttgart and Hannover, 2000 “German photographer Michael Schnabel’s large-format images of zoo interiors in Germany and Switzerland resonate with a minimalist beauty, which oddly emphasizes their mid-century modernist architecture.[…] Like Elephants/Rhinoceri, Stuttgart, some of the spaces Schnabel photographed resemble indoor spas rather than cages.…

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║ Jyrki Parantainen ║

© Jyrki Parantainen, 57 Optional Spots to Crack the Bone, 2004 © Jyrki Parantainen, Alphabet of Possibilities, 2004 “Serie “Dreams and Disappointments” explores man´s physical and psychological vulnerability. Representations of the human body are marked, at their perceived points of vulnerability, by push-pins and attached strings. The strings, pulled tight to a point outside the…

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║ David Hillard ║

© David Hillard, The Looker, 2005 © David Hillard, Kiss, 1994 “For years I have been actively documenting my life and the lives of those around me, recording events and attempting to create order in a sometimes chaotic world. While my photographs focus on the personal, the familiar and the simply ordinary, the work strikes…

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║ James Nizam ║

© James Nizam, Anteroom (pile of cabinets in room), 2007 © James Nizam, Dwellings #13, 2006 “James Nizam’s work reveals a fascination with the processes of change, decay, and reclamation within our built environment. His new series of colour photographs—shot inside abandoned houses slated for demolition—speaks eloquently about the booming real-estate market in Vancouver and…

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║ Richard Ross – Architecture of Authority ║

© Richard Ross, Guantanamo, Cuba © Richard Ross, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia © Richard Ross, Angola State Penitentiary, Angola Louisiana “For the past several years—and with seemingly limitless access—Richard Ross has been making unsettling and thought-provokingpictures of architectural spaces that exert power over the individualswithin them.From a Montessori preschool to churches, mosques, and diverse civic…

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║ Joakim Eskildsen ║

© Joakim Eskildsen, Seija’s Room, Masala, Finland   © Joakim Eskildsen, Holi Cow, Jaipur, India © Joakim Eskildsen, Mironu I, Romania “Between 2000 and 2006 I together with writer Cia Rinne undertook travels in seven different countries with a view to gaining an insight into the life of the Roma and the conditions they face.…

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║ Henrik Duncker ║

© Henrik Duncker, Untitled #3, from the series Intiankatu 20, c.1990 © Henrik Duncker, Untitled #4, from the series Intiankatu 20, c.1990   “This series of mine is an early example of interactive, staged and acted documentary by students of the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki. These are collaboration portraits of people in…

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║ Markus Henttonen ║

© Markus Henttonen, Garden, from the series Night Time Stories, 2008 © Markus Henttonen, Rooftop-party, from the series Night Time Stories, 2008 “My guiding principle as a photographer has been to explore and research people in public places and spaces. I photograph people in the urban city environment and the tension between those in night…

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║ Sanna Kannisto ║

© Sanna Kannisto, 2006 © Sanna Kannisto, 2001 © Sanna Kannisto, 1998   “My work explores the relationship between nature and culture. In my artistic work I aim to study the methods, theories and concepts through which we approach nature in art and in science. As an artist I am attracted by the idea that…

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║ Laurenz Berges ║

© Laurenz Berges, Berlin – Karlshorts III, 1995   © Laurenz Berges, Potsdam V, 1995   “Several images in the series record the intersection of architectural elements with the ground in harmonious if unspectacular compositions, pregnant with the implication of what might have occurred or still could occur there. In others, architectural elements enter into…

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║ Hiroyo Kaneko ║

© Hiroyo Kaneko, Untitled #7, from the series Sentimental Education, 2005   © Hiroyo Kaneko, Untitled #2, from the series Sentimental Education, 2005 “I have seen this artist’s work for years and to find this flower from a rich harvest is a surprise. Many say that all essences of an artist can be seen in…

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║ Amy Elkins ║

© Amy Elkins, Santa Monica Pier, First Visit, from the series Where I found you, 2007   “Where I Found You’ is a project that explores the notion of long distance relationships to one’s family and to what remains familiar. Having not lived in the same state as my family for over six years, this…

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║ Matthew Shain (Chicago Project – part III) ║

© Matthew Shain, Miscellaneous Debris, 2005 © Matthew Shain, Father/Son I, 2005 “Identity, relationships, distance, reflection, elegy, and humor are some of the themes in my work. I began thinking of these ideas while photographing my father for a project designed to portray our relationship, or rather, the implied distance on which it hinges. I…

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