║ Kanako Sasaki ║

© Kanako Sasaki, Outcast, from the series Wanderlust, 2003-04 © Kanako Sasaki, leva, Riga, Latvia from the series The World of Groping, 2006 “Kanako Sasaki’s photographs are largely self-portraits. Not only does she pose in her pictures, but the works are also inspired directly from her own childhood memories and imagination. Sasaki’s photos capture the…

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║ David Blackmore ║

© David Blackmore, Reception Area, The metropolitan Children’s Court, Dublin, Eire     © David Blackmore, Holding Cells, Rathfarnham Garda Station, Dublin, Eire “I was working on ‘Detox’ from 2003-2005. I was initially attracted to the vividness of the blue lighting without really knowing why the light was used. Through research I found that the…

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║ Stuart Whipps ║

© Stuart Whipps, Untitled, from the series Rea   © Stuart Whipps, Untitled, from the series Rea Though culverted and coerced, the Rea flows 14 miles through the historical foundation of Birmingham, as a constant motif against the shifting relationships and identities of the city and its people. The images explore the relationships and dialogues…

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║ Richard Renaldi ║

© Richard Renaldi, Tony, 2005, from the series Long Term Survivors © Richard Renaldi, Mark, 2005, from the series Long Term Survivors “I was diagnosed as HIV positive in October 1996. My immediate reaction was to be afraid and scared. I thought that perhaps I would not live through the turn of a new century.However…

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║ Shen Wei ║

  © Shen Wei, Mireille, 2008, from the series Almost Naked © Shen Wei, Steve, 2006, from the series Almost Naked “Growing up in Mainland China, I was brought up strictly and conservatively, any untraditional and unconventional ideas of life-style can sometimes lead to misconceptions. I was numbed about the ideas of intimacy, sexuality, and…

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║ Will Steacy ║

© Will Steacy, Edward, South Boston, 2007, from the series The Lament of Orpheus © Will Steacy, Locker Room, San Antonio 2008, from the series The Lament of Orpheus”   “The boxing gym is one of the most spiritual places I have ever encountered. It’s a place where heaven and hell converge, where man dances…

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║ Lucinda Devlin ║

© Lucinda Devlin, Electric Chair, Indiana State Prison, Michigan, Indiana, 1991 from the series The Omega Suites © Lucinda Devlin, Witness Room, Petosi Correctional Center, Petosi, Missouri, 1991 from the series The Omega Suites © Lucinda Devlin, Lethal Injection Chamber, Territorial Correctional Facility, Canon City, Colorado, 1991 from the series The Omega Suites   “I…

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║ Aino Kannisto ║

© Aino Kannisto, Untitled (Trashbin), 1999   © Aino Kannisto, Untitled (White Apron), 1999   “I make constructed pictures. I build fictional scenes which I record with the camera. I myself play the individuals in my pictures. However, my pictures are not self-portraits in the traditional sense. The person in the picture is a fictional…

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║ Erik Niedling ║

© Erik Niedling, Untitled #09, from the series Status, 2005   © Erik Niedling, Untitled #05, from the series Status, 2005 “Time of change. Germany, right in the middle. Everything seems new. And what a historic district! Only in one place things remain unaffected – as is generally known, a central location does not impair…

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║ Alec Soth ║

© Alec Soth, Fishermen, Wickliffe, Kentucky, 2002 from the series Sleeping by The Mississippi   © Alec Soth, Green Island, Iowa, 2002 from the series Sleeping by The Mississippi “Alec Soth’s series of color prints explores one of the underlying geographic and identity assumptions that has shaped the American experience. He does so in a…

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║ Keren Assaf ║

© Karen Assaf, Untitled (42), 2007   © Karen Assaf, Untitled (40), 2007   “Keren Assaf is showing color prints of different sizes. She is trying to define in her works the “Israeli”, an utopian model deeply connected to the place, memories and identity. Assaf’s work relates to the family album, a central narrative in…

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║ Edouard Levé ║

© Edouard Levé, La Blessure, from the series Transferts, 2004   © Edouard Levé, La Dette, from the series Transferts, 2004   “Pas de « remake », toutefois, au sens où le pratique Jeff Wall. Ni même d’interrogation critique des fondements de notre culture sur un mode postmoderniste, à la manière d’une Karen Knorr :…

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║ Jessica Dimmock ║

© Jessica Dimmock, from the series The Ninth Floor   © Jessica Dimmock, from the series The Ninth Floor   © Jessica Dimmock, from the series The Ninth Floor   © Jessica Dimmock, from the series The Ninth Floor   “Teetering between photojournalism and personal document (or Eugene Richards and Larry Clark), Dimmock’s color photographs…

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║ Caitlin Atkinson ║

© Caitlin Atkinson, Chapter 22, August, 2004 © Caitlin Atkinson, Chapter 14, August, 2005 “A few nights ago, I locked myself out of my apartment for the third time this year. While I sat trying to decide what to do, I was overwhelmed with the thought that my life seems composed of one mistake after…

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║ Tracey Baran ║

© Tracey Baran, Run, 2006   © Tracey Baran, Suck and Blow, 2002   “For the last ten years Tracey Baran has focused her camera on herself and her close circle of family and friends who live in Bath, a small town in upstate New York. The result is a visual journal of intimate portraits…

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║ Oskar Schmidt ║

© Oskar Schmidt, Self with Mirror, 2006 © Oskar Schmidt, Girl with Book, 2005   “A young girl in a short summer dress is kneeling on the bare floor, consumed in a book. Every fibre of the body appears tensed. The pose is somewhat artificial in distinct contrast to the otherwise relaxed pastime of reading.…

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║ Mitra Tabrizian ║

© Mitra Tabrizian, Untitled #1, from the series Lost Time, 2002   © Mitra Tabrizian, Untitled #8, from the series Lost Time, 2002 “It’s hard to say which is the most mysterious: Mitra Tabrizian’s photographs, or Tabrizian herself. In her extraordinary, light-filled London flat – from a window you can see the glass towers of…

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║ Mike Reinders ║

© Mike Reinders, Snow, from the series Never Never Land, 2006/07 © Mike Reinders, Bunker, from the series Never Never Land, 2006/07 “These photographs depict fictional landscapes inhabited by human clones after a catastrophic and extinctive event. Digital manipulation is used to ‘clone’ one man from the other by merging sequential images together on top…

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║ Chris Jordan ║

© Chris Jordan, Piano, New Orleans, 2005 from the series In Katrina’s Wake © Chris Jordan, Refrigerator on Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, 2005from the series In Katrina’s Wake “This series, photographed in New Orleans in November and December of 2005, portrays the cost of Hurricane Katrina on a personal scale. Although the subjects are quite…

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