║ Clark & Pougnaud ║

© Clark & Pougnaud, Virginie, from the series Tribute to Edward Hopper, 2000 “We were fascinated by the composition, the lighting and the settings of Edward Hopper’s paintings. We were not aiming to reproduce his paintings by rather to let ourselves be inspired by them. We approached this reverently to avoid disturbing the apparent order.…

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║ Jana C. Perez ║

© Jana C. Perez, Getting Ready, from the series Her Stories   © Jana C. Perez, Crossroads, from the series Her Stories “This series of photographs and video containes one central female character, the anti-heroine, who appeares in every “scene”. The viewer watches as she journeys through self-destruction, sexuality, identity, and relationships along with the…

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║ Joy Christiansen ║

© Joy Christiansen, Sunday School, from the series Remembered, 2006 © Joy Christiansen, The Unexpected Departure, from the series Remembered, 2008 “The inspiration for this series came from the interviews I conducted during another project, titled Family Gathering. While collecting information for Family Gathering, I interviewed adults who recalled their experiences with eating disorders. In…

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║ E-J Major ║

© E-J Major, Postcard, from the series Love is…   © E-J Major, Postcard, from the series Love is…   © E-J Major, Postcard, from the series Love is… “Love is… Three years ago, London-based artist E-J Major began asking strangers to divulge their thoughts on this most profound, yet indefinable subject. The answers, sent…

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║ Jocelyn Lee ║

© Jocelyn Lee, Untitled (Kara standing), 2005, from the series Portraits   © Jocelyn Lee, Untitled (Michelle and Lisa), 2006, from the series Portraits “I photograph portraits because I am curious about people, and our tenacious attempts to find meaning and direction in the world. I am particularly interested in how we reveal our vulnerability,…

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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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║ 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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║ 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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║ 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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║ 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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║ 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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║ 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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