┐ Lara Jacinto └

© Lara Jacinto, Untitled © Lara Jacinto, Untitled As far as the public eye goes, this is our (Portuguese) new emerging photographer. Her images, on the realm of the documentary, have a lot of presence; they reveal intimacy and good awareness of the surroundings. Although not having a strong conductor, I’ll dare to say the…

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┐ Christina Z. Anderson └

© Christina Z. Anderson, Great Catch, from the series Family of Origin, 2009 © Christina Z. Anderson, Summer Sun, from the series Family of Origin, 2009 “Growing up the youngest in a family of 7 girls and 1 boy was a unique opportunity to be an observer of the social landscape, particularly of the female variety.…

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┐ Chih-Chien Wang └

© Chih-Chien Wang, Banana skin on chair, from the Jelly Project #2, 2009 © Chih-Chien Wang, Feet with dry leaves, from the series The centre of the forest is a lake like mirror, 2005 © Chih-Chien Wang, Crabs, from the series The centre of the forest is a lake like mirror, 2005 “In his photographs,…

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║ Sarah Mei Herman ║

© Sarah Mei Herman, Julian and Jonathan, from the series Jonathan and Julian, 2007 © Sarah Mei Herman, Julian and Jonathan, from the series Jonathan and Julian, 2009 “I am fascinated by relationships between people: The physical closeness or distance between them, and the importance of this physical proximity to others. I mainly focus on…

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║ Peter Fraser ║

© Peter Fraser, Untitled, from the series 12 Day Journay, 1984 © Peter Fraser, Untitled, from the series 12 Day Journay, 1984 “I see photographs everywhere, like everyone else, nowadays; they come from the world to me, without my asking; they are only ‘images,’ their mode of appearance is heterogeneous…I realized that some provoked tiny…

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║ Mari Hirata ║

© Mari Hirata, Heels Hoist #3, from the series Domestic Bliss, 2007 © Mari Hirata, The Pregnant Bride, from the series Domestic Bliss, 2007 “My Photographs talk about the unity of formality and informality. It is the combination of established procedure and order, with the notion of surrealism and visual puns. Progressing forward from the…

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║ Mika Rottenberg ║

© Mika Rottenberg, Performance Still (PJ & Cheryl), from the series Performance Stills, 2008 © Mika Rottenberg, Performance Still (Raqui on Pete), from the series Performance Stills, 2008  © Mika Rottenberg, Performance Still (Kat legs & Torso), from the series Performance Stills, 2008 “Bodies, at once repulsive and sensual, larger-than-life and ever-so-ordinary, are vital to factories: their products appropriated;…

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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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║ 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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║ 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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