Since 1980 Rommert Boonstra devotes his life to photography and poetry. Before that time he was a theatre director. He published hundreds of articles about art and traveling in numerous Dutch magazines and taught photography at several art academies.
For over twenty-five years Phil Borges, world-famous reporter and one of the greatest contemporary photographers, documents with passion habits and lives of tribal people around the world, using the vehicle of the "environmental portrait" to focus on the issues of indigenous people and to diffuse their knowledge.
Since the inception of her career as an artist, Nancy Burson has been interested in the interaction between art and science and she’s among the first artists to apply digital technology to the genre of photographic portraiture.
Nicola Civiero’s art is conceived within freedom of mind and spirit, and plunges in profound reflexions on christian - catholic religion, a theme thoroughly studied by the artist both historically and theologically. He says: “Within religious thought are certainty and uncertainty.
Cristopher Clark was born in 1963 and Virginie Pougnaud in 1962. They grew up in Paris, where they met, fell in love and later married.
Together they create works with the atmosphere of fairy tales: she, who learned painting from her grandmother, makes maquettes as big as doll houses and then paints them.
Paolo Conti exploits the “discarded pieces” from industrial processes, giving them a new existence, together with a meaning for. In Conti’s works the latter is represented by the identity overthrow, in a research which reverses the normal objects purposes, transforming what would otherwise be considered a scrap in a part of the alphabet of his artistic narration.
Mario Cravo Neto is one of the most important Brazilian photographers, passed away in 2009, and whose works are represented exclusively for Europe. The gallery cooperates with the institute Mario Cravo Neto in Brazil.
Nicola Evangelisti, born in Bologna in 1972 where he lives and works, is
graduated at the Accademia of Fine Arts in Bologna.
Since 1995, he has developed an artistic research, both theoretical and practical, widely experimental, using installations, light-boxes, photography and video, always caring for the theme of light.
Born in Provence in 1950, Bernard Faucon began his education in philosophy and theology. After completing his studies, he became one of the first artists to explore the universe of photography "staged" - the photograph "mise en scène".
Ralph Gibson (1939) is an American photographer mostly known for his photographic books. Gibson currently lives and works in New York. He studied photography during the US Navy years and then at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Performer, photographer and painter, the Dutch artist Teun Hocks uses different artistic languages in an absolutely original way, creating images that are both drawings, photographs and paintings, but also theatrical sets and fragments of story.
Host P. Horst (1906-99) created images that transcend fashion and time. He was a master of light, composition and atmospheric illusion, who conjured a world of sensual sophistication. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, his photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden under the one-world photographic byline Horst.
Douglas Kirkland is the legendary photographer who captured Hollywood’s elite. Kirkland has been the cutting edge of fashion, photojournalism and portraiture, working for the world’s most reputable magazines for more than 50 years.
Leslie Krims occupies a unique and essential role in the history of American photography. From over forty years he has been questioning stereotypes, social movements, religious and sexual taboos of the American consumer society. Through the perspective of his camera, Krims reveals the weaknesses and the flaws of his nation in an ironic and irreverent way.
Since the end of 1989, the Czech artist Michal Macku creates his works through a technique of his own invention called Gellage and officially explained in the Taschen volume "20th Century Photography".
Matteo Montani develops and exalts painting, he loads it with his energetic excesses, intimate, universals, big, microscopic. He renders it unique by conforming it to his own style code of a careful painter with cautious stroke rather expressionist in the soul when searching for depth on the pellicle surface, when he re-invents an impossible
In his day, the Hungarian Martin Munkacsi (1896-1963) was one of the most famous photographers in the world. His dynamic photographs of sports, entertainers, politics, and street life in Germany and Hungary from the late 1920s and 1930s, were taken in a new, freewheeling style that captured the speed and movement of the modern era.
The photographs of the American artist Lori Nix, who works with miniatures and dioramas, can be attributed to the Staged Photography. Basically they are "fake landscapes", hand-made sceneries built with different materials such as foam, paper, varnishes, glue, than enlightened through chromatic effects and later photographed using a large format camera.
Born in the city of Pekalongan, in the island of Java, in Indonesia, Mei Xian Qiu, a young American photographer of Chinese origin, has lived an active life and marked by strong experiences from birth, because of racism in the island against Chinese people.
Photography and cinema are the two main focus of the production of Eric Rondepierre, one of the most appreciated French contemporary artists. Rendepierre's work involves poetry, painting, cinema and photography giving back an enigmatic vision of reality that, even if characterized by a great experimental attitude, is able to recall the fascination from ancient times.
Looking at the works that Sandy Skoglund, undisputed pioneer of the Staged Photography, produced since the '70s, it becomes possible to access a wonderful and disturbing world, where enchantment and anxiety, everyday life and fairy tales live harmoniously together. Trying to define her works can be really hard: are they sculptures, or installations, or photographs of installations and sculptures?
Arthur Tress was born in Brooklyn in 1940 and sine he was young he started experimenting with the camera. He's well known for a so called "magic realism" photography in which both everyday-life elements and the ones taken from the imaginary are melted together as a trademark of his production.
To make photography able to create images evoking thoughts and dreams. To reveal what the eye cannot see, because what counts is not to represent the existent, but to tell the impossible. To climb the barriers between observation and imagination...
Grace Weston is an award-winning photographer who works in her Portland, Oregon studio creating narrative imagery with staged vignettes that combine humor, wit and psychological tension.