Jamie Campbell, Toronto, Canada
Jamie Campbell was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In 2006 he received a BFA from Ryerson University in Toronto, and is a recent MFA graduate from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. Campbell currently lives and works in Toronto. Campbell’s work creates fictional narratives that display introverted moments of vulnerability and the exhaustion wrought by defeat. His photography has been exhibited in both Canada and the United States, and published internationally.
Polly Chandler, Austin, Texas, USA
Polly Chandler grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated with Masters in Communication & Media Arts, specializing in Fine Art Photography from Southern Illinois University in 2004. She has exhibited her work nationally and her photographs have been published in magazines such as Photo District News, Silvershotz and B&W Magazine. Polly now lives in Austin, Texas, teaches photography at The Art Institute of Austin and continues to make photographs as well as strives to challenge herself in her personal work. Her latest project is a series of narratives based on her personal interpretations of the music and lyrics by the singer-song writer, Tom Waits titled “You Build It Up, You Wreck It Down”.
Sebastian Edge, London, UK
Born in Kent, Sebastian Edge holds a MA in Film and Photography from the University of the Creative Arts where he currently teaches. In 2006, Sebastian built a camera from the wood that surrounded his home in Kent and created a mobile darkroom – the Darkvan to process his wet-plate collodion images on site. In 2012, he founded the North London Darkroom in an attempt to re-kindle a passion in the collectable photographic print and form a collective of like-minded practitionners. His work has been featured in the Royal Photographic Society magazine and the British Journal of Photography and he’s photographed many high-profile artists, including Radiohead who contracted him to create the image that would accompany the release of their latest album “The King of Limbs”.
Alessandro Imbriaco, Rome, Italy
Documentary photographer Alessandro Imbriaco dedicates his time to making long-term personal projects while also carrying out editorial assignments for a wide range of clients. His work has been recognized through a number of major photography awards including Canon Award for Young Photographers , World Press Photo ( Contemporary Issues 2nd prize stories), Premio Pesaresi, Premio Ponchielli and the European Publisher Award.
Since 2008 he’s taking part to the Reflexions Masterclass and in 2011 he was selected for the World Press Photo Masterclass and for the Talent issue of Foam. He is currently distributed by Contrasto Photographic Agency and represented by Forma Galleria.
Gábor Arion Kudász, Budapest, Hungary
Gábor Arion Kudász was born in Budapest, in 1978. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. His work is balancing between documentary and staged photography in long-term projects exploring urban development, environmental issues and human behaviour. He received the József Pécsi scholarship in 2011, 2007 and 2004. Since 2007 he works on his doctorate thesis with support from a state scholarship at the DLA school of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. In 2003 he started teaching photography. In 2010 Arion took part in the European Eyes on Japan project. He received the “Márciusi Ifjak” award of the Hungarian Republic. Works of Arion were exhibited in group shows at venues like Musée de L’Elysée, BOZAR, Aperture Gallery, and festivals from Lodz to Pingyao.
Evelyn Sum, Vancouver, Canada
Evelyn Sum is art director at Farmboy Fine Arts® whose expertise is in the development of art collections for the hospitality industry. With a portfolio of international projects, Evelyn has gained a global arts perspective and has developed relationships with art communities that span from North America to the middle east. Specializing in trends research and experiential art programs, she has won awards for her creation of brand experiences. Evelyn went to Ryerson University for interior design and completed her bachelors in industrial design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Dimitris Triantafyllou, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitris Triantafyllou (1967) studied Physics and Mathematics (B.A. Macalester College, St.Paul Minnesota) and has a Core Degree in Asian philosophy (Macalester College) and an MA in Biophysics (University of Minnesota). He also has studied photography at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN. He works as a freelancer in Photography and has taught photography courses at STEREOSIS Photo school, Thessaloniki, Art and Design Department of IEK AKMI, Thessaloniki and at IRIS visual center, Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki. His work has been exhibited at the Photography Museum of Thesssaloniki, the International Foto-Festival Mirafoto in Lima, Peru and the International Photo Festival at Plovid, Bulgaria.
Awoiska Van Der Molen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Awoiska van der Molen (1972) studied architecture at the ABK Minerva school in Groningen, holds a MFA in photography from the St. Joost Academy of Art in Breda and studied at the Photography Department City University in NY. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Hyeres international photography contest (France), was awarded at the Alt.+1000 festival in Switzerland and recently won the Dutch Harry Pennings Gallery prize. She has exhibited at Foam Amsterdam, Fotomuseum The Hague, Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, Fotomuseum Winterthur. Her B&W nocturnal landscapes breathtakingly unite high pictorial and technical quality. In this era of digital photography, Van der Molen stands out as someone who remains rooted in the charms and richness of analogue photography and printing.
Kalteen Verjans, Antwerp, Belgium
Katleen Verjans (1975) was born and lives in Belgium. She holds a Master in Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Sint Lucas Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, a Master in Film Studies and Image Culture from the University of Antwerp and a Bachelor in Photography from the Art Academy of Antwerp. Katleen has freelanced as a graphic designer and filmmaker for theater & dance companies before working for the Library of Congress at the Motion Picture Conservation Center. She has taught both filmmaking and film photography at the University College of Mechelen in Belgium and at the University of Dayton, USA. She’s currently a lecturer in Photography at the University College PHP in Hasselt, Belgium.