Charles Atherton was born in Washington, DC in 1973. An artist and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, Charles studied history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and in 2007 received his MFA from the ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies. Charles is fascinated by the tension between what one can and cannot know through looking at a photograph. His work was included in New American Talent: the 23rd Exhibition, Austin, Texas (2008) and has been shown in group shows at the International Center of Photography, New York.
Christoph Bangert was born in Western Germany in 1978. He studied photography at the Fachhochschule, Dortmund and graduated from the photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography, New York in 2003. His first monograph Travel Notes was published by powerHouse in 2007. Bangert’s assignments for the New York Times have been recorded in IRAQ: The Space Between (powerHouse 2007) and IRAK: Schweigendes Land (Fackelträger Verlag 2008). His pictures have been published in Stern, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, GEO, Der Spiegel, Vice, Courrier International, Neon, Days Japan, Sports Illustrated, Zürcher Tagesanzeiger and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Bangert was selected as one of 50 emerging photographers for the exhibit reGeneration (Thames & Hudson 2005; Aperture 2006) at the Musee de L'Elysee, Switzerland. In 2008, he won an Honorable Mention at the World Press Photo Award for a picture from Afghanistan. He recently returned from a 14 month long overland journey with his Land Rover across Africa.
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Marla Leigh Caplan was born in Evanston, IL in 1977. She studied philosophy at Vassar College and received her MFA from the ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies in 2007. Her first solo show, A Long Slow Look, opened in November 2008 at The Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, Massachusetts. Her work has been included in group shows at the San Francisco Art Institute and the International Center of Photography and will be on view at Christie’s, Paris in June. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. The show (super)natural is her first curatorial endeavor.
John Clang b. 1973, Singapore. Lives and works in New York. Clang first exhibited his work as a member of the controversial (and now defunct) Singapore art group 5th Passage Artists at Singapore Art Museum; Proud Galleries, London; Bank Art Gallery, Los Angeles; DVF Studio, New York; and Galerie Colette, Paris. Recent solo exhibitions include Jendela Gallery, Singapore (2004) and The Substation, Singapore (2006). An installation of his personal work will be acquired for the permanent collection by Singapore Art Museum in 2009.
Theresa Ganz was born in New York City in 1980. She earned her BA from Vassar College in Film and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in Photography. She currently resides in New York City. She works in photo-based collage and installations. Recently, she has returned to her film training, working on time based installations. In November 2008, she had her second solo show at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Shadow on the Green.
Justin Hollar's work has never been featured in a solo show in New York City, or anywhere around the United States or abroad. His photographs are not in any private, public, or corporate collections. He has never received grants from anyone. His client list does not include Visionaire, W, i-D, or self service. If you would like to change any of this...feel free.
Rachel Hulin (b. 1978, Norwich, CT) is a photographer and writer living in New York. She received a BA in art history from Brown University and an MA in studio art from NYU. Her work has been shown at Jen Bekman Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and ICP. She has worked as a photo editor and writer for Nerve.com, Rolling Stone, Photoshelter, and The Daily Beast. She writes regularly about photography on her website A Photography Blog.
Christopher LaMarca studied Environmental Studies and Biology at the University of Oregon, a degree that led him to pursue photographic projects documenting environmental issues. His work on the protection of old growth forests against logging garnered him numerous awards, including PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers, PDN annual 2009 and NPPA's Best of Photography.
His Forest Defender project was featured in the 2006-2007 ICP triennial, Ecotopia; along with being published in both Aperture and Art Review. His first book Forest Defenders: The Confrontational Landscape, was recently published by PowerHouse Books.
Arthur Ou has a BFA from Parsons and a MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Selected solo exhibitions include: To Preserve, To Elevate, To Cancel, Hudson Franklin, New York (2007); On Every New Thing There Lies Already the Shadow of Annihilation, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (2005); Faces, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2000). Ou has shown his work in group exhibitions internationally, in cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Vancouver, Innsbruck, Dresden and Beijing. His work has been featured in publications including Blind Spot, Art On Paper, and Art in America. Represented by Hudson Franklin in New York, Ou is currently an Assistant Professor at Parsons and the New School for Design.
Sarah Palmer was born in 1977 in San Francisco, CA, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in 2008 and her BA in English/Italian from Vassar College in 1999. She received an Aaron Siskind Foundation Scholarship in 2007. Group exhibitions include: Surrounded by America, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, 2008; Group Show No. 22, Humble Arts Foundation, 2008; Unraveling Identities, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, 2008; and In the Midst, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, 2007, and will participate in the forthcoming Descubrimientos 2009 in Madrid in June as part of Photo España. She has been visiting critic/artist at School of Visual Arts (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media department) and Adelphi University. Publications include “The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography,” Humble Arts Foundation, Spring 2009; "Off the Wall: 'Surrounded by America,'" Visual Arts Journal, Fall 2008; and Metropolis Magazine 2008-2009 (various stories) where she is Photo Editor.
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Matthew Porter lives in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, PDN, Modern Painters, New York Magazine, and Tokion. His work was recently exhibited at the VOLTA Art Fair in Manhattan with M+B, and at the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
Victoria Sambunaris is currently working out west, exploring the volatile hotspot that sits beneath Yellowstone National Park and tracking the violent geologic history of the area across the Snake River Plain. She received an MFA in Photography at Yale University in 1999. The recipient of fellowships from the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Lannan Foundation and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, she has also taught photography at the Yale School of Architecture and Sarah Lawrence College. Commissions include projects for Wallpaper, House and Garden, Travel and Leisure, BIG Magazine and Architecture and published photo essays in "A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colony" and "Responding to Kahn: A Sculptural Conversation." Her work is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery.
Willy Somma is a photographer based in NYC. Born on the north shore of Massachusetts, she holds degrees from Bard College and the International Center of Photography. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, V Magazine, and TOKION. She has exhibited at Jen Bekman Gallery and apexart. An artist-in-residence at the UCROSS Foundation for the Arts in 2007, Somma has also taught workshops at ICP.
Kate Steciw hails from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has a BA from Smith College in Sociology and an MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and she exhibits regularly in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, her work was shown at the Gowanus Studio Space and featured in the Humble Arts Foundation’s Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
Jeff Whetstone was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been photographing and writing about the relationship between man and nature since he received a Zoology degree from Duke University in 1990. Whetstone served for five years as an artist-in residence at Appalshop, Inc., a media arts center located in coalfields of eastern Kentucky. After receiving his MFA in photography from Yale University in 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Sakier Prize for photography. Since then, his work has been exhibited internationally and received reviews in the New York Times, New Yorker Magazine, ARTnews, Village Voice, and the Los Angeles Times. Whetstone was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 for his body of work “New Wilderness.” He is represented by Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
Hannah Whitaker is an artist and photographer based in Brooklyn. She received her BA from Yale University in 2002 and her MFA from Bard College in 2006. Her work has recently been featured in a solo exhibition at the Wild Project in New York and published by Blind Spot magazine. Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at Kumukumu Gallery and a group exhibition she is curating at Mt Tremper Arts. Whitaker is the staff photographer at New York Magazine.
Troy Williams received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2002. Raised in Brookings, South Dakota, he was the recipient of a 2003-04 MCAD/Jerome Fellowship. His works have been exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Photography; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and Kinofest, Luenen, Germany. His photographs are in permanent collections at the Mudima Foundation, Milan, Italy and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. He is represented by Mudimadrie Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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