NORD Photography


NORDphotography is proud to present our faculty, which is made up of a fine selection of world class artists and professionals in the field of photography. It is a selection of individuals who are not only celebrated and collected as artists, but who have also gained accolades for being some of the best instructors in the world.


Elisabeth N Aanes

Elisabeth is the founder and CEO of NORDphotography and SAGA Center for Photography. She teaches NORDphotography’s mentor program in Oslo and at SAGA. Elisabeth took her photo-education in USA, and worked for several years with the world renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson. 
Elisabeth's work has been exhibited in Norway and the United States and was among the selected photographers for CMCA’s exhibit 40 Photographers / 40 Years. She holds the cover for The View Project by Joyce Tenneson.


Amy Arbus, daughter of Diane Arbus, is a highly acclaimed photographer, the author of several photo-books, with over 21 solo exhibits worldwide. She has four books under her belt, including the award winning On the Street 1980-1990 and The Inconvenience of Being Born. The New Yorker called her most recent, The Fourth Wall, her masterpiece. Amy Arbus is represented by Anthropy Arts, The Amador Gallery in New York, and The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. Her photographs are a part of the collection of The New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Jill Enfield is one of America’s most experienced and respected handcoloring artists. She has taught handcoloring and non-silver techniques at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and the International Center of Photography in New York, as well as in workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Jill’s more recent emphasis has been on the wet plate collodion process, originally used by Matthew Brady during the Civil War. Jill’s personal work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, Camera Arts, PDN, Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, Shutterbug, Popular Photography, Digital Camera, and ZOOM.


Travis Hocutt is an emerging artist and current graduate student at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in America. He works with many diverse media including alternative process photography, video, and bookmaking. He has had several solo exhibitions of his work in the United States and recently exhibited his paper sculture Body of the Moon at SAGA Gallery.


Mark Olich, born in Omsk, Russia in 1974, is a Russian photographer whose works are entirely focused on the worlds of theatre and dance. Mark has been engaged with photography since 2002. He also studied easel graphics, and etch- ing, and his paintings and drawings are in many private collections both in Russia and Japan.
In 2000 he accepted a invitation from the Mariinsky Theater and has for nearly  fteen years worked on theatre scenery in one of the most famous theatres in the world. Mark is a graduated from the Theatre and Art College, he has studied at the Russian Ballet Academy (Vagano- va), and participated in many art and photo exhibitions.


Sylvia Plachy left her native Hungary with her parents after the 1956 Revolution, and immigrated to the United States in 1958. A photographer since 1964, her portraits and photo essays appear in numerous magazines and are exhibited worldwide. She was a staff photographer at the Village Voice for over 25 years, and is a regular contributor to the New Yorker. Her first book, Unguided Tour, won the 1990 ICP Infinity Award for best publication. Additional books to her credit include Red Light, Signs and Relics, and most recently a personal history of Eastern Europe, Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home.


Claire Rosen is a photographer and video artist blending a fine art sensibility with commercial work to create whimsical imagery inspired by fairy tales, fables, and other children’s stories. Claire’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts Photography Annual, The International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie, The Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure, The Art Project: W Magazine as well as most recently being included in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2012 for Art & Design. She has been featured in Communication Arts Insights and Fresh Profile, Creative Quarterly Journal, Direct Art, FotoTv, The Montclair Times, and Photocine News.


Bob Sacha is a twice Emmy nominated, former National Geographics photographer, and awardwinning multimedia producer, documentary director and cameraman and internationally published photographer. He shoots and produces visual stories speci cally for the web.

Bob’s work mixes video, still images and audio to create tightly focused journalistic narratives with cinematic sensibilities.

Sacha has received numerous awards for his innovative work, including most recently the 2010 Documentary Project of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition.


Cig Harvey, is a passionate working fine-art photographer and educator. Cig Harvey’s work has been displayed at Paris Photo, Art Miami, and AIPAD every year since 2006. She has been a nominee for John Gutmann fellowship and the Santa Fe Prize, and a finalist for the BMW Prize at Paris Photo and for the Prix Virginia, an international photography prize for women. She is represented by Robert Mann Gallery in New York, Robert Klein Gallery in Boston and Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. Cig’s workshops has been highlighted by American Photo as one of the best to attend.



Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion and commitment to the natural world. His eye has developed during a lifetime of exploring the earth’s wild places. In 1998, Eddie was the first recipient of the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography, and in 2010 Photo District News named Eddie one of America’s best photography workshop teachers. His first book, One Thousand Moons, was published in the summer of 2004, and the dvd A Natural Eye Workshop was released in December, 2009. 


Connie Imboden has taught for over 30 years, as faculty at The Maryland Institute College of Art as well as instructing various workshops and institutions throughout the United States, France, Norway, the Czech Republic, and the United Arab Emirates. Her photographs have been exhibited in an extensive range of group and solo shows at galleries and museums across the Americas, Europe, and China and are in museum collections around the world. Her first book entitled “Out of Darkness”, won the Silver Medal in Switzerland’s “Schonste Bucher Aus Aller Welt" Award in 1993. Her fourth and most recent monograph, “Reflections; 25 Years of Photography”, was published in 2009.


Tenneson is among the most respected photographers of our time, and has been described critically as “one of America’s most interesting portrayers of the human character.” Her work has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and is part of numerous private and museum collections. Her photographs have appeared on countless covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine.


Jonathan is a multimedia designer, consultant, and educator who has worked internationally with a diverse range of companies, organizations, and individuals. He has served as Media Director to the Camden International Film Festival for more than 10 years, and also leads digital media and creativity workshops at a variety of institutions and art centers around the world. In 2014, he joined Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) as Creative Director.

Jonathan has received The Raising Star Award from the Palm Beach Photographic Center, and is listed as one of the top 60 most collectable artist in Maine. 



In 1992, Julie moved from London to New York to run an international photo agency representing 400+ photographers. She now edits, writes and publishes aCurator magazine, and aCurator blog, which was cited both by the British Journal of Photography and LIFE in their reviews of influencers and taste-makers. Julie represents the Estate of Yousuf Karsh, consults, edits and reviews work for photographers of all levels and styles, and divides her time between NYC and London. Julie is a portfolio reviewer for American Society of Media Photographers, Photo NOLA and Photolucida and a writer for PDN's “Emerging Photographer,” “PDN EDU”, and the Huffington Post. 


William Ropp is a French contemporary photographer and photo-artist, best known for his series of portraits. Ropp is often called a photo-artist, and his style of photography is spoken of as unique, inimitable, and recognizable. In the mid-2000’s, Ropp undertook a number of trips, each of which resulted in a series of portraits of people – Africans and Gypsies, inhabitants of Mexico and Russia, adults and kids. In 2010, he started working in color, portrait photography remaining the primary one in his work. Ropp is the author of several books on the art of photography; his exhibitions and workshops for photographers are staged all over the world.