Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Joyce Tenneson’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
Her portraits have appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine.
Tenneson is the author of sixteen books including the best seller, Wise Women.
She is the recipient of many awards, including the distinguished Lucie Awards for Outstanding Achievement in portraiture 2018, and Lucie Awards Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012. Tenneson’s work has been exhibited in museums around the globe and is part of many private and public collections.
Anna Clarén is one of the most recognised Swedish photographers. Her breakthrough came with the photo series Holding (2006). The book with the same name won the Swedish photographic book award in 2006.
Annas lates project ‘When everything Changes’ is a deeply personal, and revealing story told through excruciating beautiful photographs. ‘’This story is about a life crisis. About a family and a marriage that is suddenly faced with the unexpected. The floor falls out from under you and no one knows how to handle the new situation,” says Anna Clarén. For the first time, Clarén stands as a sole author of a book, a genre-defying story with a script in dialogue form, where lines exchanged by the characters are interspersed with documentary images. The project was presented as both a film and book at Fotografiska in Stockholm on April 2ND 2018.
Clarén is also a Head of Education at the Nordic School of Photography.
Elizabeth Greenberg is an artist and educator living in Maine. She received her BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design,
and an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College.
She worked for the legendary photographer Arnold Newman for a number of years, and had a career in the world of commercial photography in New York City, before she moved to Maine, where she is the VP of Academic Affairs at Maine Media Education.
She is an explorer of places. With her camera, Elizabeth explores as an archeologist of memories and myths. She looks for evidence of
secrets, to tell stories of magic, mystery, love, loss, and memories of things never seen.
Elizabeth’s work was included in the 2019 Critical Mass Top 200 and has been exhibited nationally.
Andrea Modica’s photographs are part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the George Eastman House and the Bibliotheque Nationale, among others. Her solo exhibitions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. A graduate of the Yale School of Art, Andrea Modica is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.
Her monographs include Treadwell, Barbara, Minor League, Human Being, Fountain, L’Amici del Cuore, As We Wait, January 1, Lentini, Reveal, 2020 and Theatrum Equorum.
Modica lives in Philadelphia, where she works as a photographer and teaches at Drexel University.
Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, author and educator who has accomplished international acclaim, in all three of these capacities, as a leading authority in Alternative Photographic Processes. 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.
Enfield’s immigrant series, titled “New Americans” was exhibited in a solo exhibition at Ellis Island in the spring of 2017.
Ragne Kristine Sigmond is a Norwegian photographer, currently teaching photography at Media College Denmark, where teaching of lighting is one of her favourite subjects.
She received her education in photography at the very same school, graduating in 2003. Working on fine art photography in her spare time has been an important factor for developing her photographic style. She has been invited to present her work at art fairs, to give lectures and hold workshops, to judge competitions or to exhibit in countries like Norway, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Poland and Australia. She was the main contributor of photographs to the 500-page book about composition “Se her!” (LOOK!), written by Rudi Hass, released in the Scandinavian market in 2013.
In 2017 she received the Photography award in Norway, a prize created to honour photographers who have especially contributed to enhancing the position of photography in cultural life.
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.
Cig Harvey is a fine art photographer known for her surreal images of nature and family. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in several collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the George Eastman Museum, and the Farnsworth Art Museum.
Harvey has been featured in The New York Times, and received in 2017 the prestigious "Excellence in Teaching Award" from CENTER. In 2018 she was named the Prix Virginia Laureate, an international photography prize awarded to one woman each year.
In addition to her fine art work, Harvey also does select editorial and commercial work including projects for O Magazine, New York Magazine, T Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Japan, Bloomingdale's, Kate Spade, and Ralph Lauren.
Working as a freelance photographer and artist for more than 20 years, Stig Marlon Weston focuses on analogue and experimental processes in his artistic practice.
He runs the community darkroom in Oslo, Norway and has initiated the Nordic Darkroom Network to facilitate the sharing of experience between Nordic darkrooms through a common program of artist residencies. He has been a workshop teacher at the analogue and experimental photography festivals in Barcelona and Vienna.
His own projects have won national and international awards, has been exhibited in Berlin, London and New York, as well as in regional and national exhibitions in Norway. His work is in the collection of the Norwegian National Museum of Photography. His latest cameraless project was a solo exhibition at the Copenhagen Photofestival.
The photo book “more somehow”, in collaboration with US photographer Meggan Gould, will be published by Heavy Books in 2023.
For over two decades, Australian French artist Vee Speers has established herself in the art world with her unforgettable portraits. Her carefully choreographed images are painterly and ethereal, with a visual and metaphorical ambiguity which challenges established narratives.
Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, art fairs and festivals around the world, and been published in features and on covers of more than 60 international magazines, with 3 sold-out monographs of her work.
Speers has exhibited in museums, galleries, festivals and International Art Fairs around the world. Her photographs have been acquired by Sir Elton John Collection, Michael Wilson Collection, Hoffman Collection U.S. , Carter Potash Collection, Morten Viskum Collection, Alan Siegel, Lawrence Schiller, DZ Bank, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum 21C, Kentucky, George Eastman House, Beth Rudin Dewoody, Hudson Bay Company Art Fund, CB Collection, Tokyo.
Her first monograph ’Bordello’, foreword by Karl Lagerfeld, was published by Earbooks, Edel, and her second book ‘The Birthday Party’ was published by Dewi Lewis, UK. Her third monograph Bulletproof was published by Kehrer Verlag.
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.
Travis Hocutt is a working artist located in the Chicago area.
Travis got his BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston (now LUCAD) and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Travis’ practice includes many media ranging from photography, to book binding, to woodworking. The investigation of wonder links Hocutt’s works, whatever the medium or subject. He has been working most recently with cyanotype and sculpture about ice and the complexity of mapping that which is constantly in flux.
Travis currently works as Director of Operations for Chicago based Illumivation Studios, overseeing the production of large scale promotional installations.
Elizabeth Opalenik lives and works in Oakland, California. As a photographic artist, Opalenik believes that all good photographs are self portraits that lie somewhere between imagination and dreams.
Opalenik is regarded as one of the most creative artist of her time. Her nearly 40 year career has found her teaching or making images on six continents, seeking the beauty and grace that exists within all things.
She employs the Mordançage process, infrared, platinum printing and hand painting in creating her innovative, one-of-a-kind images. She mixes digital and traditional technologies to explore all the creative possibilities.
Elizabeth Opalenik’s work is collected, published and exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections internationally. In 2007, she published her first monograph, Poetic Grace: Elizabeth Opalenik Photographs 1979-2007
Holly Lynton was born in Boulder, Colorado and was raised both there and in New York City. Her photographs focus on understanding rural communities in the United States through their agricultural history, current industry, and ritual.
Lynton received a BA in Psychology in 1994 from Yale University, where she also studied photography. She received an MFA in Photography from Bard College in 2000.
Lynton’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and is part of a numerous of collections. She has received awards and grants for her work including The Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, the Syngenta Photography Award, and an Artist Resource Trust Grant. Yale University recently awarded her a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition for her series on Methodist Camp Meetings in South Carolina.
Lynton photographs have been featured and reviewed in The New Yorker, Harvard Design Magazine, The Miami Herald, The New York Times, The Village Voice, among others.
Iris Valentina is a Dutch portrait photographer
and educator known for
her painterly style of portraits.
Her children’s portraits has won international prizes and although they have
a commercial nature, they are often regarded as art.
Iris runs a portrait studio, both in The Netherlands and in Norway, where creating wall art portraits for families is the main focus.
Apart from that she is dedicated to teaching
photographers the genre of studio portraits and
on how to evolve as an authentic entrepreneur.
While portraits are the recurring object of her photography, she takes
her inspiration from nature and stillness through meditation. In her
portraits this translates to a beautiful connection to the model’s soul and
in finding the beauty in the stillness.
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. She has also worked at the Polaroid Studio in NYC, and assisted photographers like William Wegman and Timothy Greenfield Sanders.
Her work has been exhibited at The Photo District Gallery (NYC), CMCA (Maine - USA), DogA (Oslo), Trondhjem Kunstforening and Sekkefabrikken (Oslo) in addition to private galleris in USA and Norway.
She holds the cover for Book 'The View Project' by Joyce Tenneson.
Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages from Manchester University
in the UK and has an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College.
Sal is a writer and poet, and has self-published a number of books
combining her poetry with her photographs. Her books are in
numerous private and museum collections throughout the country
including The Getty Museum and the Maine Women Writer’s
Collection at the University of New
Sal’s latest artist book is
The Call, a hand-made letterpress artist book. Her book of poems and
photographs, Just When I Thought I Had You, is now in its second edition.
Sal also teaches and is on the board of Maine Media Workshops & College in Rockport ME.
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 (Most Beautiful Book in the World)” Award in 1993.
Her fourth and most recent monograph,
“Reflections; 25 Years of Photography”, was published in 2009.
Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator and photo consultant. Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth has received recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including Richard Avedon’s “In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago; and exhibitions for the Leica Gallery, New York; the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; and for the Estate of Diane Arbus, among others.
Elizabeth is a juror for the 2021 and 2020 Leica Women Foto Project Awards and on the panel of jurors for the internationally renowned Prix Carmignac Fondation Photojournalism Award in Paris.
She continues to participate as a reviewer in many international portfolio reviews including the New York Portfolio Reviews; CENTER/Review Santa Fe; Photolucida, Landskrona FotoFestival, among others.
Ongoing contributor to The Eye of Photography, Elizabeth is a sought after writer and wrote, among other pieces, the introductory essays for “Vivian Maier: Self Portraits” (powerhouse).
In 2017, Elizabeth received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Andrea Gjestvang is a photographer based between Oslo and Berlin, where she takes on assignments and pursues long term personal documentary projects.
With an intimate photographic approach she explores contemporary social issues in the Northern hemisphere.
In 2012 she finished the project “One Day in History”, with portraits of the young survivors of the 22ND of July 2011 terror attack at Utøya, Norway.
Gjestvang has worked on assignment and published work in international publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, Stern, Newsweek Japan, M Le Monde and Mare magazine. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
Andrea Gjestvang is a member of Panos Pictures.