Contemporary Masters

Biography: Documentary/People photographer Antanas Sutkus

Biography: Documentary/People photographer Antanas Sutkus

Antanas Sutkus was born in Kluoniškiai on 27 June 1939. Sutkus’s series People of Lithuania is considered one of his most important works. It is a continuing project begun in 1976 to document the changing life and people of Lithuania. Working at the time when Lithuania (as the Lithuanian SSR) was part of the Soviet Union, Sutkus focused on black…
Biography: Conceptual photographers Schilte & Portielje

Biography: Conceptual photographers Schilte & Portielje

Schilte & Portielje, who live and work in Rotterdam, are primarily known for their photography of series of unusual and very recognizable figurines. They display an intricate way of playing with and relating to each other: fantastic poetic, dreamlike figures who abduct the spectator into the artists world of wonders and miracles. The figures approach in the middle of a…
Biography: Documentary photographer Joseph Szabo

Biography: Documentary photographer Joseph Szabo

As a high school teacher on Long Island, New York for more than two decades, Joseph Szabo (born 1944 in Toledo, Ohio) used photography as a tool to reach out to and connect with his students, giving him access to the world of teenagers adults rarely see. Szabo’s images depict the importance of peer acceptance, the significance of the right…
Biography: Conceptual / Portrait photographer Hisaji Hara

Biography: Conceptual / Portrait photographer Hisaji Hara

Hisaji Hara was born in Tokyo in 1964 and graduated from the Musahino Art University in 1986. In 1993 he emigrated to the United States and worked as a director of photography for television and documentary film before returning to Japan in 2001. The work in “After Balthus” was made over a period of five years beginning in 2006. Using…
Biography: Fine Art Nude photographer Marc Lagrange

Biography: Fine Art Nude photographer Marc Lagrange

Filled with longing and sensuality, Marc Lagrange’s photographs celebrate fantasies and desire – placing beauty and dreams at the center of his world. Lagrange was born in Kinshasa, Congo, in 1957. His career path led him from engineering to photography, and his creativity from fashion to art. Privileging analog over digital, the Antwerp-based Belgian artist searches for intimacy and emotion…
Biography: Landscape photographer Wang Wusheng

Biography: Landscape photographer Wang Wusheng

Wang Wusheng was born in 1945 in the city of Wuhu in China’s Anhui Province and was graduated from Anhui University’s School of Physics. Currently he works as a photographic artist based in Shanghai and Tokyo. His photographs are represented in numerous public and private collections, including those of the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in Berlin and the Kunsthistorisches Museum…
Biography: Conceptual photographer Joel-Peter Witkin

Biography: Conceptual photographer Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin (born September 13, 1939) is an American photographer. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses, and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people. Witkin’s complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or classical paintings. Witkin begins each image by sketching his ideas on paper, perfecting every detail by arranging the scene before…
Biography: Fine Art photographer Robert ParkeHarrison

Biography: Fine Art photographer Robert ParkeHarrison

Robert ParkeHarrison (born 1968) is a photographer, best known for his work (with wife Shana ParkeHarrison) in the area of fine art photography. The photographs of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have been displayed in 18 solo exhibitions and over 30 group shows worldwide. Their work can also be found in over 20 collections, including the National Museum of American Art…
Biography: Nude photographer Guido Argentini

Biography: Nude photographer Guido Argentini

Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy. He studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence. At 23 he decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty. Since1990 he lives in the USA, in Los Angeles . His work has been published by some of the leading magazines in…
Biography: Nude Advertising photographer Szymon Brodziak

Biography: Nude Advertising photographer Szymon Brodziak

Szymon Brodziak, born 1979 in Poland. Specializes in unconventional black and white advertising campaigns with personal approach. Brodziak is an economy graduate taken over by passion for photography. After quitting family business, he worked in various advertising agenies, assisting in fashion and advertising shootings, which today are his main fields of professional activity. Since 2006, Szymon Brodziak has obtained many…
Biography: Fine Art Nude photographer Thomas Bak

Biography: Fine Art Nude photographer Thomas Bak

Thomas Bak was born in 1978 in Szczecin, Poland. He attended Bremen University for the Arts of Book and Graphic Design and Photography, and received his degree from Professor Fritz Haase. In 2004 Bak won Germany’s most important awards for up-and-coming photographers, the BFF and Reinhard-Wolff-Preis. His works have been exhibited in countries around the globe.
Biography: Landscape photographer Robert Adams

Biography: Landscape photographer Robert Adams

Robert Adams (born May 8, 1937) is an American photographer who has focused on the changing landscape of the American West. His work first came to prominence in the mid-1970s through the book The New West (1974) and the exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape(1975). He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in photography in 1973…
Biography: Cityscape/Street photographer Ray Metzker

Biography: Cityscape/Street photographer Ray Metzker

Ray K. Metzker (born 1931) is a major American photographer known for both his work in cityscape and landscape photography. Metzer is acknowledged as one of photography’s true innovators since the early 1960’s. He is dedicated to exploring the formal potentials of black and white photography over the course of more than a dozen distinct bodies of work. Through cropping,…
Biography: Documentary photographer Lee Friedlander

Biography: Documentary photographer Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander (born July 14, 1934) is an American photographer. In the 1960s and 70s, working primarily with 35mm cameras and black and white film, Friedlander evolved an influential and often imitated visual language of urban “social landscape,” with many of his photographs including fragments of store-front reflections, structures framed by fences, posters and street signs. In 1963 he got…
Biography: Landscape photographer David Fokos

Biography: Landscape photographer David Fokos

David Fokos was born in 1960 in Baltimore, MD and currently lives in San Diego, CA. Using an 85-year old 8×10 view camera, world-renowned artist David Fokos has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. Often working 100 hours or more to craft a single image, his elegant black and white images have been lauded as masterpieces of minimalism.…
Biography: Nude photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Biography: Nude photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki (born May 25, 1940) is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist. Documenting Tokyo he captures its obscene energy and inhuman emptiness in the sex clubs and entertainment district, crowded streets, buildings and skies. His work is infused with an intense sexuality. He has been widely accused by feminist groups of being a misogynist because of the content of…
Biography: War photographer Nick Ut

Biography: War photographer Nick Ut

Nick Ut (born March 29, 1951), is a photographer for the Associated Press (AP) who works out of Los Angeles. His best known photo is the Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, who was photographed as a naked 9-year-old girl running toward the camera to flee a South Vietnamese napalm attack on invading North Vietnamese at the Trảng…
Biography: Documentary/Street photographer Daido Moriyama

Biography: Documentary/Street photographer Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama (born October 10, 1938) is a Japanese photographer noted for his images depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan. Moriyama’s work is saturated with the melancholic beauty of life at its most ordinary. His photographs epitomize wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection. Daido Moriyama was born in 1938 along with a twin brother,…
Biography: Panoramic photographer Pentti Sammallahti

Biography: Panoramic photographer Pentti Sammallahti

Pentti Sammallahti (born 1950 in Helsinki) is a Finnish photographer. Sammallahti has travelled widely as a photographer, from his native Scandinavia, across the Soviet Republics through Siberia, to Japan, India, Nepal, Morocco, Turkey, across Europe and Great Britain, and even to South Africa. Sammallahti’s travels and interest in fine printing and lithography has led him to publish numerous portfolios of…
Biography: Wildlife/Portrait photographer Gregory Colbert

Biography: Wildlife/Portrait photographer Gregory Colbert

Gregory Colbert (born 1960 in Toronto) is a Canadian film-maker and photographer. Colbert’s first exhibition, Timewaves, opened in 1992 at the Museum of Elysée in Switzerland to wide critical acclaim. For the next ten years, Colbert did not publicly exhibit his art or show any films. Instead, he traveled to such places as India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Dominica, Ethiopia,…