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: Fine Art Nude photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Biography: Fine Art Nude photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a Finnish American photographer, educator, curator, and writer with over two hundred one-person and group exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide. He was born in Helsinki in 1945 and emigrated to the United States in 1951. A graduate of Wagner College with a BA in English Literature, he began taking self-portraits in 1970 while working as…
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: Portrait/Nude photographer Cynthia MacAdams

Biography: Portrait/Nude photographer Cynthia MacAdams

Cynthia MacAdams‘ work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States since 1977. Four books have been dedicated to Cynthia MacAdams photography. Mayan Vision Quest is a collection of exquisite Mayan Temple sites published by Harper Collins, 1991. The acclaimed Rising Goddess, Morgan and Morgan, 1983, shows MacAdams mastery of nude subjects. In Emergence, published by…
Biography: photographer Charles Gatewood

Biography: photographer Charles Gatewood

Charles Robert Gatewood (1942 – April 29, 2016) was a photographer who lived and worked in San Francisco, California. He began photographing in 1964, after finishing a degree in anthropology and art history at the University of Missouri. His goal from the first was to become a world-class photojournalist. His heroes were Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Frank, Gene Smith, and…
Biography: Fashion photographer Rodney Smith

Biography: Fashion photographer Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith (born 1947) is a New York based fashion and portrait photographer. The son of an enormously successful businessman, Smith was first exposed to serious photography as a teenager. “When I was a young boy, my parents traveled a great deal and there was a German couple that took care of me and the man was very interested in…
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: Nude photographer Kishin Shinoyama

Biography: Nude photographer Kishin Shinoyama

Kishin Shinoyama was born in 1940, in Tokyo, Japan. He embarked on his career while studying in the Department of Photography at Nippon University, and was awarded the Advertising Photographer’s Association prize, among others. After being employed at the Light Publicity advertising company, he started to work as a freelance photographer in 1968. His work is acclaimed for the portraits…
Biography: Conceptual photographer Noé Sendas

Biography: Conceptual photographer Noé Sendas

Noé Sendas (born in Brussels, 1972, lives and works in Berlin) began presenting his work in the late nineties. Sendas resorts to different means of expression: video, sculpture, collage, drawing and photography. Explicit and implicit references to artists and literary, cinematic, or musical creations are part of his raw materials. Specific concerns about the reflection and practice of visual arts…
Biography: Fashion photographer Arthur Elgort

Biography: Fashion photographer Arthur Elgort

Arthur Elgort (born June 8, 1940) is an American fashion photographer best known for his work with Vogue magazine. Elgort began his career working as a photo assistant to Gus Peterson. Elgort’s 1971 debut in British Vogue created a sensation in the Fashion Photography world where his soon-to-be iconic “snapshot” style and emphasis on movement and natural light liberated the…
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: Conceptual photographer Gilbert Garcin

Biography: Conceptual photographer Gilbert Garcin

Gilbert Garcin (born 1929) was originally the owner of a lamp manufacturing company in Marseille, France. Following a workshop during the Rencontres Internationales in Arles, under the direction of Pascal Dolemieux, Garcin, at the age of 65, gave up his business and began his photographic career. His work has been exhibited and collected around the globe, which satisfies his goal…