Conceptual

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: 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: 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: 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…
Biography: Cityscape photographer Alexey Titarenko

Biography: Cityscape photographer Alexey Titarenko

Alexey Titarenko (born 1962 in Leningrad, USSR, now Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a Russian photographer and artist. Titarenko’s photographic series from the 1990s won him worldwide recognition. His major photo series include “City of Shadows” (1992-1994), “Black and White Magic of St. Petersburg” (1995-1997), and “Time Standing Still” (1998-1999). In 2002 the International Photography Festival at Arles, France, presented all…