Contemporary Masters

Biography: Portrait/Nude photographer Sally Mann

Biography: Portrait/Nude photographer Sally Mann

Sally Mann is an American photographer. She has photographed in the American South since the 1970s, producing series on portraiture, architecture, landscape and still life. She is perhaps best known for her intimate portraits of her family, her young children and her husband, and for her evocative and resonant landscape work in the American South. Her work has attracted controversy…
Biography: Fashion photographer Mario Testino

Biography: Fashion photographer Mario Testino

Mario Testino (was born on October 30, 1954) is a Peruvian fashion photographer. His work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. He came to London in 1976, took a flat in an abandoned hospital near Trafalgar Square, and began selling portfolios (for £25, including hair and make-up) to wannabe models. Today he is best known…
Biography: Sebastiao Salgado

Biography: Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. Educated as an economist, Salgado egan his photography career in 1973. His first book, Other Americas, about the poor in Latin America, was published in 1986. This was followed by Sahel: Man in Distress (also published in 1986), the result of a 15 month long collaboration…
Biography: Nude photographer Joyce Tenneson

Biography: Nude photographer Joyce Tenneson

Joyce Tenneson (born in Weston, Massachusetts on May 29, 1945) is an American fine art photographer known for her distinctive style of photography, which often involves nude or semi-nude women. Tenneson shoots primarily with the Polaroid 20×24 camera.  
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…
Biography: Landscape photographer Michael Kenna

Biography: Landscape photographer Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna (born 1953) is an English photographer best known for his black & white landscapes. Kenna attended Upholland College in Lancashire, the Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire, and the London College of Printing. In the 1980s, Kenna moved to San Francisco and worked as Ruth Bernhard’s printer. Kenna’s photography focuses on unusual landscapes with ethereal light achieved by…
Biography: Tomasz Gudzowaty

Biography: Tomasz Gudzowaty

Tomasz Gudzowaty (born in 1971) is a Polish photographer best known for his large format photographs. Gudzowaty studied law at the University of Warsaw. He began his photographic career with nature photography, later turning to social documentary. For the past few years he has focused on sports photography and is particularly interested in non-commercial sports – those that are exotic,…
Biography: Nude photographer Waclaw Wantuch

Biography: Nude photographer Waclaw Wantuch

Waclaw Wantuch (born 1965) is a Polish photographer mostly known for his Nude work. Graduate of the Cracow Academy of the Fine Arts; graphics artist and art photographer. His an author of the books Krakow (2001) and Akt (2003). He lives and works in Cracow, Poland. Website: www.waclawwantuch.com
Biography: Wildlife photographer Nick Brandt

Biography: Wildlife photographer Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt (born in 1966, London) is a photographer who photographs exclusively in Africa, one of his goals being to record a last testament to the wild animals and places there before they are destroyed by the hands of man. In 2000, Brandt began working on a trilogy of photography books intended to capture both the splendor of East Africa…