"What interests me most in photography are humans as personalities and social beings. I see
the camera as a replacement for brush or pencil. Looking for new techniques and the related new ways of seeing also interest me,
as much as the involvement of creativity and aesthetics. Just to make nice pictures, the creative demands suffice."
PER-ERIK BERGLUND - Sweden
45 years old. Digital photography since 3 1/2 years. Studio area 220 square mtrs.
Member of The Image Bank Inc. stock photo Boardmember GSR - Gruppen Svenska Reklamfotografer and
Reklamsektionen SFF - Swedish Photographers Association.
TIM BESSERER - Germany
Producer of digital AV-shows, Lecturer Kassel School of Fine Arts, General
Manager of Tourism Promotion Agency "F&R", Yoga Teacher, Imagery Guide
Tim Bessereręs work is always in demand. He is very busy shooting around the
world for his agency, specializing in tourism promotion, producing everything
from advertising to multi-media events and video productions. In just two months
he visited Canada, Australia and the US. He organized a summary exhibition of
Indian photography, and published books on South African and Indian photographers including:
´My Passage Through Indian Photography´,´The Eternal Wheel´,´Nothing Will Separate Us´.
His work has been exhibited in Europe and Asia.
JYOTI BHATT - India
Teacher of Fine Art and Photography, Artist
For the last 20 years he has
been documenting the living art traditions and art forms of
tribal and village India.
PAUL BIDDLE - UK
On the threshold of reality
Some pictures are simple and
complete inside my head from the beginning, but most of my images
start with the inspiration of the objects. It may be something
found in a junk shop, washed up on the beach near where I live or
something from my past -wooden letters from a childhood game, my
palette from my art school days. I often assemble a collection of
things and then have "play-time" to find the right composition,
juxtaposition and colours. Colour, of course, is very important.
I love saturated colour and often use pure pigment on objects and
backgrounds. Sometimes a meaning will evolve that was not
originally intended, but mostly I prefer people to read what they
like into the pictures or hopefully just enjoy them for their
visual stimulation. Almost all these images were shot completely
in camera, although I am using the computer more and more and am
very excited by its limitless possibilities. I am keen to have
the same technical excellence in anything computer generated as I
hopefully attain with conventional photography.
KUNAL BHENDE - India.
Designer. Conducts workshops on
Digital Imaging and bridges
the gap between the photographer and the computer.
Kunal has his own studio in
Bombay where he handles various multi-media and digital imaging
projects for the advertising industry. Photography is his main
hobby and he loves to use his photographs in digital imaging
projects. He designs for various media like Print, CD-ROM, Video
and the Internet. He has setup and computerized creative
departments and trained art directors in leading advertising
agencies across India. Kunal has been involved with computer
technology from the age of six, he works across various computer
platforms, operating systems and design applications mastering
and understanding the use of these systems for creative people.
He is always open to new ideas and technology and is willing to
share his knowledge with everybody.
MANUEL DA COSTA - Brazil
Still-life and nature
Studied drawing, engraving and sculpture in marble. Graduated in
graphic and audiovisual journalism from the Federal University of
Rio Grande do Sul (1982). Became a professional photographer in
the late 1970s, opening a studio and focusing on advertising
work. Since 1991, has lived in a rain forest reserve in the
extreme South of Brazil, researching and developing an
interactive discourse between nature, observed in its becoming,
VINOD DAVE - New York / India
Artist, Mixed media
Vinod Dave now lives in New
York, USA. He gained MA in mixed media (painting and photography)
with Highest Honors from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, India
and the University of South Carolina, USA. His exhibitions have
included six solo shows in Bombay and New Delhi and he has been
represented in museums and art CENTERs in USA, Italy, Germany,
the Netherlands, Japan and China.
Vinod Dave has been recognized as one of the leading
photographers working with mixed media and his works can be found
in the collections of the Indian National Academy of Art, Gujarat
State Academy of Art, Punjab University Museum, Max Mueller
CENTER and many private collections. Vinod has taught Art and Art
History at universities in India and USA.
Vinod Dave has received fellowships and awards in recognition of
outstanding work in painting, drawing and photography from
institutions such as the Asian Cultural Council in New York, the
Indian National Academy of Art and the Cultural Fellowship of the
government of India. Most recently he was awarded the prestigious
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship for 1994-95.
JOSEPH FUNG, Hong Kong
Studied at the National Taiwan
University, Taipei. From 1979 to 1981 he was the coordinator and
lecturer, Certificate Course of Commercial Photography at the
Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1981 he founded ´Photo
CENTER´ and continued there until 1988 as coordinator and
lecturer. In 1987 Joseph was awarded MFA (Photography) from The
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. He was
appointed as a member of the Selection Panel ´Artists of the Year
Awards, 1992´ by the Hong Kong Artists´ Guild and the Urban
His exhibitions have included several solo shows in Hong Kong and
Taiwan and his works have been part of touring exhibitions in USA
EMMO ITALIAANDER - Indonesia
Corporate design and photography,
Originating in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nu-Age understands and reveres the artistic and cultural traditions of the Asia-Pacific region, and is totally in tune with the needs and priorities of regional clients.
Nu-Age´s creative focus has now expanded to embrace both sides of the Pacific, making Nu-Age the ideal partner in communications
for companies based within the region, or looking to reach targeted audiences around the world.
ANGELIKA JASKOLLA - Germany / the Netherlands
Circle-24 board member
Angelika L. Jaskolla, born 1945 in Erfurt / Germany, started out as a photographer and soon turned to journalism. A large part of her professional life she spent working for a German foundation in projects of intercultural dialogue and exchange in Egypt, Italy and the United States. Her last such posting was in New York as the resident representative of said foundation at the UN. She now works in Germany as Head of Department for an organisation that again has intercultural dialogue on a European level as a central point of work.
She lives in Germany and the Netherlands.
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SABINE KORTH - Italy
art photography, classes and workshops,
Sabine Korth is conducting workshops in beautiful Tuscany for photography enthousiasts.
In travel-photography (her expertise) as well as darkroom techniques.
GUNNAR MERRILD - Denmark
Gunnar says of himself: "I have
two photo-studios in different locations in Denmark. Primarily I
work with fashion photography but my main interest lies with new
techniques and how to develop them."
Gunnar set up his own studio in Denmark 15 years ago and now has
a successful company specializing in fashion photos and special
T. S. NAGARAJAN - India
Widely acclaimed photo-journalist, consultant photographer to
T. S. Nagarajan is one of the
foremost chroniclers of social change in India. His work
encompasses a great variety of themes, places and moods and is
marked by strength and directness. Apart from their high
craftsmanship, his pictures have intellectual depth; they make
one think. The interaction of tradition and modernityfascinates
him. His photographs on the induction of technology into rural
life and on themes such as family planning and the spread of
education have been internationally published.
He has carried out photographic essays on Indira Gandhi and
Sanjay Gandhi and has edited a number of picture books including
´India: Portrait of a People´.
He has held numerous one-man shows and received many national and
international awards in photography. He latest book of
photography is focussing on ancestral and turn-of-the-century
homes in various parts of India.
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