Artists

Julia Baier (born 1971) studied photography in Bremen and then taught at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (college of arts and design) in Karlsruhe. Her works have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions in various countries including France, Japan and Hungary. Julia Baier has been living in Berlin since 2005. She has received numerous scholarships and prizes, including the BFF Förderpreis (award for photo design) in 2003 and the Europäischer Architekturfotografie-Preis (European award for architectural photography) in 2015.

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Otto Hainzl (born in Linz) has been developing an individual photographic ouvre since 2005. In direct portraits, he reflects on society and the tracks it has left. He questions the meaning of being human, predominantly within European culture. His artistic series include 'WE – Dramaturgy of Social Life,' 'Defense de Cracher,' 'Hotels I Know, Sarajevo' and 'Europastrasse.' His works have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions, including the Kunst Haus, Vienna and the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. In 2016, Hainzl was accepted into the artistic association, MAERZ.

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Paula Duvå (b. 1991, Copenhagen) is an artist working with photography, video and text. Paula graduated from Copenhagen Film and Photo School in 2011 and holds a BA (Hons.), First Class in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art. Her work has been exhibited at Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, Six Foot Gallery in Glasgow, Museumsbygningen in Copenhagen and many other venues. Paula is an editor of the magazine visAvis - voices on asylum and migration.

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Mads Holm (b. 1990, Copenhagen) is an artist working primarily with photography and writing. Mads studied at Fatamorgana, Copenhagen in 2009 and International Center of Photography, New York in 2011 and most recently he received his BA (Hons.), First Class in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art. Mads has exhibited at the Royal Danish Embassy in London, Stills Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Four Boxes in Skive, Fotografisk Center and at Banja Rathnov Gallery in Copenhagen.

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Andreas Herzau (born 1962), photographer, lecturer and author, closely examines photography from the artistic and theoretical viewpoint. He is a dedicated photo journalist with an independent and often surprising visual language. In his works he expands the limits of classical photo coverage, breaches our visual expectations and ultimately challenges our peceived social stereotypes. Essay-like narrative and analysis-like abstract elements are compacted in his works to an intensive visual language which he publicises in book projects, exhibitions and magazines. Besides his artistic work, he writes texts and essays about photography.

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Tomohide Ikeya was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1974 and today lives in Tokyo. He attended the Tokyo College of Photography and has been a free-lance photographer since 2002. The artistic work of the hobby diver is devoted to water and he has exhibited in Japan, Europe and USA. He has received prizes such as the International Photography Awards in 2007 and 2009 (first place) and the Moscow International Photo Awards in 2004 (bronze).

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Rudolf Klaffenböck (born 1952) collects traces, records changes and observes space and time. Once a political satirist, as a photographer he turns his eye to the absurd reality of everyday life. Klaffenböck often discovers connections in the periphery, frequently paired with deeper implications. His works have been shown in many individual and group exhibitions and published in journalistic media.

Rudolf Klaffenböck (born 1952) is a photographer who collects traces, records changes and observes space and time. Once a political satirist, as a photographer he turns his eye to the absurd reality of everyday life. Klaffenböck often discovers connections in the periphery, frequently paired with deeper implications. His works have been shown in many individual and group exhibitions and published in journalistic media.

His series 'Schleuserfahrzeuge' (human trafficker vehicle) in the SZ magazine in 2016 won gold in the LeadAwards. Rudolf Klaffenböck lives in Passau.

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Evi Lemberger (born 1983 in Lam) graduated from the London College of Communication and also completed a short exchange course at the Academy of Art and Design in Leipzig. In 2010 she won a scholarship to study documentary photography at the International Center of Photography in New York and graduated as Master in multi-media and authorship from Halle (Saale) in 2013. During her studies she worked free-lance for galleries, magazines, daily newspapers and businesses in USA, Bangladesh, India, Spain and Germany.

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Andrew Phelps (born 1967) is an American photographer who has been living in Salzburg since 1990. His work is influenced by his cross-cultural background. He spends his time in the deserts of Arizona just as much as in the Austrian Alps. Phelps is curator and member of the board of the Galerie Fotohof in Salzburg. His artistic work is represented by well-known galleries in Austria and Germany. Besides his new photographic projects, Phelps has a blog about photographic special editions and books and is a member of the project 'Piece of Cake.' When he is not taking photos, Phelps spends his time with his wife and two daughters, kayaking or mountaineering.

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Torsten Schumann (born 1975 in Dresden) lives and works in Berlin. He photographs situations and things which he has stumbled across in urban areas. Schuman has won many prizes: Art Laguna award in Venice 2012, Berliner Liste 2014, OPUS culture magazine photo prize 2015, PDN street photography contest 2015 and PDN Annual Photo Awards 2017 for books. He has exhibited at international festivals such as Circulation(s) Paris 2015, Kaunas Photo Festival 2016 and HeadOn Photofestival in Sydney. His works have been shown in group exhibitions at the Royal Photographic Society in London 2014, the Filter Photo Festival in Chicago, Context 2015 as well as the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins. His works are, among others, in the JPMorgan Chase art collection in New York.

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The Czech photographer Jindřich Štreit (born 1946) teaches at Opava University's Institute of Creative Photography, holds workshops and organizes exhibitions. His social documentary works have been shown world-wide in more than a thousand exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art in Passau in 2008. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s with his photographs of day-to-day life in the rural Bruntál region under the communist regime. In 1982 Štreit was accused of defamation and sentenced to many months of imprisonment. In 1994 he began a career as a free-lance photographer and also taught at the Academy of Art in Prague and Bratislava. In 1991 Jindřich Štreit began teaching at the University of Opava. In 2009, the then Czech president, Vaclav Klaus, honoured him with the title of professor.

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