Guest photographers for the 2022 Edition

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John Simmons,ASC [ Guest of Honor ]

Born and raised in Chicago, John Simmons came of age at the height of the politically charged, artistically fluent 1960s. His talent as a photographer was identified and nurtured by Robert “Bobby” Sengstacke who ushered him into his early years of publishing his photographs and to his formal education in art and photography as an undergraduate…
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Chaz Niell

Based in the Washington DC area, Chaz Niell is an award-winning photographer, with over 19 years of experience telling stories through his art to capture the emotion of every subject whether in sports, fashion, entertainment, or social consciousness.
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After studying Visual Anthropology and then Documentary Cinema in Paris, I made two documentary films in Benin, “Nomadic Projections” in 2008 and “Under the Palabres Tree” in 2014 – selected in 15 festivals and awarded 2 international prizes.My work is part of the long time that requires immersion in a piece of land and a relationship with the Other.

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Takeisha Jefferson

Takeisha Jefferson was born in January of 1977. This Michigan native was introduced to photography, receiving her first camera around the age of 9. She was self-taught and had a genuine love relationship with photography. As a young military journalist, she continued courting the camera after high school. After the Air Force, she becomes a portrait photographer. With 15 years of work under her belt, she decided to seek her Fine Arts Degree…
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Dale Niles

Niles celebrates the diverseness of the human spirit, appreciating those qualities that make us delightfully unique, yet connected in many ways, particularly through shared experiences and preserved visual memories…
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Warren Simons

Warren Simons practices the art of seeing. Photographs can come from a place where we let go of our expectations and preconceived ideas, and instead open to curious exploration, letting the visual wonders in the everyday world find us. He follows his own road of study, learning from photographers, painters, art teachers, writers, potters, and poets…
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Syd Foster

Sydney A. Foster Is An Established “Photo Native“, A Celebrity, Agency Approved, Published Photographer And Creative Director In Montgomery, Alabama. Sydney’s Work Has Been Featured In An HBO Documentary. Sydney Has Photographed The Likes Of B.O.B,B.Hawk, Dave Matthews, And Tarana Burke Founder Of The “Me Too Movement”. Sydney Has Worked With Agencies…
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Greg Hatton

Greg Hatton is an African-American Cinematographer // Documentary Photographer, born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
His love for image making came at a very early age. His family had cameras around, perhaps as much as any other family of the time; but what really sparked his interest in the art was when he discovered the family photo albums.

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Ashleigh Coleman

Ashleigh Coleman (1983, Virginia) is a self-taught photographer. As she susses out where she lives and what is required of her as a mother, Ashleigh looks through the lens of an inherited Hasselblad.

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Anne Berry

Anne Berry is recognized for her ability to create lyrical, intimate portraits of animals. Her portraits of primates in small zoos in Europe reveal their unique personalities. Anne also explores the theme of childhood and photographs Georgia’s coastal wilderness.

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Roch Domerego

Roch Domerego is a beekeeping biologist, author, professional photographer and member of the GNPP (National Group of Professional Photography). He was born on November 21, 1958 in Montpellier, France. Interested in photography from the age of 11, he obtained an honorable place (17th / 200) at the age of 13 at the International Exhibition of Art Photos in Digne-les-Bains, south of France…

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