Guest photographers for the 2022 Edition
John Simmons,ASC [ Guest of Honor ]
Ken Wong Youk-Hong
Ken WONG YOUK HONG, photographer also known under the pseudonym of The Eye of Ken, perceives the world around him with a disconcerting sensitivity. He captures the soul of the people he photographs by letting his human eyes direct his lens. His photos are part of a citizen and poetic approach, and defend a better living together…
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.
I have always wanted and loved to understand what drives our societies and our social relationships. This curiosity has been nourished by numerous trips, reading historical, philosophical and sociological essays, and it has been embodied in the completion of a thesis in anthropology and in a profession as an urban planner, focused on urban practices and the notion of territory…
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.
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.
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.
Born in 1990 to Cuban immigrants in Miami, Michael Cedeño is a Los Angeles based photographer. Having inherited his first cameras from both his grandfather and father, his creative style is strongly influenced by pre-revolution Cuba, as well as fashion and skateboard culture. Michael is passionate about film photography, and plans to continue the family legacy of capturing memories on film.
Born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Queens, John Hendrick enlisted in the Navy in August 1998 as a Hospital Corpsman at the age of 23. This will set the stage for who is John and insight into his body of work “New York, they don’t love you…”
Laurent Elie Badessi
Laurent Elie Badessi has lived in the United States for three decades. He first discovered America’s gun culture in Texas, where he initially moved from France. Throughout the years, while working and traveling extensively across the country, he realized that guns were popular all over the United States. He noted that they had purposes beyond hunting and target practice, like protection or collecting…
Since her youngest age, Annabelle K has been attracted to graphic design. She draws geometrical figures and accentuates the perspective to give them another dimension. Dreamer and artist at heart, she is interested in photography, starting with silver and then digital. and, very quickly, photography becomes for her, a true revelation…
Beyond the social and societal concerns that his sensitivity pushes him to deal with, Nicolas catches beings in transition, between two places, two stages or two situations. As if he wanted to play a trick on photography which immortalizes a single moment, Nicolas only depicts people in the making…
Passionate about encouraging people to connect with art and nature, Elmore DeMott is a speaker, writer and artist. She finds nature to be her greatest source of inspiration as she proclaims, “Beauty abounds. Seek it daily.” Through her words and images we witness Mother Earth’s invitation to heal ourselves, as well as the planet, by experiencing nature’s abundant beauty and listening to Her voice…
I started photography in 1986 as a photographer in the press service of the armies in Berlin. First investigations around the wall, passing by Check Point Charlie. First exhibitions, and also first photographic encounters with Jean-Claude Lemagny, BNF; Georges Vercheval, Charleroi Photography Museum; Didier Régnier, France 2…
Young self-taught photographer, Zack Mtilk was born in Essaouira in 1988.
Fond of Russian literature and philosophy, he enjoyed taking snapshots of his daily life with his smartphone like everyone else in the world. As a Souiri storyteller, what he shows us is Essaouira with its traditions, its secrets and the people who live there.
Far from any exoticism, it is his life and that of the Souiris that he gives us to see…