A student of economics of Mackenzie University in São Paulo, Brazil, Claudio Edinger’s journey into the world of photography begun in early seventies. In next four decades he received Leica Medal of Excellence, 1983 for ‘Chelsea Hotel’, Leica Medal of Excellence, 1985 for ‘Venice Beach’, Ernst Haas Award, 1990 for ‘Madness’, Higashikawa Award, 1999, Japan, Porto Seguro Award, 2010, Sertão da Bahia, Hasselblad Award, 2011 for ‘Downtown Los Angeles’ among many more noteworthy awards and accolades. Paradoxically, his selective focus has become all encompassing in his visual story telling.
Marsel van Oosten used photography as a way of injecting life into the hectic pace that he was living at. With a full time career in advertising with two gold lions at the prestigious International Advertising Festival, Cannes, France, against his name there was little time for him to think of anything else. A trip to Tanzania however changed a lot of things in Marsel’s life. In the close proximity of the wilderness the roar of lions and the laugh of hyenas felt like music to the ears. Life started charting a new route. Five years after this experience Marsel found the charm of his new love to be too overwhelming to ignore. He gladly switched his advertising career with his new identity, the wildlife photographer.
Born in 1974, Tehran, Iran, Shadi Ghadirian’s exposure to art happened early. She only needed shifting her glance across and thousands of years of history of the country she was brought up in was ever so ready to inform and educate her. From the ancient depiction of relief to the intricacy of Mina-Kari and Khatam-Kari; from the miniature paintings of Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād to the work of Mohammad Ghaffari better known as Kamal-ol-Molk in later years, Iran always threaded rich motifs in art history. Closer home Shadi saw her elder sisters study different expressions of art. However, it was not until she joined University of Art for studying BA in Photography that she delved into the world of visual storytelling.
Cameron Davidson is the recipient of Luerzer’s 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide, 2012 & 2010, Landscape Photographer of the year, 2010, International Photography Awards (Aerial Photography) and International Photography Awards (Haiti), 2009, a few to mention from his notable list of achievements. ‘Chesapeake: The Aerial Photography of Cameron Davidson’ is an emotional interlace of Cameron Davidson’s two decade long affair with Chesapeake Bay. Read the full interview to understand and gain that added perspective that Cameron has been so kind to share here with our readers.
Mark Tipple is a documentary filmmaker & photographer from Sydney, Australia and over the last few years has been hailed worldwide for his craft. But much like the vast expanse of the ocean that he has fallen in love with over the years, true appreciation for his art comes from understanding the depth of it. With camera in hand he filmed and photographed the touching story of the youth of Kigamboni Community Center, Tanzania; the aftermath of the much hyped Jakartan dream; the village of Navakai, Fiji ravaged by natural disaster; and the vulnerability of the great white shark in Guadalupe island, Mexico coordinated with his brother Luke Tipple, the marine biologist.