Camera in hand, Giovanni Savino watches every passing moment with infinite interest. The NY-based photographer and weather-beaten traveller know the great value of time and what wealth of opportunity it can bring to anyone who cares to follow its rhythm. Giovanni Savino is also an engaging storyteller. Today, he is going to share with you his life’s story.
The fact that a city so readily divulges her secrets to Viviana Peretti, or more aptly to her camera lenses, does not come as a big surprise. For Viviana spent much of her childhood and teens in a small town close to Rome, greater part of a decade in bustling Bogotá, Columba, briefly spent time in beautiful Marseille, France while firmly anchoring herself in the global village of New York. In true sense, as in life so through her art, Viviana has treaded from serenity to pandemonium before being back to orderliness.
Ron van Dongen spent time across various time zones during different phases of his life. He was born in Judibana, Venezuela, 1961. He spent his early childhood in Warmond, The Netherlands. Perhaps, it is self-explanatory from where his intimacy with the floral world originated. Ron completed studies from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Ron van Dongen can truly say, ‘I know that if odour were visible as colour is, I’d see the summer garden aureoled in rainbow clouds.’
It is a trip to Tanzania in 2001 that influenced Billy’s course of life in many ways. Not only he visited and revisited the continent many times since to fulfill his passion for photography but also to collaborate actively with many institutions striving to preserve the wealth of African fauna. He is a patron of Giraffe Conservation Foundation. He also regularly donates images both for spreading awareness about the cause and also to help in raising funds for African Wildlife Foundation, the Nature Conservancy and other conservation initiatives. That his art has found a greater purpose beyond being a source of a positive delight for the audience is perhaps his greatest achievement.
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.