Andrew Dosunmu is currently based between New York, and lagos, Nigeria. Raised and educated in Nigeria, Dosunmu began his career as a design assistant at the fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent. He subsequently worked as a Creative Director and fashion photographer, whose images appeared in a variety of international magazines. Besides a flourishing career in photography, Dosunmu is active in film and television. His award-winning documentary Hot Irons (1999) won best documentary at FESPACO and the Reel Award at Toronto. He also served as creative director for album covers (for such artists as Erykah Badu and Public Enemy), and directed music videos for artists like Isaac Hayes, Common, Wyclef Jean, Kelis, Maxwell, Tracy Chapman and Talib Kweli.
In 2006, Dosunmu participated in the exhibition “Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary Photography” at the International Center of Photography curated by Okwai Enwenzor. He is currently working on his documentary “The African Game” which documents the fans and spirit of football in Africa. Photographs from this documentary have already been published in a coffee table book by Powerhouse Publishing. Restless City is his first feature film endeavor, which will premiere in the festival circuit in late 2010. Dosunmu is a grant recipient of the Annenberg Foundation and the Maryland Film Fund.
Ann Woo lives and works in Hong Kong.
Born in Washington DC, Eric White has always been fascinated with the world around him. As a child, he traveled across the country with his family, an act which instilled in him at an early age an abiding love of travel. Since then, White has continued to travel extensively, exploring and documenting the realities of the multicultural world in which we live. His photos suggest a unique insight into and experience of the human condition, of light and form connecting to illuminate the essential, intangible human experience. White earned his degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and currently resides in New York City, where he pursues both commercial and artistic photographic endeavors, always seeking to explore and challenge the world around him. He is currently hard at work on publishing his first book.
Jimmy Ming Shum
Jimmy Ming Shum studied photography and film production at San Francisco Art Institute and Pratt Institute New York. His photographs are part of the collections at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan, where he was selected as part of the New Generation Photographers Exhibition in 2003. Shum was also a recipient of Surface magazine’s Avant Guardian Award in 2005, an award which identifies the best emerging fashion photography talents in North America.
Shum works between Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York. His photographs have been featured in magazines worldwide such as Details, Self Service, Surface, Times, Vogue China, Men’s Uno, Vision and Modern Weekly.
Jo-ey Tang is a Hong Kong-born, New York-based artist, working in photography and objects. He is currently a MFA candidate at New York University's Steinhardt School, and a picture editor of n+1, a literary journal based in Brooklyn.
Marlene Marino (Virginia, United States) studied art and philosophy in New York before launching her photographic practice in 1999. Upon graduation, her first exhibition was at American Fine Arts, NY – curated by Colin De Land. Marino recently published the project Cuba 2009, as a special edition for Purple Fashion Magazine #11, with whom she contributes regularly.
Through photography Marino has developed an aesthetic, in which images are purposefully crafted to have a nostalgic and mysterious feel. Influenced by the films of the Nouvelle Vague, and avant-guard photo movement of 70's Japan, Marino's micro-narratives are a social and emotional form of photography that blurs the line between past and present. It's a private photography. Her semi-autobiographical portraits attempt to retrace steps by recording the things that compel her. There's an attitude of leisurely sensuality, which prevails. It's an intimacy casual enough to make you forget the lovely, self-possessed people as they meander through the frame.
Marlene Marino is based in New York City.
Quentin Shih was born in Tianjin, and is currently based in New York.
Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Microsoft, IBM, Sony Ericsson, Christian Dior
China’s Photographer of the Year Award in 2007, New York Photo Award 2008, PDN PIX Digital Contest 2008, Hasselblad Masters Award 2009
Christian Dior presents photographs by Quentin Shih, Costa Mesa, California, US (solo) , The Stranger in the Glass Box, ION Art Gallery, Singapore (solo), Women of Many Faces, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China (group), Christian Dior, 60 years in photography, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia (group)
During his current stay in New York, Shih has been focusing on his first love, contemporary fine art photography, working along themes of China’s influence on Western culture.
Wendelien Daan (Eindhoven, 1965) started out studying fashion design at the ArtEZ Art College in Arnhem, The Netherlands. It was in college that she discovered photography, which was the perfect tool for capturing the vibrancy and expressiveness that she loved most about fashion. Daan's work transports you into the absurd parallel world of our everyday existence. One feels a draw to the subject that is fascinating yet unsettling. The people in the photos are all, in a way, absent. They do not really represent a certain person, but rather the representation of a feeling. Daan's careful use of open and closed body languages help to evoke the emotions of female power and desire.
Wendelien Daan works internationally and has been published in magazines like Vogue, Dutch, Face, i-D, and Visionaire. She has exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Rome, Paris, Marseilles and Melbourne.