Paweł Jaśkiewicz

In my photographic work my biggest focus lays on a place and its surroundings. I’m interested in recontextualisation, giving the new meanings to elements which are found by accident, seemed to be immaterial. 

My way is never planned. I mostly relay on my intuition while I try to discover by wandering the genius loci of the space around me. I emphasise the process which takes place during the photographic work itself – since. I explore the city and the areas around it. This has a special meaning for me; this is what my photographic creativity is all about, constantly exploring and discovering new area. Giving new meanings, comparing places, items met on the road. Continuous observation of reality that I would experience there. 

Discovering the city, step by step and finding all the pieces. A stay in Syracuse would be an impulse for me to find a photographic language differing from my usual approach, less abstract and revolving more on a site-specific cultural codes behind the places I would visit.

Seunggu Kim

Better Days | Korea has been developed rapidly over 40 years, which caused a lot of social ironies. One of the irony is long working hours with very short period of break. During holidays, Koreans try their best to enjoy it, but due to lack of time to travel, they spend time mostly around city. Therefore, the leisure places around Seoul and suburb try to show something interesting to entertain their customers. By doing so, all of the western and Korean cultures are mixed together. The "Better Days" describes Korean spectacles from the way they enjoy their short vacation.

Brando Ghinzelli

LOST IN LA BASSA | Luigi Ghirri says that melancholia can also arise when a landscape can make us remember too many things and that's probably what I felt when I shoot the images collected in this series.

The project "Lost in La Bassa" is about the lands where I was born and where I used to live when I was a little kid. When I moved to another town I used to come back here to visit my relatives but, with the passage of time the visits have become more sporadic. That's why I decided to retrace these landscapes in order to recall lost memories from my childhood and see these lands with new eyes.

Bill O'Donnell

DAYLIGHT | A rusting dollhouse is a world of make-believe with its own quirky authority; the fakery of room details can offer a convincing enough invitation to pretend. The familiar play of daylight can bestow an even greater credibility on these counterfeit rooms. Ironically, that very daylight is busily exposing the slots and tabs of dollhouse construction and unmasking the just-adequate bits of trompe l’oeil.

George Marazakis

If we assume that humans, and by extension, human civilization is a product of nature, considering the way that appeared, as small growing changes in topography,   an external observer could describe it as an autoimmune disease attacking its own body. However, what it would considered as a disease  is our very existence and the cure, the  ecological movement, does not aim at the «salvation of the planet» but at the salvation of human existence on the planet. Humanity’s impact  on Earth’s geology is so crucial that the 11650 years old Holocene, the current Geological epoch, is proposed to replaced by a new one called Anthropocene,  from the Greek word «anthropos» for human.

Leslie Sheryll

Mourning Tears | In this series, I combine the sometimes harsh reality of post mortem tintypes with symbolism used in posthumous paintings of the same era. Recording the dead as a treasured remembrance was common practice in the 19th century and was not considered morbid. Mortality rates were high especially among mothers and children; it was common for babies to remain unnamed until after their first year of life.

Death was an intimate experience which took place at home. Preparation was often carried out by women, who embraced death as a fact of life. It was a custom for the rich to hire an artist to paint the deceased. The artist would incorporate symbolic meaning into the painting to help ease the sadness of those left behind. The invention of the tintype, in the mid 1800’s, was a new inexpensive photographic process which allowed people of all classes to have a loved ones image recorded. This was often the only visual documentation of the deceased. Post mortem tintypes could be a harsh, signs of illness or rigor mortis may be apparent. Sometimes eyes were either forced open or painted on closed lids. The practice of propping the deceased in a chair or even standing, wearing their best clothes was common. As was photographing the deceased among family members.

By adding flowers, color, fabric, objects and scenes to post mortem tintypes, the symbolism used by the posthumus painters, I hopefully create a softer narrative. There is always sadness with death and the tears incorporated in each image pay tribute to both the deceased and the ones left behind.

Michal Narozny

“Islands: Mallorca”, is the first part of a conceptual photographic quadriptych "Island", focusing on the four main Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera) located near the east coast of Spain on an archipelago in the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. The idea emerged during the many months of my stay on Mallorca, where I worked, paid taxes, made friends, experienced the openness of the locals, and finally became the island's resident myself, strongly identifying with the local customs and culture while escaping the tourist fuss. Thanks to that, I discovered one of the most popular destinations for leisure and partying from a different perspective. I discovered that Mallorca as a place treated by locals with a certain dose of reverence and magic. It is full of beautiful and undiscovered obelisks, landscapes, sun-roasted nature, and masonic mysteries - a perfect refuge for modern hippies and nomads.

Mallorca releases mainly holiday, party moods, it is associated with intoxicating nights and romantic sunsets. However, beneath the surface there lies the energy of a place having its own identity, temperature, and colour.

Cycle „Islands: Mallorca", which is the first conceptual documentary project about this spanish island.

Stephen Shaw

I was raised on Grange Park in Blackpool the North West of England. I observe connections and show hidden worlds not everyone is exposed to. An aura of strange links in time.Strange is an on-going project set within Grange Park, a council estate in Blackpool, where one has to mind one's fookin' back. It's a project derived from a desire to document areas of personal significance to myself, with an intention to memorialise.

Travis Rainey

I started photographing in East New York, Brooklyn early in 2015. Mayor Bill de Blasio's rezoning program began in this neighborhood and it was close by. I wanted to get to know areas of Brooklyn that were nearer to what my childhood memories of visiting New York were like. East New York is a short walk away from where I live now, so I took my cameras and began meeting people, getting to know them a little bit, and photographing them.

Hue Hale

The male psyche is a problematic entity, and when drawn out into the harsh light of analysis and discussion reels, yearning to retreat back into the darkness. In Modern Ireland, the notion of a man seeking support for mental health issues, despite numerous awareness campaigns and the like, is still heavily weighted with stigma and shame. This project is a document of the emotional turmoil a young man faces in his everyday life. In photographing his body and the surrounding spaces in which he feels the most at war with himself, the feelings of isolation, insecurity, and melancholy are encompassed. Through this process, the project becomes transfigured as his mental anguish itself has been used as a catalyst for the recovery of his mind. Thus, the project functions as a method of therapy.

Gian Marco Sanna

MALAGROTTA - THE CITY OF SNOW | The Malagrotta Dump is the main long-term storage site for urban solid waste from the city of Rome. It is located in the western suburbs of the city, in the estate of Malagrotta. The name derives from the Latin Mola Rupta , a name originated by a broken grinding wheel on the nearby stream Rio Galeria. According to some, the largest landfill in Europe. 240 hectares, between 4500 and 5000 tons of waste were dumped every day.
In 2013, Italy was sanctioned at the European Court of Justice by the European Environment Committee as part of the waste discharged at the landfill did not undergo the biological treatment (MBT) required by the European regulations.  On January 9, 2014, the NOE (ecological department of carabinieri) commanded by Sergio De Caprio, known as “Ultimo” , stopped 7 people. Among others the owner of the dump Manlio Cerroni, know as “Re della monnezza” (“the king of garbage”) and the former president of the Lazio region Bruno Landi.

Since the closure of the malagrotta dump the situation has not improved. Abandoned waste of all kinds are still visible in the areas surrounding the landfill. Malagrotta consists of black water flows, worn tires, rubbles, abandoned cars, dead palms trees and ashes. A wounded ground. In the night the air is filled with a thick cloud of smoke and stench. It’s the city of snow.

Caleb Churchill

The Era of Hopeful Monsters | Our environment as it appears to us in photographs is translated as landscape, a landscape that is transformed, altered and romanticized by American culture. Despite a desire for the unspoiled ideal of the American landscape that prompted the founding of the National Park system, our human need to organize, facilitate and take ownership, has become the geographical reality.


House/hold "The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children." — G.K. Chesterton

Hillerbrand+Magsamen’s work reinterprets the people, activities and objects of their everyday life as they navigate perceptions of identity, heroism and family within a uniquely American subjectivity. In the photographic series House/hold, the artists take a heroic look at their ordinary day-to-day lives through self-portraits of themselves and children. The titles come from Shakespeare and mythology such as Ophelia, Hercules and Diana.

Sergio Camplone

Inside the frames are described places and events that have characterized the life and travel of Giovanni dalla Costa: the places of birth, the war of independence with the nascent Kingdom of Italy, the great emigration to the Americas and Alaska, the search for gold, the return to home and the 1st world war with some hints on European and Italian contemporary immigration. The storytelling will try to tell the story of a farmer, who became a gold digger. He passed all the major crises between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with the awareness that "history and memory are not synonymous. Memory is life carried by living groups and therefore in permanent evolution. History is instead the problematic and incomplete reconstruction of what is no longer ". -Pierre Nora

Lorenzo Palombini

Arrivals in Cesenatico and discover what it means void. The greyness of winter. The cold beauty. The appearance of observing wonders abandoned. These photos are devoid of human being, but full of humanity into hibernation. The viewer’s attention is focused solely on the structures, unique and unmistakable. They waited too long gaze of a stranger, to receive proper attention.

Tilyen Mucik

HERBARIUM | When I think of my childhood I remember that when I was alone I saw the world different. I enjoyed walking to school, observing houses and thinking about other people lives, looking for figure shapes in rocks, stopping around gardens and counting flowers, thinking of how long the snail trails on the sidewalk are.

Fiona Filipidis

Will revery alone really do if bees are few? As much as I love to daydream, I’m afraid the answer is a resounding, gut-wrenching ‘NO’. Bees are crucial to the continuation of human life. But our impact on the environment through the misuse of insecticides, added to the proliferation of pests and diseases and loss of habitat, is threatening the survival of this mighty insect. When bees have access to good nutrition, so do we – you can thank them for one in three bites of food you eat – and yet every batch of pollen has at least six pesticides in it.

Giorgio Bagnarelli

Borca di Cadore is a small town in the province of Belluno, in the region called Cadore, in the north-east of Italy. The village is located in the middle of the Boite river valley, at 942mt above sea level close to the Dolomites and just below Mount Antelao, along the road that leads to the famous village of Cortina d'Ampezzo, then continuing towards Germany.

Corey J. Isenor

Breaking Tradition is a series of medium format film photographs spanning a period of 5 years during the time I lived in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. These images attempt to explore a sincere appreciation of the landscape while taking into consideration what is expected and maintained aesthetically within a tourism-focused seaside environment.

Vasiliki Stamou


In this project my purpose is to approach the people who live and work in the circus. I had always wondered what their lives were like and it all seemed surreal in my eyes. I was fascinated by their "nomadic" lifestyle, their constant moving from city to city and their everyday life. What kind of people are they really? It overwhelms me! They indeed have special abilities, but only on the stage. Their lives are no different from ours, their microcosm reflects real life. When they step on stage they leave their problems and identity aside. All they want is to make people believe that the magic of the circus is real. As Oscar Wilde put it, "A man is less himself when he speaks as himself. Give him a mask and he’ll tell you the truth." Without their audience these people are nothing and without them we can’t dream.