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Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky makes large-scale, colour photographs distinctive for their incisive and critical look at the effect of capitalism and globalisation on contemporary life.

Gursky studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in the early 1980s and first adopted a style and method closely following Becher’s systematic approach to photography, creating small, black-and-white prints. In the early 1980s, however, he broke from this tradition, using colour film and spontaneous observation to make a series of images of people at leisure, such as hikers, swimmers and skiers, depicted as tiny protagonists in a vast landscape.

Since the 1990s, Gursky has concentrated on sites of commerce and tourism, making work that draws attention to today’s burgeoning high-tech industry and global markets. His imagery ranges from the vast, anonymous architecture of modern day hotel lobbies, apartment buildings and warehouses to stock exchanges and parliaments in places from as far a field as Shanghai, Brasília, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Although his work adopts the scale and composition of historical landscape paintings, his photographs are often derived from inauspicious sources: a black and white photograph in a newspaper, for example, that is then researched at length before the final photograph is shot and often altered digitally before printing.

Alessandra Sanguinetti

Born in New York and raised in Argentina, Alessandra Sanguinetti is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and Hasselblad Grant winner.
She has been exhibited in ICP's second triennial, Ecotopia, and at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco MoMA, and MoMA in Buenos Aires, as well as ICP and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Alessandra's recent book, On the Sixth Day, vividly explores the relationship between man and animal.

Alessandra Sanguinetti joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2007.

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Jess T. Dugan

"For several years, I have been working on "the (trans)gender series." By photographing people within the transgender and gender variant community, I have been making images that speak to the many variations and manifestations of gender in our society. What exactly is it that makes us male or female, masculine or feminine? I am interested in discovering how deeply gender norms have become embedded into our society, so that even the smallest physical action or object is associated with one sex or the other. Through my images, I aim to question these norms and give a voice to the people who question and fight them every day. I strive to create photographs that are aesthetically beautiful in order to attract a viewer who may otherwise shy away from the subject matter, fusing a classical style with a contemporary subject and creating a forum through which a wider audience can relate to and understand people living a different experience from their own.

Ultimately, my photographs are an exploration into humanity, finding exactly what it is that makes each of us who we are while striving to make something larger, something universal, out of something very specific and detailed. I want to examine human relationships and come to a closer understanding of how and why we are drawn to one another. I want the viewer to recognize a part of themselves in my photographs, whether they are of a transgender person or a farm worker, a young child, or an elderly mother. I hope to inspire a feeling that we are all part of something larger, and that while we all have our differences, there is something burning, recognizable, and alive in each of us."

Michael Bühler-Rose

Michael Bühler-Rose earned his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2005. For his MFA, he studied with Andrea Robbins and Max Becher at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he also received a Fulbright Fellowship to India, graduating in 2008. Currently a part-time critic at Rhode Island School of Design, Bühler-Rose is a recent SMFA Alumni Traveling Scholars Award recipient, and will have an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in spring 2010. Also an active curator, Bühler-Rose recently organized The Form Itself, shown at Priska C. Juschka Fine Arts in New York, NY and Opposing Photographers as part of Young Curators: New Visions, at the Bond Street Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Bühler-Rose encourages us to consider that things are not always what they seem. Featured online are selections from his series "Constructing the Exotic." In this series, inspired in part by painting, he photographs western, mostly Caucasian, women who were raised either within the Indian subcontinent itself or simply born into its tradition dressed in their own Indian garments. They, in essence, become an other "other.”

"Constructing the Exotic "

This series explores conventions of the figure in painting and photography through the lens of historical, colonial, and native art.
Placing the unfamiliar within the familiar opens a door to questions concerning the identity of the “exotic other.” In these images, Western women raised in India or simply born into its socio-religious heritage become, in one sense, the “other.” Their placement in the familiar contemporary Western cultural landscape draws the viewer into their world and pulls at the seams of notions of the exotic.