2019 MSPF

GUEST ARTISTS

GULNARA SAMOILOVA

ARTIST TALK
Friday December 6th - 5 pm
Auditorium

Gulnara Samoilova is a street and fine art photographer based in New York City and the founder of @WomenStreetPhotographers Instagram feed and the traveling exhibition. With almost 40 years combined experience as a documentary photographer, artist, photojournalist and a photo editor for the Associated Press, Gulnara employs her experience and qualifications to research and curate an impressive body of work by women photographers from around the globe.

 

Gulnara holds a certificate in creative practices from the International Center of Photography in New York City and a diploma in photography from the Moscow Poletech College. She received national and international awards for her iconic photographs from 9/11/01, including first prize in the World Press Photo and nomination for the Pulitzer Prize by the Associated Press. Her work is a part of major collections such as the Museum of the City of New York, The New York Public Library, New York Historical Society, the Newseum, and Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

SOFIA SEBASTIAN

ARTIST TALK
Thursday December 5th - 4 pm
Auditorium

I was born in Madrid but I currently live in the US. I was first introduced to photography while watching classic B&W and color movies as a teenager. I didn't know at the time but the powerful visual storytelling of movie masters such as F.W. Murnau, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Louis Malle, Francois Truffaut, Luis Buñuel, and many others became forever embedded in my brain. Starting in 2011 I took some photography classes at the International Center of Photography in NYC, but it was only recently that I discovered my passion for street photography.

Instagram : @fedora357

JENS KRAUER

ARTIST TALK
Friday  December 6th - 3:30 pm
Auditorium

Jens Krauer is a Street and Documentary Photographer based in Zurich Switzerland. He is an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and a fellows honoris causa of the BULB (Balkan Urban League) collective, dedicated to documenting life in eastern Europe and the Balkans. While working on different long term documentary projects he still spends the majority of his time shooting purely candid street photography without interacting with his subject at any point of time in the process. In search of the candid moment he wanders cities all over the globe from Instanbul, Kiev, Sofia, Amsterdam, Bucharest to New York, always with the human element of different cultures as the main focus of his work.

 

He has exhibited his work multiple times in Europe and on occasion in the US, been featured in the official Siena Foto Festival Magazine and other magazines, been featured by several photography websites, teaches Workshops and podcasts about photography. Jens is a regular speaker at PHOS, the free street photography days taking place in the Balkans (Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia, etc.).

 

www.jenskrauer.com

IG @urbanframes

ANASTASIA SAMOYLOVA

ARTIST TALK
Saturday  December 7th - 3 pm
Auditorium

Anastasia Samoylova (born 1984, Moscow; lives and works in Miami) moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. She will present solo exhibitions of her ongoing project FloodZone at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa in January 2020. With over 80 photographs, the book of the project will be published by Steidl in fall 2019. In 2018 Samoylova was awarded two grants for FloodZone, the South Arts Fellowship and Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. Recent exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Griffin Museum of Photography, MA; Aperture Foundation, NY; as well as numerous festivals in Brazil, Belgium, France, Israel, Netherlands, China, and South Korea. Samoylova has published with The New Yorker, Smithsonian Magazine, FOAM, Wired, Art Press, Wall Street Journal, Oxford American and Bloomberg Businessweek. Her work is in the collections at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, ArtSlant Collection in Paris and libraries at Yale University, Stanford University and MoMA Library New York. She is represented by Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami. 

 

Website = https://www.anasamoylova.com/

IG = https://www.instagram.com/anasamoylova/

GUSTAVO MINAS

ARTIST TALK
Thursday  December 5th - 5:30 pm
Auditorium

Gustavo Minas was born in Cássia (MG, Brazil) in 1981. He graduated in journalism from the State University of Londrina and studied language and history of photography with Carlos Moreira in São Paulo. Since 2009, he has photographed the daily life of the cities where he lives. He currently works as a journalist and freelance photographer in Brasilia. In 2017, his 'Bus Station' series won the POY LATAM award in the category "The Future of the Cities”. He’s a member of Burn my Eye and Flanares collectives.

Instagram @gustavominas

VINEET VOHRA

WORKSHOP
Thursday  December 3th - 6th 
SOLD OUT

Leica Ambassador and Instructor
Co-founder of APF Magazine,
Writer and Educator
 
Street photographer Vineet Vohra, along with his brother Rohit Vohra,
is the founder of Artphotofeature.com (APF), a highly successful
international magazine and online platform that showcases the work of
emerging photographers, artists and designers.   
 
“Since 2001 street photography has been my passion and my first
nature. To me street photography is a journey.   I travel everyday, I am
learning and unlearning everyday, I thrive to improve everyday, and I
try to be as honest through my lens as I can. I try to synthesize
between human elements and the environment and my main focus is
on how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary. “
 
Vineet is currently doing workshops globally and has been chosen as
a Fuji "X" photographer. His works and stories have been published in
prestigious magazines all over the world.  He currently resides in
India. Website: http://vineetvohra.com

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