Brian Finke’s work is included in several permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Akron Art Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan. He was nominated for the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award in 2004 and won a prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship the same year.
Justyna Badach’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the collections of Museet for Fotokunst Brandts, Odense, Denmark. Cranbrook Museum of Art and The Center for Photography,Woodstock. She is the recipeint of numerous grants and awards including: The Independence Foundation Artist Fellwoship, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Leeway Foundation. Her work is represented by Gallery 339 in Philadelphia.
Betsy Schneider is a photo-based artist who lives and works in Tempe, Arizona and Sharon, Massachusetts. She is fascinated by photography and uses it to better understand such complicated things as time, decay, the body, childhood, culture, and relationships. Her work has been shown internationally and is in several collections including the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Museet for Fotokunst in Denmark. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, she is currently working on her fellowship project Triskaidekaphobia, portraits and video interviews with 250 thirteen year olds. She is eager to include a wide geographic and demographic in this project and urges anyone with connections to thirteen year-olds interested in participating to contact her. She is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University.
Lucas Foglia was raised on a small family farm in Long Island and is currently based in San Francisco. A graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Art, Lucas exhibits and publishes his photographs internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Pilara Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Fine Art, and has been published in Aperture Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Contact Sheet, and PDN’s 30. His first book, A Natural Order, is available from Nazraeli Press.
Jess T. Dugan is a portrait photographer whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. She earned a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an ALM in Museum Studies from Harvard University. Jess’ photographs are regularly exhibited nationwide and are in the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museum, The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston, MA and the Schneider Gallery in Chicago, IL.
Deborah Parkin is a photographer based in rural Northumberland, UK. She spent many years in Academia – researching for a Ph.D in Women’s War Writing & teaching as well as gaining an MA in Holocaust Studies. Deborah has always been fascinated with childhood, whether it is recording her own memories of childhood, photographing her own children or other children. In her series Stillness in Time she wanted to photograph children using the wet plate collodion process – a process that requires stillness, the antithesis to the frantic, sometimes pressurized world these children live in. She wanted to record moments of stillness and disengagement from their immediate world. Her work is to be published by Gallery Vevais this summer and is held in collections in the U.S and Europe.
Steve Davis is a documentary portrait and landscape photographer. His work is in many collections, including the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Seattle Art Museum, the George Eastman House, and the Musee de la Photographie in Belgium. He is a former first place recipient of CENTER's Project Competition Award, and has received two Washington Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowships. He is represented by the James Harris Gallery, Seattle.
Cig Harvey’s photographs and artist’s books have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of major museums,including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Farnsworth Museum, Maine and the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. She was a recent finalist for the prestigious BMW Prize at Paris Photo and had her first solo museum show at The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway in the spring of 2012, in conjunction with the release of her monograph You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Schilt Publishing, 2012.