Kate Peters, born Coventry, England in 1980, gained a BA (Hons) in Photography at Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall in 2002 before moving to London where she is currently based. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and can regularly be seen in publications including Monocle, FT Weekend, The Independent New Review, Guardian Weekend, and The Telegraph. Her portrait of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, was featured on the cover of TIME magazine in December 2010 and included in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition in November 2011. Kate’s first solo exhibition Stranger than Fiction was at the hpgrp Gallery in New York in February 2011. She has participated in numerous group shows including the Format Photography Festival in Derby, UK and the Darmstadter Tage der Fotografie in Germany. Several of her portraits form part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Oliver Dignal was born in Frankfurt a.M., Germany in 1985. Studying art history at J.W.Goethe Universität, Frankfurt a.M., (2005-2006) he has been part of Klasse Martin Liebscher at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach am Main since 2008. Currently finishing his studies, he is also one of the founders of Album, Magazin für Fotografie (since 2010), which has released its third issue this year and held appearance at Paris Photo and further events in Hamburg, Vevey, Budapest etc. In 2010 also he won the Deutsche Börse Fotoförderpreis. His latest work is shown in the recent issue of waterfall magazine London/Taiwan. He lives and works in Berlin.
“The photos of Marco Citron from ex-soviet countries look strangely familiar. They remind us of the images of Utopia, so beloved by Communist block photographers in the 60’s and 70s. These can be found in postcards, propaganda books showing the bright new cities they depicted and many other forms. Yet somehow we also know
they are different. Not only are these taken by a artist of some sophistication, but just the way he arranges the cars, and the foregrounds,for example, in the photographs has a real wit to them.
It is both playful and very subtle. The photographs have a humour to them which is almost a contradiction, given the dry and pedestrian nature of the subject matter.
That little ambiguity is what makes these photographs really work.”
A part of Food For Your Eyes Slideshows presented during Month of Photograhy in Vienna last november , “Boring Landscape” is exhibited at the 5th Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie