was born in Israel in 1940.She graduated from the Hebrew University
with a degree in philosophy and religion. She started photographing
in 1972 doing stills for movies and working with Gregory Peck,
Roy Scheider, Oliver Reed and others. She has done freelance
work for Israeli and international newspapers for many years,
including Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, The New
York Times, The London Times, and Die Zeit.
In addition, she has published several books, among them Jerusalem
Poetry with Yehuda Amichai, Pioneers, Aliya,
and Mothers on Earth. A new book entitled Women
at Work will be published soon. Aliza lives in Jerusalem,
is married and has one daughter.
Botman lives in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and has
been photographing since 1976. He published his first book,
Heartbeat, in 1994, with exhibitions in Holland, France,
Australia, Germany and Japan. His second book, Rainchild,
will be published within a year. He says he is not out to
get grand moments, but prefers to show smaller and auto-biographic
things: "smiling eyes, for instance". Botman has
curated many exhibitions, showing photographers such as Christer
Stromholm, Lee Friedlander, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Ken Schles, Dave
Heath, Johan van der Keuken and Jun Morinaga.
DeCesare has worked for seven years documenting El
Salvadoran gangs in California. Her work has been featured
in The New York Times Magazine, Aperture, DoubleTake,
Life, Newsweek, Harpers, The
Village Voice, and can be seen at www.donnadecesare.com.
She has contributed to a number of books and is the recipient
of many awards, including the 1993 Dorothea Lange prize, a
1996 New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Fellowship,
and a Mother Jones Photo Fund grant in 1999.
Klich studied psychology and worked with troubled
adolescents before becoming a photographer and eventually
joining Magnum Photos in 1998. His first book, The Book
of Beth, was made with a drug addict and prostitute about
her life and has been translated into a number of languages.
In 1999 he published El Niño, which is the culmination
of 10 years spent photographing homeless children in Mexico
is the author of seven books of poetry, a former photography
critic for Le Matin in Paris, and a painter. An editor
of PixelPress online and a contributor to Aperture
magazine, she is currently completing an illustrated biography
of British photographer and Magnum co-founder George Rodger
to be published by Syracuse University Press in Spring, 2003.
Naggar is represented by Gallery@49.
photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Fortune,
US News & World Report, and other publications. He has
written for Newsday, Newsweek International, Aperture, The
New York Times Magazine, and Savoy.
From 2000 through 2002, Palmer was an on-air correspondent
for CNN. He served as US News & World Report's China correspondent
from 1996 to 1998, but he began his tenure at the magazine
as a Staff Photographer. Palmer started his career in journalism
as a fact-checker at The Village Voice. He is a Sagittarius.
Rodríguez's photographs have appeared in National
Geographic, Life, Vibe, The Village Voice,
Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine and
Sí. His work has been exhibited at the International
Center of Photography, New York; the California Museum of
Photography, Riverside; and at the Human Rights Watch International
Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Rodriguezs most recent
book, East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A., was
published in 1998. He is represented by Black Star Photo Agency
and lives in Brooklyn. View more works at:
graduated in 1999 from the Tisch School of the Arts, at New
York University, with degrees in both Photography and History
of Art. After acting as the Director of Photography at Northfield
Mount Hermon School in 1999-2000, he relocated to London,
England, where he is currently working as a freelance photographer,
and is pursuing a masters degree in Humanities and Cultural
Studies at the London Consortium.
Briski born in London, England and earned a master's
degree in theology and religious studies at the University
of Cambridge. In 1997 she began a story in India on the sex
workers of Calcutta's red light district. During extended
trips, Briski, with support from the George Soros' Open Society
Institute and Annie Leibovitz, started photographic workshops
for the children of the prostitutes. A selection of the childrens
photographs make up the 2003 Amnesty International calendar
and Briski is currently fundraising for the editing of a documentary
of the workshops and her experience with the children in Calcutta.
born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. A multi-media artist, curator and educator. Founder of the First Israeli Photography Bienalle , Israel, director of the Israeli Photography Museum in Tel Hai, head of Photography Dep. and lecturer at the Haifa College
of Design and co founder of Pyramida - Centre for Contemporary
Art, Haifa, Israel. Eilat has been awarded several grants
and awards, including an Artist in Residence at NYUs
Tisch School of the Arts in 1997. He has exhibited worldwide
and his works are held in several public collections in Israel
as well as in Germany and the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris.
about Avraham Eilat can be seen on his web site www.eilatart.com.
Sira is a free-lance photographer whowas born in Venezuela
and is currently based in New York City. He studied at the
International Center of photography in New York, under the
direction of Cornel Capa. He was a finalist for the W. Eugene
Smith Award in 1999 and 2000. In 2001, he was awarded the
Andrea Frank Grant founded in 1995 by Robert Frank. 2002 he
was one of the recipients of the International Fund for Documentary
Photography Award for his work on Latin America immigration
to the United States. More about Victor can be seen on his
web site www.victorsira.com.
Born in France and based in Brooklyn, NY Monfort began documentary
1994. Her work has appeared in CultureFront, Life,
Stress, the Village Voice and Doubletake.
Her work has been exhibited in cultural institutions in the
US and abroad. In 1999 she collaborated with High School students
in Des Moines, Iowa, exploring notions of identity, alienation
and belonging in America.
In the spring of 2003, Monfort's work will be exhibited at
the Maryland Art Space in Baltimore through a grant from the
Soros Foundation, and at the Brooklyn Public Library. She
can be reached at email@example.com.
Mohr was born in Switzerland to German immigrant parents.
First trained as a painter, Mohr turned to photography at
the age of 30. Mohr has traveled all over the world and has
collaborated with documentary makers, theatre groups and international
NGOs working with refugees. His work has appeared in over
two-dozen publications and he has also authored many articles
and essays on photography. A witness to world events for more
than 40 years, Mohr says he takes pictures "to express
myself, to show people what is happening in the world."
Avigail Schimmel born in Israel where she graduated
from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem with
a degree in photography. While traveling in Chile in1995 she
started photographing the ocean and later moved to New York
where she continued photographing the rivers surrounding the
city, in particular taking photos from the Staten Island ferry.
She also takes portraits, and her work Portraits on
Paper was shown at the Museum for Israeli Art in Ramat
Gan, Israel. She has exhibited her work in New York, Israel
and most recently in Switzerland. Her work can be viewed at
Fabiano Trained as a painter and sculptor, Fabiano
turned to photography seven years ago. His documentary focus
has taken him all over the world, including extensive periods
in the Balkan region particularly in Albania. His coverage
of the Kosovo war has earned him international recognition
including from the 1999 Kodak/PDN Black and White Photography
competition and the 2000 Alfred Eisenstadt Awards. Recently
he has photographed the war in the Middle East and its effect
on non-combatants as well as using the concept of "property"
to illustrate homelessness in the U.S. He can be reached via
email at Phojrn@aol.com.
work has been supported and exhibited by a number of organizations
including the United Nations' the Lilly Endowment and the
Open Society Institute. He will be featured in 25 Under 25,
a book about young American photographers edited by Iris Tillman
Hill and published by powerHouse in October 2003. He learned
photography from Wendy Ewald, Alex Harris and Richard Misrach.
He lives in San Francisco with his fiancée Sara Green.
born in the Netherlands and based in New York and Brussels,
studied cultural anthropology and later, photography at the
School for Visual Arts. His work has appeared in Vanity
Fair, The New Yorker, NY Times Magazine,
National Geographic , Details, Vrij Nederland,
and the Frankfurter Allgemeine among others. Voeten
frequently works with humanitarian organizations such as the
UN, International Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and
more. He is the author of several books, most recently How
de Body (St. Martin's Press) about his harrowing experience
in Sierra Leone being chased by rebel fighters while on assignment
covering child soldiers. He is a frequent guest on news shows
in Belgium and the Netherlands as well as at universities
and journalism conferences in the USA. In addition to his
journalistic work, Voeten has started a foundation that is
raising funds for a high school in Sierra Leone. He can be
reached via firstname.lastname@example.org
or at www.teunvoeten.com.