Photographers

Sooyeun Ahn

Sooyeun Ahn was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea where she worked as a writer for 10 years before moving to Japan to study photography at the Tokyo Polytechnic University. After spending two years in Japan, Ahn decided to move to New York in 2008 to attend the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program.

Upon graduating from ICP, Ahn continued to photograph the streets of New York mainly at night. Rather than documenting in a more traditional form and content of narrative storytelling, Ahn focuses on variations of possibilities and changes that could happen from photographing her subjects through a very subjective personal vision.

Ahn’s photographs were exhibited at the Art & Culture Complex Gallery in South Korea, Nikon Gallery in Japan, and ICP’s Education Gallery in New York. Ahn published a book, Keitai Tokyo in 2008, a collection of photographs and writings she produced in Japan. Ahn lives and works in New York City.

Vicky Amián Azcoitia

Vicky Azcoitia is a Spanish photographer based in New York. Her images document the relationship between people and nature. Her work strives to address the importance of our natural environment, as well as to foster its respect and renewal.
Our undeniable connection to the world around us, and the impact of today’s actions on all of our tomorrows lies at the heart of her work.  Vicky’s passionate commitment to “green living” and the sustainable arts allows her to use her skills in a manner to effect serious and profound change in the way we co-exist with nature.  Her work is meant not only to elicit reaction, but also to inspire action.
Degree in Graphic Design by the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Madrid. Graduated in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography by the International Center of Photography (ICP) New York. Exhibitions in Spain, Portugal, New York.

Alejandra Ugarte Bedwell (b.1982, Mexico City)

Lives and works in New York City. A recent graduate of the International Center of Photography-Bard College’s MFA Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, she conducted her undergraduate studies at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City, where she combined drawing, sculpture and photography as her major studies.

Her work has been shown in museums, galleries and venues in Mexico, U.S.A. and Scotland and she recently obtained an honorable mention at the 2010 edition of the New York Photo Festival. In March 2010 she presented her first US solo show this place meant, at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City, NY.

In 2009, her book Finding Grandma Bear was selected for the Artists Books International Fair that took place in Mexico City as part of the Fotoseptiembre festival.

In 2005, her images and writing were published in no. 25 of the photography journal Luna Cornea.

Besides her photographic practice, she has collaborated in numerous film projects as a production designer, art director and set decorator both in Mexico and the US.

Sieglinde Cassel

Originally from England, Sieglinde Cassel moved to New York in 2007 to study at the International Center of Photography. She completed the one year general studies course and has since been involved in a number of group shows in Glasgow (Scotland) and New York. Most recently she was seen in ‘Gladiatores’, a documentary photography exhibition of cockfighting in Mexico. She has featured in American Photo Magazine’s ‘Images of the Year’ edition, 2009.

Sieglinde has also assisted a number of photographers, and is currently the head archivist and studio assistant for Jack Pierson, a successful artist and photographer in New York.

Tara Cronin

There are places that are part of what we call Home. We have memories of them yet we know they are not part of our current file of experiences.  I explore ways to discover that Place, a memory of a place that could be both standing in our world and yet have never quite existed.

What is it that separates us?  Much more seems to bring humans together than divide us.  Because of past psychiatric illness and hospitalizations I grew distant from myself and others; I became very interested in the things that are in those in-between spaces among people.

Tara Cronin is recent 2010 MFA graduate from the International Center of Photography-Bard Program in New York City.  She finished her undergraduate work with a BA in Writing at New School University.  While Tara battled hospitalizations and illness during her undergraduate work, her healing process guided her to veer toward photography and art-making in response.

Tara’s work most often involves photography, drawing, video and installation.

In 2008 Tara completed a 1-year certificate program at the International Center of Photography. Tara is twice the recipient of the ICP Director’s Fellowship Award, and has been exhibited in various venues throughout New York City.

Christian Erroi

Christian Erroi [b. 1973] is an Italian and Swiss artist who lives and works in New York, where he studied at the International Center of Photography.

His work has had solo exhibitions in galleries in Lugano and Chiasso in Switzerland, as well as a solo show at Houston Fotofest in 2008, a 2009 group show at Michael Mazzeo’s and a solo show and lecture at the NYPL, in 2010 in New York City.

In 2005 and 2006 Erroi was included in the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers in New York, which traveled to Stockholm, Tokyo, Milan and Madrid, and resulted in a book called Peek.  Erroi self-published a limited edition book called as above in 2008.

His work is in private collections throughout the world, and in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne.

Rachel Gardam

Rachel Gardam [b.1983] is a Brooklyn based photographer who recognizes the importance of documenting the lives of others. Gardam’s wanderlust has driven her to travel extensively, photographing in more than twenty countries.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Gardam moved to New York in 2006 and studied at The International Center of Photography where she completed the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program in 2008.

She spent the summer of 2008 teaching photography workshops for Canon’s Photography in the Parks Program based in Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks. Gardam’s work has been exhibited at Drury and Catherine Dianich galleries in Vermont, ICP gallery in New York and at Pingyao International Photography Festival in China.

Sarah Girner

Sarah Girner moved a lot when she was a child – first within Germany, where she was born and later in the United States and Europe. Her sense of rootlessness informs her work and in her projects she focuses on the inextricable link between a person’s identity and their sense of place.

Sarah graduated from the International Center of Photography’s 2009 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program and her work has been exhibited at the National Arts Club, the Julia Dean Gallery, the International Center of Photography, Pratt Manhattan and the Pingyao International Photography Festival. She is the recipient of the 2009 Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer. Sarah lives and works in New York City.

Sheila Griffin

Sheila Griffin is a Brooklyn based photographer specializing in documentary photography, portraiture, and landscapes. She is a graduate of the photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography. Her clients include, The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, City Magazine, The Associated Press, The Posse Foundation, and The Center for Global Affairs.

Sheila has traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe, South East Asia, as well as Japan, where she lived for a year. At heart, she is an explorer and uses her camera as a way to see into different worlds and to investigate places closer to home. She has a background in fine art, having earned her BFA in sculpture at the School of Visual Arts.

Awards Include, a Directors Fellowship from the International Center of Photography in 2007, nomination for a New York Photo Award, Second place in the American Society of Media Photographers Image 08 Contest, and two International Photography Awards. Her work has been included in numerous New York shows as well as the 2008 Pingyao Photo Festival in China.

Becky Holladay

Becky Holladay is a documentary and portrait photographer who divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles.

Her written essays and photo essays have appeared in The New York Times and Vision Magazine, as well as several other regional and local newspapers. Exhibitions include: “The Human Condition,” group show at Festival of the Photograph 2007, Slideluck Potshow XII in Brooklyn, NY, “What We Saw,” group show at the 2008 Pingyao International Photo Festival, and What We Saw: Dialects at the International Center of Photography’s education gallery. Her work is held in numerous private collections in the U.S.

Becky graduated from the full-time Photojournalism & Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography in June 2008. While at ICP, she was awarded an ICP Director’s Fellowship and nominated for a 2008 New York Photo Award.

She is a member of the international collective of documentary photographers, What We Saw.

Daniel Kukla

Daniel Kukla, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where he works as a freelance and fine art photographer, as well as an urban gardener. He is a graduate of The International Center of Photography program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. Prior to his photographic education he attended The University of Toronto and received his B.Sc. Biology & Evolutionary Ecology. His work is informed by the intersection of science and visual language. This photographic practice aims to generate an interdisciplinary and progressive discourse regarding our ever-changing relationship with the natural world.

Jesse Newman

Jesse Newman is a freelance photographer specializing in documentary photography and portraiture. Her editorial work has been published in the New York Times, Time Magazine and Newsweek. She has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. She is a graduate of the Photojournalism & Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Minny Lee

Minny Lee, a native of Seoul, South Korea is a New Jersey-based photographer. Lee is a 2008 graduate of the International Center of Photography’s one-year certificate program. In February 2009, Lee was selected to attend the Reflexions Masterclass in Europe, a two-year seminar which cultivates fifteen fledgling photographers by mentoring and field projects. Lee is also a candidate for a Master of Arts in Art History degree.

Lee’s photographs were exhibited at ICP’s Education Gallery in 2010 and Pingyao International Photography festival in 2008 among other venues. Through Reflexions Masterclass program, Lee photographed institutions such as La Fenice Theater (Italy), Actes Sud publishing company (France) and Novartis Campus (Switzerland).

Lee’s prior career includes being a guest-reporter at Monthly Photography, a Korean periodical for which she published 15 articles about internationally noted photographers. Lee worked at the International Center of Photography in New York as an intern and as a collections assistant during 2006-2007 contributing to two exhibitions, Unknown Weegee and Amelia Earhart: Image and Icon.

Unhee Park

Unhee Park was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea where she studied Glass Art and Art Therapy. After graduating from a university, Park worked as a photography intern at a daily newspaper before moving to New York in 2008. Park studied photography at the International Center of Photography’s General Studies Program in 2009-2010 year.

Park continues to work on her long-term project on museum. Utilizing photography and video interview, Park examines the relationship between art viewers and art they contemplate. Besides working on her personal project, Park is also interning at Chelsea West Gallery.

Ruben E. Reyes

Ruben E. Reyes (Mexico D.F., 1979) is a documentary photographer currently based in Cincinnati, OH. Born and raised in Mexico city, having lived in the U.S. for the past 12 years, and traveled to several other countries has given him a sense of place from different cultures around the world, and this is what inspires him to pursue photographic projects.

 

Liz Sales

Liz is recent 2010 MFA graduate from the International Center of Photography-Bard College Program in New York City.  She finished her undergraduate work with a BA from the Evergreen State College with a focus in Lens-Based Media Studies in 2001. After this Liz worked for several years as a motion picture camera technician.  Liz is the recipient of the ICP Director’s Fellowship Award, and has been exhibited in various venues throughout New York City.

Erica Silberstein

Erica Beth Silberstein is a freelance photographer currently living in New York City. After graduating college, Erica spent a number of years working and traveling abroad. She returned to the States and attended the International Center of Photography to study photography. Her photography has been published in magazines such as the New York Times Magazine, PDN, and American Photo, and her work has won recognition through a number of awards, including PDN’s Photo Annual, American Photo Images of the Year, National Geographic’s Discover Photography and the International Photography Awards. Erica has exhibited work in group and solo shows in New York and New Jersey, her home state.

Yasmine Soiffer

Yasmine Soiffer is an award-wining documentary and fine art photographer.  Her work is 
driven by a desire to understand and connect with others through the camera.  She performs 
a kind of cultural anthropology, studying people and seeking to relate on a primal human 
level.  Yasmine graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2008, and has 
since exhibited in New York, Tel Aviv, and Beijing. She was raised mostly in Japan and 
Ivory Coast; she often did not share a verbal language with her peers, so found visual arts as 
a means of communication. Yasmine’s most recent work is on Israel and the Palestinian 
territories, including stories on settlers, Bethlehem, and nightlife in Ramallah.

Brendon Stuart

Brendon Stuart is a fine art and documentary photographer currently based in Brooklyn New York. Originating from northern California and born in 1976, he initially came from a background in illustration and music before discovering his passion for photography in 2000.

After moving to New York in 2002, he began photographing Brooklyn based indie rock band Pela. Some of that work has been published in “A.M. New York” and “The Metro” daily publications. In 2006 his photos of touring the United States with Pela were featured by the Lomographic Society International.

In 2008 he graduated from the full time certificate program at the International Center of Photography in New York focusing on Photojournalism and Documentary. During that time he was a recipient of an ICP Directors Scholarship and has had his work published in “The Progressive” magazine in 2008. His work has been internationally exhibited and published, including exhibitions in New York as well as “What We Saw,” a group show featured in the Pingyao International Photo Festival in 2008.

Hiroshi Sumiyama

New York City based fine art photographer Hiroshi Sumiyama was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1973. He moved to New York City in 1995 when he was 21 years old. He graduated from the General Studies program at the International Center of Photography in 2008. After graduation, he starts working at a fine art photographer’s studio in Chelsea, New York City as a darkroom assistant.

The current project began in the summer of 2009. All images were photographed with his handmade large format pinhole camera. He purposefully photographed using soft-focus and a pale color palate which is the characteristic of pinhole cameras.

Alessandro Vecchi

Alessandro Vecchi, born in Alba, Italy in 1981, is a freelance photographer currently living between Brooklyn, NY and his hometown. Influenced by his interest in cinema, he started taking pictures in his teens and later realized photography’s incredible power to reveal people and the world. He studied architecture in Florence and Paris and then photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. His work has been shown in the United States, Italy, France and China in various collective exhibitions and has appeared on European and American publications. He enjoys speaking different languages.

Tom White

I grew up in the north of England though I now live in New Jersey with my wife and two children.

I initially intended to become a painter but photography took hold of me. I spent many nights photographing the underground music scene of the UK and exploring the streets of South London. I travelled; my interest in society and politics grew. I got involved in some social work with youth offenders, continued documenting my life, decided to quit my job and with the support of my then girlfriend (now wife) I left London to attend the International Center of Photography in New York, where I studied Photojournalism.

I currently work as a freelance photographer, educator and curator. My work has been published in the U.S. and the U.K. and I have exhibited in England, America and Japan.

I have taught classes at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and am a faculty member of the ICP where I have worked extensively with their Community Programs department. Photography has given me direction in life, and I intend to continue to do photography based social work in the future as a counterpoint to my documentary and fine art practice.

Ann Woo

Ann Woo was born and raised in Hong Kong. She received her BA in Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, and finished a certificate program at the International Center of Photography in New York in 2008. Her work has been the subject of numerous group exhibitions, including “NOW: Art in the 21st Century at Phillips de Pury & Company,” New York, as well as a two–person exhibition at NADA Art Fair 2009, Miami. Her work has been featured in various publications including Vice, Pin-up, Marilyn Magazine, Monthly Photography (South Korea), Lay Flat, and recently in “Background Noise” by JSBJ. Most recently, her works were included in three group exhibitions, “31 Women in Art Photography” curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein of Humble Arts Foundation, “Matrix” at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and “The Silence of God, The Unbearable Silence of God” at Reference Art Gallery. Woo’s work is permanently held in the Zabludowicz and Tischman Speyer Art Collections.