Snap! Orlando explored the theme of ‘Urban Wild’ with imagery examining the juxtaposition and paradox of wildlife, urbanism and humanity, with exhibits, projections and installations, salon talks, guest speakers lectures, workshops, competitions and community engagement.
Miru Kim is a New York-based artist who has explored various urban ruins such as abandoned subway stations, tunnels, sewers, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and shipyards. For her new series that examines the relationship between pigs and humans, she has visited various industrial hog farms. Her work has been spotlighted in countless international media such as The New York Times, TED.com, The Financial Times, ARTE France, Ovation TV, NY Arts Magazine, Vogue Girl. Her work has been shown in various galleries, museums, and art fairs (Queens Museum of Art in New York, National Museum of Visual Art in Montevideo, SCOPE Basel, Miami International, Lodz Biennale in Poland).
A fixture since the late 80’s New York house and hip-hop scenes, Moby has been taking pictures as long as he’s been making music. To this day, Moby carries a camera wherever he goes. “Destroyed” takes us behind the scenes on an international journey with Moby, introducing us to the strange and disconcerting life of touring that is often not exposed; the time spent isolated in anonymous, mundane spaces like hotel rooms, airports, and backstage waiting areas. These experiences are juxtaposed with moments and places of intense beauty in the world and the excitement and connection with audience.
Filip Dujardin is a fine art and architectural photographer based in Belgium. Dujardin’s Fictions is a series of fictional structures created using a digital collaging technique from photographs of real buildings in and around Ghent, Belgium. Some of his architectural creations are structurally impossible or implausible. Some of the most intriguing buildings seem perfectly ordinary at first glance, revealing their fictional nature as the viewer registers missing or incongruous details.
Benjamin Lowy’s work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been in several gallery and museum shows, including Tate Modern, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His Darfur images appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign. In 2011 Lowy’s Iraq | Perspectives work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he became the youngest photographer to receive the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism.
Discovered in 2006 by Liza Fetissova, Oleg Dou is represented today by galleries in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Russia and United States. In 2011, Artprice graded Oleg Dou in the top 3 of the under 30 year old photographers with best sales in public auctions. Oleg Dou lives and works in Moscow.
Zoren Gold & Minori (aka MI-ZO) is a collaborative photographer and director unit. German photographer, Zoren and Japanese graphic artist, Minori met in LA and started their collaboration in 2000. The duo has been based in LA, NY and Tokyo. They have photographed celebrities including Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Gwen Stefani, Green Day, Radiohead, Marilyn Manson, and have been published in fashion magazines around the world, including Vogue Japan,Velvet Magazine, Le Monde 2, German Cosmopolitan, Elle, Dazed & Confused, and Vision Magazine.
Andrew Hetherington’s work has appeared in Outside, Newsweek, Details, Fortune, Esquire, Maxim, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, People, New York Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired UK and Time. His self published book “A Room With A View” was awarded a PDN self promo award first place extraordinary promotion.
Dima Gavrysh is a Ukrainian-born, New York City-based documentary photographer. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with major news agencies such as Associated Press, Agence France Press, European Press-Photo Agency, Gamma-Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg News. Dima’s personal projects include work with Doctors Without Borders and the United Nations Population Fund in Uganda, Senegal, and Niger. Dima’s work has been published in magazines and newspapers worldwide including National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, Time, People, Paris Match, Independent, Marie Claire, Stern, and Newsweek.
Damien Blottiere’s collages assemblies are in hot demand in the fashion industry. He recently shot the spectacular March 2012 cover for OUT Magazine featuring fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier. Damien will be coming from Paris to Snap! May 10-13.
Gabriel Wickbold is a young Brazilian photographer who has no formal education in photography and argues that if he’d studied photography, he wouldn’t be experimenting. Wickbold has worked in numerous artistic genres including poetry, music, and he studied television broadcasting. He believes that what truly makes a great photograph is not the technique but emotion and composition.
Tom Chambers was born and raised on a farm in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tom is represented by a number of galleries in the United States and Europe. His work has been shown nationally and internationally through solo and group exhibitions, as well as in a wide range of print and online publications. He has received recognition for his photography through a variety of awards, such as Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, First Place Digital Enhanced; Fotoweek DC; Critical Mass Top 50; and Texas Photographic Society National Competition Third Place. Tom has received fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Frank Hallam Day has been active as a fine art photographer in Washington DC for many years. His work is in numerous museum and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the State Museum of Berlin, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The relationship between man and nature has been a central theme in my work for several decades. RV Night depicts images of RVs lodged deep in impenetrable Florida jungles at night, suggesting a humanity increasingly isolated from a dark and threatening nature.
Indian born photographer Yatin uses a free-spirited shooting style to capture rare, often unseen perspectives. Then, through the use of custom inks, special hand-crafted paper canvases and a meticulous attention to detail, he brings the images to life, relying on tones and, most importantly textures. Snap! will be displaying work from his collection “Sutra”.
Segal’s portrait series was photographed using dedicated Civil War re-enactors on the actual battle sites that he traced and identified. State of the Union is a juxtaposition of two contrastive eras: an idealized Civil War vs. the commercialism of contemporary life. This series appeared in Time magazine’s Civil War Anniversary issue. Gregg Segal’s extensive work has been featured in a wide range of publications.