Photographer Interviews


PDN’s 30 2002

January 1, 2002

PDN‘s 30: Our Choice of Emerging Photographers to Watch from 2002

BHARAT SIKKA

Age: 28 | Born: Wellington, India | Residence: New York City | Education: Parsons School of Design, NYC | Assisted: Prabuddha Das Gupta | Clients: Details, Microsoft, Reebok

SMARI

Age: 31 | Born: Reykjavik, Iceland | Residence: Boston | Education: Brooks Institute for Photography, Santa Barbara, CA | Awards: London International Advertising Awards 2000-Finalist/Consumer Campaign; Andy Awards, 2001: Distinctive Winner/Magazine; International Automotive; Advertising Awards 2000: Passenger Car/gold and silver, Outdoor/silver and bronze; Art Directors Club of New York merit award; 2001 Kelly Awards finalist; 2001 Obie Awards finalist | Clients: Volkswagen, Boston Magazine, Hartford Insurance

JONAS BENDIKSEN

Age: 24 | Born: Norway | Residence: Manhattan | Education: Felton College, Bristol, England; paid internship at Magnum, London | Clients: London Sunday Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Der Spiegel, Stern

AMI VITALE

Age: 30 | Born: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Residence: New Delhi | Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | ClientsTime, Newsweek, Business Week, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, Knight Ridder

JULIANA SOHN

Age: 32 | Born: Seoul, South Korea | Residence: New York City | Education: Rhode Island School of Design | Assisted: Rudy Hoffman, Paul Sunday, Carlton Davis | ClientsThe Face, Details, W, Sleaze Nation

CHRISTIAN WEBER

Age: 29 | Born: Cincinnati | Residence: New York City | Education: Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL | ClientsGQ, IBM, *Surface, Vogue Russia, Work, Harper’s Bazaar Italy, The New York Times Magazine

LIVIA CORONA

Age: 31 | Born: Ensenada, Mexico | Residence: Los Angeles | Education: Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA | Awards: Best Individual Photo Award for Agfa International Prize for Youth Photojournalism (1999) | ClientsVibe, Premiere, Saveur, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, BMW

SUSANNA HOWE

Age: 30 | Born: Philippines; grew up in New York City and Connecticut | Residence: Los Angeles | Education: Barnard College, NYC | ClientsDetails, W, Big

DARIN MICKEY

Age: 27 | Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma | Residence: Brooklyn | Education: School of Visual Arts, NYC | Assisted: Gerard Vezzuso, Philip-Lorca diCorcia | ClientsVibe, The New York Times Magazine, Blender Denmark, Eurowoman Denmark

JONATHAN TORGOVNIK

Age: 32 | Born: Tel Aviv | Residence: NYC | Education: School of Visual Arts, NYC | Awards: Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography, School of Visual Arts; Kodak Photographer Award, Eddie Adams Workshop; Graphis Photo Annual 2000; Communication Arts | ClientsForbes, Paris Match, Stern, GEO, Smithsonian, Salomon Smith Barney, Fleet Bank, United Airlines, AT&T

BETH PERKINS

Age: 31 | Born: Caracas, Venezuela | Residence: NYC | Education: Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas | Assisted: Carter Smith, Roy Zipstein | Awards: Communication Arts 42nd Annual Edition | ClientsW, Technology Review, Smart Business, Entertainment Weekly, TBWA\Chiat\Day

AMY ECKERT

Age: 31 | Born: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | Residence: Brooklyn | Education: B.F.A., Masschussetts College of Art; M.F.A., Bard College | Assisted: Martha Camarillo, Laurie Lambrecht, Jennifer Livingston, Alex Newhall, Greg Heisler | ClientsNest, Discover

PAUL CUNNINGHAM

Age: 32 | Born: Scotland; raised in Blackpool, Englad | Residence: London | Education: No higher or arts education | Exhibits: Hirschi Contemporary Gallery, London

A. GREG RAYMOND

Age: 26 | Born: Scranton, Pennsylvania | Residence: Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania | Education: Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio | Assisted: Stephen Webster, Raymond Meeks | Awards: Communication Arts 42nd Annual Edition | Clients: Rolling Stone, Smart Money, Timberland, Savane Khaki, Lisa B. & Co.

ANDREW MIKSYS

Age: 32 | Born: Philadelphia; raised in Seattle | Residence: Vilnius, Lithuania; Seattle | Education: B.A., Hampshire College (studied with Jerome Liebling); M.F.A., Louisiana State | Assisted: Nick Merrick of Hedrich-Blessing; Stephen Apicella-Hitchcock | Exhibits: New Orleans Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum | Awards: Fulbright Scholarship, Guggenheim Fellowship

HELANNA BRATMAN

Age: 26 | Born: Teaneck, NJ | Residence: Poughkeepsie, NY & NYC | Education: Rochester Institute of Technology | Assisted: Alan Richardson | Awards: Eddie Adams Photojournalism Workshop, 2001; PDN Rising Star, 1999 | Clients: The Valley Table Magazine, Doubletake, Worth

JAMES REXROAD

Age: 29 | Born: Eugene, Oregon | Residence: Brooklyn | Education: Portland State University | Clients: Life, The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, BBC, former staff photographer for The Columbian, Williamette Weekly, The Oregonian

VINCENT LAFORET

Age: 28 | Born: Saanen, Switzerland | Residence: NYC | Education: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois | Awards: First Place, Best Portfolio, 2001 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar; 2001 New York Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year; 1998 Pro Football Hall of Fame, First Place, Action; 13 Hearst Journalism Awards between 1995 & 1997; Hearst Journalism Awards, Picture of the Year (tie), 1997 | Clients: Staff photographer for The New York Times since spring of 2000; former staff photographer for Allsport U.S.A.

SHANNON FAGAN

Age: 26 | Born: Macomb, Illinois | Residence: NYC | Education: University of Memphis | Assisted: Hugh Kretschmer, Jonathan Torgovnik | Awards: Honorable Mention, Silver Eye Center for Photography 2001 Fellowship; Honorable Mention, Photo Metro 18th Annual Competition; Excellence Award – Current Works 2000, Society for Contemporary Photography | Clients: The New York Times, Fortune, Smart Money, Paper

HELEN VAN MEENE

Age: 29 | Born: Alkmaar, the Netherlands | Residence: Amsterdam | Education: Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam; College of Art, Edinburgh | Exhibitions: Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC; Marc Fox Gallery, LA; Le Case d’Arte, Milan; Galleria Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; and others | Awards: Shortlisted for the Citibank Photography Prize (2001); Charlotte Köhlerprijism (1999)

LYNSEY ADDARIO

Age: 28 | Born: Westport, Connecticut | Residence: Mexico City | Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison | Awards: Pictures of the Year, Award of Excellence; South Asia Journalists Association, Second Place, Outstanding Photo about South Asia in North America | Clients: The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Marie Claire

PATRYCE BAK

Age: 25 | Born: Sczcecin, Poland | Residence: Brooklyn | Education: Academy of Art College, San Francisco | Awards: CMYK annual photography competition, 1999 & 2000 | Clients: Bank of America, Mosh BMX Bikes, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Glue Magazine

STUART O’SULLIVAN

Age: 30 | Born: Johannesburg, South Africa | Residence: NYC | Education: Cape Technikon; one year at the International Center of Photography, NYC | Assisted: Mitch Epstein, Evan Sklar, Michael Tammaro, John Madere, John Wallen, Martha Camarillo, “the list is endless” | Clients: W, Fortune, The Washington Post Magazine, Gotham, Interior, Avaya Inc. | Exhibits: Sarah Morthland Gallery, NYC; Mark Coetzee Fine Art, Cape Town; Nelly Lacoste, Paris; Burton Marinkovich Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

SAMANTHA APPLETON

Age: 26 | Born: Camden, Maine | Residence: Mexico City | Education: University of Washington, Seattle | Assisted: James Nachhtwey | Awards: Kodak Professional Award from the Eddie Adams Workshop XIV (2001), UW Honors Program Bonderman Fellowship (1997) | Clients: Time, Life, Associated Press, The Village Voice, Details, The Seattle Times, Time Out

MATTHIEU PALEY

Age: 28 | Born: Rouen, France | Residence: Hong Kong | Education: Le Havre University, France; Parsons School of Design, NYC | Clients: National Geographic Adventure, Travel & Leisure, GEO Saison, Discovery, Sawasdee Magazine

NAOMI HARRIS

Age: 28 | Born: Toronto | Residence: NYC | Education: York University, Toronto; International Center of Photography (photojournalism program), NYC | Assisted: Bruce Davidson, Lauren Greenfield | Awards: Agfa Young Photojournalist Award, finalist for Eugene Smith Award | Clients: The New York Times Magazine, Nerve.com

DAN FORBES

Age: 27 | Born: Decatur, Illinois | Residence: NYC | Education: B.A., University of Illinois | Clients: W, Harper’s Bazaar, Flaunt, Wallpaper, Neiman Marcus

GILLIAN LAUB

Age: 26 | Born: Rye, NY | Residence: NYC | Education: International Center of Photography, NYC | Clients: The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Spin, Flaunt

NICK HAYMES

Age: 32 | Born: Stratford, England | Residence: NYC | Education: The Surrey Insititute of Art & Design, Farnham, England | Clients: Arena, Calvin Klein Kids, Dazed & Confused, I-D, Nylon