photographic essays

photographic essays

Ute Behrend – Bear Girls

Ute Behrend Bear Girls [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] How do young girls become strong women? Adolescence is the theme of my new book. At the beginning I tell a story about a fictional “Indian tribe” that separates its pubescent girls and dresses them in bearskins. In this way they are protected from premature sexualisation. …

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Alexander Bronfer – Floating

Alexander Bronfer Floating This project is about the tight bonds connecting us to The Dead Sea, in the face of ecological catastrophe threatening the future of this unique natural treasure.     People are always fascinated by the Dead Sea. This place was always a refuge for messiahs, zealots, martyrs, kings, and ascetics. People prayed, sinned, …

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Anniina Joensalo – Tender

Anniina Joensalo Tender [ FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2019 FINALIST ]  “Tender” is an exploration into the contradictions inherent in queer lives and loves. I want to explore all aspects of intimacy in a non-normative way and in non-normative settings. In this series I’ve captured the people around me, my friends, partners and lovers. I’m inspired …

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Luis Cobelo – Chas Chas

Luis Cobelo Chas Chas 30 years ago, I came across a story in a comic book called “Parque Chas”, about a mysterious neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The comic reveals the adventures of a writer who was told that fantastic and extraordinary things happen there. A place where wonderful mystical people live.       …

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Mariia Ermolenko- Flow

Mariia Ermolenko Flow [ FUJIFILM/YOUNG TALENT AWARD 2019 FINALIST ]  In my project I research time. Man is in perpetual search. In Japanese philosophy, there is the concept of “Fueki Riuko”. This is about form of the eternal and continuous, which are associated with the current and instant. These pictures were taken in different places …

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Sathish Kumar – Town Boy

Sathish Kumar Town Boy [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] These are images from as early as my teens to this day. The essence of every new experience as I was growing up was recorded with my camera – roaming around the neighborhood, meeting old friends, most times making new ones. At some point, I had …

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Lavinia Parlamenti & Manfredi Pantanella – An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist

Lavinia Parlamenti & Manfredi Pantanella An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist [ EPF 2019 FINALIST ] Political charts of the world are very fluid realities. Countries are created and countries die. In today’s world, globalization hasn’t killed the concept of Nation-State, but has certainly tore down its importance. A world once defined by borders …

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