For almost ten years, the photo collective Sputnik has focused on Post-Soviet countries, in search of personal stories instead of ‘hot news issues’.
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Since her graduation from the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in 2009, Evgenia Arbugaeva (1985, Russia) has gained worldwide recognition for her work on Tiksi, a small town in Northern Russia resting on the coast of the Arctic Ocean.
Nikolas Ventourakis (b.1981) is an emerging photographer originally from Greece who moved to London to study and eventually work. With his series Leaving Utopia included in the main program of this year’s Athens Photo Festival, he seems to have hit his stride. He speaks in this interview with Katherine Oktober Matthews about chasing opportunities, the economic crisis in photographs and being on the periphery of the art world.
Balancing between art and documentary photography, Rena Effendi (b. 1977, Azerbaijan) can’t be pigeonholed.
American photographer Scot Sothern began photographing prostitutes on the streets of LA in the ’80s. In this interview, he speaks about being angry, taking pictures to kick people in the nuts, and beautiful women that go to new lows.
Emily Kinni has been researching the history of former execution sites since 2011 and capturing the results in her series Where Death Dies. She spoke with GUP about researching sites that don’t exist anymore, repurposing sites of death into mundane spaces and the narratives of the people who keep history alive.
Alisa Resnik’s (b. 1976, Russia) gloomy photos of dark interiors, people in bars and streets at night, have received a lot of attention recently.
American photographer Steve McCurry (b. 1950) has created some of the most recognisable images in the history of photography, including his iconic 1984 image ‘Afghan Girl’. He’s shot photo projects around the world for National Geographic and has been a member of the Magnum photo agency since 1986. More recently, in 2010 he had the opportunity to shoot the last roll of Kodachrome transparency film that rolled off the production belt. He was in Amsterdam to promote his new book from Phaidon, Untold: The Story Behind the Photos, and took the time to sit down with GUP’s online editor Katherine Oktober Matthews to speak about working hard, keeping the right frame of mind, and managing expectations.
Alfonso Almendros presented his series Family Reflections at Slideluck London earlier this year, a series of provocative portraits in gloomy colours and a dilapidated setting. He speaks with GUP in an interview.
Christopher Anderson first gained recognition following his dramatic photographic account on board a Haitian boat en route to the U.S. which began to sink. From there, he went on to photograph stories around the world, showing global news, conflicts and life – working with photo agency VII until 2004, and then joining Magnum in 2005. His latest work, Son, due out in book form later this year from Kehrer Verlag, focuses on his own life following the birth of his son and the simultaneous declining health of his father.