Sanne Vils Axelsen is a photographer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has a BA in Human Geography from The University of Copenhagen and a BA in Photojournalism from The Danish School of Journalism. In the series Vindtid, Axelsen sets out to discover and relate to internal changes of contemporary Danish society.
Matt Eich (b. 1986) is a photographer born and based in Virginia. His clients include National Geographic, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. His work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Portland Art Museum and The New York Public Library. Eich currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his family while accepting commissions of all kinds and working on long-form photographic essays about the American condition. During a tumultuous two-year period Eich visualizes the undulations of his domestic dynamic in This Is Not Your Family by weaving a fictional account about a young family that mirrors his reality.
Born in Moscow, Jenia Fridlyand immigrated to the United States in 1989. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she moved to Paris where she studied photography at Centre Iris and Université Paris VIII. She currently lives in New York, and is pursuing her MFA in Photography at the University of Hartford. Inspired by classical Russian literature, Fridlyand transposes and inverts its narratives on the ground glass of her view camera. Entrance to Our Valley depicts an Eastern European family in the process of creating their new home on a farm in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Nathaniel Grann is a photographer currently living in Minneapolis, MN. He has previously worked as an Assistant Photo-Editor and Photo-Technician for The Washington Post and is a Co-Founder and Photographic Designer for the independent photobook publisher, Empty Stretch. He received his B.F.A. from Corcoran College of Art + Design and has completed courses at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Grann's Midwest Sentimental portrays his time back home in a nondescript Midwestern town, where he plays with the relationship between Family and photography.
Aaron Hardin is a photographer based out of Jackson, Tennessee. His work focuses on the mystery, despair, and magic of his rural southern community. He is currently a professor of Communication Arts at Union University. In The 13th Spring, Hardin explores his family's place in western Tennessee after the birth of his first child.
Cody Holcombe is a landscape photographer based in San Diego, California. He holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from University of California San Diego and is currently an M.F.A. candidate in Photography at the Hartford Art School. Holcombe’s work explores the effects of rapid development and economic growth in the communities near his home. In Adobe Estates, Holcombe takes the subject matter of construction and land development and uses it to create something other than houses, roads, and buildings. Using a 1949 handbook for land developers as a guidepost, he constructs beautifully surreal photographs comprised of what appears to be sculptural monumental earthworks created in the landscape.
Lori Lynn Lynn is a photographer living in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has a BFA in Photography and Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Lori makes portraits that explore ideas of self-expectation and convey her subjects' hopefulness and vulnerability. She is pursuing an MFA in Photography at The University of Hartford. Lori also works as a high school art teacher in Amherst, Massachusetts. Grownups by Lori Lynn Lynn is the result of two years of portraiture work in which the photographer portrays the vulnerability and inner-life of her peers. Lori Lynn’s pictures look at what it means to become an adult and explore the ways in which the people around her are developing.
Peter Morse is a photographer from the North Shore / Boston area, currently working on his thesis project for the Hartford Art School M.F.A. program. Morse is also Manager of the Barrington Center for the Arts and the art gallery at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and offers professional development workshops and small business mentoring for art students. Morse’s project mary presents five series of black and white photographs of his wife. The images reveal the challenge and excitement of trying to know someone fully, asking the questions, “Who is this person? Who is she to me?”
Nicole Rosenthal is a photographer living in New York City. After receiving a BA in Art and Semiotics from Brown University, she spent 10 years working as an editorial photographer. Rosenthal is a native New Yorker who has been photographing beneath the planes of John F. Kennedy Airport in Jamaica, Queens. Her photographs look at people and quotidian accident. Inspired by the prevalence of scratch-off lottery tickets littering the streets of the area, the project is titled, Hey, You Never Know.
Ricardo Tzichinovsky is a photographer based in Santiago de Chile. He hold a B.A. from Universidad de Chile and post graduated studies from Universidad de Los Andes in Business Administration. Currently pursuing his M.F.A. in photography at the University of Hartford. Tzichinovsky’s series examines how the affluent residents of Santiago’s San Carlos de Apoquindo neighborhood have used architecture to emphasize their importance, affluence, and power in contemporary Chilean society. He also photographs them in their habitat.
Joshua David Watson
Joshua David Watson is a photographer and educator based out of Los Angeles, California. He received his B.A. in photojournalism and is currently pursuing his M.F.A. in photography at the University of Hartford. In the Valley of Dry Bones is an assemblage of digital photographs, appropriated journal entries, crayon drawings, and handwritten poems that construct a fictional character's journey through Los Angeles. Watson plans to relocate to the Denver area in fall of 2016 in support of his wife as she pursues her Ph.D. at C.U. Boulder.