Ofir Barak was born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1982. In 2011, he received his B.A. in Humanities from the Open University of Israel. In 2014, he began working in a multi layered project regarding religions at the city of Jerusalem, Israel. His work largely concentrates on the three major abrahamic religions in the city - Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the people behind them. His work has won numerous awards and nominations and is exhibited in both personal collections, museums and galleries across the world.
Ofir Barak will start our exhibition plan for 2020 and we cant wait to show his project Mea Shearim in Graz. One of the images from this project earned him the winning price from @magnumphotos and @lensculture cooperation on street photography.
Joshua K. Jackson
Joshua K. Jackson (b. 1984) is a British photographer based in London, UK. Working in colour, photographing everyday life in the metropolis; his work has been published worldwide and exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe.
Joshua also undertakes commissions and assignments for advertising and editorial clients, both on location in London and internationally. Recent clients include Adobe, Apple, Bacardi, Google, Hendrick's and Panasonic.
Dominic Marker (b. 1990) is an American photographer based in New York, NY. He has worked on commercial commissions for clients including Helmut Lang, Chanel, and Prada, while simultaneously pursuing personal, project-based work.
Dom’s current project explores the dualism of his eastern roots and western upbringing juxtaposed against renewed tensions between the regions. In early 2020, he was awarded a grant to continue this project in Ukraine.
Dom is going to be our guest in late 2020 and will show us yet unseen work of his masterful body work.
Aleksey was born in Kirov, Russia in 1971 and is a professional photojournalist since 1991. He contributed to multiple periodicals, including Newsweek and Kommersant [The Businessman] (Russia), Helsingin Sanomat, APU, Talouselama (Finland), etc. In 1996 and 1997, he gained scholarship of the Russian Ministry of Culture. Between 1998 and 2001, Myakishev won prizes of the InterFoto Festival of Documentary Photography (Moscow) for his series about pilgrims and North Urals. He participated in a number of group exhibitions in UK, Germany, France, and Russia (Kirov, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, St. Petersburg, etc.) In 2013, his work was shown in the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, within a project for Leica. In 2010, he took the 2nd prize of the Photojournalism Development Foundation Award (Russia) in the Events category for his series Road to Faith. In 2013, one of his photographs was shortlisted for Sony World Photography Award in the Lifestyle category of Professional competition and exhibited in the Somerset House, London.His work is in many private collections around the world.
Richard Sandler is a street photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has directed and shot eight non-fiction films, including “The Gods of Times Square,” “Brave New York” and “Radioactive City.” Sandler’s still photographs are in the permanent collections of Brooklyn Museum, Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library.
He was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship for photography, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship for Filmmaking, and a New York State Council on the Arts fellowship for Filmmaking.
Richard will be our second guest in Graz this year. We will show one of his movies and selected, handmade enlargements of his photography.