Vinderbilleder Tiger Camara 2015
Nicolai Howalt is a Danish photographic artist whose work spans documentary, conceptual and installation genres. Nicolai is interested in duality, connections and relationships, and he looks at mortality as part of an ongoing investigation of life’s fragility. A1992 graduate of Fatamorgana, Denmark’s prestigious Photographic Art School, Nicolai is the recipient of honorary grants from the Hasselblad Foundation, the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Danish Arts Foundation and The Danish Arts Council. His work Light Break has been exhibited at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Medical Musieon and the Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen.
Misaki Kawai is a Japanese artist living and working in New York. She makes work that keeps the innocent, honest integrity of adolescent playfulness, but on a more grand and sophisticated level. Kawai has had solo exhibitions around the world, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; Malmö Konsthall in Sweden; Children’s Museum of Arts in New York; and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo; and has been featured in shows at PS1 and Deitch Projects in New York.
David Shillinglaw’s art explores themes of identity and the human condition, whether a complex anatomical diagram or simple stick man. Drawing on ideas from ancient mythology as well as popular culture, the artist creates a dialogue between the historic and the contemporary. Shillinglaw often paints directly onto found objects, forging a candid relationship between himself and his shifting environment.
Shillinglaw was born in the Middle East, which may explain his thirst for travel. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2002 he has exhibited in galleries in Japan, China, and throughout Europe, making his mark in key cities such as New York, Paris, Istanbul and Cape Town. . Shillinglaw’s work moves between street and studio, from small hand made books, to paintings on canvas and large-scale wall murals.
Photo: Arlen Figgis
Kenneth Nguyen picked up a camera for the first time during the Youth House riots in Copenhagen in 2007. At the time, he was also working as a bust boy at a concert venue, and one day he asked his manager if he could bring his camera to work. Not before long, Kenneth had been hired as house photographer, and in 2008 he won a Danish Gaffa award for a crowd shot captured during a Jay Z concert. Kenneth has since taken his craft in many directions: editorial, commercial, TV, and more. But he hasn’t abandoned concert photography completely: “Now and then I still shoot concerts,” he says, “It’s fun going back and getting a taste of where it all started.”
Know on Instagram as JN, Jörg is a smartphone photographer from Berlin. One of Germany’s top Instagrammers, Jörg’s distinct visual language is ideal for the social media scene, and he exploits the smartphone’s potential for contemporary photography to the fullest. Predominately a street photographer, Jörg captures cities and landscapes in motion in his work, which is inspired by classic street photography by the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. In addition to documenting life in Berlin, he frequently takes his camera on the road.
His homepage: www.joergnicht.com
His Instagrams: www.instagram.com/jn