Explore the mesmerizing realm of photography with our exclusive showcase featuring a captivating array of stunning images crafted by gifted emerging photographers from across the world. Be ready to be enchanted by these remarkable visuals, which exemplify the boundless ingenuity and expertise of photographers who traverse the globe in pursuit of their craft. Immerse yourself in this curated compendium of extraordinary visuals, meticulously curated from a diverse pool of submissions through our open call and spontaneous portfolio contributions. Join us in celebrating the beauty encapsulated within each discovery, transforming each month into a jubilant tribute to exceptional artistry. Revel in this inspiring exhibit and become an integral part of our ongoing exploration of extraordinary imagery. Welcome to our September 2023 Photographer Showcase!
Award-winning director of institutional films, Michel Kharoubi (MK) has now turned to the still image. He works on the image by privileging another look at the daily life, by extracting from this reality fragments of imagination, pictures with a mysterious aestheticism.
Hsuan Chung is a passionate photographer who started his interest in photography when he was seventeen. During his college years in Taiwan, he taught himself all the skills and techniques of photography and became a professional newspaper journalist before graduation.
He wasn't satisfied with his works and wanted improvement. That is when he decided to relocate to Atlanta to work on his M.F.A degree in Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design.
During his time working on his degree, he participates in many events and works hard to promote his photography works. With less than a year from graduation, he plans to participate in fundraisers, exhibitions, and other artwork presentation platforms in order to show his works to the public and spread his messages.
Joanne Rojcewicz grew up in Silver Spring, MD, and attended the University of Delaware (go Blue Hens!). After graduation she worked in a black & white darkroom, developing film and hand-printing photographs. After spending four years inhaling chemicals (and learning a lot about printing and photography), she started working as a photojournalist, spending five years shooting for newspapers in New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia.
Joanne currently works in the creative department at Warner Bros Discovery where she manages marketing campaigns for HBO Max and Discovery Plus.
Miguel Angel Cruz Sanchez
Miguel Ángel Cruz Sánchez (1978). I'm from Santa María de Sando, Salamanca (Spain). I'm a Biology teacher in love with photography for as long as I can remember. I share my passion between photographing the traditions, the landscape and the people of the rural world, in an attempt to keep their memory alive for future generations, and photographing the animal world, especially insects, with the aim of spread their extraordinary beauty and biodiversity, increasingly threatened.
Fenqiang Liu is a fine art nature photographer based in Orlando, Florida. His work captures the enchanting essence of natural Florida and transforms it into a paradise within his imagination. With an education and experience in drawing, Chinese literature, cinema, and photography, Fenqiang utilizes his unique blend of cultural influences from both the East and West, along with his artistic background and mastery of photography, to express his thoughts and emotions in a distinct and meaningful way.
Fenqiang's project, Secret Garden, aims to capture the exquisite moments of Great Egrets in their natural Florida habitat, showcasing their unparalleled beauty in all its splendor. His vision for this concept arises from overwhelming excitement and a burning desire to share his experiences with others. Recognizing that the power of a live encounter surpasses any portrayal, he strives to create an equally thrilling visual experience for the viewer. Through meticulously composed images, skillful use of light and shadow, and some digital enhancements, Fenqiang seeks to challenge the boundaries of traditional photography and create an ideal paradise that transcends realism, inspiring viewers with the captivating fantasy world within his imagination.
Fenqiang has received multiple awards from international photo contests, a testament to his passion, creativity, and dedication to the art form.
As an artist, I have been creating photographs for the past 45 years. My evolution as an artist parallels my professional development. In the past, I had darkrooms both at home and work. Today, I use my digital camera and Adobe Photoshop.
My inspiration to capture and present an image is not limited in any way to specific subjects. I am interested in the entire visual world and want to share that diverse array so that you may enjoy the excitement that I feel when I see something in an interesting light.
Through the use of double exposure, compositing and photoshop I strive to create images that imply various narratives many involving time. I love the surreal look you can achieve with in camera double exposure.
I've been taking photos for 60 + years and I know I will get the hang of it any day now.
I was given a camera for my 10th birthday and No I haven't still got it. It was a rubbish piece of kit but it got me hooked.
Nowadays I photograph using digital kit, but obviously from my age, I'm 75 as I type this, I learnt on film cameras, Nikon lenses and bodies built to last a long long time, workhorses that had been around the block a few times before I got my hands on them. I made a point of persuading my 3 kids to start there photography with film & black and white so they could develop and print at home. Later on they could make there own choices as to what to use. That way you understood what a camera and it's lens can and can't do. Most modern camera and lenses are OK, some much better than others I grant you but most will capture what they are pointed at so the subject of camera kit is not too interesting to me. I come from the “it's not what you point , it's what you point it AT that counts” school of thought. I photograph using RAW format so the files are colour but I find a high contrast grainy black & white film look works for me.
Enjoy looking at my work and thanks for your time.
Christina McFaul graduated with a BA from Brooks Institute of Design in 2001 with a concentration in interior design. In 2007, she circumnavigated the world in 90 days onboard the MV Explorer with Semester at Sea. With the arrival of her first son, her interest in photography was rekindled. In 2012 she founded Christina McFaul Photography, a portraiture studio in Chicago, IL. She was president of the “Women in Focus” photography group in Chicago, where she lived for five years before returning to California. In 2023 she was certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Her work has been included in shows at Borders Art Fair (Venice, Italy) Southeast Center for Photography (Greenville, SC), Chicago Botanic Garden, Museum of Art (Arlington, TX), La Jolla Art Association (CA), and The Los Angeles Center for Photography, as well as others. She lives with her husband and two children in San Diego, CA.
As a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, I found my passion blossoming through studies in graphic design, painting, drawing, printmaking, silkscreen, and photography.
However, upon receiving my diploma, I suppressed my artist's soul and embarked on a career as a designer. For nearly 25 years, I worked tirelessly, forgetting my initial artistic loves.
Swiftly, I achieved success as a designer, thanks to my keen sensitivity. Yet, this success became a bittersweet gift that drained me. Emotions washed over me so intensely that at times, I felt overly attuned to the world around me.
Five years ago, a book opened my eyes and shook me to the core. It was a revelation. I realised I needed to respond. Gradually, my artist's heart reawakened. I purchased the camera of my student dreams—a Leica.
I started wandering, and it did wonders for my soul. Out in nature, I found my place. The landscapes I traversed became as significant as the landscapes within. I observed the world and delved deep within myself, seeking to translate into images how I perceived my surroundings.
My photographic work reveals my distinct sensitivity and attraction to sleek design. My flower portraits, akin to self-portraits, blend blurriness with interplays of light. My urban landscapes capture the sensations of climate catastrophe, depicted in simplified, even abstract compositions.
Tebani Slade is a fine art, street and documentary photographer based between Australia and Barcelona. Her approach to photography involves storytelling and seeking the truth in her observations.
She prefers to venture to unfamiliar destinations with an open mind, devoid of preconceived notions or generic perspectives. Armed only with her camera, Tebani allows events to unfold naturally, following the path that each location leads her on.
A former graduate of the Queensland College of Art, Australia she also holds a Master of Distinction with the NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography). She has received recognition and awards for her photography, which has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work has been showcased in group exhibitions such as Women Street Photographers in Kuala Lumpur and the Indian Photo Festival, as well as the Women Street Photographers annual exhibition in New York and the MIA Photo Fair in Milan.
She was a finalist in the Australian Head On Photo Awards 2021 and 2022 and took first place in the 2022 Australian Mono Awards. In 2023 she was a finalist in the Mullins Conceptual Photography Prize and was awarded Australian Documentary Photography of the Year with the NZIPP.
Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Australian Photography Magazine, Aust Capture Magazine, Aust Commercial Photography, Black & White Photography (UK edition), B&W (US edition), Nikon UK, The Guardian Australia, Loud & Luminous Book 2020 (a Celebration of Australian Women Photographers).