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Best Modern Photographers of November 2023

Posted on November 10, 2023 - By Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
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For both photography enthusiasts and professionals, keeping abreast of the finest online portfolios is an ongoing pursuit. In a sea of exceptional photographers, the task of finding the perfect ones can be overwhelming, possibly leading to overlooking hidden gems. Fret not, as All About Photo is at your service. We systematically curate a compilation of the most exceptional contemporary photographers each month, and for November 2023, here are our standout choices. We sincerely trust that this selection serves as the inspiration you've been in search of. Dive into the remarkable portfolios of these artists and their work to ignite and fuel your photography passion.
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Teri Figliuzzi
Teri Figliuzzi
Teri Figliuzzi
Teri Figliuzzi
United States
Teri Figliuzzi combines her passions for textiles, color, and photography to create phytograms, producing work that emphasizes a ‘touched by hand’ approach. Process and technique exploration is central in her work, making plant based developers and incorporating gold and silver leafing in the finished images. Using botanicals, seaweed and organic materials as her subject matter, she brings awareness to the fragile, discarded, and unnoticed in life. Her work has been in notable juried group shows including the Center for Fine Art Photography, Center for Photographic Art, and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award as honorable mention. A Merit Award was received in the Rfotofolio “Open Call 2022”, and was a Lucie Foundation 2021 category winner for “Open Call: Notions From Home”. She earned a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and resides in New York City where she continues her education in the arts.
Paolo Ameli
Paolo Ameli
Paolo Ameli
Paolo Ameli
Italy
Paolo Ameli, was born in Genoa, Italy. After completing his studies in architecture, he works as an art director for various advertising agencies in Genoa. He also works as a freelance photographer. Over the years he has made several short films that have won several national awards. He moved to Milan in 1997 where he began collaborating with Mercurio Cinematografica Production house as production assistant, producer and director. He has been a Freelance director since 1999. He is the author and director of several commercials and music promos. In 2002 he made the short film "Rosso Fango" which, among the various awards, won the David di Donatello in 2003, up to the semi-finalist selection at the 2004 Oscars in the "Live Action Short Film" section. As an mateur photographer he has always cultivated his passion for landscape and nature photography. In the past twenty years he has photographed places around the world with an infrared converted camera.
Ali MC
Ali MC
Ali MC
Ali MC
Australia
A former touring musician and producer, Ali MC is a photographer, writer and lecturer in law and criminology. He is also a regular contributor to Al Jazeera and has had his work featured extensively in a variety of publications internationally. Recent photographic projects include Rohingya refugees in Burma and Bangladesh, Khasi stone labourers in India, marginalised groups in Timor-Lesteand street scenes in Iran. In 2023 he launched H: A Love Story, a long form analogue ‘photographic audiobook’ and AV installation about homelessness and heroin addiction in his home city of Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). His portrait of Indigenous singer Archie Roach was selected in the 2021 national Bowness prize and a portrait of esteemed Indigenous actor Jack Charles shortlisted in the 2022 Australian Photography Awards. A collection of his protest photography was also recently acquired by the State Library of Victoria archives. Working predominantly in 35mm and medium format, Ali's work is grounded in research and academic study, holding a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History and a Masters in Human Rights Law.
Myrtie Cope
Myrtie Cope
Myrtie Cope
Myrtie Cope
United States
Myrtie Cope is an Atlanta photographer with a focus on architecture and nature. Ms. Cope completed the Summer Intensive and Advanced Intensive certificate programs at Rocky Mountain School of Photography. She is pleased to have both architectural and nature photos in several private and public collections around Atlanta including the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, Emory University Hospital, Broadstone Yards, and the Huntley on Park Avenue. Ms. Cope was honored to receive the Denis Diderot Scholarship to Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency in Orquevaux, France, in October 2021 and was accepted to the Atelier AIR artist residency in Dangeau, France for Fall 2023. Ms. Cope's work has been included in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her ongoing project photographing historic theaters in the Southeast - ''Second Act'' -was exhibited at Spalding Nix Fine Art in September-November 2021. Ms. Cope was the Nonprofessional winner of the Nature Category in the 19th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, and she recently won Honorable Mentions in both the Nonprofessional - Nature Category and the Architecture Category in the 20th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers which will be exhibited in Barcelona, Spain. Ms. Cope recently began combining her photography with her sewing skills by embroidering her photographs and creating quilts with cyanotypes on fabric. She is still exploring these techniques and discovering new ways of looking at photography.
Junichi Wajda
Junichi Wajda
Junichi Wajda
Junichi Wajda
Japan
I embarked on my photography journey in the late 1980s with Gamma Presse Images, later delving into innovative artistic approaches that unveil fresh paradigms. My focus shifted to captivating subjects like Book Shelves and Scenery, particularly the Gardens shaped by 15th-century Zen monk and ink painter, Sesshu Toyo. Renowned for his 50+ authenticated works, including six national treasures, Sesshu's tranquil gardens encapsulate intangible essence. While awe-inspiring, comprehending their profound impact requires diverse perspectives. My collection preserves these gardens, a tribute to Sesshu's artistry from six centuries ago. As contemporary observers explore these ancient realms, what revelations await their inquisitive gaze?
Phil Penman
Phil Penman
Phil Penman
Phil Penman
United Kingdom/United States
The British-born, New York-based photographer Phil Penman has documented the ever-changing scene of New York City’s streets for more than 25 years. In his career as a news and magazine photographer, with a large body of work in such publications as The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Review of Books, among others, he has photographed major public figures and historical events. In particular, his reportage following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center has featured on NBC’s Today show, as well as on the BBC, History Channel, and Al Jazeera, and his images have been included in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s archives. His work covering the pandemic lockdown in New York City has been acquired by the U.S. Library of Congress, whose collection holds work by such great Depression-era documentarians as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange. Besides showing at Leica galleries in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, and London, Penman’s signature street photography has appeared in international exhibitions as far afield as Venice, Berlin, and Sydney. He also tours the world teaching workshops on photography for Leica Akademie. He was recently named among the “52 Most Influential Street Photographers,” alongside such legends as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Diane Arbus, and Garry Winogrand. Penman’s first book, Street, published in 2019, became a best-seller and was featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Ellen Stern
Ellen Stern
Ellen Stern
Ellen Stern
United States
Ellen Stern was a fashion photographer in New York and Milan working for magazines, designers and advertising agencies. She was adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art teaching the summer photography program in Paris, France. Since 2008, Stern has been Associate Professor at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Thomas Crauwels
Thomas Crauwels
Thomas Crauwels
Thomas Crauwels
Switzerland
I live at the service of these impetuous guardians of the eternal snows. Watching their light, vibrating to the rhythm of their beauty has become second nature. I like to live these moments of contemplation of panoramas both frozen and changing, which feed me with their greatness. In these moments, I taste peace and melt into the landscape. When the clouds are absent, when my gaze goes on forever and I can let my inspiration flow freely. Without any particular goal. Just to live. To let myself be carried. At other times, I become a truth hunter. I look for the ephemeral moments. The coming storm. The elements colliding. The wind, the air, the rock, creating a chaos that engulfs me in intense and intoxicating sensations. These minutes where I hold my breath so much they are nimbered of a perfection which exceeds me and carries me in a different space. A space that my eye and its accomplice, my camera, know how to capture. Suddenly, everything calms down. Just after the fin of the world, the revelation of another world arrives. Before my amazed gaze, my senses on the alert, the clouds are torn apart like the curtain rises on a new show. The highest summits are adorned with another light, a new contrast. Nature creates before my eyes. Trembling with an inner joy, I try to capture impermanence. It is like a miracle always renewed. Just after the storm, when the first rays of sunlight illuminate the peaks with their royal light. My daily life is punctuated by the study of weather forecasts. Detecting the approach of the forces of nature. A subtle alliance between intuition and the rational study of the elements. I am at one with nature, who is the chief creative artist...and I the humble craftsman. Mixture of experience and naivety, dancing alchemy of summits and elements, fusion between nature and the human being that I am. Who am I in front of all this? A stardust, present, vibrating, panting in the heart of the mystery of life. I aspire to the mastery of the moment which however escapes... In the end, should I really try to control the moment? When I have everything in place with rigor and yet failure looms, I let my heart speak. And then, sometimes, the miracle happens. This miracle that floods me with joy. I am happy to share with you some of the nuggets I brought back from these journeys to the end of my dreams... My quest for an ever-renewed perfection, nature has offered it to me so that I can offer it to you in turn. I hope you will have as much pleasure in dreaming in front of these photos as I had in looking for the perfect moment, the right moment.
Fabien Dendiével
Fabien Dendiével
Fabien Dendiével
Fabien Dendiével
France
Fabien Dendiével was born in Paris : as a lonely child, he kept himself busy with drawing futuristic urban panoramas and joined the Louvre art school. At the same time, his father introduced him to film photography and Fabien trained as an autodidact. His practice intensifies when he switches to medium format cameras, mastering the light and the frame of his subject as closely as possible. Empty spaces and stripped-down compositions are his favorite exercise, as a method to enhance showing the invisible. Whether it's the great outdoors of the American West or modern architecture, he treats the composition of his shot like a scene in a movie, waiting for the light to reveal the best of the scenery. Fabien's work remains confidential for some time until he finally decides to produce and sell large format prints in 2019.
Cyrus Cornut
Cyrus Cornut
Cyrus Cornut
Cyrus Cornut
France
Trained as an architect, the photographer's work primarily revolves around the city—its form, transformations, imprints, empty spaces, and the human behaviors it elicits. In 2006, his inaugural exploration of Chinese cities debuted at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles under the artistic direction of Raymond Depardon. He became a member of the Picturetank cooperative agency in 2007, remaining with them until its closure in 2017. In 2010, as part of the France 14 group, he presented "Travelling to the Outskirts," a project delving into the landscapes of mass housing in Île-de-France. Since 2011, his research has extended to the role of plants not only in the urban setting but also in rural landscapes. Presently, he is immersed in the creation of a 4x5 medium format collection, affording him a deliberate examination of urban transformations in both Asia and France. Additionally, he is engaged in a more artistic body of work, blending drawing, engraving, and photography.
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