Artists – Spiti Photo Journey 2015

 Selected Artists for Spiti Photo Journey 2015

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Ankita Srivastava, India

Ankita is a visual artist, thinker and educator. She lives and works out of Bangalore, India. She has keen interests in Music, Dance, Nature and Yoga. Having a background in Art and Design founded in Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Times of India Group and many other organizations- She has chosen to work at the confluence of art, design and learning and is passionate about working with children in creative education space using art as a tool and medium of engagement.

Brittney Farrow, USA

Brittney is an artist from Minnesota, currently studying 2-dimensional art and graphic design at St. Cloud State University where she will soon receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts.  Her passion for travel and bringing to light yet-to-be-told stories of people and places everywhere push her photography and goal of becoming a photo journalist.   Farrow draws inspiration for her work from people who are thriving and surviving in the challenges of everyday circumstances the world over.  She imagines her life as a photo journey, meeting as many of these people as she can, to give form in images and words to the often overlooked and beautiful moments of their days.

Daniel Ciufo, UK

Daniel is a Fashion and Documentary Photographer. Born and bred in North West London. He has travelled extensively on assignments to a wide variety of Countries. Using the resulting images for photo books and prints. His current photo book ‘Hacketts’ Yard’ is due for release late 2015. His friendly and relaxed approach enables him to produce honest and engaging work.

Doris Charest, Canada

Mixed media is Doris’ favorite form of painting.  She loves exploring with textures, shapes, and a more contemporary look.  Nature and the world around her inspires Doris. Doris Charest’s work is featured in the American Magazine: Sommerset Studio and British Magazine: Leisure Painter. She won the Sylvie Brabant award in 2011 for her work in the art community.

Iesh Thapar, UK/ USA

Iesh is a New York / London based filmmaker and MFA degree candidate in Writing/Directing at Columbia University, School of the Arts. Prior coming to Columbia Iesh worked as an Assistant Director in the UK, and worked on an array of critically acclaimed projects. Iesh’s own short films have been well received at several international film festivals. Iesh is the recipient of the prestigious 2014/2015 BAFTA LA Scholarship and was awarded the top award.

Kathelijne Adriaensen, Belgium

Artist Kathelijne is born in Leuven in Belgium. After her Art Humanities, she earned a master’s degree in Art history at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.  She also studied free graphics, screen printing and digital imaging to the art school Watermael-Boitsfort in Brussel/ Belgium. A degree from 4 years Monumental free Arts at the Royal Academy (kaskadko) Antwerp Belgium. She sees her work as a study of the relationship between human being and nature and specifically how certain attitude to life as Buddhism and others handle it. Proximity is important. Acts in the landscape are through video, photo and drawings documented and recorded.

Navathej Katragadda, India

Navathej is a Hyderabad based lifestyle photographer who tries to show people around him, to look at things differently. He found photography as a medium to frame his memories and soon realized that is where his destiny lies. Now he juggles his work as a life style photographer covering weddings and events as well as feeding his craving passion of travel & documentary photography. He believes ‘Photography is one thing through which one can see the world as a better place’.

Nawaaz Ahmed, USA

Nawaaz is a writer and photographer based in the United States, a transplant from Tamil Nadu, India. In a previous life, he used to be a computer scientist, researching search algorithms for Yahoo. He got his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2011, where he received several Hopwood awards for his short fiction, non-fiction, and novel. He has also been the recipient of a Macdowell Fellowship. He currently lives in Brooklyn, working on his first novel “Sings Like A Bird” and his photography, and is the fiction editor for Jaggery, an online magazine of South Asian writing. He is also currently experimenting with computer-generated art and text, hoping to put to good use his years of experience in software programming and knowledge of computer science.

Sandra D’Souza, India

Sandra is a nomad, currently living in a fishing village in south Goa, experimenting with the art of image making and exploring different genres of photography. She is documenting the fishing practices of “RAMPONKARS”, the traditional fishermen of Goa. She is actively involved with ART ESCAPE a platform for the arts and is the in house photographer for all their events. She does pro bono work for a couple of NGOS in South Goa. Her interest lies in street photography, temple towns, textures and doors as subjects for making images. She has been a part of a group exhibition in Mumbai called Design Stack in 2011.

Sarah Seulki Oh, South Korea/ USA

Sarah is a New-York based independent producer who is currently pursing an MFA in Creative Producing at Columbia University’s graduate film program. She was awarded the 2014 HBO Films Young Producers Production Award, Arthur Krim Memorial Award and the Academy Foundation Internship Award. This year she is the recipient of the Entertainment Partners (EP) Best Producing Award for her thesis film ‘Two Sisters’. She has produced numerous short films internationally, in Italy, Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States that have played at festivals worldwide.

Teresa Camozzi, USA

Teresa is an artist, born near the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, then immigrating to the United States. For the past forty 35 years she is residing at San Francisco, California, and have worked with highly specialized collaborative teams and selection committees to produce over 400 site-specific photography, sculpture and mixed-media art commissions internationally. She is committed to creating artwork that thoughtfully activates public spaces in order to foster civic engagement and meaningful reflection. Transferring her skills from art and management, she has refocused her attention to documentary photography.  Over the past five years she has documented people and cultures in Cuba, Mexico, China and soon in India later this year. Her emphasis on the marginalized has enabled her connections with women and violence, transgender community, health, education and ecology.

Vika Adutova, USA

Vika was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1982. In her work, Vika combines light, sound, video projection and abstract sculpture to create rich spatial experiences that explore time and duration. She completed her BFA at FIT, New York, in 2009. Vika participated in group shows, festivals, and residencies internationally, including Curious Matter, The Wassaic Project, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.