The publisher Lewis Chaplin (Here Press) describes the author: "2041 is an 83-year-old man, and this code name comes from his conscription number of the Second World War. He chose this number for his Flickr account. He is a retired engineer but has a history close to the theater. His wife, a musician, is not aware of his fetishist passion and he absolutely wants to remain anonymous, never to show his face. "
Photo: © self-portrait
Michael Ackerman is an American photographer member of the French agency Agence VU. He his based in Berlin and is represented by Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris.
In 1998, he is the recipient of the "Infinity Award for Young Photographer" by the ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York. His work about the city of Benares in India, published in France by Robert Delpire as "End Time City" in 1999, is a shock for a lot of people and remains a reference among photobooks today. The book received the Prix Nadar in France.
He has also published "Fiction" (Nathan / Delpire, 2001), "Half Life" (Delpire, 2010) and more recently "Hunger - Epilogue" (VOID, 2019).
© Portrait by Lorenzo Castore on the Rencontres d'Arles festival's website
Jun Ahn is a South-Korean photographer, mainly known for the self-portraits made from the roofs and windows of high-rise buildings. This work was published in the photobook "Self-Portrait" (Akaaka, 2018).
She alos published in 2018 "One Life" with Case Publishing, a series of photographs of apples frozen and levitating in mid-air, that she considers a work on exposing transcendence and an expression of her vision of life as a process towards death...
© Self-portrait from the eponymous "Self-Portrait" series
Yoshida Akihito is a Japanese photographer. After a short career in teaching he established himself as a documentary photographer.
He self-published "Brick Yard" in 2014, "Tannery" in 2016 and - in collaboration with RPS (Reminders Photography Stronghold) - "The Absence of Two" in 2017. This last book was released in a second edition by Editions Xavier Barral in 2019.
© Portrait taken from the artist's website.
Romy Alizée is a young French photographer, she learns photography while modeling for many photographers such as Ren Hang, Laurent Benaim or Anders Petersen.
In 2016, she decides to go to the other side and lays her own eyes on nudity and sexuality, with a queer / feminisit approach, where she is often her own model. Romy is part of Studio Hans Lucas.
She has self-published several zines, and in 2018 she publishes her first photobook "Furie" with Maria Inc.
© Portrait by Patrick Cockpit
AM projects is set up by independent photographers as a space to manifest themselves internationally as a likeminded group via jointly curated exhibitions and publications.
AM projects is a collective journey, a tireless production line of very individualistic photographic works pursued by authors who are committed to and involved in their own separate creative processes.
The members of the collective have evolved since creation. The members as of September 1st, 2018 are: Alexander Binder, Laura Rodari, Olivier Pin-Fat, Yoshi Kametani and Thomas Vandenberghe.
Former members include Tiane Doan na Champassak, Aaron McElroy, Daisuke Yokota, Gert Jochems, Ester Vonplon and Antony Cairns.
© Picture taken from the group's FB page
Christopher Anderson is an American photojournalist. He covered numerous conflict zones and political subjects in Afghanistan, Israel & Palestine, Iraq, Haiti, Venezuela. He was awarded a "Robert Capa Gold Medal" for a reportage on refugees fleeing Haiti in 1999, and two "World Press Photo Award".
© Portrait by Bill Phelps, taken from the World Press Photo website
Nuno Andrade is a Portuguese photographer. Initially trained as an architect, he pursues both activities.
He was awarded the « Prix HSBC pour la Photographie » in 2019, for his series "Ginjal" about an formerly famous restaurant that is now turned into a dance hall for third age people. It has been published under the same title by Editions Xavier Barral.
© Portrait taken from the online magazine "Connaissance des Arts" (photographer not credited)
Emi Anrakuji is a Japanese artist and photographer.
From the biography on the artist's website : « She studied oil painting in Tokyo. Soon after her graduation, she was diagnosed with a cerebral tumor which caused a severe degradation of her eyesight. (...) In the course of a decade-long recovery, she discovered that a camera can be a replacement of her eyes and began teaching herself photography. Anrakuji's obsession with the human body is a result, in part, from her long periods spent in a hospital. »
She has published several books, including "e hagaki / One Picture Book #40" (Nazraeli Press, 2007), "Ipy" (Nazraeli Press, 2008), and "Balloon Position" (Akaaka, 2019).
© Self-portrait taken from an article on Medium / Exposure Magazine