American photographer Roger Ballen has lived and worked in South Africa for most of his life, creating complex, psychologically disturbing photographs. His artwork is often populated with marginalized outcasts of society who are surrealist "actors" performing in nightmarish constructed environments that are filled with found objects, graffiti, drawing, sculpture, and living and dead animals.
Fernando Banzi is a Brazilian journalist, photographer and professor.
His work was presented at the PHotoEspaña 2018 festival in Madrid.
In 2019, he published "Types" in the BeSpoke collection of Editions Bessard, a series about the perception in history of the skin colors among the Brazilian populations.
© Portrait taken from the artist's Facebook page
Ofir Barak is a photographer born and based in Jerusalem. Since 2014, he is working on a project about religions in Jerusalem, Israel. His work largely concentrates on the three major Abrahamic religions in the city - Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the people behind them.
Ofir self-published the book Mea Shearim - The Streets in 2017 about the Haredi / orthodox Jew neighborhood of Mea Shearim.
Mandy Barker is an English photographer based in Leeds.
Her work on marine plastic waste has received worldwide recognition. Her project Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet 2017; and her book published by Overlapse was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Prize 2018.
Mandy Barker has been published in many major magazines and newspapers (TIME, The Guardian, National Geographic, Wired, etc.) and exhibited in many museums and spaces dedicated to photography (The Victoria & Albert Museum and The Photographers Gallery in London, The Aperture Foundation and the United Nations Headquarters in New York).
Poulomi Basu is an Indian transmedia artist, photographer and activist. Her work has been recognised, by the United Nations and Amnesty International among others, for advocatins women's rights (in particular towards tolerance for menstruations through Blood Speaks).
She photographs and documents the daily life and resilience of people and communities. Her wark has been widely publish and exhibitied throughout the world, and has also received critical acclaim and many awards.
In 2019, she publishes "Centralia" with Dewi Lewis, « a hallucinatory reflection where an invisible conflict between a guerilla army, an indigenous people and the Indian state is associated with wider issues of environmental degradation » as art historian Emilia Terracciano wrote in 1000words magazine.
© Portrait taken from the website of the World Press Photo Foundation (not credited)
Brigitte Bauer is a German photographer living in France since 1987; she graduated from École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, and is teaching photography at École Supérieure des beaux-arts in Nîmes.
Brigitte has published several personal projects and has been part - among other collective projects - in the following exhibitions / books : France(e) Territoire Liquide (exhibition at "Tri Postal" in Lille, France), Paysages français, une aventure photographique (1984-2017) (exhibition at BNF, Paris) and Marseille vu par 100 photographes (Archives Départementales, Marseille).