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Juliane Eirich

Juliane Eirich was born in Munich in 1979. After finishing high school she interned with a fashion photographer in Miami. At the end of the internship, she knew she did not want to be a fashion photographer, but left certain that she wanted to pursue photography. Juliane went on to attend the Academy of Photographic Design in Munich and graduated in 2003.

Like many young photographers, she moved to New York City immediately after graduation. Also like many young photographers, she did not have an easy time in New York and a year later she moved to Hawaii, working at a vacation rental during the day and taking photographs at night. Later, she received a scholarship to show her work at Fotofest 2006 in Houston.

Since then, her work has been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Syria, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. It has been featured in publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Stern Magazine, and European Photography. She received many awards for her work, such as Flash Forward 2007 and 2008 and the Voiglaender New Talent Award 2007. In 2007, she received a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to live and work in Seoul, South Korea for one year, where she is currently working on a project about a German village in South Korea.

Roc Herms Pont

Although the name Roc Herms Pont sounds German, it is in fact Catalan; three monosyllables and three vowels is all he needs.

Borne of the Spanish constitution in 1978, he later discovered the world of photography when it became, thanks to digital cameras, the most mainstream form of artistic expression. He left his job as an art director at an advertising agency in order to pursue advertising photography, personal projects, and something akin to photojournalism.

He currently works as a freelancer within the world of design, advertising photography, and photojournalism.

Kate Orne

Kate Orne was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but is now based in New York City. For almost ten years she has largely focused on issues surrounding women and children in developing countries. From 1992-94 she was an editor at Interview magazine and since then has been a commercial photographer, specializing in portraiture and fashion.

In 2002, Orne established, an organization providing Afghan refugee children with access to education and their widowed mothers with micro loans and guidance on how to start their own businesses. It also provides food distributions in Kabul and Peshawar among refugees. Her work has been included in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Interview,, Arena, Vibe, Spin, Marie Claire, Dansk, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Tokion, +81, and Dune, among others. She has exhibited in the United States and abroad, in such venues and events as the Chelsea Art Museum and Review Santa Fe.

Derek Henderson

Derek Henderson was born in a rural town called Napier, in New Zealand. In a town where studying photography was not an option, he became an assistant for an advertising photographer in Auckland, New Zealand, going on to work in London. Wanting to work on more personal projects he returned to New Zealand and completed his second book, Mercy Mercer. Derek Henderson was a Hot Shot in the First Edition 2008 competition at Jen Bekman Gallery and has exhibited his work in shows worldwide.