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Dorthe Alstrup

Dorthe Alstrup was born and grew up in Denmark. She earned a BA in advertising and editorial photography from Kent Institute of Art and Design in England and an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and participated in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Dorthe was a Fall 2005 Hey, Hot Shot! winner and won First Prize in Center's 2008 Singular Image Awards in the color category. Dorthe has exhibited work in Australia, Denmark, Canada, England, Japan, and the U.S.

Dorthe now lives in Denmark with her husband, Keith, and baby daughter, Maya Kirstine.

Leah Benetti

Leah Benetti left "Crystal Court" the trailer park she grew up in, to study photography at Emily Carr University, an institution that has churned out artists far, far, more famous than her. Career highlights include having Cindy Sherman select her work to be in a show at The Sean Kelly Gallery, being show alongside the Group of Seven (kind of a big deal in Canada) and spending months on end in budget hotels in the southern United States for the most bizarre paying job ever. She was born in, and still lives in, Vancouver.

Joseph Holmes

Joseph O. Holmes was born in 1954 and raised in a tiny factory town in rural Pennsylvania where his father taught him how to develop photos in the home darkroom. His photographs have hung in dozens of solo and group shows around the world are are currently on display in Shanghai and Eastern Europe. His "amnh" series appears in the collection "Photography Now: 100 Portfolios."

Among other awards, Joe has been honored with a Curator's Commendation at the Houston Center for Photography (2010), first prize in MPLS Photo Center's 2010 Portraits Exhibition, Honorable Mention in the Silver Eye Gallery's Fellowship Competition (2008), Honorable Mention in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition (2007), and Honorable Mention in the Photographic Center Northwest's 12th Annual Competition (2007). He was a Top 50 (2010) and Finalist (2007, 2012) in Critical Mass/Photolucida and twice invited to the Review Santa Fe juried portfolio review (2007, 2010).

Joe's images appear on book covers by Saul Bellow, Ha Jin and Andrew Vachss, and have been featured in print publications including Photo District News, Real Simple, American Photo, Voyeur (Australia), Digital Photo (Russia), Resource, and Photography Monthly (UK).

Joe is represented by Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City and wall space gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara.