WHO? My name is Gloria and I am simply someone that loves to go out and take pictures in this world. Life is too short; this is something I learned at an early age when I lost my father after a long illness. This has influenced my way of seeing life. In photography, you materialize who you are. I just try to enjoy every minute.
WHO? I was born in a village in Jutland, Denmark in 1990. I began to take pictures in the early 2000s.
WHO? My name is Graeme Heckels, I’m a self-taught street photographer, originally from Newcastle in the UK, but thanks to some awe inspiring travel experiences in my early 20’s that fueled my curiosity to explore the world, an adventurous (perhaps nomadic!) spirit and realization that the grey UK winters weren’t for me, I was inspired to follow my dreams to migrate to Sydney where a lived for a number of years, before eventually settling Bangkok eight years ago.
WHO? My name is Betty Goh, born and bred in Singapore. I have been photographing on the streets for about 2-3 years. My passion is mainly on abstract street photography – focusing on urban streets, colours, graphics, reflections, shadows, silhouettes and lines.
WHO? My name is Nana Kofi Acquah. I was born in Elmina, 200 metres from where the first slave castle was built in sub-saharan Africa. I grew up in Tema and Accra, and at age 12, I fell in love with poetry, and painting shortly after. I discovered photography when I worked in advertising. I took off as a commercial photographer but quickly realised I could do more with my photographs than sell soap and sex.
The way I approach photography has changed quite drastically over the past years. I started out rigorously adhering to all the rules of traditional street photography, but I ended up feeling too restricted by them. I do like candid moments and I will never do a lot of post-processing, though. I love the idea that a photo is a bit like a fingerprint of reality, and even though I have influenced it a certain way by selecting a particular moment, framing it a certain way, reacting to it, I still like the sense that it’s a slice of life that I cut from reality and stored in my camera.
WHO? I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1979. During my childhood and teenage years I spent many hours in front of the TV watching movies and TV shows. I went to a technical high school and studied advertising and ironically the only subject I ever avoided was photography.
WHO? My name is Sandra Hernández. I was born in Mexico City and grew up in Querétaro, a colonial city (UNESCO Heritage) located in the center of the country. Almost fifteen years ago I moved to Canada and for nearly ten years I lived and worked in Quebec city. Soon after I lived in Colombia, and for the last four years I have been living a nomadic life, between Mexico (my base), Canada and my trips.