WHO? My name is Jon Laytner. I am currently 32 years old.
WHO? My name is Irina Sokolova, I live in Saint Petersburg , Russia. I am a graduate philologist, travel manager and photographer. I started shooting pictures ten years ago with my son’s Nikon, and I became an absolutely addicted image maker very soon. There was not a serious photography institution in St Petersburg at that time, so I devoted myself to self education in art and visual practice.
WHO? I am French but have been living in the Netherlands for years. I studied engineering, first worked in Berlin and then ended up here. I always had fernweh, as the Germans say, and I invariably construed my jobs as mere tools to finance my travels. I am constantly thinking and scheming to organize future trips. 2020 has made this much harder and I am really eagerly waiting for less complicated times.
WHO? My name is Alexander Bronfer but everybody calls me just Bronfer. Born in the USSR and studied in St.Petersburg. After graduation I worked in Lithuania for several years and after that left for Israel. After my arrival I lived in kibbutz in South Israel where I fell in love with the Dead Sea region.
WHO? My name is José Tostes de Alvarenga, signed José Alvarenga. I was born in a middle size town, 200 km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a child, I was drawn to photography by my father who possessed a camera and loved to take pictures of the family in different places of the city.
WHO? A street photographer. A man with nothing special to say. Husband, father, Japanese businessman.
WHO? My full name is A B M Nayeem Siddiquee but people know me as Nayeem Jabaz. I am a very lazy person who is always late everywhere, loves to eat a lot and is happily single. I am 26 years old and was born from a middle class family in Chittagong, Bangladesh, where I grew up.
WHO? My name is Cam Crosland, otherwise known as “CJ” Crosland. I live in Surrey in the UK, close to London. I started out as a Modern History & Political Science graduate and musician working as a software tester. I’ve always been fascinated by visual art, my favourite artist being Edvard Munch, and wanted to create images which made me feel the same intensity as his paintings.
WHO? I was born in Lisbon and started photographing at the age of 20. My passion for photography was due to the amazement I felt when I recognized the ability that the photographs had to tell stories, facts or present beauty in such a reduced space and within 4 edges.
WHO? A wanderer. A traveller. A beer drinker. A music fan. A FC Nantes football fan. A humble photobook collector. A French man but most people believe I’m British till they hear my accent. A European. And I guess a photographer. Sometimes a street photographer. Sometimes a documentary photographer. And most of the times a bit of both at the same time.
WHO? I am a native New Yorker and a street photographer. I will always be a New Yorker, born and raised in Greenwich Village and Soho where I still live. I’ll be a New Yorker even if New York sinks to the bottom of the ocean and leaves me stranded on an ice floe.
WHO? My name is Mathias Wasik, but like many things in my life, this hasn’t always been the case. I was born as “Maciej” in socialist Poland but my parents changed my name after our family had escaped to West Germany in the mid-1980s. Decades later, in 2015, I moved to New York City with Emily, my Australian wife, and that’s – long story short – where my passion for street photography began