WHO? My name is Pierre Belhassen, I was born and raised in Paris and currently live in Marseille, France. After studying cinema, I started taking pictures in 2006. After a long apprenticeship in analog black and white, I started working in color in 2012. Today I work as a freelance photographer.
WHO? As a photographer, I was born in New York on September 11, 2001. I was only a few blocks away when the second tower of the World Trade Center collapsed after the attack. All of downtown Manhattan was subsequently evacuated by the police and I, like tens of thousands of others, left the borough via the Brooklyn Bridge. It was an oppressive atmosphere. We walked across the bridge in silence as the column of smoke grew behind us. I held onto my camera, which I had with me. It was that moment that made me realize how short life can be and that from now on, I’d best live it that way, by doing what I like.
WHO? My name is Francesca Tiboni, I am from a little village near Garda Lake, Italy, and I now reside in Cagliari, Sardinia. I am an optimist by choice, in love with humanity, and I photograph everything I like; I’m interested in different life experiences and perspectives.
WHO? My name is Dan Baker and I live at the seaside – between two small towns that have collided called Grimsby and Cleethorpes, located on the North East coast of the UK. I’ve always been drawn towards the creative process and I stumbled into photography when I was at college. I fell in love with the medium, carrying it on to degree level and not putting down a camera since.
WHO? My name is Brad Jones. I’m a photographer living in Brooklyn, New York. I was born in Springfield, Missouri, and grew up in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee. I’ve worked as a design and publication photographer since graduating from art school. I came to street photography with a background in photographing in controlled studio environments.
WHO? My name is Anna Biret, I was born in soviet Poland where I found my calling in the spatial perception and geometric patterns of architecture. After finishing my studies in architecture, I moved to Paris, where I have lived ever since.
WHO? I’m B Jane Levine and I live in the northeast of the United States. I grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey, a short bus ride from New York City. I trained as a biochemist to be an observer and a practitioner of a rigorous scientific practice. I left research behind in order to give more attention to the needs of my family and after a few years and some personal hardships, I took an interest in photography and began taking classes at International Center of Photography.
WHEN? Whenever I’m sick of sitting in front of a computer, I like taking my camera outside. Because I don’t need to concentrate on anything else when taking pictures, I feel relaxed. I don’t plan on shooting photos as I believe the best moments always happen when we expect less.
WHO? I’m Jenna Mulhall-Brereton, a photographer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the US. Born in Ireland to an Irish father and an American mother, I have lived in the US since I was an infant.
I was captivated by documentary photography from a very young age but didn’t seriously pick up a camera until my mid-20s. Photography has been a big part of my life these past 25 years.
WHO? My name is Jonathan Jacquet. I am from Bouillon, a little Belgian town near the French border. I was living in Brussels and I am now based in Liège, where I studied photography in the early 2000s. For photography and music, I’am better known as Dialekte on the net.