AiR - Artists in Residence
Bruce Gilden was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. He is an American street photographer. He is best known for his candid close-up photographs of people on the streets of New York City, using a flashgun. He has had various books of his work published, has received the European Publishers Award for Photography and is a Guggenheim Fellow. Gilden has been a memeber of Magnum Photos since 1998. The photographic style of Bruce Gilden is defined by the dynamic accent of his pictures, his special graphic qualities, and his original and direct manner of shooting the faces of passers-by with a flash. Gilden’s powerful images in black and white and now in color have brought the Magnum photographer worldwide fame.
- Boris Mikhailov was born in Ukraine in 1938. His challenging and provocative work has documented human beings and everyday life in post-communist Eastern Europe, during and after the demise of the Soviet Union. Over the years, Mikhailov developed his signature style in photography, and as a result, has been awarded the Hasselblad Award and the Spectrum Prize for his achievements in photography. His work has been exhibited, among others, at MoMA (New-York), Tate Modern (London), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Museo Madre (Naples). He lives and works between Berlin and Kharkov.
- Midge Wattles (b. 1990) is an American artist based in New York. Inspired by her interests in art history and the origins of images, she uses photography as a tool to trace a historical or personal lineage throughout each of her series. Her recent work explores the elements of light, time, and surface as both the material and subject of her images.