Vanessa Winship is a British photographer based in London. She was born in Great Britain in 1960. Winship graduated from Westminster University in 1987. She studied cinema and photography. In 1995 she got a certificate of London College of Printing. Later Winship joined Paris Agence Vu.
For the last 10 years Winship she has been working in both London and Istanbul. Most of her projects are devoted to the Balkans, specially to Turkey and Bulgar. Winship won lots of prestigious photo awards. Thus Winship is a winner of World Press Photo (in 1998 and in 2008), Sony world Photography Awards, Godfrey Argent Prize, and many others.
Fazal Sheikh is an American photographer. He became famous for his pictures of people living in displaced communities in Africa, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Cuba and Afghanistan. One of his most interesting and moving projects called Ladli was executed in India. Sheikh was interested in the problem of status of women in modern India. The situation is pretty difficult over there. The number of abortions is extremely high in the country. Usually they have abortions when it is known that a woman is expecting a girl. “In the past, it was common for female babies to be killed at birth – often part of a midwife’s duties”. Children are kidnapped, raped and killed. Many of them are forced to prostitute. Slavery is also a common curse of the modern Indian society.
Carl Kleiner is a Swedish photographer known for his surreal images. He is one of those contemporary artists who can see extraordinary features of usual things. For example, one of his series is devoted to sculptures made of vegetables so that they remind cartoon models. In fact Kleiner doesn’t divide commercial commissions and personal projects. He is sure that both kinds of photography may affect each other. Thus if you compare his commercial projects with his Diary you would surprise to see insignificant difference existing between them.