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Miha Colner

(1978) is an art historian who works in different fields of contemporary art as an independent curator, writer, editor and lecturer. Specialised in photography, video and other forms of media art he is engaged in number of local and international projects focusing on research, analysis and curatorial presentation of significant currents in recent art making. Since 2006 he has been working as a curator and programme coordinator at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography (based in Ljubljana and Vienna), non-profit organisation focused on exploring and presenting contemporary photography and artists' moving image. Since 2005 he has been contributing articles, interviews and essays to number of newspapers, magazines, radio programmes, and specialised publications. Currently he is a lecturer of Modern and Contemporary Art (20th and 21st century) at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia / Italy). He lives and works in Ljubljana.

www.mihacolner.com


Allan Parker

is a Senior lecturer on the MA and BA Photography courses at the University of Westminster in London. He is also a visiting artist at Srishti College in Bangalore, India. He has created a wide range of photographic work in a variety of situations, his portraits have been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has also curated and designed a number of exhibitions including Material Light, due to open at the Cultural Centre of Belgrade this summer.

www.allanforresterparker.co.uk


Andrew L. Strout

is Professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History where he established the photography program in 1978. He was born in Niagara Falls NY and earned his bachelor’s degree in photography and sociology. Prior to coming to Oklahoma, he was the photography coordinator for Earl Brydges Artpark in Lewiston NY. His wife Lilly is from India which led to his interest in photography and his dedication to documenting the emerging culture that follows industrialization. Visions of Quiet Dignity portrays images made between 1974 and 2011. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as India, Serbia, Montenegro and Taiwan, where he was selected as a distinguished scholar by the national government. His work continues to explore other Asian cultures and the historical influence it has had on the west.

www.andrewstrout.com


Seçkin Tercan

Born in Cyprus, Kyrnea, 1978. Attended Mimar Sinan University, Fine Arts Faculty, Photography Department, in 1995. Attended MA degree program in the same University in 2000. He obtained his MA degree with the thesis “ Evolution of Stereoscopic Photography and Applications Today” in 2003. He started Phd in the same University 2004. He obtained his PhD degree with the thesis “Fictional Portrait in Art of Photography” in 2008. He is working as an Associate Professor in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Photography Department. Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

www.seckintercan.com


Ivana Tomanovic

was born in 1971 in Novi Sad. From 1994 to 1999 she studied at the Academy of Film and Television (FAMU) in Prague - department of Photography, where she received a Master’s degree in photography. Since 2001, she has been working in the magazine for the culture of photography - ReFoto (Belgrade). First as deputy editor in chief, from 2003 to 2011 as editor in chief, from 2011 to 2013 as an associate, and since October 2013 she is in the function of the executive editor. She is an associate professor at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, where she teaches photography at the Department of Fine Arts - study program photography and also teaches at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade - department for photography. Regularly lectures on the visual aesthetics of photography and she participated in numerous panel discussions in the various festivals, workshops and conferences dedicated to photography and the visual arts.

www.ivanatomanovic.com