Christopher Morris began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine more than 25 years ago. Since then, he has been credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years covering the White House (from 2000 until 2009), and has expanded his portfolio to include work from the world of fashion.
In 2013 while photographing under-recognized living leaders of the Civil Rights movement, SHEILA PREE BRIGHT made a connection between young social activists taking a stand against the same struggles their parents and grandparent endured during the 1960’s. Her project 1960Now reflects on the similarities between then and now.
Doug DuBois’ project, My Last Day At Seventeen captures the bravado and adventure of childhood with an eye towards its fragility and inevitable loss. Made over a five year period in the town of Cobh, County Cork in Ireland, the photographs are faithful depictions of adolescent experience, during the a time of economic uncertainty and the anxious countenance of Irish youth.
Joe Riis' decade long project Yellowstone Migrations took him from being a field biologist to a wildlife photojournalist, during which he documented in photographs for the first time the long distance migrations of the hooved animals in the Yellowstone region. His work is currently featured in the May 2016 edition of National Geographic Magazine.
Graciela Iturbide. One of the premier artists of Latin America, Graciela Iturbide makes a rare public appearance at LOOK3. Join us for this special evening in her native Spanish language (translation to English provided.) Book signing to follow
Mary F. Calvert is an independent photojournalist committed to using photography to affect meaningful social change and is known for producing work on under-reported and neglected gender based, human rights issues. She believes that journalists have a duty to shine a light into the deepest recesses of the human experience and provide a mirror for society to examine itself.
Photo © Joseph M. Eddings Jr.
Olivia Bee established her career through sharing her photographs of youth culture on social media. Bee’s work is largely focused on her own life and that of her friends. Her first monograph, Olivia Bee: Kids in Love will be published by Aperture this spring. At age 22 she is the youngest artist to be on the LOOK3 stage.
Photo © Lou Bedlam
Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye uses his camera as a tool that allows him to document the world around him as he sees it. The images he produces speak to the human condition, addressing the myriad instances of suffering and injustice that he is witness to that are often overlooked.
The images in Binh Danh’s project, Reflections in the National Parks are created as full-plate daguerrotypes, celebrating the Centennial of the Parks while honoring the history of medium of photography and the giants in our field whose images of the natural world helped establish public lands for all to enjoy.
Portrait © Neil Babra
National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting has a gift for connecting us with the lives of animals and showing us the world through their eyes. Lanting’s mission is to use photography to help create leverage for conservation efforts ranging from local initiatives to global campaigns.
See Frans Lanting’s stunning natural history photographs hanging from the TREES on Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall and then hear him talk about his life and work.