EUGENIA MAXIMOVA was born in Ruse, Bulgaria. She graduated in journalism and communication science at the University of Vienna. In 2005 she discovered her interest in photography after the sudden death of her mother. Photography helped her to escape the reality of her loss, to overcome the shock and lessen the pain. Her conceptual works show the influence of her journalistic interest. Although they differ from the traditional concept of photojournalism, she brings to light the live of others, communicates the socio- political models and tendencies and examine their consequences for society and culture. Her clients include: GEO, National Geographic, Die Zeit, Moscow News, The Guardian. Eugenia’s work is represented by The Anzenberger Gallery/Agency. Exhibitions (selection): 2013 ImageSingulières Festival, Sete, France, 2013 See New Perspectives exhibition tour, Berlin, Zagreb, 2013 Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria, 2014 “Photosynthesis” Fine Art Center- Sofia, Bulgaria. www.emaxphotography.com
REINER RIEDLER was born in Gmunden, Austria in 1968. He studied ethnology and attended a college for photography in Vienna. He later decided to dedicate himself solely to photography and studied image sciences at the Danube University of Krems. As a traveller, he visits the peripheries of our habitats, always searching for the fragile beauty of human existence with all its desires and abysses. His most recent work deals with fundamental questions of existence. Exhibitions (selection): EB Galerie, Zürich; Miami Airport Art Center; Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg; Salons d’Honneur of the Town Hall Levallois, Paris; Sirius Art Center, Cork; Somerset House, Positive View Foundation, London; MOP, Denver; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.
KLAUS PICHLER was born in Vienna 1977 and raised in Judenburg in Styria. During his studies of landscape architecture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Klaus Pichler had already developed an intense interest in photography. The decision to devote himself exclusively to photography took place after graduation. Numerous national and international exhibitions and awards followed. Exhibitions (selection): San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose; Alliance Francaise, Nairobi; Kunsthalle Krems, Krems; United Photo Industries Gallery, New York; Museum of Natural History, Vienna; United Nations FAO Headquarter, Rom; Houston International Centre for Photography, Houston; Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi; Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast; ‘Voices Off’ Festival, Arles; Joy Wai Gallery, New York www.kpic.at
ANDREW PHELPS is an American photographer who has been living in Europe since 1990. His work is influenced by the cross-cultural lifestyle he now leads, dividing his time between the deserts of Arizona and the Alps of Austria. He works as a curator and board member of the GALERIE FOTOHOF in Salzburg. His personal work is represented by the ROBERT MORAT GALERIE in Hamburg, GALERIE BRUNNHOFER in Linz, GALERIE JO VAN DE LOO in Munich, and he works closely with the Berlin-based agency, ART LOVE AFFAIR. Along with a constant pursuit of new work, Andrew keeps a blog about special-edition photography books called BUFFET. Andrew is a member of the PIECE OF CAKE project.