2013 Emerging Pro: Finalists

Maria Burns Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image. Maria found her niche combining her newfound art with her love of psychology, Read more…

Maria Burns Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image. Maria found her niche combining her newfound... Read more

Finalist: Maya Ragazzo

Finalist Maya Ragazzo Bio: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maya Ragazzo is entering her sophomore year as a photography major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. James is Maya’s first film and attempt at clay animation. Raised in an artistic family, Maya is a painter and photographer, but has an increasing passion for Read more…

Finalist Maya Ragazzo Bio: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maya Ragazzo is entering her sophomore year as a photography major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. James is Maya’s first film and attempt at clay animation. Raised in an artistic family, Maya is a painter and photographer,... Read more

Finalist: Maria Burns

Finalist Maria Burns Bio: Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image. Maria found her niche combining her newfound art with her love Read more…

Finalist Maria Burns Bio: Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through... Read more

Finalist: Justin Lewis

Finalist Justin Lewis Bio: Mendocino, California, native Justin Lewis was raised in the raw and rustic Pacific Northwest, where he honed a keen eye for capturing images that instill wonder and inspire action. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, Justin has traveled to over fifty countries where he has woven photography seamlessly into his Read more…

Finalist Justin Lewis Bio: Mendocino, California, native Justin Lewis was raised in the raw and rustic Pacific Northwest, where he honed a keen eye for capturing images that instill wonder and inspire action. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, Justin has traveled to over fifty countries... Read more

Finalist: Julian Guzman

Finalist Julian Guzman Bio: Julian Guzman was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. Once Guzman graduated with a BA degree in design in Guadalajara, he enrolled in New York Film Academy’s two-year filmmaking conservatory program. During the summer between years, Guzman participated in an eight-week intensive screenwriting and still photography program. Currently in the process Read more…

Finalist Julian Guzman Bio: Julian Guzman was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. Once Guzman graduated with a BA degree in design in Guadalajara, he enrolled in New York Film Academy’s two-year filmmaking conservatory program. During the summer between years, Guzman participated... Read more

Finalist: Jonathan Brooks

Finalist Jonathan Brooks Bio: Jonathan Brooks is an award winning photographer, whose work has been exhibited in Miami, New York City, Amsterdam, and the United Kingdom. He has a BS degree in Advertising and Fine Art Photography from the University of Miami. Brooks recently launched Teach & Greet Bilingual Greeting Cards on CardGnome.com. He is Read more…

Finalist Jonathan Brooks Bio: Jonathan Brooks is an award winning photographer, whose work has been exhibited in Miami, New York City, Amsterdam, and the United Kingdom. He has a BS degree in Advertising and Fine Art Photography from the University of Miami. Brooks recently launched Teach &... Read more

Finalist: Christoph Gelfand

Finalist Christoph Gelfand Bio: Christoph Gelfand was raised in a small seacoast town called Newburyport, an hour north of Boston. Though fluent in video, he was trained on actual celluloid at The State University of New York at Purchase where he learned the importance of each frame. Gelfand develops documentaries and short form work to Read more…

Finalist Christoph Gelfand Bio: Christoph Gelfand was raised in a small seacoast town called Newburyport, an hour north of Boston. Though fluent in video, he was trained on actual celluloid at The State University of New York at Purchase where he learned the importance of each frame. Gelfand... Read more

Finalist: Casey Stein

Finalist Casey Stein Bio: Casey Stein fell into shooting at a very young age thanks to the influence of late 90’s skateboarding videos, and soon branched out to explore narrative storytelling and photography. His approach to shooting is direct, character driven, and motivated. Casey has been photographing narrative and commercial films for eight years. He’s Read more…

Finalist Casey Stein Bio: Casey Stein fell into shooting at a very young age thanks to the influence of late 90’s skateboarding videos, and soon branched out to explore narrative storytelling and photography. His approach to shooting is direct, character driven, and motivated. Casey has... Read more

Finalist: Andreas Gehrig

Finalist Andreas Gehrig Bio: Andreas Gehrig is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography. A native of Switzerland, he has been living in Johns Island, SC, with his wife and son for over two years. Photography has been a passion of Gehrig’s for many years, with his primary interests being Read more…

Finalist Andreas Gehrig Bio: Andreas Gehrig is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography. A native of Switzerland, he has been living in Johns Island, SC, with his wife and son for over two years. Photography has been a passion of Gehrig’s for many years,... Read more

2013 Emerging Pro Maria Burns

Maria Burns Location: Brooklyn Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at the University of Bern before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Burns began exploring human nature through images. She found her niche combining her newfound Read more…

Maria Burns Location: Brooklyn Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at the University of Bern before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Burns began exploring human nature through images. ... Read more

2013 Emerging Pro Alexander Hankoff

Alexander Hankoff Location: New York Featured Contender Alexander Hankoff’s film Seizure is a frenetic display of high-concept fashion, which was shot with a RED ONE MX camera. Using abrupt cuts and integrating still images, stop motion and motion capture, Hankoff created a unique hybrid film. He explains the story behind the film: “I initially shot Read more…

Alexander Hankoff Location: New York Featured Contender Alexander Hankoff’s film Seizure is a frenetic display of high-concept fashion, which was shot with a RED ONE MX camera. Using abrupt cuts and integrating still images, stop motion and motion capture, Hankoff created a unique hybrid film. He explains the story... Read more
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