3rd Annual Art of Expressions Artisans

One World In Focus
Cristina Mittermeier is one of the premier nature photographers in the world. As the chairperson of the ILCP, she has a particular dedication to endangered people and places around the world. She offers first and foremost a vehicle for raising awareness—the first step in inspiring change—and she does it with the deliberate use of her camera. Ultimately Mittermeier goes beyond the sound bite to reveal a story that offers hope. For examples of the photo essays she has crafted, please see her online portfolios at cristinamittermeier.com.

The Narrative Video
David McLain is a globe-trotting photojournalist who has built a career telling stories visually. He tells real stories of real people, most frequently for National Geographic, and he applies those same narrative skills to assignments for commercial clients that value the photojournalist’s passion for authenticity. Whomever he may be working for, McLain manages to tell his stories and communicate the power of real, decisive moments in a way that seems almost effortless. To see more of McLain’s work, visit his website at davidmclain.com.

Expressive Portraits
Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith has photographed both the famous and infamous, and he’s equally comfortable in-studio and on location. It’s his environmental-portrait prowess that allows him to tell much more about a person than could ever be gleaned from a simple headshot. The art of environmental portraits, in which the photographer uses the subject’s surroundings to add information and interest to an image, are Smith’s forte. See more of Smith’s amazing photographs on his website, briansmith.com.

All About Light
For Andy Katz, light often is the subject. Working in both color and black-and-white, whether it’s people, places or landscapes, Katz is able to transcend boundaries of simple subject classifications in order to craft images that are as much about light as they are about tangible subjects. From documenting foreign cultures to creating fine-art images of landscapes closer to home, he has a master’s understanding of the many subtleties of light. Learn more and see samples online at andykatzphotography.com.

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