In the early nineties, during a safari holiday, Steve Bloom began photographing animals, and within a short time he had swapped his established city career for the precarious life of an international travelling photographer. Steve Bloom’s concern for the environment is strongly evident in his wildlife images. He strives to capture the animal’s spirit, and blur the lines separating different species. His photographs of people reveal a compassionate understanding of his subjects, evident in his books Living Africa and Trading Places: The Merchants of Nairobi.
He has won international awards for his work, including The Power of Photography Award, The Golden Eye of Russia, and Lucie Awards. Numerous magazine publishers such as Life, Time, Terre Sauvage, National Geographic, Geo, Airone, and Geographic, as well as many photographic publications, have featured his pictures. His own books have been published internationally in over seventy editions.
Hans was born in 1955 in Marmaverken, Sweden. Over the years Hans has had the entire world as his workplace. Photographing everything from the vast expanses of the Arctic, to steaming rainforests and dry deserts. His work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions and published in many international photography magazines. He has received several awards for his photography, including the Hasselblad Master Award in 2008. He has published 3 books with landscape photographs.
Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson
Sisse and Cotton are two highly experienced photographers who have photographed over 50 stories for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler. Both Sisse and Cotton have been awarded prizes by Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, White House Press Photographers Association, and Communication Arts.
Steve is recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, and has won many of photography’s top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, Steve, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Steve’s work has been featured in every major magazine in the world and frequently appears in National Geographic magazine with recent articles on Tibet, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and the temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia. McCurry is driven by an innate curiosity and sense of wonder about the world and everyone in it. He has an uncanny ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories of human experience. “Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face. I try to convey what it is like to be that person, a person caught in a broader landscape, that you could call the human condition.”
Magnus' pictures have been published in National Geographic Magazine and numerous of others international magazines. Among Magnus’ awards we would like to point out the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He has written and co-written eight books spanning from the Arctic, eco-tourism, and large carnivores, that have been published in many different languages.
Magnus has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, has participated in more than forty expeditions to the Far North, and receiced a number of awards, for example WWF's Panda Book of the Year 2009, National Geographic - Best Feature 2007, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2003, Swedish Publishing Awards 2003, WWF's Panda Book of the Year 2003 and WWF's Panda Book of the Year 1994.