A true child of the sun, Jean Pagliuso was born and raised in the American state of California. After graduating from the UCLA College of Fine Arts in 1963, Pagliuso went on to work at Mademoiselle in New York as an assistane art director. Returning back to her native West Coast, she then dabbled in the work of office interiors at the firm of Morganelli Meumann & Associates.
Born in the Vosges Mountains of France, French photographer Vincent Munier has always been in touch with nature. Fascinated by vast wild spaces, he chose photography as a tool to express his dreams, emotions and numerous encounters. Munier's work predominantly features animals in their natural habitats among the vast regions of mysterious countries. Ever a tireless traveler, he still regularly returns to his homelands in the Lorraine region and the Vosges.
A native upstate New Yorker, the prodigious Steve Miller has undoubtedly made a name for himself in the world of photography. Over the past 32 years Miller has not only presented more than thirty solo exhibitions at institutions in the United States, China, France, Germany and Brazil but also contributed to numerous magazines, including the Brazilian periodicals Istoé, Veja, Isto É and Trip. This international recognition is absolutely deserved
Born on the French island of Corsica, awe-inspiring artist Ange Leccia is not only an expert behind the lens, but also extremely skilled with a paintbrush in his hand. Before transitionin into the realm of photography, Leccia completed his studies in fine arts and started a dual pathed career as a visual arts and filmmaker. Beginning his career with a residency at the French Academy in Rome, Leccia developed a reflection on the vocabulary of cinema in his movies, ultimately playing on formal elements to change perception.
Nature has always been a significant part of American photographer Sheila Murphy's life. For example, it played a large role in one of her earliest memories-- sharing a small backyard tree with a curious brown songbird. Murphy's early fascination with the natural world unfurled and further developed as she did, extending beyond her Atlanta backyard and into the forest and hills of North Georgia.
If you are looking for the epitome of a well-rounded artist, well look no further than Clifford Ross. In 1974, Ross began his career as a painter and sculptor. In years previously, he had dedicated his higher education to learning the ins and outs of art history and art, but in 1995 he drifted away from painting towards photography and other media.
An intrepid traveler from a young age, Bertrand Lacaze was raised in Paris and traveled in the African continent at the age of five. After completing international business studies in France and Germany, Lacaze went on to lead a successful career as a visual merchaniser in the fashion industry. This profession gradually brought him into the world of luxury, where he has worked with Fendi and our very own founder, Anne Fontaine.
As the essential Brazilian contingent of our contributing photographers, Claudia Jaguaribe is the perfect mix of Brazil's two iconic cities: Rio de Janeiro, where she was born, and São Paolo, where she lives and works now. Jaguaribe's work is a mixture of photography, video and the Internet, and focuses on representing different aspects of contemporary society.
A fine art photographer hailing from across the Atlantic, Martine Fougeron is a veritable French import to the United States. Born and raised in Paris, Fougeron studied at the Lycée Français de New York at Wellesley College and then returned home to study at Science Po in Paris. After all this travel between the city that never sleeps and the city of lights, she finally settled on New York, and for the last ten years has been working as photographer in Manhattan.
Photographic phenomenon Rafael Y. Herman was born in the Negev desert of Be'er Sheva, Israel, and his interesting upbringings have definitely informed the art that he produces. In his innovative photography project Bereshit - Genesis, revealed to the public in 2007, Herman created a singular series of photographs that portray the trees of the Negev desert. While these photographs may appear to be taken in the daylight, Herman actually shot the trees solely in the presence of moonlight, and without the aid of electronic or digital manipulation.